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Best racing games on pc

1.Trackmania Turbo

Paid: $39.99

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. 

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Everyone

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Ubisoft

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Massively Multiplayer, Racing

  • Jacqueline Cooper

    by Jacqueline Cooper

    Finding the best racing games on PC is a problem that I always find myself repeating. It's safe to say that Trackmania Turbo did not solve this proble More

  • Jose Mendez

    by Jose Mendez

    trackmania turbo comes from a popular series of games and its a fun arcade game for everyone

  • by Louis Fuller

    I play this game a lot but I wouldn't say it's the best one. I like Forza a lot more but I have enjoyed killing time with this.

2.Assetto Corsa

Paid: $19.99

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. 

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Everyone

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Kunos Simulazioni

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Indie, Racing, Simulation, Sports

  • Eugene Rios

    by Eugene Rios

    Assetto Corsa is probably the classiest racing game I've ever played. The creators went to great lengths to recreate aerodynamic conditions while raci More

  • Phillip Miller

    by Phillip Miller

    The attention to detail in this game is amazing. From the physical representation of the cars, the handling, and the car specifications, this is a rac More

  • Peter Price

    by Peter Price

    The foreign-sounding name is enough to tell you that it's a rad name because let's be honest. Foreign things are better than local. If it ain't foreig More

  • Eugene Ellis

    by Eugene Ellis

    Assetto Corsa is an awesome game. The cars are beautiful and the gameplay is amazing. This racing game is challenging with a large variety of cars and More

3.iRacing

Paid: $12.99 Varies by plan

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.

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  • William Ward

    by William Ward

    In my experience, iRacing has fallen way below some of the other racing games on the market. I did not have that much fun playing it and relative to o More

  • Jonathan May

    by Jonathan May

    Tho the connection-required gameplay is an annoying factor, the game itself is good, and the players aren't salty bastards like the one in other onlin More

  • James Austin

    by James Austin

    I racing is a ton of fun for anyone looking for a great racing simulator. You can play with others or practice on your own

4.Midnight Club 2

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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.

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  • Aaron Gomez

    by Aaron Gomez

    I remember playing this on consoles way back when it came out. Unfortunately I don't know how well supported it is on PC any more, and the graphics ar More

  • Helen Valdez

    by Helen Valdez

    Midnight Club II is a classic racing game for your PC. I agree that it is one of the better games out there to show your racing skills.

5.F1 2016

Paid: $59.99

F1 2016 is the official Formula One racing game which was released in 2016. Players take the role of an F1 racer from the Championship series and can also start their own racing career, assembling their own agents, engineers, and team.

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Everyone

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Codemasters Software Company Ltd

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Racing

  • Raymond Fowler

    by Raymond Fowler

    Wonderful racing game but it only supports Formula 1 racing. For other types of vehicles, you have to look elsewhere for a game that supports them. Ga More

  • by Stephen Andrews

    F1 2016 is not the best racing game on pc but that shouldn't matter, because the game is still pretty fun to play and pretty to look at.

6.Trials Fusion

Paid: $19.99
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.

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Everyone

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Ubisoft

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Platformer, Racing

  • by Abhinav Chattopadhyay

    This the sickest motocross game on Steam. You can ride on some of the craziest locations and objects. It's like Nitro Circus in a video game. Customiz More

  • by Angel Sengupta

    Trials Fusion is not worth the headache. Although a decent game in theory, the development of it is off for sure as most users including myself suffer More

7.DiRT Rally

Paid: $39.99

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.

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Everyone

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Codemasters and Feral Interactive

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Racing

  • Margaret Henderson

    by Margaret Henderson

    My son convinced me to try DiRT Rally on his PC one day. He told me I would probably like it as it's one of the best racing games out on PC right now. More

  • Jonathan Duncan

    by Jonathan Duncan

    DiRT Rally has been one of the best racing games on PC that I have played recently. The graphics and the way that the game performs is really awesome  More

8.The Crew

Paid: $29.99

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.

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12+

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Ubisoft

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Racing

  • by Dennis Torres

    The Crew is one of the best racing games so far this generation. It's easy to forget you're playing a video game, the graphics look so real and convin More

  • Pari Chavan

    by Pari Chavan

    This is a pretty fun racing, when it isn't acting buggy and messing up the handling. It reminds me a little of Need for Speed Underground. Also the st More

9.DiRT 4

Paid: $59.99

DiRT 4 is an off-road racing game. As part of the Colin McRae Rally series, DiRT 4 lets players experience rallying in off-road terrains and varying weather conditions. The game includes "Your Stage" mode, procedurally-generated tracks.

