For quite some time now, racing games have been at the center of the gaming industry, and the genre shows no indication of slowing down any time in the near future. It’s full speed ahead for racing lovers as there are now more racing games available than there have ever been before.
When it comes to racing games, there are a large number that are candidates for the best of the best, and there are a large number that we wish we could have included on our list. We are sorry, Wave Race 64, but we tried you out again lately, and time has not been kind to you.
But putting that game to the side, what other games in the realm of virtual racing do you think deserve to be called the best of the best? These are our options!
Mario Kart 8
The racing game Mario Kart so well known among gamers that our thoughts immediately turn to it whenever we see an object like a banana peel. The newest game for the Switch has released, and it manages to improve upon all of the titles that came before it in some inexplicable way – I can’t wait for the next one!
Forza Horizon 5
Forza Horizon remains one of the most visually impressive series currently available, and although we blown away by how stunning the United Kingdom-based fourth installment appeared to be, it is nothing compared to what the development team behind Forza Horizon has done with the Mexico setting here. A really beautiful game on every front, and packed full of incredible content to boot!
Gran Turismo 7
Keeping with the theme of exclusive console games, this time it’s the turn of PlayStation and their legendary Gran Turismo series. The most recent version, which is now the sixth and counting, was without a doubt the most attractive, and it maintained the same great quality as previous versions. But, let’s try to go easier on the microtransactions the next time, shall we?
Restored version of Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
We have plenty other racing games from previous years to look at as well, including the fantastic Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Remastered game. The most current racing games not the only ones that can be regarded to be some of the best of the best in drift hunters the genre. If you play this, you will understand why people had such a soft spot for this series in the past, despite the fact that it may no longer hold the top spot.
Do you have fond memories of the days when you used to play Destruction Derby? This brings back memories of that time period and is a lot of fun. The same development team is responsible for this, so fasten your seatbelts and get ready to wreak havoc on the other cars that are trying to do the same to you.
Motorbike racing has not done as well as the car alternative, with the exception of Road Rash, but MotoGP has made a good crack at it, and there is a lot to love about the latest iteration in the franchise – and the new single player campaign has helped to steer the ship in the right direction. Road Rash was an exception.
The Craft of Rallying
The majority of the other video games on this list have a very distinct atmosphere in comparison to Art of Rally, which first released for personal computers (PCs) before adapted to other platforms. The camera angle is different, the designs are more cartoon-like, and the whole game experience is far better than you may first believe it to be based on your initial impressions.
The remastered version of Burnout Paradise
It wasn’t that long ago that the Burnout series was one of the most popular racing titles available, and going back to it again is still a lot of fun, despite the fact that it seems a little bit old. If you want to give Burnout a try, you should choose for the remaster version, as doing so will allow you to enjoy the game to a much greater degree, in addition to maybe evoking feelings of nostalgia.
Cruis’n Blast is a video game that originally designed to be played in arcades, so it makes perfect sense that it would bring all of the excitement and spectacle of an arcade game to home consoles when it released for the Nintendo Switch. The game is bright, colorful, lively, and enjoyable. Another game on the list, this one offers something a little bit new to try, while still providing a significant amount of enjoyable gameplay overall.
This is unquestionably a game that belongs in the category of those that best suited for more experienced players of racing video games than others. As compared to the majority of the others, this one much more complicated and, as a result, more difficult to master; but, if you can get the hang of it, you will rewarded to an amazing racing experience in a video game.
Version 2.0 of Dirt Rally
Dirt Rally, much like the F1 series, leans more into the domain of driving simulations, which means that it is not as as “pick up and play” as the majority of the other games in this category. Going off road in Dirt Rally is an amazing sensation, and it’s one that we keep finding ourselves pulled back to even after we’ve mastered it. Nevertheless, much as in F1, you’ll thrilled if you conquer it since it’s a challenge.