Race car game for ps4: The best racing games on PS4 & PS5

The best racing games on PS4 & PS5

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Rev your engine for our fast-track rundown of racing games available for your inner speed demon

Kart racers

Put your foot down and powerslide to victory in lively fantasy worlds.

KartRider: Drift

ESRB Everyone: In-Game Purchases
Developer: Nexon America
The speedy summary: Customize and race in style
Players: 8 online

KartRider: Drift brings the hugely popular multiplayer racing franchise to PlayStation players for the first time. This free-to-play arcade racer is a living, online game that keeps things fresh with new karts, characters, skins, tracks and customization options, as well as major seasonal content drops.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

ESRB Everyone 10+: Comic Mischief, Cartoon Violence / In-Game Purchases
Developer: Beenox
The speedy summary: Family-friendly fun
Players: 1-4 offline, 2-8 online

A karting classic remastered for PS4, if you’re after instantly accessible, devil-may-care racing, Crash is the only madcap marsupial you need. Featuring a colorful range of whacky characters from Crash’s cheerful sister Coco Bandicoot to the nefarious Doctor Neo Cortex, there are plenty of power-ups, personality, and powerslides for up to eight online players to enjoy.

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Team Sonic Racing

ESRB Everyone: Mild Cartoon Violence / Users Interact
Developer: Sumo Digital
The speedy summary: Cartoony racing with a video game favorite
Players: 1-4 offline, 2-12 online

The iconic blue blur isn’t averse to giving his speedy feet a rest, so why not join him and 14 of his friends on the raceways? Taking the kart racing template and adding a Sonic spin with colorful power-ups and themed tracks, this isn’t just a game for fans of Sega’s spikey mascot – families unfamiliar with Sonic will feel welcome too, thanks to easy-to-learn controls and customizable options to tailor your fun.

Realistic simulators

Know the difference between brake fade and torque? Then these are the games for you.  

Gran Turismo 7

Developer: Polyphony Digital
The speedy summary: The Real Driving Simulator
Players: 1-2 offline, 2-20 online

Marking the 25th anniversary of the legendary franchise, Gran Turismo 7 delivers a staggering collection of game modes to suit every taste, be it casual racer, competitive collector, designer or photographer. Find your line in fan-favorite modes like Driving School or the GT Campaign and buy, tune, race and sell your way through a rewarding solo campaign unlocking new cars and challenges.

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F1® 2023

ESRB Everyone: In-Game Purchases, Users Interact
Developer: Codemasters
The speedy summary: The official F1 experience
Players: 1-2 offline, 2-20 online

Be the last to brake in the official videogame of the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship™. A new chapter in the thrilling “Braking Point” story mode delivers high-speed drama and heated rivalries. Race wheel-to-wheel at new Las Vegas and Qatar circuits and earn rewards and upgrades in F1 World.

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DIRT 5

ESRB Everyone: In-Game Purchases
Developer: Codemasters
The speedy summary: A bold and amplified off-road racer?
Players: 1 offline, 2-8 online

Let loose in DIRT 5 with a star-studded Career, four-player split-screen, Playgrounds creator mode and more. Blaze your trail on global tracks, covering gravel, ice, snow, and sand with cars ranging from rally icons to trucks and GT heroes. Race on over 70 routes across 10 global locations – from New York’s frozen East River to the glimmer of Norway’s Northern Lights.

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Project CARS 3

ESRB Everyone: Alcohol reference
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
The speedy summary: Fine-tuned by professional racing drivers
Players: 1 offline, 2-20 online

The third instalment of Slightly Mad Studios driving sim adds more tracks and cars to the ever-growing roster alongside 120 track layouts from a worldwide array of locations. Project CARS 3 also adds a brand new and deeply rewarding career mode, innovative new tyre modelling for more responsive and realistic handling and an expanded online multiplayer experience.

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GRID Legends

Developer: Codemasters
The speedy summary: An intense, in-depth motorsports experience
Players: 1 offline, 2-22 online

Race, upgrade and customize every one of the largest ever GRID car rosters, from classic tourers to single-seaters, to big rigs. Compete on over 130 routes including real circuits like Brands Hatch and Indianapolis, historic GRID venues and new locations like London and Strada Alpina – as well as much more to be revealed.

