Guide: Best PS4 Racing Games

What are the best PS4 racing games? Well, it's no secret that the PlayStation 4 doesn't have the greatest selection of driving games ever seen. Arcade racing games especially are in short supply, leaving PS4 owners with scant choice when they want to put the pedal to the metal. Having said that, we've still been able to rustle up a list of fast and furious racers that will provide all the speed demon fantasies you could ever want. From mascot kart racers to straight-faced simulations, read on to see which PS4 racing games are our favourites.

20. GRIP

A sort of spiritual successor to Rollcage, GRIP is a rough and tumble racing game that will see you tearing across both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Vehicles fitted with enormous tyres will flip and leap from floor to wall to ceiling, and it's as mad as it sounds. Thankfully, there's a certain order to the chaos, and the accessible handling means you'll soon be blasting opponents out of your way in no time. It has its problems, but this is a rare find on PS4 -- a half decent arcade racer.


A sort of spiritual successor to Rollcage, GRIP is a rough and tumble racing game that will see you tearing across both horizontal and vertical surfaces. Vehicles fitted with enormous tyres will flip and leap from floor to wall to ceiling, and it's as mad as it sounds. Thankfully, there's a certain order to the chaos, and the accessible handling means you'll soon be blasting opponents out of your way in no time. It has its problems, but this is a rare find on PS4 -- a half decent arcade racer.


19. Tiny Trax

Tiny Trax
 
Publisher: FuturLab / Developer: FuturLab
Release Date: 25th Jul 2017 (USA) / 25th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)
Scalextric in a fantasy setting, Tiny Trax uses PlayStation VR to embed you in the coolest playroom ever, making for a comfortable but immersive virtual reality racing experience that sees vehicles duking it out all around you. The gameplay is easy to pick-up but super challenging to master, tasking you with finding the cornering sweet spot in order to maintain maximum acceleration, all while replenishing your boost. There’s not much content, but excellent use of virtual reality makes this one of the more novel racing games on PS4.

19. Tiny Trax

Tiny Trax
Publisher: FuturLab / Developer: FuturLab
Release Date: 25th Jul 2017 (USA) / 25th Jul 2017 (UK/EU)
Scalextric in a fantasy setting, Tiny Trax uses PlayStation VR to embed you in the coolest playroom ever, making for a comfortable but immersive virtual reality racing experience that sees vehicles duking it out all around you. The gameplay is easy to pick-up but super challenging to master, tasking you with finding the cornering sweet spot in order to maintain maximum acceleration, all while replenishing your boost. There’s not much content, but excellent use of virtual reality makes this one of the more novel racing games on PS4.

18. TrackMania: Turbo

TrackMania: Turbo
 
Publisher: Ubisoft / Developer: Nadeo
Release Date: 22nd Mar 2016 (USA) / 25th Mar 2016 (UK/EU)
One of PlayStation 4’s few decent arcade racing games, Trackmania Turbo is chock full of twitchy, high speed vehicular action. The short, high flying courses are tight and very addictive to learn as you aim for that elusive perfect run. Multiplayer is even better, with lots of options for competitive or co-operative play, including a full two player campaign. What’s more, there’s PSVR support and a course creator that lets you make your very own vomit-inducing tracks. With its moreish time trials and simple controls, thrill-seekers should definitely give Trackmania Turbo a look.

17. Redout: Lightspeed Edition

Redout: Lightspeed Edition
 
Publisher: 505 Games / Developer: 34 Big Things
Release Date: 29th Aug 2017 (USA) / 31st Aug 2017 (UK/EU)
The anti-gravity racing genre went away for a while, but has come back with a vengeance over the last few years. Redout is one such WipEout wannabe, and it's a surprisingly good alternative. We were especially taken with its excellent sound design, sense of speed, and the intense Boss Races. While it perhaps doesn’t quite have the finesse in its design that its inspiration is famous for, this is still a fun and frenetic racer that’s well worth a shot.

16. Horizon Chase Turbo

Horizon Chase Turbo
 
Publisher: Aquiris / Developer: Aquiris
Release Date: 15th May 2018 (USA) / 15th May 2018 (UK/EU)
This indie arcade racing title might not look like much, but it's a surprisingly good little game with acres of content. Inspired by 90s racers like Top Gear and OutRun, the game features hundreds of races, plenty of unlockable cars to use and upgrade, and a handful of modes to master. What's more, you can play it all in split-screen local multiplayer. Horizon Chase Turbo is a slick, addictive, ultra-fast racer that punches above its weight.

