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Mario Kart 8

Title: Mario Kart 8
Publisher: Nintendo
Platform: Wii U
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 5/31/2014
Overview: Mario Kart is back! And for the first time, it’s on the Wii U in HD. The stakes have never been higher, and the tracks are crazier than ever. So crazy, in fact, that you’ll be driving upside down. Antigravity karts will have you zooming through new race courses in ways you’ve never experienced before. Maneuver across walls, ceilings, and other tricky obstacles with your favorite kart, bike, or ATV. Popular features returning to the franchise are hang gliders and underwater racing. Play competitively online with up to 12 other players. Whether you’re playing as Mario, Luigi, or Donkey Kong, the new Mario Kart is bound to get you speeding with excitement!

Need for Speed Rivals

Title: Need for Speed Rivals
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PS4
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/14/2013
Overview: Need for Speed: Rivals takes the open-world racing game genre to new levels. While the huge, open map, exotic cars, and high-speed police chases the series is known for are back, Rivals adds a new social system called AllDrive, which allows players to transition from playing alone, to playing with friends. Described as “destroying the line between single-player and multiplayer,” AllDrive allows for both co-op and competitive multiplayer. The game also features a dynamic weather system designed to make the world feel alive in a bigger sense than any previous Need for Speed game. The next-gen versions of Need for Speed: Rivals offer more than just improved visuals. PS4 gamers will enjoy new weather effects, an increase in online player counts, and different ways of interacting with the game through the unique control elements of the PS4.

Need for Speed Rivals

Title: Need for Speed Rivals
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/21/2013
Overview: Need for Speed: Rivals takes the open-world racing game genre to new levels. While the huge, open map, exotic cars, and high-speed police chases the series is known for are back, Rivals adds a new social system called AllDrive, which allows players to transition from playing alone, to playing with friends. Described as “destroying the line between single-player and multiplayer,” AllDrive allows for both co-op and competitive multiplayer. The game also features a dynamic weather system designed to make the world feel alive in a bigger sense than any previous Need for Speed game. The next-gen versions of Need for Speed: Rivals offer more than just improved visuals. Xbox One gamers will enjoy new weather effects, an increase in online player counts, and different ways of interacting with the game through the unique control elements of the Xbox One.

Forza Motorsport 5

Title: Forza Motorsport 5
Publisher: Microsoft
Platform: Xbox One
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/21/2013
Overview: Forza Motorsport 5 is the Xbox One’s ultimate racing experience. The series’ signature crazy-realistic graphics return, but the Xbox One version is a whole-generation better-looking than past games. Forza 5 is more than just flashy visuals, though. There’s a lot under the hood, including spot-on driving physics, a seamless online experience, and more than 140 cars from over 49 manufacturers. You’ll race on tracks from all over the world, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Mount Panorama Circuit (Bathurst), and more. Forza 5 is the first title in the series to feature laser-scanned racetracks and open-wheel racing cars, as well as the Drivatar feature. Drivatar is a cloud-based artificial intelligence that adapts to the gameplay style of the player. Once the system has your driving style down, your Drivatar can compete in races without your input.

Asphalt Injection

Title: Asphalt Injection
Publisher: Ubisoft
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/13/2012
Overview: It isn’t the asphalt that’s the potent ingredient in this injection. It’s what you do with it. The pavement is your stage for an all-out performance in this arcade-style racer for PS Vita! Choose from ten different game modes that test your driving skills and your speedometer’s limits, including Race Mode, Beat ‘Em All, Cop Chase, multiplayer, and more. Get the most out of your racer by fine- tuning how you drive it with your choice of six different control schemes. You can visit the Live Arena to view your friends’ online rankings, find out what tracks they’ve unlocked, and see what cars are in their garage.

ModNation Racers: Road Trip

Title: ModNation Racers: Road Trip
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/13/2012
Overview: Creativity takes first place in this kart racer that thrives on the imagination of you and rest of the ModNation community. Take hold of the same tools used by game developers and create every aspect of your car, driver, and the track they’ll race on. Create new tracks in minutes using simple swipe-to-build Touch Screen commands then add them to the half million user-built tracks in the ModNation community. Driving controls are quick and responsive and take advantage of the PS Vita’s six-axis capability. Use ModTraveler to take pictures of your Mods in your favorite real-life places and rack up bonuses based on how far you’ve driven with rewards from ModMiles.

Wipeout 2048

Title: Wipeout 2048
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/13/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

Defy gravity as you completely demolish the speed limit in this futuristic hovercraft racer built from the ground up for PS Vita. Hit ten new tracks and compete in a racing world that spans two gaming platforms. Wipeout’s trademark high-velocity races have been totally redesigned around the PS Vita’s control system. Throttle up and race for first place with touch screen controls, motion-responsive maneuvering, and voice commands. The world of multiplayer isn’t just confined to PS Vita. Up to eight friends can race together whether they’re playing on the handheld or on a PS3, while two can team up for co-op missions and conquer the online leaderboards.

F1 2011

Title: F1 2011
Publisher: THQ
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/13/2012
Overview: Get maximum speed, maximum racing realism, and see what your PS Vita can do out on the track in the official game of the 2011 Formula 1 Grand Prix! You’ll find all the official drivers, tracks, and teams from the 2011 season. Get the full experience, from the first starting line to the final finish line, with every practice and qualifying session in between. Race in a Grand Prix for up to four players, test your skills in Challenge Mode, or tackle a Time Trial. Live the full-throttle F1 life, from paying your dues as a rookie to sitting on top of the world as a champion in co-op Career Mode.

Ben 10: Galactic Racing

Title: Ben 10: Galactic Racing
Publisher: D3P
Platform: PS Vita
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/15/2012
Overview: Some kart racers are content to let you shift gears. This one lets you shift forms! After battling aliens throughout the universe, Ben is ready to battle them on the track! Use your Ultimatrix as a mid-race mega power-up, shift into alien forms, and gain an advantage over your opponents. But they won’t just let you run away with the checkered flag. The courses are packed with Ultimate power-ups that deliver an instant boost of character-themed abilities. Choose from 15 characters, 25 courses, and over 30 karts. Compete on the Grand Prix Circuit, run a Single Race, challenge up to three friends in multiplayer, and more.

MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship

Title: MUD – FIM Motocross World Championship
Publisher: Namco
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 2/26/2013
Overview: Get the only authentic motocross experience with this game that lets you compete for the Monster Energy Motocross World Championship. Tear up the track on three Monster Energy Motocross circuits: The MX1, MX2, and MXoN championships. Choose from 84 of the sport’s best riders from 32 teams and race in 12 real-life motocross locations. Compete to be the world’s best among 16 national teams as you chase global bragging rights in the Motocross of Nations. Show off your speed on the track then show off your skills in post-race freestyle Trick Battle Mode. Rise up the ranks as you master your riding skills in gameplay featuring authentic racing physics and real-time track deformation.

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

Title: Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed
Publisher: Sega
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/13/2012
Overview: The rules of the road no longer apply in this Sonic racing challenge where you’ll leave the track, soar into the air, and rocket across the water! Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed puts you in control of vehicles that convert from racers to fliers to boats and back. Switch between vehicle modes to conquer terrain that could shift at any moment. Get an edge on the competition with more powerful All-Star moves and build up your skills to avoid or block power-up attacks by other players. The expanded roster of playable characters includes returning racers like Sonic, Dr. Eggman, and AiAi, plus Gilius Thunderhead from Golden Axe, Vyse from Skies of Arcadia, and other characters from the Sega universe.

F1 Race Stars

Title: F1 Race Stars
Publisher: Codemasters
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/12/2012
Overview: Formula One performance meets kart racing insanity in F1 Race Stars! The real tracks from the F1 circuit have been remade with extreme verticals and other twists that would never be possible in real life. Experience a fantastical twist on high-speed Formula One action on tracks filled with soaring loops, crazy jumps, and impossible hairpin turns. Collect power ups as you speed along F1 tracks like Monaco, Silverstone, and the Circuit of Americas. Use them to leave your opponents in the dust and claim the checkered flag. Chase multiple championships in the single-player Career Mode or compete with friends in 4-player split screen or 12-racer online play.

Little Big Planet Karting

Title: Little Big Planet Karting
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/5/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

Journey to the Little Big Planet for a new kind of kreative kart racing experience, one where no two tracks are the same! Sackboy and Sackgirl take the wheel and compete on some of the kraziest kart tracks you’ve ever seen in a racing world that moves as fast as the Little Big Planet community’s imagination. Use Little Big Planet’s Create tools to build your own tracks, customize karts, and dream up imaginative power-ups, then share your creations with the world. The simple design tools give everyone the power to build their own tracks. Compete on pre-made tracks featuring your favorite LBP themes, challenge friends to split-screen online races, and more.

