Best Racing Games: Go Fast Without Getting a Speeding Ticket
Race around as your favorite characters or in your dream cars with these top-rated racing games
Mario Kart 8 Deluxe features 42 unique playable characters and 48 levels to explore. Plus, you can challenge your friends to races and battles in online multiplayer or on the couch. It’s also quite pleasing to look at and runs at 1080p.
It is user-friendly and extra accommodating to new players with a smart steering option that will help keep your kart on the track. It also comes with five battle modes and 12 race options.
It doesn’t really add a lot of new features that make it stand out from previous titles. It’s also a direct port from the Wii U version with some added levels and characters.
Forza Motorsport 6 runs at 1080p resolution at 60 frames per second and includes more than 450 fully customizable cars. Some of the vehicles include the 2009 Ferrari 458 Italia, the 2014 Lamborghini Hurácan and the 2013 McLaren P1.
You can play two-player split-screen with a friend on the couch or connect online to play with a total of 24 other players. It also includes the Drivatar (driving avatar) feature that learns from your playstyle to create computer-controlled opponents for you to race against.
You will need access to Xbox Live in order to play online. Plus, in two-player split-screen mode, you can only race against the other player and not computer-controlled opponents. Another downside is a few cars are only unlockable after paying for the downloaded content.
Project Cars includes more than 65 vehicles, including supercars, GT, Le Mans Prototypes, and karts. You can race on more than 60 tracks with your choice of closed circuits or point-to-point locations.
You can create your own customizable racer and live out a campaign in motorsport. You can set custom public or private race weekends online.
Project Cars does not feature an offline multiplayer mode, so you can’t play with friends on the couch. Another drawback is playing with the PlayStation controller will take some getting used to. The game is optimized to run with a racing wheel system.