After showing Drag races in 8 and Drift events in 12 different racing games I am now taking it another step further with a compilation that includes a total of 20 (!) different titles. The topic this time is reaching a speed of 400 km/h or more, which gives a nice comparison of the sense of speed in the different games. In most of the games I am starting at 0, so you can also get an idea of how realistic vs insane the acceleration in these games is. And since so many people liked the train scene in the Drag video I also tried my best to include some entertaining moments again as an added bonus. 😛
0:00 NFS Most Wanted – Ford GT on Campus Interchange
0:55 NFS Carbon – Dodge Viper in free roam
1:38 Test Drive Unlimited – Saleen S7 in free roam
2:40 NFS ProStreet – Pagani Zonda on Texas World Speedway, Oval Circuit
3:47 Race Driver Grid – Audi R10 Le Mans Prototype on Circuit de la Sarthe 1968
4:37 NFS Undercover – McLaren F1 in free roam
5:30 NFS Hot Pursuit 3 – Bugatti Veyron in free roam
6:36 Test Drive Unlimited 2 – Koenigsegg CCXR in free roam (Hawaii)
8:14 NFS Shift 2 – Toyota Supra on Nordschleife
9:11 NFS The Run – Hennessey Venom on Summit, Stage 5
10:06 NFS Most Wanted 2 – Bugatti Veyron in free roam
11:09 Grid 2 – Koenigsegg Agera on Spa
11:49 NFS Rivals – Koenigsegg One:1 in free roam
12:54 Grid Autosport – Dallara Indycar on Indianapolis Oval Circuit
13:50 Driveclub – Koenigsegg Regera on Holmastad, Norway
14:50 The Crew Wild Run – Lamborghini Huracan and Hotrod in free roam
16:01 Need for Speed 20 – Dodge Viper in free roam
16:50 Forza Apex – Koenigsegg One:1 on Nordschleife
17:53 Forza Horizon 3 – Porsche 918 in free roam
19:01 Flatout 4 – Frenzy M600 on Historic Route 78
When I started working on this video I actually thought that 400 km/h wasn’t reachable in NFS MW in a legit way but it turned out that I was wrong. You just have to use stock transmission in the Ford GT.
In NFS Carbon you can easily break 400 with the Dodge Viper. In TDU the Saleen is a car that can do it, provided you are able to avoid the rather erratic traffic. 😛
In NFS Undercover the Bugatti looks to be fastest but the McLaren F1 can break 400 as well. In Hot Pursuit 3 I went with the Bugatti.
In TDU 2 I took the Koenigsegg CCXR, which can still go faster with better upgrades, which I wasn’t able to afford though. In NFS Shift 2 I used the Supra with a custom setup from YouTube.
In NFS The Run you can only reach 400 in multiplayer or by using a glitch to put cars of a different class into career events, since there is no quickrace mode in the game.
In Grid Autosport I was only able to reach 400 with drafting. However, I was able to do it without cars in front of me, since drafting somehow also works here with cars right behind you…
In Driveclub I used the Regera, which doesn’t have a regular transmission. In The Crew many cars can reach 400 but the Huracan is the fastest outside of Drag spec.
In NFS 20 I used the Viper again and in Forza Apex the One:1. In FH3 a ton of cars can easily reach 400 too. I went with the Porsche 918 here. And in Flatout 4 the fastest car should be the Frenzy.
There are of course still a lot more racing games where 400 km/h can be reached but this is probably by far the biggest compilation that anyone has made in this regard so far and I am quite happy with how it turned out. Note that the goal here was just to reach 400 or more in these 20 games and not to reach the highest speed or the largest number of games possible. I also didn’t use the fastest car in every game, since this allowed for a bigger variety of cars to be shown. And in most games I used automatic transmission, since it was perfectly sufficient to reach the goal. So if you see some people writing in the comments that I “forgot” some game, used the “wrong” car or “shifted badly”, then you know that they are either haters or failed to understand the goal of the video. Or both. 😛
Thanks to MSWGR for recording the NFS The Run footage for me. You can find more videos of that game on his channel here:
Edit: I just realized that I forgot to turn off the motion blur in Shift 2. Sorry about that. Normally that game would look a bit more clear, just like the others, so keep that in mind when trying to draw comparisons.
Also to respond to something that I see a lot in the comments: None of the games are on low graphics! If you think that they are, then you don’t know what you are talking about. I only turned off “flashy” effects like motion blur because I consider them ugly (except in Shift 2 where I forgot it). Things like texture quality are mostly on ultra. I try to make the games look as good as possible. I simply prefer a more natural style like on the right side of this picture: