What are the best PC simulation-style racing games?

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    #1Assetto 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

    Mildred Stevens
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "This game was really boring. The controls are jerky at best. I struggled through irritations when the audio was a beat behind the visual. Overall, I just feel there are better games out there for the money."
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    #2Race 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

    Tony Qiu
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is a great racing game for a game where you don't pay money top play. It has very good graphics and physics. You can enter online competitions with other people and expand your career. There are DLC packs for new upgrades that you can also buy to get more enjoyment out of the game."
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    #3Project 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

    Jack Edwards
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "The graphics in this game is amazing. It also supports Virtual Reality headsets such as the Oculus Rift which increases the immersion level to a height that few racing games can reach. The game has quite a lot of customization. If you like the tinker with the stock cars, then this will be the game for you. I highly recommend this game."
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    #4X-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

    Brenda Medina
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "The graphics and action in X Motor Racing are pretty good. I'm only taking points off because it's just not my kind of game because I'm really not that into cars. But if I had a friend who was really into cars and liked video games, I would definitely recommend it to him (or her)."
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    #5rFactor 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

    Ethan Gonzalez
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "The graphics in the background look good but there is nothing on the site that really shows or tells me why this is a great game. I want more solid proof of what the game is and kind of play. I want supporting evidence the game is good like reviews. The page is way too sparce to support why this is a good solution. This is like a person coming up to me and saying I am the best juggler in the world then doesnt actually prove it. "
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    #6iRacing

    iRacing

    iRacing is a cross platform online only subscription based simulation racer. Gameplay is open-ended where players can choose to play whatever races they want either by themselves for practice or online against live opponents.

    Games

    Windows

    $12.99- Varies by plan

    Donald Jones
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "I wanted to play a simulation style racing game on PC. I looked at iRacing on steam, and while playing it, I was very happy with the performance. iRacing offers me everything I could want from a simulation racer. "
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    #7MXGP3

    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

    Benjamin Stewart
    Written on November 4, 2017
    "MXGP3 is a Motocross game I checked out after seeing a review for it online saying it was actually the official game for Motocross and it allows you to actually play on all the various tracks! Being a big fan of Motocross, this sounded very exciting! If your also looking for a great PC style simulation game, then I'd recommend MXGP3 as a great choice whether you big into Motocross or not - it's just a fun and exciting racing game overall."
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    #8Need 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

    Lawrence Alvarez
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "I always like playing games with my friends and last weekend was awesome because I got to play one the best PC simulation style racing game called Need for speed Rivals.The challenge and the racing made the game so involving and satisfying.The game features the fastest cars and the best technology which made me have a lot of fun."
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    #9Forza 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

    Ankita Kapur
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "As far as car sims go, Forza Motorsport 7 is definitely one of the best racing style games that you can find. My problem? I don't want to play it on XBox. I wish that it was available on PC. For that reason, it could be the best but absolutely isn't."
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    #10WRC 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

    Peter McDonald
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I like going fast. I also don't like to get off the couch for any reason at all. This game allows me to do that. I just get my mom to turn the fan on really high and lift the side of the couch that coincides with which way I'm turning on the game and it's like I'm really driving. I'm barely able to finish my tendies because I'm so excited."
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    #11Project 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

    Philip Walters
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "I love motor racing games because they let me live out the fantasy of driving in amazing cars, something I can't do in real life. Project CARS 2 has a tremendous number of real-life cars that I drove on a variety of courses. The visuals and day-night cycles are true to life and the physics engine is realistic, whether I was driving in good weather or bad conditions. This is the next best thing to spending millions on luxury vehicles. "

Summary

Best What are the best PC simulation-style racing games
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Assetto CorsaGames 17 Paid
2Race RoomGames 14 Free
3Project CARSGames 12 Paid
4X-Motor RacingGames 9 Paid
5rFactor 2Games 6 Paid
6iRacingGames 3 Paid
7MXGP3Games 1 Paid
8Need for Speed RivalsGames 0 Paid
9Forza Motorsport 7Games 0 Paid
10WRC 7Games 0 Paid
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