What are the best car racing games?

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  1. 32

    #1Project CARS

    Project CARS

    Project CARS is a motorsport racing simulator for VR platforms and PS4. The game uses a sandbox approach for exploration. Players can access 74 vehicles, over 30 locations with 110 different courses.

    Games

    Windows, Oculus Rift, HTC Vive, PlayStation 4

    $29.99

    Kevin Johnston
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "WOW. WOW is all I can see about this game. I have been using racing simulators for almost 10 years now and have tried nearly 100 if I had to guess, not a single one even comes close. I don't see how it's possible to be any closer to the track without being in a real car. You will not believe experience until you try it."
  2. 26

    #2Need 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

    Adam White
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Need for Speed has always been a favorite of mine. In my opinion it is one of the best racing games every made for sure!"
  3. 25

    #3Need for Speed™ No Limits

    Need for Speed™ No Limits

    Need for Speed: No Limits is a racing game made specifically just for mobile use. The game was developed by Real Racing 3 developers. It allows players to customize cars based on their style and compete with over 1,000 challenging races.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Facebook

    Free

    Raymond Peters
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "This racing game pushes the limits as far as mobile gaming. The graphics are amazing. However, one downfall to it is that not everyone has a smartphone with such a large screen. It could be hard to see exactly what is going on without broadcasting it to a larger screen. Overall, it is still a great game with great game-play. "
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    #4GRID Autosport

    GRID Autosport

     GRID Autosport is a racing game from Feral Interactive. It offers the experience the feel of racing in over 100 cars and 100 circuits with scalable difficulty levels. The game app only works on select iPhone and iPad versions.

    Games

    Windows, iOS, Mac

    $39.99

    Emily Gu
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "This is a pretty typical racing game, though the extra stress of having to be aware of the damage to your car is a nice twist. THis is essentially the racing version of a shooter game that makes you keep track of how many bullets you've shot, and it's pretty fun."
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    #5Assetto Corsa

    Assetto Corsa

    Assetto Corsa is a racing sim game that is based on classic cars by BMW, AUDI, Ferrari , Lamborghini, etc. Players can start a racing career, join all types of different races, challenges, and events to play online and offline. 

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Paul Lee
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I played Assetto Corsa yesterday. I liked the aspect of driving with different cars and playing against other people online."
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    #6Need 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

    José Antonio Barajas
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Need for Speed has always been my go-to for quick-to-join racing games. For an Android device, this is a nifty little game and great for casual players!"
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    #7Trackmania 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

    Dennis Rios
    Written on October 21, 2017
    "Trackmania Turbo promises some interesting and unique features, but it cannot deliver all of them to the extent you might expect. VR and online features, in particular, seem to be lacking. The game is also priced more like an AAA than an indie title, and is generally not worth the money - it might be more worth recommending at half the price. Other racing games are a little less innovative, but they execute their objective more efficiently, so I'd have to recommend something else."
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    #8Carmageddon: Reincarnation

    Carmageddon: Reincarnation

    Like the old movie Death Race 2000, Carmageddon allows the drivers to accumulate points not merely by skill is shown on one of the 36 race tracks, but by the amount (and type) of pedestrians, the driver is able to run over while racing. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

    Games

    Kenneth Simmons
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "So I probably wouldn't let my 10 year-old kid play Carmageddon: Reincarnation, or any of the games in the Carmageddon series for that matter. But I'll play them with pleasure and delight. It's not the mowing down of pedestrians that for me is the attraction of this game; it's the incredibly engaging driving play. (NB: I looked for Carmageddon: Reincarnation on Steam, and it didn't appear, though other games in the series did.)"
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    #9Wreckfest

    Wreckfest

    Wreckfest is a racing game based on the famous demolition derby championships. The game has astonishing graphics and over the top crashes that assures a fun driving and a fun racing experience.  

