There’s no denying the appeal of driving around in the virtual world. Whether it’s a simulation game like Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo, or a less realistic game like Mario Kart, there’s a ton of virtual fun to be had.
The next best thing to games is gear, too. The right controller or steering wheel can really make or break the immersion and fun of a game.
If you haven’t got a new console yet, then check out these deals first on the newest gaming hardware. If you’re a part of Amazon Prime, you can get free 2-day shipping with many of these orders. If you’re not part of Amazon Prime, you should consider signing up for a free trial.
This Xbox One bundle comes with a copy of Forza Motorsport 6 and features a unique design inspired by the racing video game. If you’re more of a casual gamer, and uninterested in spending that much on video games, this Xbox 360 Bundle is going at a huge discount for Amazon Prime subscribers, and comes with Forza Horizons 2. Additionally, there are two other Xbox One bundles, a black one and white one, that are great deals, but do not come with a racing game.
If you have a console and want an extra controller, you can nab that sexy blue Forza Motorsport 6 styled gamepad as well. Some Amazon retailers are even offering this special edition gamepad for under $60.
The Sony Playstation 4 also has a bundle that comes with a great driving game. The main goal of Grand Theft Auto 5 may not be racing, but driving does have a significant role in the game. This bundle features GTA V and a remastered version of The Last of Us. Coming in under $475, it’s a good deal to get started in the modern world of gaming.
The Nintendo Wii U may not be on everyone’s radar, but it’s another great console with a signature driving game. It even comes with the family friendly Mario Kart franchise. The Wii U Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Bundle features the game pre-installed on the system.
If you already have a system, the best games are available on Amazon to add to your lineup. Some are platform specific, like Forza for the Xbox One and Gran Turismo for Playstation 4. Others games are available for multiple platforms.
For racing fans with Xbox Ones, Forza Motorsport 6 is hard to beat. You can get two versions of the game, a standard version and a special edition with extra cars.
If you’re not a racing fan, then the Forza Horizon series will be more your type of game, with an open world experience and thrilling, though unrealistic events that aren’t limited to a race-track like Motorsport. The upcoming Forza Horizons 3 comes out in September, and gives players access to a virtual Australia to drive around. If you can’t wait for the new game, Forza Horizons 2 is available giving players the ability to roam around Europe.
For Playstation 4, the fan-favorite Gran Turismo game hasn’t yet been released, but you can pre-order Gran Turismo Sport for when it arrives in November. Like Forza Motorsport 6 there are two versions of the game, a standard one and a limited edition version.
Racing fans aren’t stuck to these two franchises. Project CARS is a popular racing game as well with an ultra realistic approach to motorsports. It’s offered for $20 with Amazon Prime, which is a solid deal.
DiRT Rally is a new rally-focused racing game that’s enjoying a big discount due to Amazon’s Prime Day promotion.
Need For Speed is another game that’s available with a nice discount, and is a bit less serious in terms of play-style.
One more quirky game, that isn’t really about racing is Rocket League, which is more like basketball or soccer using Hot Wheel-like cars. It’s a total blast!
Finally, if you spend a lot of time on virtual tracks and roads, you’ll want to look at some virtual cockpits that feature a physical steering wheel. Thrustmaster sells a number of racing wheels for different systems.
If you’re looking for an affordable unit for the Xbox One, the Thrustmaster VG is a Ferrari 458–inspired wheel that is fairly affordable. The Thrustmaster TMX is a bit higher end, and works on both Xbox One and PC.
With a number of options out there, each with great deals, its tough to resist the temptation of virtual racing and driving video games. These promotions are made even better with Amazon Prime, which promises Free Two-Day Shipping, in addition to access to movies and TV shows, ad-free music, unlimited photo storage, and Kindle books. Amazon Prime subscribers also get early access to deals to ensure they get the best prices ahead of everyone else. Learn more and sign up today at Amazon.com
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