Hydro Thunder Hurricane has been ported to a Metro app for Windows 8 and there's currently a free demo on the Windows Store. The only problem is that when you do launch a race, it looks like this:
From here the only thing that seems to work is clicking on the icons at the bottom. Yes. It seems the only way to play the game is to click where you'd place your fingers if this was an iOS game.
Or is it? oh god oh god oh god please tell me it isn't.