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A Black Falcon
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(01-11-2009, 12:16 AM)
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An Attempt At A Complete List Of Games In The Genre, Chronologically by Platform

A thread where the greatness of the futuristic racing game genre, one of my favorites, is celebrated with a list of every game ever made in the genre.

Contents (linked sections were moved for space to other posts)
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Introduction
Key
Changelog
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Consoles
Computers
Other Platforms
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"Extreme" but modern-day racing games
Alternate History Modern Day racing games
Titles not on list that deserve consideration

Key
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Categories: (Games are listed in order by category but in no order within each category)
* for true exclusives, not available on any other home platforms (eg. this can include arcade ports).
(*) for once exclusives now available on download services -- PSN, XBLA, or VC.
+ for semi-exclusives -- titles only available on this console/handheld and computer(s) but not other consoles, or this computer OS and console(s) but not other computers.

I bolded the games I have.

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Dedicated Systems
(hardwares that only play the built-in games and do not have any way of playing other titles)
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Play TV Legends Outrun 2019
(likely more, but I do not know of them)

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Consoles
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Magnavox Odyssey
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None

Fairchild Channel F
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None

Atari 2600
--
None unless you count:
Fatal Run (mostly shooting, not racing)

RCA Studio II
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None

Bally Astrocade
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None

Magnavox Odyssey II
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None

Mattel Intellivision
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None

Emerson Arcadia 2001
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None

Entex Adventurevision
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None

Atari 5200
--
None

Coleco Colecovision
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None

Vectrex
--
None

Sega SG-1000 (Japan/Europe only)
--
*Space Slalom

Nintendo Entertainment System (NES)
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(*)Mach Rider (more shooting than racing)
*Galaxy 5000: Racing in the 51st Century
*Astro Fang: Super Machine (Japan only)
RoadBlasters (more shooting than racing)
Death Race (checkpoint combat racing)

Famicom Disk System (NES add-on) (Japan only)
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None?

Epoch Super Cassette Vision (Japan only)
--
*Star Speeder

Sega Master System (SMS)
--
None unless you count:
+Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with small racing part) (Europe only)

Atari 7800
--
None unless you count:
Fatal Run (combat-heavy)

NEC TurboGrafx-16 (Japan/US only)
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(*)Moto Roader
*Moto Roader II (Japan only)

NEC Turbo CD (add-on, or stand-alone as the TurboDuo) (Japan/US only)
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*Moto Roader MC (Japan only)

Nintendo Game Boy (Handheld)
--
*Out of Gas (the goal is to shoot through all the G icons as fast as possible. Not sure if this counts or not, as you don't have to drive through them, just shoot them.)
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula (Japan only)

Sega Genesis
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*Outrun 2019

*Metal Fangs (Japan only)
Rock 'n Roll Racing
RoadBlasters

Atari Lynx (Handheld)
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RoadBlasters (mostly shooting, not racing)
S.T.U.N. Runner

NEC SuperGrafx (Japan only)
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None

SNK Neo Geo
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None

Super Nintendo (SNES)
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(*)F-Zero
*Top Gear 3000

*Uchuu Race: Astro Go! Go! (Japan only)
*Battle Cars (US only) (Namco, 1993)
*Cyber Spin
*Power Rangers Zeo Battle Racers (semi-futuristic)
*Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures (half racing, half platformer)
Rock 'n Roll Racing


Panasonic CD-i
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*Accelerator (Europe only)

Sega Game Gear (Handheld)
--
None

Fujitsu FM Towns Marty (Japan only)
--
None?

Sega CD (add-on, or stand-alone Sega CDX or JVC X-Eye)
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MegaRace (only sort of a racing game, more an FMV shooter)

3DO
--
*Crash 'N Burn
*Chiki Chiki Machine Mou Race 2: In Space (Chiki Chiki Machine is the Japanese title for Wacky Races) (Japan only release, like the first 3DO Wacky Races game) (like Looney Tunes Space Race, it's retro-futuristic.)
MegaRace (only sort of a racing game, more an FMV shooter)
Off-World Interceptor (mostly shooting, not racing)

Atari Jaguar (US/Europe only)
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Club Drive (you couldn't tell it's set in the future without the manual, but it is.)

Amiga CD32 (Europe/Canada only)
--
+RoadKill
+Black Viper

Pioneer LaserActive
--
*Rocket Coaster (Sega Pac required)

Sega 32X
--
None

SNK Neo-Geo CD
--
None

NEC PC-FX (Japan only)
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None

Sega Saturn
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*Cyber Speedway

+Scorcher
Off-World Interceptor Extreme (mostly shooting, not racing)
Wipeout
Wipeout XL (Europe/Japan only)
Hi Octane
Impact Racing (combat racing against the clock)

Sony Playstation
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*Wipeout 3

*Wipeout 3: Special Edition (Europe only)
*Starwinder: The Great Space Race
*JetMoto 2
*JetMoto 3
*Cosmic Race (Japan only)
*Streak Hoverboard Racing
*Firebugs (only partially futuristic themed)
*Red Asphalt (Rock 'N Roll Racing II: Red Asphalt in Europe)
*Running High (Japan only)
*NGEN Racing (US/Europe only)
*MaxRacer (Japan only)
*Speed Racer (1998)
*360: Three Sixty (Europe only)
*Bugriders: The Race of Kings (US/EU only) (scifi/fantasy)
*Cubix Robots for Everyone: Race 'N Robots
*Speed King (JP) / Road Rage (EU) (JP/EU only)
*Defeat Lightning (JP) / Future Racer (EU) (JP/EU only)
+JetMoto[/B]
+Crime Killer
+Rollcage

+Motorhead
+Rollcage Stage II
+CyberSpeed

+Locus (Japan only)
+Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits: The Atari Collection 2 (RoadBlasters)
Killer Loop (on Dreamcast as Magforce Racing)
Wipeout
Off-World Interceptor Extreme
(mostly shooting, not racing)
Wipeout XL

Hi Octane
Hydro Thunder
Hot Wheels Turbo Racing
S.C.A.R.S.
Impact Racing (combat racing against the clock)

Satellaview (SNES add-on) (Japan only)
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*BS F-Zero Ace Cup
(BS F-Zero Jack, Queen, and King Cup titles are Satellaview re-releases of the three cups of base F-Zero, but Ace Cup is new)
BS Chrono Trigger Jet Bike Special (downloadable ver. of Chrono Trigger jetbike minigame)

Nintendo Virtual Boy
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None (one, *Zero Racers, was cancelled near completion)

Casio Loopy (Japan only)
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None

Atari Jaguar CD (add-on)
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None

Bandai/Apple Pippin
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None

Nintendo 64
--
*F-Zero X
*Wipeout 64
*Extreme-G

*Stunt Racer 64
*Aero Gauge
*Carmageddon 64
+XG2: Extreme-G 2
San Francisco Rush 2049
Star Wars Episode I Racer
S.C.A.R.S.
Hydro Thunder
Hot Wheels Turbo Racing


Tiger Electronics Game.com
--
None

SNK Neo Geo Pocket (Handheld) (Japan only)
--
None

Nintendo Game Boy Color (Handheld)
--
*San Francisco Rush 2049
*Star Wars Episode I Racer

*NYR: New York Race (Europe only)
*Thunderbirds Are Go! (Europe/Australia only) (minigame collection, one is racing)
*Cubix Robots for Everyone: Race 'N Robots
*Armada F/X Racers

