Racing games are a wide-ranging genre – from super-fun arcade racers to realistic sims with eye-popping graphics. There truly is a racing game for everyone. On the flipside, there are racing games that aren’t for anyone. Tepid, stately experiences, underlined by shoddy graphics and muddling presentation.
Need for Speed Payback
Payback rectified the always online requirement of predecessor reboot Need for Speed but that’s about the only thing it got right. With its predictable story, dearth of police chases – and heavily scripted chases, if there were any – poor handling, unrealistic car damage, loot-box style microtransactions, plus a format which didn’t cohesively translate to open world, Need for Speed Payback is a low point in the otherwise esteemed racing series.