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Racing games. Category of games about racing with rivals using various vehicles. Playerís purpose is to be first on the finish line or to achieve the best lap time possible. There are titles with land, water and air vehicles which are controlled in an arcade or simulating manner. more

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GCN)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (GCN)

Racing 15 November 2005

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The playerís goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges. These include circuit, sprint, drag, elimination, time trial, speed challenge, and police pursuit. After completing enough of these you can challenge subsequent drivers from the black list. Apart from elements typical for the series, such as licensed cars and diverse soundtrack, the game features complex car customization, both in terms of appearance and performance.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 (GCN)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (GCN)

Racing 17 November 2004

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community. The gameplay mechanics did not change much; rather, the developers focused on an even more detailed recreations of licensed cars and car parts used for tuning. The gameís graphics were noticeably improved, featuring all sorts of new visual effects. The soundtrack keeps equally high level, as usually featuring songs by famous artists across a wide spectrum of genres.

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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (GCN)
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (GCN)

Racing 01 October 2002

The sixth installment in the popular racing game series from Electronic Arts, expanding on the ideas of the 1998ís Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit. Similarly to its predecessor, the action is focused on police chases. The players have several game modes at their disposal, allowing them to become either road hogs or law enforcers and compete against the AI or their friends online. The game's highlight is the eponymous Hot Pursuit mode, in which we race against opponents with police hot on our heels. The title offers more than 20 varied tracks located in urban, coastal, and woodland areas. In our garage we will find a considerable collection of licensed vehicles that have to be progressively unlocked with the points gained in races. The production features detailed three-dimensional graphics and a soundtrack with tracks from numerous famous artists.

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Need for Speed Carbon (GCN)
Need for Speed Carbon (GCN)

Racing 01 November 2006

The tenth installment in the bestselling racing game series originally launched back in 1995. The game lets you play as the main protagonist of the previous game. He returns to his home city only to find his domestic street racing scene taken over by rivaling gangs. As you take on new racing challenges, you take back your home town one district at a time. The gameís mechanics employ the well-proven solutions introduced by its predecessors, while introducing several new elements at the same time. Those include, first and foremost, canyon duels, which require much attention, as it is possible to run through the traffic barriers and roll down the slope. The other novelty is the team; you can assemble your own crew, and its members can aid you during races, e.g. by blocking your rivals. Additionally, the game features cut-scenes with real actors, several dozen licensed car models, as well as vast car customization options. Regarding the latter, Autosculpt module lets you modify almost any element of the car body.

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Street Racing Syndicate (GCN)
Street Racing Syndicate (GCN)

Racing 31 August 2004

"Street Racing Syndicate" is another product referring to the subject of illegal car racing, which most often takes place at night. Originally, it was to be released by 3DO, but after its collapse, it was taken over by Namco, an expert in the field.

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Burnout (GCN)
Burnout (GCN)

Racing 29 April 2002

A dynamic racing game created by the British studio Criterion. The game stands out with incredibly spectacular car crashes. Burnout offers many different game modes, though initially the player can take part only in regular races. New modes, such as time trial, 1 vs 1 duel or split-screen challenges for two players are unlocked gradually alongside progression in the campaign. The game offers typically arcade driving physics complemented by the useful addition that is boost. This can be replenished by performing risky and dangerous maneuvers. Burnout features more than several different cars which can be easily recognized despite the lack of producer license. The majority of races takes place in urban areas, where numerous crashes occur - the player can view them from different camera angles.

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Cars (GCN)
Cars (GCN)

Racing 06 June 2006

Cars is a racing game based on an animated cinema film created by Pixar studio, known for such hits as Monsters Inc., Finding Nemo and The Incredibles.

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Sonic Riders (GCN)
Sonic Riders (GCN)

Racing 17 March 2006

Sonic Riders are arcade races featuring the title blue hedgehog and other heroes of the popular platformer series developed by Sega. The plot of the game focuses on the struggle for Emerald Chaos, the main prize in the tournament organized by the cunning Doctor Eggman. Guided by the character's actions, the player participates in spectacular races on jet boards, performing crazy stunts and fighting with rivals.

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Need for Speed: Underground (GCN)
Need for Speed: Underground (GCN)

Racing 17 November 2003

The seventh installment in the legendary racing series developed since 1995. Created once again by EA Black Box, the game brings revolutionary changes to the series, focusing on illegal street racing, popularized mainly by The Fast and the Furious movie. This time, apart from usual races, the player can take part in several racing events, such as drifting competitions or drag races. The game offers a wide set of licensed cars popular among the illegal racing aficionados. The game stands out with a wide array of car customization options it delivers - the player can buy licensed car parts produced by the most popular real-life manufacturers. Money is an important aspect of the game, because the player spends the cash they earned in races to buy new cars and parts. Need for Speed: Underground features a diverse soundtrack as well. The player can listen to a variety of genres, such as rap, techno, or metal.