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Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2

ESRB Teen: Lyrics / Users Interact
Developer: Milestone S.r.I.
The speedy summary: Live the Supercross fantasy
Players: 1 offline, 2-12 online

Your dreams of becoming a Supercross champion get a little closer in this adaption of America’s fastest-growing motorsport, which lets you build a high-speed career full of intense training, glamorous sponsors, and fiercely competitive rivals. Customize your rider and bike, then start from 250SX and make your way to the star-studded 450SX series where it’s all or nothing. 2018 champion Jason Anderson and a number of Supercross superstars are waiting – so put your foot down.

Open world racing

Break free and travel wherever you want in these liberating racers.

Need for Speed™ Heat

ESRB Teen: Mild Violence, Language
Developer: EA Gothenburg
The speedy summary: Blockbuster action driving
Players: 1 offline, 2-16 online

Hustle by day and risk it all at night. Need for Speed Heat is a white-knuckle street racer where the rule of the law fades as the sun starts to set. By day, Palm City hosts the Speedhunter Showdown, a sanctioned competition where you earn Bank to customize and upgrade your high-performance cars. At night, ramp up the intensity in illicit street races that build your reputation, getting you access to bigger races and better parts.

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The Crew 2

ESRB Teen: Lyrics
Developer: Ubisoft Ivory Tower
The speedy summary: Exhilarating vehicle switching racing
Players: 1 offline, 2-8 online

Don’t limit yourself to just four wheels in American motorsports. The Crew 2 gives you the chance to dominate the land, air, and sea with a massive variety of exotic cars, bikes, boats, and planes to race with. You have to master them all in an adrenaline-pumping competition across the United States, where you must pledge your loyalties to one of four different families to determine your racing approach: street and pro racers, off-road experts, and freestylers.

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Arcade fun

Fast, furious, and frantic – these games don’t let up on the action.

Tiny Trax

ESRB Everyone
Developer: Futurlab
The speedy summary: Little cars on larger-than-life VR tracks
Players: 1 offline, 2-8 online

If you’ve ever played with toy cars around the house, this is right up your street. Using PS VR, Tiny Trax immerses you in 12 varied courses where the little vehicles race around you. Twists, turns, loops, and drifts are just inches from your face as they speed around volcanoes, tropical islands, and even outer space. You’ve never experienced slot-car racing like this.

Onrush

ESRB Everyone 10+: Mild Violence
Developer: Codemasters
The speedy summary: Explosive, thrill-a-minute racing
Players: 1 offline, 2-12 online

While many other racers focus on realism, Onrush is all about the crazy feeling of spectacular, over-the-top thrills that only video games can provide. Coming from the creators of hit PS3 racing series MotorStorm, Onrush straps you into a gravity-defying, off-road joyride where it’s not just about finishing first – taking down your rivals, exploiting outrageous turbo boosts, and looking as stylish as possible while doing it are all equally important.

WipEout Omega Collection

ESRB Everyone 10+: Fantasy Violence
Developer: Sony XDev, Clever Beans & EPOS Game Studios
The speedy summary: Flying into the future
Players: 1-2 offline, 2-8 online

Few futuristic racing games have reached the thrill-a-minute heights of the WipEout series, and Omega Collection truly fired the critically acclaimed PlayStation mainstay into a shiny new age. Bringing back 26 reversible tracks, 46 unique ships, and nine game modes from WipEout HD, WipEout Fury, and WipEout 2048, this PS4 remaster offers a face-melting sensation of speed with 60 frames per second visuals and a PlayStation VR mode to put you directly in the cockpit of a top of the range anti-gravity machine.

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Trackmania Turbo

ESRB Everyone
Developer: Nadeo
The speedy summary: Outlandish full throttle fun 
Players: 1-16 offline, 2-16 online

Not many games in the genre can boast of having over 200 different tracks, but Nadeo’s arcade racer doesn’t stop there, giving you traditional canyons to drift through one second, before launching you into high-flying, rollercoaster-style magnetic courses the next. And thanks to a versatile track editor, you can customize Trackmania Turbo to be as wild as you want. There’s even the option to race using PlayStation VR if you want to get up close and personal.  

