Total Nerd The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games  

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List Rules Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Nintendo DS at some point.

If you owned a Nintendo DS at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few racing games in your collection. With so many great options to choose from, there was never a shortage of games to play for fans of the genre. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Nintendo DS racing games of all time. If driving fast cars is your thing, then get behind the wheel and try out some of these fantastic games.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling racing games that were released for Nintendo DS. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. This poll features Diddy Kong Racing, Mario Kart DS and more. Vote for your favorite video games below, and feel free to add any that you think deserve to be on the list.
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108 19
Mario Kart DS is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

2
41 16
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

3
45 22
Diddy Kong Racing is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

4
35 18
Asphalt: Urban GT 2 is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

5
31 16
Diddy Kong Racing DS is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

6
25 11
Race Driver: Grid is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

7
23 10
Speed Racer: The Videogame is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

8
17 6
Need For Speed: ProStreet is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

9
15 7
Asphalt Urban GT is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

10
17 9
Need for Speed: Underground 2 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

11
19 14
Race Driver: Create and Race is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

12
21 17
Cars is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games
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17 13
Grand Theft Auto: Chinatown Wa... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

14
11 7
Ridge Racer DS is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

15
11 7
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

16
16 13
MX vs. ATV: Untamed is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

17
11 8
Cars: Mater National is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

18
12 10
Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

19
10 8
Need for Speed: Undercover is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

20
6 4
Cocoto Kart Racer is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

21
7 6
Burnout Legends is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

22
17 17
Pokémon Dash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

23
6 6
Cartoon Network Racing is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

24
6 6
Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games

25
6 6
Hot Wheels: Beat That! is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Nintendo DS Racing Games