    Games

    Windows

    $44.99

    Christine Ross
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Wreckfest is the best new race car game available right now. When my friends and I get together for game night, we play Wreckfest for hours at a time!"
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    #10Road Redemption

    Road Redemption

    Road Redemption lets you lead a biker gang on an epic journey across the country in this driving combat road rage adventure. Huge campaign, dozens of weapons, full 4-player co-op splitscreen and online multiplayer. 

    Games

    Windows, Mac

    $19.99

    Alan Matthews
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "While this game is incredibly good, this game doesn't feature cars as playable vehicles. This game is about motorcycles and racing them. Cars are driven by NPCs, not humans."
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    #11Race Room

    Race Room
    Race Room is a free to play racing game that is based on the official championships of racing series like DTM, WTCC, and ADAC GT Masters. Enter RaceRoom and enter the world of a professional race car driver.  
    Games

    Windows

    Free

    Lilia Velasco
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Race Room is such an awesome game! I love that it's free to play on PC, so it's accessible for everyone. You can play it with a keyboard and mouse, or with more expensive gear. They have a wide selection of cars and tracks. I'd recommend this game to anyone who loves racing games."
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    #12rFactor 2

    rFactor 2

    rFactor 2 is a simulation racing game for PC developed by Image Space Incorporated. It is a game that uses its own tech base for the development of the game. 

    Games

    Windows

    $31.99

    Elizabeth Hanson
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "Racing games have always been some of my favorites. I came across rFactor 2 after seeing an advertisement so I decided to give it a try. I actually did not end up liking it that much and think that there are much better options available."
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    #13Carmageddon: 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

    Amalia Barragán
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I love love love Carmageddon Max Damage! Ha, its the way I feel like driving sometimes in city traffic. The ultimate smash em up driving game, so many environments to explore, so many things to smash, so many bodies to squish. I'd give it 10 stars just for the stress relief."
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    #14SPINTIRES

    SPINTIRES
    SPINTIRES is an all terrain vehicle simulator where players traverse muddy terrain on different loadouts of Soviet era off road equipment.
    Games

    Windows

    $29.99

    Kimberly Williams
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "I tried playing SPINTIRES while over at a friend's house the other week and did not enjoy it at all. The control scheme was not that good and I just didn't like it. Definitely not one of the best car racing games at the moment."
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    #15F1 2016

    F1 2016

    F1 2016 is the official Formula One racing game which was released in 2016. Players take the role of an F1 racer from the Championship series and can also start their own racing career, assembling their own agents, engineers, and team.

    Games

    Windows, Android, iOS, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

    $59.99

    Jacqueline Lawson
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "For car racing games this one is very sleek and has some of the best graphics to date. It has multiple views and ways of playing the game. You will probably lose way too much time racing around in this. The broadcast feature was especially cool. A great game all-around."
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    #16FlatOut 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

    Jacqueline Morgan
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "If you like reckless driving and running into things then you'll like FlatOut2.You know you can't be reckless in real life. But you can take out those thoughts in this game. It takes you back to your childhood when it coming to destroying things."
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    #17Forza Horizon 2

    Forza Horizon 2

    Forza Horizon 2 is an action racing video game developed by Sumo Digital, Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for Xbox consoles.

    *NOT AVAILABLE*

    Games

    Victoria Ávila
    Written on March 18, 2018
    "This game is great. it is developed by Sumo Digital, Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios exclusively for Xbox consoles. i recommend it"
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    #18RSE Racing

    RSE Racing

    RSE Racing Free is a mobile game that allows players to drive more than 20 cars from 6 classes: Touring, Muscle, Super, Exotic, Nascar Stock and Nascar Trucks. Players can choose their favorite one and take part in six championships.