Sega Dreamcast
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*Zusar Vasar (Japan only)
*Pod 2: Speed Zone Multiplayer Online
*Surf Rocket Racers (jetski game with a few futuristic elements)
+TrickStyle

Magforce Racing (on PSX as Killer Loop)
San Francisco Rush 2049
Hydro Thunder
Looney Tunes Space Race
(classic Looney Tunes retro-future)
Star Wars Episode I Racer


Bandai WonderSwan (Handheld) (Japan only)
--
None

SNK Neo Geo Pocket Color (Handheld)
--
None

Nintendo 64 Disk Drive (64DD) (addon) (Japan only)
--
*F-Zero X Expansion Kit (addon, requires original game to run) (Japan only)

VM Labs Nuon
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None

Sony PlayStation II
--
*Wipeout Fusion
*Iridium Runners
*HSX - HyperSonic.Xtreme
*Kinetica

*Jet Ion Grand Prix (JP/EU only)
*Jak X Combat Racing

*EyeToy: AntiGrav (req. EyeToy camera)
*Action Man ATOM: Alpha Teens on Machines (EU/Australia only)
*Star Wars Racer Revenge
*Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
(kart racer)
*IGPX: Immortal Grand Prix
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity (Japan only)
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 2 (Japan only)
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 3 (Japan only)
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 4 (Japan only)
+MR3: MegaRace 3 (Europe only)
+Lego Racers 2 (partially)
+NYR: New York Race (Europe only)
Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
Hot Wheels World Race
Speed Racer (2008)
Looney Tunes Space Race (classic Looney Tunes retro-future)
Midway Arcade Treasures (RoadBlasters)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (Badlands, San Francisco Rush 2049, Hydro Thunder, S.T.U.N. Runner)
XGIII: Extreme-G Racing
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association (XG4) (US/Europe only)
Drome Racers
Powerdrome (2004)
Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom!

Arctic Thunder
Sonic Riders
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Wipeout Pulse (EU exclusive on PS2, late port)

Bandai WonderSwan Color/Crystal (Handheld) (Japan only)
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None

Nintendo Game Boy Advance (Handheld)
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*F-Zero: Maximum Velocity
*F-Zero GP Legend

*F-Zero Climax (Japan only)
*Hot Wheels World Race
*Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
*Trick Star
*Lego Drome Racers
Rock 'n Roll Racing
Smashing Drive

Nintendo Gamecube
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*F-Zero GX
(also in arcades)
*Tube Slider
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Evolution (Japan only)
XGIII: Extreme-G Racing
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association
(XG4) (US/Europe only)
Midway Arcade Treasures (RoadBlasters)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (Badlands, San Francisco Rush 2049, Hydro Thunder, S.T.U.N. Runner)
Butt-Ugly Martians: Zoom or Doom!
Hot Wheels World Race
Drome Racers
Smashing Drive

Sonic Riders
Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve's Racing Vision (Europe only)

Microsoft Xbox
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*Pulse Racer
*Quantum Redshift

Midway Arcade Treasures (RoadBlasters)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (Badlands, San Francisco Rush 2049, Hydro Thunder, S.T.U.N. Runner)
XGRA: Extreme-G Racing Association (XG4) (US/Europe only)
Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
Hot Wheels World Race
Powerdrome (2004)
Smashing Drive
Arctic Thunder
Sonic Riders


Nokia N-Gage (Handheld)
--
*System Rush

Tiger Telematics Gizmondo
--
None

Nintendo DS (Handheld)
--
*Speed Racer
*Galaxy Racers (Educational)
*Crazy Chicken: Star Karts
Ben 10 Galactic Racing

Sony PlayStation Portable (PSP) (Handheld)
--
*Wipeout Pure
*Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula VS (Japan only)
*Spinout (Europe/Australia only) (a PS2 ver. was canned)
+StateShift (Europe/Australia only release)
Wipeout Pulse (PSP only in US/JP, but also on PS2 in EU)

PSP PlayStation Network (digital)
--
*Wipeout Pure
*Spinout (EU only)
+StateShift (US/EU only)
Wipeout Pulse

Microsoft Xbox 360
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Fatal Inertia
Ben 10 Galactic Racing

Xbox 360 Live Arcade (digital) (XBLA)
--
*Novadrome (mostly arena combat, but there is one checkpoint racing mode)
*Street Trace: NYC
*Hydro Thunder Hurricane

Nintendo Wii
--
*Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Wheelie Breakers (Japan/US only)
*Excitebots: Trick Racing (arguably futuristic, the cars are at least)
*Speed Zone (US title) / Wheelspin (Europe title)
Speed Racer (2008)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity
Ben 10 Galactic Racing

Wii WiiWare (digital)
--
*FAST Racing League

Wii Virtual Console (digital) (VC)
--
F-Zero (SNES)
F-Zero X (N64)
Moto Roader (TG16)
Mach Rider (NES)

Sony PlayStation III
--
*Wipeout HD Fury (disc release Europe/Asia only)
Ben 10 Galactic Racing

PS3 PlayStation Network (digital)(PSN)
--
*Wipeout HD
*Wipeout HD Fury (expansion pack for above title)
*Sodium 2 (in PS Home; free with pay DLC)
+Death Track Resurrection
Fatal Inertia EX

Nintendo DSi DSiWare (digital)
--
None?

Nintendo 3DS
--
Ben 10 Galactic Racing

3DS eShop (digital)
--
None?

PlayStation Vita
--
*Wipeout 2048

Vita PSN (digital)
--
*Wipeout 2048

Nintendo Wii U
--
None

Nintendo Wii U eShop (digital)
--
None

Nintendo Wii U Virtual Console (digital)
--
F-Zero


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Computers

--

Because of how unbalanced it is towards the IBM PC, and because of the many upgrades to the system over the years, that platform is listed last in this category.

+ now means that this game is only available on this computer platform and consoles, and isn't on other computer platforms.

Apple II
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Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)

Atari 400/800 ("Atari 8-bit")
--
Elektraglide
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
Trailblazer

Commodore VIC-20
--
None

Sinclair ZX Spectrum (Europe only platform)
--
*Robot Messiah (three game types, one racing)
*Micronaut One (one mode is a basic race mode, the main game not really racing)
*Battlecars (Games Workshop, 1984) (48k)
Overlander (RoadBlasters meets Elite)
RoadBlasters
S.T.U.N. Runner
LED Storm
Space Racer
Fire & Forget (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Purple Saturn Day
Trailblazer
Badlands

BBC Micro (Europe only platform)
--
None

Commodore 64
--
*AlleyKat
*Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II
Trailblazer
LED Storm
RoadBlasters
Elektraglide
S.T.U.N. Runner
Overlander (RoadBlasters meets Elite)
Space Racer
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Badlands

Microsoft MSX
--
*Life in the Fast Lane (mostly shooting)
*Cosmos Circuit (Japan only) (requires a MSX Laserdisc drive) (arcade port)
Trailblazer

Sega SC-3000
--
None

Apple Macintosh
--
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now
Star Wars Episode I Racer
Wipeout XL
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
Locus
Zone Raiders
C64 Classix (Overlander, Elektraglide)
Tasty Static (freeware Skyroads clone)
Laser Dolphin (platformer with racing side mode)
Mars Explorer

Mac Digital Downloads
--
Laser Dolphin
Tasty Static (freeware Skyroads clone)
Mars Explorer

Amstrad CPC (Europe only platform)
--
Psyborg
RoadBlasters
Elektraglide
Overlander (RoadBlasters meets Elite)
Space Racer
Purple Saturn Day (four game types, one racing)
Fire & Forget (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Trailblazer
Badlands

Atari ST
--
*Runaway
Overlander (RoadBlasters meets Elite)
Powerdrome (1989)
RoadBlasters
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
LED Storm
Major Motion
Jupiter's Masterdrive
Fire & Forget (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Space Racer
Purple Saturn Day (four game types, one racing)
Trailblazer
Badlands
Psyborg

Commodore Amiga
--
*Desert Racing of BarDos
+RoadKill
+Black Viper
Powerdrome (1989)
LED Storm
Major Motion
Overlander (RoadBlasters meets Elite)
Tunnels of Armageddon
S.T.U.N. Runner
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
Purple Saturn Day (four game types, one racing)
Jupiter's Masterdrive
Fire & Forget (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing component)
Space Racer
Wipeout 2097 (XL) (unofficial?)
Badlands
Psyborg

Apple IIGS
--
Tunnels of Armageddon

Sharp X68000
--
None

Acorn Archimedes
--
None

Fujitsu FM Towns (Japan only)
--
None?

