Top 10 Best Racing Games of All Time

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Video games create a community for people of all ages. Whether you’re young or old, there’s bound to be a video game out there with a theme that interests you. 

One theme that’s stood the test of time is racing. And we’re not talking just cars, but boats, motorcycles and more! We’ve put together the top 10 best racing games of all time so you can plan your next virtual hangout and face-off with friends while you practice social distancing. 

Let’s get racing! 

Best Racing Games of All Time

Here’re our picks of the best racing games of all time.

10. Team Sonic Racing for PS4

This latest installment in the Sonic franchise favours teamwork over solo playing. You can collaborate and share power-ups, speed boosts and build power to use as a team. Play as three character types and unlock the power to customize your vehicle. You can play up to 12 players on the network but standard solo races are also available. 

Price: $49.99 at Best Buy

9. Ride 2 for Xbox One 

If you love motorcycles, Ride 2 is the game for you. With 12 different game modes, you can race with over 170 motorcycles and create your own personal garage. You can customize your bike with personalized mods on engines, wheels, brakes and more. Race on 30 tracks with different terrain and see if you have what it takes to be the fastest motorbike on the road.

Price: $41.87 on Amazon

8. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled for Nintendo Switch

The classic Crash Bandicoot is back in this revamped installment in the franchise. With updated graphics, you can play new characters, karts, tracks, arenas and challenge modes. Customize your ride and race online with up to eight friends! 

Price: $49.99 from Nintendo

7. DiRT 4 for Xbox One

In DiRT 4, you can race countless off-road vehicles in a rally series. The new game mode lets you create hundreds of unique stages and you can choose to play in the Gamer or Simulation handling modes. Test your skills in lengthy technical rounds and challenge your friends to do the same! In this installment, you’ll tackle terrain in various locations and weather conditions. You can also participate in weekly challenges. 

Price: $16.99 at EB Games

6. Riptide GP: Renegade for Nintendo Switch

Riptide GP: Renegade stands out for its hydro racing and nods to old arcade games. You’ll be blown away by the water physics, splash spray effects and realism in the different tracks. You can play online multiplayer or split-screen multiplayer and challenge your friends (up to four on a single machine). Experiment with the online customization and earn cash to upgrade your ride, unlock stunts and improve your rider’s performance. 

Price: $13.99 from Nintendo

5. Need for Speed for PS4

If you love racing games, we’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of Need for Speed. Try the five ways to play: Speed, Style, Build, Crew and Outlaw. Customize your car’s visuals, performance factors and handling capabilities. Once your car is ready, all that’s left to do is ride.  

Price: $19.99 from the PlayStation Store

4. Gear.Club Unlimited for Nintendo Switch

Experience the Switch’s take on Forza in this epic game with over 400 challenging races. Go head to head with your friends and drive some of the flashiest sports cars from the world’s best manufacturers. Build your garage and customize your cars in various workshops. You can even challenge your friends – up to four on one screen – and see whose time you can beat!

Price: $6.33 from Nintendo 

3. Gran Turismo Sport for PS4

With Gran Turismo Sport, you can play against other gamers worldwide in an online championship. There’s also traditional single player mode, multiplayer mode and offline racing if you simply want to improve your skills. Pick from 27 tracks, 141 new cars and 29 new trucks and battle tricky terrain and challenging weather. The real-world physics and vehicle dynamics make you feel like you’re actually taking a ride in one of these crazy cars. While you play, make sure you pay attention to all the incredible visuals – you won’t be disappointed!

Price: $19.99 at EB Games

2. Forza Horizon 4 for Xbox One

The latest installment in the Forza franchise lets you handle extreme terrain. Take part in dozens of new events, work through storms and experience historic Britain’s castles, lakes and valleys. Take your pick of over 100 cars and experience a new season every week with new challenges, gameplay and rewards. 

Price: $79.99 at Best Buy

1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe for Nintendo Switch 

Try this new spin on the classic Mario game and play your friends in battle mode! Choose from 42 characters (the largest Mario Kart roster in the series) and use the arena maps on one of the game’s 48 courses. Use new features like smart steering and race up to 12 of your friends online! With classic characters and graphics, this is a fun game that never goes out of style. 

Price: $79.99 from Nintendo

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