[Top 10] Best Racing Games for PS5

Best Racing Games PS5
Check out the best racing games to play on the PlayStation 5


We’ve all been there. You walk into a game store and you want to buy a racing game, but what do you get? There are so many choices! The PS5 has a catalog of pretty awesome games that just make the decision even more difficult. It's no secret that the console is going to be a huge success. Gamers around the world have been waiting for Sony's newest console, and it seems like their patience will finally pay off soon.

When it comes to racing games, there is no shortage of options on PS5. The sheer number of titles can be daunting for newcomers and veterans alike. To help you find the best racing game that suits your needs. There are many factors to consider when choosing a racing game for your PS5, but we have narrowed it down to the 10 best.

These games are sure to keep you entertained and on your toes, as they offer high-octane action, stunning graphics, and immersive gameplay and also have that fun factor everyone craves. Keep in mind this list only includes titles that have already been released, so games like Gran Turismo 7 are not included here. Let’s begin!

10 . Driveclub

Driveclub Trailer

Driveclub was supposed to be Sony’s response to Xbox’s Forza Horizon series when it was released as a Day 1 console exclusive for the PS4.  Unfortunately, it had a shaky launch due to bugs and performance issues and a lack of content. By the time all those issues were fixed by the developer, Evolution Studios was shut down and the game was removed from the PS store. You can still buy disc versions and codes for this game though from other retailers. By now all the issues of the game had been fixed and the game ran perfectly on the base PS4, so for sure, it has had a massive performance upgrade on the PS5. Graphically, I think, this game has the best in terms of rainy conditions even now. There also has been a massive amount of downloadable content given for free, so you will have no shortage of excitement.  If you are a casual gamer, you will definitely love this game to the brim as it will definitely harness the power of the PS5.

 

9 . The Crew 2

The Crew 2 Trailer

The Crew 2 is the sequel to the well-received title by Ubisoft. Unlike other mainstream racing titles, The Crew 2 doesn’t only focus on car racing, it also has motorbikes, airplanes and boasts, so when you feel bored with one discipline, you can quickly jump over to another in a matter of seconds. The open world is vast as you travel your way throughout the United States of America. You can take part in races, obviously and various other challenges and stunts throughout this massive map and believe me, you won’t ever get tired. If you are looking for an all-in-one experience because you’ve spent all your money on the PS5, this is it.

 

8 . Need For Speed Heat 

Need For Speed Heat trailer

Honestly, it would be an understatement to say people were disappointed with NFS Payback but finally, EA brought out Heat which had that mid 2000s NFS feel to it. The cars and customization options have massively improved, which also includes the return of Ferrari to the franchise. Although there isn’t a day and night cycle like Payback, you can change between them. Graphically this game will have a massive advantage while playing on the PS5 and it will harness all the potential of the Frostbite Engine. If you want a laid-back casual experience, then Heat is for you.

 

7. Moto GP 21

Moto GP 21 Trailer

Moto GP 21 is the only racing game in this list with a focus on solely motorbikes and deservedly so. The game has improved vastly from its predecessor including its appeasement to new players who are willing to try out a Moto GP game. The game has much better graphics and the overall drivability of the bikes has significantly improved. The movement of the player model while maneuvering the bikes has smoothened. This game also has adjusted it’s difficulty setting, so if you want a challenging experience, then oh boy, this game can make it really hard for you to even complete a few laps. The career mode, although not that eye-catching, is definitely enjoyable if you want the full MotoGP experience. So if you want an enjoyable motorbike experience, Moto GP 21 is the way to go!

 

6 . Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competizione Trailer

Assetto Corsa Competizione is a racing simulator game developed by Kunos Simulazioni in cooperation with the Blancpain GT Series.  ACC is unfortunately locked at 30 frames on the PS4 but it can go upto 4K 60 fps. The game features content from the 2018 and 2019 seasons of the Blancpain GT series, including all cars, drivers and circuits. It features only GT3 and GT4 cars for now. It also includes an improved physics engine that provides more realistic handling for all vehicles. It has several other new features which were not that much prevalent in the original Assetto Corsa such as better customizable weather conditions, a more detailed damage system and improved AI behavior. If you want a realistic racing experience, ACC has got you covered.