Linux
--
Ballistics

Linux Digital Downloads
--
H-Craft (digital download only, here)
Tasty Static (freeware Skyroads clone)

IBM PC and Compatibles - Disc/Disk Release (DOS/Windows Games) (unless noted, assume that the games had US and European releases.)
--
*Pod: Planet of Death
*MegaRace II

*Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing
*Kosmonaut (futuristic vehicular driving-platformer) (freeware)
*Skyroads (futuristic vehicular driving-platformer) (now free, once shareware)

*SkyRoads Xmas Special (futuristic vehicular driving-platformer) (freeware)
*Space Haste (Europe only?)
*Space Haste 2
*BeamBreakers
*CyberRace
*DethKarz
*Rocket Jockey
(mostly a combat game)
*Rocky Racers
*Hover
*Motorhead

*HoverAce
*Mad Trax
*Nitro Stunt Racing
*Hoverboard ASDF (Australia only)
*Powerslide
*Death Rally

*Deathtrack
*Tube
*Nelson Piquet's Grand Prix Evolution
*Freeride Thrash
*Chromadome
*Drive
*Vangers (WEIRD! Open-world, but lots of racing.)
*Slipstream 5000
*Track Attack
*Thunder Offshore
*Thrust Twist and Turn
*Voltage (Russia) / Racers (US) (US: Online orders only, from EDGE Games (boxed product))
*A.I.M. Racing (disc ver. Russia only)
*Hard Truck: Apocalypse (disc ver. Russia only)
*Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of the Clans (disc ver. Russia only)
*Clutch (disc ver. Russia only)
*GearGrinder (disc ver. Russia only)
*Death Track: Resurrection (disc ver. Russia only)
*Pyroblazer (Europe only on disc)
*Auto Assault (MMO futuristic car combat/racing game)
*Sky Track (disc ver. Russia only)
*Death Road (disc ver. EU only)
*Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X
+Jeff Gordon XS Racing
+Infestation
+Scorcher
+CyberSpeed
+JetMoto
+StateShift
+Midway's Greatest Arcade Hits Vol. 2 (RoadBlasters)
+MegaRace
+MR3: MegaRace 3
+XG2: Extreme-G 2
(US only)
+Killer Loop
+TrickStyle
+Lego Racers 2
+Hi Octane
+Crime Killer
+S.C.A.R.S.
+Rollcage
+Rollcage Stage II ("Death Track Racing" in the US)

+Midway Arcade Treasures (RoadBlasters)
+Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (Badlands, San Francisco Rush 2049, Hydro Thunder, S.T.U.N. Runner)
+Carmageddon
+Carmageddon: Splat Pack (expansion)
+Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000
+NYR: New York Race (may have been Europe only)
+Hot Wheels World Race
+Hot Wheels Stunt Track Challenge
+Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve's Racing Vision (definitely released in Europe, maybe also the US)
+Wipeout
+Wipeout XL
+Drome Racers
Star Wars Episode I Racer

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now
Powerdrome (2004) (Europe only)
S.T.U.N. Runner
Tunnels of Armageddon
Space Racer
Autoduel (open-ended racing RPG)
Ballistics
Locus
Zone Raiders
Mars Explorer
C64 Classix (Overlander, Elektraglide)
Purple Saturn Day (four game types, one racing)
Fire & Forget (driving shooter with minimal racing)
Fire & Forget II (driving shooter with minimal racing)
H-Craft (disc ver. Russia only)
Tasty Static (freeware Skyroads clone)
Laser Dolphin (platformer with racing side mode)
Psyborg

PC - Digital Download
Services: GG: GamersGate; S: Steam; A: Amazon; I: Impulse; GF: GameFly (ex-Direct2Drive); O: Origin; GOG: Good Old Games; Other: site linked
--
*A.I.M. Racing (S, GG, I, A)
*Hard Truck: Apocalypse (S, GG, I, GF, A)
*Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of the Clans (S, GG, I, GF, A)
*Clutch (S)
*GearGrinder (GG)
*Pyroblazer (S, GG, GF)
*Super Laser Racer (site)
*Hoverboard ASDF (DEAD - Online Only Korean title shut down in 2005)
*Nelson Piquet's Grand Prix Evolution (GG)
*Sky Track (GG)
*Slipstream 5000 (GG)
*Space Haste 2 (Strategy First store)
*Nitronic Rush (freeware)
*InMomentum (S, GF, A)
*Megarace II (GOG)
*Death Road (O, GG)
+Megarace (GOG)
+Megarace 3 (GF, GOG)
+StateShift (GG)
+Death Track: Resurrection (S, GG, I, D, A)
H-Craft (site)
Space Track (demo only, full ver. iPhone only)

--
Other Platforms

--
Cybiko Xtreme (Handheld)
--
*Galaxy Racers (rail shooter/racing)

Web Browser
--
*SWFRoads (unlicensed Skyroads flash remake)
Mars Explorer

Mobile (* just means mobile exclusive.)
--
*Geopod (Symbian/Windows Mobile)
*Geopod XE (Symbian/Windows Mobile/Zodiac)
*Vektrax (iOS)
*Low Grav Racer (iOS)
*Ground Effect (iOS)
*Repulze (iOS/Android)
*Skyriders (Android/iOS)
Space Track (iOS) - Skyroads ripoff
Mars Explorer (iOS)
Flashout 3D (Android, iOS, Ouya)

Arcades (* means arcade exclusive)
--
*Star Wars Racer Arcade (by Sega)
*Vapor TRX
*Motor Raid
*Cyber Cycles
*Hard Drivin's Airborne (unreleased)
*Astro Race
*Star Rider
*Mad Crasher
*Space Position
*Hyperdrive
*Time Road (one of three settings is in the future)
*Vic Viper (unreleased)
*Wasteland Racers 2071
*H2 Overdrive (Hydro Thunder spiritual sequel)
*San Francisco Rush 2049 (one track is arcade only and all tracks' shortcuts and coin locations are different. Also, no wings, stunt mode, or battle mode.)
*San Francisco Rush 2049 TE (Rush 2049 arcade, but with new, exclusive content -- several new tracks and cars. It also had online network play with other machines.) (completed, but canceled in testing and unreleased)
*San Francisco Rush 2049 SE (newer, released Rush 2049 Arcade upgrade with all Rush 2049 TE content except online play)
Hydro Thunder
Badlands
S.T.U.N. Runner
Motorhead (port of the PC/PSX game)
Arctic Thunder
F-Zero AX (simultaneously developed with F-Zero GX)
Killer Loop (port of the PSX/PC/DC game)
LED Storm
RoadBlasters
Ballistics (port of the PC/Linux game)
Cosmos Circuit
Vs. Mach Rider (same as the NES game)
F-Zero (time-limited SNES game)
Speed King



