What are the best arcade racing games for PC?

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    World of Warships

    JB
    Jack Bailey
    Written on October 9, 2018
    "I've loved this game since it came out. It's full on strategy and naval clashes. Maybe it's because i'm really into battleships and stuff but definitely one of my favorite games!!"
    1. 35
      Need for Speed

      Need for Speed is an online racing video game created by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games. It was released in 2015 as a reboot of the first game of the series that was originally released in 1994.

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $19.99

      HB
      Humberto Bravo
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "If you're looking for racing games, I always go for Need For Speed. There were also other versions of this game and they are all awesome! You should check this out."
      HB
      Humberto Bravo
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "If you're looking for racing games, I always go for Need For Speed. There were also other versions of this game and they are all awesome! You should check this out."
      CJ
      Christopher Jimenez
      Written on April 4, 2018
      "This game is a lot of fun, just like it was years ago when I used to play the older versions. It's cool being able to play online with tons of people too. A big thing I don't like about it is the whole in-game purchase aspect."
      EN
      Edward Nguyen
      Written on April 8, 2018
      "a classic updated"
    2. 33
      Blur
      Blur is the ultimate racing experience, dropping you into heart-pumping, electrified in-the-pack action with 20 cars targeting the finish line and battling each other as they trade paint. Intense power-ups, including the ability to blast other cars out of the way with huge bursts of energy, as well as defensive shields, nitro speed boosts, and landmines create realistic damage and destruction. Featuring 4-player split-screen action that offers you a new kind of racing experience, one that allows you to race with your friends and as part of a network of players in high intensity competition and fun. 
      Games

      PlayStation 3, Windows

      $54.99

      TD
      Tony Dai
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "I liked the 4-player feature since I can play this with my cousins. And it also works in our PC and that's more fun!"
      TD
      Tony Dai
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "I liked the 4-player feature since I can play this with my cousins. And it also works in our PC and that's more fun!"
      TN
      Tomás Navarrete
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "Blur is an interesting game that has the graphics of a Midnight Club but the gameplay of Mario Kart. And I don't think that is disparaging at all; I've longed for an update on the Crusin' series of arcade games, and this may be as close as I get. Lots of fun, though a little light on content. I can't wait to see what a sequel looks like!"
      FR
      Félix Rivera
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "Blur is a good racing game for pc, but far from the best. The lack of tracks and cars makes the game get really boring after a while. There's just not enough content in the game. If it fixes that, it could be one of the best PC arcade racing games."
    3. 30
      Burnout Paradise
      Burnout Paradise is a racing video game set in an open world. The game was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It's the fifth part of the Burnout series and is the first of the series to be released on PC.
      Games

      Windows, Xbox One, Xbox 360

      $19.99

      HZ
      He Zhang
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "One of the best racing games that I have ever played. Burnout is so entertaining. My friends and I played this for hours. I love it when the cars crash -- the effects are..."
      HZ
      He Zhang
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "One of the best racing games that I have ever played. Burnout is so entertaining. My friends and I played this for hours. I love it when the cars crash -- the effects are awesome! Also, good soundtrack. Indeed, this game is a classic! Definitely, buy this!"
      KC
      Kevin Carlson
      Written on November 27, 2017
      "Burnout Paradise does a great job of recreating the feel of those old arcade racing games we all played as kids. Bonus points if you have a steering wheel and pedals, but they aren't necessary."
    1. 29
      Carmageddon: Max Damage
      Create carnage in a wide range of large open world environments and smaller battle arenas, with plenty of fun stuff to smash into, smash up, snap off and sling around. Explore city streets and country trails, arid deserts, and icy wastelands. 
      Games