    Games

    Android

    Free

    Teresa Harris
    Written on January 4, 2018
    "Lots of fun, and definitely addictive as well. If I play in the evening I end up driving race cars all night in my dreams. Not such a bad thing, but it gets intense. The game itself is neatly done, with shiny cars and fun racetracks to speed around, and (occasionally) crash your car all over. I don't think that the game is any better than competitors like, say, Burnout Paradise, but it's fun nevertheless, and has a slightly different vibe, which provides a bit of novelty to the racing app enthusiast. Worth trying, for sure."
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    #19Need for Speed Rivals

    Need for Speed Rivals

    Need for Speed Rivals is a street racing game by Ghost Games and Criterion Games. Taking the role of a cop or racer, players traverse in an open-world environment and participate to races. They can also utilize traps to disrupt rivals.

    Games

    Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows

    $19.99

    Jeffrey Fox
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I love being able to play the part of the cops in need for speed rivals. Most of the games you are the one getting chased but i have more fun hunted down the bad guys! Need for Speed Rivals presents some challenging roads with gritty surfaces which add to the effect. Being able to partner up or play solo is also a big plus for me."
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    #20X-Motor Racing

    X-Motor Racing

    X Motor Racing is an online racing simulator with high precision physics simulation, online multiplayer, open architecture and modding ability. The game offers an unique experience which hasn't similar experiences. Customizable racing simulation

    Games

    Windows

    $65- Varies by plan

    Helen Ramos
    Written on April 7, 2018
    "pretty good game. lags sometimes, but not too bad."
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    #21Retro Racing Online

    Retro Racing Online

    Retro Racing Online is a 2D racing game, which you race with your friends or against other players around the world, with simple and accessible controls, and many modify car modes.

    Games

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Elias Lankinen
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "Great online racing game. Simple and fun gameplay. I love the fact that you can play this game on the go because you need only one hand. A lot of cool features. There is also great ranking system so you can compare you and your friend. "
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    #22Blur

    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

    Check price

    Amit Pawar
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "This is a highly objective topic. There are many car racing games. The Grand Tourismo series for instance; this would be a top pick for fans of realism. Blur is a hybrid racing game, with weapons and defense in. Like a modern Spy Hunter. For my taste, you can beat Mario Kart for a car racing game. That's if we are allowing hybrids."
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    #23Forza Horizon 3

    Forza Horizon 3

    Forza Horizon 3 is a video game developed by Playground Games and was published by Microsoft Studios. This racing game has an open world feature and is set in Australia. It is offered for PC and Xbox One.

    Games

    Xbox One

    Check price

    Alice Willis
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "I received the car racing game "Forza Horizon 3" as a Christmas gift (along with my new XBox One console). The game is fun, but it isn't something that I would have purchased for myself. I'm sure that car racing fans will love this game though."
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    #24Forza Motorsport 7

    Forza Motorsport 7

    Forza Motorsport 7 is the tenth racing game of the Forza series. Powered by Forzatech game engine, players can experience realistic racing. The game has more than 700 cars to collect and 30 racetracks with 200 ribbons or variations. 

    Games

    Xbox One, Windows

    $49.99

    Charles Mills
    Written on November 7, 2017
    "From what I've played of it on the Xbox One, Forza 7 is a great game. Unfortunately I don't own an Xbox One of my own and it just won't run on my computer, I don't know why considering I exceeded all the minimum requirements. Good game if you can play it."
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    #25Pit Stop Racing: Manager

    Pit Stop Racing: Manager is a racing game for mobile devices available for iOS and Android. With this game, players can prepare for races, practice to improve their team's performance, and win in the official tournament.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joseph Austin
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The graphics are good for an animated game. I thinks they could be made more realistic if they want to compare themselves to Nascar but overall I like the game. "
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    #26GRID 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

    George Soto
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "GRID 2 is an exceptionally polished racing game. It's a technical marvel in the sense that it boasts extremely detailed graphics while being very well optimized. As long as you have a reasonably modern computer, you should be able to run this game without any issues. There are a wide variety of game modes, including both single and multiplayer. However, the game isn't without its issues. The multiplayer is plagued by microtransactions and it's very much a casual racing game, as opposed to a realistic "simulation" style game like many of its competitors. If you're more interested in single player racing and interesting in a more casual experience, then GRID 2 would be a fine choice."
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    #27WRC 7

