What are the best arcade racing games?

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    #1Burnout Paradise

    Burnout Paradise
    Burnout Paradise is a racing video game set in an open world. The game was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It's the fifth part of the Burnout series and is the first of the series to be released on PC.
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360

    $19.99

    Andrea Snyder
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Great PC version of a classic PS3 racing game. Only concern is it uses EA's site to download content and who knows how long that will be around for. But for only $20, it's worth a gamble to race down nostalgia's roads"
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    #2Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

    Mario Kart 8 Deluxe is a kart racing game by Nintendo where players compete in a race or battle mode with up to four players in a local multiplayer mode. There are also tons of characters make way as guests, including Splatoon's Inklings.

    Games

    Amazon, Nintendo Switch, Walmart, eBay

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    Xie Yin
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "I have been a life long fan of Mario Kart and all of Nintendo since I was 9 and I can honestly say that they still manage to deliver the same feeling and joy as when I first played it. Mario Kart is such an uplifting game and it's always been one of my favorites, this one is no different."
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    #3Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is an arcade multiplayer kart racing video game for computers with a Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Sumo Digital and was published by SEGA.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Sara Jones
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Sonic & All-Stars Racing is kart based, full of familiar faces and really awesome. I've played other kart games this one will do a lot of things i like and very little I hate ha ha. I usually play on my own in career mode but the game supports multiplayer. "
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    #4Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

    Trials Evolution: Gold Edition

    Trials Evolution: Gold Edition is an arcade multiplayer racing video game for computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Redlynx Ltd and Ubisoft Shangai and was published by Ubisoft.

    Games

    Windows

    $19.99

    Johnny Peterson
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "This game could fit this search. However, it isn't really a racing gmae. It is just a gmae based on driver a bike. This is likely not what most would want."
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    #5Mario Kart Wii

    Mario Kart Wii
    Mario Kart Wii is a kart racing game featuring several single and multiplayer modes. The players each take control of one of many selectable Mario franchise characters and participate in races or battles using vehicles on tracks thematically based on locations from the Mario franchise.
    Games

    Android

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    Philip Wade
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Who doesn't know the Mario Brothers?! I loved playing the original and I enjoy playing this one too. The graphics are great, the characters are great, and it's a challenging game. It doesn't seem to get old.It definitely deserves the title of one of the next racing games of all times!"
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    #6GRID 2

    GRID 2

    Grid 2 is a racing arcade video game developed by Codemasters which was released in 2013. It is the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.

    Games

    Windows

    $29.99

    Justin Woods
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "I'm a fan of realistic physics in my racing games. This delivers. If you are in the market for cartoony physics ala Mario Kart, look elsewhere. But I was in the market for a driving game that really felt like a driving game, and I think I found my calling."
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    #7Crazy Taxi

    Crazy Taxi

    Crazy Taxi is an arcade open world racing game with a lot of minigames and little missions. Punk and rock music will be the soundtrack of your frantic races against time carrying your taxi customers. 

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Online

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ralph Sims
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "The 16 mini games of both classic and arcade provide plenty of time to enjoy being a cabbie in this high octane taxi-driving game. The controls are a bit mysterious at first (you have to complete missions to figure them out) and even then they are difficult to describe. Sadly there is also very little customization. You get 4 drivers and 4 *cough* vehicles. However, once you get the hang of the controls, you can basically do whatever you want. "
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    #8Trackmania Turbo

    Trackmania Turbo

    Trackmania Turbo is a stunt-based racing game by Nadeo and Ubisoft. Players can explore 4 environments with varying gameplay. Access over 200 tracks by completing campaign mode or build new tracks via Trackbuilder mode. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $39.99

    Thomas Hughes
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I last played Trackmania on the WII. It was a fun game with lots of courses. Trackmania turbo has taken leaps and bounds since then. Great courses, 200 of them. If your an in game collector or stuff then you will have a blast with all the stuff you can unlock. Crazy fun courses with jumps and loops. It has a VR mode. Sadly i haven't tried that yet. I can only image of how real it would look. Its a great racer with an arcade feel. "
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    #9Trials Fusion