Upcoming

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Distance (PC DD) - Spiritual sequel to Nitronic Rush!
Flashout 3D (PC, Mac)
Energy Hook (PC, Mac, Linux)
Last edited by A Black Falcon; 05-26-2013 at 03:30 AM.
Graphics Horse
graphics horse
graphics horse
does whatever a
graphics horse does
(01-11-2009, 12:32 AM)
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I can think of a few you missed

Super Cars
Super Cars II

Never played this one but the name always stuck in my mind, along the lines of Downforce probably.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/speed-...-racing-vision
proposition
Banned
(01-11-2009, 12:40 AM)
I think you'll find you mean WipeOut 2097
[Nintex]
Banned
(01-11-2009, 12:41 AM)
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F-Zero GX

That's all you'll ever need.
whitehawk
leeches are the best bait when attempting to land bass
(01-11-2009, 12:51 AM)
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Would gripshift be a 'futuristic racer'?
Flunkie
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(01-11-2009, 12:51 AM)
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iPod Touch/iPhone:

Low Grav Racer

Originally Posted by whitehawk

Would gripshift be a 'futuristic racer'?

No, because it's not a racer.

Edit: Oh, there's Trackmania? Why? These games aren't racers, nor are they really futuristic.
Last edited by Flunkie; 01-11-2009 at 12:54 AM.
AlphaTwo00
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(01-11-2009, 12:53 AM)
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Originally Posted by whitehawk

Would gripshift be a 'futuristic racer'?

If Trackmania counts, I would say GripShift does.
Jaded Alyx
(01-11-2009, 12:56 AM)
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Pyroblazer is on PC as well.
dejan
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(01-11-2009, 01:05 AM)
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You forgot to list Hi-Octane for pc.
Maggot9
Banned
(01-11-2009, 01:10 AM)
what an UGLY fucking list.
Grayman
Member
(01-11-2009, 01:40 AM)
I think you skipped Carmageddon 2 on PC which had racing just like the others if I recall. You did it if you wanted, or you smashed shit. You could win stages with racing.

There was some jet racing game on PSP that probably played like a futuristic racer but I forgot the title.


Did Rocket Jockey have racing? Saturn/PC, looked like it was similar to jet moto but with more combat.



Are "Tron Games" racing or combat?
Last edited by Grayman; 01-11-2009 at 01:44 AM.
Grayman
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(01-11-2009, 01:42 AM)

Originally Posted by Maggot9

what an UGLY fucking list.

I'd highlight the system names, or bold them and unbold games ABF owns and merge all of the systems with no games into a category of shame.
Caesar III
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(01-11-2009, 01:42 AM)
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Originally Posted by dejan

You forgot to list Hi-Octane for pc.

this came to my mind too. the game was so great.

Hover, the game shipped with windows 95 was kinda cool, too and some kind of a racing game.
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I should play some Rollcage Stage 2.

Also, I believe Skyroads is the second PC game I ever played.
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Originally Posted by Grayman

There was some jet racing game on PSP that probably played like a futuristic racer but I forgot the title.

It did have a very forgettable title.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/mach-m...-combat-heroes
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Don't forget Slipstream 5000 for the PC.
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Originally Posted by AlphaTwo00

If Trackmania counts, I would say GripShift does.

If those two count, I'd argue that Ridge Racer does as well
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Originally Posted by Linkzg

If those two count, I'd argue that Ridge Racer does as well

Well, it does have this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBF7NPmD3io
"Ridge Racer 7 PAC-MAN VS TERAJIN"
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NGEN Racing for the PS1 should be on the list. Very good racer using jets.
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Originally Posted by Linkzg

If those two count, I'd argue that Ridge Racer does as well

And if Ridge Racer counts, Gran Turismo should as well!
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Edit: Original post changelog added to the beginning of this post.