15. Sprint Vector

Sprint Vector
 
 
Publisher: Survios / Developer: Survios
Release Date: 13th Feb 2018 (USA) / 13th Feb 2018 (UK/EU)
Another PlayStation VR entry here, but Sprint Vector is well worth highlighting. Using two PS Move controllers, you pump your arms like you're running on the spot, and it's this simple action that makes the game such a joy. The intuitive controls will have you screaming through each race course as you run, jump, and glide through corners and obstacles. It's a little light on content, but this is an enjoyably physical racing game PSVR owners should check out. It's a pretty good workout, too.

14. DriveClub

DriveClub
 
 
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Evolution Studios
Release Date: 7th Oct 2014 (USA) / 10th Oct 2014 (UK/EU)
The story of DriveClub is fascinating. It took some time, but it eventually grew from a botched launch title into a cracking racing game stuffed with content. The presentation remains impressive years later, and the “simcade” handling is a great balance that provides enough of a challenge but doesn’t alienate more casual petrolheads. Throw in the Bikes expansion, the brilliant social features, and one of the most generous season passes available, and you've got one stonking racer. Unfortunately, it's now been delisted from the PS Store, and its online servers will be prematurely shutdown soon. A sad end to a rollercoaster story -- but a great game nonetheless.

13. Onrush

Onrush
 
 
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters Evo
Release Date: 5th Jun 2018 (USA) / 5th Jun 2018 (UK/EU)
From the people that brought us MotorStorm and DriveClub, this boisterous, colourful arcade racer ditches finish lines for team-based matches that focus on objectives. Its vehicle classes all boast unique abilities that'll help your team or hinder the opposition, and they all complement each other as you vie for victory in any of the four modes. It's a unique, bold, and action-packed game that's a breath of fresh air on a platform as starved for arcade racers as PS4.

12. Wreckfest

Wreckfest
 
Publisher: THQ Nordic / Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
Release Date: 27th Aug 2019 (USA) / 27th Aug 2019 (UK/EU)
Bugbear Entertainment is back with a bombastic new racing game that's all about destruction. With a realistic, physics-based damage modelling system, Wreckfest brings your dreams of a new Destruction Derby game to life in great style. It does have some technical hang-ups, but with surprising variety in its gameplay and a unique brand of madcap action, this is well worth taking for a spin.


11. Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing
 
 
Publisher: SEGA / Developer: Sumo Digital
Release Date: 21st May 2019 (USA) / 21st May 2019 (UK/EU)
The PS4 hasn't had many good arcade racers throughout its lifespan, so the arrival of Team Sonic Racing is a pleasant surprise. Like Onrush, this kart racer puts an emphasis on teamwork, but it keeps the cooperation locked to regular races. The collaborative aspects are pretty successful, and even if you don't like the idea, you can play the game as a standard kart racer too. It's not the most fleshed out racing game on PS4, but the on-track action is undeniably a lot of fun.

10. GRID

GRID
 
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 11th Oct 2019 (USA) / 11th Oct 2019 (UK/EU)
This PS4 reboot sees the return of a series with a bumpy history. Thankfully, GRID on PS4 is a rock solid racing game that recaptures a little of the franchise's magic. The handling is great, finding a perfect balance between arcade and simulation, and the career mode is robust, with plenty of variety in its event types. Repetition may set in when you start to see the same tracks over and over, and the game lacks a certain spark, but the core racing action makes this well worth your time.

9. Need for Speed Heat

Need for Speed Heat
 
 
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Ghost Games
Release Date: 8th Nov 2019 (USA) / 8th Nov 2019 (UK/EU)
Need for Speed Heat brings the series back on track after a couple of troubled outings on PS4. By day, you'll be taking part in sanctioned races throughout Palm City. By night, you turn to illegal street racing to build your Rep, but this will attract the attention of the brutal police force. Balancing these two sides of the game is its main strength, but it's overall a fun open world arcade racer with great customisation and lots of cars to choose from. It's not perfect, but this is still the best Need for Speed in a good while.

