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


1986, Arcade

Possibly the world’s best-loved arcade racer (who among us hasn’t wanted to sit in a miniature Ferrari Testarossa at some point in time?), OutRun is a third-person road racer where you struggle against the clock, driving through checkpoints to award yourself more seconds. With alternative routes – the right hand lane always offering the greater challenge – and beautiful (for its day) scaled sprite graphics, it spawned several sequels.