The Best Xbox 360 Racing Games of All Time

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Games don't have to be console exclusive, as long as they were released for Xbox 360 at some point.

If you owned an Xbox 360 at any time during your life, then it's safe to say there were probably a few rad racing games in your collection. Since some games were much better than others, we've decided to rank the best Xbox 360 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. What do you think were the top 10 racing games for the 360?

This list features the most popular and best-selling car and motorcycle games that were released for Xbox 360. While many of these games were console exclusives, we're allowing non-exclusives to be a part of the list as well. Colin McRae: Dirt 2 and Need for Speed: Most Wanted are two good examples of epic racers, as well as Forza Motorsport 4 and Burnout Paradise.

Vote for your favorite video games below.

Most divisive: Need for Speed: The Run
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  • Forza Motorsport 4
    365 votes
    • Developer: Turn 10 Studios

    Taking the racing world by storm, Forza Motorsport 4 offered a stunning evolution in graphics and gameplay from its predecessor. Its expansive roster of over 500 licensed cars and meticulous attention to detail put it in a league all its own. The introduction of the Auto Vista feature allowed players to not only view their cars up close but also hear commentary from Top Gear's Jeremy Clarkson, truly making it a must-have for car enthusiasts. Furthermore, the game's integration with Microsoft Kinect provided an enhanced level of immersion, allowing players to use head tracking for an unparalleled racing experience.

  • Forza Horizon
    Oct 23 2012
    316 votes
    • Developer: Playground Games, Turn 10 Studios

    Straying from the traditional circuit racing of its predecessors, Forza Horizon dropped players into an open-world Colorado setting, blending arcade-style driving with an authentic car simulation. The game's lively music festivals served as the backdrop for epic racing events that took players on a thrilling journey across varied terrains, changing weather conditions, and even nighttime racing. The inclusion of a streamlined user interface made for a more accessible experience compared to previous titles without compromising the depth of customization options. As a true standout in the racing genre, Forza Horizon masterfully crafted an exhilarating and diverse racing playground that captured the hearts of fans worldwide.

  • Forza Motorsport 3
    224 votes
    • Developer: Turn 10 Studios

    Considered one of the best racing simulators of its time, Forza Motorsport 3 built on the success of its predecessor with an expanded car roster and unmatched visuals. The robust career mode offered over 100 hours of gameplay, challenging players with daring race events and vehicle customization. An innovative rewinding feature, aptly named "Flashback," gave racers the chance to correct their mistakes, making the game more approachable to newcomers while retaining its appeal to hardcore racing fans. The game also boasted an advanced livery editor, giving players the tools to express their creativity and share their designs with the community.

  • Project Gotham Racing 4
    164 votes
    • Developer: Bizarre Creations

    An iconic title in the racing genre, Project Gotham Racing 4 offered a unique blend of arcade and simulation racing, focusing on both speed and style. The highly anticipated addition of motorcycles added a fresh dimension to the gameplay, while the dynamic weather system posed new challenges for players to overcome. The game's signature Kudos Points rewarded players for skillful driving and stylish maneuvers, encouraging them to push the limits of their abilities. With a robust career mode and visually striking cityscapes, Project Gotham Racing 4 cemented its legacy as one of the best racing games of its generation.

  • Forza Horizon 2
    136 votes
    • Developer: Sumo Digital

    Set in a sprawling and picturesque Southern European setting, Forza Horizon 2 pushed the boundaries of its predecessor with a larger world, diverse environments, and a dynamic weather system. This sequel introduced the Bucket List, a collection of various challenges that tested players' skill and creativity, adding a fresh layer of variety to the open-world racing experience. Car meets, where players could showcase their custom vehicles and compete in impromptu races, fostered an engaging sense of community. Cementing its place among the best racing games of all time, Forza Horizon 2 expertly crafted an exhilarating and immersive world that begged to be explored.

  • Midnight Club: Los Angeles
    177 votes
    • Developer: Rockstar London, Rockstar San Diego

    Taking street racing to new heights, Midnight Club: Los Angeles invited players to explore a sprawling, faithfully recreated version of the City of Angels. Its immersive day-to-night cycle and impressive traffic density set new standards for open-world racing games. Players could engage in thrilling police chases, customize their cars with extensive tuning options, and challenge other racers using the innovative "flashlight" system. With its diverse array of vehicles, exceptional sense of speed, and an engaging storyline, Midnight Club: Los Angeles solidified its place as one of the most entertaining racing games on Xbox 360.