The racing genre suffered the most this year as the games were just so scarce. With Gran Turismo and Forza and Need for Speed and Burnout not battling it out every year things just got dull. What we are left with are mostly racing sims and the occasional mediocre matchbox car racer.
Forza Horizon 3
There wasn’t much competition this year for the heavy hitter racing sim and it really wasn’t fair for the other games. Forza Horizon 3 didn’t just win because of its name or quality put into the titles. The game actually changed up the entire series’ formula by making it an open world and actually good. Take the awesome car porn from Forza Motorsport, the slightly arcadey feel of Horizon, and combine the two. It’s nearly perfect.