Top 10 Best Racing Video Games of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Need for Speed Most Wanted Need for Speed Most Wanted Product Image

YES! Best game ever! I still don't understand why people like the Burnout series. It seems like it is way below Need for Speed both gameplay-wise and graphically. And another note for the iPod or iPhone. How is Asphalt 7 ranked higher on the charts than Need for Speed Most Wanted 2012? Asphalt 7 is just a cheap ripoff of Need for Speed, but no one sees my point. SPREAD THE WORD! Gameloft is the worst racing game producer ever!

This must be at least no. 3 because I don't know about the other games. But this game is awesome and you cannot get bored of this game... Simply this game is the ultimate racing game ever made

Best Need for Speed title, and best racing game. Smash dem coppas! (Please pardon my grammar) It is, without a doubt, the best racing gane ever. I love this game. Deserves the position.

Still after 9 years of release this game can compete with new wannabe racing games like Most Wanted 2 and easily defeat it.

2 Gran Turismo 4 Gran Turismo 4 Product Image

How the hell is Need For Speed the best racing game and how is Burnout Paradise above Burnout 3? Gran Turismo is so much fun and they put so much detail into the game to make it good.

Gran Turismo is a pretty good game to play. It has a lot of cars to drive that's why I love all the Gran Turismo games. I guessed the same thing with all other racing games.

My favourite game of all time, the best Gran Turismo game in my opinion. Well OVER 500 cars with tons of tracks, along with simcade physics, amazing / stylish graphics and an AWESOME OST

Best Racing Game hands down. It has over 700 playable cars and grapichs for its time and still are good. It even allows you to drive first cars!

3 Burnout 3: Takedown Burnout 3: Takedown Product Image

This was the amazing PS2/Xbox title. Takedowns! Nitrous! Had a lot and was fun especially as a kid which I was when it released. I wish I had my PS2 to play this. Should be a lot higher, not bloody 35.

This is the best in my opinion. The best racing game along with most wanted

Definition of my childhood!

I still play this game

4 Burnout Paradise Burnout Paradise Product Image

For people saying burnout paradise is way below than nfs most wanted, its graphics sure are better but burnout paradise has better narration, better crash animations, more freedom, you can literally feel the tires burning out!

That driving in paradise burning out the tires...
Its amazing man graphics, controls, gameplay everything
Is exceptionally designed and you love to play

I love this game.Its songs are accurately good and even if you finish the game there are still more cars(and special paints)to unlock(Favorite car has always been GT Concept(Which is a Camaro)and least favorite was GT Nighthawk(A Camaro version of KITT from Nightrider)).

Open world fun, crashing and not like any realistic driving but that's what other racing games are missing!

5 Forza Motorsport 4 Forza Motorsport 4 Product Image

Forza 4 does not have brand new cars, but it was the little things that made it great like, bumpers falling off, cars you will never see in any other racing, Great lobby music. you may not get your 1080p 60fps but you have a game that is pretty and aged very well with out a doubt best racing game I've played (Including Forza 6 and others) Maybe even best racing game ever!

The Forza series as a whole is amazing, but Forza 4 was something else. It had great graphics for its time and I wished more Forza games tried to replicate this one, and it's just fun to play, and did not have terrible issues like Forza 7.

Graphics hold up after 7 years, and its atmosphere makes you feel like an actual race car driver. Awesome Top Gear feature, and a dreamy soundtrack. Sick Car selection, track selection, and cusomization as far as making a race goes.

No way this is 6th. This game is by far the greatest racing game to date. The graphics and physics are unbelievable! The fact that Top Gear helped with the game shows its superiority.

6 Forza Horizon 3 Forza Horizon 3 Product Image

Even after horizon 4 this game is still my favorite

Best game ever graipic are awesome Just amazing game be PlayGround games Turn 10 and Micosoft

Why 29? it has to be the best racing game out here

I think ist the best, should be at least in top 10

7 Mario Kart Wii Mario Kart Wii Product Image

Mario kart is more creative, and just all out more fun. Should be at the top, people now just want better graphics and stuff like that, but Mario kart just overcomes the need for stuff like that. The gameplay, tracks, items, characters... Just so much better.

When I was little this what the greatest game of all time for me and even today I make memories with this good of a racing game. Even though this game has its ups and downs its one of my favorite games out of Nintendo.

Why did you make all the Mario Kart games separate when you could just put the entire series on the same spot.

Come On! This needs to be at least in the top 5! So fun, addicting, easy controls! R.I.P. online play though :'(

8 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec Product Image

Way to low on this list probably should be 1

The soundtrack of this game is awesome

Oh the nostalgia playing this gameā€¦

This should have been above gt4.

9 Mario Kart: Double Dash Mario Kart: Double Dash Product Image

Don't be crazy. This game sucks! It has the worst Rainbow Road ever & Peach & Daisy are awful in this game!

I love this game, but all of the Mario kart games are great as well!

The fake item box and golden mushroom return in this game

Best Mario kart game ever!

10 Mario Kart 8 Mario Kart 8 Product Image

Extremely fun best Nintendo game in history (except from the deluxe version)

The music in this game is great

Gravity-defying

incredible

The Contenders
11 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Product Image

The greatest Mario kart of all time... 48 courses (the usual is 32) 42 characters (the usual is 16-30) nearly infinite possible karts and bikes to race with (there used to be a limit) it is a crossover from other Nintendo games (it used to only be Mario characters) improvements to everything that wasn't already perfect (like battle mode) the return of forgotten items that were only used in one or two previous titles (Cape Feather and Boo respectively) and it only just came out...

