What are the best racing games on PC?

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  1. 51

    #1Trackmania 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

    Jacqueline Cooper
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Finding the best racing games on PC is a problem that I always find myself repeating. It's safe to say that Trackmania Turbo did not solve this problem at all. The track designs were OK but overall I just did not like the game."
  2. 47

    #2Assetto 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

    Eugene Rios
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Assetto Corsa is probably the classiest racing game I've ever played. The creators went to great lengths to recreate aerodynamic conditions while racing, and recreated with great attention to historical detail some old European tracks and racecourses. The game is stylish, immersive, realistic, and very fun. The only downside for me is it's not supported for Mac. "
  3. 47

    #3iRacing

    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

    William Ward
    Written on October 20, 2017
    "In my experience, iRacing has fallen way below some of the other racing games on the market. I did not have that much fun playing it and relative to other options out at the moment, falls way short of the mark."

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first racing game in existence actually involved spaceships rather than cars? Back in 1973, Space Race was released, an arcade video game by Atari. The game places two players competing using their own respective spaceships. The opposing players start at the bottom, working their way to the top of the screen whilst simultaneously avoiding asteroids coming from the left. Points are then earned for every time a player reaches the top. A winner is determined by the number of points once the timer runs out.

Presently, a lot of racing games are now offered in plenty of gaming platforms, from handheld mobile devices to non-portable systems like a PC. The genre also offers multiplayer features, both online and offline, and can support at least 2 or more players. The setting of every game varies from modern vehicles to futuristic hovercars, all traveling through different terrains and racetracks. The Need for Speed franchise is among the most popular car racing games for PC and are also available for other devices. With new and innovative ideas for racing games couple with the ever-growing popularity of cars, it's safe to assume that the racing game genre won't be going away anytime soon.

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    #4Midnight 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

    Aaron Gomez
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "I remember playing this on consoles way back when it came out. Unfortunately I don't know how well supported it is on PC any more, and the graphics are very dated. I don't think it would be worth it at this point to play when there are so many better alternatives out there."
  2. 43

    #5F1 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

    Raymond Fowler
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "Wonderful racing game but it only supports Formula 1 racing. For other types of vehicles, you have to look elsewhere for a game that supports them. Game features a ton of different tracks and fancy graphics."
  3. 39

    #6Trials 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

    Abhinav Chattopadhyay
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "This the sickest motocross game on Steam. You can ride on some of the craziest locations and objects. It's like Nitro Circus in a video game. Customizing your bike and rider is a lot of fun too. There are so many levels and maps you will never get tired of playing."
  4. 39

    #7DiRT 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

    Margaret Henderson
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "My son convinced me to try DiRT Rally on his PC one day. He told me I would probably like it as it's one of the best racing games out on PC right now. I played for probably an hour and while it was very fun I am not sure if it's the best."
  5. 37

    #8Rocket League

    Rocket League

    Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.

    Games

    PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One

    $19.99

    Samantha Washington
    Written on September 5, 2018
    "It might not be a racing game, but it's cool nonetheless. It's like football, but cars instead of people. So even if you're not a fan, you can test your driving prowess in this awesome game"
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    #9The 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

    Dennis Torres
    Written on January 26, 2018
    "The Crew is one of the best racing games so far this generation. It's easy to forget you're playing a video game, the graphics look so real and convincing. The racing is more arcade based than simulation which is fine by me for this type of action oriented game. It's very fun."
  7. 32

    #10DiRT 4

    DiRT 4

    DiRT 4 is an off-road racing game. As part of the Colin McRae Rally series, DiRT 4 lets players experience rallying in off-road terrains and varying weather conditions. The game includes "Your Stage" mode, procedurally-generated tracks.

    Games

    Windows, PlayStation 4, XBox One

    $59.99

    Doris Harrison
    Written on October 26, 2017
    "Dirt 4 is the best race car game on PC. The game gives me such a real experience, that sometimes in my very really car, I a strong urge to start racing!"
  8. 31

    #11BeamNG.drive

    BeamNG.drive

    eamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game offering near-limitless possibilities. Our soft-body physics engine simulates every component of a vehicle in real time, resulting in realistic, dynamic behavior. The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism.

