Top Racing Games of All Time
Whether you like hitting the peak of an apex in order to shave those final thousandths of a second off your hot lap, or prefer throwing giant red shells at a princess, video games have the racer for you.
There are many stand-out series that fans will immediately turn to for solace: Forza Motorsport, Mario Kart, Need for Speed, Grand Turismo, Trials and Formula One. All these great franchises feature in our list, and rightfully so, as they represent the finest in sim and arcade racing games have to offer.
Gearheads who dream of driving the world’s most exotic motors can do so by picking up a couple of the titles in our list. So what are you waiting for? Boot up your console and hit the road with one of your top racing games of all time. Sadly, Excitebike didn’t make the cut, as fine a game as it is.
Forza 2 is the premier Xbox 360 racer and the new king of the genre. If you love cars and own an Xbox 360, this absolutely must be in your collection.
Whoever steps into Bizarre's shoes for PGR5 has an almost impossible task as PGR4 could well be the best racer you'll play this gen.
With a new found freedom to take risks GRID sits up there with the mighty Project Gotham Racing 4 as a leader in the arcade-style racing genre.
At £12 you've probably already made your mind up about WipEout HD, but in case you're on the fence we whole heartedly recommend you download it as soon as it hits the PlayStation Store.
Midnight Club L.A. is slick, well designed and gives a more real sense of being in a crowded city. Even with Burnout Paradise on the market, you shouldn't miss Rockstar's latest.
For true next-gen arcade racing thrills Burnout Paradise is most definitely your best option.
A unique control set up combined with a well-executed, well-established franchise makes this a definite must have for fans of the series and newcomers alike.
Real Racing delivers what is undeniably a gorgeous looking experience that will have fans of Forza/Gran Turismo grinning from ear to ear all day long.
WipEout HD Fury seems a snip at just £8. The new tracks are excellent, but it's the game modes that offer the real value for money here.
Trials HD is a game that seems tailor made for Xbox LIVE Arcade and we can't recommend it highly enough.