1. Blur (2010)
Throwing all sense of realism out the window, Blur takes racing to a new level of fun with the use of power-ups and extreme vehicles modifications. Although developer Bizarre Creations based the racer on their Project Gotham Racing engine, the game didn’t sell as well as expected, and unfortunately saw the studio close in February 2011.
Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC
We've picked the best driving games that let us live out those high octane driving dreams, in anticipation of a new Formula One season
We're not all blessed with the type of money that is necessary to prise away the best cars on the planet, but you can always get your fix of driving the finest four-wheel motors known to man without leaving the house. The driving game has been a staple for console owners from the days of OutRun to the visual splendour that is Gran Turismo. As we prepare for the return of Vettel, Hamilton and company, we've picked out 20 of the finest video game racers that kept the adrenaline pumping all the way to the finish line.