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Racing Games for 2 Players

Racing games are one of the oldest genres of electronic entertainment. As such, They have accompanied the players from the earliest computers to most modern consoles. With each new generation of gaming hardware, the developers ensured that racing games would deliver the player the best experience of driving the fastest cars in the world. And with the introduction of online multiplayer, couch racers got a chance to test their skills against others on virtual tracks. In this article, we'll take a look at the best 2 player racing games and the history of the genre's development.

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The history of racing games

The first racing games appeared in the second half of the 1970s. The progenitor of the genre is considered to be Space Race, a 1976 title for Atari, which included a 2 player multiplayer mode. Like most of the titles from the 1970s and 80s, Space Race featured rudimentary black and white graphics.

The revolution for racing games came in the 1990s with the release of the first Need for Speed game. This classic racing series gave the players a chance to drive realistic vehicles in 3D environments. 1994's Need for Speed set the new standards for racing games, ones that are being honored to this day.

Types of racing games

Racing games can be divided into three sub-genres: arcade, simulators, and kart. Arcade racing titles emphasize the fun experience of driving vehicles without much emphasis being put on realism. Members of the genre include the earlier iterations of the Need for Speed series, Ridge Racer, Midnight Club, and Burnout.

Simulators focus on the realistic representation of driving, providing the player with more challenging gameplay mechanics. Many of those games can be played using the steering wheel controller for an even more realistic experience. The representatives of racing simulators are such series as Forza Motorsport, Gran Turismo, and Project Cars.

Kart racing games are similar to their arcade counterparts, with the emphasis put on the fun racing experience. Most kart racing games do away with realism completely, introducing mechanics such as deployable weapons and consumable powerups. Probably the most famous representative of this genre is the Mario Kart series, although there are others that offer similar gameplay features.

The list of the best racing games for 2 players

Below you'll find the list of the best multiplayer driving games. You can play these titles with friends through the web, and most importantly, you can do this cheap by buying them at our store and downloading them on your device.

  • Asetto Corsa - one of the best racing simulators currently available on the market.
  • Dirt 3 - enjoy racing the dirt tracks around the globe.
  • F1 2020 - sit behind the wheel of a Formula One car and race on the world-famous tracks
  • Need for Speed Payback - drive fast and get even in this installment of the classic Need for Speed series.
  • FlatOut 2 - try your hand at stunt driving and push your car and body to the limits.
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