Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(10) Dirt 5
But hey! There must be plenty of low-budget junk games in the racing genre that are worse than Codemaster’s terribly lavish Dirt 5, developed by the team behind, among others, Motorstorm, Onrush and Driveclub? Not many, no. Because even though there are uglier racing games with poorer sound effects, fewer tracks and dumber resistance, there really are not many arcade racing games with a poorer overall feel in the racing itself. Just the fact that Dirt 5 is basically an arcade racing game on plow terms where you are asked to skid but then punished when you skid by losing 35% of your pace, is for me so cure ultra-cork that it is almost impossible to take in. For my part, there are few games through the ages that irritate as Dirt 5 does, where not a single second of career mode is fun. Not a second.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(09) Need for Speed ​​(2015)
The all-Swedish Gothenburg studio Ghost Games “Kronjuvel” is in my opinion by far the worst game in EA’s iconic racing serial and one of the worst racing games I have tested, not least if we are talking big budget titles. Ghost Games wanted to frame the 2015 car-building culture, tossed everyone in from Porsche builder Magnus Walker to the tuner god Akira Nakai and spiced it up with expensive full-motion video sequences and tons of attitude. The end result might have been good if the driving feeling had been good and if the script had not been written by Steven Seagal, but what we got to experience was a single big gag of lousy car physics, depressing lifeless and sad world and a “story” that got us to repeatedly pick out the old pillow of shame.

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Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(08) Jak-X
I have always hated Jak-X, which was a fast-paced track to Jak & Daxter where Jak steered a small pile of rubbish to a car on the most generically useless tracks that can be found in this genre. In many ways, this is Naughtuy Dog’s worst game and a real sloppy product that should have been put down long before it was rolled out.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(07) Flat Out 3: Chaos & Destruction
Sure, Bugbear Entertainment’s Flat Out games were basically no masterpieces, but they were outright hysterically much better than the third title developed by Team6 Game Studios and stand out as one of the absolute worst we’s at Gamereactor ever encountered. Because it was not only horrible, grotesquely insane, the car physics were infinitely lousy as well and the races themselves more torture than racing.

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Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(06) Ride To Hell: Retribution
Steering around the motorcycle knot Jake Conway in Ride to Hell was and still is one of the most painful things there is. It hurts instantly, physically, to play this title and that is of course why it is on this list and ripples in its own ugliness. There is no “vehicle physics” here to criticize, just an animation box where motorcycle as well as jazz around on the screen like a grain of gravel in a concrete mixer and the graphics are horrible.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(05) Ferrari: The Race Experience
“It’s enough with a hot sports car name on the cover” someone raved in some echoing empty boardroom somewhere, most likely. This was just before the development of the fifth worst racing game of all time was started and the words of honor in the creation of this killer failure seem to have been “shit the same”, because everything in the whole game really breathes stone dust. The physics are horrible in this game just like the track design, graphics, sound and presentation. That the car house in Maranello after this piano trample became clearly more restrictive in how they lent the license to their traditional car brand is really not difficult to sympathize with.

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Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(04) Sonic R
Sega’s laser blue hedgehog has participated in dozens of neat shit games, we all know that. That guy has put up with more than most people and Sega has in the Sonic sphere released more shit than a normal old anus. The top of the crap mountain is spelled Sonic R which was released in 1997, to Saturn, and was a pure racing game with clear Wipeout complexes, where we got the opportunity to drive around with Sonic, Knuckles and his useless friends in some kind of fusion between cornering and running. The gameplay mechanics here were consistently absurd in their concentrated ugliness, the graphics filled with bugs and the music some of the worst we’s seen here in Gamereactor in a game – ever.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(03) Fast & Furious: Showdown
License games are usually mourning. Debris. Junk. Gegg. Are there any exceptions that confirm the rule? Absolutely. The Chronicles of Riddick: Escape From Butcher Bay is one of them. Golden Eye 007 is another but it’s about a meager percentage of all the shit that has been released and the percentage has hardly gotten better or less terribly tragic from the Fast and the Furious titles that have been taxed out to our consoles over the years. In 2013, Firebrand Games released the widely laughed Fast & Furious: Showdown which stands out as one of the worst we’ve ever tested. I handed out the rating 1/10 in Gamereactor Magazine and it stands.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time

(02) Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing
In 2003, one of the worst-made, most buggy piles of shit the game world has ever seen was released and spelled Big Rigs, whose average rating on various collection sites for various reviews is down to 10/100 percent, like the awful compost heap it really is. The trucks were more reminiscent of steering normal-sized garbage containers and the graphics stand out as one of the worst ever made, regardless of genre or category.

Racing Dreams: The worst racing game of all time
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(01) Fast & Furious: Crossroads
That what I consider to be the worst bullshit game of all time in the racing genre bears the license name Fast & Furious is of course no surprise, not least considering that this film serial was already in 2013 turned into a disgustingly lousy game. What is clearly more surprising is of course the fact that it was the Project Cars and Need for Speed: Shift gang Slightly Mad Studios that worked for over three years (!) With this complete total breakdown into racing games. It was improbably sad. Insanely ugly. Terribly limited, poor in variety and so parodically quirky that barely a 56-year-old Vinnie Diesel in chalk-white teenage linen can live up to.

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