    WRC 7

    WRC 7: World Rally Championship is a racing video game by Kylotonn. Based on the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, players can experience real-life driving since the game has official cars and drivers, 13 countries and 52 special stages. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $49.99

    Michelle Allen
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "WRC 7 is excitement. This is what we have been waiting for in racing games for 2 decades. The graphics are crisp, handling is smooth, and over-all it is just a well rounded game. Maybe a little on the pricey side for a racing game, but it is worth it."
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    #28Midnight 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

    Check price

    Julio Durán
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "While Midnight Club 2 is a really fun racing game, it simply does not hold up to today's modern racing games. It has a fun setup, insofar as you can go wherever you want, but it was released in 2003, and the graphics are terrible by today's standards. You can get Midnight Club 2 for a cheap price today, but if you want good graphics, you should look elsewhere."
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    #29NITRO NATION™ 6

    NITRO NATION™ 6

    The NITRO NATION™ 6 mobile game for Android features high-definition graphics and a wide selection of cars, customization options for players, and multiple race modes and features.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Gilberto Morán
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Do you like car racing? then this is the game for you. its fun and easy to play. It allows online multiplayer game and counts with lots of licensed model cars. its just great"
  27. 0

    #30Redout

    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

    Amanda McDonald
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "This is a pulse-pounding racing game. High octane, white knuckle, knock-your-socks-off speed. It really brings me back to great fast-paced racing games I used to play like F-Zero GX. I can't get enough of this game."
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    #31Riptide GP: Renegade

    Riptide GP: Renegade
    Riptide GP: Renegade is a futuristic racing game available for both Android and iOS as well as Xbox One and PC. Players have to drive high-tech motorized vehicles across illegal courses. The game features a career mode and multiplayer.
    Games

    Android, iOS, Xbox One, Windows

    $2.99

    Bruce Gonzales
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I am a huge lover of race games on my phone. I have played about everyone out there. Riptide GP: Renegade is one of the best I have ever played. The game play is amazing with wonderful graphics. The career mode is what really sets this apart from the rest. highly reccomended!"
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    #32Horizon Chase - World Tour

    Horizon Chase - World Tour

    The Horizon Chase - World Tour mobile app for Android devices features the classic arcade racer model that people know and love. It even has the same race modes and features.

    Games

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Teresa Davidson
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "I agree that Horizon Chase - World Tour is the best car racing game for Android. I have logged hours playing the Horizon Chase - World Tour. I like the retro vibe and a lot of time feel nostalgic. "
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    #33Asphalt 8: Airborne

    Asphalt 8: Airborne

    The Asphalt 8: Airborne mobile app for Android devices is a suitable adaptation of the PC version. The game features the same user experience and is even comparable to the PC game.

    Games

    Android, iOS, Windows, Facebook

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Amy Peters
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This game allows me to solve my need for speed without getting in trouble with the law. I love the graphics. It makes me feel like I'm really in the car trying to win the race. This is definitely one of the better car racing games I've ever played on my phone. I think it should be one of the top choices for anyone who is looking for a new car racing game. "
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    #34Project CARS 2

    Project CARS 2

    Project CARS 2 is a motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published and distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the sequel to the simulator video game Project CARS. 

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

    $59.99

    Ye Wu
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Project CARS 2 has a lot of nerve entering a racing industry dominated by Forza and Gran Turismo. The funny this, this one outlasts them all."
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    #35Daytona 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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Summary

Best What are the best car racing games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Project CARSGames 32 Paid
2Need for SpeedGames 26 Paid
3Need for Speed™ No LimitsGames 25 Free
4GRID AutosportGames 21 Paid
5Assetto CorsaGames 21 Paid
6Need for Speed: Most WantedGames 20 Paid
7Trackmania TurboGames 17 Paid
8Carmageddon: ReincarnationGames 14 Paid
9WreckfestGames 14 Paid
10Road RedemptionGames 10 Paid
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