Top 10 Best Racing Games

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The Top Ten

1 Need for Speed Most Wanted

I love this game so much nostalgia and I hope it gets a backwards compatibility with the Xbox One!

The best racing game of all time.

Best racing game. What a nostalgia! Epic storyline. Awesome graphics (during that time). Altogether great piece of work.

What is better than sound of police

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2 Burnout Paradise

This game was just unique - Anonymous1234

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

Still a relevant game today I love it.

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3 Forza Motorsport 4

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.

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.

Forza 4 is one of the best racing games I've ever played why the hell is it 8th it should be second or something

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. - GHO5T45

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4 Gran Turismo 4

The best racing game ever. Period.

Forza is too arcadey, & simple. Gran Turismo is as real as it gets

Because my PS2 kept corrupting. - QQ

As much as I love forza. GT3-4 has to be best racing game in the racing game genre

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5 Mario Kart Wii

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.

Hell yeah - MarioBros11

Let's bring MKW to number one! - neehawgamer

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.

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6 Crash Team Racing

Crash Bandicoot looks so retarded on the front cover - MarioBros11

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 - Mcgillacuddy

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. - AlexTopTens

This game was my childhood...i used to play it every single day for at least 2 hours... - Co0lk1d25

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7 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

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

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

The best NFS PERIOD. And the sweet feeling of hitting a racer/cop with the EMP

A classic for me, back in the day. - MrCoolC

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8 Mario Kart: Double Dash

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

Best Racing game ever

Best Mario kart game ever!

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

9 F-Zero GX

Such an awesome racing game. Very very fun and very VERY hard as well. - Shadsilvson11

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

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

So glad I finally beat Story Mode...on Normal - xandermartin98

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10 Burnout Revenge

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?

Why is no one voting this game

One of the best games on my ps2

The Contenders

11 Forza Horizon 3

Even after horizon 4 this game is still my favorite

Best racing game out there by far.

INCREDIBLE! It's open world, has endless possibilities, and is the best of both worlds, having the option to either race or just free roam! PLUS, IT HAS THE BEST GANG OF CARS EVAAARR

So good

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12 Burnout 3: Takedown

Greatest of all time

I still play this game

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

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13 Forza Motorsport 6

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. - PikaGT27Celestia

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.

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

Best racing game to date, no question.

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14 Forza Horizon 2

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.

For the Xbox ONE version and not the Xbox 360 version. 360 version sucks, seriously

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

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15 Need for Speed: Carbon

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. - ameentheguitarist23

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

best NFS!

16 Mario Kart 8

Gravity-defying - MarioBros11

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

incredible

HD Mario KART! Horrible character roster but GREAT GAME! - HeavyDonkeyKong

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17 Gran Turismo 5

So fun to play. Having the freedom to buy whatever car you wanted to compete is all different kinds of races. Taking on a Lambo in my sup-upped lancer was one of my favorite races

GT5 is more towards professional racing. It doesn't allow all the cool drifts and boosts. However the graphics are really good in this game and a wide variety of cars are provided. - avi_026

THIS GAME IS THE BEST OF THE BEST! Don't even think about hating this comment.

Great graphics love the gameplay.. And the online option is great... I think all in all playstion is the best console to have!

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18 Forza Motorsport 3

More quality feel than FM4, this game is a brilliant game. - EvilAngel

over 400 cars, I think that deserves a run - Doodification

19 Project CARS 2

Much better than any other on this list.

20 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

You are trash this is best

Trash

This game is terrible it's a Burnout game if you people like it then its your loss really... It has no storyline for crying out loud

Best Racing Game EVER!

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21 Gran Turismo

This game should be top 10 after all it started racing simulation on consoles.

This game does NOT deserve to be near the bottom. :(

22 Mario Kart 64

This should be top 1! Seriously, I hate this list and Mario Kart 64 will forever be the best racing game there is. I especially love Rainbow Road in Mario Kart 64 and would give this game 10/10 stars.

Rainbow Road takes 7 minutes long and is not exciting whatsoever - MarioBros11

23 Forza Motorsport 5

I can't believe you missed out the best game ever made in the history of video games. This game is at the peak of next-gen gaming. I can't believe that you are disregarding the best game ever for Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2005). I'm sorry but that game is anywhere but 1st as Forza Motorsport 5 Limited Edition bags that no. 1 spot by a whole country mile!

Best games ever

Its not the best game ever sheesh the older games are tougher and better than the new ones

How the hell is this game 25... And under NFS:the run. The run is literally the worst racing game I've ever played

24 Need for Speed: World

The best multiplayer game. Awfully I can't play the game cause I'm in a country that has low internet speed

They should rename it to Need for Speed: Hackers Paradise

The best multiplayer game. perfect graphics

RIP

25 Gran Turismo 2

Today's racing games can learn a lot from this game, including all its sequels.

This is what made me love racing games in the first place - Mcgillacuddy

Best of all Gran Turismo's. Over 650 cars! - Strobo

This was the best of the gran turismo series and this shouldn't be near the bottom. same with gran turismo 1. UNFIAR!

26 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Awesome title soundtrack. Enjoyable gameplay while playing as either police or racer.. But that adrenaline rush happened only when you use turbo as a racer.

Hey this is not for this position if you run it in higher processor like i3, i5, i7 this game is very good quality high graphic game

The best police chasing ever and best soundtrack ever. but the bad thing is that is hard to get all the cars in the game

The most reconising Need For Speed games. Yellow Lamborghini Murcielago with 2 polices car and a hellicopter in the air.

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27 Forza Horizon

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 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.

