Top Racing Games of 2012

Welcome to's top racing games of 2012, 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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  • 10.

    DiRT Showdown

    There's a scrappy little multiplayer brawler to be had with DiRT Showdown DiRT Showdown is one answer to an important question: how do you make a multiplayer-focused racing game? We've all been there. Heck, I was there just... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 9.

    F1 Race Stars

    There's just enough style in F1 Race Stars to make it stand on its own. Kart racing. An art largely perfected in 1992, yet still strangely alluring 20 years later. Try to name a terrible kart racer - it's actually pretty... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 8.

    WipEout 2048

    2048 isn't the best WipEout game in the series, but it's certainly a positive endorsement of Sony's latest portable hardware. Few games have defined Sony's PlayStation brand over the ages like WipEout, with SCE Studio Liverpool's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 7.


    While Spelunky is a fine addition to the growing library of masochistic titles it doesn't always quite manage to elicit the right response from its players. Most platformers are won or lost by memorisation. Learn the controls... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 6.

    F1 2012

    The subtle improvements are almost invisible to an untrained eye, but F1 nuts will find immeasurable satisfaction in taming and tuning this year’s cars to performance perfection. Motorsport can deliver incredible drama. So... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 5.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed

    Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing Transformed mixes some wonderfully loving nostalgia and ambitious design to create a credible Mario Kart alternative. A worrying and terrifying fact I realised the other day is that those of... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC

  • 4.

    MotorStorm RC

    Thanks to the excellent leaderboard integration RC offers a greater sense of competition than many standard racing games, and will tug at you time and time again. MotorStorm RC is my favourite Vita game. It's also the cheapest... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS3, PS Vita

  • 3.

    Joe Danger 2: The Movie

    Joe Danger 2 can be an incredibly tricky game, but it’s one that always puts a smile on my face. You can go a long way with a smile. When determined stuntman Joe Danger popped his first wheelie on PlayStation 3 in 2010, it... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Forza Horizon

    Forza Horizon isn't a game that needs tedious cut-scenes to force a narrative; the road will do that on its own. The effortless quality of the Forza Motorsport series has never found itself wanting for much, but if there's... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 1.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012)

    Need for Speed: Most Wanted's greatest achievement is how it sets such a firm focus on racing. Criterion set out to make an open-world arcade racer where competition is king, and succeeded. Like the cold metal girders and... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360, PS3, PC