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DS Racing Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Racing video games for NDS sorted by popularity among gamers.

Racing games. Category of games about racing with rivals using various vehicles. Player’s 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) (NDS)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (NDS)

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 player’s 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.

NDS

DiRT 3 (NDS)
DiRT 3 (NDS)

Racing canceled

The third full-fledged installment belonging to the incredibly popular racing-themed franchise developed by Codemasters. The DiRT subseries has cultivated traditions initiated in the late 1990s by the Colin McRae Rally series. After the previous game, which emphasized off-road competition, DiRT 3 constitutes a return to the original concept behind the main Colin McRae series, bringing back rally competition in its most classic form (the game uses the official WRC licenses). However, this third iteration still introduces a massive number of novelties, such as stunt arenas from the X-Games competitions, or a completely new type of contest, that is the so-called Gymkhana - it was popularized by one of the most famous drivers in the world, Ken Block. Gymkhana is all about being fast and showing off at the same time - a designated route has to be completed as quickly as possible, but the player is rewarded with points for performing various stunts along the way. As usual, a wide set of licensed cars is at the player's disposal here, many of them originating in different time periods. Also, DiRT 3 features buggies and pickups - those are typically used in off-road competitions.

NDS

Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (NDS)
Colin McRae: DiRT 2 (NDS)

Racing 08 September 2009

The sequel of the well-received racing game entitled Colin McRae: DiRT that set a completely new direction for the racing game series by Codemasters, labeled with the name of the tragically deceased Scottish racing driver. DiRT 2 focuses on dynamic off-road tournaments in which we can sit behind the wheel of several licensed cars. The new career mode was designed similarly to that of GRID — while traveling around the world, we take part in races and gradually build our reputation. As we progress, we establish friendships with other aces of motorsports such as Travis Pastrana or Ken Block who invite us to exclusive tournaments with valuable prizes. The game has a typical youth style, although it retains the class of its predecessors. From among the introduced novelties, the most notable ones are enhanced gameplay mechanics, the improved Flashback feature, and significantly expanded multiplayer.

NDS

Race Driver: GRID (NDS)
Race Driver: GRID (NDS)

Racing 05 August 2008

A racing game which is a direct continuation to the TOCA Touring Cars and TOCA Race Driver series developed by Codemasters. Contrary to the studio's other flagship franchise, DiRT, this game is focused on street and speedway races in which we sit behind the wheel of the most popular cars of the world, all of them licensed. The fun takes place in three different locations that offer us slightly different kinds of competition. With progress, we unlock new tournaments and vehicles. In the United States, we mostly race on the asphalt streets of American metropolises. In Europe, we compete primarily on speedways in such places as Donington, Silverstone, or Nurburgring. In Japan, drift is the most popular kind of races, taking place in cities and winding mountain roads. One of the title’s highlight is the realistic driving model. The game also features the DiRT series' replay system which allows us to rewind and retry a failed fragment of a race.

NDS

Need for Speed ProStreet (NDS)
Need for Speed ProStreet (NDS)

Racing 13 November 2007

The 11th installment in the popular racing game series developed by Electronic Arts. In contrast to the previous parts of the game, this title completely abandons the idea of illegal races and transfers the action to professional racing circuits. Players take part in a number of challenges divided into four race variations: Drag, Grip, Drift, and Speed Challenge, in the latter the driver who reaches top speed wins. Successive victories unlock new challenges and cars. The game offers 26 licensed car models that can be customized with the Autosculpt system. The authors emphasize the recreation of crashes and the realistic damage model that influences the car’s performance. Fans of realism were given the option of turning off all the driving assistance, like power steering and ABS, which makes driving much more simulator-like.

NDS

Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (NDS)
Need for Speed Carbon: Own the City (NDS)

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 game’s 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.

NDS

Need for Speed: Nitro (NDS)
Need for Speed: Nitro (NDS)

Racing 06 November 2009

The next installment of the famous Need for Speed series, this time focusing on more arcade fun. Lots of licensed top-of-the-line cars and a unique audiovisual setting.

NDS

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

Racing 27 May 2005

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 game’s 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.

NDS

Need for Speed: Undercover (NDS)
Need for Speed: Undercover (NDS)

Racing 18 November 2008

After the slightly more realistic ProStreet, in which the players raced on professional racing circuits, the popular Need for Speed series returns to city streets with a traditional, arcade installment. Developed by a Canadian EA branch, Undercover puts a special emphasis on the storyline. As an undercover cop, the player has to infiltrate the ranks of a racing gang. To do so, they have to prove their worth in a series of driving challenges, including regular races, time trials, highway battles and outruns. As usual, the players receive a massive number of licensed cars which can be modified both visually, and in terms of their performance. The game's improved visuals and excitable soundtrack are complemented by cinematic cutscenes featuring mainly Maggie Q (Mission: Impossible III) and Christina Milian - a singer.

NDS

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (NDS)
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights (NDS)

Racing 17 September 2007

Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights is a racing game created by Juice Games programmers, designed primarily for speed and car tuning enthusiasts. This is a sequel to the well-known production Juiced and it is based on the original of the game.

NDS

Evolution GT (NDS)
Evolution GT (NDS)

Racing 23 June 2008

Car racing produced by Milestone using Black Bean Games. The game has a lot of RPG elements, which are related to the experience gained by our driver. We have 28 picturesque routes and tracks and 35 licensed cars at our disposal. The game has nice graphics and good driving physics.

NDS

Mario Kart DS (NDS)
Mario Kart DS (NDS)

Racing 14 November 2005

Mario Kart DS is yet another game from Nintendo, presenting the entertainment-seeking players with an icon of the concern, i.e. an unfashionably narrow plumber. This time, however, it will not be another lonely crusade. All the bad and good Toadstool world gathered on the go-kart tracks to select the winner in an unusual competition for them. Of course, there is some time for malice in this sporting competition.

