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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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GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Sep 29 2006
GTR 2 – FIA GT Racing Game is a sports car racing simulator developed under license by Blimey for SimBin for the x86 PC and is a sequel to GTR. Since its release in September 2006, it has ...more
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rFactor is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2005
rFactor is a computer racing simulator, designed with the ability to run any type of four-wheeled vehicle from street cars to open wheel cars of any era. rFactor aimed to be the most accurate ...more
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Assetto Corsa is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
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Assetto Corsa is a sim racing video game developed by the Italian video game developer Kunos Simulazioni. It is designed with an emphasis on a realistic racing experience with support for ...more
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Richard Burns Rally is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2006
Richard Burns Rally is a sim racing game, published by SCi and developed by Warthog with advice of WRC champion Richard Burns. It was released in July 2004 for PlayStation 2, Xbox, Microsoft ...more
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rFactor 2 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
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Live for Speed is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Live for Speed 2005
Live for Speed is a racing simulator developed by a three-person team comprising Scawen Roberts, Eric Bailey, and Victor van Vlaardingen. The main focus is to provide a realistic racing ...more
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Grand Prix Legends is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Jan 01 1998
Grand Prix Legends is a computer racing simulator developed by Papyrus Design Group and published in 1998 by Sierra Entertainment. At the time of its release, it simulated the 1967 Formula One ...more
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Race 07 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Oct 12 2007
Race 07 is a racing simulator computer game from SimBin Studios. The game is the sequel to the 2006 title Race - The Official WTCC Game. Like the original Race, the title is officially licensed ...more
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Forza Motorsport 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2011
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
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Gran Turismo 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2004
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 ...more
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Grand Prix 3 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Jul 28 2000
Grand Prix 3 is a computer racing simulator by MicroProse. Released in 2000 by Hasbro Interactive featuring the 1998 Formula One season. The game wasn't as well received as its predecessors, but ...more
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Formula One Grand Prix is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Jan 01 1992
Formula One Grand Prix is a racing simulator released in 1992 by MicroProse for the Atari ST, Amiga and PC created by game designer Geoff Crammond. It is often referred to as Grand Prix 1, ...more
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Grand Prix 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Sep 10 2002
Grand Prix 4, commonly known as GP4 was released for the PC on June 21, 2002, is currently the last Formula One racing simulator released by the developer Geoff Crammond and the MicroProse ...more
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Grand Prix 2 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Aug 30 1995
Grand Prix 2, sometimes known as "GP2" and sold in the American market as Grand Prix II, is a racing simulator released by MicroProse in 1996. It was made under an official FIA license ...more
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Project CARS is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
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Race – The Official WTCC Game is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Nov 24 2006
Race is a racing simulator computer game based on the World Touring Car Championship released in November 2006. The game was developed by SimBin, who had earlier produced critically acclaimed ...more
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Gran Turismo Sport is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
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F1 Challenge '99 - '02 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Jan 01 2003
The EA Sports F1 Series consists of five racing simulation games based on Formula One motorsport. The games were released annually between 2000 and 2003, stopped selling, then continued in 2006. ...more
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GTR Evolution is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2008
GTR Evolution is an expansion pack to Race 07 developed by SimBin, published by Atari in Europe and Viva Media in the United States. It was released worldwide for digital download on Steam on ...more
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Gran Turismo 5 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
2010
Gran Turismo 5 is the fifth game in the Gran Turismo sim racing video game series. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment, it was released for PlayStation 3 ...more
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GTR – FIA GT Racing Game is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Mar 11 2005
GTR – FIA GT Racing Game is a sports car racing simulator developed by SimBin for the x86 PC. An Xbox version was announced very early on, but never materialized. In April 2006, an Xbox 360 ...more
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Hard Drivin' is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
1988
Hard Drivin '​ is a driving arcade game that invites players to test drive a high-powered sports car on stunt and speed courses. The game featured one of the first 3D polygon driving ...more
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Forza Motorsport 3 is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Mike Berry added 2009
Forza Motorsport 3 is a racing video game developed for Xbox 360 by Turn 10 Studios. It was released in October 2009. It is the sequel to Forza Motorsport 2 and the third installment in the ...more
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NASCAR Racing 3 is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
1999
NASCAR Racing 3 is a racing simulator produced by Papyrus Design Group in 1999. Players can compete in the 1999 NASCAR Winston Cup Series and the 1999 NASCAR Busch Series. The game's multiplayer ...more
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Sports Car GT is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Sim Racing Games of All Time
Sep 26 1999
Sports Car GT is a racing game based on GT racing. It was published by Electronic Arts and developed by Image Space Incorporated for Windows, and Point of View for PlayStation. The game was ...more