Trials Rising

ESRB Teen: Mild Suggestive Themes, Mild Violence / In-Game Purchases, Users Interact
Developer:
 RedLynx
The speedy summary: Motocross madness fantasy
Players: 1-4 offline, 2-4 online

Bike racing doesn’t have to be realistic, as the physics-bending Trials Rising proves with outrageous flair. Perform madcap stunts such as backflipping off the Eiffel Tower, speed through snowstorms on Mount Everest, and blitz around the Great Wall of China – just make sure you look more stylish than your opponents. And if you want to wind down (or get wound up), the hilarious Tandem Bike option lets you and a friend try to control one bike with two riders.

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The best PS4 racing games you can play today

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Even with the PS5 out, the is a clutch of high-octane tiles to make the best PS4 games worth considering, especially as they can be played on Sony’s latest games consoles. 

These range from serious racing simulators to more arcade-focussed games that let you simply get behind the wheel of a fast car and tear around a track or course. This list should have something for everyone, even if they don’t know a limited-slip differential from a PDK. 

So read on for our selection of the best PS4 racing games to play today, on the latest console or a venerable PS4.

1. Burnout Paradise Remastered

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If modern-classic arcade racers are your thing, you can’t do much better than Burnout Paradise Remastered. This game initially came out on the PS3 and Xbox 360, but got a remastered version on the PS4 and Xbox One back in 2018. In this game, you can race around an open world, or hop online for competitive play. One feature that sets Burnout Paradise Remastered aside from many other racers is that the game has a “Crash Mode,” where crashing into other racers in spectacular fashion is the entire point, rather than something to avoid.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

$20.99

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2. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled

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Racing games don’t have to be serious business; just ask Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled. In this remaster of Crash Team Racing from way back in 1999, players take control of Sony mascot Crash Bandicoot and his friends and enemies, as they square off against one another on tricky go-kart tracks. If you think this sounds like Mario Kart with a slightly different cast, you’re correct. If you think this sounds like a lot of fun, you’re also correct. Crash Team Racing is one of the more kid-friendly entries on this list, so if you have young racing fans in the house, it’s a solid choice.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

$19.33

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3. F1 2021

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F1 2021 is one of those video games that’s exactly what it sounds like. It’s Formula One racing; and it has vehicles and drivers from 2021. You can race high-tech cars in a story mode (cleverly titled “Braking Point”), in freeform single-player races or in multiplayer of both the local and online varieties. There are 21 different racetracks and 10 different cars, which should keep technical racing fans busy for a while. While F1 2021 may not be the most beginner-friendly game on this list, experienced racing gamers will probably like what it has to offer.

F1 2021

$25.03

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4. Gran Turismo Sport

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As racing series go, “Gran Turismo” is almost synonymous with “PlayStation.” While Gran Turismo 7 is on its way for PS4 and PS5, at present, the most recent game in the series is Gran Turismo Sport. If you want to get online and prove your skills in highly competitive multiplayer matches, this is probably the right game for you. With more than 300 cars and more than 80 racetracks, the game has a ton of variety. You can also dive into Arcade Mode, which lets you play by yourself in a variety of time trials and test modes.

Gran Turismo: Sport

$16.44

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5. Project Cars 2

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One of the more demanding racing sims on this list, Project Cars 2 is all about variety and accuracy. The developers at Slightly Mad Studios put a ton of effort into everything from dynamic tire movements to racetrack temperature. This is not the kind of game you can just pick up and play — but it is the kind of game in which you can lose yourself for hours at a time, particularly if you have a realistic racing wheel peripheral. The game boasts 60 locations, 140 track layouts and almost 200 cars, and even dabbles in some off-road racing.

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Redout

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If you’re tired of racing boring old cars on boring old pavement, you could always try Redout instead. This futuristic arcade racer is a throwback to classics like F-Zero, with the flying cars, psychedelic landscapes, and catchy soundtrack to prove it. You can level up your ship in a single-player career mode (complete with boss fights), or try your luck against human opponents on 25 tracks across 5 locations. You can even collect power-ups as you go, ensuring that no two races will ever turn out quite the same. If you need a “pick-up-and-play” racer on standby, Redout is the way to go.