NDS

Hot Wheels: Beat That! (NDS)
Hot Wheels: Beat That! (NDS)

Racing 06 November 2007

Not too complicated racing game in which we take control over one of thirty cars from the title Hot Wheels series. We compete on interestingly designed routes (e.g. bowling alley and golf course).

NDS

Big Mutha Truckers (NDS)
Big Mutha Truckers (NDS)

Racing 19 October 2005

A fun racing game in which we sit behind the wheel of a truck and transport goods. During the execution of subsequent orders we compete with other drivers. The creators of the production focused on a skillful driving model and a humorous audiovisual setting. Travelling is enhanced by typical truck music in country climates.

NDS

Micro Machines v4 (NDS)
Micro Machines v4 (NDS)

Racing 27 October 2006

Micro Machines v4 is the ninth installment of the racing series, created by the development team of Codemasters Software. The game features 750 remote-controlled toys, which can be controlled by the player in races on 25 different routes.

NDS

Calvin Tucker's Redneck: Farm Animal Racing Tournament (NDS)
Calvin Tucker's Redneck: Farm Animal Racing Tournament (NDS)

Racing 25 June 2010

Crazy racing game by Dutch Team6 Game studio. By driving the animals from the farm, players can take part in exciting agricultural machine races. The routes of the competition were marked out, among others, inside the pyramid, on the North Pole and on the island of pirates. The production is distinguished by its uncomfortable humour and simplicity of gameplay.

NDS

Burnout Legends (NDS)
Burnout Legends (NDS)

Racing 29 November 2005

A spin-off installment of the famous series of arcade racing games developed by Criterion Studios. This installment was created exclusively for Nintendo DS and PlayStation Portable handhelds. Burnout Legends is a compilation of the first three installments in the series which were famous thanks to the strictly arcade driving model and very dynamic traffic collisions. The game contains tracks from the previous installments, remodeled to fit the specs of the handheld devices. The title has 9 game modes taken from Burnout 3, including the World Tour championships and the Crash Mode that is characteristic for the whole series. The game also supports local multiplayer. More than 100 car models known from the second and third installment can be found in the garage. The cars are divided into several varied classes (like Compact, Muscle, Coupe, Sport, Super, Race Special and Heavyweight), each of which is best in specific racing types.

NDS

Asphalt Urban GT (NDS)
Asphalt Urban GT (NDS)

Racing 17 November 2004

Asphalt Urban GT is a game that allows you to sit behind the wheel of a licensed car, including Lamborghini Diablo, Hummera and VW New Beetle.

NDS

Asphalt 2 Urban GT (NDS)
Asphalt 2 Urban GT (NDS)

Racing 14 November 2006

Asphalt 2 Urban GT is the next installment of car racing, prepared by Ubisoft Entertainment. In their work, developers have offered a wide range of licensed vehicles, making a stunning impression on many fans of four wheels.

NDS

Crash Tag Team Racing (NDS)
Crash Tag Team Racing (NDS)

Racing canceled

Crash Tag Team Racing is another production with a well-known jam in the lead role. The item is an interesting combination of two different genres: arcade racing game and typical platform production.

NDS

Cars 2: The Video Game (NDS)
Cars 2: The Video Game (NDS)

Racing 21 June 2011

Arcade action game based on the motifs of the film "Cars 2". In the production we go to the Chrome training center, where we play one of the twenty car heroes and become a spy. During the game we perform various missions, some of which are based on racing. Title created under license - animation fans can count on the presence of well-known characters (e.g. McQueen zigzag).

NDS

MX vs. ATV Reflex (NDS)
MX vs. ATV Reflex (NDS)

Racing 01 December 2009

MX vs. ATV Reflex is a racing game created for fans of driving in heavy terrain. Players can take part in a spectacular rivalry of motorcycles, quads, buggies and even powerful trucks racing on full of mud, sand, gravel and snow tracks. The task of the participants, however, is not only to reach the finish line quickly, but also to perform spectacular evolutions on their machines. Developers at Rainbow Studios have made sure that they can compete in a multiplayer mode via LAN or the Internet.

NDS

Race Driver: Create & Race (NDS)
Race Driver: Create & Race (NDS)

Racing 07 September 2007

Race Driver: Create & Race are car races, designed exclusively for the Nintendo double-screen console. Developers, using the advantages of this hardware platform, not only allowed for good fun with the implemented options, but also prepared the opportunity to create their own elements of the virtual environment.

NDS

Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (NDS)
Ferrari Challenge Trofeo Pirelli (NDS)

Racing 04 July 2008

Ferrari Challenge is a dynamic racing game. We sit behind the wheel of one of several dozen of the most famous Ferrari models. We test our skills on precisely reproduced race tracks.

NDS

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (NDS)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (NDS)

Racing 23 February 2010

Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is a crazy, arcade race with the participation of popular game heroes published by Sega. Players direct the actions of their favourite characters (headed by the title character Sonik, Talis and Dr. Eggman), who ride a variety of vehicles driving and flying, competing on tightly twisted rally routes. The game offers several variants of fun, including the option of multi-player struggle.

NDS

Monster Jam: Urban Assault (NDS)
Monster Jam: Urban Assault (NDS)

Racing 28 October 2008

The second edition of the powerful monster truck racing, published by Activision. The game takes fans of powerful, dirty four-wheeled vehicles to the streets of the cities and allows them to compete in several different game modes. We have fun during traditional rallies, freestal competitions, as well as Devastator, Eliminator and "Head to Head" modes.

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