A great way to enjoy motorsports even if you are not a race driver is to play one of the racing games on this list. We made a choice of games that offer an incredibly realistic driving experience and guarantee lots of fun, whether you are playing solo or with friends.
Project Cars 2
Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Platforms: PS4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
Release Date: 22 September 2017
Building on its monumental success with Project Cars 1, the game now has ‘all weather conditions’ and ‘all conditions’ that a racer could potentially face. The developers went out on a limb for this one to deliver you fantastic realism by incorporating sophisticated fluid dynamics to make sure even the rain seems real. The angle of the sun will affect the temperature in 60 different locations with over 120 tracks.
Developer: Sector3 Studios
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Release Date: February 12, 2013
This is a racing game that allows you to try it out before you buy it. The highlight of the game is the fact that you can play multiplayer against over 20 players. For the full simulated driving experience, a steering wheel is recommended. Aesthetically the game is a charm, with realistic sounds and incredibly immersive visuals. Moreover, unlike other racing games, this one will punish other players for crashing into each other giving you an incentive to play clean – if racing games keep this mindset we are in for a treat!
Forza Horizon 4
Developer: Playground Games
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, Xbox One
Release Date: 2 October 2018
Forza Horizon 4 has been announced and it will be out in October this year. With stunning visuals, this open-world racing game features four seasons that change in alignment with actual real-life seasonal changes, genuinely affecting your gameplay week after week. The game enables players to create their own races online for up to 72 participants.
Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PS4, Xbox One, Linux
Release Date: 7 December 2015
The best rally game in a long time, Dirt Rally will test your endurance and driving skills on off-road terrain, as well as challenge you to think strategically as you will need to take care of your car during the entire race. Just like a real rally!
My Summer Car
Developer: Amistech Games
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Release Date: 24 October 2016
Although this is not properly a racing game, it is worth mentioning its very original take on car games, that brings the survival genre into the mix. Not suitable for all ages due to harsh language, My Summer Car is a survival simulator with car maintenance. Your character is a young aspiring driver who wants sets out on a mission to build his dad’s old car from the ground up. In addition to having to assemble every cork and screw together, you will need to find money for car parts buy solving missions for the neighbours, as well as regularly eat, drink, shower, go to the loo, etc. Start the game with spare parts and assemble the car of your dreams. Finally, at the end of the game, you may enter your car into a local amateur competition. Oh yes, and all the dialogues are in Finnish with English subtitles.