Vehicles

As you might expect, most racing games feature various automobiles. Oftentimes these are accurate simulations of actual vehicles. The most realistic ones put you in the driver’s seat of real-world sports and race cars. Others offer unique challenges such as standard, street legal consumer cars, semi or pick-up trucks, off-road vehicles, motorbikes, and even military transports such as tanks.

Characters

Want to race as a police officer, spy, taxi driver or student driver? Have you ever wondered what it’s like to be an auto thief or a valet parking attendant? You can play racing games in almost any role you can imagine. Some feature entirely fantastic players and even recognizable characters from your favorite movies or television shows. Scooby Doo, Spongebob Squarepants, Men In Black and the cast of the movie Cars are just a few of the popular characters you can find in car racing games.

Environment

A game that simulates real-world racing will often feature realistic race tracks, sometimes authentic replicas of popular courses. Others will let you race on the open road. Again, these roads are often accurate simulations of actual places. On the other hand, you can also play in wholly imaginary worlds, ranging from the believable to the wholly absurd. From prehistoric times to futuristic worlds, from peaceful city streets to war zones, from familiar Earth environments to the furthest depths of outer space, car games can be set in virtually any place.

Goals

As you might expect, when you race in the digital world, the goal is to be the first to reach the finish line. Regardless of where or what you drive, you’ll need skill and dexterity to beat the competition. Often you will win money or other game currency that can be used to upgrade your vehicle. However, not all games that involve cars revolve around racing. Some are action, adventure or fighting games with the added challenge of driving. Others pit you against more mundane challenges such as parking a car or delivering passengers or packages to a destination.