A big part of video game racing is about generating the excitement of the real life sport in a virtual space. Many games try to heighten the sense of speed, and glamour of the sport, but very few road racing games try to highlight the fear of crashing. The only game I can think of that did this well was Shift 2. Race Driver Grid did it pretty well with the good damage model and red screen of death. Driveclub freaked me out the first time I found out that cars can flip, but due to the lack of damage it doesn't matter so much. Can you think of any other road racing games that have a genuine fear of crashing? Good rally games should do this well by their nature, so no need to mention those. Also, why do you think there are so few games like this?