      Windows

      $16.99

      WH
      Wayne Hoffman
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "This is the new version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation and it didn't disappoint me. It just got better."
      WH
      Wayne Hoffman
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "This is the new version of Carmageddon: Reincarnation and it didn't disappoint me. It just got better."
      ML
      Megan Lane
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "I'm not really into car games, I find them really repetitive, but Carmageddon: Max Damage seems like a really fun game and a fun way to waste some time. I'm not sure about the longevity factor, but traditional racing games discourage your car hitting anything or getting any damage, but that is completely encouraged in this game. I feel like that will be fun,"
      JS
      Joseph Stewart
      Written on October 24, 2017
      " One of my favorite aspects of Carmageddon: Max Damage is that it satisfies a completely different niche to most racing games, being a destruction-derby racer that focuses on over the top violence rather than tight racing physics."
    2. 28
      SkyDrift

      Get closer than ever before to the world of adrenaline pumping sky-racing where flyboys can test and master their flying and combat skills against the deadliest opponents! Admire amazingly detailed terrains. 

      Games

      Windows

      $9.99

      HO
      Henry Ortega
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "When it comes to sky racing and if you want a racing game to another level, I will recommend this one since being a flyboy is cool!"
      HO
      Henry Ortega
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "When it comes to sky racing and if you want a racing game to another level, I will recommend this one since being a flyboy is cool!"
      JH
      John Hernandez
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "SkyDrift is one of the most challenging arcade racers I've played in years. It can be a frustrating game at first, but perseverance is rewarded with exhilarating races around tight tracks and a deep customization experience. Definitely not for everyone, but worth it if you're looking for something a little more challenging."
      BL
      Billy Lane
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "SkyDrift is an amazingly fun game. I love the gameplay and the competition. It is a favorite among my group of friends and we play for hours."
    3. 26
      Star Wars Episode 1: Racer

      Star Wars Episode 1: Racer is a Star Wars themed racer created when the first episode was released featuring the racing pods featured in the movie. The gameplay is gravity racing based as see the player controlling Pod Racers in a behind the vehicle angle.

      Games

      Windows

      $54.95

      CG
      Catherine Guerrero
      Written on June 8, 2018
      "Star Wars is my favorite game and I love playing the racing pods. Anything Star Wars for me is good. The pod racers are very cool and the game is easy to play. I like to play..."
      CG
      Catherine Guerrero
      Written on June 8, 2018
      "Star Wars is my favorite game and I love playing the racing pods. Anything Star Wars for me is good. The pod racers are very cool and the game is easy to play. I like to play in my spare time and I found the game fun. Good graphics and game play as well."
      HB
      Harold Berry
      Written on April 12, 2018
      "If you are a collector of Star Wars then maybe this would be a good buy for you. This game is a classic but surprisingly, it still work in my PC. "
    4. 25
      Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed

      Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed is an arcade multiplayer kart racing video game for computers with a Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Sumo Digital and was published by SEGA.

      Games

      Windows

      $19.99

      JM
      Joseph McCoy
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "like car racing? Likes boat racing? likes air racing? This game has it all, and there is also an element of transformer involved. Transform and race, what else do you need..."
      JM
      Joseph McCoy
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "like car racing? Likes boat racing? likes air racing? This game has it all, and there is also an element of transformer involved. Transform and race, what else do you need to know."
      CZ
      Carlos Zúñiga
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "Sonic is the king of fast, so it only stands to reason that a sonic game is too? Exactly, like mario cart, but with new and cool characters that I grew up loving."
    5. 23
      Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit
      Need for Speed Hot Pursuit launches you into a new open-world landscape behind the wheel of the world's fastest and most beautiful cars. From Criterion, the award-winning studio behind the Burnout series, Hot Pursuit will redefine racing games for a whole new generation.
      Games

      Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

      $19.99

      VG
      Vincent Gomez
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "There is really on one arcade racing game... Need for Speed. It set a standard that's hard to beat. Enter Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, the latest graphics, cars, gameplay and..."
      VG
      Vincent Gomez
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "There is really on one arcade racing game... Need for Speed. It set a standard that's hard to beat. Enter Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit, the latest graphics, cars, gameplay and just about anything else an aspiring race car driver could want. Put your game on for this one."
      JN
      Judith Nguyen
      Written on November 22, 2017
      "Need for Speed has been around for a long time, and Hot Pursuit adds to the legacy. The fact that this game has been around for so long and still feels fresh says a lot. It's an open world game and this game has lots of replay value."
    6. 22
      Need for Speed: Most Wanted
      Need for Speed: Most Wanted is an arcade racer game developed by Electronic Arts that lets players drive a variety of different cars through different environments as they try to outrun cops and rivals in a high-intensity environment.
      Games

      Android, iOS, Windows, PlayStation 3

      $4.99 - with in-app purchases

      DH
      Dylan Hudson
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "This is a racing game for PC. And compared to other Need for Speed games, this is what I like the most. "
      DH
      Dylan Hudson
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "This is a racing game for PC. And compared to other Need for Speed games, this is what I like the most. "
    7. 21
      Race Room
      Race Room is a free to play racing game that is based on the official championships of racing series like DTM, WTCC, and ADAC GT Masters. Enter RaceRoom and enter the world of a professional race car driver.  
      Games

      Windows

      Free

      RD
      Richard Daniels
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "Race Room is one of the closest experiences you can get to feeling like a professional race car driver. The cars feel realistic and stay true their realistic counterparts..."
      RD
      Richard Daniels
      Written on April 10, 2018
      "Race Room is one of the closest experiences you can get to feeling like a professional race car driver. The cars feel realistic and stay true their realistic counterparts both in looks and stats."
      BC
      Brian Cook
      Written on June 13, 2018
      "look pretty fun and fair price"
    8. 19
      FlatOut 2

      FlatOut 2 is an arcade racing video game playable on computers running Microsoft Windows operating system. It was developed by Bugbear Entertainment and was published by Strategy First.

      Games

      Windows

      $9.99

      JR
      James Richardson
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "FlatOut 2 is probably the most enjoyable racing game on PC. This definitely isn't a racing sim, this is the pinnacle of arcade driving, if you want something realistic look..."
      JR
      James Richardson
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "FlatOut 2 is probably the most enjoyable racing game on PC. This definitely isn't a racing sim, this is the pinnacle of arcade driving, if you want something realistic look for Forza, but if you want something fun, get FlatOut2."
      KH
      Kenneth Harris
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "This is a good solution because the game is highly rated. There are a lot of positive reviews and is a popular racing game."
    9. 17
      Need for Speed: The Run

      Run from the police and from the people you owe money to, in this frantic running game that takes you to drive in actual places and actual roads that drives you from San Francisco to New York. 

      Games

      Windows, Xbox 360, PlayStation 3

      $19.99

      JC
      Julio Carrasco
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "The topic is confusing because it says both pc and arcade. That being said, this sounds like it is a pc racing game. I do not know about the arcade aspect. This is probably..."
      JC
      Julio Carrasco
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "The topic is confusing because it says both pc and arcade. That being said, this sounds like it is a pc racing game. I do not know about the arcade aspect. This is probably the best solution possible given the confusion."
      JC
      Jack Cole
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "It's hard to go wrong with Need for Speed. I love the old-school feel that it has, it brings back great memories from when I was younger."
    10. 15
      The Crew

      The Crew is an MMO racing game by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections. Players traverse in a large, open-world resembling the United States. They can partake in new contents and challenges everytime.

      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, XBox One

      $29.99

      NH
      Nicholas Hall
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "The Crew has a lot to offer as a racing game. It really emphasizes the open-world mechanic of driving as fast as you can and going anywhere, on or off road. The graphics are..."
      NH
      Nicholas Hall
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "The Crew has a lot to offer as a racing game. It really emphasizes the open-world mechanic of driving as fast as you can and going anywhere, on or off road. The graphics are really good and the controls feel very natural and satisfying. It is a solid racing game for both single player and group settings."
    11. 13
      Need for Speed Payback

      Need for Speed: Payback is an action driving video game and the twenty-third game of the Need for Speed franchise. With three characters available, players perform cinematic stunts. Classic features like 24-hour cycle and single player mode return.

