16 Best Racing Games to play in 2019

There are a lot of racing video games out there for PC, PlayStation4, Xbox One and even Android. This time we will look at the Best Racing games in 2019 by finding the best ones in categories such as Open world racing games, Best racing games on steam, Best drag racing games, 2 player racing  games, Best motorcycle racing games, Best bicycle racing games, Best racing games for PC and Arcade racing games. Let’s dig in!

Open world racing games

There are a lot of racing games out there but really not a lot of open world racing games. The reason is that there are plenty of open world racing games in other game genres such as action-adventure and they are hard to develop. But there are some pretty great open world racing games out there, such as Forza Horizon 4 and The Crew 2. This time we will take a closer look at Forza Horizon 4.

Forza Horizon 4

Platform: Xbox One, PC

Mode: single-player, multi-player

Forza Horizon 4 release date: October 2, 2018

Forza Horizon 4 is an open world racing videogame that is developed by Playground Games. The game is believed to be the best racing game out there to play on Xbox One.

This game has a stunning visual and audio design. It features a jaw-dropping number of licensed cars, 450 to be exact. There are plenty of challenges to be completed and races to be won and the points that you get, later on, can be used to purchase exclusive, old cars etc. What’s impressive is that you can just cruise around the open world and find players to race with.

Create your own race by customising the number of laps, season, weather and time of the day, time progression and car class. Character customisation is pretty original too, and you can even choose the character of your character.

There are just so many exciting things to do in this game that you can play it for hours and hours not realising how much time has already passed.

https://forzamotorsport.net/en-us/games/fh4

Best racing games on steam

The games listed here all are available on Steam. DiRT Rally 2.0 – a great rally racing game; KartKRaft – a go carting game; Xenon racer – a racing game with an unique storyline that takes place in future. However, games such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Wreckfest,  Monster Energy Supercross 2, Trials Rising, Team Sonic Racing, Lonely Mountains: Downhill,  Descenders, Horizon Chase Turbo are also available on Steam, but are listed under other titles in this article.

DiRT Rally 2.0

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC

Mode: Single-player, multiplayer

DiRT Rally release date: February 26th 2019

DiRT Rally is a racing video game that will give you a true-off road driving experience racing with the most powerful off-road vehicles (over 50 various cars) that have ever been made. There is a selection of iconic rally locations from all over the world – Spain, Poland, the USA, Argentina and Australia.

The details of this game are stunning starting with truly focused off-road experience that includes an authentic handling model and ending with your vehicles tire choice and any tuning of your vehicle that will suit you the best.

Not only that you also get to race on eight official circuits from the FIA World Rallycross championships. And it’s not just racing you also get to build your own team, hire your staff and expand your garage of vehicles.

Also, by playing this game, you will become a part of DiRT Community with global challenges daily, weekly and Monthly.

http://dirtrally2.com

KartKRaft

Platform: PlayStation4 (available on Q3 2019), Xbox One (available on Q3 2019), PC (Early Access)

Mode: single-player, multi-player

KartKraft is available now in Early Access

Full KartKraft release date: Q3 2019

What is special about this racing game is that all the game tracks are laser scanned and reproduced with millimetre accuracy which will make you feel like you are driving in a legit real life race track. You will get to choose if you want to race in Sarno, Italy, Atlanta Motorsports Park in the USA, Geelong Karting Club in Australia or maybe Paul Fletcher International in the UK. In total you have ten officially licensed, laser scanned tracks.

The vehicles that will be used to race are true beasts: 45+ horsepower, purpose-built KZ2 racing kart that is capable of reaching 160km/h, just 18milimetres off the ground. And what’s mind-blowing is that you can reach 0-100km/h in only 3.1 seconds.

In KartKraft you can create your ultimate race team and invite your fellow racer friends to race alongside you. Evolve your skill, win races and unlock things like ream skins, RC cars, drones, unlock bigger headquarters and so much more.

https://kartkraftgame.com

Xenon racer

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC, Nintendo Switch

Mode: single-player, multi-player, online multi-player

Xenon racer release date: March 26th, 2019

Xenon racer has an interesting take on racing games. Here you travel in time to the future. Because the year is 2030 and the era of the flying vehicles is already here The storyline is – the official racing federation has to pause the racing for the season to allow racer teams to get used to flying vehicles. To bridge this gap, the manufacturers of top hybrid cars are hosting a rogue championship for rookie drivers on the streets of various cities globally.

