Fancy a new racing game for the summer? In which case we'd recommend Forza Horizon 2... but if you're on a budget, we've spotted a great deal for another excellent racer in the same family. Forza Motorsport 5 was an impressive Xbox One launch title and a quality game in its own right, especially after the microtransaction economy was declawed, and you can get an Xbox One download code for just £12.79 today.
Make sure to eyeball our 8/10 review.
We call it how we see it here at Dealspwn and we didn't like what we saw when DriveClub first launched. From the embarrassing delays to DLC U-turns and the horrendously broken release, it was a comedy of errors and we didn't spare the lash.
However, we then saw a game evolve and improve as Evolution worked tirelessly to fix it. What was a broken shambles gradually coalesced into a gorgeous and capable racer with incredible weather effects and enjoyable handling. Though the penalty-based scoring system is still a terrible design decision that sucks a lot of fun out of the racing, it's a game we now recommend without hesitation.
Now, after a year and a half of excuses, DriveClub's much-vaunted PlayStation Plus Edition has finally arrived. Better late than never! We were looking forward to finally celebrating a big generous chunk of gameplay and a tech demo that could be opened up into a full version. Surely it's time to break out the bubbly?
Sadly, we have to call it how we see it.Click here to read more...
GRID Autosport improves on its predecessor with superior handling (which is controversial, but I like it!), loads of cars and masses of events. Though the amount of DLC is aggravating and the progression structure is somewhat restrictive, this is still an excellent racing game. Read up on all the details in our GRID Autosport review.
Better yet, though, you can get a Steam code for just £6.25 at Bundle Stars, who'll also throw in a free mystery gift as part of their Strike Lucky Sale!
Be aware that, if you understand the arcane sorcery known as 'Virtual Private Networks', you can get the game cheaper but not qualify for the freebie. Thanks once again to jaystan @ HUKD!
It also packs a 1TB hard drive, but making "vroom" noises when you turn it on is clearly the major selling point.Click here to read more...
Ride is essential gaming for biker fans and is only £22.33 on PS4 and Xbox One representing a £4 and £9 saving respectively. If you're rocking a PC, you can go even better at £13.85.
Ride is one of the best bike racing games in years and is much more appealing than the dry offerings of Moto GP or SBK. The bikes are fantastically detailed and there are enough handling options to appeal to any level of race fan. Moving most events to new road circuits was a great idea too for those of you bored with the Moto GP calendar.
Thanks to judderman.
Forza Motorsport 6 finally broke cover at E3 2015. Microsoft even lowered the new GT40 from the ceiling to celebrate, though we already know that it basically just offers loads of cars, tracks and sumptuous graphics. If that sounds like your cup of tea, this new pre-order deal smashes the £40 mark wide open with months to go.
Thanks and credit to DEALofaLifetime @ HUKD!
A rough start isn't always a bad thing, sometimes it leads to some sweet discounting and DriveClub is now available for just £11.99. This is for a preowned copy, saving you nearly £10 over a new copy.
Sony and Evolution Studios have been hard at work since launch and the game's online issues (it was practically impossible to get online for the first two weeks) have been patched, meaning this is much closer to the driving game that was originally promised. The track design is exceptional both in terms of layout and visual class. Loading times for the single-player races are super fast too. The handling can be a mixed bag and the penalty system takes a while to adjust to, but this is well worth a look and setting online challenges for other users is competitive bliss. Recent patches have also included rainy weather effects (I've never seen better) and there are a few extra events and vehicles available for free in the store too. Sony have reaffirmed that the PlayStation + version was still on the way, but seeing as it will only give you the India tracks and a few cars, you're better off laying £11.99 down for the full thing.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
EA has confirmed that the upcoming Need For Speed reboot will demand a constant internet connection, presumably because it worked so well for The Crew and NFS: Rivals.Click here to read more...
Project CARS looks gorgeous on PC and current-gen consoles, but it originally promised to bring its hardcore and uncompromising brand of simulation to last-gen systems and the Wii U.
The PS3 and Xbox 360 versions were totally scrapped, but Slightly Mad Studios have admitted that the long-delayed Wii U version still isn't up to snuff and is running at an atrocious frame rate.Click here to read more...
