20 Games Like Need for Speed: The Run()
Midnight Club: Los Angeles is a video game in the Midnight Club series of racing video games. It was officially announced for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 on January 11, 2008 by Rockstar Games. The game was developed by Rockstar San Diego. The game features 43 cars and 4 motorcycles. The open world map of Los Angeles is confirmed to be the size of all three cities from the previous installment combined. It has also been confirmed by several sources that each car has a polygon count of roughly 100,000. After several delays, Midnight Club: Los Angeles was released on October 20, 2008 in North America and on October 24, 2008 in the PAL region.
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SBK-X: Superbike World Championship is a motorcycle racing game developed by Milestone s.r.l. and published by Black Bean Games in 2010. The game features three modes of gameplay: the arcade mode, the simulation mode and the multiplayer mode. Also for the first time in the series the game features the Superstock and Supersport championships. There are also the new career mode, composed of eight years, starting at the STK.
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Third installment in the rally racing series by Evolution Studios. Fully licensed by the FIA World Rally association, the game features authentic drivers like Richard Burns, Carlos Saints, and Markko Martin,, as well as licensed cars from Peugeot, Ford, Citroen, and others. Overall, more than 35 licensed cars -- including rally concept and extreme cars -- are available for selection. Rally enthusiasts will appreciate the detailed car history essays, driver performance stats based on all known TV broadcasts, team videos, and a new 3D explorer feature that lets you inspect the vehicles from every angle and "explode" them to see their innards.
Marking the revival of the best-selling MX vs. ATV racing series, MX vs. ATV Supercross is centered around the high-flying, mud-churning Supercross sport. Rip, jump and scrub your way on a variety of tracks and try to cross the finish line first against more than 40 official riders to attain all that motocross glory. Choose between bikes or ATVs, multiple game modes including Career, Single races, and online multiplayer events with up to 12 players. Perform amazing tricks to impress your fans or just "whip" over jumps to finish the race first. Customize your rider with items from numerous licensed motocross companies to kick up dirt and dust on your way to victory.
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NASCAR Unleashed is an arcade-style racing game that puts superstar drivers on real-world roads, with races run in famous venues such as Daytona, Martinsville, and Chicagoland -- and out in the surrounding city streets, as well. Behind the wheel as Kyle Busch, Dale Earnhardt Jr., Jeff Gordon, or one of a dozen others, players take the power and speed of NASCAR for an off-track joyride. Forgiving physics and accelerated action encourage players to trade paint as they push fearlessly to the front of the pack, while authentic techniques such as drafting or sling-shotting earn an extra boost.
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WRC - FIA World Rally Championship is a car racing video game based on the 2010 season of the World Rally Championship (WRC). It is the first game to be officially licensed by the WRC since 2005's WRC: Rally Evolved, and is the seventh game to bear the WRC licence. The game was developed by Milestone S.r.l. and published by Black Bean Games. It was released in Australia on October 7, 2010, October 8, 2010 in Europe, and April 14, 2011 in Japan for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 platforms. The developer had also created Superstars V8 Racing and Alfa Romeo Racing Italiano.
It features the official cars, drivers and co-drivers from the 2010 season and from the three support classes: Production World Rally Championship, Super 2000 World Rally Championship and Junior World Rally Championship. The game therefore includes 13 rallies, including Rally Finland and Rally de Portugal. 550 km of stages are included, split up into 78 special stages.
There is also a downloadable car pack featuring many Group B rally cars from the 1980s available via Xbox Live Marketplace and the PlayStation Store.
Car models contain around 50,000 polygons. The PC version of the game does not support Multiplayer LAN mode, it supports single player, a party mode on the same PC and Online Multiplayer using a GameSpy account.
OPM (UK) 7/10
OPM (AU) 80%
The game had mixed reviews. It was summarised as "a true rally simulation. Despite the technical issues, WRC gives good driving sensations and a perfect feeling of the terrain", and noted that "It's no Richard Burns Rally and nor does it hold a light to Codemasters' DiRT games, but WRC is a surprisingly enjoyable take on the sport that gets the fundamentals right." It got to number 9 in the UK sales charts.
The Need for Speed series got another dose of Hollywood magic with the release of Undercover. Take on jobs and compete in races to prove yourself as you infiltrate and take down an international crime syndicate.
As you win each race, you’ll go deeper into the underworld web that rules Tri-City… and then tear it apart right under their noses. You make the calls, but don’t break your cover: inside the car or out of it, one mistake here could be your last.
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Split/Second is an intense action racing game set within a reality television show. Competitors will vie to be the first to the finish line in a made-for-TV city set rigged to blow with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion. Players in Split/Second don’t just collide with other vehicles to knock them from the track, but can also trigger devastating events that drastically alter the dynamics of the race. Players must use pinpoint timing to obliterate huge structures and towering TV set pieces to tactically alter the track or create entirely new routes.
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Forza Motorsport 4 is a racing video game, and the fourth in the Forza Motorsport series. Like Sony's Gran Turismo franchise, Forza games are racing simulations; heavy emphasis is placed on making the cars drive and look as realistic as possible. Races are conducted on closed circuit tracks. 500 cars are featured in the core game experience, ranging from road cars to race cars.