NASCAR the Game: Inside Line

Title: NASCAR the Game: Inside Line
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/5/2012
Overview: Experience NASCAR racing any way you want in NASCAR the Game: Inside Line! From quick-hit challenges to the race for the checkered flag to the relentless pursuit of the Sprint Cup, it’s all here. Compete as your favorite driver in Season Mode. Create your own driver and compete over multiple years in Career Mode. You’ll not only jockey for position with other drivers on the track, you’ll compete to earn your team dollars from over 60 official NASCAR sponsors. Relive the most remarkable moments in racing history in Challenge Mode. Pick from over 120 customizable looks for your car in the Paint Booth, face off with friends in split-screen multiplayer, and more.

Need for Speed: Most Wanted

Title: Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 10/29/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an EA Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

To be the Most Wanted, it doesn’t matter if you put the most distance between you and the law – you only need enough room to escape. Outrun the law and outsmart your rivals in this high-speed race to become the most skilled, most ruthless, most wanted wheelman on the road! Need for Speed delivers another completely fluid, open, street-racing world where you can take on missions, challenge friends, and compete against rivals with seamless transitions between single and multiplayer. Choose a vehicle to match your driving style and hit jumps, blast nitrous, and more in play where the action never stops. Discover hiding spots and hidden shortcuts and share your inside knowledge, or keep it to yourself to gain an advantage.

F1 2012

Title: F1 2012
Publisher: Codemasters
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 9/17/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

Immerse yourself in the adrenaline-charged world of F1 racing with the official game from the globe-trotting chase for the checked flag. Choose any driver and team from the 2012 season and compete on every one of the circuits on the F1 race calendar. In addition to presentation and technical fine-tuning, the 2012 edition adds a new Young Driver Test Mode that offers tutorials on driving F1 vehicles then challenges you to earn a spot on a team. The 2012 Formula 1 United States Grand Prix at Austin, Texas makes its video game debut, and the famous German Hockenheim circuit makes a triumphant return to the competition to be 2012’s best.

Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends

Title: Test Drive Ferrari Racing Legends
Publisher: Atari
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 7/3/2012
Overview: Odds are good that you’ve always wanted to drive one of Ferrari’s dream machines. Here’s your chance to get behind the wheel of 52 of them! Test Drive: Ferrari Legends fills your garage with premier automobiles from one of the world’s most prominent car makers and gives you plenty of ways to see what they can do. Choose from 52 modern and vintage Ferrari sports cars, all rendered with remarkable attention to detail. Pick from a variety of racing challenges, including F1, GT, and Rally style, and compete on 36 racing circuits or in 8-driver online multiplayer. The only thing more ferocious than than the competition is the Ferrari engine under that hood.

DiRT Showdown

Title: DiRT Showdown
Publisher: Codemasters
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 6/15/2012
Overview: NOTE: This game requires an Online Pass code to access online content. The Online Pass code is included with purchase, but not with rental of this title.

You won’t win if you aren’t willing to lose some paint in this driving challenge where the most impressive engine might be the damage engine. From demolition derbies to stunt challenges to high-velocity racing, DiRT Showdown has it all. Push your engine to its limits on courses filled with jumps, obstacles, and multiple routes to the finish. Put the damage engine to the test in a demolition derby. Tear through free-roaming stunt parks in trick competitions, and more. In each contest, you’ll trade paint and smash up vehicles in truly spectacular fashion. With easy-to-master controls that let anyone dive in and drive, DiRT Showdown is racing at its no-holds-barred best.

Ridge Racer Unbounded

Title: Ridge Racer Unbounded
Publisher: Namco
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 4/2/2012
Overview: Wage a battle of drift and destruction as Ridge Racer adds a new smash-and-crash element to its finely-tuned drift-racing style. Unbounded takes off the training wheels for a high-speed rampage through the city of Shatter Bay. Become a member of the Unbounded street racing gang and take on your rivals on courses throughout the streets of the city, expanding your turf with each win. Drive new machines built for destruction, follow the signs to see what you can smash through in Demolition Mode, and smash speed records in Drift Attack Mode. You can design your own racing cities, compete in 12-driver online multiplayer, and much more.

Dreamworks Super Star Kartz

Title: Dreamworks Super Star Kartz
Publisher: Activision
Platform: PS3
Genre: Racing
Release Date: 11/15/2011
Overview: When these movie stars race, they don’t call in stunt doubles! Your favorite characters from DreamWorks animated films hit the track for a racing extravaganza that’s as outrageous as some of their movies. Compete for the checkered flag with the stars of Shrek, Madagascar, Monsters Vs. Aliens, and How to Train Your Dragon. Choose from a variety of different races, including Time Trial, Circuit,  Battle, and four-player split screen. Use power-ups to rocket past the competition on twisting turning tracks filled with challenges of their own. Announcer King Julien is on hand to call all the action.