Project CARS has been tempting and taunting us over the last few months, sliding back from Christmas to May in order to sort out all the versions. Thankfully, this track racer is also shaping up to be utterly gorgeous, boasting a fantastic driver-honed handling model too. If you want to get involved, you can pre-order the current-gen versions for just £33.96 apiece.
While you wait, why not read our Project CARs hands-on preview and watch our video interview with tamed racing driver Oli Webb for more details?
I'm sure I don't need to explain the Mario Kart concept to you, so suffice to say that the 3DS version contains the same arcade brilliance we love from the franchise and adds some nifty new elements such as the new glider wings. It's recommended to all 3DS owners, but literally essential at £12.79. Grab the 5% off Facebook voucher for the extra discount using the widget at the top of the store page.
The PS4 version of MXGP: The Official Motocross Videogame is now on sale for just £22.11, saving £6 over other outlets.
This dirt bike racer was packed with intense races and impressive physics when Jon reviewed the Xbox 360 version last year. It was a bit lacking in the visuals department though. Handily, it's been given a layer of next-gen polish here and you'll also find four exclusive tracks to enjoy, making this the best version to go for if you haven't picked up an MX game recently.
Thanks to preparationiskey.
Had I been writing this 12 years ago when Midnight Club II was released by Rockstar Games I would be advising that you should be holding a 800 MHz processor with a minimum of 128mb ram and a 32mb graphics card in that gaming rig of yours, but as time has advanced some I will assume your all good to go.
Although it has been 12 years since the release of this game it still seems to hold up quite well with what you would require from a game of its genre, We would all do well to remember sometimes that in this day and age top notch graphics alone do not make a game amazing.
The world’s most notorious drivers meet each night on the streets of LA, Paris, and Tokyo. Choose from the latest performance enhanced cars and bikes and compete head-to-head to make a name for yourself. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win. The cops know you are out there - don’t get caught.
We brought the hammer down on DriveDlub at launch for its missing features and broken infrastructure, but several months on, Sony's maligned racer has improved in terms of the netcode, challenges and amazing new dynamic weather. This stuff should never have needed to be patched in, but we're glad it's there. So perhaps this cheap PS4 deal might be worth a second look for £17.95, which is exceptionally cheap and around the level you'd usually expect for pre-owned copies.
Plenty of our readers and community members would agree. Do you? Thanks once again to preparationiskey @ HUKD.
There's plenty to choose from, including hits from Codemasters, Ubisoft and even SEGA. Here are some of the highlights.
And more besides. Thanks Gooner!
You can now get a new copy of Driveclub for just £15.85, and we're inclined to look more kindly on it with the benefit of hindsight.
We bashed DriveDlub at launch for its missing features and broken infrastructure, but several months on, Sony's maligned racer has improved in terms of the netcode, challenges and amazing new dynamic weather. This stuff should never have needed to be patched in, but we're glad it's there. So perhaps this cheap PS4 deal might be worth a second look for £15.85, which is exceptionally cheap and around the level you'd usually expect for pre-owned copies.
Plenty of our readers and community members would agree. Do you? Thanks once again to BuzzDuraband @ HUKD.
By the way, there's loads more stuff coming to DriveClub in March. Take a look!
What? £1.24 for Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box. Sorry, that's not a typo. Sometimes, being a console gamer just sucks.
Burnout: Paradise has been one of the best multiplayer experiences of the generation. Criterion's open world racer will keep you hooked for months on the collectibles alone, but it's the online co-op tasks that will pull you in for even longer. This edition features lots of extra DLC, although not the Big Surf Island expansion. It's an essential purchase for anyone that missed the game first time around. It also features the best motorbikes in gaming, which are an enormously generous free bit of DLC.
Thanks to BuzzDuraband.
F1 Race Stars may not be the best kart racer around, but it is stonkingly cheap. You can now get F1 Race Stars complete for only £3.99 on PC.
Several top-flight F1 drivers have been transformed into adorable cartoon avatars, who you'll race around a selection of gravity-defying traps with numerous powerups. It's no Mario Kart, but it's almost certainly worth a punt if you're into some silly multiplayer fun. You'll get 13 DLC packs into the bargain too. Thanks NeoTrix!
Forza Horizon 2 is already the best racing game of this generation so far, partly because it's utterly enormous in terms of scope and scale. Now it's set to get even bigger thanks to yet another free content pack containing four Mazda MX-5 models from the last 20 years.
The DLC will launch on March 17, containing the 1990 Mazda MX-5 Miata, the 2005 Mazda Mazdaspeed MX-5, the 2010 Mazda MX-5 Super20 and the 2016 Mazda MX-5 Miata.
Not much use if you're not a fan of the roadster, but free stuff is always good.
