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The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now 

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Updated June 25, 2020 3.7k votes 623 voters 15k views 27 items

Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular racing games in 2020. Featuring both old and new games, this list of the most played car driving and street racing games right now include some of the best-selling games on Xbox One. What are the top 10 racing video games today?

Sequels to racing game franchises, like Gran Turismo, Forza, and Need for Speed, keep getting new players, thanks to Twitch streamers and YouTube gaming channels. Other good motorsport games trending now include Wipeout, Dirt 4, Mario Kart 8 for the Switch, and Project Cars 2.

Vote up the best racing games everyone should be playing right now, and feel free to add your favorites that are missing from this list. Games from all consoles (PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch) are welcome, including mobile and PC games. 

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Forza Horizon 4 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
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Genres (Video game): racing

Forza Horizon 4 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios. It was released on 2 October 2018 on Xbox One and Microsoft Windows after ...more

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Forza Horizon 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing video game developed by Playground Games and published by Microsoft Studios for Xbox One and Microsoft Windows 10. The game features cross-platform play ...more
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Forza Motorsport 7 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Forza Motorsport 7 is a racing video game developed by Turn 10 Studios and published by Microsoft Studios, serving as the tenth installment in the Forza series. It was released on Microsoft ...more
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Gran Turismo Sport is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): Racing

Gran Turismo Sport is a racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Interactive Entertainment for PlayStation 4. It was announced at the 2015 Paris Games Week and is ...more
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Need for Speed Payback ... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Need for Speed Payback is a 2017 racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts. Set in an open world environment of Fortune Valley, the game focuses on "action ...more
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Need for Speed: Carbon ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added Released: 2006 (EA Canada)

Genres (Video game): Open world, Simulation video game, Racing video game

Need for Speed: Carbon, also known as NFS Carbon or NFSC, is an Electronic Arts video game in the Need for Speed series. Released in 2006, it is the tenth installment, preceded by Need for ...more
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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Released: 2014 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)

Genres (Video game): Racing video game

Mario Kart 8 is a kart racing video game and the eighth major installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii U video game console. First announced at E3 ...more

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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added Released: 2013 (Rockstar Toronto)

Genres (Video game): Action-adventure game, Racing video game

Grand Theft Auto V is an open world, action-adventure video game developed by Rockstar North and published by Rockstar Games. It was released on 17 September 2013 for the PlayStation 3 and Xbox ...more

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Need for Speed Rivals is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Need for Speed Rivals is a racing video game set in an open world environment. Developed by Swedish and British developers Ghost Games and Ghost Games UK and developer Criterion Games, this is ...more
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The Crew is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Released: 2014 (Ivory Tower)

Genres (Video game): Racing video game

The Crew is a 2014 racing video game set in a large open world environment. It was developed by Ivory Tower and Ubisoft Reflections and published by Ubisoft for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 ...more
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Gran Turismo 6 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Gran Turismo 6 is a racing video game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3 video game console. It is the sixth major release and ...more

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Dirt Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Codemasters)
Dirt Rally 2.0 is a racing video game developed and published by Codemasters. It was released in February 2019. The game is the thirteenth title in the Colin McRae Rally series and the seventh ...more
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Need for Speed: Heat is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (Ghost Games)

Genres (Video game): Racing

Need for Speed Heat (stylized as NFS Heat) is a racing video game developed by Ghost Games and published by Electronic Arts for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4 and Xbox One. It is the ...more
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Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added Released: 1992 (Nintendo)

Genres (Video game): Racing video game

Super Mario Kart is a 1992 go-kart racing video game developed by Nintendo EAD for the Super Famicom and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The first game of the Mario Kart series, it was ...more

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Dirt 4 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Dirt 4 (stylised as DiRT4) is a rally-themed racing video game developed by Codemasters. It is the twelfth game in the Colin McRae Rally series and the sixth title to carry the Dirt name. The ...more

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Project CARS 2 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Project CARS 2 is a motorsport racing simulator video game developed by Slightly Mad Studios and published and distributed by Bandai Namco Entertainment. It was released worldwide on 22 ...more
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F1 2017 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
F1 2017 is a racing video game and the ninth instalment in the Formula One video games franchise developed and published by Codemasters. It was released for PlayStation 4, Xbox One, and Windows ...more
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WRC 7 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
WRC 7, also known as WRC 7: World Rally Championship, is a racing video game based on the 2017 World Rally Championship season. The game was developed by French developer Kylotonn and published ...more
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Trials Rising is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Released: 2019 (RedLynx)

Genres (Video game): Racing

Trials Rising is a multiplayer 2.5D fault-based racing game developed by RedLynx and Ubisoft Kiev and published by Ubisoft. It was released on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and ...more
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TrackMania Turbo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
TrackMania Turbo (commonly shortened to TMT) is a racing video game developed by Nadeo and published by Ubisoft. Announced at E3 2015, the title is the first TrackMania game that is to be ...more
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Trials Fusion is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now

Genres (Video game): Racing video game, Platform game, Puzzle game

Trials Fusion is a platform racing video game developed by RedLynx in collaboration with Ubisoft Shanghai and Ubisoft Kiev. A follow-up to the critically acclaimed Trials Evolution, it is the ...more
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Ride 2 is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Ride 2 is a motorcycle racing video game developed and published by Milestone S.r.l.. It was released for PC on October 7, 2016, and for Xbox One and PlayStation 4 on February 14, 2017. The game ...more
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FlatOut 4: Total Insanit... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is a racing video game developed by Kylotonn. It is the fourth game in the FlatOut series. FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is a racing video game that features local and ...more
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WipEout Omega Collection... is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Wipeout Omega Collection (stylised as WipEout Omega Collection) is a futuristic racing video game developed by XDev, Clever Beans and EPOS Game Studios and published by Sony Interactive ...more
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Fast RMX is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Fast RMX (stylized as FAST RMX) is a racing video game developed and published by Shin'en Multimedia exclusively for the Nintendo Switch. The game serves as an expanded sequel of Fast Racing Neo ...more