    Trials Fusion
    Trials Fusion is a racing game focused on motorcycle trials. Utilizing physics-based mechanics,players traverse courses using their platforming skills. Players can also share their custom race courses via track editor.
    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Hannah Fisher
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "I like racing games. But they don't like me. I am terrible at playing these type of games. Yet I keep trying. This is a decent game. It has wonderful tricks. I know this because my nephew showed them to me. I am having a hard time learning this game. Also even he says the tricks are finicky."
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    #10Wipeout Omega Collection

    Wipeout Omega Collection

    Wipeout Omega Collection is a racing video game by XDev, Clever Beans and EPOS Game Studios. The remaster game features futuristic vehicles while retaining the mechanics of WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Elizabeth Watson
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This was a great collection because it brought content from all the different versions into one. The game was interesting and entertaining to play."
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    #11FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2

    FlatOut 2 is an arcade racing video game playable on computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Bugbear Entertainment and was published by Strategy First.

    Games

    Windows

    $9.99

    Linda Hernandez
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "Flatout 2 is a good racing games that offers new unlockable content and good graphics. It is well liked by the players that play the game. There are different game modes to accommodate all different types of players. "
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    #12Need for Speed: Most Wanted

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted
    Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an arcade racer game developed by Electronic Arts. It lets players drive a variety of different cars through different terrain as they try to outrun cops and rivals in a high-intensity environment.
    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 3

    $6.22

    Kyle Mendoza
    Written on April 8, 2018
    "One of the best arcade racing games out there right now"
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    #13Midnight Club 2

    Midnight Club 2

    Midnight Club II is an arcade racing game, and the sequel to Midnight Club: Street Racing, developed and published by Rockstar Studios. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win.

    Games

    Windows

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    Celia Medina
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Midnight Club 2 is an addicting racing game that brings back feelings of nostalgia from my childhood. It emulates an arcade game so the graphics are not whiz-bang by today's standards but it makes up for it in fun as you try to reach the checkpoints and finish line before the bots you compete against."
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    #14Blur

    Blur

    Blur is a racing video game created by Activision. It has licenses for cars and real world locations. It is portable for PlayStation 3 and Windows computers. It has cinematic realism, multiplayer mode, and the races have power-ups.

    Games

    PlayStation 3, Windows

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    Jason Contreras
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "I was really surprised by this PC port. This is the crazy type of arcade action we usually do not get on the PC. Not only does it look great it plays great too. The only downside is that I have to use EA's Origin to play it but to be fair Origin has gotten better over the years."
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    #15Need for Speed

    Need for Speed

    Need for Speed is an online racing video game created by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games. It was released in 2015 as a reboot of the first game of the series that was originally released in 1994.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $19.99

    Randy Hanson
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "A pretty good online racing game, but nothing new or substantial. I feel like most people will play this for a little while and then forget about it after moving on to something else in the oversatured market of racing games. "
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    #16Redout

    Redout

    Redout is a futuristic racing game by 34BigThings. Taking inspiration from AG racing classics such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD, players will experience high-octane races. The game comes with Career mode and online multiplayer mode.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $34.99

    Steven Bell
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "Redout is a great arcade throwback title with modern graphics, plenty of tracks, and plenty of power ups. I really liked the visuals and all of the content that this great title has. I also enjoyed racing around in a hover car like vehicle. The tracks can get really interesting. "
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    #17The Crew

    The Crew

    The Crew is an MMO racing game by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections. Players traverse in a large, open-world resembling the United States. They can partake in new contents and challenges everytime.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, XBox One

    $29.99

    Jason Hamilton
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "I have been looking for a game like Need For Speed but with a large multiplayer aspect for quite some time and stumbled upon The Crew by mistake. Needlessly to say, I am very impressed with The Crew and really enjoy showing off the car's that I have earned to all of my friends. The controls are very tight as well just like all of my other favorite racing games. "
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    #18Carmageddon: Max Damage

    Carmageddon: Max Damage
    Create carnage in a wide range of large open world environments and smaller battle arenas, with plenty of fun stuff to smash into, smash up, snap off and sling around. Explore city streets and country trails, arid deserts, and icy wastelands. 
    Games

    Windows

    $16.99

    Heather Flores
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This game is awesome for those looking for racing games. If you're specifically looking for arcade games, this won't really be your style. But in general, this game is a lot of fun to play by yourself or with friends!"
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    #19WeChat Speed

    WeChat Speed

    WeChat Speed is a fast and furious racing game developed by Tencent Technology. Features an easy gameplay and a big collection of dream cars.

