What are the best online racing games?

asked by Milan Majumder
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    #1Mario 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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    Peter Zhu
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Even if you're not a diehard fan and you're on the fence about buying, there's a lot to like about the re-release of this Wii U classic title. There are new characters this time around along with a rework of the Battle Mode from the original offering more modes, tracks, and variety. This game does not feel like a port of an old game but more like a new standalone game. The visuals are great and the control is tight. The online mode of the game didn't get much improvement compared to other aspects of the game and it still doesn't have voice chat but it works well enough if not, a bit simplistic in nature."
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    #2Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4

    Forza Horizon 4 is the fourth installment in the popular open-world racing game series from Playground Games and Microsoft Studios. It was released in October 2018 for Windows computers and Xbox One.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox One

    $59.99

    William Peters
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "For this fourth iteration, the game takes place in the United Kingdom and takes the franchise in a new direction. The game feels less like an arcade game and more of a breathing, living open world for you to explore and discover. Include the ever-changing seasonal weather changes, the large selection of cars to drive, endless activities, and the new team-based online multiplayer mode and you have one of the best online racing games available in the market right now."
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    #3Gran Turismo Sport

    Gran Turismo Sport

    Gran Turismo: Sports is a simulation racing game by Polyphony Digital and Sony Interactive Entertainment. It offers realistic driving experience with 177 cars and 19 locations. Players can also participate in the online FIA Championship.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

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    Liu Ma
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "The venerable racing simulation game all the way back to the days of the first PlayStation console is back and better than ever before. It had a shaky start upon its release, mostly due to the lack of content and single-player mode and a heavy reliance on online-only gameplay. Fast forward to this month with the recent update and the game addresses most of the shortcomings that it had on release. More cars, more tracks, and the much sought after career and singleplayer modes. I still think it needs a bit more work but it's getting there and is slowly becoming more worthy of its legendary name."
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    #4Project 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

    Yu Ma
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "One of the best online racing games that addressed much of the shortcomings of its predecessor. A well-curated and improved list of cars and tracks have been added this time around along with improved details. The sound department has also been improved if not better than the visual from the wiper squeaks to the sound of small debris hitting your windshield, there are a lot of small nuances being captured through sound. Finally, the new handling system makes for a challenging but rewarding time, all in the pursuit of realism."
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    #5Forza 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

    David Perkins
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Where Forza Horizon 4 took a more open-world direction with an emphasis on exploration and driving cars, Forza Motorsport 7 introduces players to the world of competitive racing. A long list of customization features, a better careers mode, 32 tracks, and 700 cars - the largest roster on any racing game - and you have for yourself a serious racing game. I can always go back to Horizon 4 if I just want to drive around but Motorsport 7 is where the competition is at."
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    #6F1 2018

    F1 2018

    F1 2018 is a racing video game and the tenth installment in the official Formula One video game franchise developed and published by Codemasters. The game is based on the 2018 Formula One World Championship.

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    PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

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    Matthew Robinson
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "This is already the 10th iteration of the official F1 game and it's the best one yet. This game has more depth and feels even more authentic than ever before. The challenge doesn't just stop on the race track and the game even has you managing behind the scenes. From the condition of your engine and gearboxes to your tires, pit strategy and being mindful of weather conditions during each race. I did not expect to do this much micromanaging on a racing game before. The online multiplayer mode is modest and simple but it's still fun to play."
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    #7DRIVECLUB

    DRIVECLUB

    DRIVECLUB is a VR-Ready racing game created by Evolution Studios and SCEA and is exclusive for PlayStation 4. It has more than 100 tracks in the game and has more than 80 cars. It has an online mode where players can create and join car clubs.

    Games

    PlayStation 4

    $19.99

    Zeng He
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Driveclub is already 5 years-old now and the developer behind it, Evolution Studios, sadly, is no more. Despite a messy game launch with technical and server issues, updates that have come out for it has since fixed most of what was wrong with the game but it was already too late, for its developer at least. Later updates added more car models and tracks as expected but more importantly, it introduced variable weather and a much-improved handling system that nicely balances arcade-style accessibility with the realism of a proper sim. We might never see another iteration of this again but what was left by its developers was a well-polished and beautiful online racing game that still holds its own even by today's standard and it still worth a look."
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    #8DiRT Rally

    DiRT Rally

    Dirt Rally is a racing game by Codemasters. Primarily focused on off-road rallying, the game captures the rigid, adrenaline rush on racing through dusty tracks or icy ones. Beat the clock and drive under the toughest conditions.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Oculus Rift, Mac

    $39.99

    Aaron Reed
    Written on January 21, 2019
    "Rally games have been making sort of a comeback these last couple of years due in large part, to the Dirt series of games from Codemasters with the release of its popular Dirt 4 rally game supporting that fact. While it's the older game, I still prefer Dirt Rally to the more recent Dirt game. There's just something about Dirt Rally and how it plays that I prefer more. From the frantic, high-paced races to the punishingly difficult but more realistic handling system, it feels more like an authentic rally game experience than Dirt 4's more arcade style leanings."

Summary

Best What are the best online racing games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Mario Kart 8 DeluxeGames 1 Paid
2Forza Horizon 4Games 0 Paid
3Gran Turismo Sport Games 0 Paid
4Project CARS 2Games 0 Paid
5Forza Motorsport 7Games 0 Paid
6F1 2018Games 0 Paid
7DRIVECLUBGames 0 Paid
8DiRT RallyGames 0 Paid
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