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.

  • 12.

    Woody Woodpecker iOS Review

    Woody Woodpecker iOS

    Woody Woodpecker is a fairly successful (if brazen) attempt at nicking off with Tiny Wings' formula, but Tintash's decision to dirty its waters with a wonky racing element leaves a bitter taste. I never much cared for Woody Woodpecker as a child, but he's on the... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS

  • 11.

    Ridge Racer Unbounded Review

    Ridge Racer Unbounded

    There's an absolutely excellent Ridge Racer game to be had with Bugbear's occasionally thrilling mix of speed and action, but unfortunately Unbounded is far too muddled and confused to be it. Despite some early concerns, Namco's decision to bestow one of its most... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 10.

    ModNation Racers: Road Trip Review

    ModNation Racers

    ModNation Racers: Road Trip is by no means as good as it could have been, but a solid effort no doubt developed under the strictest of time restraints. There's no question that Sony covers all the bases when it comes to its... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita,PSP,PlayStation 3

  • 9.

    DiRT Showdown Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

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  • 8.

    F1 Race Stars Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 7.

    WipEout 2048 Review

    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,... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita

  • 6.

    F1 2012 Review

    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 far the 2012 season has been... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360,PlayStation 3,PC

  • 5.

    Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed Review

    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 us... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: iOS,PC,Nintendo 3DS,PS Vita,Wii U,Xbox 360,PlayStation 3

  • 4.

    MotorStorm RC Review

    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 game... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PlayStation 3,PS Vita

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  • 3.

    Joe Danger 2: The Movie Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: PS Vita,PC,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360

  • 2.

    Forza Horizon Review

    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... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Xbox 360

  • 1.

    Need For Speed: Most Wanted (2012) Review

    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 sun-glinted glass panels that make up... more

    Reviewed on:   Platforms: Wii U,PlayStation 3,Xbox 360,PS Vita,PC,iOS