The 1990s saw the proliferation of the personal home-based games console, all while local arcade gaming continued to flourish. It was a decade of disparate titles, styles of play and locations before everything streamlined and matured in the 2000s. Gaming also got more serious in the 1990s, with better graphics, better physics, more detail and bigger ambition. We go through the best racing games of the 1990s, from arcade legends like Sega Rally and Ridge Racer and long-lost franchises like Lotus Turbo Challenge, Road Rash, and Geoff Crammond Grand Prix, to console stalwarts that remain at the top of the pile three decades on, like Gran Turismo and Need For Speed.
The 11 best racing games of the 1990s
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