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $39.99

      KD
      Kathy Diaz
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Who doesn't love driving games? I love to drive in real life and driving games are my favorite. I love you can get a platinum pack and pick a cool car and customize it by..."
      KD
      Kathy Diaz
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "Who doesn't love driving games? I love to drive in real life and driving games are my favorite. I love you can get a platinum pack and pick a cool car and customize it by adding underbody lights and smoke for your tires. Love this game!"
    12. 12
      Midnight Club 2

      Midnight Club II is an arcade racing game, and the sequel to Midnight Club: Street Racing, developed and published by Rockstar Studios. There are no rules. Drive anywhere in the city. Find the fastest route to win.

      Games

      Windows

      $9.95

      KT
      Kelly Torres
      Written on November 12, 2017
      "This game is fun racing but it also has shortcut strategies which make it really fun and more interactive than your average racing game. I love the city environments, the..."
      KT
      Kelly Torres
      Written on November 12, 2017
      "This game is fun racing but it also has shortcut strategies which make it really fun and more interactive than your average racing game. I love the city environments, the graphics are great and the game is never dull."
      JP
      John Pierce
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "Midnight Club 2 is a great game to rock out on your PC. The graphics are stunning, the gameplay is super fun, and the speed is insanely fast."
    13. 10
      Redout

      Redout is a futuristic racing game by 34BigThings. Taking inspiration from AG racing classics such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD, players will experience high-octane races. The game comes with Career mode and online multiplayer mode.

      Games

      Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

      $34.99

      AP
      Arthur Parker
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "I had a blast playing this game and was surprised by how challenging it is. I went into this game thinking I would run through the career mode really quickly but I ended up..."
      AP
      Arthur Parker
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "I had a blast playing this game and was surprised by how challenging it is. I went into this game thinking I would run through the career mode really quickly but I ended up having hours of fun and a bit of frustration."
    14. 9
      Trials Fusion
      Trials Fusion is a racing game focused on motorcycle trials. Utilizing physics-based mechanics,players traverse courses using their platforming skills. Players can also share their custom race courses via track editor.
      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One

      $19.99

      EM
      Elizabeth Mendez
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "I like this game because the graphics are quite good. I like the tricks you can do in the game. I like that it's available on most gaming consoles. The game offers single..."
      EM
      Elizabeth Mendez
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "I like this game because the graphics are quite good. I like the tricks you can do in the game. I like that it's available on most gaming consoles. The game offers single player, multi player and partial controller support which is a lot of variety for a game such as this."
      NY
      Nick Yao
      Written on November 6, 2017
      "The game graphics looks very decent and the game itself looks very fun to play. After playing this, I can say that the price is worth it. "
    15. 6
      Need for Speed Rivals

      Need for Speed Rivals is a street racing game by Ghost Games and Criterion Games. Taking the role of a cop or racer, players traverse in an open-world environment and participate to races. They can also utilize traps to disrupt rivals.

      Games

      Xbox One, PlayStation 4, Windows

      $19.99

      KB
      Kathleen Barnes
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I was searching for the topic of best PC arcade racing games and was given the solution of Need for Speed Rivals. This is a great solution, it is single or multiplayer and is..."
      KB
      Kathleen Barnes
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "I was searching for the topic of best PC arcade racing games and was given the solution of Need for Speed Rivals. This is a great solution, it is single or multiplayer and is one of the top racing games available for PC."
      RW
      Ralph Walker
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "N4S: Rivals is a great PC arcade game. Great for a wide range of audience."
    16. 5
      Trackmania Turbo

      Trackmania Turbo is a stunt-based racing game by Nadeo and Ubisoft. Players can explore 4 environments with varying gameplay. Access over 200 tracks by completing campaign mode or build new tracks via Trackbuilder mode. 

