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

Need for Speed: Underground

2003, PS2

Featuring a narrative-driven career mode and a focus on illegal street-racing and customisation culture, Need for Speed: Underground is pretty much The Fast and the Furious: The Game. Learning to drift successfully is the key to achieving success in most races (and it’s tough), but you can also try your hand at drag racing, which requires a slightly different set of skills.