The secret of these advanced cars that can drive in these crazy speeds’ hides in electricity and Xeon gas.

These will be truly thrilling races with unbelievable speeds, and in the end, maybe you will become the ultimate Xenon Racer!

https://www.xenonracer.com

Drag Racing Games

Drag racing games are the ones where you get a chance to sit by the wheal of some awesome street racing car and get your adrenaline up by racing, drifting… drag racing! Here we look at games such as Assetto Corsa Competizione, Dangerous Driving and Wreckfest.

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Platform: PC

Mode: Single-player, multiplayer racing game

Assetto Corsa Competizione is a new Blancpain GT Series racing video game. While playing this game, you will get the chance to feel the real atmosphere of the FIA GT3 homologated championship, because the quality of the simulation in this video game is truly extraordinary. Asetto Corsa Competizione simulations are at the highest level of accuracy ever achieved. 

It is achieved by a sophisticated mathematical model that replicates tyre grip, aerodynamic impact, engine parameters to every last detail, suspensions and electronics systems that determine cars balance, as well as the influence of mechanical damage on the vehicles drivability.

What’s exciting in this racing video game is that you will get to compete against official teams, drivers, cars and circuits.

Dangerous Driving

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC

Mode: Single-player, multiplayer

Dangerous Driving release date: April 9th 2019

At the start, you should know that Dangerous Driving racing video game slogan is “There is only one way to drive – Dangerously”. So, keep that in mind.

Dangerous Driving is a racing game that is thought to be a spiritual sequel to the Burnout series. The concept is pretty standard – players after choosing their car and track try to beat other racers (who are online players or computer-controlled) weaving in and out of traffic. But what is interesting is that players can attempt Takedowns – ram opponents’ cars into the sides of the track or oncoming damage to make them crash and for a short while stopping them from racing. And Takedowns are not just for fun, by doing takedowns and other driving stunts like for example drifting, you build up your Nitro meter. When Nitro meter has passed a certain threshold, you can activate a speed boost that is called Nitro, and you can use this boost till the Nitro meter drops to a particular mark.

There are nine different single-player game modes in Dangerous Driving, and they all are tied together in a 69-event single-player progression.

And the creators of the Dangerous Driving describe this game: “This is a game about real driving. The sort of driving you’d do if no one else were looking. The sort of driving you’d love to do if only everyone else would just get out of the DAMN way!”

http://www.threefieldsentertainment.com/our-games/dangerous-driving/

Wreckfest

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC

Mode: Single-player, multiplayer

 “Drive hard. Die last.” Wreckfest is a demolition derby themed racing video game. If you just love a good hardcore car crashes this is definitely a game for you.

This racing video game offers you jam-packed upgrades and customisation options. And I don’t mean just car looks here. You can also upgrade their body armour and reinforce them with heavy iron that will protect you in a derby arena- roll cages, reinforced bumpers, side protectors, various engine performance parts etc. Wreckfest could be the best combative motorsport game that there is out there.

Aside from car racing and vehicle crashing there are also challenge modes that could have you drive a lawnmower on one of the hilarious challenges, also maybe you will have to drive school buses and three-wheelers and more.

But if you are more serious, you can build a career in the Career mode where you battle for the title of a champion.

And for of the map adventure seekers check out the Steam Workshop where you can find a selection of mods that add monster trucks, classic maps from famous destruction themed games and tracks with moon-high jumps.

The creators of Wreckfest describe this game as: “Expect epic crashes, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line and brand-new ways for metal to bend – These are the once-in-a-lifetime moments that can only be achieved in Wreckfest, with its true-to-life physics simulation crafted by legendary developer Bugbear, who also brought you FlatOut 1 & 2!”

https://order.wreckfestgame.com

2 player racing games

Here we look at games that are just great while playing in multiplayer mode: Team Sonic Racing and The Grand Tour Game.

Team Sonic Racing

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Mode: single-player, multi-player

Team Sonic Racing release date: May 21th, 2019

Team Sonic Racing is a very bright, colourful and adventurous racing video game that combines the best elements of arcade and fast-paced, competitive style racing.

Choose your character out of 15 characters, that you can customise, from across the Sonic Universe and three distinct character types: Technique, Power and Speed.

