I wanted to let you all know about one of my favourite racing games for the PC, its called Live for Speed and one of the best ways to experience multiplayer online racing. It’s a private title produced by three talented chaps and as such doesn’t get much press. The game features 7 tracks (with multiple routes and reverse layouts) as well as 20 cars including the official 2008 F1 BMW Sauber.
Live for Speed features a superb physics engine, as well as damage modelling, tyre wear, engine/clutch damage and very customizable car setups which really do affect how your car feels. You can also create your own car liveries (skins) which can be uploaded to the interactive community website and are automatically shared to anyone you race with when you race on any of the many servers to choose from.
This is no arcade racer, this is an online racing simulator and if you want to be good you’ll have to practice and practice, if you like 200Mph hand break turns around the streets of London or Tokyo you’ll have to go elsewhere, but if you want racing that feels like what you watch on the telly I recommend Live for Speed.