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NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (GCN)
NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona (GCN)

Racing 27 November 2002

A classic racer, taking up the subject of NASCAR races. Four different classes of tournaments are at the player's disposal. It is also worth mentioning the extended career mode.

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Driven (GCN)
Driven (GCN)

Racing 30 March 2002

An atypical racer, based on an action film from 2001. We play the role of a fast car driver. Depending on the choice made, we proceed to quite untypical missions or classic championships.

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Rally Championship (GCN)
Rally Championship (GCN)

Racing 07 February 2003

Console version of one of the most famous PeCet racers. You can choose from dozens of licensed rally cars, as well as a wide range of gameplay modes, including an extensive multiplayer for four people.

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Crazy Taxi (GCN)
Crazy Taxi (GCN)

Racing 17 November 2001

Crazy Taxi is a conversion of a racing hit prepared by Strangelite studio, originally released on the Sega Dreamcast console. The player plays the role of a taxi driver, and his task is to transport as many clients as possible within the set time limit. The game is distinguished by a very colorful visual setting and a strictly arcade driving model.

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V-Rally 3 (GCN)
V-Rally 3 (GCN)

Racing 25 June 2003

Conversion of the latest part of the very popular on consoles (the number of over 5 million copies sold all over the world speaks for itself) of the rally simulation cycle.

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Auto Modellista (GCN)
Auto Modellista (GCN)

Racing 30 September 2003

Car racing with a unique visual setting. In production we sit behind the wheel of many famous cars (Ford, Dodge, Nissan, Toyota, etc.) and compete in various tournaments on different routes. There is also a multiplayer mode available in the game. The characteristic feature of the title is a comic book cover created with the use of cel-shading technology.

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Extreme-G 3 (GCN)
Extreme-G 3 (GCN)

Racing 27 November 2001

The next installment of the famous futuristic racing cars. The game has an exceptionally dynamic course, the detailed visual setting is also worth mentioning.

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World Racing (GCN)
World Racing (GCN)

Racing 08 April 2003

A racing game licensed by a well-known Stuttgart-based car corporation, thanks to which more than 120 different types of four-wheelers from Stuttgart have been made available to its users - from luxury limousines to racing cars.

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Burnout 2: Point of Impact (GCN)
Burnout 2: Point of Impact (GCN)

Racing 08 April 2003

A sequel to an arcade racing game by Criterion Games, whose main selling point is the advanced damage model and the spectacular crashes resulting from it. Burnout 2: Point of Impact stands by the solutions originating from itís predecessor, centering on dynamic arcade races, beefed up by spectacular crashes observed from different camera angles. The basic gameplay mode is the championship, in which our victories unlock access to new race tracks, vehicles, or duels with demanding enemies, resulting in car rewards. The game also includes a chase mode, in which we take control of a police vehicle, trying to intercept a felon before he reaches the finish line. One of the characteristic elements of Burnout2 is the famous Crash mode, in which instead of racing our task is to cause a crash with the highest possible number of vehicles involved, while the game rewards our actions with appropriate amounts of cash.

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1080 Avalanche (GCN)
1080 Avalanche (GCN)

Racing 28 November 2003

Sports game simulating snowboard downhill. This is a continuation of the cult 1080 Snowbording from the Nintendo 64 console. The authors have prepared five characters to choose from, each with a different driving style and their own statistics. Among the available gameplay modes there are races as well as tricks-based competitions.

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Pro Rally (GCN)
Pro Rally (GCN)

Racing 04 October 2002

Another rally game, in which we race on the routes of special sections scattered all over the globe. A dozen or so different rally machines, including WRC class cars, have been put at the player's disposal.

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Tube Slider (GCN)
Tube Slider (GCN)

Racing canceled

A dynamic racer in which we take control of futuristic cars, able to move at great speed.

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18 Wheeler Pro Trucker (GCN)
18 Wheeler Pro Trucker (GCN)

Racing 18 February 2002

Simulator of eighteen-wheeled truck races. Game maintained in the convention of the purest arcade, in the typical style of Segi characterized by: saturated, vivid colors, very sharp graphics and ultra-fluid framerates.

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Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)
Mario Kart: Double Dash!! (GCN)

Racing 14 November 2003

Mario Kart. Haven't anyone heard of this game? If you are one of those people, it's time to catch up, because it's one of the most deserving series for the world of electronic entertainment.

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F1 Career Challenge (GCN)
F1 Career Challenge (GCN)

Racing 26 June 2003

Create your own driver and condition on the road to the highest podium, which will probably take more than one season.

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Italian Job: L.A. Heist (GCN)
Italian Job: L.A. Heist (GCN)

Racing 17 July 2003

An action car game based on the film "The Italian Job". Walking through the streets of Los Angeles with the Mini Cooper, the player takes part in a constant fight against time, gangsters and police.

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Crash Nitro Kart (GCN)
Crash Nitro Kart (GCN)

Racing 11 November 2003

Crazy races with well-known fans of the series of characters in the leading roles. Crazy fun for the youngest. The game offers expanded singleleplayer and equally interesting multiplayer.

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