Burnout Paradise is an intense, visceral rally experience that updates the series by injecting a more American approach to off-road racing to the detailed realism series fans will be used to. A gory, lighthearted game, Burnout Paradise is great fun to play, and has a lot of potential. The sense of speed is maybe better in Burnout Paradise than in any other game. It is a racing game that lets you race against other competitors on full speed international circuits like Laguna Seca and Hockenheim. It is a free to play game with a bunch of cars, tracks, and unlockables to keep you playing. From what we've seen, this application is easily the best looking truck sim on the market. It is a cutting edge blend of arcade, SIM, and puzzle game, TrackMania is set to be first in a new and unique genre of racing game that will truly bring the game back in gameplay and now it includes the Power Up! Its controls are good, the sound is suitable, and the graphics are impressively detailed. It is probably one of the greatest online racing games you'll ever see: fun races, customizable elements, an extensive user community and excellent gameplay.
Reviewed by Colleen Beale:
We played a section of Bus Simulator at this year’s Gamescom, and got to see whether it will electrify the franchise like last year’s Hot Pursuit. It is a pretty big download for only one track, but it's certainly a fast paced and aggressive racing game so is well worth a try. However, what it lacks in excitement it makes up in originality.Bus Simulator will probably really appeal to the tuning community but if you want to try out a different type of racing game, you should check it out. There is no modeled damage on cars after collisions The physics in this software are customizable, but you'll need a lot of patience or expertise to really enjoy changing those parameters. It is a 2D racing and stunt game that brings 80s style bike action to your PC. However, there are some ways in which Bus Simulator could have been more accessible. In terms of driving physics, this software is pretty basic.
Reviewed by Mike Halsey:
Street Racing Need for Speed Underground 2 is the tenth installment of this popular series. Most Wanted’s Autolog has been introduced to Need for Speed Underground 2. Dynamic race surroundings it introduces a new level of intensity into the world of racing thanks to fully physics simulated hundreds of objects on the tracks.Use fully interactive objects to create your advantage – slow down your opponents or disable their cars completely bringing a whole new dynamic racing experience to the driver without having a static feel to your racing.Fully dynamic collision model between your and opponents’ cars and numerous objects on the race track which will give you hardcore racers something to watch out for whilst your fellow racers are hot on your tail. There has certainly been a lot of care put into it, but unless you're a race perfectionist, you'll struggle to get to grips with it. If you like your driving games real, high speed and without any kind of flashy special effects, then Need for Speed Underground 2 is for you. With great handling and some impressive graphics, Need for Speed Underground 2 is a great driving simulation and best of all, it's for free. If you loved the original, it improves and expands upon that game. While it focused on the simulation aspect, it 2 will put the fun of driving at center stage and offer optimised arcade racing characteristics, rich and varied range of mission modes, lively scenarios, enhanced tuning options, and a great variety of cars.
Reviewed by Tim Sievers: