Racing games that hit the world by storm

All of us as kids at some point played a racing game with our toy cars. Racing games evolved as we grew up and some us still love the beautiful coplexity of them. We can always find people from different generations who have enjoyed car racing games in different forms. Games such as Outrun, Pole Position, and Super Mario Kart were popular racing games in the 1980-1990’s. Some kids would have played racing games on the arcade machine, others with an Atari game system, and the current generation are enjoying racing games using an Xbox One or PS4 console.

Popular Racing Games

Few games are in a simulation format while others are arcade style. The games which are in simulation format allow users to experience the thrill of gaming in a realistic form. The arcade style format allows more freedom to users and offers dynamic playing experience. In recent year's games such as Assetto Corsa, Project Cars, DiRT Rally and Forza Horizon 3 have captured the attention of gamers.

Assetto Corsa


While playing Assetto Corsa on an Xbox one or PS4, you will be able to test your driving skills while enjoying the various circuit simulations. Assetto Corsa has captured famous circuits such as Monza, Silverstone and Nurburgring-Nordschleife as realistically as possible. The game has multiple modes like practice, quick race, race weekend, time attack, hot lap and drift. You can enhance your racing game experience by customising the car attributes.

DiRT Rally

DiRT Rally is a racing game which keeps you on the edge of your seat throughout the game. You encounter changing weather conditions like rain, snow while you drive through tarmac and off-road terrains. DiRT Rally has a wide car list starting from Audi sports Quattro, Ford Fiesta rallycross, Opel Kadett GT and Citroen C4 rally. Greece, Finland, Norway and Pikes Peak Hillclimb are few of the tracks. The newest version of the game is DiRT 4 which is currently available for playing.

Forza Horizon 3

Forza Horizon 3 is an open world racing game where you can drift, race and go off-roading. The beautiful scenery of Australia is the backdrop for the game. The great ocean road, the high skyline of Surfer’s Paradise, and the rainforest of Maroondah are some of the landscapes in the game. You can pick any vehicle from the array of cars offered in Forza Horizon 3. The game allows you to customise driver character, car, number plate, horn and even choose your own music from any of the eight radio stations. A racing game enthusiast will be thrilled to trythis game for sure!

Driveclub, Gran Turismo Sport and Need For Speed are some of the other popular racing games. Do share with us your experience playing your favourite racing game.