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

Pole Position

1982, Arcade

The world’s most popular coin-op game in 1983, Pole Position’s scaling sprite graphics, inclusion of a qualifying lap and remodelling of the actual Fuji Racetrack made it seem far ahead of its time.