It is entertaining to play it in multiplayer mode with your friends. Online multiplayer and local co-op modes can have 12 players per race. While playing in teams, the whole team gets points together and share power-ups and speed boosts. Also, you can have four players split screen and various online and offline modes, such as Grand Prix Mode, Time-Trial, Team Adventure mode and Exhibition Mode.

https://www.sonicthehedgehog.com/teamsonicracing

The Grand Tour Game

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One

Mode: single-player, multi-player (four-player split-screen)

The Grand Tour Game release date: March 26th, 2019

The Grand Tour Game is not only a racing video game for true Grand Tour show fans it is also an exciting twist on racing games. The Grand Tour Game is an episodic, casual racing game. In this game you play by one episode, and as you go through the episode you get to take control of whatever sleek supercar or claptrap invention the three show hosts James May, Richard Hammond and Clarkson are driving , relive the various staged challenges, get to see the dramatic, lush landscapes in 4K and take part in episodes races.

The care content in The Grand Tour game is quite good. The very first episode features three cutting-edge hybrid hype cars – Porsche 918, McLaren P1 and LaFerrari. Also, you get to drive around in BMW M2. The second episode features such vehicles as Croatian electric supercar – the Rimac, Lamborgini Aventador and Honda NSX.

This game may not be the most thrilling racing game out there, but you have to admit, the concept of The Grand Tour Game is quite exciting and original.

https://www.playthegrandtourgame.com

Best motorcycle racing games

Here are listed best racing games for the ones who love motorcycles and just love racing them: Monster Energy Supercross 2 and Trials Rising.

Monster Energy Supercross 2

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC, Android

Mode: single-player, multi-player

Monster Energy Supercross release date: February 8th, 2019

In this racing game, the players get to take part in 2017 Monster Energy Supercross Season and race on official bikes, on iconic tracks such as Daytona and race against athletes from both 250SX and 450SX Classes. Also, you can customise your character and your bike to every last detail, even the super cool pose that you get to make at the end of a race.

What makes this racing game to stand out from other racing games is that you can create your own experience here. You can create your racing track and invite your friends online to race or maybe simply customise the track that already exists

In Monster Energy Supercross you can start your career – achieve fame and get prestigious Sponsors, unlock new game contents as you raise experience points when completing a challenge.

https://supercrossthegame.com

Trials Rising

Platform: PC

Mode: single-player, multi-player

Trials Rising release date: 2019

Trials Rising is another racing game for motorcycle lovers.

In this racing game, you will find various challenging tracks all around the world from the Great Wall of China, New York City and to the Eiffel Tower and the Pyramids of Giza and everywhere in between. But keep in mind that these are no ordinary tracks. Trials Rising tracks are full of obstacles, so you have to be even faster, smarter and braver than other racers to take the title of a champion.

Break the laws of physics – a jump of high-rise buildings or ride and jump between roofs of the premises or maybe do tricks in huge cargo airplanes and at the finish jump out of a flying airplane, or just take part in a racing championship filled with thousands of your fans… This game is full of spectacular adventures.

One of the Interesting features in this game is that in Tandem Bike mode you can partner up with a friend and try to control one bike with two riders.

Trials Rising creators when describing this game day: “Create and share unique levels in Track Central using over 10 000 items available. The possibilities are endless – and so is the fun!”

https://www.ubisoft.com/en-us/game/trials-rising/

Best bicycle racing games

Lonely Mountains: Downhill and Descenders are both downhill bicycle racing games that are just wonderful and exciting with some amazing nature landscapes.

Lonely Mountains: Downhill

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, PC

Mode: Single-player

Lonely Mountains: Downhill release date: December 31th, 2019

Lonely Mountains: Downhill is lovely in its simplicity. In this award-winning Indie racing game – it’s just you and your bike. Deep in nature take an amazing, thrilling ride down the mountain landscape, make your way through thick forests and wild rivers, narrow trails and lush greenery. 

A custom physic system allows for enjoyable and sensitive, responsive controls. You get to sprint and jump over natures obstacles, carefully drop from boulder to boulder and just slide through the muddy forest grounds.

Choose and customise your character and your bike, improve your skills and unlock new difficulty modes.

The amazing nature and interesting graphics are what makes this racing game to stand out.

Descenders

Platform: PC, Xbox One

Mode: Single-player

Descenders release date: Early Access available now

Descenders is a modern era extreme downhill mountain biking video game.

