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The 9 Best Racing Video Games

With children spending year upon year craving to feel the thrill of the open road firsthand, and adults dreaming of taking a supercar for a spin against a field of opponents, racing video games have helped to scratch the itch from the very beginning. Over the years, the racing genre has produced some impressive titles, which are remembered for their over-the-top action as much as their technical perfection. Spanning from local arcades to home consoles, and seeking to appeal both thrill-seekers and simulation fans along the way, racing games have come a long way from their 2D roots. Eventually, gamers came to expect more than just racing from their racing games, but for purists, the lighthearted cart racers or supercharged car combat simply can’t compare to old fashioned speed. This list of entries proves that evolution never stops in the video game industry, but no matter how shiny or pulse pounding the next-gen action might get, the best racers simply refuse to fade away.

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