15. Opening our list of Top 15 PS4 Racing is Valentino Rossi: The Game
Retrace the glamour of Valentino Rossi's success in this official videogame adaptation of the 2016 MotoGP season. It was Milestone's first take on the series, bringing the essentials of the year's Motocross Championship. Participate in the rallies of Monza, or take the challenge of the thrilling Flat Track Races. A title that perfectly captures the flourishing career of the 9 time World Champion, it has a PlayScore of 7.66.
From a game company that specializes in speedy aquatic competitions, comes another high-octane cruise against the currents of futuristic streams. This isn't some sight-seeing trip, steer your hydrojets through cybernetic landscapes and make your way to the finish line. Execute daring exhibitions like backflips and supermans to boost your speed and beat the competition.
For a game designed for the iPad, it looks good, pulling off that certain retro-futuristic atmosphere. Along with a slew of different game modes, it also has multiplayer modes for local splitscreen with friends, or for online battles with other players. Far from a perfect aquatic racer, it has a PlayScore of 7.67.
13. NASCAR HEAT 2
Although NASCAR isn’t really for everyone, there are those who want to feel the thrill of burning rubber and curved pavements. This sequel to NASCAR Heat Evolution packs together NASCAR Cup Series, NASCAR Xfinity and NASCAR Camping World Truck Series into all game modes.
On top of all that, it has local split-screen, multiplayer and an improved online experience when you’re feeling alone and want to call a friend. It’s NASCAR racing at its finest, and it has a PlayScore of 7.73.
Offering a worthy online venue for the PS4's mass of racing enthusiasts is one of the genre's most respected franchises. Their first title in over four years, Gran Turismo Sport stays true to their brand, creating a racing environment that feels smooth, lush, and reliable. Relish the adrenaline pumping rush of high stakes racing in 4K resolution, or immerse yourself fully with its new VR support.
Aim for the championship title in Campaign, race against AIs in Arcade, or show off your skills in btheir sturdy online Sport Mode. While it lost some points in terms of car and track content, Gran Turismo is nonetheless a polished and immersive racing experience. It has a PlayScore of 7.75.
11. Tiny Trax
Another virtual reality racing game awaits you from the lovely folks at Futurlabs. While it doesn't have the jaw-dropping realism of Gran Turismo Sport, Tiny Trax aims to please with their diverse lineup of imaginative tracks. In their 12 whimsical worlds, the tracks will vary from scenic sci-fi tracks, fiery highways to tropical paradises and icy streets. Squeeze into their miniscule racecars and compete with AI or with up to four friends in the online multiplayer.
Giving us an enjoyable and addictive arcade racing experience on the VR, Tiny Trax is a childhood dream come true. It receives a PlayScore of 7.78.
10. RIDE 2
An eloquent answer to an overwhelming lack of Bike Racers, Milestone takes hold of the genre with their self-proclaimed temple for motorcycles. Bend your knees in worship and indulge in their awe-inspiring lineup of exceptional bikes and tracks. It's a digital garage of today's fastest most iconic wheels. Take them all out for a spin as you explore the game's up to 12 different modes--offering a variety that's unmatched by other racers.
Get a chance to tweak and customize your personal set of wheels and shop from 22 of the world's motomanufacturers. As a sequel to Milestone's debut RIDE title, there's a glaring lack of new features to try out. But, with what it has, it's definitely on par with the best. It has a PlayScore of 7.81.
Just because it's based on a Disney movie about anthropomorphic cars, doesn't mean it won't take itself seriously. Tying in with the latest Cars title, it's story is set immediately after the events of the film, expanding on the rivalry between protagonist Lightning McQueen and the smooth-talking Cruz Ramirez. Revisit the series' iconic locations, and recreate the tense moments from the movies. Other than the two main stars, they also have a cast 20 of your favorite for you to customize to your like.
There's tons of modes to choose from. Work together with your friends in coop mode, battle with the baddies in takedown, and show off your moves in Stunt Mode. It has a PlayScore of 7.9.
8. TRON RUN/r
Another title based on Disney's successful movie title. Dive into a dazzling world of dazzling lights and electronic music straight from the popular TRON Universe. Famous for their sleek and minimalist futurism, TRON Run/r gives players the chance to play around with the movie's aerodynamic wheels.
