Hey, you guys wanna have an argument?

When I started this job, Chris made the mistake of telling me I could write about whatever I wanted as long as it was interesting and motorcycle-related. Challenge accepted. Since I'm a huge nerd, I love video games as much as I love motorcycles. Now, in the grand scheme of things, there aren't a lot of motorcycle games out there. There are even fewer good ones. So I decided to write up a list of my favorite motorcycle games, which are clearly the best motorcycle games ever made since I'm the final arbiter in all matters of taste and style, and present them here for your edification.

This was a serious undertaking. I had to dig out a bunch of my old consoles, hook these antiques up to the television in the basement with various adapters, find all my controllers and cables and games, and even scrounge around on eBay, Craigslist, and Amazon for games I didn't have. I read a bunch of reviews, dug up old magazines ('sup Nintendo Power), and generally spent a bunch of time in the basement playing PlayStation with my daughters. Tough life, right?

In doing all this dicking around with video games research, I narrowed down my list to these five games. They span thirty years of game development, three generations of consoles, and run the gamut from point-and-click adventures to hardcore simulation. So, without further ado, let's talk about motorcycle games.