Copa Petrobras de Marcas is the creation of Reiza Studios that brings Brazilian racing to the PC in pure simulation. Compete under licensed manufacturers across some of Brazil’s most impressive race tracks. Petrobras, the title sponsor, is to thank for offering a free sim that doesn’t skimp on handling and customisation options.
This game received a lot of negative feedback during early release, but as all good racers do, it evolved. For a free game, it is an absolute blast. The gameplay is simcade style, with a little emphasis on realism and a little fun in an arcade fashion. As the name suggests, the game showcases a range of race cars through the decades. There is enough free content to keep you addicted for quite some time, but a deluxe edition is available to purchase when the entertainment runs dry.
Playing any Track Mania game makes you instantly feel 10 years younger. The insane stunting courses will get you in the mood for catching air from the moment you see them. You can download additional cars and shoot through loops and jumps in your own ride. There is nothing more to the game than just having fun, and it does the job well.
After a long magnificent run as the leading game in soft body physics, Rigs of Rods has finally been shut down. The legacy continues, however, as the complete download and support files live on under a different caretaker. Rigs of Rods has given me some truly incredible crash simulations and countless hours of exploration over the years, so it brings a sigh of relief knowing young gamers can still get on with the endless crashes.
Racer is not the most entertaining or eye catching free game, but amazingly helpful for gamers who are interested in dabbling with game design. The game can be completely customised with thousands of cars and tracks ready to download, or you can try your hand at creating your own content with the help of tools on the main site. Don’t let the old game fool you. The content and software is updated regularly after all this time.
For entertaining yourself with silly trick racing, try out Stunt Rally. This throw back game lets you compete in single races, challenges, championships and multiplayer mode. The light-hearted toony graphics are misleading. Once you get comfortable, this game gets harder to master. A track editor lets you create your own unique challenges and keep the racing alive.
Whether you’ve played this old-school gem or not, now is your last chance! The game will no longer be available after 21 March. Take her out for one last ride in this arcade-style MMO where bright colours and ultra fast toony cars will have you feeling good in no time.
Register to start racing free on one of the 36 current real-world tracks in this serious sim. Simraceway is surprisingly polished for a game still lingering in open beta. Licensed cars from over 40 manufacturers are available, although the best car packs will cost you a bit.
Origin users can download NFS: Most Wanted free for a limited time (although this promo has been ongoing for ages). If running from the cops and competing in street races is what you look for in a racer, NFS is your game. You can’t complain that it’s a few years old. It’s still a fast-paced arcade racer that pumps you up on a rainy day.
RaceRoom is free to play with the option of downloading additional paid content. This racing simulation is focused on providing accurate handling for competitive racers. There are no goofy arcade tricks, it’s all sim racing. Compete in a variety of events all year round with other online players. For a free game, this sim is great quality.
- Forza 6: Apex
Yes, we know, coming soon. Don’t worry, we’ll keep you posted!
- Live for Speed
Technically, yes, Live for Speed is a free sim racer. However, once you get bored with the limited cars and demo tracks, you will be encouraged to purchase the expansion. Get LFS here.
- Auto Club Revolution
There’s no word yet on when the next test session will begin, and the registration for a beta invitation has been closed temporarily. If you keep an eye on the game page, you may get a chance to register for the next beta session soon. You’ll be pleased with the experience that didn’t cost you a thing.
- World of Speed
World of Speed offers a nice variety of cars and courses. The project is still in progress, so there’s not much room for complaining until we see the finished game. Sign up for the next beta session of World of Speed here.