 

5 . Wreckfest

Wreckfest Trailer

There haven't been that many demolition derby games, but with the arrival of Wreckfest, that void has been filled. The game, unfortunately, ran on a locked 30 fps on the PS4 but on the PS5 its full potential is seen with all glory. It is an intense arcade racer with no rules or regulations to slow things down. You will race your way through different tracks while wrecking other cars on your path to victory lane. The more wreckages you cause in the process of driving, the better! It is the perfect racing game for anyone who likes to leave destruction in their wake. You can choose from an assortment of vehicles and race on various tracks with different surfaces such as dirt, tarmac, or grass. The objective of the game is to be the first one over the finish line while wrecking as many other cars as possible during your journey there. If you want to chill out and destroy everything while having some Mountain Dew, look no further than Wreckfest.

 

4 . Dirt Rally 2.0

Dirt Rally 2.0 Trailer

Dirt Rally 2.0 is the sequel to Dirt Rally released by Codemasters in 2019. The Dirt Rally series is basically a spin-off of the Dirt series as the main Dirt series gives much more of an arcade-focused experience while the Dirt Rally series gives a much more simulation and realistic feel. It looks extremely gorgeous on the PS4 and without a doubt, it looks fantastic. Like with all Dirt games, there are different rally stages set around the world and you have a variety of classic and modern machines to choose from. The weather system has been refined which will require you to adjust your overall setup also. If you have a steering wheel along with a PS5, this is a must-play. Other than that it is still worth playing with a controller too!

 

3 . Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 Trailer

While Project Cars 3 has been a massive disappointment to racing fans and sim enthusiasts, Project Cars 2 still holds its head high as a proper simcade, 4 years after its release. The game is filled with amazing tracks and cars, ranging from classic cars of the 60s like Lotus to modern cars like the Aston Martin Vulcan. It also has legendary tracks and their classic variations like Le Mans and Silverstone and tracks that no longer exist like Rouen Les Essarts. The driving is much easier to get into than most simcades in the market. There are career modes and championship modes you can participate in directly or climb your way through the ranks. Project Cars 2 is definitely an enjoyable game that you won’t regret spending your money on.

 

2 . F1 2021

F1 2021 trailer

F1 2021 is the first game to be released by Codemasters under the ownership of EA and the first to be released for the next-gen consoles. The game has built on the success laid by F1 2020 and also has made noticeable improvements in different aspects. The graphics provide a much more simulation feel to the game which F1 fans have been wanting. The damage models have been improved, while it lacks a bit of polish, they still give much more of a realism feel to it. The major features of this game include the Braking Point story mode, first of its kind in an F1 game and the two-player career mode, which you can play with your friends. It will also feature returning tracks like Istanbul Park and Imola. The track models are still yet to be updated to the 2021 specifications but other than that it is a solid game. The only downside is there are no classic cars in the game.  Next-gen features like ray tracing are also available in this game if you want to harness the full power of the PS5.  This is a must-play if you’re an F1 fan or if you are looking to start out in this territory.

 

1 . Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport Trailer

There’s no argument which game should top this list other than a Gran Turismo title and Sport fits that narrative perfectly.  While it had mixed reviews at launch it is by far, it is the most polished and well received racing game on PS4 and it has lived up to its expectations on the PS5. Polyphony Digital are still adding more and more content at a fast rate to this game. The online community of this game is by far the best for a racing game as you will have literally no problem in finding an online race. The game ran at a stable framerate of 60 fps on the base PS4 and it has exceeded its limits on the PS5, with it’s 4K support. The crisp details are even more noticeable and you won’t lack any excitement while playing this. There is no excuse literally in not playing this beloved Playstation exclusive.

So, there you have it, folks! The games mentioned above will surely keep you entertained for a long time on the PS5 and these will definitely harness its power to give you the ultimate racing experience!

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