If you click on a link and make a purchase we may receive a small commission. Learn more.

Lifters, Shifters, And Drifters

If these people find messing around with cranes, and tumbling down hillsides in jelly-tyred juggernauts half as entertaining as I do then Rigs Of Rods should sweep the board at next year's IGF.

The version the judges will be playing was unveiled yesterday. Bigger, better, and beautiful-er than before, it's one of two excellent freeware automotive sims released this month.

BMW M3 Challenge is the other one. Though it only sports a single car type (the titular Teutonic coupe) and a pair of tracks (two different configurations of the Nurburgring) this Blimey-made driveable billboard has the kind of authoritative physics, solid AI, and generous selection of modes (time trial, full race weekends, MP...) that most payware race sims would kill for.

There’s a strong odour of the marvellous GT Legends - so strong in fact, it’s possible (though not easy) to import your favourite GTL tracks.

Join the Rock Paper Shotgun supporter program

Sign up today and get access to more articles like these, an ad-free reading experience, free gifts, and help us create more great writing about PC games.

See more information


We love having a friendly, positive and constructive community - you lot are great - and we want to keep it like that. Our main commenting rule is "be excellent to each other". Please see our code of conduct, where you can find out what "be excellent" means. TL;DR? Respect others, think before you post, and be prepared for puns.

More News

Latest Articles

We've been talking, and we think that you should wear clothes

Total coincidence, but we sell some clothes

Rock Paper Shotgun Merch