A collection of images and wallpapers featuring racing games of various types. Racing games are a classic genre of video games going back to the Speed Race arcade machine in the 1970’s and then the seminal pole position game in the early 1980’s. Then there was the classic Outrun arcade game from Sega later that decade. The 1990’s was the decade of Ridge Racer by Namco though Sega Rally was also a great success. On console’s Gran Turismo was the king of racing games though from a top down perspective, Super Cars 2 on the Amiga was super popular. And let’s not forgot Grand Theft Auto creating a new genre of open world racing game. The 2000’s saw console games dominate and many followed a similar template to the Gran Turismo series with games such as Project Gotham Racing and Forza doing well. Some racing games followed the arcade formula of more speed and more explosions equals more fun - games such as Burnout and Flatout.
Racing games can be split into 4 general types - the side-scrolling racer, the top-down racer, the isometric 3d racer and the 3d racer. The side-scrollers include games such as Excitebike, Kickstart 2 The top-downers include games such as Supersprint, Supercars, Supercars 2 and Rally-x. The isometric 3d racers include reckless racing, 4x4 Offroad Racing and Rock ‘n Roll Racing. The 3d racers feature many many games including Enduro Racer, Super Hang-on, Rad Racer. There is also one final genre of racing game that mixes racing with other types of gameplay. Some examples include Roadblasters, where you have to shoot while you drive, Chase HQ, where you have to stop criminals in your police car and Grand Theft Auto 3, where you need to do all of the above and more.
All the images, backgrounds and wallpapers showing racing games in this collection are completely free to download and use for your personal pleasure on your computing devices. These may include your phone, tablet, laptop, computer or all of the above. They are not to be used for business or promotional purposes.