Top 10 Best Racing Video Games of All Time

The Top Ten
1 Need for Speed Most Wanted

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 number 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.

2 Burnout 3: Takedown

This was the amazing PS2/Xbox title. Takedowns! Nitrous! It 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. It should be a lot higher, not at number 35.

This is the best in my opinion. The best racing game along with Most Wanted.

3 Forza Horizon 3

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

Best racing game out there by far.

4 Burnout Paradise

For people saying Burnout Paradise is way below NFS Most Wanted, its graphics sure are better. But Burnout Paradise has better narration, better crash animations, and more freedom. You can literally feel the tires burning out!

Driving in Burnout Paradise and burning out the tires is amazing. The graphics, controls, and gameplay are exceptionally designed, and you will love to play.

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

5 Mario Kart Wii

Mario Kart is more creative and just all-out more fun. It should be at the top. People now just want better graphics and stuff like that, but Mario Kart overcomes the need for that.

The gameplay, tracks, items, and characters are just so much better.

When I was little, this was the greatest game of all time for me. Even today, I make memories with this great racing game. Even though this game has its ups and downs, it is one of my favorite games from Nintendo.

Why is this so low? Mario Kart is better than those other racing games!

6 Gran Turismo 4

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, which is why I love all the Gran Turismo games. I guess the same thing applies to all other racing games.

My favorite 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.

7 Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec

I'd say this is better than GT4 except in graphics. It didn't corrupt my PS2 in every year or so of progress.

This should have been above GT4.

8 Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

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 with your friend is fun. Racing with you, 11 AI, and items enabled is fun. And battle mode is fun! It all works out!

9 Mario Kart 8

Extremely fun. Best Nintendo game in history (except for the deluxe version).

10 Forza Motorsport 4

Forza 4 does not have brand new cars, but it was the little things that made it great, like bumpers falling off and cars you will never see in any other racing game. Great lobby music.

You may not get your 1080p 60fps, but you have a game that is pretty and aged very well. Without a doubt, the best racing game I've played (including Forza 6 and others). Maybe even the 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 wish more Forza games tried to replicate this one. It's just fun to play and did not have terrible issues like Forza 7.

The Contenders
11 Mario Kart: Double Dash

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

12 Daytona USA

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.

13 Driver: San Francisco
14 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

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

The free play rocks! My friend and I sometimes have crashing competitions!

A classic for me, back in the day.

15 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 locations in the world. There is nothing to ruin the fun for you while playing it. Rating = 10/10.

Fantastic game. The graphics are stunning, and 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.

16 F-Zero GX

Oh my gosh, this game is amazing! It 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 is easily my favorite. It's so challenging yet fair and is stupidly fast. The graphics are amazing.

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

17 Need for Speed: Carbon

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

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

18 Forza Motorsport 6

I have played almost every racing game out there, and many of the new ones did not deliver. Forza 5 was a huge disappointment, but this game is in my top 3 racing games ever, and it's slowly becoming my all-time favorite. Must 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 fun game to play on the Xbox One. I just love the collection of cars to look at and also driving them.

19 Burnout Revenge

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

20 Street Rod
21 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 many glitches.

22 Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

I love this game. It's great in every way and is, to date, the best game I've ever played.

Best drifting and coolest cars. I wish it had customization.

I don't believe this. This game has the best feel.

23 Crash Team Racing

This should be a bit higher because it was considered 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. It plays like Mario Kart, except a little better. The graphics are some of the best on the PS1, and the track designs are awesome.

Best racing game I've ever played in my entire life, no joke. I love this one so much.

24 Road Rash

No motorbike racing game even comes close to this original masterpiece of a game.

25 Gran Turismo 5

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.

So fun to play. Having the freedom to buy whatever car you want to compete in all different kinds of races. Taking on a Lambo in my souped-up Lancer was one of my favorite races.

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

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