OK, let's see a vote. Pound-for-pound, feature-for-feature, all-things considered, what is the best overall racing simulator on the market today?
Consider everything - graphics, physics, user friendliness, realism, everything.
And not just what's best in a certain category, I mean all things considered, what's the overall best?
My own opinion?
1. The SimBin titles, all of which go in one folder and work together apparently. All my previous ones work in Race On. All things considered, it's the top title.
2. rFactor. So close with the SimBin stuff it's almost a tie. If it had real default tracks and cars instead of made up stuff that makes me have to download what I want, it might be a contender.
3. Reluctantly, I put Shift 2 Unleashed in third. I hate to do it, but it is good. But EA has already abandoned it. It can't place well if the publisher doesn't support it, so third is actually generous, but I do like it.
Caveat: That list was established without my having tried iRacing, Live for Speed, or any of the other titles you're going to mention when you object to my list. I can't speak to them if I haven't played them.
And before someone says, "GPL FOREVER!" let us face the fact that GPL is getting very long in the tooth and requires at least some buggering around to even get it to work. It's a Platinum Classic, Hall-of-Famer, but it is no longer a top title even though I love it.
AND, if there are any developers or publishers reading this, would you PLEASE include more American tracks? Especially Watkins Glen GP, short, long, and NASCAR? It's my favorite track. And don't forget Kyalami, either.
So what's yours?