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


Way back in 2004 Richard Burns Rally was released for Windows, as well as PS2, Xbox and even the ill-fated Gizmondo handheld (remember that?). Astonishingly, the PC iteration at least maintains a small following today, due to its realistic physics and continued updates in the form of fan-made mods. In 2015 the 'Next Generation Physics' mod kept the game, on the inside at least, up to date and still competitive with its more glamorous successors.

Sadly, Richard Burns, the rally driver who lent the game his name and expertise, died in 2005.