Most racing enthusiasts have given up all hope that Microsoft will allow the Forza Motorsport series to come to PC. Despite Microsoft even holding a big event for DirectX 12 where they showed off how easily they were able to port Forza Motorsport 5 to the PC, releasing the game on PC would likely only hurt their console division in the long run.
Despite console titles being the assumed home for racing games, PC is actually the system of choice for serious motorsports fans. So what are the best alternatives to Forza Motorsport on the PC? Read on to find out our picks.
|It’s all about the teams, the rivals and the race as you become driver for hire, specialising in your favourite disciplines or conquering them all in an intense world of professional motorsport.Codemasters’ GRID Autosport offers racing fans a simcade-style experience with its focus on professional motorsport and more realistic physics. Unfortunately, players looking for intense inline racing should look elsewhere as most of the game’s community has moved on.|
|RACE Injection is the final chapter in the RACE 07 series of games, ending the award winning series on a high note. RACE Injection contains 23 new unique car models and boasts 9 new tracks from across the globe.Despite being among the oldest games on the list, RACE Injection still looks great and drives even better.|
|Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.Although Next Car Game: Wreckfest isn’t exactly a game dedicated to professional motorsports, it’s still a fantastic title worth your time. Featuring realistic physics and in-depth car tuning, this game might just surprise you.|
|Assetto Corsa is a next-generation driving simulator for Windows PC which reproduces real-world circuits (with laserscan technology), as well as road and racing cars. The final version of the game will include a single player career, special events and will allow the player to create and customize offline.Assetto Corsa burst onto the scene as a relatively unknown title. Since release, the team has continued development with regular updates. The game has a very pleased community behind it, with nearly 3300 positive reviews on Steam.|
|iRacing is about as hardcore as it gets. Racing fans looking to expand their skillset should look no further than iRacing. With the most realistic simulation available in the world, coupled with a dedicated online community, iRacing is a no brainer if your serious about motorsports.Be warned though, iRacing is a huge step up in realism compared to games like Gran Turismo and Forza|
|Project CARS is the ultimate driver journey!Guided, tested, and approved by a passionate community of racing fans and real-life drivers, Project CARS represents the next-generation of racing simulation as the ultimate combination of fan desire and developer expertise.Even though Project CARS hasn’t even been released yet, it looks so damn promising that we can’t help but put it in first place on our list. Developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published by Bandai Namco, Project CARS appears to be the a new contender for the most loved racing series. Gran Turismo and Forza need to watch out for this one if the game drives half as good as it looks visually.|