Here you will get the chance to prove your biking skills while taking different jumps, slopes and hill bombs every time you jump on that bike. Whit skillful biking and earn new bikes and threads. Also, you will be presented withfun deals such as risk vs reward where you can lose it all or win it all.

While racing, completing challenges or just freeriding beautiful nature, fantastic landscapes surround you.

In Descenders, you can pick your team and represent your style. You can choose from Team Enemy (die-hard, trick-frenzy ranks), Team Arboreal (sleek, off-road stylings) or Team Kinetic (speed freaks who love the high-octane methods).

While playing this game, you don’t have to worry about great music, because Descenders creators have partnered up with drum & bass label Liquicity to bring you the perfect soundtrack for hitting the mountains.

http://www.descendersgame.com

Best Racing Games for PC

Under this title are listed games that you can easily play on your PC. However, here are some other games that are great to play on PC and are listed under other titles in this article – Assetto Corsa Competizione (only PC), Dangerous Driving, DiRT Rally 2.0, Wreckfest, Xenon racer, Monster Energy Supercross 2, Trials Rising (only PC), Lonely Mountains: Downhill, Descenders, Forza Horizon 4, Horizon Chase Turbo.

MotorGun

Platform: PC

Mode: single-player, multi-player

MotorGun release date: 2019

In this racing, game racing is literally like a battle. Motorgun is a third person vehicle shooter, an online multiplayer video game. The primary goal of this racing game is to throw you into a dynamic, thrilling player vs player battle sessions while having some serious fun of course.

You will be a raider who’s fighting battles in various arenas. The game offers a wide range of vehicles for destruction that you can customise of course. There are more than 20 vehicles that you can choose from: anything from hatchbacks to pickup trucks and concept cars. They are not just cars; each one of them has their own unique recognizability and features. And also, you will get to choose not only the vehicle you will be driving but also weapons that you will get to use in battles.

Motorgun has two modes: Deathmatch and Team Deathmatch. In Deathmatch mode every man is for himself, and the goal is to get as many kills as you can and try to do as much damage as you can. In Team Deathmatch you will compete team vs team. You will get to work together with your team doing things such as setting up ambushes and playing this game strategically.

Motorgun is a perfect video game for those who wish to combine their love of racing and taking part in battles.

https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=705263010

GTR3

Platform: PlayStation4, Xbox One, PC

Mode: single player, multi-player

GTR3 release date: Q2 2019

GTR3 is the latest instalment in the GTR FIA racing series. This racing video game opens you a door to a professional GT racing driver experiences while competing in Endurance racing championships across the whole world.

You will get to operate licensed GT and WTCC-class cars and take part in many thrilling races that are held on very well-modelled recreations of the real-life racetracks that are located all over the world. GTR3 will also have various weather systems, for example – dynamic water movement will allow rain to pool organically on the racing track and dissipate as cars travel through the standing water. Also, the advanced damage system is going to be pretty epic.

GTR3 can be interesting for a beginner motor vehicle driver as well as for the next level veteran racers

https://www.simbin.com

Arcade Racing GameH

Horizon Chase Turbo

Platform: PC, PlayStation4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch

Mode: single-player, multi-player

Horizon Chase Turbo date: May 15th, 2018

Horizon Chase Turbo is a thrilling arcade racing game that is inspired by the great hits of the ’80s and 90’s Out Run, Lotus Turbo Challenge, Rush, Top Gear (SNES) and others. This game thrives on recreating the classic arcade gameplay.

This game has it all – obscene high speeds, amazing landscapes with the bluest of the blue skies – the classic Saga staple.

The primary mode is called World Tour, and it consists of over 100 tracks that spread among 12 regions. It takes you around the world and starts in California, takes you to Iceland, UAE, South Africa and China etc. and ends in beautiful Hawaii. To complete this mode, it will take you a very long time, but don’t forget – you are travelling around the world and don’t worry you won’t get bored because the game is designed perfectly so it always seems fresh.

There even is a more traditional Mario Kart structure – a specific number of races, number of points. And at the end whoever gets the most points – wins.

And now the most fun part – the Playground mode where there is a regularly updated series of challenges that allow you to upload your scores to a leaderboard and you can compare your skills with the rest of the world.

A video game critic Chris Scullion describes this video game: “Horizon Chase Turbo is a hugely enjoyable love letter to a gaming era when the cars were fast, the music was catchy, the action was smooth, and the sky was bluer than an Eddie Murphy stand-up routine.”

https://www.horizonchaseturbo.com