The weekend is finally here. If you’re in need of some thrills, then why not play one of our favourite racing games?  

We asked around the Overclockers UK office and put together this selection of single-player, multi-player, and brand-new racing titles that we think are perfect for your weekend gaming sessions.  

F1 Manager 2023 

The fast-paced world of F1 comes alive in F1 Manager 2023. Kickstart your career by managing your very own F1 team taking control of every aspect from the garage to the starting grid. The detailed management system grants you complete freedom over your drivers, cars, and staff. Each decision you make will determine the future success of your season and your position on the podium.  

To immerse you in the highs and lows of racing, F1 Manager 2023 includes plenty of realistic features. The races have been fine-tuned to simulate real-world challenges thanks to the improved driver AI, rival team decision making, and even tyre temperatures. The all-new visor camera lets you view the races from the heat of the driver’s seat to experience the thrill of racing like never before.   

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10Windows 10-11
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4590
or AMD FX 8370
Intel Core i7 7700
or AMD Ryzen 7 2700
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 960
or AMD R9 280x
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
or AMD Radeon RX 580
Storage30GB available space30GB available space

Forza Horizon 5  

The ultimate driving adventure awaits you in Forza Horizon 5. Journey across the vibrant Mexican landscapes in hundreds of iconic cars. The story-rich campaign mode will task with plenty of challenges, rewards, and a cast of unique characters to meet. Alternatively, you can team up with your friends in the Horizon Arcade and other multiplayer modes to complete quests and races.  

Forza Horizon 5

The open world around you is ever-changing, thanks to the complex weather events. Towering dust storms and intense tropical storms will add a unique new challenge to the events, offering you brand-new collectables, rewards, and areas to explore with each new season. Plus, there is even a Hot Wheels DLC which allows you to unleash your inner child by creating intricate blue and orange loops. 

Forza Horizon 5 screen grab from Steam

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10Windows 10
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4460
or AMD Ryzen 3 1200
Intel i5 8400
or AMD Ryzen 5 1500X
GraphicsNVIDIA GTX 970
or AMD RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070
or AMD RX 590
DirectXVersion 12Version 12
NetworkBroadband Internet
Connection required
Broadband Internet
Connection required
Storage110GB available space110GB available space

Le Mans Ultimate 

Racing across the finish line this month is Le Mans Ultimate. Powered by emotion, speed, and glory, Le Mans Ultimate promises a brand-new era of sports car racing. Strap yourself into the cockpit of your favourite racing cars as you hit the tracks of some of the most iconic circuits across the world. This includes Fuji, Monza, and even the Circuit de la Sarthe. High-speed racing can take its toll, but you don’t have to go ride alone. Team up with your friends and complete a series of challenges and stints.    

For that added touch of realism for heightened immersion, Les Mans Ultimate features intelligent track evolution. Similar to the real world, the track will start out as clean. The more cars that pass over the racing line, the more dust and dirt will begin to cover the road right before you.  Developers have also confirmed that dynamic weather effects, including rainfall and debris, are currently also in the works.  

Les Mans will be released for PC on February 20th 2024.  

Official PC System Specification 

OSWindows 10 -11Windows 10 -11
ProcessorIntel Core i5 4460 or
AMD FX 8120
Intel Core i5 9600 or
AMD Ryzen 5 3600X
GraphicsNVIDIA GeForce GTX 950 or
AMD Radeon RX 470
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 or
AMD Radeon RX 580
NetworkBroadband Internet
Connection required
Broadband Internet
Connection required
DirectXVersion 11Version 11
Storage30GB available space30GB available space

Do You Want to Play These Racing Games? 

All of these incredible racing games don’t require any particularly hefty PC hardware. However, if you do feel like you feel like your set-up is in need of an upgrade for all your weekend gaming adventures, you can find a huge range of both PCs and laptops at Overclockers UK.  

We’ve included the perfect PC and laptop, but if none of these suit your in-demand games or preferences you can shop the full range by clicking the buttons below.  

Refract Gaming Celeste Pre Built PC 

Designed by the OcUK experts, the Refract Gaming Celeste has been fine-tuned for mid-range gaming and streaming. Harness the AMD Ryzen 7 7700X, built with Zen 4 architecture to unlock powerful performance in all your single and multi-core workloads. All your races will be rendered in photo-realistic quality with buttery-smooth frame rates to give you that distinct competitive edge on the track, thanks to the NVIDIA RTX 4070. What’s more, utilise both 32GB DDR5 RAM and 1TB M.2 SSD for quick loading times and near-zero latency.  

In addition to all of this, the Refract Gaming Celeste comes equipped with a three-year warranty which also covers parts and labour. Unfortunately, any dents or paint scratches aren’t covered by your warranty.  

  • Pre built gaming PC
  • Designed for mid-range gaming and streaming
  • Includes an AMD Ryzen 7 7700X and NVIDIA RTX 4070
  • Up to 32GB DDR5 RAM
  • 1TB M.2 SSD
  • Integrated RGB lighting
Refract Gaming Celeste 2023

ASUS ROG Zephyrus Gaming Laptop   

Race across the finish line from wherever you go, armed with the ASUS ROG Zephyrus Gaming Laptop. This portable gaming solution is powered by an AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS CPU to deliver blisteringly fast speeds. No matter how intensive your workload gets, the processor can handle it all, from gaming to content creation, and much more. The NVIDIA RTX 4080 will give you the graphical edge you need to secure the top spot on the podium, thanks to support for ray tracing and AI DLSS 3.5. All of this powerful hardware is kept performing at optimum temperatures by the integrated ROG Intelligent thermal solution.

  • 14.0” QHD+ display
  • Up to 165Hz refresh rates
  • AMD Ryzen 9 7940HS and NVIDIA RTX 4080
  • 16GB DDR5 RAM
  • Windows 11 Home
ASUS ROG Zephyrus G14 Gaming Laptop

Your racing set-up is incomplete without some peripherals to match. You can find high-quality racing wheels, pedal sets, and much more below.  

What Games Are You Playing This Weekend? 

What games will you be playing this weekend? Is it a racing game? Let us know in the comments. 

*Prices correct at time of writing and PC specs are subject to change.

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