48. R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 (1998)

R4's slick design and arcade controls made for a welcome alternative to what Sony was about to unleash with the simulation-centric Gran Turismo. As recent as this summer's Ridge Racer 3D, Namco has continued to use digital racing girls, some modeled out of real models, some wholly original, though R4's Reiko Nagase remains a fan favorite.

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