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

Driving games threw the Highway Code out the passenger side window, letting us drive as fast as we wanted, and abandoning our usual consideration for the welfare of fellow road users. Heck, half the time we just hit ‘em for sport. These – in no particular order – are the 25 best driving games ever, listed with their PAL release year and native or most notable platform…

Micro Machines

1993, SNES

Micro Machines invented a genre: top-down party racing. It was based on the likes of Super Sprint, but its fantastically themed tables required ultra-fast reflexes to navigate, making it a sensational test of speed and skill.