Redout

$11.95

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7. Trackmania Turbo

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Trackmania Turbo is a colorful arcade racer where overcoming wild obstacles and then challenging yourself to do it again, even faster, is the order of the day. This game features loops, magnetic tracks, air jumps and all sorts of other tricks that would range from “impractical” to “impossible” in a real car. You can drive on 200 tracks in the game’s single-player mode, or team up with another player as you both control the same car in multiplayer. You can even build your own outlandish tracks to share with friends. While Trackmania Turbo is one of the more nontraditional games on this list, it’s also one of the more memorable.

8. Wipeout Omega Collection

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Gran Turismo isn’t the only Sony-centric racing series; there’s also Wipeout. The Wipeout Omega Collection on PS4 collects Wipeout HD and Wipeout 2048, both of which let you pilot futuristic racing ships across colorful, demanding racetracks. For the first time, you can crank these games up to 4K resolution with HDR features. Other new features include improved textures and VR compatibility. The Wipeout Omega Collection features single-player campaigns, local split-screen and online multiplayer, making it a good choice for both solo and competitive players. Until we get a new Wipeout game on the PS5, this may be as good as it gets for series fans.

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Best racing games for PS4 and PS5

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Start your engine and race to the top to awaken your speed demon

Kart

Hit the gas pedal and race to victory in living fantasy worlds.

KartRider: Drift

ALL: in-game purchases
Developer: Nexon America
Short Description: Cool Stylish Racing
Number of Players: 8 Online

KartRider: Drift brings PlayStation owners a taste of popular online racing. This free-to-play arcade racing game is constantly evolving, with new maps, characters, skins, tracks, and cosmetics regularly added, as well as major seasonal content packs.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

ALL 10+: provocative humor, cartoon violence / in-game purchases
Developer: Beenox
Short description: fun for the whole family
Number of players: 9001 6 1-4 offline, 2-8 online

A remastered version of the classic PS4 kart game – if you’re looking to jump into fast-paced racing battles, Crash is the mischievous marsupial you’re looking for. This game features a vibrant line-up of quirky characters, from Crash’s fun-loving sister Coco Bandicoot to the evil Doctor Neo Cortex, as well as a plethora of power-ups, customization options and fast vehicles for up to eight players to enjoy online.

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Team Sonic Racing

FOR EVERYONE: moderate drawn violence / user interaction
Developer: Sumo Digital
Short description: cartoon racing in your favorite gaming universe
Number of players: 1-4 offline, 2 -12 online

The famous blue hedgehog also likes to rest his fast legs, so why not keep him and his 14 friends company on the racetracks? Kart racing in the Sonic universe: themed tracks and bright bonuses! Not only fans of Sega’s spiky mascot will love this game – even those who are not familiar with Sonic games will like the simple controls and many options for customizing the gameplay to their liking.

Realistic simulations

Know the difference between brake wear and torque? Then these games are for you.

Gran Turismo 7

Developer: Polyphony Digital
Short Description: realistic driving simulator
Number of players: 1-2 offline, 2-20 online

In honoring the 25th anniversary of the legendary Gran Turismo franchise 7 offers a wide variety of game modes for every taste, so you can feel like an ordinary racer, collector, designer or photographer. Find your favorite races in a huge variety of game modes, including Driving School and GT Campaign, and buy, upgrade, race and sell cars in a single player campaign to unlock new cars and challenges.

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F1® 2023

FOR ALL: in-app purchases, user interaction
Developer: Codemasters
Short description: official Formula 1 game
Quantity players: 1-2 offline, 2- 20 online

Rush into the official game of the 2023 FIA Formula One World Championship™. A new chapter in the gripping story “Braking Point” with intense rivalry and drama at high speeds. Explore every corner of the new circuits in Las Vegas and Qatar and earn F1 rewards and upgrades.