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    Tiffany Burke
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "WeChat Speed is one of the best fantasy car racing games available. Really cool looking levels are fun for all ages. Enjoy the game with friends and family."
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    #20Daytona USA

    Daytona USA

    Sega's first game to make use of the Sega Model 2 arcade board is Daytona USA. Players race across three different tracks with multiple players. The game also features different camera views.

    Games

    Web

    Free

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    #21Crash Team Racing

    Crash Team Racing

    CTR: Crash Team Racing is a racing video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation and is part of the Crash Bandicoot series. It features fifteen characters.

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    Amazon, Web

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    #22Crash Bandicoot: Warped

    Crash Bandicoot: Warped

    Crash Bandicoot: Warped is a 1998 platform game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment and is the third game in the Crash Bandicoot series. Players can control Crash and Coco Bandicoot to collect the 25 scattered crystals.

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    Amazon

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    #23Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

    Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back

    Crash Bandicoot 2: Cortex Strikes Back is a racing video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment. It is the second game in the Crash Bandicoot series and improves and serves as the sequel to the first Crash Bandicoot game.

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    Amazon

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    #24Need for Speed Payback

    Need for Speed Payback

    Need for Speed: Payback is an action driving video game and the twenty-third game of the Need for Speed franchise. With three characters available, players perform cinematic stunts. Classic features like 24-hour cycle and single player mode return.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $39.99

    Henry Carter
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I've been a fan of the Need for Speed series all the way back to 1995 when it started out as simply Road & Track Presents The Need for Speed. I followed up with every single edition afterwards and there have been many. The most recent, Need for Speed: Payback, I was able to get early access to it and so far I have to say this has to be the most fun I've had in the series. The graphics are mind blowing and the game play is top notch. I really dig the car selection this time around and they really got the tuning down to a fun balance of arcade or sim depending on playing preference. I know I won't be going out for awhile because I'll be glued to my console with the current best arcade racing game out today."
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    #25Crash Bandicoot

    Crash Bandicoot

    Crash Bandicoot is a video game released in North America in September 1996 and in Europe in November of the same year. It is developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation. It is the pioneer for the Crash Bandicoot video games.

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    Ebay

    $69.99

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    #26Crash Nitro Kart

    Crash Nitro Kart

    Crash Nitro Kart is a racing video game developed by Vicarious Visions and published by Universal Interactive. It has platforms for Game Boy Advance and PlayStation 2. Players can control characters from the Crash Bandicoot universe, most of whom race in karts.

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    Amazon

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    #27Crash Bash

    Crash Bash

    Crash Bash is a party video game developed by Eurocom and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for PlayStation. The game's story centers on a contest of minigames held by Aku Aku and Uka Uka to decide whether good or evil is the strongest.

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    Amazon

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    #28MXGP3

    MXGP3
    MXGP3 is the video game that lets you experience all the adrenaline of Motocross with the official Championship tournament simulation. The game is the official simulator for the tournament in actual motocross tracks. 
    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $39.99

    Patricia Morris
    Written on March 15, 2018
    "This is a great solution to the topic. It is a racing game that has that arcade feel to it. It has mostly positive reviews making it one of the best. "
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    #29Crash Twinsanity

    Crash Twinsanity

    Crash Twinsanity is a racing video game, developed by Traveller's Tales Oxford Studio and published by Vivendi Universal Games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It features Crash Bandicoot and Doctor Neo Cortex, working together to stop "the Evil Twins".

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    Amazon, Amazon

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Summary

Best What are the best arcade racing games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Burnout ParadiseGames 28 Paid
2Mario Kart 8 DeluxeGames 26 Paid
3Sonic & All-Stars Racing: TransformedGames 24 Paid
4Trials Evolution: Gold EditionGames 24 Paid
5Mario Kart WiiGames 21 Paid
6GRID 2Games 19 Paid
7Crazy TaxiGames 18 Free
8Trackmania TurboGames 17 Paid
9Trials FusionGames 16 Paid
10Wipeout Omega CollectionGames 13 Paid
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