Race Online [Steam] is a fun little 2D racer that reminds me of my days gaming on Amiga. I wrote about it back in 2015, so I wouldn't be surprised if plenty of you have never heard of it.
It's been in Early Access for quite some time now, but some games are there for a good reason. This title is one of those doing EA well, considering the developer took on lots of feedback for this overhaul.
Don't be fooled by the name, it's not an online-only game. It actually has a full single-player and local multiplayer.
I've tested out various parts of the game and I was impressed by the local multiplayer. You can have four people to a keyboard or four gamepads plugged in — it works really well too! I had a Steam Controller turned on as player one and then plugged in a Logitech F310 and it actually picked it up perfectly as player two. It also saves the most recent names used in the local multiplayer, so you don't need to enter a name every time.
Everything from the collision sounds to the AI has been completely revamped and the game as a whole feels fantastic now. Previously, the AI would constantly try to drive through you, but now they all actually act like real racers, it's a completely different experience and shows the level of effort being put into it.
A good little racer for sure. Good for a blast yourself, good when you have friends over and completely family-friendly.
See the full changelog here.
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