Changelog:
-added Speed Challenge: Jacques Villeneuve's Racing Vision
-added Slipstream 5000
-removed Trackmania series
-added Cyber Cycles
-added Cosmos Circuit
-added Astro Race
-added Star Rider
-added Mad Crasher
-added Space Position
-added LED Storm (Arcade version)
-added Killer Loop (Arcade version)
-added Time Road -added Autoduel
-corrected PC systems order
-highlighted system names
-added Cosmic Race
-added Motorhead
-added Jet Ion Grand Prix
-added FM Towns computer ("None?")
-clarified Moto Roader games as definitely futuristic (because all three are)
-added BS Chrono Trigger Jet Bike Special
-added Club Drive (yup, it's set in the future...)
-added Speed Zone (upcoming Wii game)
-added Death Race (NES; there's also an old arcade version, but it seems to be pure combat, no racing at all.)
-added Fire & Forget (the first one), added details for Out of Gas (though it's still a borderline case)
-6/9/09 - Moved Speed Zone/Wheelspin for the Wii from Upcoming to the the main list, because it's been released in the US.
-9/18/09 - edited Upcoming section, added Voltage to released games list (PC only)
-9/30/09 - added Wipeout Pulse (European PS2 version) and Wipeout HD Fury (PSN expansion pack for the PSN game Wipeout HD)
-12/13/09 - added Chiki Chiki Machine Mou Race 2: In Space (Wacky Races (2) would have been the Western title had it been released here), Carmageddon: Splat Pack (expansion for Carmageddon), Yu-Gi-Oh! 5D's: Wheelie Breakers, and Wasteland Racers 2071. Racers (Voltage in Russia) added to released PC games section, as an additional title for Voltage -- Tim Langdell seems to actually ship copies of the thing, for the handful of people who order it, so it counts I guess. Wipeout HD Fury added to PS3 discs releases section as well as download. Fixed Powerdrome release date. Added some notes. Wheelspin (European release of Arthur McLean's Speedzone) moved from 'Upcoming' to 'Released'. Mach Rider added to Wii Virtual Console list -- it had been marked in the NES section as also being on VC, but hadn't been added to the VC section. Whoops, fixed. :)
"Extreme" but modern-day racing games added. Changelog and the "Extreme" modern-day sections moved to other, linked posts to save space.
-12/16/09 - added GearGrinder, Clutch, Hard Truck: Apocalypse - Rise of the Clans, Death Track Resurrection, Super Laser Racer. "Europe only" note on A.I.M. Racing removed, it was released worldwide. PC Digital Download section added, digital download titles listed. Bump 'n' Burn removed -- it's not futuristic, but a fantasy/kart-style racer.
-12/18/09 - added H-Craft, Hoverboard ASDF (a South Korean only racing online game which was shut down in 2005 and cannot be played anymore)
-1/25/10 - added Direct2Drive to PC DD services list, and marked all games that support it. Added Battlecars for the Spectrum.
-3/28/10 - fixed Street Racer/Speed Racer confusion. Street Racer is the one I was thinking of for PSX and Saturn and it is a kart racer, not a futuristic racer. However there was a Speed Racer game for PSX, so that was not changed (it just refers to a different game now); there were not Saturn or Game Boy versions of Speed Racer, so those two were removed. Added Speed Racer in The Challenge of Racer X for PC (DOS) which I had previously missed. Added Speed Racer in My Most Dangerous Adventures for SNES as well (it's half racing, half platformer).
-7/27/10 - added Space Slalom for the Sega SG-1000, a very simple space-based go-through-the-gates game, Cosmic Causeway: Trailblazer II for the Commodore 64, Power Rangers Zeo: Battle Racers for SNES, if it counts (the bikes look futuristic, but the series is sort of set in the present day, right? Any thoughts?), Black Viper (Amiga, Amiga CD32). Added other versions of Trailblazer; it wasn't just for C64, but for five other computers on the list as well. Added the Mac versions of Locus, which means it's not PC only on computers, and Zone Raiders, which removes its PC exclusivity mark. Added C64 Classix (Overlander, Elektraglide) for PC and Mac. Added Laser Dolphin (main game is a platformer, racing side mode) for PC and Mac. Added Tasty Static (freeware Skyroads clone from last year) for PC, Mac, and Linux. Added Badlands' older home computer ports, it was only listed for arcades and Midway Arcade Treasures 3 but was released on various home computers when it came out. Added Amiga, Atari ST, and PC versions of Psyborg; it wasn't just for Amstrad CPC. I wasn't sure about Nitro (Amiga, Atari ST), but it appears to be a 'apocalypse modern day' setting, so I put the game in the "Alternate World Modern Day" section. I'd love if someone could find the manual for this game, so I could know whether it should be where I put it, or in the main list... Finally, added Mars Explorer (freeware browser/iPhone/Mac/Windows game); it's mostly not racing I think, just driving and stuff, but I believe there is some in it.
-9/1/10 - added the upcoming game Fast - Racing League for WiiWare, from Shin'en.
-9/11/10 - added the mediocre and utterly unremarkable futuristic racing/educational game "Galaxy Racers" for the DS. (a new release, just recently came out)
11/20/10 - added Space Track for the iPhone and PC. It's a Skyroads knockoff. The PC version is a demo only with level creator, the full version is only on iPhone but has no level creator.
9/26/11 - added FAST (WiiWare), Metal Fangs (Genesis), Star Wars: Super Bombad Racing (PS2), and Impact Racing (PS1/Saturn). In the "Extreme but not futuristic" category moved both TrackMania games to released (2 for PC, and the Wii game), plus added the second DS TrackMania, TrackMania Turbo. Metal Fangs I just learned about, it's a topdown-style racer, looks okay. Super Bombad Racing is a Star Wars kart racer, but because of the Star Wars setting I'm including it even if gameplay-wise it's kart and not futuristic. I see that at the top of pg. 2 I asked about Impact Racing. Now I've played it, and it's definitely futuristic, and it is a racing game because you need to finish before time runs out. Like Offworld Interceptor Extreme, you do a lot of shooting and there aren't opponents you're racing against, just enemies, but the timer is tight and killing enemies can get you more so you can finish the race before time runs out.
-10/16/2011 - Hydro Thunder Hurricane (X360), H2 Overdrive (Arcade), Sonic Riders (PS2, PC, Xbox, GC), Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (PS2, Wii), Sonic Free Riders (X360 Kinect).
10/17/2011 - Sodium 2 (PS Home for PS3) - free to play with pay DLC game in Playstation Home for the PS3. I'll put it in the PSN section, with a note it's in Home.
11/7/2011 - Added Star Speeder and the Super Cassette Vision console that it is for, and the GBA version of Drome Racers (which is a different game from the PC/PS2/Xbox/GC title). Also added most of the Cyber Formula series; only two of the eight racing games in the series were in the list. The six new ones are Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula (GB), Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity (PS2), Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 2 (PS2), Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 3 (PS2), Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Infinity 4 (PS2), Shinseiki GPX Cyber Formula: Road to the Evolution (GC).
11/15/2011 - Added Ben 10 Galactic Racing (DS/3DS/PS3/360/Wii), Nitronic Rush (freeware PC game), InMomentum (PC DD platform/racer). Ben 10 Galactic Racing is a kart racer style game set in the cartoon franchise. Nitronic Rush is a pretty awesome timetrial racing game with some Rush series influence, along with other things like the platformer-ish levels in Rollcage, etc.
5/22/2012 - Added 360: Three Sixty (PS1, Europe only), Bugriders: The Race of Kings (PS1, US/EU only). Bugriders might not really fit here; the game is fantasy themed, on a strange alien world, but isn't really clearly futuristic, I think. I'm not sure if it should be here, but it's definitely not set on Earth anyway.
6/3/2012 - Added Cubix Robots for Everyone: Race 'N Robots (PS1 and GBC)
9/2/2012 - Added Rocket Coaster (LaserActive Sega PAC) - racing game with fantasy, adventure, and future settings. The cars look futuristic in all three sets of tracks though.
9/6/2012 - Added Future Racer, aka Defeat Lightning (PS1).
10/2/2012 - Added Mac Digital Downloads category with the Mac version of Laser Dolphin, Tasty Static, and Mars Explorer in it. Added Linux Digital Downloads category with Tasty Static and H-Craft in it.
11/5/2012 - Added the Cybiko/Cybiko Xtreme handhelds and the free game Galaxy Racers for it (it's a rail shooter/racing game cross)
11/17/2012 - Added Armada F/X Racers for Game Boy Color. It's a mediocre racing game spinoff of the good Dreamcast topdown spaceship action/strategy title.
12/13/2012 - Added Wipeout 2048 for Playstation Vita, and the console. Also added Crazy Chicken: Star Karts for the DS. It's a quite bad, low-budget game, as with all Crazy Chicken titles, but it exists. Expect bad space Mario Kart. Removed Jeff Gordon's XS Racing for PS1, because it doesn't exist -- the console ports of that game were never released, it's a PC-only game.
2/2/2013 - Added Speed King (JP title), aka Road Rage (EU title), for the Playstation and Arcades. It's a Konami game in the style of Wipeout. No US release.
3/19/2013 - Added Death Road (PC and PC DD) - Another European futuristic racing game. The game released in 2012, but I didn't hear about it until just now. It's on Origin and GamersGate, online; physical was Europe-only.
3/20/2013 - Removed X-Car (PC), because really it's not futuristic. I also added PSP PSN (digital), Vita PSN (digital), DSiWare (digital), 3DS eShop (digital), 3DS Virtual Console (digital), and Wii U, Wii U eShop (digital), and Wii U Virtual Console (digital) categories. All the Wii U has so far is F-Zero for VC, but there'll be more sometime I'm sure. There are no games in most those categories, but four of the five PSP games here do have digital-download releases on the PSP PSN, so that's cool. One, StateShift, was only released in the US on PSN -- the physical release was Europe-only. Of the five though, only the Japan-exclusive one (Shinseki GPX Cyber Formula) doesn't have a download release. Note that I slightly changed the formatting -- I removed the (disc) labels that had been on the Wii and X360, and instead mark digital-only categories with a (digital) marker. For the purposes of the + or * notes -- that is, for purposes of exclusivity -- I do not consider the digital and physical categories for each platform to be different platforms, so games still get a * if they available on both physical and digital for a system, but aren't on any other systems. Midway Arcade Treasures 3, Jet X2O, and Downforce were also added to the "extreme" but modern-day list. I know that list is missing a lot of stuff that could be there, but those do belong, and now have been added. Added Distance (PC) to the Upcoming Games list.
5/25/2013 - Added the Wipeout-inspired Flashout 3D (iOS, Android, Ouya) to the Mobile category, and added Flashout 3D (PC, Mac) and Energy Hook (PC, Mac, Linux) to Upcoming. As for the Ouya though, it's Android powered, but it's pretty much a console... should it be in consoles instead of Mobile? Also added Repulze (iOS/Android), another Wipeout-inspired game, and Skyriders (Android/iOS) to the Mobile list as well. Skyriders looks like sort of like Skyroads with a bit of Monkey Ball mixed in, so it's sort of a platform/racing game. Looking at other Android games, I see Zaxxon Escape (iOS/Android) listed as one, but really that's an endless runner in a ship. I can't quite call that a racing game... any opinions?