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Codemasters

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  • Doris Harrison

    by Doris Harrison

    Dirt 4 is the best race car game on PC. The game gives me such a real experience, that sometimes in my very really car, I a strong urge to start racin More

  • Cynthia Mendez

    by Cynthia Mendez

    It's fun, but so repetitive that I got tired of it pretty quickly.

10.BeamNG.drive

Paid: $22.99

eamNG.drive is a realistic, immersive driving game offering near-limitless possibilities. Our soft-body physics engine simulates every component of a vehicle in real time, resulting in realistic, dynamic behavior. The driving feel is authentic and visceral, and crashes are realistic and violent; yet the physics are accessible enough to drive with a keyboard or gamepad while still being authentic with a full racing wheel with uncompromising realism.

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  • Justin Grant

    by Justin Grant

    Low budget almost indie game that packs a decent punch. If you're a person that likes good graphics, you'll probably want to keep looking. In terms of More

  • Barbara Fields

    by Barbara Fields

    Played the early access BeamNG and this one is something that'll be rad, I expect. The mods you can DL for this game will obv make this game better th More

  • Juan Santos

    by Juan Santos

    An okay solution for the topic. The topic is asking for a racing game whereas BeamNG.drive is more of a driving simulation game. Also the game is in e More

11.Race Room

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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.  

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  • Judith Flores

    by Judith Flores

    In real life, I am a nervous driver, but Race Room was tons of fun. The graphics were great, the landscape and tracks realistic and I truly felt I was More

  • by Amber Reyes

    This is by far the best free racing game I've played on PC. It has a ton of customization options, different tracks, and cars.

12.MXGP3

Paid: $39.99
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. 

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  • Jose Evans

    by Jose Evans

    This is very good. It takes you to a page that has a video running demonstrating the game. It also list the requirements, a better game overview and t More

  • Ralph Munoz

    by Ralph Munoz

    motocross games is a rather rare game to see in racing games since "racing" for people ALWAYS involve cars, for some stupid reason. im glad this this  More

  • Thomas Perkins

    by Thomas Perkins

    One of the best racing games on PC is MXGP3. It is a motocross game with great game play and decent graphics. The head to head play is really fun and  More

  • Elvira Barragán

    by Elvira Barragán

    Fun game to experience this sport. Visually realistic and entertaining.

  • Marilyn Holmes

    by Marilyn Holmes

    A racing game for your PC. This is an intense motocross experience that you can play right on your computer.

13.Forza Motorsport 7

Paid: $49.99

Forza Motorsport 7 is the tenth racing game of the Forza series. Powered by Forzatech game engine, players can experience realistic racing. The game has more than 700 cars to collect and 30 racetracks with 200 ribbons or variations. 

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Unrated

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Microsoft Studios

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Racing

  • Amanda Thomas

    by Amanda Thomas

    This has been a very popular game for race car game fans. Graphic is great and the action is good too. Really cool weather driving and drifting. It ca More

  • Susan Ray

    by Susan Ray

    10th game but the title says 7. Weird af if you ask me. Good thing that the game is good and the gameplay is smooth. Ultra realistic and as close to a More

14.Carmageddon: Max Damage

Paid: $16.99
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. 

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  • Doris Wang

    by Doris Wang

    Carmageddon is an interesting racing game. It's out of the ordinary, because instead of racing other cars, the goal is to kill as many things as you c More

  • by Ángel Ochoa

    not the best but not the worst

15.GRID 2

Paid: $29.99

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.

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  • by Ruth Patel

    This racing game is awesome! I love being able to customize my own car. The graphics are crisp and clear. There are also several different levels and  More

  • Wayne Walters

    by Wayne Walters

    GRID 2 is one of the best racing games on PC. It has realistic driving and the graphics are well done. Only problem is that multiplayer is pointless b More

16.FlatOut 2

Paid: $9.99

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.

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  • Randy Wagner

    by Randy Wagner

    While FlatOut 2 is an older game, I enjoyed it a lot. The game emphasizes using your vehicle to hit your competitors, smashing your way to the finish line. I enjoyed the variety of vehicles to choose from as well as the numerous racetracks and the gr More

17.Need for Speed Rivals

Paid: $19.99 Check price

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.

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Everyone 10+

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Electronic Arts

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  • Karen Dean

    by Karen Dean

    Need for speed is always a fun play. Fast cars and blazing graphics make this a super fun game to play.

