What are the best PS4 racing games? We’ve rustled 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. Oh, and if you’re looking to burn rubber on the field as well as the track, be sure to refer to our Best PS4 Sports Games guide. For a more comprehensive list of the best PS4 games, check the link.
Redout: Lightspeed Edition
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.
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Horizon Chase Turbo
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.
If you prefer two wheels instead of four, Milestone’s latest licensed motorbike racing title is king of the road. With all the official teams, riders, and locations from this year’s season, this tough sim racer offers up a stern challenge as you compete for grand prix glory. It offers a stern challenge and doesn’t hold your hand at all, making it a little daunting to get into. However, there’s plenty to like about this game, including the historic content that sees you unlocking the sport’s most famous faces. Well worth a try.
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.
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, VR support, 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 have been prematurely shut down. A sad end to a rollercoaster story — but a great game nonetheless.
These are the best racing games to play on PS4.