Total Nerd The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time  

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

Everything from Gran Turismo 5 to Gran Turismo is included on this list.

This list answers the questions, "What are the best sim racing games?" and "What is the greatest sim racing game of all time?"
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32 10
GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

2
26 7
rFactor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
rFactor 2005

3
20 5
Assetto Corsa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
smg-modnee added Assetto Corsa

4
23 9
Richard Burns Rally is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

5
34 20
Live for Speed is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Live for Speed 2005

6
17 5
rFactor 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
yotch added rFactor 2

7
25 14
Grand Prix Legends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

8
29 18
Race 07 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Race 07 2007

9
19 11
Grand Prix 3 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

10
15 9
Grand Prix 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

11
16 10
Grand Prix 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

12
20 14
Formula One Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

13
20 14
Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

14
17 12
Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

The Best Dating Sim Games of All Time

15
13 11
Race – The Official WTCC Game is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

16
7 5
Project CARS is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
yotch added Project CARS

17
16 15
F1 Challenge '99 - '02 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

18
14 14
GTR Evolution is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

19
9 9
Gran Turismo 5 is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

20
8 8
GTR – FIA GT Racing Game is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

21
14 15
Hard Drivin' is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

The Best Economic Simulation Games of All Time

22
3 3
Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Mike Berry added Forza Motorsport 3 2009

23
2 2
Gran Turismo Sport is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Azaroth added Gran Turismo Sport PS4 Exclusive

24
11 12
NASCAR Racing 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
NASCAR Racing 3 Oct 12 1999

25
8 9
Sports Car GT is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

26
8 9
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

27
7 8
F1 Racing Championship is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

28
11 13
ARCA Sim Racing '08 is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
ARCA Sim Racing '08 2008

The Best Flying Pokemon of All Time

29
8 11
RS3: Racing Simulation 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

30
6 9
netKar Pro is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
netKar Pro 2000

31
4 7
F355 Challenge is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

32
10 14
NASCAR Thunder 2003 is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
NASCAR Thunder 2003 Sep 18 2002

33
3 6
Enthusia Professional Racing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

34
15 20
Need for Speed: Shift is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

35
8 12
NASCAR: Dirt to Daytona is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

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36
11 16
Shift 2: Unleashed is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

37
5 9
WEC Le Mans is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

38
5 10
NASCAR 09 is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

39
7 13
Race On is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Race On 2009

40
1 6
Thrill Drive 3 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Thrill Drive 3 Jan 01 2005

41
1 6
Superleague Formula 2009: The ... is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Superleague Formula 2009: The Game Oct 31 2009

42
2 8
Thrill Drive is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Thrill Drive Jan 01 1998

43
2 8
NASCAR 2005: Chase for the Cup is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

44
2 9
Racer is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Racer Aug 29 2000

45
2 9
NASCAR 06: Total Team Control is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time

46
1 8
Top Gear Overdrive is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Top Gear Overdrive Jan 01 1998

47
1 8
VDrift is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
VDrift Mar 29 2005

48
1 9
X Motor Racing is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
X Motor Racing Sep 28 2007

49
0 6
Screamer 4x4 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time