  • Hannah Delgado

    by Hannah Delgado

    Best racing game ever. Hands down... unless you still own Mario Kart.

18.Redout

Paid: $34.99

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.

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Everyone

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34BigThings, 505 Games, Nicalis

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Racing

  • by Ronald Valdez

    Redout is a racing game made by 34BigThings, an independent company based in Italy. The game is actually a futuristic anti-gravity racing game -- like the F-Zero or Wipeout series --, which means you play as a pilot of a very, very fast racing car/sh More

19.Project CARS 2

Paid: $59.99

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. 

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Everyone

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Bandai Namco Entertainment

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Racing

  • by Samuel Washington

    Project Cars 2 is a masterpiece of a racing game. The developers of this game strive to create a game that is hyper-realistic in terms of graphics as well as dynamic and everchanging weather that actually interacts with the car. The raindrops hit the More

20.Need for Speed Payback

Paid: $39.99

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.

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  • Patricia Nguyen

    by Patricia Nguyen

    Need for Speed: Payback is not what I expected. I was hoping that the cop chases would be almost extinct, but no. That makes the game so frustrating for me as a casual player. There's better racing games on PC.

21.WRC 7

Paid: $49.99

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. 

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Everyone

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Bigben Interactive

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Racing

  • Daniel Cruz

    by Daniel Cruz

    Don't even get me started on this PC racing game. I am a fan of racing games and after I tried this game on my new laptop, I was so hooked. Their anim More

  • by Julia King

    Game has great graphics. Play looks very realistic and fun. This game is for PS4, not PC

22.Need for Speed: The Run

Paid: $19.99 Check price

Need for Speed: The Run is a game which lets players run from the police and from the people they owe money to. This frantic running game enables players to drive in actual places and actual roads from San Francisco to New York.

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  • Benito Saldaña

    by Benito Saldaña

    Need for Speed has been one of the best racing series around for quite a while. Need for Speed: The Run isn't just a car race, it's an adventure that  More

  • Gregory Carlson

    by Gregory Carlson

    A fun racing game for the PC which isn't exactly ground breaking, but is still a lot of fun. It uses actual maps from real world locations, which adds More

23.Blur

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Blur is a racing video game created by Activision. It has licenses for cars and real world locations. It is portable for PlayStation 3 and Windows computers. It has cinematic realism, multiplayer mode, and the races have power-ups.

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  • by Pamela Nelson

    I'm a big fan of car racing games. This game is pretty good. The environments for racing are really nice. The cars are awesome as well. It acts as a s More

  • Anthony Riley

    by Anthony Riley

    It seems the game is not on the market anymore, I mean on Steam. Buying a hard copy is the only way to have it which is a great disadvantage for me. I More

24.X-Motor Racing

Paid: $65 Varies by plan

X Motor Racing is an online racing simulator with high precision physics simulation, online multiplayer, open architecture and modding ability. The game offers an unique experience which hasn't similar experiences. Customizable racing simulation

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  • Anthony Miller

    by Anthony Miller

    Pretty fun game but I think there are better options if you have a good pc or console. The graphics are ok but not near as good as some of the other g More

  • Anthony McDonald

    by Anthony McDonald

    X-Motor Racing is an okay racing game at best. The game is very buggy and seems to lag even on my high-end PC. The physics engine is pretty cool thoug More

25.Need for Speed

Paid: $19.99

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.

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  • DarkCS

    by DarkCS

    Best racing games or free roam open world Driving game

DID YOU KNOW?

Did you know that the first racing game in existence actually involved spaceships rather than cars? Back in 1973, Space Race was released, an arcade video game by Atari. The game places two players competing using their own respective spaceships. The opposing players start at the bottom, working their way to the top of the screen whilst simultaneously avoiding asteroids coming from the left. Points are then earned for every time a player reaches the top. A winner is determined by the number of points once the timer runs out.

Presently, a lot of racing games are now offered in plenty of gaming platforms, from handheld mobile devices to non-portable systems like a PC. The genre also offers multiplayer features, both online and offline, and can support at least 2 or more players. The setting of every game varies from modern vehicles to futuristic hovercars, all traveling through different terrains and racetracks. The Need for Speed franchise is among the most popular car racing games for PC and are also available for other devices. With new and innovative ideas for racing games couple with the ever-growing popularity of cars, it's safe to assume that the racing game genre won't be going away anytime soon.

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