I love PGR4, it’s my favorite racing game of all time. It combined simulation and arcade racing into the best home racing game in my opinion. It’s the only racing game that even 2 years after its release I found myself restarting the career mode just to play it over from the beginning. I never found an experience quite like it, about the closest thing to me was “Grid” on the easiest difficulty.
“Shadow” by The Prodigy is quite possibly the best song to accommodate a racing game ever. I asked a bunch of my friends what they think of when they hear this song and the responses I ended up getting were “I felt like I was designing a car”, “dude this totally fits a racing game”, “this would make a sick trailer song”, “I think this can fit any game, ever”. It goes to show song placement can go a long way if you pick the right one. To me, “Shadow” by The Prodigy was that right racing game song and it served as a gateway into being a fan of The Prodigy’s music.
Unfortunately no one on Youtube made a cover or even a remix to this song which is extremely weird considering this could potentially make a great dubstep or dnb remix. Don’t want to mess with a good thing I suppose.
Lets hope Turn 10 makes a proper sequel!