After a few races, you find yourself looking for the best bits of track. You want to avoid that puddle, so you take a sharper line to avoid it… only next time round, your tire tracks have filled with water, so another approach might be better. Hit smooth mud instead of the cut-in trench and you’ll understeer badly. And driving over virgin snow is one of the most joyous pleasures next-gen racing can offer.
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Justin was a GamesRadar staffer for 10 years but is now a freelancer, musician and videographer. He's big on retro, Sega and racing games (especially retro Sega racing games) and currently also writes for Play Magazine, Traxion.gg, PC Gamer and TopTenReviews, as well as running his own YouTube channel. Having learned to love all platforms equally after Sega left the hardware industry (sniff), his favourite games include Christmas NiGHTS into Dreams, Zelda BotW, Sea of Thieves, Sega Rally Championship and Treasure Island Dizzy.