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Best racing games for enthusiasts

Racing games are an excellent way to spend your time and experience being behind the wheel if you don’t have the means to do so in real life.

Below are five of the top racing games to try out if you love gaming in your free time.


Gran Turismo 7

Gran Turismo is one of the most well-established racing series globally.

The first Gran Turismo was released in 1997 on the PlayStation (PS) 1, and since then, each preceding generation of console has had at least one title of the series.

The most recent is Gran Turismo 7 on the PS5, which uses the next-gen console’s considerable capabilities to provide one of the most realistic racing experiences you can imagine.

If you have a PS5 and are looking for a realistic racing game, then Gran Turismo 7 is your best option.


Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 is the Xbox counterpart to Gran Turismo 7 and offers superb quality if you have an Xbox or would prefer to game on a computer (PC).

This racing game lets you explore an ever-evolving open-world landscape set in Mexico, where you’ll tackle hundreds of challenges, meet new characters, and enjoy the game’s deep campaign.

Forza Horizon 5 is available on Xbox One, Xbox Series X/S, and PC (Steam), so if you’re looking for an excellent racing game with an open world, this is a solid bet.


Mario Kart 8 Deluxe

Not everyone is after hyper-realistic racing simulators, which is where Mario Kart 8 Deluxe comes in.

This game allows players to battle it out on glowing racetracks in fantasy worlds where physics is but a figment of the imagination, and it can be enjoyed by both parents and children alike.

Ironically, despite being the least serious-looking games on this list, the competitive streak Mario and his friends will inspire as you play is on par with any other racing game.


Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0 is potentially the most demanding game on this list and offers the most realistic experience of what it would be like to be a rally driver without risking bodily harm.

If you want an unapologetically brutal experience where the smallest errors can lead to crashes, then Dirt rally 2.0 is the ideal choice especially if you use a gaming steering wheel.

The game features a highly immersive experience that allows you to race numerous real-world tracks and manage your racing team.


F1 2020

The final game on this list is for the diehard fans of Formula 1 looking to get closer to the real thing.

F1 2020 offers an immersive experience of racing in the prestigious sport, and includes creating your team, choosing a sponsor and an engine supplier, hiring a teammate, and competing as the 11th team on the grid.

Over time you’ll develop your team and drive to the top of the charts to be crowned the fictional F1 world champion.


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