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The Best Arcade Racing Games Of All Time

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Vote up the best arcade racing games that you spent all your coins and tokens on.

Racing video games are always fun, but racing arcade games? Now that's some serious entertainment—especially when it comes to being a kid in the arcade. Sure, there's a long list of classic arcade games, but there's something about being 10 years old and having the ability to go 120 mph through the streets of San Francisco that brings a real thrill—in a tricked-out sports car nonetheless. Yup, those were the days. Anyway, the best driving arcade games span decades of fun, from the arcade games of the 80s to present day. 

When it comes to old-school racing games, not many can beat the classics like Cruis'n USA and Ridge Racer. However, we can all enjoy the updated graphics and features in newer racing games like Split/Second: Velocity and Need for Speed: Underground. Then you have more specialty games like Star Wars: Racer Arcade and the early motorcycle racer Hang-On. Simply put, there's a range of popular arcade racing games. But which one is the very best?

Check out this list of the best retro arcade driving games below and vote up your favorites.

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  • Daytona USA
    1
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    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • OutRun
    2
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    Sep 01 1986
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
    • Genres (Video game): Sports game, Racing video game
  • OutRun 2
    4
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    Oct 25 2004
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Crazy Taxi
    5
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    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game
  • Cruis'n USA
    6
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    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game
  • Ridge Racer
    7
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    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Virtua Racing
    8
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    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Pole Position
    9
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    • Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, Sports game, Racing video game
  • Super Hang-On
    10
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    Jan 01 1987
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6
    11
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    Wangan Midnight Maximum Tune 6

    2019
    • Genres (Video game): Racing
    • Genres (Video game): Racing
  • Hydro Thunder
    13
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    Jan 01 1999
    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game
  • Spy Hunter
    14
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    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game, Vehicular combat game
  • Hang-On
    15
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    Jul 01 1985
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Super Off Road
    16
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    Jan 01 1989
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
  • Super Sprint
    18
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    Jan 01 1986
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
    • Genres (Video game): Racing video game
    • Genres (Video game): Racing
  • Split Second: Velocity
    21
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    • Genres (Video game): Action game, Racing video game, Vehicular combat game
  • R.C. Pro-Am
    22
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    • Genres (Video game): Isometric projection, Racing video game, Vehicular combat game
    • Genres (Video game): Simulation video game, Sports game, Racing video game
  • Fast and Furious: Super Cars
    24
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    Fast and Furious: Super Cars

    • Genres (Video game): God racing game (MUST TRY)