What are the best racing games on Steam?

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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. 23
      Assetto Corsa

      Assetto Corsa is a racing sim game that is based on classic cars by BMW, AUDI, Ferrari , Lamborghini etc. Players can start a racing career, join all types of different races, challenges, and events to play online and offline.   

      Games

      Windows, Xbox One, PlayStation 4

      $19.99

      NB
      Nicholas Beck
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "I was looking for a cool racing game in Steam and I found this. What I really like the most is its graphics and of course, the smooth moves of cars. "
      NB
      Nicholas Beck
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "I was looking for a cool racing game in Steam and I found this. What I really like the most is its graphics and of course, the smooth moves of cars. "
      JY
      Jack Yi
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "This is a really cool racing game. I enjoy playing this game a whole lot. It is a really good choice if you are looking for a racing game for PC."
    2. 19
      DiRT Rally

      Dirt Rally is a racing game by Codemasters. Primarily focused on off-road rallying, the game captures the rigid, adrenaline rush on racing through dusty tracks or icy ones. Beat the clock and drive under the toughest conditions. 

      Games

      Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Oculus Rift

      $59.99

      HC
      Harold Carroll
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "To those who want to experience the roughness of the road in racing games, this is the right game to play. The locations of the game is realistic and it is awesome!"
      HC
      Harold Carroll
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "To those who want to experience the roughness of the road in racing games, this is the right game to play. The locations of the game is realistic and it is awesome!"
      SD
      Shreyas Dasgupta
      Written on October 21, 2017
      "Great game, and a lot of fun, though I'm annoyed at the price for being a two year old game. On the other hand, the graphics are excellent, and the physics and handling of the vehicles is pretty exceptional. If it weren't for the high price, I'd say grab it now, but you might be better off waiting for a Steam sale if you can."
      GC
      George Castro
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "On my, this looks like to tons of fun to me. And I've heard the Oculus VR device now costs half of what it originally did. I've been waiting for the price to come down, and for just the right "apps" to truly take advantage of what it has to offer."
      AB
      Adam Brown
      Written on November 20, 2017
      "Dirt Rally is really fun and simple to play, and a great racing game. If you're into nascar or racing I highly recommend this- hours of fun gameplay and it never gets old!"
    3. 17
      Rocket League

      Rocket League, a sequel to Supersonic Acrobatic Rocket-Powered Battle-Cars, is a multiplayer football game that involves cars. Released in 2015, the football racing game was developed and published by Psyonix, Inc.

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Windows, Mac, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

      $19.99

      SG
      Scott Gardner
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "Racing in a soccer field? One of my wildest dreams just came true. "
      SG
      Scott Gardner
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "Racing in a soccer field? One of my wildest dreams just came true. "
      BL
      Bryan Lee
      Written on October 24, 2017
      "there is most likely better options"

    WHAT IS THE MEANING

    Racing Game (also known as Race Game) is a genre of video game in either first-person or third-person perspective. Basically, the player participates in a racing competition with any type of vehicles (it could be land, water, air, or space vehicles). The competition could be in a realistic setting or entirely fantastical.

    DID YOU KNOW

    Did you know that the word racecar when read backwards, is still racecar? This is because the word is considered to be a palindrome—a word, number, or other sequence of characters that reads the same backward as forward. As interesting as being a palindrome, racecar as a motorsport is ranked among some of the most popular sports in the United States it is backed up by the emergence of virtual motorsport racing video games today. Atari, a game development company, takes pride in the development of the first racing game in the industry in 1973. Entitled Space Race, this game was built in a simple drag-racing concept that features an archaic black-and-white spaceship. Three years after, the genre has undergone series of development and Crashing Race was released as a game in arcades. Remember when you and your playmates would rush to the arcades and put coins in to play games? It really is nostalgic. According to the data presented by Statista, the genre of racing landed on the 6th place of the most played game genre in the United States in 2017, taking up a 6.4% part of the whole. This 2018, racing game is also among the top video game trends as published on Business Insider, with an upcoming race game landing on the 7th place.

    1. 17
      Project CARS 2

      Project CARS 2 is a motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published and distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It is the sequel to the simulator video game Project CARS. 

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $59.99

      LM
      Lorenzo Martínez
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "For me, I liked this second version than the first one because of their car choices. It is cooler than ever!"
      LM
      Lorenzo Martínez
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "For me, I liked this second version than the first one because of their car choices. It is cooler than ever!"
      JG
      Janet Gray
      Written on October 31, 2017
      "Great racing game. I like the variety of cars you get to choose from. Cool graphics. I like that you can choose the track conditions also. You can even race on ice."
    2. 16
      iRacing

      iRacing is a cross platform online only subscription based simulation racer. Gameplay is open-ended where players can choose to play whatever races they want either by themselves for practice or online against live opponents.  

      Games

      Windows

      $12.99 - Varies by plan

      AP
      Ashley Patel
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "iRacing is best for those that are looking more for a racing simulator and not just a game. You may have to spend extra to get the great add-ons, but most of them are worth it..."
      AP
      Ashley Patel
      Written on October 29, 2017
      "iRacing is best for those that are looking more for a racing simulator and not just a game. You may have to spend extra to get the great add-ons, but most of them are worth it if you are looking for the best racing simulation available. Highly recommend!"
      JJ
      James Johnson
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "iRacing is an alright game. I'll say this: it has a lot of promise. Unfortunately, it's littered with small but glaring problems that take you out of the game."
    3. 14
      GRID 2

      Grid 2 is a racing arcade video game developed by Codemasters which was released in 2013. It is the sequel to the BAFTA-award winning, multi-million selling Race Driver: GRID.

      Games

      Windows

      $29.99

      ML
      Madison Long
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "GRID 2 has a number of problems that keep it from being one of the best racing games on Steam. Although it looks great, it feels like the development was a bit rushed. Missing..."
      ML
      Madison Long
      Written on November 16, 2017
      "GRID 2 has a number of problems that keep it from being one of the best racing games on Steam. Although it looks great, it feels like the development was a bit rushed. Missing timed trials or solo practice mode, missing an in-car view, the controls could be better, so several issues."
      RB
      Randy Bryant
      Written on November 1, 2017
      "I have not played Grid or Grid 2, but judging from the screen picks, this is a photo realistic racing game. It's predecessor won some awards, and the steam community likes it. The reviews from critics are also highly positive. I would give this one a try."
    4. 13
      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

      EL
      Emily Liu
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "this is a great game. I also like it because it is an interactive game. you get to play and connect with other players online and have fun. i recommend it"
      EL
      Emily Liu
      Written on January 19, 2018
      "this is a great game. I also like it because it is an interactive game. you get to play and connect with other players online and have fun. i recommend it"
      LR
      Louis Rose
      Written on January 21, 2018
      "The crew is probably my favorite multiplayer racing game. When it launched it had many game breaking bugs, but over time it has been patched to be a more or less fully functional game. It's definitely a game, more arcade that sim, but for casual drop in play and just tooling around the open world it's hard to think of another racing game that could top it."
      CC
      Celia Corona
      Written on October 27, 2017
      "The graphics of this game are extremely realistic for just a driving game. This reminds me of the old Need for Speed games I played growing up, but the world is much more expansive. You can maneuver through streets throughout the United States, which is fun. The story is lacking, but it's fun to drive around."
    5. 12
      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

      WG
      Will Gu
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "Trackmania Turbo is thought by many to be one of the best racing games on Steam. I can't say I entirely agree as the gameplay left me wanting and was a little "clunky". ..."
      WG
      Will Gu
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "Trackmania Turbo is thought by many to be one of the best racing games on Steam. I can't say I entirely agree as the gameplay left me wanting and was a little "clunky". There are a ton of tracks but some of them seem somehow incomplete or just weren't fully fleshed out. It is pretty fun once you get good at it but it just didn't hold my attention like some other racing games..."
      AR
      Andrew Robinson
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "Trackmania is very addicting with good graphics and great cars. It is very addicting for perfectionists who want the best time possible for every track. You can play online for offline splitscreen with friends. The singleplayer is also very big and you'll spend a lot of time on it."
    6. 10
      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

      SR
      Shreyas Rodrigues
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "I am a huge advocate of using and playing on Steam. I recently was searching for a new Motocross game and found MXGP3. At first I wasn't sure about this game but as I became..."
      SR
      Shreyas Rodrigues
      Written on November 2, 2017
      "I am a huge advocate of using and playing on Steam. I recently was searching for a new Motocross game and found MXGP3. At first I wasn't sure about this game but as I became more familiar with the game play, I couldn't stop playing! I absolutely love the 18 different tracks that are available to use. If you are a fan of Motocross games, try out MXGP3 today!"
      GB
      Grace Barnett
      Written on November 19, 2017
      "I've had similar experiences with motor-crossing games like MXGP3. They were enjoyable and entertaining. MXGP3 is the perfect solution to the problem. It's a good game with beautiful graphics."
      TD
      Thomas Davidson
      Written on November 21, 2017
      "i believe that's an opinion, steam has good sites usually with reviews one could research"
    7. 9
      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

      ES
      Ethan Shaw
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "I'm a long time fan of racing games ever since Pole Position. This one felt a little wrong at first -- not at all what I was looking for in a racing game, what with all the..."
      ES
      Ethan Shaw
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "I'm a long time fan of racing games ever since Pole Position. This one felt a little wrong at first -- not at all what I was looking for in a racing game, what with all the gore and violence. But you know what? It grew on me -- a lot. After being surrounded by idiots in a traffic jam, what could be better than coming home and taking out that road rage aggression without actually harming anyone? It's hilarious."
      JC
      Josefina Correa
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "I have played Carmaggedon: Max Damage and it does not live up to the hype. I seem to spend a lot of time driving around large open areas, searching for a target. The game seems somewhat outdated and does not have many of the non-stop excitement compared to it's competitors. The original version was more fun to play, but I would not waste my time with the latest release of this game."
    8. 7
      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

      LG
      Louis Guzman
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "For a free-to-play racing game, Race Room is a no-brainer for one of the best on the PC market. The controls and game features are so realistic that it compares to any other..."
      LG
      Louis Guzman
      Written on November 17, 2017
      "For a free-to-play racing game, Race Room is a no-brainer for one of the best on the PC market. The controls and game features are so realistic that it compares to any other racing simulator you'll find. I found the tracks to be challenging yet consistent, and the game modes to offer hours of content."
      AP
      Ananya Patil
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "If you are looking for a great racing game for PC, then Race Room may just fit the bill. This game offers races based on championship racing series and is fun for everyone."
    9. 6
      WRC 7

      WRC 7: World Rally Championship is a racing video game by Kylotonn. Based on the 2017 FIA World Rally Championship, players can experience real-life driving since the game has official cars and drivers, 13 countries and 52 special stages. 

      Games

      PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Windows

      $49.99

      EC
      Eugene Crawford
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I love this game because it has a lot of tracks and it's very fun. The cars are responsive and gives a very realistic driving experiences"
      EC
      Eugene Crawford
      Written on April 6, 2018
      "I love this game because it has a lot of tracks and it's very fun. The cars are responsive and gives a very realistic driving experiences"
    10. 5
      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

      LH
      Liu He
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "I've never heard of this game of the developer so I assume it's an indie game made from an indie developer. This game is certainly different from the standard racing games..."
      LH
      Liu He
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "I've never heard of this game of the developer so I assume it's an indie game made from an indie developer. This game is certainly different from the standard racing games out there. It doesnt quite compare to Burnout or Project cars but it's definitely a racing game in a niche genre that people may enjoy."
    11. 5
      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

      WW
      Wayne Walters
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is incredible. I used to make my living writing software but I am simply blown away with what is possible today. I was looking for a game to allow..."
      WW
      Wayne Walters
      Written on October 28, 2017
      "Need for Speed Hot Pursuit is incredible. I used to make my living writing software but I am simply blown away with what is possible today. I was looking for a game to allow me to imagine my youth if I could have it all over again, especially with today’s gadgets, and I don’t see them getting any better. I am not a risk taker in life and I worked hard to stay on the right side of the law, but Need for Speed Hot Pursuit definitely gave me the thrill to let my inner daemons out for a spin. I never realized it could be so much fun on the other side."
      BG
      Bobby Guzman
      Written on November 29, 2017
      "Everyone knows about Need for Speed by now. Hot Pursuit is another great game in this excellent franchise. No game has ever been quite as fun to me as this one, especially with my home steering wheel and pedal set up."
    12. 2
      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

      JP
      Jack Powell
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "Overall the game is fun and enjoyable, but suffers from some poor design decisions (such as how the camera functions in the game, and certain control configurations), as well..."
      JP
      Jack Powell
      Written on October 25, 2017
      "Overall the game is fun and enjoyable, but suffers from some poor design decisions (such as how the camera functions in the game, and certain control configurations), as well as some issues with bugs. Overall though, it is a solid racing game, and you'll find yourself using the extremely customizable options to build to perfect levels."
      RK
      Reyansh Kadam
      Written on November 18, 2017
      "It's a fun little game, with really impressive graphics and and decent physics from the bikes. I'm not really crazy about the courses; like the real world courses, it's meant to provoke excitement in short bursts, but the game seems to come off a little flat in that area to me."
    13. 1
      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

      GY
      George Young
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "Too bad it's unavailable in Steam when I searched for it. "
      GY
      George Young
      Written on June 28, 2018
      "Too bad it's unavailable in Steam when I searched for it. "
      BW
      Benjamin Williams
      Written on November 15, 2017
      "Midnight Club 2 is a very old game but I remember that I had really quite fun with it. I would not consider it as a best racing game since it's competitors' done really great job for the last 10 years, like Need For Speed. I would only recommend Midnight Club game if you are interested in nostalgia."
      SS
      Samantha Shaw
      Written on October 30, 2017
      "If you like racing games and are looking to find the best racing game on Steam, Midnight Club 2 is a great game to consider. It is an arcade racing game that you can play with your family and friends and there are no rules, so it's unlike traditional racing games."

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    Summary

    Best racing games on Steam
    Rank Solutions Type Votes Price
    1 Assetto Corsa Games 23 Paid
    2 DiRT Rally Games 19 Paid
    3 Rocket League Games 17 Paid
    4 Project CARS 2 Games 17 Paid
    5 iRacing Games 16 Paid
    6 GRID 2 Games 14 Paid
    7 The Crew Games 13 Paid
    8 Trackmania Turbo Games 12 Paid
    9 MXGP3 Games 10 Paid
    10 Carmageddon: Max Damage Games 9 Paid
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