Top 10 PC Racing Games of the last 5 years
A futuristic indie racing game developed by Aurelien Regard. It’s a scifi reimagining of Homer’s Odyssey mixed with fast-paced action racing game that covers your entire screen with pulsating colors in beautiful indie aesthetic. It’s challenging, vibrant, and it offers an original story.
Follow Penelope, a young girl determined to find Ulysses throughout the galaxy. Explore planets, and challenge its inhabitants by racing. Use your legendary Spaceship to trek among the stars, and dominate the racing field. Its top-down perspective opts for more angular precision and gives players more strategic advantage to taking down their opponents.
Not to mention its electronic soundtrack reverberates around Penelope’s adventures with style. It has a PlayScore of 7.95
Moonbyte’s cult classic multiplayer racing game gets an explosive new improvement. Redline Edition polishes the clunky engines of its original and brings it back to the modern generation of powerful platforms. Retooled and remastered, experience the fun and memories of its original creation.
Now with limitless possibilities, enjoy this arcade racing experience with seven game modes and battle with friends online and offline. For the creative racers, design your own tracks and share it to the game’s community. With its mod support, enhance your destructive mayhem with the most ridiculous designs possible.
It has been 8 years since its first release, and this redefined entry sticks true to its roots. It receives a PlayScore of 8.03
A zero gravity racing game that pays tribute to the classics such as F-Zero, Wipeout, Rollcage and POD. Put your futuristic pedal to the metal and feel the kinetic blaze of its eye-popping colors and vertigo-inducing action.
The game’s movements are heavily physics-based. Each slope, turn, crash and curve are powered by the Unreal Engine 4. Feel the rush every light particle coming at you every second. Step into its online multiplayer and race against 12 people from around the world, or make your own adventure in its career mode.
With over 25 tracks, step into a post-apocalyptic Earth where neon lights are a thing. But it wouldn’t be a racing game with an upbeat and adaptive soundtrack to please your ears while playing. It receives a PlayScore of 8.05
An unlikely racing game that requires no cars to reach the finish line. 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. With its VR support, players can engage in fun exercises that make them sweat and drown their arms with muscle pain after every round.
Built to support virtual reality, Survios' racer is an all around sensory delight. It has a PlayScore of 8.16
The first of the ultimate racing simulation game that immerses you to the delights of motorsport management. Get back to the VIP stands as you lead your team to victory, one race at a time.
Start by creating your very own motorsport team, filling the seats with the best driver and engineers out there. Unlike other racing games, you're not in charge of the driver's seat. Instead, you watch from above, organizing the racetrack to its most efficient form, as your drivers go toe to toe with their biggest rivals. Respond swiftly against other racers, and react to the challenges of their random weather system. It has a PlayScore of 8.23
One of the most realistic racing games on the videogame market. Kunos Simulazioni’s ultimate racer brings you to extreme heights with its fluid gameplay, lush visuals and advanced physics. Powered by an advanced DirectX 11 Graphics Engine, feel the quality in every little detail.
It’s wide selection of assorted licensed cars oozes of regal style. Select from its long list of manufacturers such as Abarth, BMW, Ferrari, Lambo, and so much more. Take it to popular race tracks crafted by the developer’s Laser Scan Tech.
There’s no doubt that this is one fine racing game that sets high standards to the genre. It has a PlayScore of 8.33
4. F1 2017
While 2018's F1 is still hitting its stride, Codemaster's 2017 installment of their formula one racer is at its peak. Showing a culmination of all their racing game experiences, Codemaster reveals a stunning amalgam of improvements to their career and multiplayer modes. On top of all that, they've also crafted a more comprehensive Championship mode. Dive into all weather championships, double-headed tours, sprint, and more--including the Classic championship season packed full of the classic beauties from F1 2013.
Taking the veils off Ferraris, McLarens, and ten more legendary cars, it has a PlayScore of 8.38
Racing is at its most beautiful when it exudes out run aura, especially when it’s set in the 90’s. Aquiris Game Studios’ thrilling arcade racer offers no bullcrap when it comes to racing. You’re immediately thrown into its 16-bit racetrack with your opponents.
Inspired by the great video game hits of the 80’s and 90’s era such as Top Gear, Rush, Lotus Turbo Challenge and more. Call your friends and challenge them to a multiplayer game that takes you back to the good ol’ 90’s with split-screen support.
It’s a pure nostalgia trip to the classics, and it receives a PlayScore of 8.40
2. DiRT Rally
Codemasters puts the spotlight on its offroad racer. Get ready to jump out of the circuits and get down and dirty in the dusty tracks of rally racing. 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 8.66
Here are the Runners-Up before we reveal the number one:
The definitive edition of the Trials franchise that packs two Trials games into one! It receives a PlayScore of 7.90
A fast-paced parkour style racing game with open-world and cyberpunk elements. It has a PlayScore of 7.90
The most extreme white knuckle ride ever. Unleash your trigger happy side and arm yourself to death while you race and destroy your enemies. It has a PlayScore of 7.86
14. Grid 2A sequel to the BAFTA Winning racer from Codemasters, race to the finish line in this well-crafted motorsport game. It has a PlayScore of 7.83
15. Project CARS
Slightly Mad Studios’ very own take on the realism of racing games. Enjoy the intense racing action with dynamic weather, authentic handling and accurate physics. It has a PlayScore of 7.82
Filling in the gaps of their Motorsport counter, Forza's nascent open world racing game offers a haven of excitement for car enthusiasts across the globe. A combination of two heavyweight genres of the videogame industry, Horizon has no shortage of promise. Take in the sights of the land down under as you race against friends across their deserts, dunes, concrete jungles. A world twice larger than their previous hubs, it's definitely the more liberating racing experience.
Share the Austrialian landscapes with up to four of your friends and bite into this venerable feast for the eyes. It has a PlayScore of 8.8