Ben writes: "Racing games have come a long way since their inception, so whittling down the best-ever racing games is tough. Here, we rank the top 10."
Motorstorm, Wipeout, Forza, GT, Mario Kart... all of them are near and dear to me. I'd add some Sega Arcade ones as honorable mentions. Outrun, Super GT and of course DAYTONAAAAAAAAAAAA
ROlling STAAAAAAAAAART! Lack of daytona makes this list fail.
Honestly, a hidden gem just released - Wreckfest! It's the most fun you can have with your pants on! I can't sing this masterpiece's praises enough. I've had more fun with it than any other racing game I can remember, and I've played them all. We need to support smaller developers like this. The game has been in alpha stages for years so it's unbelievably polished, and it gets regular patches. I still haven't encountered any serious glitches.
Blur Yeh I said it... Blur was is one of the greatest racing games of all time. I'll never forgive Activision for cancelling Blur 2. I mean the game was almost complete. You can check out the footage of it on YouTube that the disgruntled (rightfully so) devs leaked. I get mad every time I watch it🤬
My Personal list in order 1.Burnout Revenge(Xbox360) 2. Forza Horizon 4(X1) 3. Forza Horizon 3(X1) 4. Need for Speed hot Pursuit2 (PS2) 5. CruisnWorld(N64) 6. Project Gotham Racing 3(Xbox360) 7. RalliSport Challenge 2(Xbox360) 8. Crusin USA(N64) 9. Rage Racer(PSX) 10. Dirt 2(Xbox360) Special shout out to Need for Speed the Run, I still play that now and then love the cannonball style of racing but it had faults like real time button mashing in the story outside of the car and it was way too short. I enjoyed the early Gran Turismo games but I decided to leave off Sim racing from my list since I have been really turned off when you buy a game and know every corner of a track before your first race. Also left out racing with weapons games. I did love Blur.
Need for speed underground was my favorite need for speed, the one that was a launch title on 360. I loved the game and the gameplay, soundtrack, customization were all great but nice list. I never got the hype for the burnout series but I know alot of people love it.
That was the peak of Need For Speed im my opinion
I find it funny that NFS HP2 on the PS2 is better than the xbox version. That is a rarity for an inferior system to have the superior version. Good choice though, its fun AF. I'd pick PGR4 over 3 though because of bikes. But that's me.
Diff team made the xbox version. Yea it was bad in comparison. I went with 3 cause I played it more than 4 though if I remember correctly 4 was like a remastered version of 3 with more stuff.
no Daytona? no Sega Rally? no crazy Taxi?
Completely forgot about Daytona USA, I used to play that all the time.
How is GT3 not in that list lol
bull. shouldn't it be separated into different categories? arcade games shouldn't be compared to sim games. what a stupid list GT Sport is the best competitive racer of them all. yet it's not on this stupid list. lol
In terms of fun, GT6 is better than sport. GT6 has more features.
features? they are totally two different games. one is for couch gaming and the other is a highly competitive online, worldwide racing sim. like i said they need to make more than one list for racing games. GT Sport is has the best organized racing and is for the serious racing fan. everything else can't compare https://youtu.be/erCwEGSw9l... it's on another level https://youtu.be/erCwEGSw9l...
OK but that doesn't translate into being a more fun game.. I tried playing online in sport mode by following the "etiquette". First turn I get slammed and knocked out of the track by the same racer who won the race, where's the fun in that? Sport is a great Sim, but what made GT great was a combination of both, its still a video game at the end of the day. IMO GT6 is a better game than Sport, and they even use the same physics engine.
@2pacalypsenow: sorry to hear that you stopped short on a turn and was penalized for it. but that's my whole point, it's for serious racing. not people that stop short and then blame the game for their lack of racing knowledge. a little practice and you can learn to avoid penalties like that. GT 6 was good for its time but is dated and not as good in the physics and online play. but, you like what you like and play what you play so. blaming the game for your short comings is always the excuse used for sim racing games. oh and racing on a track with other great racers is fun. who ever told you it wasn't?
@sampsonon "it's for serious racing. not people that stop short and then blame the game for their lack of racing knowledge." So me getting slammed by another person going 60mph on a turn and using me as a wall to slow down is my fault?
@2pacalypsenow that is your side of the story. I'm sure the other person was like " jesus! doesn't guy know how to take turns? stopping f ing short. i hate noobs." plus you do know they have a drivers rating right? so if you suck at driving you race with other people that suck at it as well. when you race clean your sportsmanship rating goes up and you are matched with other drivers that have the same rating or around the same rating as you. so i just don't get the shit that is coming out of you right now. learn something https://youtu.be/sI8Ssiltve... or go play need for speed or forza and leave sim racing to people that can race or at least strives to race better.
lol oh man...
That crap racer that cant save without internet or that the physical edition does not as the full release. LMAO.
