Racing games are video games either in the first-person or third-person perspective, in which the player partakes in a racing competition with any type of land, air, or sea vehicles. Racing games may be based on anything from real-world racing leagues like Test Drive Unlimited to entirely fantastical settings. In general, racing games can be distributed along a spectrum anywhere between hardcore simulations, and simpler arcade racing games. Racing games may also fall under the category of sports games, as Forza Horizon.
Arcade-style racing games put fun and a fast-paced experience above all else, as cars usually compete in unique ways. A key feature of arcade-style racers that specifically distinguishes them from simulation racers is their far more liberal physics.
Simulation style racing games strive to convincingly replicate the handling of an automobile, like Need for Speed. They often license real cars or racing leagues, but will sometimes use fantasy cars built to resemble real ones if unable to acquire an official license for them.
Kart racing games are known to have simplified driving mechanics while adding obstacles, unusual track designs, and various action elements, the good example might be Rocket League. Kart racers are also known to cast characters known from various platform games or cartoon television series as the drivers of "wacky" vehicles.
Due to the high popularity of these games all the gamers go to websites where they can download free racing games or buy racing games. There are a lot of racing games for PC, but also many such games were released exclusively for consoles, like Gran Turismo.
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