Make sure to check out our Forza Horizon 2 review. If you don't already own what we described as "most fun on four wheels since BurnOut Paradise," why not consider picking it up for just £21.59 on PC?Click here to read more...
"Any track racer can make overtaking feel exciting, but Forza Horizon 2 also makes driving an absolute joy in and of itself," I wrote in our review. "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."
Forza Horizon 2 is by far the best racing game of this generation so far; an enormous, freeform, life-affirming and brilliant automotive playground that nails the feeling of driving, not just racing. It's also just £21.59 on Xbox One if you move fast!
Use voucher code PATDAY for the extra savings. We actually rounded this up yesterday, but frankly this deal deserves a post all of its own. Thanks again FantasyDeals!
Like a beautiful dream that seems perpetually just out of reach, Project CARS has been delayed yet again.Click here to read more...
With no sign of the PS Plus version, this is the next best thing as you can now buy DriveClub preowned for just £14.99, making even the rather negative press seem less persuasive if you're desperate for a racing game on the PS4. This retailer is currently the cheapest around by about £10.
To be fair, things have seriously improved since launch, with most gamers able to connect to the online servers to enjoy multiplayer races and take part in challenges to earn points for their club. A recent weather patch also saw rainstorms introduced, and boy are they insanely gorgeous, much like the rest of the game. The Scotland tracks are now absolutely lethal though in the wet. Check out the new DriveClub DLC announced recently too.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Need For Speed Rivals is currently in the EA Access subscription service, but if you'd rather own the game outright, you can buy it for £14.86 on Xbox One.
"Need For Speed: Rivals is an exhilarating thrill ride that's very nearly brilliant", reads our full review. "The foundations for fun are present and correct, but last-gen compromises transform AllDrive from a game changer into a nigh-on dealbreaker."
"Then again, "nearly brilliant" is just another way of saying "very good indeed." There's no shame in that." Thanks again, FantasyDeals!
Sony has announced that four Lambos are on their way to DriveClub in the next expansion pack: the Veneno, Aventador LP 720-4 50° Anniversario, Huracán LP 610-4 and Gallardo LP 570-4 Squadra Corse. It's a bit of coup, since the Huracan was previously Forza Horizon 2's poster boy.
You'll get the four new motors and 5 new PSN Trophies included in the season pass or available separately.
DriveClub has improved dramatically since its embarrassing and disgraceful launch, adding some incredible dynamic weather and functional server support over the last few months. If you're ready to get involved -- even just as a tech demo to show off your PS4 to your mates -- you can buy DriveClub for just £20.95 with voucher code MARGIFT10.
A few sites seems to have gotten an early peek at the Season Pass content for the upcoming Project Cars. No details of pricing are listed but the pass seems to include the following content:
I'm sure I don't need to explain the Mario Kart concept to you: suffice to say that this latest version contains the same arcade brilliance we love from the franchise and adds some nifty new elements such as the new glider wings. It's recommended to all 3DS owners, but literally essential at £12.99. Grab the 5% off Facebook voucher for the extra discount using the widget at the top of the store page.
Many thanks to plattyfc @ HUKD!
F1 2014 has never been cheaper, so head on over to CD Keys to pick it up for just £7.39 and don't forget to use the facebook code for that 5% discount.
F1 2014 turned out to be rather disappointing as it stripped out the Classic content from the previous release and overall it seems like it's treading water as we imagine more dev time is being put into a proper next-gen version for the new consoles in F1 2015. But at £7.39, this will most certainly whet your appetite for the new season.
Thanks to oUkTuRkEyIII.
Ubisoft's The Crew has had its price slashed in the weeks since release and this hot £17.99 deal makes it super tempting for racing fans. With Project Cars still some time away, it's getting hard to resist The Crew's open-world US setting and rich selection of motors. Hell, it's worth it to see Ubisoft cram in Assassin's Creed tower syncing into yet another game series. Note: this is a click and collect deal - you can pick up your copy from your local Argos store.
Still not sure? check out Jon's full review, or take a look at the short version: "The Crew's magnificent automotive American playground and high-octane multiplayer road trips are sensational, but the tragedy is that Ubisoft and Ivory Tower didn't know when to stop. Its irredeemably dreadful storyline, grim personality, invasive premium currency, miserly economy, deeply inconsistent event quality and always-on restrictions are all unnecessary yet wilfully sabotage what should have been a masterpiece. There's still fun to be had here, but approach in a deal with a crew of your own or steer well clear. 6/10"
Thanks to SoloKingxRobert.
Want to pre-order Project Cars, the hottest upcoming racer for just £35.05, saving £8? Well, get on this voucher offer then. If you pay with a card, payment won't be taken until a few days before dispatch, so you could cancel the order if a cheaper pre-order appears elsewhere.
Having played all the newest racing titles at EGX, it became clear that Project Cars was 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. Check out my latest hands on preview.