8. F1 2019

F1 2019
 
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters Birmingham
Release Date: 28th Jun 2019 (USA) / 28th Jun 2019 (UK/EU)
F1 2019 continues the upward trend of Codemasters' excellent simulation series. This latest and greatest entry in the annual franchise sees the addition of F2 racing, as well as all the modes we've come to expect. Little improvements throughout the game make this the best Formula One title yet on PS4. If you're after this particular brand of vehicular action, F1 2019 is the game of choice.

7. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
 
 
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Beenox
Release Date: 21st Jun 2019 (USA) / 21st Jun 2019 (UK/EU)
A wonderful recreation of the PSone original, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is a real blast from the past. Drift boosting through beautifully rebuilt tracks in the generous Adventure mode or taking the racing online is a lot of fun. Much like the PSone title it's based on, this is an arcade racing game with tight controls, surprising difficulty, and lots to see and do. Despite some areas that could've done with modernising, this is probably just about the best kart racer on PS4.

6. DiRT 4

DiRT 4
 
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters Racing
Release Date: 9th Jun 2017 (USA) / 9th Jun 2017 (UK/EU)
Codemasters followed up the acclaimed DiRT Rally with a game that had its sights on a wider audience, and for the most part, it succeeded. DiRT 4 might lack the laser focus of its predecessor, but the exquisite rallying is present and correct, and plays fantastically whether you opt for sim-style handling or the more forgiving ‘Gamer’ mode. It also widens the scope beyond pure rally, and features Rallycross, more straightforward dirt racing in Landrush events, and more besides. The extra modes are good enough, but the A to B rally events easily steal the show.

5. Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered
 
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Criterion Games
Release Date: 16th Mar 2018 (USA) / 16th Mar 2018 (UK/EU)
EA's first foray into remasters sees the triumphant return of one of the arcade racing kings. Burnout Paradise was ahead of its time on PS3 in many ways, and this remaster proves that; its updated visuals look good, the open world racing is as slick and speedy as ever, and the innovative online features are still better than most. With all the DLC included and an addictive array of events and collectibles, this 10-year-old racer will keep you strapped to your seat for hours on end.

4. WipEout Omega Collection

WipEout Omega Collection
 
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: SCE XDev Studio Europe
Release Date: 6th Jun 2017 (USA) / 7th Jun 2017 (UK/EU)
The granddaddy of anti-gravity racing made a triumphant return to PlayStation in 2017 with a gorgeous remaster that brought together content from WipEout HD, Fury, and 2048. The fast and fluid racer plays beautifully, looks gorgeous, and runs like a shiny, metal dream. The recently added VR support is incredibly well implemented too, making this an even better package for PSVR owners. While we’d have preferred an all new entry in the franchise, this serves as a great reminder of why WipEout is so beloved by fans.

3. Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2
 
Publisher: Bandai Namco / Developer: Slightly Mad Studios
Release Date: 22nd Sep 2017 (USA) / 22nd Sep 2017 (UK/EU)
It’s the unrivalled variety that separates Project CARS 2 from the rest of the pack. While it’s rarely as fully-featured as titles dedicated to their respective disciplines, this stuffed sequel’s ability to segue from rally to IndyCar to go-karts with ease is impressive. The fact that you can also mix-and-match everything makes for a highly customisable racer with a dizzying degree of diversity.

2. DiRT Rally 2.0

DiRT Rally 2.0
 
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 26th Feb 2019 (USA) / 26th Feb 2019 (UK/EU)
Building on the brilliant hardcore experience introduced in the first DiRT Rally, the sequel is another tough but excellent sim racer from Codemasters. The handling is unforgiving at first, but it's wonderfully gratifying to master, and the sensation of driving at insane speeds through treacherous rally routes is thrilling. The inclusion of Rallycross adds some variety to the mix, and a few small refinements to the gameplay make this an essential purchase for rally fans.

1. Gran Turismo Sport

Gran Turismo Sport
 
 
Publisher: Sony Computer Entertainment / Developer: Polyphony Digital
Release Date: 17th Oct 2017 (USA) / 18th Oct 2017 (UK/EU)
Sony’s flagship racing franchise has been steadily evolving since launch, and now finds itself at the front of the pack. Polyphony Digital has rectified release day concerns with regular free updates, while its outstanding handling model and online racing remain the very best-in-class. It also looks lightyears ahead of the competition at times – especially on the supercharged PS4 Pro hardware.






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