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

Spy Hunter

1983, Arcade

Clearly inspired by James Bond’s various tooled-up motors, Spy Hunter was a top-down vertical scroller that put you behind the wheel of a heavily armed sports car, leaving you to destroy enemy vehicles by shooting them or forcing them off the road using oil slicks or ramming. You could even transform into a speedboat for brief periods.