Total Nerd The Best Racing Games of All Time  

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This is a list of the best racing games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated racing games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest racing games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these racing games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging racing games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new racing games.

You can rank all of these games, from Colin McRae Rally to Car Wars.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best racing games?" and "What is the greatest racing game game of all time?"
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Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 79 46
Need for Speed: Underground is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

3
+ - 76 44
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

4
+ - 68 42
Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

5
+ - 67 44
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

6
+ - 54 36
Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

7
+ - 41 19
Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

8
+ - 48 33
Gran Turismo 2 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

9
+ - 44 25
Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

10
+ - 38 22
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 38 28
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 26 11
TOCA Race Driver 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 41 24
Test Drive Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 45 32
Race Driver: Grid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 47 35
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 40 30
Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 31 20
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 19 10
Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 22 13
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 33 28
TrackMania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
TrackMania Nov 17 2006

21
+ - 21 19
F-Zero X is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
F-Zero X Jan 01 1998

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+ - 21 17
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 30 28
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

24
+ - 15 7
Project Gotham Racing is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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+ - 17 12
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 7 2
Stunt Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 18 15
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 15 11
Super Hang-On is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 18 14
Midtown Madness 2 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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+ - 11 9
OutRun is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
OutRun 1986

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+ - 25 22
Sega Rally Championship is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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Project Gotham Racing 4 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 24 21
Test Drive Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 15 18
F-Zero GX is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
F-Zero GX 2003

35
+ - 8 5
Virtua Racing is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Virtua Racing Oct 01 1992

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+ - 16 15
Driver is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 12 11
Grand Prix 4 is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 20 21
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 30 34
Blur is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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+ - 23 21
Project Gotham Racing 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 19 17
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 14 12
Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 16 14
Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 20 20
Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 17 17
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 12 10
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

47
+ - 3 1
Formula One Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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+ - 16 15
Dirt 3 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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+ - 4 2
Destruction Derby 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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+ - 9 9
Mario Kart 7 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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