As the UK government website states, "You should continue to stay alert and limit your contact with others. Staying at home is the easiest way to do this."


With this in mind, how can you get your driving fix while staying at home? By playing video games, of course! Here are 10 of the best for semi-lockdown car gaming...

Forza: Horizons 4

If you miss driving around the beautiful British countryside, then Forza: Horizons 4 is for you. Choose from an array of real-world cars, including Minis and Bentleys, and race across the stunning open-world landscapes of Great Britain. More than 450 cars and four seasons. PC and Xbox One.


Driver: San Francisco

Here you play a detective who fell into a coma attempting to apprehend his enemy. How he's awake, and he's got more than 140 real-world cars to drive around in  - to help him nab his nemesis. Driver: San Francisco has been compared to Grand Theft Auto, so it must be good. Multiple platforms.


Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fuelled

Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fuelled is Mario Kart for those who don't own a Nintendo console (although it is available on Switch). This quirky, fun racing game will delight young and old alike, boasting more than 50 characters, 40 tracks and more than 40 kart bodies. Available on Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, and Xbox One.


Autobahn Police Simulator

Tired of unrealistic racing/car sims? Then why not check out Autobahn Police Simulator - putting you in the seat of a German police pursuit car. There is a free-play mode. Available on Windows and iOS.


Team Sonic Racing

You'll squeeze the most fun out of Team Sonic Racing by playing against others online or playing locally with the 4-player split-screen. Expect dizzying arcade-style graphics worthy of the name Sonic.


Need for Speed - Heat

One of the oldest car racing franchises of all is still a world-beater. Build your reputation by street racing day and night, and choose from more than 120 upgradable cars. This franchise is so good they even made a movie out of it. Available on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One.


Burnout Paradise Remastered

This is one of the less realistic driving games out there - but it's still a lot of fun. Expect many cars, many tracks - and many prangs (to put it mildly). Up to eight people can play, online and offline. This is a remastered version of the 2008 hit, available on PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Nintendo Switch.


F1: 2019

F1 will be back on our TVs soon, and since they are closed events, that's the closest most of us will get to a real F1 car. But you can get one step closer by buying F1: 2019 - a super realistic game from UK-based Codemasters that evokes the excitement and atmosphere of top-tier racing.


Dirt Rally 2.0

Another gem from Codemasters, this is one for the rally fans. If you haven't picked up a console controller since the early versions of Colin McRae Rally, this might be the perfect time to rectify the situation. Not an easy game, but its realism is out of this world (while being very much on it).


Forza Motorsport 7

This is probably the ultimate racing simulator, particularly if you own an Xbox One - because it's not available on other platforms! 700+ cars, 30 world-famous destinations, and a level of realism pretty much unmatched by other racing games. The Rolls Royce of racing games, if you will.