Total Nerd The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now  

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Gamers everywhere, we're ranking the most popular racing games in 2018. 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, 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
626609 added forza horizon 4 2018

Initial release date: October 2, 2018

Publisher: Microsoft Studios

Genre: Racing video game

Designer: Ben Thaker-Fell

Platforms: Xbox One, Microsoft Windows

Developers: Turn 10 Studios, Playground Games

Modes: Single-player video game, Multiplayer video game

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Forza Horizon 3 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2016
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 2017
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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Need for Speed Payback is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2017
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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Gran Turismo Sport is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Gran Turismo Sport 2017
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 Rivals is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2013
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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Mario Kart 8 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2014
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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Need for Speed: Carbon is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added 2006
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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Super Mario Kart is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added 1992
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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Grand Theft Auto V is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
yorambrons added 2013
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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The Crew is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2014
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) 12 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2013
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 4 is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Dirt 4 2017
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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Trials Rising is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2019
Trials Rising is an upcoming multiplayer 2.5D racing game. It was on Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Nintendo Switch in February 2019. It will be the first mainline entry in the ...more

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Dirt Rally 2.0 is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
2019
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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F1 2017 is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
F1 2017 2017
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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Project CARS 2 is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Project CARS 2 2017
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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WRC 7 is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
WRC 7 2017
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 Fusion is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Trials Fusion 2014
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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TrackMania Turbo is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Trackmania Turbo 2016
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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Ride 2 is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Ride 2 2015
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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Fast RMX is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Fast RMX 2017
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

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WipEout Omega Collection is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Wipeout: Omega Collection 2017
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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FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Flatout 4 2017
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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Danger Zone is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Most Popular Racing Video Games Right Now
Danger Zone 2017
Danger Zone is a video game developed by Three Fields Entertainment. The game involves driving vehicles at high speeds into various traffic situations to cause as much damage as possible. It is ...more