Come on excellent graphics, excellent cars, excellent gameplay, it's just great

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28 Gran Turismo 6

May not be the best Gran Turismo, but my vote goes to it. I've put in so many hour and I'm glad that many other people see the amount of variety in it as well. Some Pros and Cons coming from a long-time player:
Pros
- Good Graphics
- 1200+ Cars. Though a good 100 can be duplicates that are scratched off, every car had a rival, a unique feel, and a nice provided backstory.
- 100+ tracks. enough said.
- Variety. As mentioned earlier, rally, drift, circuit, even go karts, its all out there!
- 16 player online. May not be much, but it's a perfect amount for those small tracks or open straightaways.
- Tuning. How can I say this... every little bit put into tuning will always provide a result, whether I'm trying to tune for a 1/4 mile or those tight circuits.
- Customization. Too many wheels. So many wheels, its almost a con. Plenty of colors, too, from matte to chrome.

Cons
- Lag. Online lag, it seems to plague all who go near that one shaky driver.
- ...more

29 Mario Kart DS

Admit it, you probably play it a ton if you have a 3DS over Mario Kart 7. Sure, it has poor graphics, but who cares, as long as it's fun.

I don't play video games, I've never really like video games, but I really loved this game. During summer camp, me and some random friends (mostly guys) played Mario kart with our Ds. I always picked Yoshi. Aaahhh... good memories from the past (; - BlueDiamondFromNowhere

8 Deluxe is probably my favorite, but I can't deny that this one is definitely up there and one of the most innovative. Sure, R.O.B didn't have to be there, but there’s not many other pointless add-ons, and i’d rather have him over pink gold peach, baby Rosalina, metal mario, etc. Classic stages come back, and there’s some neat missions, which is the whole appeal for me.

30 Test Drive Unlimited

This game is the it is like a simulated game its just the best

Dang this game is hard, the traffic - mgracer48

Racing simulation... no, this game aren't like Gran Turismo or Forza Motorsport in the physics, but have beautiful graphics to an one decade racing game and have a lot of good and funny things to do.

A little bit of The Sims and Need for Speed, it is what Test Drive are...

31 Blur

In this game you get the best of both worlds the items and insane fun from kart races like ctr racing and Mario kart as well as the car models and level of track quality and tight controls that usually go to games like forza. With its various game modes and power ups I can say that this is one of the bed racing games out there and will stand the test of time because it can appeal to so many people. I just wish it got more popular

Love to play blur and listening to "Zeds Dead" songs - Kianoosh_XL

It was shooter and racing game in one!

Awesome And Fun Game!

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32 Midnight Club 3 DUB Edition Remix

Why is this not top 10? This game was beautifully made. Decent variety of cars/vehicles for a street racing game, amazing graphics, cool story, and simply awesome atmosphere. This game seems to be very underrated.

This needs to be at least top 10. Legitimately the best Midnight Club game made. Tons of customization options, plenty of street cars, and it’s basically The Crew but not open-world. Instead, you have 3 maps. Sorry GT4. - QQ

Fantastic racing game! Realistic customization and a superb gaming world make this a title you simply cannot stop playing!

Best Cars Modification ever!

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33 Midnight Club: Los Angeles

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.

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...

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

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34 Motorstorm Apocalypse

Driving in your own tuned car versus other people with all their vehicles in their own style in the most dangerous tracks. All you would need from a racing game. - ICanSeeYou

Probably one of the edgyest l and most intense racing games I've ever played. The visuals are stunning and the action is completely gripping. - Mcgillacuddy

35 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

Way to low on this list probably should be 1

Oh the nostalgia playing this game…

This should have been above gt4.

I’d say this is better than GT4 except in graphics. Didn’t corrupt my PS2 in every year or so of progress. - QQ

36 Midnight Club 2

Cool game - Strobo

MC2 is ofc the best racing game of all time

37 Sonic and All-Stars Racing Transformed

Wheres Sonic & Sega All Stars racing - MarioBros11

The best ever

This should be much higher

It's fast, blue and NOT RALLY AHH I HATE THESE!

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38 Diddy Kong Racing

I have both the N64 and DS versions, and I'm kinda stuck between the two, but leaning a bit towards the N64. It's one of the funnest racing games I ever played! - AlexTopTens

39 RalliSport Challenge 2
40 Dirt 2

I fell in love with this on first play... Awesome controls, amazing visuals, and great multiplayer. This was, and is, a most have

41 Need for Speed: The Run

Best nfs game after nfs most wanted 2012 by creterian

42 Asphalt 8: Airborne

Most fun racing game of all time

Better than need for speed

Best racing game ever

This games too godd to be at 68!

43 Need for Speed III: Hot Pursuit

Awesome game with cool soundtrack

44 Need for Speed Most Wanted (2005)

Best Racing Game Ever!

cool

45 Test Drive Unlimited 2

THIS SHOULD BE IN THE TOP TEN!

46 The Simpsons Hit & Run
47 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit (2010)
48 Carmageddon
49 Need for Speed: Undercover
50 Need for Speed Underground 2

Before there was Most Wanted, there was Underground 2. The second-best racing game from the series. - jimmy12lee

This should be so much higher! Should be either number 1 or no.2, only behind Most Wanted (2005)

It may not have the show or feel of a true racing game, but for car customisation this won hands-down. Deserves a Top 10 position at least!

Okay, Need For Speed Underground 2 rocked. This was my childhood. I never finished the game and my GameCube broke. But I still contain all those memories from this game. Plus, I lost the disc. Ahh.. Memories. - airplain313

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