Hardcore racing games fan? Then you must be dying to get your hands on the best PC racing games of 2016. Searching for the best ones might be a daunting task, yet, now you don’t need to look any further. Here, we’ve come up with the list of 5 PC racing games, which are dominating the PC gaming market this year. Let’s have a look:
The best PC racing games of 2016
Here is the best PC racing games of 2016:
1. Dirt Rally
Release Date: December 7, 2015/ April 5, 2016 (retail)
If you love racing games that are highly realistic and feature live visuals, Dirt Rally is the perfect choice for you. This addictive game from the developer has successfully surpassed its predecessor, Dirt 3 in terms of popularity and revenue.
The game’s USP lies in its jaw-dropping graphics and live visuals. The scenes are so realistic that you’ll find yourself occupied in the game every time you play it. Also the controls are really sleek and smooth.
Dirt Rally is not just a simple racing game, set on dirt tracks with loads of sideways slidey driving, instead you’re taking part in an endurance racing where you’ve to take care of your car through every race stage. This includes an element of strategy and resource management, which is quite rare in sim-racing.
There is also a dedicated community who regularly put out tweaks and fixes that massively improve the core game.
Honestly speaking it is one of the best games Codemasters have made in years!
2. F1 2016
Release Date: August 19, 2016
F1 2016 is a smash-hit racing game developed by Codemasters. The game is based on the 2016 Formula One season and is the eighth iteration in the F1 franchise.
The game focuses on the FIA Formula One motor racing event, where players take part to win high-end races.
What set F1 2016 apart from its counter-parts are its realistic graphics, smooth controls and high-end races. The career mode has been revised, consisting of ten full seasons rather than five seasons in previous games. The game also includes the twenty one circuits from 2016 season, eleven teams and twenty-two drivers competing in the game. You can also choose the time of the day a race takes place, customize helmet designs and choose a race number for career mode.
Given the popularity of Formula One motor racing and the game series’ previous record, F1 2016 is a sure thing to play.
3. TrackMania Turbo
Release Date: March 24, 2016
TrackMania Turbo is a kind of game that successfully impresses you with its versatility, live visuals and smooth controls. The game also features support for virtual reality.
TrackMania Turbo features a different gameplay than that of previous games in the series. You can race on over 200 different tracks, across four different locations. Just like its predecessors, the game moves at a very highly speed, relying heavily on stunts.
Also there are various modes, include a campaign and a mode called Double Driver, a cooperative multiplayer mode, in which two players control the same car. Track editor option is also there, where you can create your own tracks and share them with other players.
If you’re looking for a simple stunt-based game, TrackMania: Turbo is the perfect option for you.
4. Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo
Release Date: January 29, 2016
Sébastien Loeb Rally Evo is a smash-hit game from developer Milestone that features input from nine-time World Rally Champion Sébastien Loeb.
The game features around 300km of tracks, with 8 different rallies, 5 rallycross tracks and over 50 car models from 17 manufacturers. An in-game livery editor is also present.
In case you keep a soft spot for rally racing and want to try something new, you can choose for this one.
5. Valentino Rossi: The Game
Release Date: June 16, 2016
Yet another addictive racing game from developer Milestone! Valentino Rossi: The game is the latest iteration to notable MotoGP series. It takes you through the thrilling journey of 9-times World Champion, Valentino Rossi’s carrier. Participate in the official MotoGP World Championship! Retrace Rossi’s carrier from its beginning! Participate in this high octane motorbike racing! And discover the world of the Valentino Rossi.
The game is a must play, especially if you love MotoGP and legendary Valentino Rossi!
Our list of the best PC racing games of 2016 ends here. We’ll arrive with the list more smash-hit PC games in our next post. Stay tuned for more updates!
If we missed any title in the list, please let us know in comments!