Mario Kart 8
Release date: May 2014
Mario Kart might not be a serious driving game with accurate physics and detailed damage modeling – but man is it fun. Mario Kart 8 for the Wii U takes the trusted formula of previous games in the series, and adds anti-gravity sections and HD graphics to the mix. It’s probably the ultimate party game, and is guaranteed to transform even the most relaxed of gamers into a competitive beast. Dibs on Yoshi!
Developer: Ivory Tower & Ubisoft Reflections
Release date: Q3 2014
We’ve seen so many movies about coast-to-coast road trips, it’s about time someone made a game about them. The Crew lets you drive a car to anywhere within the persistent open world of the US of A, including taking a 90-minute trip across the entire country. It is also an MMO of cars, where you and a group of your friends can race together, or infiltrate the seedy underworld of illegal racing (and crime in general). You can also play through the single-player alone, but The Crew is meant to be shared with friends; I mean, it’s in the title…
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Publisher: Slightly Mad Studios
Release date: Q4 2014
This one has been in development for the longest time. It was supposed to arrive on last-gen consoles as well, but seriously – with the way it looks and drives, better to put the effort where the strongest hardware is at, right? Project CARS will spin heads everywhere people play it, and also promises to deliver on a much more personal single-player career mode. A worthy contender to the best of the driving games/simulators genre, with a fidelity reserved only to the top tier of racing gamers.
Developer: Stainless Games
Publisher: Stainless Games
Release date: Q4 2014
Remember how awesome Carmageddon was, with its vehicular destruction and pedestrians ready to burst like meat-filled balloon? Never was a game so befitting of its name. Carmageddon: Reincarnation will hopefully let us relive these fond memories of car-on-carcarnage. It may not be as controversial as the original (lets face it, we’ve seen worst things in video games since 1997), but it could very well be just as fun; as long it remembers to add enough of that dark humor we love so much.
Developer: Evolution Studios
Release date: TBA 2014
Originally planned for the PlayStation 4 launch, DriveClub has since faded from public view. Sure, the developers uploaded some eye catching, jaw dropping footage on the game’s Facebook page, but we still have no release date. This game, besides the real-time lighting and enormous driving locations, has set itself with the goal of building drive clubs of players, and competing the against each other in various events. Honestly though? We just can’t wait to drift around the game world – arcade style.Some of our posts include links to online retail stores. We get a small cut if you buy something through one of our links. Don't worry, it doesn't cost you anything extra.