Originally Posted by dejan

You forgot to list Hi-Octane for pc.

Bah, I did. :( Added.

Originally Posted by Jaded Alyx

Pyroblazer is on PC as well.

Yeah, but the PC version is already out (as of late last year). You'll find it in the PC section. It's the console ports that aren't yet.

Originally Posted by Flunkie

iPod Touch/iPhone:

Low Grav Racer


No, because it's not a racer.

Edit: Oh, there's Trackmania? Why? These games aren't racers, nor are they really futuristic.

Trackmania... the arenas look futuristic to me, the cars less so. Maybe it shouldn't be there, but it seems at least somewhat futuristic at least... I don't know, it is a questionable inclusion I will admit.

They definitely are racing games, though... just timetrial and ghost race-only racing games. That is still racing, I think... though the focus on learning stages and avoiding obstacles makes it feel closer to a SkyRoads or something than a standard racing game, for sure. But I included SkyRoads for some reason (probably because it's awesome) despite really not thinking it's a racing game, so... um, yeah. I did say that some of the decisions about what to include and what not to are tough. Do you think none of that stufff should be there? Anyway though, Trackmania is a racing game series.

Like TrackMania, Moto Roader (particularly the first one) would be another one of those "it's questionable if this is futuristic" things, I would say. I did list it, but I'm not sure that it should stay...

Originally Posted by Flunkie

iPod Touch/iPhone:

Low Grav Racer

I don't know much about mobile phone/iphone/etc games (as I have no such device and don't follow what games exist for them), thanks.

Originally Posted by proposition

I think you'll find you mean WipeOut 2097

On that note, I mentioned European and Japanese exclusives, but didn't mention US exclusives, did I... it'd take forever to go back and check which are. Any help there for ones that would fit that?

Anyway, I don't think it would make sense to list every region's title for every game... that would be a very messy list, for sure. So I just listed the US titles, if it was released here. I could say Wipeout XL (2097) or something, but then do I need to go back and list, like, the Russian titles of some of those PC games, or say that Cyber Speedway was called Gran Chaser in Japan, or stuff like that? That would quickly make the list quite long and confusing, I think...

Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

I can think of a few you missed

Super Cars
Super Cars II

Never played this one but the name always stuck in my mind, along the lines of Downforce probably.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/speed-...-racing-vision

Hmm... added that last one for sure, but I'm not so certain about the other two. Yes, the cars have weapons, but it doesn't really look like the future... just modern-at-the-time cars with guns. Doesn't quite look like a futuristic racing game to me... am I wrong?
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Are the Star Wars games really futuristic if they take place "a long time ago?"

And for what it's worth, I really enjoyed the recent Speed Racer games. Both the Wii/PS2 versions and the DS title.
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Edit: "Extreme" Modern-Day Racing Games added to this post.

Genesis
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Hard Drivin'
Race Drivin' (has (exclusive?) track editor)

Lynx
--
Hard Drivin'

Game Boy
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Race Drivin'

SNES
--
Race Drivin'

Saturn
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Race Drivin' (Japan only)

Playstation
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San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing (original Rush game only, awful port)
Race Drivin' (Japan only)

Nintendo 64
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*Rush 2: Extreme Racing USA
+San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
(includes all Rush and Rush The Rock content, unlike the PSX version which is only the original arcade game)

Playstation 2
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*Jet X2O (Hydro Thunder/Wave Race cross)
Downforce (it's not very "extreme" at all, but they tried to sell it as one, so it sort of counts)
Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition, Off-Road Thunder)

Gamecube
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Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition, Off-Road Thunder)

Xbox
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Midway Arcade Treasures 3 (San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition, Off-Road Thunder)

DS
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*TrackMania DS
*TrackMania Turbo

Wii
--
*TrackMania: Build to Race


Commodore 64
--
Hard Drivin'

ZX Spectrum (UK only)
--
Hard Drivin'

Amstrad CPC (UK only)
--
Hard Drivin'

Atari ST
--
Hard Drivin'
Hard Drivin' II

Amiga
--
Hard Drivin' II

PC
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*Whiplash (US title) / Fatal Racing (EU title)
*Stunts
*TrackMania (not everyone counts this series as racing, but it kind of is...)
*TrackMania Power Up!
*TrackMania Nations: Electronic Sports World Cup (freeware ver.)
*TrackMania Nations Forever (freeware ver.)
*TrackMania Sunrise
*TrackMania Sunrise eXtreme (freeware ver.)
*TrackMania United
*TrackMania United Forever (freeware ver.)
*TrackMania II
Hard Drivin' II


Arcade
--
Hard Drivin'
Race Drivin'
San Francisco Rush: Extreme Racing
San Francisco Rush The Rock: Alcatraz Edition

Upcoming
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Nothing at the moment I know of

Originally Posted by Machine

NGEN Racing for the PS1 should be on the list. Very good racer using jets.

But are they futuristic jets? That's the question... :)

Looks somewhat futuristic to me, though also sort of modern... I listed it for now, but I'd like ot know more about whether it's actually futuristic or just arcadey modern flight racing.

Originally Posted by Flunkie

And if Ridge Racer counts, Gran Turismo should as well!

Fine, fine, I get it, TrackMania probably shouldn't be on the list. Maybe I'll remove them.

Originally Posted by AlphaTwo00

Well, it does have this:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBF7NPmD3io
"Ridge Racer 7 PAC-MAN VS TERAJIN"

Hah... :) ... I don't think that quite counts. But it is sort of futuristic looking, isn't it.
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Edit : "Titles not on list that deserve consideration" section moved here from the end of the original post.

Final Notes
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Futuristic driving shooters not in the main list-- SpyHunter series (no racing, just driving forward forever and shooting for high score in the original one, or driving through a level shooting stuff in the newer ones... the newer ones are borderline cases, since there are actually goal points to reach. The old one almost definitely does not count, I would say. The newer ones... maybe.), Twisted Metal series and clones (again, no racing, just vehicle-based arena shooting), etc. Other futuristic driving but not racing games also aren't in the list -- Destructor (Colecovision), Seicross (NES/Arcade) (shmuplike or combat "racing"?), Moon Patrol (Arcade, etc), RoadKill (2003), Speed Power Gunbike (PSX, Japan only), the driving parts of Vice: Project Doom (NES), Highway Hunter (PC) (it's a shmup with a car), Mad Alien (Arcade), and many more. Most of these are arena shooters or auto-scrolling shooting games, really.

Some borderline titles that I ended up including include RoadBlasters and Fire & Forget II, but they're questionable inclusions really, for their heavy combat focuses.

Games which are not primarily racing games but which have futuristic racing components to them are also not in the main list -- Body Harvest (N64), Beyond Good & Evil, Chrome (PC), RoboCop 3 (PC/Atari ST/Amiga), The Terminator (SNES), Terminator 3: The Redemption (PS2/Xbox/GC), Scrapland (PC), and many more. These could possibly be included.

