5 racing games that nailed realistic driving physics – and 3 that didn't


Assetto Corsa is developed by Italian studio Kunos Simulazion – and don't worry, the name translates as 'Racing Setup', so you'll be able to drive cars a little more exciting than a Vauxhall Corsa.

Released last year for Windows, the game will be coming to PS4 and Xbox One next year, and while remaining a fully paid-up member of the 'racing sim' club, it does cede a little more ground to the notion that 'game' isn't such a dirty word.

According to James Dover, the game can be happily played with a controller, although obviously hardcore players will pick the wheel every time. But while the game does deliver in terms of graphics, James reckons its physics engine "lacks seriousness".