Best PS5 Racing Games

What are the best PS5 racing games? If you're looking to get behind the wheel and do some dangerous driving on PS5, we've got you covered. Whether it's realistic sim racers or knockabout, crash-happy action, there are some great racing games already on PS5. As part of our larger best PS5 games list, we're going to tell you which ones we think are the best so far. It's worth noting that all the great racing titles on PS4 will work on PS5 too, so check out our list of best PS4 racing games while you're at it.

Best PS5 Racing Games

Below is our list of best PS5 racing games. These are our favourite racers on PS5, as selected by our editorial team. Please note that this is an evolving list, so it will grow and change over time.

5. MotoGP 21 (PS5)

MotoGP 21 (PS5)MotoGP 21 (PS5)
Publisher: Milestone / Developer: Milestone
Release Date: 22nd Apr 2021 (USA) / 22nd Apr 2021 (UK/EU)

You can always count on Milestone to deliver consistent, good quality motorcycle racers, and MotoGP 21 is no exception. The developer has been building these officially licensed racing titles for years, and this is the latest example of the Italian developer's work, with all the up to date teams and drivers. A sprawling career mode takes you through the racing season as you'd expect, and the racing itself is fast and challenging.

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4. Wreckfest (PS5)

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Publisher: THQ Nordic / Developer: Bugbear Entertainment
Release Date: 1st Jun 2021 (USA) / 1st Jun 2021 (UK/EU)

Wreckfest has migrated over from PS4 to PS5, and it's better than ever on Sony's new console. This is a racer that puts an emphasis on destruction, with full contact races, destruction derbies, and all kinds of crazy events to look forward to. The damage modelling is some of the best in the biz, and the driving is a fun, throwabout experience. With lots of vehicles to collect, tons of varied events, and online multiplayer, this is a beefy and satisfying racing game.

3. F1 2021 (PS5)

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Publisher: EA Sports / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 16th Jul 2021 (USA) / 16th Jul 2021 (UK/EU)

Formula One is a super popular motorsport, so it's a good thing that the games are great, isn't it? This latest iteration from Codemasters is yet another excellent sim racer that plays differently to anything else on the list. Full blown career modes are fun to work through, especially with a buddy, and the story mode is a hammy but enjoyable introduction to the world of F1. Super-tight handling and lovely presentation make this a premium experience.

2. WRC 10 (PS5)

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Publisher: Nacon / Developer: KT Racing
Release Date: 2nd Sep 2021 (USA) / 2nd Sep 2021 (UK/EU)

WRC 10 is the latest officially licensed rally simulator, and it's another great success for developer KT Racing. It features almost everything from the current season in its robust career mode, but adds to that with a bunch of 50th anniversary cars and courses to enjoy. While the handling is relatively forgiving, tearing across treacherous tracks a hair's breadth from disaster is a thrilling drive, and it feels amazing when you pull it off. Lots of fun — and it makes great use of the DualSense, too.

1. DIRT 5 (PS5)

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Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 12th Nov 2020 (USA) / 19th Nov 2020 (UK/EU)

DIRT 5 just about comes out on top, but it's a close race. For us, this arcadey off-roader offers up the most fun driving experience on PS5. Featuring varied events and vehicles taking you to all corners of the globe, there's lots to see and do, and it all feels fantastic thanks to the fun handling model. Presented like a colourful festival and full of character — actors Nolan North and Troy Baker even stop by — this is a confident and brash racing game well worth a try.

That's it for our list for now! What do you think are the best PS5 racing games? Fasten your seatbelts in the comments section below, and check out our list of best PS5 games.