The racing genre is one of the most enjoyable for casual gamers and the most challenging for sim players.
Much like fighting games, racers can be played with the greatest nonchalance and the utmost skill and expertise. Whether you’re interested in shaving milliseconds off a lap time or smashing opponents with green shells and bouncing off barriers like a bowling ball, there are amazing racing games out there for you.
Trusted Reviews has put together the very best racing games you can buy. Here’s what made the cut:
- Forza Horizon 3
- Project Cars 2
- Forza Motorsport 7
- F1 2017
- Mario Kart 8 Deluxe
- Dirt Rally
- Trials Fusion
- GTA 5
- Trackmania Turbo
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Platforms: Xbox One, PS4 and PC
Dirt Rally almost single-handedly kept the Codemasters doors open in 2015. After failing to get approval to be developed, the developers released the project as an early access title on Steam and it proved an overwhelming success, so much so that it later saw releases on PS4 and Xbox One.
Now, Codemasters is all in once again with the Dirt series, proven by the upcoming release of Dirt 4.
If you’re a fan of rally driving, Dirt Rally is an absolute must-buy. It’ll test your ability to keep the car on the road while every inch of it is heading for the trees. You’ll be sliding expertly around corners with Scandinavian flicks of the utmost skill and handbrake turns which make you feel amazing. Just know it’s a hard game, and for every great move, there’ll be the gut-wrenching crash in the final stage of an event that ruins your hard work.