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
138 57
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

2
104 56
Need for Speed: Underground is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

3
95 54
Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

4
98 60
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

5
57 25
Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

6
76 54
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

7
60 32
Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

8
63 47
Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

9
50 30
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

10
55 37
Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

11
50 29
Test Drive Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

12
54 39
Race Driver: Grid is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

13
51 43
Gran Turismo 2 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

14
34 19
TOCA Race Driver 3 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ВиталийСвятодух added TOCA Race Driver 3 2006

The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

15
16 4
Midnight Club: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AddWilson added Midnight Club: Los Angeles Oct 20 2008

16
42 34
TrackMania is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
TrackMania Nov 17 2006

17
39 27
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

18
30 19
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

19
41 41
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart 64 1996

20
50 46
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

21
37 37
Blur is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Blur May 25 2010

The Best Hatchbacks of All Time

22
26 20
Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

23
23 18
Dirt 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Dirt 3 2011

24
22 17
Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

25
27 22
Project Gotham Racing 4 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

26
23 25
F-Zero X is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero X 1998

27
25 24
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

28
18 14
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

29
22 19
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

30
33 36
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

31
22 19
Forza Motorsport is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

32
18 12
Project Gotham Racing is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
JabonDix added Project Gotham Racing 2001

33
17 23
F-Zero GX is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero GX Jul 25 2003

34
19 20
Driver is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

35
19 20
F-Zero is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero

The 100+ Best Video Games of All Time, Ranked by Fans

36
18 17
Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Dirt 2

37
23 25
Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart Wii 2008

38
23 27
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart DS 2005

39
26 27
Sega Rally Championship is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

40
19 19
Midtown Madness 2 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AarenHannold added Midtown Madness 2 Apr 22 2000

41
25 26
Test Drive Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Test Drive Le Mans Jan 01 1999

42
7 6
Stunt Car Racer is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ChrisMeredith01 added Stunt Car Racer 1989

The 12 Most WTF Fighting Games of All Time

43
18 22
Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart: Double Dash‼ 2003

44
11 14
OutRun is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
OutRun 1986

45
13 16
Wave Race 64 is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

46
11 14
Mario Kart 7 is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
datrlykewlfreekinguymandood added Mario Kart 7 2011

47
15 17
Super Hang-On is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

48
9 7
FlatOut 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
FlatOut 2 2006

49
5 5
Destruction Derby 2 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ChrisMeredith01 added Destruction Derby 2 Jan 01 1996

50
23 26
Project Gotham Racing 2 is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time