Another Christmas game classic, Top Trumps has released a deck filled with exotic sports cars from 1992. This deck is almost identical to the set released in the same year, which will give anyone that had the original game a great sense of nostalgia. There are 30 individual cards with a great selection of cars from the early 90s to reminisce over with the same artwork and stats from the original deck. At less than £5, this is a great idea for a stocking filler or as a secret Santa gift for any 90s car enthusiast.
If you have a petrolhead in the family that isn’t quite ready for the real thing, then picking up an Xbox One X with Forza Horizon 4 and Motorsport 7 bundled together for Christmas is the next best thing. With the bundle, you get the console with 1 TB memory, both games, and a wireless controller, giving you everything you need to get started. Forza has some of the best realistic racing games available with fantastic HD graphics and a huge selection of amazingly rendered cars. These games look so good that you might think you’re watching real racing on your TV if you don’t look hard enough. The Xbox One is a great home console for playing racing games on, and you can access the full back catalog of racing games available on the Xbox One, as well as the Xbox 360.
Realistic racing games are great, but some of the most fun you can have to play a racing game is with Crash Team Racing released this year. This bundle comes with the 500 GB PS4, giving you everything you need to get racing. This is an HD remake of the Playstation Classic, which you may have grown up with, with an HD reskin. Crash Team Racing is ideal if you want a good dose of nostalgia and some fun, or if you want a game you can play with your kids to start getting them into video games. Make sure to have a few controllers ready as multiplayer is the real way to enjoy this game.
If you’re looking for a game for someone that loves rally racing games, or that finds most other racing games too easy and wants a challenge, then this is the perfect present. DiRT Rally 2.0 has very realistic physics and graphics, meaning you can’t just hold down the accelerator and expect to do well. If you don’t want to end up halfway up a tree, then you’ll have to use strategy and careful driving to complete each race. Once you learn what your teammate is shouting at you, you’ll have a much better idea of what terrain is coming up, and once you mastered the controls, you’ll have an enjoyable and rewarding experience. This game is a couple of years old now, meaning you can pick it up for a very reasonable price while still having some of the best graphics and gameplay the PS4 can offer.