13. Crazy Taxi (1999)
Less of a race against cars and more of a race against the clock, Crazy Taxi still deserves a place on the list for its ridiculously addictive vehicle-based gameplay. Players go against the watch to deliver passengers to their chosen destination, pulling off insane stunts along the way for those extra bonus points. If real-life taxi driving was this fun, we’d have quit our day jobs by now.
Platforms: Sega Dreamcast, PC, PSN, Xbox Live Arcade
NextDirt 2 (2009)