Originally Posted by Whimsical Phil

Are the Star Wars games really futuristic if they take place "a long time ago?"

Yes, I'd definitely say so. :)

And for what it's worth, I really enjoyed the recent Speed Racer games. Both the Wii/PS2 versions and the DS title.

Yeah, they do look pretty good. Haven't played them myself, but I want to.

Originally Posted by Grayman

I think you skipped Carmageddon 2 on PC which had racing just like the others if I recall. You did it if you wanted, or you smashed shit. You could win stages with racing.

It's there. It's not with the other two Carmageddon games because Carmageddon 2 was also on Mac (the only one of the three?), so it's in the bottom section, 'games also on other PC platforms' (aka "with no * or +").

Did Rocket Jockey have racing? Saturn/PC, looked like it was similar to jet moto but with more combat.

Yeah, it did. It was only on PC though, not also on Saturn, and is listed there. Interesting game... I was never really a fan, but it definitely is interesting.

Are "Tron Games" racing or combat?

I thought about it, but decided that they were arena combat games, not racing. The point is driving around until all your opponents are defeated, not getting to any kind of goal... I can't call that racing. Driving, but not racing.

Originally Posted by Zerodoppler

Don't forget Slipstream 5000 for the PC.

That indeed wasn't on the list, added.

Originally Posted by Caesar III

this came to my mind too. the game was so great.

Hover, the game shipped with windows 95 was kinda cool, too and some kind of a racing game.

Hover's on the list already.

Originally Posted by Graphics Horse

It did have a very forgettable title.
http://www.mobygames.com/game/mach-m...-combat-heroes

Hmm... "set in the year 2049"? I'd call that futuristic racing... why does PSP seem to have all the futuristic racing games this generation?

Originally Posted by Grayman

I'd highlight the system names, or bold them and unbold games ABF owns and merge all of the systems with no games into a category of shame.

Hmm... I usually make the lists up in Notepad, not in the forum, so I can't easily just add tags, so the -- under each word is the best way there to note sections. I think that does look better than just underlining the platform names, at least... but yeah, bold or italic or something might be good. Something to clearly separate platform names from games byeond just the two dashes.

As for separating platforms with no games... I don't know. Right now it's mostly arranged in chronological order by platform, for the consoles at least, which I think is a reasonable way to do it... I do need to clean that up a bit, such as the segment with the NGPC and WonderSwan and all (that's not really in order), but... yeah, I could see the advantage of listing ones with no applicable games and ones with applicable games separately, but on the other hand I like the chronological arrangement...
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What about that really shitty XBLA game... Novadrome? Does that count?

It's more combat oriented than racing, but so are some other games in the list.
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Note -- "Alternate World Modern Day" section added to the beginning of this post.

Alternate World Modern Day racing games -- titles set in the "present", but in a present where things happened differently from our present. This generally means a post-apocalyptic game which is supposed to be set in an alternate today, not tomorrow or sometime else in the future.

X360
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Fuel (2009)

PS3
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Fuel (2009)

PC
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Fuel (2009)

Amiga
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Nitro

Atari ST
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Nitro

Originally Posted by Negatronic

What about that really shitty XBLA game... Novadrome? Does that count?

It's more combat oriented than racing, but so are some other games in the list.

That depends on if there's any racing involved or if you're just driving around in circles in an arena shooting other cars.

Looking at IGN's review, it depends on whether you consider the "Rally Point" mode to be racing or not... it probably is, so yes, I think the game should go up on the list.

http://xboxlive.ign.com/articles/758/758688p1.html
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There was a really old pc racing game I used to love as a kid in the early/mid 90s range. The tracks had loops and jumps and everything and was in 3d - at least thats how I remember it. I also remembered Myst as a full 3d environment, though.

The name of it is on the tip of my tongue, but I cant quite remember :(
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How about Autoduel:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/apple2...eCoverId,2724/

I had lots of fun with this one on my Apple IIe. I guess it really didn't have head to head racing but you did have to race to make deliveries by a certain deadline.
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Originally Posted by bistromathics

There was a really old pc racing game I used to love as a kid in the early/mid 90s range. The tracks had loops and jumps and everything and was in 3d - at least thats how I remember it. I also remembered Myst as a full 3d environment, though.

The name of it is on the tip of my tongue, but I cant quite remember :(

Whiplash maybe? That was a great game but I don't think it was futuristic.
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Introduction
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"Futuristic Racing Game" -- A game set in the future (compared to when it was made) that involves racing of some kind as one of its core game components.

The title describes what the post is. The reasons I'm doing this is simple: First, I like making lists of games, and second, futuristic racing games are one of my favorite types of game. They are by far my favorite kinds of racing games, and most of my favorite racing games are futuristic. So, I got to thinking... how many futuristic racing games are there, exactly, and what are they, on which platforms? This effort is aimed at answering that question.

Note that "chronologically by platform" refers to the systems themselves being listed in chronological order, or as close to that as I could do; the games within each system's heading are just in random order as I thought of or found them. If anything's missing you know of, tell me. Or just argue with some of my decisions about what to include and what not to -- see below and the segments at the end for more on that. :)

Really, the line between futuristic racing and futuristic vehicular shooting is very blurry. I tried to make the dividing line "if you aren't actually doing any racing, it isn't in this list". That is, if you're just driving along through a stage shooting things and not really racing against anything, it probably shouldn't be here... unless there's a timetrial aspect, echoing things like OutRun. A few things that shouldn't be here probably snuck through anyway, though... I'd like opinions on borderline cases that shouldn't be in the main list, or ones that aren't listed in the main list but should be. But for those border cases, like MegaRace, SpyHunter (PS2/Xbox/GC), and others I list at the bottom... it's very hard to decide which ones should be in the list.

Note -- some futuristic car combat games will end up on this list, if they have some kind of racing component, but if it is a pure car-combat game and has no racing, it shouldn't be here.

Sources: GameFAQs, MobyGames, and this thread.

I tried to list most platforms, but there are plenty more I didn't get to. Unless you know better and have an addition to make, assume no futuristic racing games are on those systems.

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Originally Posted by larvi

Whiplash maybe? That was a great game but I don't think it was futuristic.

Yeah, Whiplash for the PC... I have that game. You're right though, it's not really futuristic -- modern-day cars and settings, just with giant loops and jumps and such. Unrealistic yes, futuristic... technically not.

Sort of like a San Francisco Rush or Trackmania, though, Whiplash is sort of in between... it's not technically set in the future, but the setting definitely isn't realistic, with the giant jumps and structures and loops and such. The fantastic environments leave me wanting to list them here, even if the settings don't technically qualify them...

Another possibility is Stunts, which was popular but I'd never heard of back then but seems to be a lot like Hard Drivin', but on the PC. Like Hard Drivin' and these other games, it's not futuristic either, just full of loops and such.

Originally Posted by larvi

How about Autoduel:

http://www.mobygames.com/game/apple2...eCoverId,2724/

I had lots of fun with this one on my Apple IIe. I guess it really didn't have head to head racing but you did have to race to make deliveries by a certain deadline.

Hmm... yeah, probably. It's an open-ended RPG/racing game, but making deliveries by deadlines and such probably is enough to qualify it, as a mission-based racing RPG at least. I'll list it.
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No, it wasn't "Whiplash". This game was really futuristic - the cars looked like ferrari's but squished even more and you were racing through a future city with tracks that looped and stuff...they were like tracks from diddy kong racing but set in the future (although i may not remember diddy kong racing correctly either lol).
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you dont have DethKarz? one of the best futuristic racers on pc????



