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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.

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

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.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Underground 2

Racing 12 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.

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Need for Speed Carbon
Need for Speed Carbon

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.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Racing 30 October 2012

A new installment in the legendary racing series. As the title suggests, the game refers to one of the most well-received parts of the series - the original 2005's Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The game was developed by Criterion Games, a company well-know for the Burnout series. The remake resembles the original game when it comes to dynamic police chases and the so-called Blacklist, where the player challenges other most wanted drivers for races and climbs up their ranks.

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Need for Speed: Heat
Need for Speed: Heat

Racing 08 November 2019

The twenty-first major installment in the popular Need for Speed racing series. The production was released by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games, which has been responsible for the development of the series since 2011.

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Need for Speed: Payback
Need for Speed: Payback

Racing 10 November 2017

Another installment of the popular racing game series, developed by Ghost Games in cooperation with Electronic Arts. In Need for Speed: Payback players get to follow the adventures of three characters - Tyler, Mac, and Jess – seeking revenge on their former partner who betrayed them. In order to do this, they have to face the Familia cartel – a criminal organization with influences nearly everywhere, even the police.

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Need for Speed: Underground
Need for Speed: Underground

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.

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BeamNG.drive
BeamNG.drive

Racing 29 May 2015

A sandbox car driving simulation. BeamNG.drive is a debut work of the indie developer Beam NG and the result of several years spent developing a highly-realistic driving model. Players can sit behind the wheel of several vehicle types (e.g. passenger cars, pick-ups trucks, vans) and explore the vast terrains prepared by the developers. In addition, the creators prepared several game modes, including police pursuits, street races, and courier missions.

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Need for Speed ProStreet
Need for Speed ProStreet

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.

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Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon 4

Racing 02 October 2018

The fourth installment in the best-selling open-world racing game series developed by Playground Games. The game takes the players to the UK, where they can compete in various races while driving over 450 different cars. The biggest novelty introduced in Forza Horizon 4 are the dynamic seasons of the year.

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Heading Out
Heading Out

Racing 07 May 2024

A Polish action adventure game with driving and roguelike elements. Heading Out has us drive a muscle car in the 1970s version of United States. We can take care of our vehicle, complete various random encounters, participate in races and deal with law enforcement.

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Need for Speed Unbound
Need for Speed Unbound

Racing 02 December 2022

Need for Speed 2021 is the next instalment of the well-known series of racing games from Electronic Arts. Criterion Games studio is responsible for developing the game.

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Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited

Racing 05 September 2006

A new incarnation of the popular racing game series launched back in 1987 by Distinctive Software and Accolade. Test Drive Unlimited was developed by Eden Games, the creators of the V-Rally franchise, under the aegis of Atari. The main change in relation to its predecessors is the vast open world set on the faithfully recreated Oahu island, which can be freely explored. The players can undertake a number of various racing challenges to earn cash that lets them buy new vehicles for their garage.

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Need for Speed: Undercover
Need for Speed: Undercover

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.

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Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon 5

Racing 09 November 2021

Forza Horizon 5 is the next part of the well-known racing series, which allows players to race in a sizable open world. The game was developed by Playground Games studio.

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The Crew 2
The Crew 2

Racing 29 June 2018

The second installment in a multiplayer open world game series developed by Ivory Tower Studios, which employs the creators of the Test Drive Unlimited series. Like the first installment, The Crew 2 features open world races taking place all over the United States of America. Players participate in various motorsport competitions and try to beat other players or the AI-controlled drivers.

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Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Racing 28 April 2017

An enhanced port of Mario Kart 8 developed for Nintendo Switch. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe reprises a lot of elements known from the two previous installments of the series, such as motorcycles, gliders, the ability to perform somersaults, or underwater racing. However, the developers introduced an interesting novelty – anti-gravity racing, in which we can stick to walls or even to the ceiling.

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Need for Speed: The Run
Need for Speed: The Run

Racing 15 November 2011

Another installment in one of the most renowned racing game series developed by Electronic Arts since 1995. In contrast to the previous installment, the game was developed by EA Black Box - an internal studio of the American company. The story is centered around the eponymous coast-to-coast race across the United States. Winning this huge event is the only way for the protagonist to obtain money required to pay his debt to a dangerous criminal organization.

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Need for Speed Rivals
Need for Speed Rivals

Racing 11 November 2013

An arcade racing game belonging to the long-standing and very popular Need for Speed series. The title was developed by Swedish-British studio Ghost Games (former EA Gothenburg), aided by ex-employees of Criterion Games. Players can become either drivers taking part in illegal street races or police force trying to apprehend them. As you progress in the game you unlock new cars and useful technologies. The in-built All Drive system allows for seamless coexistence of single and multiplayer modes.

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Sega Rally Revo
Sega Rally Revo

Racing 28 September 2007

Sega Rally is a new generation game, belonging to the popular rally cycle, started in 1995 on coin-op machines and later present on a number of other platforms.

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit

Racing 16 November 2010

Another installment in one of the most popular racing game series, developed since 1995 by Electronic Arts. Criterion Games, a team popular mainly for the Burnout console series, was entrusted with the task of creating this installment. The title of the game refers to the two earlier installments that featured police pursuits, released in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In the game, the player can pick their side and play either as a cop or a racer.

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Need for Speed
Need for Speed

Racing 03 November 2015

The ninth major installment in one of the most popular car racing video game series continually developed for over two decades by the Electronic Arts company. This one was created by recurring Ghost Games Studio (former EA Gotheburg) mostly consisting of ex-Criterion employees. The game's development process was also assisted by members of the Speedhunters community, including photographers, journalists, and drivers focused around broadly understood car culture.

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Juiced
Juiced

Racing 13 June 2005

Juiced is a combination of realistic simulation and the simplicity of control and gameplay effects typical of dynamic arcade games. An interesting element is the great emphasis on the driving style. If we don't take care of it, our opponents may refuse to compete with us.

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Blur
Blur

Racing 25 May 2010

Arcade races in crazy style, enriched with very nice graphics. In production we play the role of a driver standing for a series of races for money. A characteristic feature of the game is the return to the classic improvements located on the route, which modify the behavior of cars. The game will appeal to fans of Mario Kart or other typical arcade titles.

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