A variety of PS5 racing games are waiting on the starting line to be played. But not every title offers the thrill that many are hoping for. Here are the best racing games for PlayStation 5 – see you on the race track!
Today we deal with speed and have collected all the games to get your pulse pumping. So buckle up, prepare to put your foot on the gas pedal, and may the best player win. Our top 10 of the best racing games for PS5:
10. MXGP 2021
From the makers of Hot Wheels Unleashed comes MXGP21, the latest installment in the popular racing series. Even though many players have been waiting unfulfilled for a successor, this title is still great fun. The game focuses on the FIM Motocross World Championship. Thanks to the graphical potential of the PlayStation 5, old tracks from previous editions, and a new career mode, this title is one of the PS5 racing games that you should definitely check out if you are a motocross fan.
The title is available on PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
9. Grid Legends
With Grid Legends, Codemasters delivers a phenomenal racing experience and one of the few games that also offers a remarkable continuous story. You slip into the role of Nathan Mckane, who competes against the racing rival Ravenwest. Particularly noteworthy in this game are the AI opponents, which challenge you quite a bit and also become aggressive when colliding with them, for example. Challenging arcade racing fun suitable for both casual and hardcore gamers.
Grid Legends is available on PS5/PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and you can purchase it via the PlayStation Store.
8. WRC 10
WRC 10 is a rally simulation in which you’ll be able to experience and discover much more, besides numerous historical races. Manage your team or optimize the performances through vehicle tunings. A special highlight, besides many other ways to play the game, is the career mode, where you can get new skills via a talent tree system. On the PS5, the 10th installment of the series feels extraordinarily good. A great title that will let you dive deep into the world of professional rally championships.
The game is available on PS4 and PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and you can purchase it for PlayStation 5 via the PlayStation Store.
If you’re looking for PS5 racing games that focus on chaos instead of straight-forward laps, you’ve found a good racer in Wreckfest. The title says it all. The game features extremely detailed damage models, allowing you to completely tear apart your truck, tractor, or whatever. Here you’ll drive dirty races in which you’ll always try to damage your fellow racers’ cars especially badly, which is a lot of fun. Spoil the other players’ best times and fight your way to the front – no matter what measures you use.
Wreckfest is available on PS4 and PS5, and you can purchase it via the PlayStation Store.
6. Need for Speed Unbound
With Need for Speed Unbound, the developers of the popular racing game franchise have released their biggest title in years. The game stays true to its Need for Speed formula while coming with modern graphics. Especially on the PlayStation 5, it convinces with its new urban anime graffiti aesthetic without overdoing it. With a large selection of modifiable cars and roguelike elements, this arcade racer provides limitless fun and is easily one of the best racing games for PS5 out now.
The title is available on PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
5. Gran Turismo 7
Developed by Polyphony Digital, Gran Turismo was the very first racing game for the PlayStation and is still a true gaming classic today. The seventh installment in the series was also made exclusively for Sony consoles and provides fans not only with an extremely good-looking racer but also with a demanding gaming experience. Not least with a high level of difficulty due to its realism. Every car feels like it does in real life, whether it’s a Porsche or a Honda Civic. So get into starting position with this phenomenal game for PlayStation 5.
The game is available on PS4 and PS5, and you can purchase it via the PlayStation Store.
4. Hot Wheels Unleashed
One of the best racing games for PS5, and due to its arcade character, it’s for all ages. Because in this title of the well-known toy manufacturer, you’ll have hot races with stylized retro cars on crazy tracks, and they are more intense than you might think. The delightful racing game includes a lot of different race tracks, from basements to skyscrapers. And if you feel like it, you can easily build your own track, which you can test online or in split-screen mode with your friends.
The title is available on PS4, PlayStation 5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
3. MotoGP 2022
Graphically, it’s the best game in the MotoGP series. The design of the motorcycles is really impressive, and the race tracks are an absolute feast for the eyes too. Ride on over 20 maps and play over 120 riders. The title is said to offer a significantly higher level of realism, split-screen multiplayer, and an extensive management career. But even beginners should find their way into the racing genre relatively quickly, thanks to the new Moto GP Academy.
The game is available on PS4, PS5, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, and PC, and for PlayStation 5, you can get it via the PlayStation Store.
2. Dirt 5
This title of the famous franchise from Codemasters shifts the focus from simulation to arcade experience. It offers limitless fun thanks to its technical features, especially for PS5 players, and represents the most impressive part of the Dirt series so far. The title has a very well-developed control and physics system and comes with very impressive, crisp graphics. Driving feels very smooth, even if it takes some practice. One of the best PS5 racing games, in our opinion.
This game is available on PS4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC and can be purchased for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
1. F1 2022
The first place on our list goes to the Formula 1 game F1 2022. Visually breathtakingly beautiful race courses await you, which have been faithfully recreated and are absolutely in tune with the times. Recent changes to tracks such as the Spanish Circuit de Barcelona-Catalunya or the Yas Marina Circuit have also been taken into account in the game. Play with this racing simulation, the best of its series, and also enjoy new features, such as F1 Life. There you’re allowed to build and freely design a virtual home for your super sports cars.
This game is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X|S, Nintendo Switch, and PC, and you can get it for PS5 via the PlayStation Store.
If you rather travel on foot than by car
If you’re more into the dark side of life, come a little closer and check out our rankings of multiplayer horror games or the best indie horror games. In case you want to try something more exclusive, feel free to have a look at the P.T. video game, an incredibly creepy single-player experience for a Silent Hill game that was never released.
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