25 best driving games ever

No licence, no problem – these driving games indulged our thrill-seeking urges with a no-holds-barred approach to road use

Burnout 3: Takedown

2004, PS2

Risk equals reward in Burnout 3 – you obtain Boost (nitro, basically) by doing stupidly dangerous stuff like driving on the wrong side of the road, near misses with opponents, jumps and the like. Boost is then used to smash – or “Takedown” – other cars. A classy and suitably fired up soundtrack from the likes of The Ramones and Ash enhances the mentalness no end.