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Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 4

Hi there. This is our fourth and final part of our look back at the pleasures, or otherwise, of driving a slow car in racing games. It takes us up to the end of the 00s or so, roughly in line with the newer games eligible for coverage at FFG. I’m sure there are plenty […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 3

Hello. You can forget your Ferraris and Porsches (Ferrarae? Porsche-e?) – we’re celebrating the Volvos, Nissans and Mazdas of the racing game world with our look back at some of the slower cars on offer over the years. Sometimes they’re simply more fun to drive than your Mr-Smug-Show-Off-Lamborghini and sometimes they, er, aren’t.   Ford […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 2

Hi there. We’re moving into part two of our look back at gaming’s less impressive automobiles. Here’s part one, in case you missed it.   Proton Wira – Network Q RAC Rally Championship (Europress, 1996) Without stepping into review territory, it’s hard to credit that this game was once considered ‘da bomb’, if you forgive […]

Gaming’s slower cars: a brief history, part 1

Driving an unremarkable car is a dream that many of us are now living: if I want to drive an unmodified Honda Civic (unless you count a few dents as modifications) then I can go outside now and drive it wherever I like (but probably to either Waitrose or the tip). Often in driving or […]

Moments in Gaming: 200mph

Last time, Stoo talked about how Doom is synonymous with the PC consolidating its position as a proper gaming machine. Today, we move a bit further forward into the mid-90s, and a point in time when console games on PC started to become a reality, and the phrase “anything console X can do, the PC […]

He’s nothing but a show-boating loser

Hi there. We’re back with the Need for Speed series tonight, in our review of Need for Speed: Underground 2.

Hot action cop

Hi there. Today’s review is of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2. Featuring the origins of the phrase ‘road trousers’, and for some reason a world record number of links to other reviews of racing games on the site. See you next time!

Every lie takes you deeper

Hi there, Today’s review takes us back to the Need for Speed series, with 2008’s instalment, Undercover.

The Need for Speed: The Movie

Ever since Wing Commander, I’ve maintained a passing interest in game-to film-adaptations, especially if I’ve actually played (and enjoyed) the game or series in question. Some years ago, with the day to myself, I went to see the film version of Max Payne on my own, and though the film wasn’t a total turkey, the […]

Need for Speed: The Mess

So, armed with a new computer, and with a recent Need for Speed review in the bank, I decided to check out some more recent entries in the series. Following the relative disappointment of Carbon, EA Black Box, the team responsible for NFS games since Underground (on PC at least: they also did the good […]