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 in the world. Arcade racing games are in especially 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. 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.
20. Tiny Trax
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.
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.
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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.
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.
16. MotoGP 20
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.