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DIRT 5

FOR EVERYONE: in-app purchases
Developer: Codemasters
Short description: daring, dizzying off-road racing
Number of players: 9 0016 1 offline, 2-8 online

Go to take off in DIRT 5, featuring a career mode featuring a host of famous racers, a four-player split-screen game mode, Playgrounds track-building mode, and more. Carve your way across the world’s gravel, ice, snow or sand tracks in everything from iconic rally cars to trucks and GT heroes. Race over 70 unique routes in 10 locations around the world, from driving down the frozen East River in New York to racing under the Northern Lights in Norway.

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Project CARS 3

FOR EVERYONE: Alcohol Mention
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Short Description: Pro Racing Game
Number of Players: 900 16 1 offline, 2-20 online

Third Part of Slightly Mad Studios’ driving simulator adds even more cars and tracks to an ever-growing list of 120 locations around the world. Project CARS 3 also introduces an exciting new career mode, an innovative tire simulation system for more responsive and realistic handling, and expanded online multiplayer.

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GRID Legends

Developer: Codemasters
Short Description: Exciting, detailed motorsport competitions
Number of players: 1 offline, 2-22 online

9000 2 You will be able to race, improve and modify any cars from the widest list of GRID – from classic touring cars to single-seat and even trucks. Over 130 routes are available to you, including real circuits like Brands Hatch and the Indianapolis circuit, historic GRID events, new locations like London and the Grossglockner Highway, and more.

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Monster Energy Supercross – The Official Videogame 2

ALL 13+: moderate foul language / user interaction
Developer: Milestone S. r.I.
Brief Description: Live out your Supercross dreams
Number of Players: 1 Offline, 2-12 Online

Live out your dreams and become a Supercross Champion in this simulation of America’s fastest growing motorsport, where you can build a brilliant career by working on yourself during intense training, entering into contracts with sponsors and competing with the strongest competitors. Customize your car or bike, then enter the 250SX series and fight your way into the elite 450SX series where the stakes are higher than ever. 2018 champion Jason Andersen and other supercross stars are waiting for you – so pedal to the floor!

Open World Racing

Travel and enjoy total freedom in these racing games.

Need for Speed™ Heat

ALL 13+: moderate violence, foul language
Developer: EA Gothenburg
Short description: popular racing game
900 15 Number of players:
1 offline, 2-16 online

Race during the day and bet everything at night. Need for Speed ​​Heat is a breathtaking street racing game where the law changes as the sun goes down. During the day, Palm City hosts a sanctioned Speedhunters Showdown where you can earn money to modify and improve your cars. At night, adrenaline-fueled illegal street racing takes place, earning you a reputation for access to big events and the finest details.

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The Crew 2

ALL 13+: moderate foul language
Developer: Ubisoft Ivory Tower
Short description: dynamic racing game
Quantity players: 1 offline, 2-8 online

This American motorsport game doesn’t limit you to four-wheel vehicles. The Crew 2 gives you the power to dominate on land, in the air and on the water, putting at your disposal a variety of unusual cars, motorcycles, boats and planes. Master the controls of each one to compete in intense competition across the United States of America and choose which of the four motorsport families you want to represent, from street and professional racers to off-road experts and freestylers.

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Arcade fun

Fast, furious and crazy – these games will not let you breathe easy.

Tiny Trax

ALL
Developer: Futurlab
Short Description: Tiny Trax VR
Players: 1 Offline, 2-8 Online networks

If you ever played with toy cars near the house, then this game is for you. Tiny Trax, with the help of PS VR, takes you to 12 tracks where small cars race around. Snakes, twists, loops and drifts: an exciting race unfolds right before your eyes as the cars race around volcanoes, over tropical islands or through space. You have never seen such rail races.

Onrush

ALL 10+: Mild Violence
Developer: Codemasters
Short Description: Sparkling, Dizzy Racing
Number of Players: 90 016 1 offline, 2-12 online

While many other racing games favor realism, Onrush goes out of its way to convey to the player the feeling of crazy races that only exist in video games. Developed by the creators of the popular MotorStorm racing series for PS3, Onrush lets you enjoy off-road anti-gravity racing, where it’s not only about being the first to cross the finish line, but also impress your opponents with daring driving style and incredible turbo boost stunts.

