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

Grand Theft Auto: Vice City

2002, PS2

OK, so driving is just one aspect of the GTA games – but it’s a big one, and you’ll be spending more time cruising the boulevards of this neon-lit 1980s faux Miami in a vehicle than you will footslogging. Owing much to its stellar soundtrack, Vice City evoked the era of pastel suits, cocaine-driven insanity and consumerism gone wild with dazzling panache.