Racing and Sports games have always been a bit of a fantasy for many of us. For sports, we only really get to admire the real superstars that perform these feats from the sidelines as we cheer them on. However, in video games, we get to ‘enter’ the competitions and ‘win’ the trophies and medals ourselves. The same goes with racing where, in reality, we get only but a glimpse of what it must be like to drive machines that most of us never will in real life. That is until we power up our consoles and take a Bugatti for a spin.
This year, unfortunately(?), the annual release of sports games has fallen a bit flat, but there was one game that stood out above every other in this category…
Forza Horizon 5
Was there any real doubt? Forza Horizon 5 is definitely one of the best games of 2021, so it is no surprise that it wins in its own genre. It is an absolutely fantastic racing experience, with the developers of PlayGround Games improving on almost everything from previous games in the series. It not only looks and sounds great, but it is also such a joy to play. And with great customisation and accessibility features baked into it, everyone can enjoy the thrill of open-world racing no matter what your skills and needs.
Honourable Mentions: Hot Wheels Unleashed; Mario Golf: Super Rush, Knockout City