Top 8 PC games. From flight simulators to arcade rides


The racing and flying PC game genre will never lose its popularity because it is often the only chance to enjoy the look and control of a luxury supercar or a Boeing 737. The racing game has been tested by the computer for decades, upgraded by realistic chassis behaviour systems, and gained multiplayer racing functionality.

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Forza Horizon 4

  • Release date: 2 October 2018
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S
  • Cooperative for: 4, Multiplayer for: 12

The famous racing arcade game Forza Horizon 4 deservedly heads today’s top ranking because the game amazes not only with its beautiful entourage of old England but also with a huge number of the most powerful cars. Each car here can be modified with tuning packages, and the advanced competition system is ideal for testing the reflexes and racing talents of the players. There’s also an excellent weather-changing climate system.

War Thunder

  • Release date: 1 November 2012
  • Platforms: PC, macOS, PS5, XSX|S, PS4, XOne
  • Cooperative: 4, Multiplayer: 32

Maybe you didn’t know, but War Thunder used to be one of the best free-flight simulators. The project attracted attention with excellent flight physics, realistic ballistics and many available aircraft models. Later, tanks and ships were added to attract new users, but flying in War Thunder is still fun even today.

F1 2020

  • Release date: 10 July 2020
  • Platforms: PC, Xbox One, PS4, Stadia
  • Multiplayer for: 20

And this is no ordinary racing arcade but a true simulator. Try to deactivate all F1 2020 assist systems and make at least one lap around the Monaco racetrack without crashing your car! The game focuses on realism in car behaviour, making drivers assess many variables right during the racing. The advantage of the game is that the gameplay is easy to master, and you can create your own racing team.

Aviator Game by Spribe

  • Release date: 19 January 2019
  • Platforms: Web, Android, iOS
  • Multiplayer for: 20000

Aviator is the latest development in the field of entertainment. Since its release in 2019, it has immediately fallen in love with the most experienced and selective gamers. Here, you won’t see the usual lines, reels and strips. After starting the game, users will see an aeroplane, a control panel and a window with statistics on the screen interface.

Throughout the game, the plane moves up and down on a curve, indicating the rise and fall of the coefficient. The longer the flight of the plane is, the higher your winnings are. The rules state that you must stop the plane before it crashes.

The multiplier level can reach up to one million, giving you a huge chance of winning. Many users prefer the lucrative, simple, interesting new-generation Aviator slot machine.

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown

  • Release date: 18 January 2019
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XOne
  • Multiplayer: 10

Ace Combat 7: Skies Unknown is more suitable for those who never get to enjoy full-fledged flight simulators. From a gameplay point of view, this project is more of an arcade game, but that doesn’t mean you won’t like it. The developers created a fantastic combat system – it’s a real pleasure to fight in the Ace Combat 7 game from a bird’s-eye view.

Project CARS 2

  • Release date: 22 September 2017
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Cooperative for: 2, Multiplayer for: 32

Project CARS 2 is even more complex and challenging than its predecessor, with a more advanced physics engine requiring players to take a different approach to steer. Yes, it’s not an arcade game, and first-time gamers may be surprised by the stark contrast. But if you have the strength and patience to practice, you will enjoy the game later.

X-Plane 11

  • Release date: 25 November 2016
  • Platforms: PC, macOS
  • For one only

Essentially, this is an alternative to the popular Microsoft Flight Simulator. The developers of X-Plane 11 have tried to do their best to get closer to the realism of the competitors, and it came out quite well. The game will attract the attention of those who just like to fly in air transport and admire the open world. In addition, the cockpit and aeroplane controls are perfectly simulated so that the player can learn the profession of a pilot rather quickly.

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

  • Release date: 16 November 2010
  • Platforms: PC, PlayStation 3, PlayStation 4, Xbox 360, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Multiplayer for: 8

When you launch the famous game of 2010, you will surely be surprised by the quality graphics, which are still up-to-date today. The main message of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is the chase, and the players are given the right to play for the police and for the troublemakers. And that’s not all; each side has its own storyline! A modern re-release was made in 2020, but there are critically few new features.

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