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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1
103 46
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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2
82 47
Need for Speed: Underground is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

3
72 42
Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

4
67 45
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

5
77 47
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

6
43 19
Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

7
55 37
Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

8
46 25
Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

9
48 34
Gran Turismo 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

10
38 23
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

11
42 25
Test Drive Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

12
27 12
TOCA Race Driver 3 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ВиталийСвятодух added TOCA Race Driver 3 2006

13
43 30
Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

14
38 30
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart 64 1996

15
47 37
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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16
45 35
Race Driver: Grid is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

17
32 20
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

18
23 13
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

19
19 11
Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

20
34 29
TrackMania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
TrackMania Nov 17 2006

21
21 20
F-Zero X is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero X Jan 01 1998

22
18 13
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

23
21 18
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

24
30 29
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

25
15 8
Project Gotham Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
JabonDix added Project Gotham Racing Nov 09 2001

26
18 14
Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

27
18 16
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero

28
7 3
Stunt Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ChrisMeredith01 added Stunt Car Racer 1989

29
26 23
Sega Rally Championship is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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30
15 12
Super Hang-On is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

31
15 12
Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

32
18 15
Midtown Madness 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AarenHannold added Midtown Madness 2 Apr 22 2000

33
14 11
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

34
11 10
OutRun is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
OutRun 1986

35
24 22
Test Drive Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

36
22 20
Project Gotham Racing 4 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

37
31 35
Blur is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Blur May 25 2010

38
17 15
Dirt 3 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Dirt 3 2011

39
15 19
F-Zero GX is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero GX 2003

40
8 6
Virtua Racing is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Virtua Racing Oct 01 1992

41
16 16
Driver is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

42
20 22
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart DS 2005

43
12 12
Grand Prix 4 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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44
23 22
Project Gotham Racing 2 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

45
19 18
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
muzziac added R.C. Pro-Am 1988

46
20 21
Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart Wii 2008

47
4 2
Midnight Club: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AddWilson added Midnight Club: Los Angeles Oct 20 2008

48
17 18
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ 2003

49
17 16
Forza Motorsport is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

50
3 2
Formula One Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time