The best racing games of all time

Even trickier than deciding on the best supercar…

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You either love or hate racing games. Even if you’re already a hardcore gamer, some people just don’t get on with the genre, while those observing from outside can still see racing games as something for kids.

If that’s you, then there are plenty of other articles on this website you could be reading right now – but you’re also missing out. Racing titles will never replace the thrill of real driving, but they’re arguably more fun than vegging in front of the sofa watching F1, and there’s been such variety over the years that almost everyone should find something to enjoy.

You don’t necessarily need the latest hardware to run some of the best-ever titles either, which make some of the games below a great, and accessible way to get your racing kicks. Some have stood the test of time better than others, but all were hugely important in their day.

What this isn’t, is an exhaustive list. You’ll almost certainly scroll to the bottom and find something we’ve missed, or may even think one game from a particular series is better than one we’ve picked. If that’s the case, let us know on Facebook or via Twitter.

Colin McRae Rally

Gran Turismo 4

Forza Horizon 4

Daytona USA

Formula 1 97


Need for Speed Underground

Forza Motorsport

Dirt Rally

Assetto Corsa


TOCA 2 Touring Cars

Pole Position

Grand Prix Legends

NASCAR Racing 2003 Season

Mobil 1 Rally Championship

Enthusia Professional Racing

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Ridge Racer Type 4

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