Racing Games are the best genre of games ever. At least in the opinion of this writer. While these games used to be powerhouses back in the day, their effect has waned in recent years. That does not mean there haven’t been substantial developments in this field. Racing game mechanics have really gone beserk with many able to accurately represent real-world physics. So, let’s find out which are the best of the bunch.
Which are the best Racing Games?
Formula 1 2021
F1 and racing are almost synonymous. The largest racing series in the game has been a virtual favorite for quite a while. You can take control of the best racing cars from around the world and hoon them around the best tracks in the world.
You even get to play the career mode so that you can step into the shoes of the brightest and youngest talents.
Assetto Corsa Competizione Racing Game
One of the most realistic games the world has to offer. It features some of the most realistic graphics ever seen before in a vehicle game. The mechanics are second to none and the physics are very realistic. Combine this with a huge roster of race-spec machines and you’re in for a treat!
Are you someone who loves sliding around on small dirt roads with an Irishman shouting in your ear? Well then, WRC is the game for you. Take control of these heavily modified family hatchbacks as you race against time while going flat out through jungles. This should high up on your list solely for its graphics and visuals.
Forza Motorsport Racing Game
Forza Motorsport has been at the forefront of track-only action for a while. While Horizon has been focused on, well, the horizon, Forza Motorsport takes you back to the track. You also get to choose from an expansive roster of race-spec machinery. Then you get to take said machinery to some of the best tracks in the world. A thorough win-win all around!
Gran Turismo Sport
A good chunk of us have played this game. It is the OG that brought out rare gems such as the Nissan GTR R-34, especially in that Pennzoil livery. The game keeps the basics the same with some of the best performance machinery the world has to offer. Plus there’s a new version coming next year!
DiRT Rally 2.0 Racing Game
Dirt Rally has been a staple of rally racing games. The game features some of the best off-road physics as well as realistic vehicle classes. You feel like the real deal as you fly through the countryside at high speeds. Along with all this, you also get to take part in WRX events with officially licensed cars. Can we sell this game anymore?
Probably one of the best sim racing games ever to come out. The game took off even more with the entire world going in lockdown. There were a lot of famous athletes that took to streaming on iRacing. If you are looking for a genuine driving experience, this game is one for you.
Forza Horizon 4
The current leader when it comes to this genre. It also boasts the most expansive map and vehicle roster to ever feature in a game. Combine it with the English background and you are in for the time of your life. You also get regular updates and missions that help keep the game fresh.
Project Cars 3
Project Cars 3 takes a really wild turn away from its previous titles. The game features new intuitive mechanics but takes a kind of laidback approach to gameplay. This brings it in line with some of the other games that don’t focus on the driving aspect as seriously as let’s say the Forza Motorsport series.
With the Need For Speed title, you would expect this game to rank a bit higher. However, compared to some of the other games on this list, Heat seems a bit pale in comparison. However, it does make up for it with the bright lights and extensive customization. NFS games have kind of fallen off over the past few titles, however, Heat brings back some of that magic. And let’s be honest, it was always gonna be difficult to follow the hype set by the original Most Wanted.
New racing games to watch out for
Forza Horizon 5
The newest installment in the Forza Horizon series takes us all to sunny Mexico. Forza Horizon has always been at the forefront of car and racing games. And why wouldn’t it? It features the largest and most diverse portfolio of vehicles ever.
The game’s mechanics have severely improved over the years and with the power of next-gen consoles you are also in for a huge visual treat. So, pre-order the game now and have a blast while exploring one of the most beautiful countries on the planet from the comfort of your couch.
This is everything you need to know about the best Racing Games. Here at Gamer Tweak, we cover all your favorite games, so make sure to check out some of our other guides such as the Best Final Fantasy Games.