Total Nerd The Best PlayStation Racing Games  

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

If you owned a PlayStation 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 PlayStation 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. Playstation took gaming to a whole new level back in the day, and it released many of the great franchises we still play to this day, racing games included.

This list will feature the most popular and best selling racing games that were released for PlayStation. While many of these games were console exclusive, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Games on this list include Pole Position and Grand Theft Auto. 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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1
166 48
Gran Turismo 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

2
185 64
Crash Team Racing is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

3
147 44
Gran Turismo is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

4
92 47
Need for Speed III: Hot Pursui... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

5
88 47
Driver is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

6
60 36
Driver 2 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
2000

7
61 38
Colin McRae Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

8
55 36
Need for Speed: High Stakes is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

9
58 39
Twisted Metal 2 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

10
56 38
R4: Ridge Racer Type 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

11
45 33
V-Rally 2 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1999

12
43 31
Vigilante 8 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

13
42 30
Need for Speed: Porsche Unleas... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

14
38 28
Destruction Derby is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

15
44 37
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

16
21 12
Sled Storm is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
mystifying_me added Sled Storm

17
35 28
Twisted Metal III is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

18
27 22
Hot Wheels Turbo Racing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

19
29 25
Wipeout 3: Special Edition is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

20
40 38
Twisted Metal 4 is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

21
23 19
Formula 1 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1996

22
31 31
Wipeout 2097 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

23
33 34
Grand Theft Auto is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

24
36 38
Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1995

25
26 26
Wipeout 3 is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1999

26
23 23
Test Drive 6 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

27
20 20
NASCAR 98 is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1997

28
18 18
Chocobo Racing is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

29
22 23
Road Rash: Jail Break is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
darren-bell added Road Rash: Jail Break

30
21 22
Formula One 2000 is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

31
5 3
Rage Racer is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
Mänkit Woung added 1996

32
25 29
V-Rally is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1997

33
20 23
Rollcage is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1999

34
20 24
Lego Racers is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

35
3 2
Choro Q 3 is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
Skyline Gt-r added Choro Q 3 1998

36
19 23
Ridge Racer Revolution is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

37
15 18
Moto Racer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1997

38
15 18
Demolition Racer is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

39
21 26
The Need for Speed is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

40
21 26
NASCAR Thunder 2002 is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

41
17 21
Re-Volt is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
1999

42
19 24
Carmageddon is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

43
6 7
NASCAR Thunder 2003 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games
leonardodanielbernalsalas added 2002

44
15 19
NASCAR 2001 is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

45
14 19
Hydro Thunder is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

46
15 21
F1 Racing Championship is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

47
20 28
NASCAR Thunder 2004 is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

48
9 13
Walt Disney World Quest: Magic... is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

49
10 15
Formula One 2001 is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games

50
15 22
Speed Freaks is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best PlayStation Racing Games