5 memorable classic racing games that need to be remastered

Without a doubt, the golden age of racing video games was the late 90s and early 2000s. There was no better time to be young and interested in cars. As good as the games were, they didn't look very good at all. Kids these days are spoilt with photo-realistic 4k games, in the late 90s, if you tried hard enough you could almost count all of the pixels on the screen! 

 

Here's a list of 5 games that we think deserve to be remastered in all of that high-resolution 4k goodness.

 

Crazy Taxi 1999

The first Crazy Taxi game was released in arcades in 1999 and then was ported to the Sega Dreamcast in 2000. As the name suggests, the main objective of Crazy Taxi is to pick up customers and take them to their destination as fast as possible, with the player only being directed by giant green arrows. The game was based in California, although it appears to have quite a strong Miami vibe.


Colin McRae Rally 1998

Published in 1998, Colin McRae Rally is a game that's based on the 1998 World Rally Championship reason. Colin McRae Rally features 8 cars from the 98' season, plus 4 extra cars, including the iconic Subaru Impreza WRC98. McRae who died in a helicopter crash in 2007 near his home in Scotland, was the Senna of the rally world.


F1 97

Formula 1 97 was the second instalment in the long-running F1 video game series. It features all of the tracks from the 1997 season, even including the cancelled Portuguese Grand Prix Circuit. All of the drivers who took part in the 97' season are in the game, apart from Williams driver Jacques Villeneuve, who is missing due to unknown copyright reasons. What F1 fan wouldn't want to play as Damon Hill, Michael Schumacher, David Coulthard or even Jos Verstappen in glorious 4k?


Burnout 2001

Burnout is a racing game that was released in 2001 and is known for its over-the-top crash scenes and unforgiving gameplay mechanics. Each of the tracks in Burnout features oncoming traffic, obstacles and cross-traffic, which the player must navigate at high speeds.


Need for Speed: Most Wanted 2005

Some abbreviated as NFSMS, Need for Speed: Most Wanted is the most recent game on this list and maybe, the most well-known. Most Wanted was the ninth instalment in the Need for Speed series and is still the best selling in the long-standing series. In the game, you get behind the wheel of a variety of licensed real-world cars that are fully customizable.