From humble beginnings with Atari's Space Race and Taito's Astro Race, the racing genre has captured our video game imaginations since the early '70s. Game developers striving to produce the best 8-bit graphics they could muster must marvel at the photorealistic tracks and extraordinary graphics that we have today.
We can always depend on the genre to be at the forefront of peripheral technology and physics engines, and I can't wait for the developers for the Oculus Rift and Project Morpheus to combine, at last, the graphics capabilities of the best simulation racing titles with the ingenuity of virtual reality headsets. But before we shift gears toward the future, let's pull into the rest stop and peer back at the winding road that has taken us this far along.
Here is GameRevolution's Top 10 racing games of all-time.