Originally Posted by Djay
real 3D - Stunt Car Racer
fake 3D - Lotus 2
non 3D - ATR
(voted for Lotus 2)
You're right - racing games can't just be piled into one category. I hate "top down" racing games so I'd never vote for one, but someone else might think that "real 3D" racers are slow and boring.
There's also motorcycle racing (and motorcycle real 3D, and...
). For best motorcycle racer, I'd say Prime Mover. It's amazingly fast and once you start playing you get used to the somewhat flat graphics.