      Games

      Windows, iOS, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

      Free

      LB
      Lisa Bryant
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "Turbo is a beautiful Trackmania game. The single player campaign isn't split into different games anymore, like it was in Trackmania 2. Graphics are better. Music is better...."
      LB
      Lisa Bryant
      Written on November 4, 2017
      "Turbo is a beautiful Trackmania game. The single player campaign isn't split into different games anymore, like it was in Trackmania 2. Graphics are better. Music is better. What's not to like."
      SZ
      Sara Zepeda
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "I loved defying gravity in paradise, racing on tracks and using my driving skills in this game! There are 200 tracks and 5 levels of difficulty that it kept my attention until the end!"
    17. 3
      MXGP3
      MXGP3 is the video game that lets you experience all the adrenaline of Motocross with the official Championship tournament simulation. The game is the official simulator for the tournament in actual motocross tracks. 
      Games

      Windows, Xbox One

      $39.99

      CC
      Craig Coleman
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "For motocross racing, I always recommend MXGP3 to my friends. The terrains and challenge in every round is awesome!"
      CC
      Craig Coleman
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "For motocross racing, I always recommend MXGP3 to my friends. The terrains and challenge in every round is awesome!"
      RC
      Rose Coleman
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "The graphics on this are really good but I am not that into Motocross. I actually downloaded the game for my nephew and he really enjoyed it. I tried it a few times, but lost interest. It is great for younger kids, but not necessarily for adults."
      VR
      Vincent Reid
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "Only motocross here, not much of a variety when it comes to racing. Playing motocross games feel the same no matter what because you simply have different classes of bikes that all look the same. Would prefer a game that allowed cars to be used."
      JB
      Jiang Bai
      Written on November 13, 2017
      "A racing game but it's for motocross. The challenge in every level is nice though. "
    18. 2
      Carmageddon: Reincarnation

      Like the old movie Death Race 2000, Carmageddon allows the drivers to accumulate points not merely by skill is shown on one of the 36 race tracks, but by the amount (and type) of pedestrians, the driver is able to run over while racing. *NO LONGER AVAILABLE*

      Games

      EC
      Edward Crawford
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "I thought that this was gone. I just found out that it had a new version, the Max Damage. My friends told me to try the new version since it's much more better."
      EC
      Edward Crawford
      Written on August 23, 2018
      "I thought that this was gone. I just found out that it had a new version, the Max Damage. My friends told me to try the new version since it's much more better."
      FS
      Frank Stone
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "I was looking for a good PC game that is reminiscent of coin-op arcade games and I found one in Camageddon: Reincarnation. The game allows you to play as one of multiple different vehicles that are loaded with weapons and attitude. The game is fun, frantic, and loud, just like many of my favorite arcade racers. The tracks are challenging and fun to play. One of the most unique aspects of this game, and most shocking, is that you actually accumulate points and bonuses by driving over pedestrians. I love the action and the violence, mixed with the solid racing mechanics."
      SC
      Stephen Chavez
      Written on November 3, 2017
      "you can't buy this version anymore it's now called "carmageddon max damage"... it the same game with updated mechanics and updated graphics.. it ok"

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    Summary

    Best arcade racing games for PC
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Need for Speed Games 35 Paid
    2 Blur Games 33 Paid
    3 Burnout Paradise Games 30 Paid
    4 Carmageddon: Max Damage Games 29 Paid
    5 SkyDrift Games 28 Paid
    6 Star Wars Episode 1: Racer Games 26 Paid
    7 Sonic & All-Stars Racing: Transformed Games 25 Paid
    8 Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit Games 23 Paid
    9 Need for Speed: Most Wanted Games 22 Paid
    10 Race Room Games 21 Free
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