Watch the entire evolution of driving games in 6 minutes
For most of us, video games were our first chance to get behind the wheel of a car. I started with Atari’s “Enduro” before graduating to Nintendo’s “Rad Racer” and the rest. The genre spans almost 35 years, beginning with 1983’s “Chequered Flag.”
This video definitively proves how far we’ve come. And we think you’ll find yourself surprised around the year 2000 about how good these games became, even knowing you have 17 more years of progress to go.
Today’s hyperrealistic, multi-manufacturer games now feature hundreds of cars, tracks and surfaces, offering something for literally every player. This is where kids (of all ages) learn the specs, the history, the racing line. As extended adolescents ourselves, we’re currently waiting on our beta copy of “Gran Turismo Sport,” too, so stay tuned for that review in the coming weeks.