Best Racing Game of 2017

Best Racing Game of 2017 - Article

by Daniel Carreras , posted on 04 January 2018 / 7,424 Views

It’s been an unusual year for the racing scene. On the one hand it was set to be one of the best of the generation, with major entries in a number of acclaimed franchises all releasing in 2017, featuring gorgeous cars, better graphics, and a wide variety of gameplay types. On the other hand many of these releases were marred by a disappointing lack of content, or were plagued by the lootbox issues that caused such a ruckus throughout the industry this year. Although they may not have been as good as we hoped or expected, the releases that made the shortlist for this year's Best Racing Game were nonetheless worthy of some recognition and still managed to provide excellent gameplay experiences.

 

The Shortlist:


Gran Turismo Sport

 

 

Forza Motorsport 7


Project CARS 2

 


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The Winner:


Forza Motorsport 7

Forza 7

Despite controversial lootbox elements that ended up being lost in the mist of Battlefront II's own lootbox controversy the following month, Forza 7 managed to impress with its core gameplay, splendid graphics, an enormous number of cars and tracks, and an extensive career mode. Add to that highly customisable multiplayer, offering countless hours of replayability, and it's no great surprise that Forza 7 managed to narrowly cross the finish line in first place, and is VGChartz's Best Racing Game of 2017.


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8 Comments

Azzanation (on 04 January 2018)

No surprise. Well deserved. PC2 would have come a close 2nd.


Kyuu (on 04 January 2018)

The real non-surprise here is your comment.


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Azzanation (on 04 January 2018)

Oh really? Did it offend you?


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Kyuu (on 04 January 2018)

Lol no but you're predictable.


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Kyuu (on 04 January 2018)

Lol no but you're predictable.


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Azzanation (on 05 January 2018)

You say this with all my posts? Haha if so there are much better things in life.


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Kyuu (on 05 January 2018)

Eh, my memory is as hazy as yours I suppose. But that's a good advice.


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Teeqoz (on 04 January 2018)

Redout <3


LuccaCardoso1 (on 04 January 2018)

Project CARS 2 is my pick. It is very underappreciated, unfortunately. A great game overall, with no microtransactions bullshit as a bonus.


Mr Puggsly (on 04 January 2018)

All the sim racers listed are good from a gameplay perspective. Forza 7 has been the default winner for this award simply for offering the most. Its also worth noting Forza has been basically the best racer year after year since 2015. While 2014 was between Forza Horizon 2 and Mario Kart 8, both strong games and very different.


CaptainExplosion (on 04 January 2018)

What about Mario Kart 8 DX?


Masked_Muchaco (on 04 January 2018)

They're not including ports and remasters on these lists.


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habam (on 04 January 2018)

a racer that doesnt support Vr cant be the best raving game, im sorry. Playing a racing game on a tv is always inferior to sitting in the car


ROCKY223 (on 04 January 2018)

PC2 was the best imo but forza 7 was great as well.I can atleast say they both were way better than gran turismo esport


Errorist76 (on 04 January 2018)

Can't comment on pC2...got burned by the first piece of trash after being a backer for many years. Will never support this company anymore, even though I still earn money with this game. Between Forza 7 on my PC and GTS on PS4 I clearly prefer GTS, even before the career update. Still do. Didn't have that much fun in a racer since GT4 days.