It's Melbourne Cup day and this is your annual reminder that horse racing, in general, is pretty weird. Small men clamber on horses and whip their way around a track for the amusement of rich people in the stand wearing silly hats. But if you think real life is weird, with the Melbourne Cup and all, horse racing video games will blow your mind.
Alright, let's open with Japan World Cup 3. There are horses racing in this game. There's also a giant walrus. And a yeti.
This one uses incredible AI to simulate the greatest horses of all time. WATCH IN WONDER AS THEY INTELLIGENTLY RUN TOWARDS AN END GOAL.
This comes with the tagline 'ride the legend' and a soundtrack that wouldn't be out of place in a Transformers prequel.
This is just epic. I've got tears in my eyes...
This is... um. Yeah, this one is probably my favourite.
So yeah, horse racing! Whoo. I'm wearing an uncomfortable hat and I'm drunk!