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Featured Have Your Say: Your First Racing Game

Discussion in 'Off Topic' started by Paul Jeffrey, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. Paul Jeffrey

    Paul Jeffrey
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    Everyone remembers their first love, and racing games are no different. With such a wealth of content on offer today, can you cast your mind back and remember the very first?

    No doubt about it, "sim racing" has advanced practically beyond imagination since those tentative first days of Pole Position back in the early 1980's. With highly polished graphics, detailed physics, multi car grids, online racing and all the other bells and whistles of modern gaming, a sim racer today is spoilt for choice when it comes to the wonderful pastime of driving digital racing cars.

    So for our question today I ask, which game (on what platform) was your very fist foray into the world of racing?

    Have fun reminiscing and enjoy the weekend!
     
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  2. Eugene Abramoff

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    Damn its been so long ago I actually don't remember... I do remember that my first simulator was NASCAR 2003.
     
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  3. Tylda

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    My first racing game and game ever is NFSU2. I love this game. So much customisation options plus that soundtrack. Imo best NFS ever made.
     
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  4. Stereo

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    The first one I remember clearly is Whiplash. (not my video)
     
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  5. Harry Davidson

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    I think my first one was Gran Turismo 1 on the PS1 in 1997. Already 20 years ago. Time flies when you are having fun (races)
     
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  6. xG4bby_o0x

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    mine was Rally Trophy, if anyone can actually remember it. i remember watching my father playing when i was little. once i asked im if i could try it out myself and soon became way better than him and my brother :D
     
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  7. Will Mazeo

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    First ever was Top Gear 1 lol
    On PC was Need for Speed 2
     
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  8. Ensi Ferrum

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    Pitstop II on the mighty C=64
     
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  9. Fredrace

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    Al Unser Jr. Arcade Racing Windows 3.x/95 :D
     
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  10. Stuart Gillard

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    My first proper racing game which I got into was Geoff Crammonds Grand Prix 2 which was developed and published by Microprose back in 1996 which featured the F1 cars of the 1994 season.

    I had this on my PC which back then was a Compaq Presario with a DX4 100Mhz processor, 2 or 4Mb memory a 420Mb HDD and a massive 14" CRT monitor.

    I distinctly remember being seriously impressed by this game as it was the first racing game which featured cars with sponsor graphics and such on the side just taking racing games as they were back then to the next level, and boy did I spend some time playing it with just a keyboard.
     
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  11. Dexter

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    this is first :)
     
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  12. Dfx_Voodoo

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    Jarret & Labonte: Stock Car Racing (PlayStation One)
     
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  13. Stylefilter

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    Colin Mcrae Rally 2.0, Screamer 4x4, Nascar Thunder 2003, NFS Porsche, Midtown Madness 3 on xbox,
     
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  14. FeltHat

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    some random game from commodore or other old crap, but first one i remember clearly is colin 1 then toca and need for speed II or III
     
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  15. Cote Dazur

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    Gran Turismo 1 on the PS1
     
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  16. NicuTapa

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    Stunts (PC)
     
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  17. thatmotorfreak

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    Re-Volt by Acclaim. No other RC racing game has ever come close to it.

    It even has a modding and racing community to this very day.
     
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  18. Newproto

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    ZX Spectrum - Grand Prix Simulator 2:

     
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  19. cpt_gandy

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    I think this is the oldest racing game ive played on the Dragon 32
    Speed Racer
     
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  20. darkelf1

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    An old 1990 FC/NES race game,played in 1991,but forgot the name...:thumbsup::thumbsup:
    Then a long time never play any race games, till NFS 5.:geek:

    i love Japaness cartoon animation in 90s, Cyber Formula is one of my favorate.:D
    ahhhhhh, Good old times......:rolleyes:
     
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