Top Racing Games of 2009

Welcome to's top racing games of 2009, a list of the best videogames, created from editorial reviews on the site. It's the perfect tool to find that great game you haven't played yet, or even to find a gem for a friend or loved one as a gift.

Please take into account this list is in descending order! is always open to hearing about your opinion. Would your list be different? If so let us know by contacting us or tweeting us @VideoGamerCom.

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  • 20.

    Magic Ball

    Magic Ball is definitely worth a look, but not quite up there with the best available on the PSN. There can't be many things more simple than using a paddle to hit a ball into bricks, in video game form. Chances are, if you... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 19.

    Aqua Moto Racing

    Aqua Moto is a fine addition to the AppStore, combining intuitive, fun gameplay with smart visuals and a decent amount of content. The iPhone has already seen its fair share of racing games, but the water-based racer is a... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 18.

    2XL Supercross

    With a better game built around the superb presentation and impressive controls, 2XL Supercross could have been a real must-buy title for the iPhone. 2XL Supercross could have been a landmark release in the iPhone's history... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 17.

    Formula 1 2009

    F1 2009 is a perfectly competent racer, one of the best on the Wii, but it's not a classic by any stretch of the imagination. Racing simulations don't seem like an ideal fit for Nintendo's Wii. The audience appears to be... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii

  • 16.

    Formula 1 2009

    F1 2009 on the PSP is a fun game, with an impressive sense of speed and the official licence fans want, but there are undoubtedly better racers on the PSP. While Xbox 360, PS3 and PC gamers have to wait until 2010 to get... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 15.

    SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection

    SEGA Mega Drive Ultimate Collection is well worth your money. Gamers brought up on the likes of Halo and Call of Duty might struggle to see what's so great here, but that's their loss. Were you a SEGA or Nintendo kid? I don't... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 14.

    Race Pro

    By trying to cater to all tastes rather than sticking to its roots, Race Pro has inevitably ended up falling between two stools. While so-called platform "exclusive" games often make the trip from the consoles onto the PC... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 13.

    OutRun Online Arcade

    OutRun Online Arcade is unbelievably fun once you settle in to the drift-focussed arcade racing, but it's not the perfect version of the game we hoped it would be. Once again in the hands of the supremely capable Sumo Digital,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 12.

    Draw Race

    With more tracks promised in future updates, Draw Race is highly recommended. It's not nearly as accomplished as some of the iPhone's advanced racers, but it's good addictive fun. Racing games on the iPhone came of age with... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 11.

    MotorStorm: Arctic Edge

    Arctic Edge is a great achievement on the PSP. The Arctic setting makes for some great track design and incredible visuals, but there's just something holding the game back from being a true classic. MotorStorm isn't exactly... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 10.

    Need for Speed Shift

    Need For Speed: Shift is a brilliant new start for the franchise and has clearly been built by a team that loves racing. Shift comes highly recommended to all racing game fans. When EA announced that it would be giving its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 9.

    2XL ATV Offroad

    2XL ATV is a great iDevice racer that has a lot more going for it than the developer's previous off-road racer. Following the success of 2XL Supercross can't have been easy for developer 2XL. The impressive dirt bike racer... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 8.

    Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box

    For true next-gen arcade racing thrills Burnout Paradise is most definitely your best option. For many people Criterion's Burnout Paradise demonstrated for the first time what racing games could, and perhaps should be on... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PC

  • 7.

    Need for Speed: Undercover

    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. Anyone still sitting on the fence as to whether iPhone gaming requires... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 6.

    Real Racing

    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. Way back when App Store was but a youngster, a grainy YouTube video surfaced... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iPhone

  • 5.

    WipEout HD Fury

    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. Expansion packs never get me too excited. Even if they're for games I love, I'd much... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3

  • 4.

    Trials HD

    Trials HD is a game that seems tailor made for Xbox LIVE Arcade and we can't recommend it highly enough. We've probably said it a million times before, but we know a game's got something special when it attracts everyone... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 3.

    Colin McRae: DiRT 2

    Wrap up an enjoyable rally experience with the best racing game visuals we've ever seen and DIRT 2 becomes a must-buy game. If review scores were handed out for slickness alone Codemasters' Colin McRae: DIRT 2 would be an... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3

  • 2.

    Gran Turismo PSP

    This is Gran Turismo as you remember it but on a handheld. Buy it, spend hours earning credits and buying cars, and try to overlook the glaring omissions without shedding a small tear. I had a strange moment while playing... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PSP

  • 1.

    Forza Motorsport 3

    Never before has there been such a content-packed racing game, playable for people of all skill levels, that feels this good. What would make the ultimate racing game? It's hard to put a finger on the exact ingredients that... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360