Best Racing Games of All Time, Ranked

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."

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darthv72626d ago

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

isarai626d ago (Edited 626d ago )


Lack of daytona makes this list fail.

Gaming101625d ago (Edited 625d ago )

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.

SirJoJo625d ago

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🤬

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xRacer74x626d ago (Edited 626d ago )

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.

Gaming4Life1981626d ago

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.

wiz7191625d ago

That was the peak of Need For Speed im my opinion

darthv72626d ago (Edited 626d ago )

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.

xRacer74x626d ago (Edited 626d ago )

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.

poleerollee625d ago

no Daytona? no Sega Rally? no crazy Taxi?

Gaming4Life1981625d ago

Completely forgot about Daytona USA, I used to play that all the time.

2pacalypsenow626d ago

How is GT3 not in that list lol

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sampsonon626d ago (Edited 626d ago )

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

2pacalypsenow626d ago

In terms of fun, GT6 is better than sport.

GT6 has more features.

sampsonon625d ago (Edited 625d ago )

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

it's on another level

2pacalypsenow625d ago

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.

sampsonon625d ago (Edited 625d ago )

@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?

2pacalypsenow625d ago


"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?

sampsonon625d ago (Edited 625d ago )

@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
go play need for speed or forza and leave sim racing to people that can race or at least strives to race better.

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Imortus_san626d ago

That crap racer that cant save without internet or that the physical edition does not as the full release. LMAO.

NapalmSanctuary626d ago

Gran Turismo peaked with GT3/4.

LA_Zeo625d ago

Played that game extensively you’d enjoy Forza 7 just as much

sampsonon625d ago

MS has a full championship league? cause that's what makes GT Sport special.
does F7 have rewind?

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