Players can utilize Kinect to look into a corner using a new head tracking feature. This allows them to look toward the apex of a corner or at nearby cars. The controller or steering wheel is used to control the car while Kinect is used independently for viewing around the driver. Players can also use Kinect as a game controller. In this setting the game automatically accelerates and decelerates the player's vehicle utilizing a modified version of the feature known as Auto Brake in Forza Motorsport 3. The steering is controlled by placing the players arms out as if controlling an invisible steering wheel. Kinect will allow the player to use voice commands to start races and navigate menus.
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Need for Speed SHIFT is an award-winning authentic racing game that combines the true driver’s experience with real-world physics, pixel-perfect car models, and a wide range of authentic race tracks. Need for Speed SHIFT takes players in a different direction to create a simulation experience that replicates the true feeling of driving high-end performance cars.
Players are thrust into the loud, visceral, intense, athletic experience of racing a car on the edge of control from the driver’s perspective through the combination of perception based G-forces, the hyper reality of the cockpit view, and the brutal experience of a first person crash dynamic. Need for Speed SHIFT features an accurate, accessible physics-based driving model that allows you to feel every impact, every change of track surface and every last bit of grip as you push yourself to the edge.
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Players assume the role of both cops and lawbreakers in Need for Speed: Rivals, which is the inaugural outing of Ghost Games – the rebranded EA Gothenburg studio in Sweden. Ghost Games is made up of talent moved over from UK-based Criterion Games, best known for its work on the Burnout series and shooter Black, along with former DICE staff.
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Need for Speed: Most Wanted takes on the gameplay style of the first Most Wanted title in the Need for Speed franchise. Most Wanted allows players to select one car and compete against other racers in three types of events: Sprint races, which involves traveling from one point of the city to another, Circuit races, each having two or three laps total and Speed runs, which involve traversing through a course in the highest average speed possible. There is also the Ambush races, which start with the player surrounded by cops and tasked to evade their pursuit as quickly as possible.
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Fans of short track racing can take on the best dirt track drivers in the world in World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars. Solo players climb behind the wheel of a sprint car and speed through the mud against Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers, and other real-world competitors, while fans of multiplayer action can take on five different modes, in either two-player split-screen action or online racing for up to eight. Real-world venues include the Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lernerville, Eldora, Knoxville, and Williams Grove, and real-time track deformation means players must constantly adjust their racing line.
World Of Outlaws: Sprint Cars is a unique racing game for Xbox 360, developed in conjunction with the 33rd adrenaline-charged season opener for "World of Outlaws" national touring sprint car racing series. The first sprint car game released on Xbox 360, World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars features a combination of arcade and sim style racing utilizing distinctive sprint car "wing" designed cars, 12 real tracks from the World of Outlaws series, game physics allowing for real-time track deformation, 20 top sprint car drivers and deep multiplayer options, both online and offline.
Real sprint car racing comes to Xbox 360.
Real Tracks and Top Notch Sprint Car Competition
Do you have what it takes to race through mud and oil as you claw your way to the front of the pack? Find out with World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars. In this first true sprint car racing game for Xbox 360 players can race against renowned World of Outlaws champion drivers like Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers and Joey Saldana, or compete with up to eight other players in five multiplayer events over Xbox LIVE. Incorporating the most famous dirt tracks in the US, like the dirt track at Charlotte, Lernerville Speedway, Eldora Speedway, Knoxville Speedway, Williams Grove Speedway and others, World of Outlaws: Sprint Cars delivers the most authentic mudslinging, gear-grinding dirt car race experience for Xbox 360 yet.
Key Game Features
The first sprint car racing game brought to the Xbox 360.
Features the top 20 drivers in Sprint Car racing, including: Donny Schatz, Steve Kinser, Jason Meyers and Joey Saldana.
Race up to eight of your friends in 5 multiplayer modes over Xbox LIVE or 2 player split screen in local multiplayer.
Experience real time track deformation as you find your race line for the night.
Race on 12 different World of Outlaws tracks including The Dirt Track at Charlotte, Lernerville, Eldora, Knoxville, Williams Grove and some of the other toughest tracks in the World of Outlaws sprint car racing series.
Classic racing and car design.
Online & offline multiplayer.
12 tracks & 20 drivers.
Real-time track deformation.
Race against the toughest real-world sprint car drivers in the world
Speed the constantly deforming dirt of real courses like Knoxville and Williams Grove
Multiplayer action includes split-screen racing and five online modes for up to eight racers
The official video game of the MotoGP™ hits the track with all the riders from the 2013 and 2014 seasons, as well as legendary champions from the history of the MotoGP™. Race on all the official tracks and take on your adversaries on the brand new Argentina circuit. Put yourself to the test with new game modes, including online Split Battle and offline Real Events 2013, not forgetting the compelling career mode. MotoGP™14 has been completely overhauled thanks to the new graphics engine that gives players the opportunity of experiencing all the thrills of being a real MotoGP™ rider.
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In an alternate present, vast swathes of America have become no-go areas as the devastating effects of global warming ravage the continent. Floods, storms, bush-fires, tornadoes and hurricanes have driven people from towns and cities into safe zones as extreme weather wreaks havoc, creating thousands of square miles of dangerous uninhabitable areas. People turn to renewable energy in the face of the destruction caused by global warming. But these danger zones become a playground for a new breed of racer. With a stockpile of fuel to be burned, adrenaline junkies head into the wilderness to compete against each other in spectacular races against themselves and the elements.