Gran Turismo peaked with GT3/4.
Because it’s awful
Played that game extensively you’d enjoy Forza 7 just as much
MS has a full championship league? cause that's what makes GT Sport special. does F7 have rewind?
No Outrun? C'mon man! Lol
Nearly picked outrun up on the switch the day i got grid love outrun man im old lol my still pick it up just for old times
Outrun 2 on my OG Xbox is damn near part of my morning routine. The drifting in that game is bliss once mastered. I still pop in Yakuza 0 just to play the outrun arcade too. Friggin love that series, wish it would make a comeback.
I would suppose a few Forza games would be included...how can it not...
The older ones had a better ciritcal reception than the last few have. It's been kinda downhill since forza 4
It says best racers of all time...meaning they could be older or newer. And I said Forza games...meaning both Horizon and Motorsport.
FH4 is tied with FM and FM3 highest rated the series has ever been. If you’re talking specifically FM then yeah the ratings have dropped but FM7 was an upswing in review scores. FH series is pure gold still tho
Shit you put Project cars 2 there and no PGR, shame on you.
Glad to see Burnout 3: Takedown and Need for Speed: Underground 2 on the list, although I like NFS: Most Wanted (2005) more. Sonic All-stars Racing Transformed is a really fun racing game but I guess not Top 10 worthy
Need for Speed Underground Gran Turismo 3 A Spec PGR4 Destruction Derby Forza Horizon 3 (haven't played 4) Burnout 3 Takedown Micro Machines Mario Kart Double Dash DriveClub + Bikes Motorstorm Crash Team Racing My favourites of all time. In that order with Underground at the bottom.
Crash Team Racing for Ps1 is not on this list....this list is immediately flawed.
This is the Console arcade racers list, for PC it’s IRacing, Assetto Corsa, Assetto Competizioni, PCars2, rfactor2, raceroom, liveforspeed. f1 2019, PCars and richard burns rally. 🤩
This is what the list should have said. #1 Forza 7. #2 Mario Cart. (SNES) #3 Gran Turismo 2. #4 F-Zero. (SNES) #5 Need for speed Most Wanted. (PS2) #6 Forza Horizon 2. #7 Drive Club (Honorable mention)
This gen nothing beats Forza Horizon 2,3 and 4. GT is the best sim.
Wip3out XL should have been included instead of old Wip3out ( me I would have put Wip3out ps4 instead). Daytona Usa should be on that list.
my favorite was NFS: HP from '98 or '99. i played the crap out of that game.
Honestly, I thought the first Motorstorm was the least impressive of the bunch. Pacific Rift was by far the best, better track design, better vehicle balance, more to do, split screen... Honestly way better than the first game IMO.
I don't think many would argue with your point. Pacific Rift was definitely the peak of the series. I hope they add to the series going forward
Not terribly into racers. But of those I've played ... 1. WipEout XL 2. WipEout 3. Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit 4. Motorstorm 5. Gran Turismo 3 6. Forza Horizon 4 7. Burnout Paradise 8. Mario Kart 64 9. Project Gotham 10. R.C. Pro-Am
Moto gp 06 07 was the best racing i ever had online the 360 games were made by THQ still nothing has come close for me.
It's sad that forza has eclipsed GT, sad but true.
I love the original Colin McRae Rally. Best ever for me. Driveclub the most enjoyable.
Daytona, Sega Rally, Scud Racer, Outrun, Ridge Racer, Dirt devils, Buggy Boy, Wipeout, Motorstorm. I could go on:)
Motorstorm is favorite racer
Need For Speed Most Wanted is the best racing game of all time
Road crash was pretty fun back in the day
Trying to Wipe the GT series out of existence, like it's not one of the best racing game series in gaming.
Rad Racer was my first! Loved 1&2. That scene in the Wizard still gets me revved lol, even though Lucas keeps hitting cars. Missed out on Outrun until the Yakuza games, funny enough. Never got into Karting. I was a Burnout guy. Takedown, Revenge, Dominator, Paradise. Never got into NFS. Dabbled in a couple Motorstorms. Platinumed Apocalypse, bought 3D Rift in lieu of Pacific Rift. Played WipEout HD before that. Only ever really bought ‘n’ beat GT5 on the sim side of the fence. Forza Horizon spun off after and became the one to beat imo. Top notch.
There are a couple games I would put on the list.... Pole Position was one of the first real good racing games of all time. And I would put Project Gotham Racing in there too as it was one of the first racing games to add "style" as a reward in racing. I would remove Project Cars off the list. I don't see it bringing anything that GT or Forza Motorsports did not.
I wonder why they didnt make another Motostorm game for PS4, since there weren't too many fun racers on the ps4 ?
I would love Motorstorm remastered on PS4. Compilation of all Motorstorm games
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