What happens when a game that has been consistently rated as one of the best car games to ever be created enters its fifth franchise year? Well the developers strive to make it even more realistic and applicable to the modern gamer. Sony Computer Entertainment is the genius minds and the think tank behind the most recent addition to the best car games: Gran Turismo 5.After doing some checking around with various sources, rumor has it that they take this game very seriously when developing cars – all the way down to the finest details inside and out. In fact, according to unnamed source at Sony, they spend about six months developing each licensed, premium car model for the ultimate in realism. No wonder this game is widely dubbed as being the cream of the crop with regard to the best car racing games.

In the game, you can build custom cars with money you earn from racing at various tracks that are situated around the game. The more money you have, the more add-ons you can buy for your cars in your shop. There are plenty of cars to choose from, tons of things you can beef them up with, and a variety of different campaign modes that will keep you gaming for hundreds of hours, not to mention the multiplayer. But what we are focused on today is that you can drive hybrid and electric vehicles in this game.

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Primarily, the newest all electric cars, the Nissan Leaf, which we never thought we would ever see in the best car games, is a staple in this game. The details on the car are so vivid and high resolution (in HD), that it nearly looks like the actual real life version. The engine is beefy and responsive, and has a quick pickup. We also enjoyed racing this car against the Honda CR-Z, the Prius and the Mitsubishi “I” models.

Now the best car racing games just got even better with the addition of hybrid and electric vehicles. For the bucks, Gran Turismo 5 is well worth every single penny. Hands down!