Enter the neon void as you jump, fly, and cycle as you make your way out of TRON City. Run on walls, and avoid obstacles in disc races, or reach the escape portal in the nick of time in cycle races. With it’s array characters, cycles, and modes, your stay in Tron City isn’t as bad as they make it out to be. It has a PlayScore of 7.98.
See through the eyes of both criminals and cops in the narrative duality of Need Speed's twentieth title. Taking cues from their previous hits, Criterion Games combines their most popular features into one ultimate package. With Rival's twofold storylines, players will not only be able to jump into the reckless rides of rowdy streetracers but also in the justice-fuelled chases of the boys in blue.
Choose between the two sides of the coin, and explore their varying playstyles in the game's exciting open world setting. Play as the street racer Zephyr, renowned for his ability to evade capture, or sign up for the Police Department and beat them at their own game. Two different stories, all with the same fire and fuel of the franchise. It has a PlayScore of 8.07.
Drop into a frenetic and gravity defying formula racer that puts a modern twist on classic arcade racing. Nadeo's Trackmania combines 90's arcade aesthetics with impressive sound design and smooth visuals.
Every one of its 200 tracks is riddled with urban signages fit for the country of your choosing. Ride out the physics defying loop de loops, and prepare a handful of stunts for the bumpy country rides. And, with the trackbuilder, you can pore over every bump or create randomized tracks at the click of a button.
Topping it all off is an innovative double driver mode that lets two players steer a single racecar to the finish line. A daring mix of new and old, it has a PlayScore of 8.12.
One of the latest additions to the PS4's racing games list. In Sprint Vector, you won't be relying on cars and bikes to take you to the finish line. Instead, it's a competition of pure physical power. Take to their brightly colored universe and race through imaginative courses in an intergalactic championship. With characters as vibrant as spunky as their world, each Sprint Vector race is an energized and eye-popping experience. Zoom past up to 8 competitors and feel the rush of being the first to the finish line.
Built to support virtual reality, Survios' racer is an all around sensory delight. It has a PlayScore of 8.22.
4. F1 2016
After the seemingly rushed F1 2015, our 4th place entry is Codemaster returning to grace and form. Live out your formula one dreams and become a racing legend in a career mode that’s teeming with content. Develop your car and career, along with agents, and your team of engineers.
Whether on the track or out, it delivers unbelievable immersion, packed with all the behind the scenes drama. Make pivotal decisions on the track and out, and see your career flourish in the floodlights of fame. Despite the release of their latest F1 title, it's still lauded by many as one of the best formula one games yet. It has a PlayScore of 8.36.
3. Project CARS
In 2015, Slightly Mad studios sought to create ultimate racing game. One that's crafted by the (racing) people, for the (racing) people. And, it seems their efforts have paid off with Project Cars setting the bar on racing realism and becoming one of the most authentic simulations to date. Pored over by its dedicated team of developers and seeking valuable opinions from the world's finest racers, it's probably the closest thing you'll ever get to tracks.
It doesn't just look real, it also feels real as it captures the minor details like temperatures and changing weather. A new-gen racing game that can compete with the likes of Forza and Gran Turismo, it has a PlayScore of 8.38.
2. DiRT Rally
Codemaster puts a spotlight on the life offroad--jumping out of the circuits and getting down and dirty in the dusty tracks of rallly racing. Creating what might be today's best rally titles yet, buckle your seatbelts and white knuckle your way past the game's gorgeous locations. Ride along rain-dipped valleys, slide around snow capped hills, and fling dust around their sandy deserts.
Like a true dirt rally, each stage will require skill, concentration, and patience. The road to victory is rife with overheating engines, punctured tires, and other time-consuming repairs. A hair-pulling madness that's sprinkled with the rugged delights of the road less traveled. It has a PlayScore of 8.5.
1. And the best PS4 Racing Game is Dirt 4
Following the massive success of their Dirt Rally title, Codemasters secures another spot in the PS4 Racing Hall of Fame with this twelfth entry to the Colin McCrae Rally series. Displaying an even deeper focus in the world of Rally Racing, Dirt 4 marks the introduction of a new game mode that changes the way you play. Create hundreds of unique stages in Your Stage, test your skills with highly customizable routes, and challenge your friends to race past the finish line.
With its own collection of majestic mediterranean and Australian locations, it's easily one of most beautiful and realistic Dirt titles to date. Jumpstart your rally racing career and conquer the global stage. It has a PlayScore of 8.59.