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One of the worst futuristc racers on PS2:
http://www.tothegame.com/ps2-991-jet...station-2.html

Oh, and don't forget COSMIC RACE (PSone) :D
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My all-time favorite, amazing game

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I don't see Motorhead yet
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rock and roll racing bitches yeeee, I'll never forget youuuuuuuuu

GX will forever be my favourite tho
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Two somewhat borderline cases:

I think Pete Cooke's "Micronaut One" on the Spectrum (dunno about other platforms) had a race mode, but I may be misremembering.

Geoff Crammond's "Stunt Car Racer" (many platforms) could be construed as sort-of futuristic due to the rather ludicrous nature of the tracks.

Also, given you're excluding arena-based vehicle combat games, I'd possible reconsider Carmageddon. In the first - the only one I've played extensively, so things may have changed in later versions - while you *could* race to the end of the level and that was ostensibly the point, you'd generally get much better rewards if you played it like an arena combat game and tried to take out the other drivers, which makes me wonder if that's really what the designers intended.
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How about the following PC-Games?
D.O.G. - While a combat game there apparently are some races against the clock included
Have a N.I.C.E. Day - I always got a Mad Max kind of vibe from that game.


Originally Posted by ram

you dont have DethKarz? one of the best futuristic racers on pc????

And to think, it still looks visually appealing today. Wonder how well it runs on today's hardware...
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i realy loved the carmageddon games i wish they would make a this gen version for ps3/360 it was realy fun to destroy all others to win and drive over people :lol
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Originally Posted by [Nintex]

F-Zero GX

That's all you'll ever need.

:D
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Anyone else have Wipeout HD crash their PS3 regularly and HARD!?
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Originally Posted by OuterWorldVoice

Anyone else have Wipeout HD crash their PS3 regularly and HARD!?

Nope. Is it when you're trying to do something specific, like online?

I'm guessing you've done the update to 1.50 (or whatever it was)?

Hmm.
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Originally Posted by slider

Nope. Is it when you're trying to do something specific, like online?

I'm guessing you've done the update to 1.50 (or whatever it was)?

Hmm.


Nah, just running the game. It froze my PS3, so I needed to do a physical reset. It does it frequently. My system is up to date and the game isn't seeking an update for itself. Only Wipeout. Symptom: Game/system frozen, BGM playing as normal.
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Originally Posted by Darunia

My all-time favorite, amazing game

Mmm rollcage

Rollcage HD plz?
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Originally Posted by OuterWorldVoice

Nah, just running the game. It froze my PS3, so I needed to do a physical reset. It does it frequently. My system is up to date and the game isn't seeking an update for itself. Only Wipeout. Symptom: Game/system frozen, BGM playing as normal.

Not to go too OT, but I did a quick Google after reading your post. Can't find too many incidents (outside of the friends list limit from way back). Interesting indeed. Mine only freezes like that occasionally in Warhawk.

No help at all I realise... so, erm, good luck!
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Originally Posted by ram

you dont have DethKarz? one of the best futuristic racers on pc????



Do you know if this will work on Vista?
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Originally Posted by ram

you dont have DethKarz? one of the best futuristic racers on pc????
http://i.testfreaks.de/images/produc...arz.366454.jpg
http://i025.radikal.ru/0804/9a/a509637cb47b.jpg

DethKarz is great, and is definitely on the list in the PC section.

For some reason, though, on every computer I've tried it on (several) the game seems pretty unstable and crashes pretty often (I mostly mean the demo version, but I don't know if the final game is any different)... pretty annoying. But the game itself is great.

It's not a Vista problem, the DethKarz demo crashed a lot on my WinME computer I had back when the game came out too. :(

Originally Posted by jon_irenicus

I don't see Motorhead yet

I remembered Motorhead, but had completely forgotten that it's futuristic, it's for the most part a modern-day arcadish racing game... decent fun game from what I remember, but no Wipeout or something. :) But yeah, it is set in the future, so it should be there (as should the arcade version of the game, yes there was one).

Originally Posted by Radius

One of the worst futuristc racers on PS2:
http://www.tothegame.com/ps2-991-jet...station-2.html

Oh, and don't forget COSMIC RACE (PSone) :D

Haven't heard of those... ah, neither had a US release. Jet Ion GP was Japan/Europe only, Cosmic Race Japan only... both added now. :)

Originally Posted by mclem

Two somewhat borderline cases:

I think Pete Cooke's "Micronaut One" on the Spectrum (dunno about other platforms) had a race mode, but I may be misremembering.

Hah, something not in either GameFAQs or MobyGames' databases... found it though, and indeed a mention of a basic race mode:

http://www.crashonline.org.uk/43/mnaut.htm

It's in the list now. :) (But was it on any other platforms? All I know of so far is the Spectrum one. It may be just Spectrum...)

Geoff Crammond's "Stunt Car Racer" (many platforms) could be construed as sort-of futuristic due to the rather ludicrous nature of the tracks.

I think that in the Trackmania debate we decided that crazy, awesome twisting track designs don't make a game futuristic unless it says so... so Trackmania, that game, Whiplash, the first two San Francisco Rush games, Hard Drivin' and Race Drivin', and others are out, sadly, though they definitely share a lot with these games, no question about it.

Those would be in their own category, I guess... "extreme modern-day racing games"? I don't know, I don't like using the word "Extreme" like that, it's so overused... what would be a good way to describe them, though?

Also, given you're excluding arena-based vehicle combat games, I'd possible reconsider Carmageddon. In the first - the only one I've played extensively, so things may have changed in later versions - while you *could* race to the end of the level and that was ostensibly the point, you'd generally get much better rewards if you played it like an arena combat game and tried to take out the other drivers, which makes me wonder if that's really what the designers intended.

I'm trying to use a broad definition and include a lot of borderline cases, as long as they are futuristic and do have racing. And while you are definitely right that everyone I ever knew only ever really bothered to play Carmageddon as a "run over everyone in the level to win" game, there IS a race mode too, so it does count, even if no one uses it for it.

It's games which are purely arena combat games and don't have race modes that I'm excluding... that and games where while you are in a car and are driving through levels and such, there is not really any real racing going on and all you're actually doing is playing a shmup or rail shooter or something, but with a car. Some of those can be tricky, like the GC/Xbox/PS2 SpyHunter (there is sort of racing, kind of), but for now I haven't included that series... it really isn't racing. But I admit that given how much shooting is going on in some of these games, deciding where the line is is pretty hard. I'm not certain where it should be.

Originally Posted by RayStorm

How about the following PC-Games?
D.O.G. - While a combat game there apparently are some races against the clock included

Hmm... maybe. That depends on if there are indeed racing missions... and if it's actually set in the future or if it's just combat racing. I can't quite tell, based on what I can find (for something that only seems to have info available in German, was it only released there?).

Have a N.I.C.E. Day - I always got a Mad Max kind of vibe from that game.

Unless it's post-apocalyptic or something, that doesn't look futuristic... but the boxshots and reviews are in German, so I can't be sure. But based on screenshots and such it looks present day... the English version was evidently called Axelerator, but I can't find anything on that either. :(

It's not on for now... any more info?
http://www.mobygames.com/game/windows/have-a-nice-day
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GAF still play Wipeout HD online? Dont really have anyone near me that can play Wipeout...
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I don't know if you guys mentioned Ballistics on there for PC. I loved that game, it was bundled with my beloved FX5200 card

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