The Best Racing Games of All Time

This is a list of the best racing games of all time for any console or system. 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. Sure, some titles may seem dated by today’s standards, but that doesn’t mean they aren’t still awesome.

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. From Colin McRae Rally to Car WarsMario Kart 8 and more, be sure to vote up your all-time favorite racing games.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best racing games?" and "What is the greatest racing game of all time?"

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    • Developer: EA Canada, Pocketeers
    Need for Speed: Underground 2 is a cross-platform racing video game and the eighth installment in the popular Need for Speed driving game series published and developed by Electronic Arts. Released ...more
  • Forza Motorsport 4
    2
    194 votes
    • Developer: Turn 10 Studios
    Forza Motorsport 4 is a racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios for the Xbox 360. It is the fourth installment in the Forza Motorsport series. It is the ...more
  • Gran Turismo 2
    3
    Dec 11 1999
    233 votes
    • Developer: Polyphony Digital
    Gran Turismo 2 is a racing game for the Sony PlayStation. Gran Turismo 2 was developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment in 1999. The games serves as a sequel to Gran ...more
  • Gran Turismo 4
    4
    229 votes
    • Developer: Polyphony Digital
    Gran Turismo 4 is a 2004 racing video game, and the fourth installment in the Gran Turismo series. It is also the final game to support the Sony PlayStation 2. It was developed by Polyphony Digital ...more
  • Forza Horizon 3
    5
    111 votes
    • Developer: Playground Games
    Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows 10. The game features cross-platform play ...more
  • Burnout 3: Takedown
    6
    303 votes
    • Developer: Criterion Games
    Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing game developed by Criterion Games and published by EA Games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the third game in Criterion's Burnout series. The game was released in ...more