Game Debate to the Death!
Best Racing Game?

In the last debate, I asked everyone to pick the worst game they’ve ever played, and it was truly horrifying to see how many different responses I received to that question. Valid arguments were made from a variety of consoles from the past, and as I scrolled down the hundreds of votes they just kept getting worse and worse. Plenty of awful videos were shared as evidence, and some claimed that Squaresoft poorly plagiarized Final Fantasy VII from the anime Berserk, while others even suggested that newer Square Enix games were deserving of this award.

When the debate dust finally settled, out of two hundred different picks, only a few games actually received more than a single vote. Here are the top results:

  • Worst Game You Ever Played:
  • 1st: Superman 64 (15 votes)
  • 2nd: E.T.: The Extra Terrestrial (9 votes)
  • 3rd (Tie): Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Rise of the Robots (5 votes)
  • 4th: Final Fantasy XII (4 votes)

This week, as I continue to drive around aimlessly in Grand Theft Auto IV instead of finishing Mario Kart Wii, I started thinking about the few racing games that I’ve played in the past. Out of a general disdain for the entire genre, I usually steer clear of racing games. But after fully enjoying MotoGP ’07, I’ve given more attention to all adrenaline-filled games lately.

So for this week, I want to know what’s the best racing game you’ve ever played, and what made it so enjoyable? Give it some serious thought, cast your votes, get some speed junkie friends to share their opinions as well, and check back next week for the photo finish winner.

Bonus Question: Which two games or series or even characters would you like to see go head-to-head in a versus match for next week’s debate?

Tom Fronczak