The Best Racing Games

Update : Make Way added at rank #13.
1

Forza Motorsport (2023)

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85
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox 360 Xbox One Android Xbox Series X

Step into the driver's seat in Forza Motorsport, a realistic racing simulation with over 500 cars and 20 tracks. Master every turn, nail every corner, and push your limits to become the ultimate driver. Experience stunning graphics, immersive sound effects, and a compelling career mode. Whether you're a newcomer or a veteran, Forza Motorsport is your ticket to an exhilarating racing journey.


What we like:
  • Realistic and consistent gamepad handling
  • Challenging gameplay that improves your driving skills
  • Extensive car customization
  • Engaging career mode
  • Regular updates introducing new challenges
What could be improved:
  • Limited car roster compared to previous installments
  • AI drivers lack in behavior and collision avoidance
  • Sluggish loading times

  • racing
  • simulation
  • driving

2

Trials Evolution (2021)

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89
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Trials Evolution is an addictive racing game with physics-based tracks that challenge you to race against the clock and your friends. With a versatile track editor, infinite replayability, and a large selection of tracks, this game will keep you entertained for hours. Ride motorcycles through obstacle-filled courses, unlock new events and tournaments, or create your own tracks and skill games, the choice is yours!


What we like:
  • Best physics of all the trials games
  • Vast selection of tracks
  • No day 1 DLCs, microtransactions or gambling crates
  • Level editor adds infinite replayability to the game
  • Gradually increasing difficulty keeps gameplay fresh
What could be improved:
  • Missing DLC from Trials HD on Xbox 360
  • Progression system tying into old tracks from different games
  • Limited bike selection
  • Hokey soundtrack

  • racing
  • physics
  • platform
  • multiplayer
  • trial-and-error
  • flying
  • couch

3

HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED 2 - Turbocharged - Legendary Edition (2023)

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77
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Xbox One

Exceed all limits with HOT WHEELS UNLEASHED ™ 2 - Turbocharged - Legendary Edition ! In addition to the full game , you 'll get Season Pass Vol. 1 and Vol. 2 to further enrich your collection with unmissable content.The city is under attack and only you can save it from the creatures. How ? Easy , winning exciting dedicated races and challenges. So get ready to be not just a winner , but a real hero !

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  • racing
  • vehicle
  • arcade

4

Elasto Mania Remastered (2022)

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Nintendo Switch Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X PC Windows Android

The original cult classic returns. A blast from the past, better than ever. Are you ready?


  • racing
  • cult
  • simulation
  • casual
  • old-school
  • retro
  • 2d
  • sport
  • platform
  • classic
  • challenging
  • online

5

F1 22 (2022)

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79
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PC Windows Xbox Series X Xbox Series X/s Playstation 5 Playstation 4

F1 2022 brings you the ultimate immersive racing experience with redesigned cars, a new track in Miami, and the glitz and glamour of F1 life. Race to the front of the grid as your favorite team or create your own and compete in various races. The game offers amazing graphics and sound, realistic damage system, and a variety of gameplay modes, including the new Pirelli Hot Laps. With F1 2022, you'll experience the thrill of Formula 1 racing like never before.

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What we like:
  • Realistic damage system
  • Improved underbody damage
  • Amazing graphics and sound
  • Manual pit stops and race starts
  • Pirelli Hot Laps mode for a refreshing break
What could be improved:
  • Poorly executed F1 Life mode
  • No Braking Point story mode
  • Lack of vintage cars and classic tracks
  • Microtransactions for cosmetic upgrades
  • AI can be aggressive and unrealistic

  • racing
  • sport
  • simulation
  • driving
  • team

6

RIDE 5 (2023)

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76
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Xbox One Playstation 5 Xbox Series X PC Windows

Rev up your engine and get ready to hit the track with RIDE 5. An adrenaline-filled gaming experience that is so authentic it will make you feel like you're truly racing at break-neck speed.

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  • racing
  • adrenaline
  • split-screen
  • sport
  • bikes
  • physics

7

F1 23 (2023)

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83
Review score
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PC Windows Xbox Series X/s Playstation 4 Playstation 5 Xbox One Xbox Series X Android

Experience the most realistic and enjoyable F1 game yet with EA Sports F1 23. With improved controls, immersive visuals, and the addition of exciting new modes, this game is a thrilling ride from start to finish. Take on the challenge of the Braking Point story mode and get ready to race like never before. Don't miss out on this big step in the right direction for F1 fans!


What we like:
  • Improved controls
  • Immersive visuals
  • Exciting new modes
What could be improved:
  • Lack of notable innovations in career mode

  • racing
  • sport
  • driving
  • simulation
  • team

8

Need For Speed Unbound (2022)

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76
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Xbox Series X PC Windows Playstation 5

Unbound is an exciting new installment in the Need for Speed series, boasting a mix of nostalgia and modern gameplay. It creates a unique experience with its retro art style, 4K and 60 fps support, and modern controller integration - making the control feel more realistic. You'll race across cities while trying to escape police chases, upgrade cars with plenty of customization options, and enjoy great music as you go.


What we like:
  • Retro vibe
  • Impressive graphics
  • 4K/60 fps support
  • Plenty of customization options for cars
  • Nice Humour
What could be improved:
  • Arcade-ish approach may disappoint those looking for realism
  • Low level of traffic in cities
  • Cringe moments

  • racing
  • racer
  • driving
  • open-world
  • arcade
  • vehicle

9

Forza Horizon 5 (2021)

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82
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Xbox Series X Xbox One PC Windows

Forza Horizon 5 is the ultimate racing game, offering stunning visuals, an expansive open world map, and intense driving experiences. The game also focuses on representing the culture of its setting and encourages players to explore its beautiful environments.


What we like:
  • Huge scale and scope
  • Gorgeous visuals
  • Realistic weather effects
  • Customizable vehicles and avatars
  • Friendly environment
  • Thrilling set-pieces
  • Casual-friendly open-world arcade racing experience
What could be improved:
  • All icons on the map may be overwhelming for some players
  • AI competition may be too easy for hardcore players

  • racing
  • open-world
  • driving

10

Grid Legends (2022)

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Xbox One Playstation 4 Xbox Series X Playstation 5 PC Windows

GRID Legends delivers thrilling wheel-to-wheel motorsport action. Create dream race events, hop into live races, experience a dramatic virtual production story, and embrace the sensation of spectacular racing.

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  • racing
  • driving
  • simulation
  • arcade
  • vehicle

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