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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111 49
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
87 48
Need for Speed: Underground is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

3
77 44
Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

4
70 47
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

5
80 49
Need for Speed: Most Wanted is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

6
46 19
Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

7
50 25
Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

8
57 38
Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

9
49 34
Gran Turismo 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

10
40 23
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

11
28 12
TOCA Race Driver 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
ВиталийСвятодух added TOCA Race Driver 3 Feb 22 2006

12
43 25
Test Drive Unlimited is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

13
44 30
Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

14
48 35
Race Driver: Grid is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

15
39 31
Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart 64 1996

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48 38
Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

17
33 21
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

18
24 14
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

19
20 11
Pole Position is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

20
35 29
TrackMania is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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21
21 14
Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

22
23 18
NASCAR Racing 2003 Season is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

23
19 13
OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

24
21 20
F-Zero X is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero X 1998

25
16 8
Project Gotham Racing is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
JabonDix added Project Gotham Racing 2001

26
30 29
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec 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
6 2
Midnight Club: Los Angeles is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AddWilson added Midnight Club: Los Angeles 2008

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26 23
Sega Rally Championship is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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15 12
Super Hang-On is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

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16 13
Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Dirt 2

33
18 15
Midtown Madness 2 is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
AarenHannold added Midtown Madness 2 Apr 22 2000

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14 11
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

35
31 35
Blur is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
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36
11 10
OutRun is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
OutRun 1986

37
24 22
Test Drive Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Test Drive Le Mans Jan 01 1999

38
22 20
Project Gotham Racing 4 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

39
17 15
Dirt 3 is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
Dirt 3 2011

40
21 21
Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart Wii 2008

41
4 2
Formula One Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

42
15 20
F-Zero GX is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added F-Zero GX 2003

43
17 18
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

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44
17 16
Forza Motorsport is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

45
16 17
Driver is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

46
20 23
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
PeteBoyle added Mario Kart DS 2005

47
8 7
Virtua Racing is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

48
23 23
Project Gotham Racing 2 is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

49
12 13
Grand Prix 4 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time

50
19 19
R.C. Pro-Am is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Racing Games of All Time
muzziac added R.C. Pro-Am 1988