The driving genre is a wild card as both arcade and simulators dominate this genre. At any given time an arcade racer and sweep the industry away or a top, not simulator can take over later in the year. The racing genre is one of the most competitive out there.
Fun. That’s this year’s main word for the racing genre. Wreckfest came out on top by not only delivering the goods that racing fans want such as superb visuals, great physics, and well-made cars, but the game doesn’t’ take itself seriously and is pure fun. Smash, crash, and blast your way through opponents on and off the track. Can’t get more fun than that in this genre.
Reissue of games has been a hit or miss affair for the last 10 years with some doing a decent job to others completely remaking the game from the ground up. While remakes are more highly regarded than straight-up HD ports or touch-ups, it’s still a great way for a new generation of gamers to experience a classic.
Resident Evil 2
Reissues, HD remasters, remakes, whatever you want to call them, they have been part of our lives for the last 10 years and now we are thankfully leaning more towards remakes of our beloved games. Resident Evil 2 does this better than the rest due to the love and care put into the game. It’s not just a lazily updated game to run on current consoles, but a total from-the-ground-up remake of the game with features to enhance that game for current-generation systems.