    Games

    Windows

    $22.99

    Justin Grant
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "Low budget almost indie game that packs a decent punch. If you're a person that likes good graphics, you'll probably want to keep looking. In terms of realism and simplicity at the same time, this is the perfect racing game for PC."
  9. 27

    #12Race 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

    Judith Flores
    Written on October 22, 2017
    "In real life, I am a nervous driver, but Race Room was tons of fun. The graphics were great, the landscape and tracks realistic and I truly felt I was in the driver's seat. I was cautious at first and didn't do well against the other cars. Then I decided to just go for it and started racing without fear. I was thrilled. I took that turns with speed without crashing and went full out on the straight ways. Definitely a fun way to drive with abandon and just have fun."
  10. 25

    #13MXGP3

    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

    Jose Evans
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This is very good. It takes you to a page that has a video running demonstrating the game. It also list the requirements, a better game overview and takes you to user reveiws of the games. this is what I would want to see for a topic searched."
  11. 23

    #14Forza 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

    Amanda Thomas
    Written on November 3, 2017
    "This has been a very popular game for race car game fans. Graphic is great and the action is good too. Really cool weather driving and drifting. It can be played on XBOX or on your computer if you have Window 10. It is a bit pricey, around $60. You will get hours of enjoyment out of this game though, as it has so many racing courses, cars and challenges. It's cool to drive some of those fancy sports cars."
  12. 22

    #15Carmageddon: 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

    Doris Wang
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "Carmageddon is an interesting racing game. It's out of the ordinary, because instead of racing other cars, the goal is to kill as many things as you can in your path. I'd recommend it to anyone looking for something different."
  13. 20

    #16GRID 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

    Ruth Patel
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This racing game is awesome! I love being able to customize my own car. The graphics are crisp and clear. There are also several different levels and being able to have the option of multi player is a huge plus. "
  14. 18

    #17FlatOut 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

    Randy Wagner
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "While FlatOut 2 is an older game, I enjoyed it a lot. The game emphasizes using your vehicle to hit your competitors, smashing your way to the finish line. I enjoyed the variety of vehicles to choose from as well as the numerous racetracks and the great music. This game will run well on older and low-tier PCs, so I didn't have to worry about performance. If you want to check out a good classic racing game, I recommend this one."
  15. 15

    #18Need 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

    Karen Dean
    Written on November 2, 2017
    "Need for speed is always a fun play. Fast cars and blazing graphics make this a super fun game to play."
  16. 15

    #19Redout

    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

    Ronald Valdez
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Redout is a racing game made by 34BigThings, an independent company based in Italy. The game is actually a futuristic anti-gravity racing game -- like the F-Zero or Wipeout series --, which means you play as a pilot of a very, very fast racing car/ship. It's genuinely one of the best racing games I have ever played, and while I was seriously surprised by the quality of it all, I'm also sad it didn't get much attention and player numbers never climbed very much."
  17. 13

    #20Project 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

    Samuel Washington
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "Project Cars 2 is a masterpiece of a racing game. The developers of this game strive to create a game that is hyper-realistic in terms of graphics as well as dynamic and everchanging weather that actually interacts with the car. The raindrops hit the windshield and the wipers wipe it off. It's truly amazing what technology has created for us in the gaming world."
  18. 10

    #21Need 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

    Patricia Nguyen
    Written on October 27, 2017
    "Need for Speed: Payback is not what I expected. I was hoping that the cop chases would be almost extinct, but no. That makes the game so frustrating for me as a casual player. There's better racing games on PC."
  19. 8

    #22WRC 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

    Daniel Cruz
    Written on October 24, 2017
    "Don't even get me started on this PC racing game. I am a fan of racing games and after I tried this game on my new laptop, I was so hooked. Their animation and video quality is so real. I cant stop playing it and I cant wait to see what they have next. Definitely, a must racing game. It is very affordable and just got released. "
  20. 7

    #23Need for Speed: The Run

    Need for Speed: The Run

    Need for Speed: The Run is a game which lets players run from the police and from the people they owe money to. This frantic running game enables players to drive in actual places and actual roads from San Francisco to New York.

    Games

    Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

    $19.99

    Benito Saldaña
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "Need for Speed has been one of the best racing series around for quite a while. Need for Speed: The Run isn't just a car race, it's an adventure that takes you on the run from the police and brings you to real cities like New York. You can even leave the vehicle and explore new places."
  21. 3

    #24Blur

    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

    Pamela Nelson
    Written on November 6, 2017
    "I'm a big fan of car racing games. This game is pretty good. The environments for racing are really nice. The cars are awesome as well. It acts as a social network as well so you can play with others. The screen splits so you can see what is going on. I like that it's so realistic, you feel like you're actually driving through these environments. The game offers power ups as you move through the game and challenging objectives throughout. "
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    #25X-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

    Anthony Miller
    Written on October 30, 2017
    "Pretty fun game but I think there are better options if you have a good pc or console. The graphics are ok but not near as good as some of the other games out there. The menus are a bit dated looking as well. OK game but I think I would look elsewhere. "
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    #26Need 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

    DarkCS
    Written on November 16, 2018
    "Best racing games or free roam open world Driving game"

Summary

Best What are the best racing games on PC
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Trackmania TurboGames 51 Paid
2Assetto CorsaGames 47 Paid
3iRacingGames 47 Paid
4Midnight Club 2Games 44 Paid
5F1 2016Games 43 Paid
6Trials FusionGames 39 Paid
7DiRT RallyGames 39 Paid
8Rocket LeagueGames 37 Paid
9The CrewGames 33 Paid
10DiRT 4Games 32 Paid
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