Just a quick heads-up: F1 2015 was originally supposed to release next month, but has been pushed back for unspecified reasons. Probably polishing, as per usual.
Still, at least we've got a new trailer for you.Click here to read more...
A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait. - 8/10 review
If that grabs you and you fancy playing the graphically superior PC version (so long as you have an NVIDIA GPU), the limited edition of Project CARS is now just £24.49, which includes a Steam code for the base game plus five extra cars.
Project CARS is utterly gorgeous, but it favours NVIDA GPUs in terms of visuals and performance. Despite this clearly being an issue with AMD's drivers, many players proceeded to accuse Slightly Mad Studios of somehow crippling the game on AMD systems, perhaps after accepting a hefty bribe.
Slightly Mad have now spoken out on the technical forums to put the tin foil hat speculation to bed.Click here to read more...
DriveClub's latest free update adds a slew of features and fixes. You can now reach Driver Level 55, obtaining brand new rewards on the way, while the shiny Citroen DS Survolt concept car will be arriving soon via a free download. You can also expect new interface options, driver images, stats, DLC support and ongoing improvements to eventually add private multiplayer lobbies.
We've got the patch notes after the break.
Evolution are still beefing up the servers to finally roll out the free PlayStation Plus version, but seeing as you can buy DriveClub for just £11.99 (pre-owned), it's hardly going to break the bank.Click here to read more...
If you bought Project CARS, you can now download a free pack of custom livery designs created by the community! This first DLC pack contains bold creative designs and homages to iconic real-life liveries alongside an accurate recreation of Deadmau5' BAC Mono. Again, it's free, so why not?
"A simulator with soul, Project CARS strips the bloat out of the racing genre to focus on what truly matters: the cars, handling, tracks and exhilaration of real driving. Sensational weather effects and impressive visuals make it well worth the wait." - 8/10 review
If that grabs you and you fancy playing the graphically superior PC version (so long as you have an NVIDIA GPU), the limited edition of Project CARS is now just £24.69, which includes a Steam code for the base game plus five extra cars.
There's a reason why "CARS" is capitalised. Project CARS is all about the love of cars, the joy of driving them, and it couldn't give a damn about anything else.
While other developers love cramming the most vehicles and the biggest bloated feature sets into their games, Slightly Mad Studios have been obsessed with getting everything absolutely right. The result is a true track special: a lean racer that's all muscle, no fat, designed to let you get into a selection of superbly-realised racing machines as quickly as possible without grind, unlocks and frippery.
Perhaps more importantly, it also brings excitement and soul to the simulation genre thanks to its reliance on real drivers, not raw data. Following months of delays and setbacks, the finished product is the sunshine after the rain... which coincidentally is also one of the most beautiful weather effects it has to offer.Click here to read more...
If you're looking for something a bit cheaper than Project Cars, be sure to take a look at forza Horizon 2 as it's one of the best racing games released on the Xbox One. This tasty £23 is £9 cheaper than next best deal too.
Don't forget to grab the free Mazda DLC. Forza Horizon 2 should be new-gen racing devotees first pit-stop over the likes of DriveClub, The Crew and Need for Speed Rivals. Be sure to take a look at Jon's Forza Horizon 2 review to learn more. Here's the short version for those of you in a rush: "Any track racer can make overtaking feel exciting, but Forza Horizon 2 also makes driving an absolute joy in and of itself. Superb cars, gorgeous scenery and a generous economy make up for a few missteps, meaning that the first big automotive release of the season will also be one of the best of the year."
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Want to order Project Cars, the hottest new racer for just £21.97, saving £4? Well, get on this offer then.
From our earlier tests, it's clear that Project Cars is way out in front of the competition. Racing has had a slow start on the new-gen machines, but Slightly Mad Studios seems to be more on track than the open-world ambitions of The Crew or the development hell and mixed messages saga of DriveClub. Sure the delays have been annoying, but we think this one's going to be worth the wait if the early reviews have been anything to go by. Our own review is coming soon. While you're waiting, check out my most recent hands on preview.