WipEout Omega Collection

ALL 10+: Violence in a Fictional Universe
Developer: Sony XDev, Clever Beans & EPOS Game Studios
Short Description: Flight into the Future 9 0017 Number of players: 1-2 offline, 2-8 online

Few action-packed racing games have reached the unimaginable heights of the WipEout series, and the Omega Collection heralded a new era for the acclaimed PlayStation franchise. Includes 26 double-sided tracks, 46 unique ships and 9game modes from WipEout HD, WipEout Fury and WipEout 2048, this remastered version for PS4 offers gamers the thrill of speed at 60fps, while the PlayStation VR mode puts you right in the cockpit of an amazing anti-gravity machine.

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Trackmania Turbo

FOR ALL
Developer: Nadeo
Short Description: Speed ​​Break Festival
Number of Players: 1-16 Offline, 2-16 Online

Few games in the genre boast over 200 different tracks, but Nadeo’s arcade racing goes further: here you race in one second through the traditional canyon, and the next you are already soaring high into the air on a magnetic track resembling a roller coaster. And with the all-in-one track editor, you can make Trackmania Turbo’s racing conditions as crazy as possible. And if you want to enjoy the thrill of first-person racing, the game has a PlayStation VR compatible mode.

Trials Rising

ALL 13+: some provocative themes, moderate violence / in-game purchases, user interaction
Developer:
RedLynx
Short Description: the crazy motocross you dreamed of
90 015 Number of players:
1- 4 offline, 2-4 online

Motorcycle racing doesn’t have to be realistic, and Trials Rising proves it brilliantly, breaking every conceivable law of physics. Do backflips from the Eiffel Tower, defy blizzards on the slopes of Everest and race along the Great Wall of China – the main thing is that you make it more spectacular than your rivals. And if you want to relax a bit (at the risk of breaking all your bones), then the game has a fun tandem mode, where two players can control one motorcycle.

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top racing games on PS4

Many people know that the PlayStation 4 hasn’t had a huge selection of racing games in recent years. However, we were still able to compile a list of fast and furious races that will give you a feeling of devilish speed.

Gran Turismo Sport

Sony’s flagship racing franchise is a clear candidate for pole position in the near future, but right now the game is a few milliseconds behind the pace. It’s easy to criticize Gran Turismo Sport for what it lacks, but the game has an outstanding control model that’s perfectly tuned to both the DualShock 4 and the steering wheel. It’s on par with some of the best online racing games you’ll find on PS4. Gran Turismo Sport also looks a lot better than the competition, especially on PS4 Pro.

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Project CARS 2

While the game isn’t as feature-packed as the other titles, this sequel’s ability to seamlessly transition from conventional rallying to IndyCar karting is impressive. The fact that you can also mix and match whatever you want allows you to customize the game completely for yourself, making it incredibly versatile.

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DiRT Rally

Going back to the origins of Colin McRae Rally, which largely defined a generation on PSone, DiRT Rally is as tough as any racing game should be, requiring absolute precision on some of the most dangerous racing trails. Fully compatible with PlayStation VR, this intense title is capable of delivering thrills with ease.

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GRIP: Combat Racing

High-octane combat racing with cars that can accelerate to 1225 km / h, ride on walls and ceilings and briefly soar into the air thanks to anti-gravity bags. The vehicles are equipped with missiles and traps, so it is important not only to overtake your opponents, but also not to let yourself be knocked out. A good ideological heir to the cult Rollcage.

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Need for Speed ​​Heat

The next installment of the Need for Speed ​​series takes the action to sunny Palm City, where a real drama unfolds between freedom and adrenaline-hungry street racers and cops chasing them. The gameplay is divided into legal daytime and illegal nighttime races, and the police are clingy enough to challenge the players. All this is accompanied by a killer soundtrack and detailed car customization.

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The Crew 2

The Crew 2 is the sequel to Ubisoft’s not-too-successful arcade racing game. Players are back in the United States (slightly reduced), but the undercover racer plot has been replaced by a much more banal racing festival story, and the list of vehicles has expanded from cars and motorcycles to motor boats and planes. The game has some flaws, but overall it’s good fun.

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GRID (2019)

A relaunch of the GRID series from Codemasters, where players can expect racing competitions in different modes and on different maps. The project boasts aggressive AI: rivals remember the player’s actions and react to them – if you actively push and cut, the AI ​​will do the same.