Really, really, good. All of the 48 courses are fun and creative, with good music, a fun, frantic nature, lots of items, and great mechanics. It looks as good as Forza in its own way, and racing is always fun. Time trials, where you're alone trying to break your record, is fun, 1v1 your friend is fun, you, 11 AI and items enabled is fun, and battle mode is fun! It all works out!

12 Crash Team Racing Crash Team Racing Product Image

Should be a bit higher because it was considered to be one of the greatest kart racing games at the time. Critics even said this game was better than Mario Kart

I loved Crash Team Racing. Plays like Mario Kart except a little better. Graphics are some of the best on the PS1, and the track designs are awesome.

Crash Bandicoot looks so retarded on the front cover

This is Naughty Dog's final Crash Bandicoot game

13 Forza Horizon 4 Forza Horizon 4 Product Image
14 Daytona USA Daytona USA Product Image

This is the game that changed racing games, and 3D graphics. Back in 1993, this was years ahead of its time. An all-time classic that will never die.

15 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Product Image

Insane action, awesome graphics, loads of high-powered cars, dozens of races and chases, enormous and beautiful open world. What more could you want?

The free play rocks!
Me and my friend sometimes having crashing competitions!

I have this game it's fun, it also fun being a cop or free roaming,

It's great, so much action and very good graphics

16 F-Zero GX F-Zero GX Product Image

Oh my gosh, this game is amazing, offers a good challenge, is insane when it comes to speed, has tons of unlockable content and a customizing function. What more could you want?

This game easily my favorite it's so challenging yet fair and is stupidly fast that and the graphics are amazing.

Such an awesome racing game. Very very fun and very VERY hard as well.

How this is #10 is beyond me. It deserves higher, though maybe not #1.

17 Forza Horizon 2 Forza Horizon 2 Product Image

Best racing game I have ever played. There are hundreds of cars to race with, and the graphics are some of the best I have ever seen (after The Crew.) The map is huge and takes place in actual places in the world. And there is nothing to ruin the fun for you while playing it. Rating=10/10

Sadly I made the mistake of buying the 360 version in 2014, that was before I got my Xbox One, this is the worst forza game I've ever played. My 5th worst game. I wish I got the Xbox One version. But oh well, I guess I'll have to sell that game if I want to play the Xbox one edition.

Fantastic game. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is unreal. One of the best games on next gen.

Top 5 racing games of all time hands down. Love it very fun with stunning visuals.

18 Driver: San Francisco Driver: San Francisco Product Image
19 Forza Motorsport 6 Forza Motorsport 6 Product Image

I have played almost every racing game out there and many of the new ones did not deliver. Forza 5 was a huge disapointment but this game is my top 3 racing games ever and its slowly becoming my all time favorite. Musy have!

I love this game! It is addicting, challenging, and fun. One of the few games that does not make me angry. I just like how I surpass the others. I need to play more racing games.

It's a very nice fun game to play for the Xbox One. I just love a collection of cars to look at and also driving them.

This could've been the best racing game franchise ever if it wasn't an Xbox exclusive

20 Project CARS 2 Project CARS 2 Product Image

Much better than any other on this list.

21 Need for Speed: Carbon Need for Speed: Carbon Product Image

Extremely underrated this one is. And it's pure street racing. In most wanted, you get stuck with the cops, it takes a hell lot of time to beat even one rival, let alone 15. Carbon is simple. Race, use your crew help, win. Cops are a bonus.

Racing down that huge mountain is fantastic. The drifting is the best, except for undergroud 2. These are still the two best drifter games.

There are 4 bosses to defeat in this game

22 Midnight Club: Los Angeles Midnight Club: Los Angeles Product Image

Excellent open world racing game, easily the best I've ever played. Fully customizable cars combined with open world elements make this game exciting and hard to beat. The races can actually be incredibly challenging and are never on a closed track. There are a few glitches, but overall this is the best RG I've ever played and I hope the series is continued...

While I believe games like Forza Horizon 3 and Need for Speed Hot Pursuit deserve to be in the top 10, I am voting for this because it is the most underrated game I have ever seen. If you can, please get this game. It is a phenomenal reminder of what late 90s early 00s car culture was like, and I love it.

This is the best racing game ever with all I want. It is definitely no. 1 by a landslide. Why the heck is Forza Horizon and Need For Speed way too high on this list?

It just sits here at the bottom at the list when it should be at the top

23 Burnout Revenge Burnout Revenge Product Image

First game I ever played and the yardstick by which I judge all other racers. Sure the car variety may be crap and the ability to crash into the back of cars and not slow down but speed up is unrealistic, but you know what...its fun. Isn't that the reason why we humans play games?

The crash mode is revamped in this game

Why is no one voting this game

One of the best games on my ps2

24 Forza Horizon Forza Horizon Product Image

I have really great memories playing this with and without my friends. Doing the road trips, playing infected, painting cars, doing rally races, collecting cars and just simply racing my mates. You simply can't ask for more. I think this is arguably the most complete game on the list. Barely any glitches, great graphics and awesome gameplay, seriously, how is this not number 1.

Forza horizon is an amazing game. It's not as realistic as other games like gran turismo, but you have an open world to drive in, a very wide selection of cars and customization parts, and online play is fairly decent and without a whole lot of glitches

I would of chose nfs most wanted 2012 or horizon three and hot pursuit but this on stands out between many game and has a sort of essence to it. horizon also has more options and a better multiplayer systems then its younger brothers and also has unique cars and different dlc's that you can download. its also got a unique story to it that makes it different to the others and has different race styles and car types. so it a great game over all

I have the second installment of this series of games. The game has an enormous world with almost complete freedom of movement, and several hundreds of cars.

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