publisher ea / last seen 2000
Between 1991 and 2000, Road Rash might just have been the coolest game in the world. In it, you took on the persona of a dodgy Hells Angels-style biker, racing other bikers you could lash with chains and cattle-prods as they drew alongside. Its tracks had to be insanely long, in order to let you catch up with the AI, since if you crashed, you’d career miles down the road and have to run back to your bike before the cops arrested you. The thought of what could be done with the format given the technology that powers the Xbox One X is mouth-watering. Alas, though, Road Rash was and is owned by Electronic Arts, a serial offender when it comes to sitting on great franchises.