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Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

A family-friendly game that turns out to be far from easy, it’s a hardcore arcade racing game that requires you to work hard to beat your opponents and reach the finish line. First of all, this applies to the local drift system, which requires getting used to. No less difficult are computer opponents and tests with a timer. Nevertheless, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is able to give a lot of positive emotions thanks to a bright picture, hurricane dynamics and funny characters.

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Assetto Corsa

Realistic racing simulator with expensive cars, famous licensed tracks and detailed gameplay. Gamers will have to conquer racing championships in a single player campaign and in multiplayer competitions, while Assetto Corsa supports VR headsets, which allows you to immerse yourself in the gameplay even deeper.

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Rocket League

Not so much racing as car football, this is a fun competitive game where players push the ball to try to hit the goal or the ring. There are a lot of modes, fireballs and customization items here, and the season system regularly replenishes the project with fresh content. Rocket League supports cross-platform play between console and PC owners, so there is never a shortage of opponents for hot matches here!

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TrackMania: Turbo

One of the few decent arcade racing games on PlayStation 4, Trackmania Turbo is full of lots of high-speed cars. The short race tracks are tough and very difficult to explore as you aim for a close to perfect chase. Multiplayer is even better, with plenty of options for competitive or co-op play, including a full two-player campaign. What’s more, there’s PSVR support and a track workshop that lets you create your own tracks. Thrill-seekers should definitely take a look at this game thanks to its lengthy challenges and simple controls.

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Tiny Trax

Tiny Trax uses PlayStation VR to immerse you in the world’s coolest game room, creating a comfortable yet immersive virtual reality racing experience where cars literally surround you. The gameplay is quite simple but difficult to master as it gives you the challenge of finding the right point in the turn to maintain maximum acceleration. The game’s content isn’t big enough, but its excellent use of VR makes it one of the most original racing games on PS4.

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Redout: Lightspeed Edition

The space racing genre was gone for a while, but is back to take revenge. Redout is one of the games that really wants to be like WipEout, and it has been a pleasant surprise. We were particularly impressed by the excellent sound design, the sense of speed, and the intense boss races. While the game’s design may lack the sophistication that WipEout is known for, it’s still a fun and frantic arcade racing game that’s definitely worth playing.

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Onrush

The game from the developers who gave us noisy, colorful arcade racing games like MotorStorm and DriveClub. In the game, all vehicle classes boast unique abilities to help your team or hinder your opponent, and they all complement each other as you fight for victory in one of four modes. It’s a unique, bold and action-packed game that’s definitely a breath of fresh air for PS4 racing games.

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DiRT 4

The developers from Codemasters have extended the well-known DiRT Rally with a game aimed at a wider audience. DiRT 4 may not have the laser focusing of its predecessor, but exquisite rallying is fine and in place and plays fantastic no matter which mode you choose. The game also includes Rallycross, more straight-forward Landrush dirt racing, and more.

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F1 2018

F1 2018 continues the upward trend of the excellent sim series from Codemasters. This latest and so far the best part of the annual franchise features the return of French and German tracks, as well as all the modes we’ve been waiting for. Small improvements to the game make it the best Formula 1 title on PS4. If you love and follow this championship, F1 2018 is what you need.

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Burnout Paradise Remastered

EA’s first attempt at a remastered game went well enough that we saw the triumphant return of one of the best arcade racing games ever made. Burnout Paradise was ahead of its time on PS3 in many ways, and this re-release only proves that again. The game’s updated visuals look good, the open world racing is as nimble and fast as ever, and the innovative online features are still better than most other titles. With all the DLC and an exciting array of events and collectibles, you won’t be able to stop playing for at least a few hours.

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WipEout Omega Collection

The granddaddy of space racing made a triumphant return to the PlayStation in 2017 with a great re-release that includes all the content from WipEout HD, Fury and 2048. It’s a fast game that looks great and works impeccable. And the newly added VR support is incredibly well implemented, making this pack even better for PSVR owners. While we would have preferred a completely new entry in the franchise, the Omega Collection still serves as a great reminder of why WipEout is such a fan favorite.

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DriveClub

DriveClub’s history is captivating.