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Top 23 Racing Games For PS4 You Must Try

If you’re looking for thrilling and exciting racing experiences on your PS4, look no further since our list of racing games for PS4 has it all.

1. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is one of the best racing games for PS4
Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is one of the best racing games for PS4
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One
  • Genre: Kart racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

If you like speed, but combined with jumps, turbos, power-ups and charisma, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled is the game for you!

CTRNF is an arcade game even more entertaining than the previous Crash games — it’s a combination of the classics Crash Team Racing and Crash Nitro Kart — and it’s a good alternative to Mario Kart games.

It has quite superior graphics that represent scenarios never seen before in this saga, including mountains, temples or beaches so well recreated, that they seem scanned from reality.

Regarding for the gameplay, you’ve many options to customize the karts and during the race, you can use the traps, weapons and drifts that are typical of these games.

The game also has several modes that include local multiplayer, Adventure Mode, Time Trial or Battle between teams.

For speed lovers who prefer racing games for ps4 that are different and carefree.

2. Wreckfest

Wreckfest gameplay
Wreckfest gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, PC
  • Genre: Sport
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

If you’re from the PS1 era, you probably remember a fun game called Destruction Derby where you had to be very aggressive while driving in order to win.

Wreckfest goes along the same line; whether in traditional races or in the well-known “destruction derby” mode, you’ve to bear in mind this: the more aggressive you are, the better!

Forget about being a good person in this game, everyone here will take any opportunity to crash you!

Keep in mind that in Wreckfest, the main thing is not its graphics — although they fulfill by providing an eye-catching show of lights, with parts of vehicles flying around here and there — but the vehicles and the brilliant physics system.

In Wreckfest, each vehicle has a different driving style, and each hit you receive will be felt on your PS4 gamepad. The gameplay is frenetic, there is no time to think, so you must accelerate, hit and win without mercy.

Perfect for chaos and destruction lovers.

3. Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise Remastered gameplay
Burnout Paradise Remastered gameplay
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

With no doubt, the games in the Burnout series are known for offering spectacular action in every race. It’s not just about running for the first place, but crashes and impossible jumps are also part of the player’s diet.

In this installment of Burnout, you can explore Paradise City the way you prefer to try and overcome all its challenges.

Burnout Paradise Remastered takes the 2008 game and improves the graphics and performance in a remarkable way, so the visual renovation fits spectacularly. There are tons of vehicles to choose from, and all circuits fit naturally into Paraside City; it’s a shame you have to destroy everything…

BOPR will provide you hours and hours of fun, whether playing alone or against your friends in online mode.

Vehicles, explosions, vertigo jumps and speed. What more can you ask for?

4. Rocket League

Rocket League is an exciting racing game for PS4!
Rocket League is an exciting racing game for PS4!
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows, MacOS, Linux
  • Game genre: Sports
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

It’s no surprise that this amazing PS4 racing game would appear on our list. With accurate and true-to-life physics, fast gameplay, and stunning visuals and effects, Rocket League is a blast to play and will ensure you tons of fun, probably the most exciting game you’ve played in ages.

You’ll be free to perform tricks from simple to ridiculously-hard ones thanks to the awesome in-game physics, and it will only get better as your skills improve over time and your position in the rank increase. On top of that, players of Rocket League will have access to a huge collection of customizable features for both their cars and characters.

The game marks the return of split-screen racing with up to 4 players at a time. Its simple gameplay makes it super accessible for anybody, all you need is a controller to start enjoying it with your friends and families.

Rocket league comes with many exciting game modes including Season, Arena, and Online Mode, which allows you to compete with players from all over the world. Moreover, the online experience is excellent compared to most online titles nowadays, no stutter or lag is recorded throughout our test.

5. Wipeout: Omega Collection

wipeout omega collection one of the best racing games ps4
Wipeout omega collection gameplay
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

Like Final Fantasy, God of War, Persona, and many more excellent titles on the PS4, Wipeout is one of those few titles that have their names marked to the PlayStation platform. Ever since its first release in 1995, the franchise has been well-received for its fun and thrilling gameplay, speedy races, exciting music, awesome multiplayer battles, and not to mention the rapid combat racing style that defies any gravity boundaries.

Wipeout: Omega Collection has taken all of the best games on the franchise and put it in a single “omega” collection that features all the content from the most popular games, including Wipeout HD, Fury, and 2048. You’ll be welcome to explore over 26 racing tracks, 46 awesome ships, and many exciting game modes which would be more than enough to satisfy even the most veteran gamers. On top of that, the games in the collections will be introduced in 4K resolution for the first time with enhanced graphics and music.

However, with a racing game that heavily rely on high speeds, an element that is starting to lose its interest, Wipeout: Omega Collection doesn’t offer any significant changes to the franchise. Even with the introduction of 4K resolution and the return of split-screen gameplay, it’s hard for the title to stand out among great PS4 racing games that have been and will be released for the PS4.

6. Gran Turismo Sport

  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

Gran Turismo Sport is one of those reliable racing game for both online and offline players since its first launch. The game delivers excited racing experiences with stunning graphics, realistic physics, and lots of available game modes.

However, compared to the previous games in the franchise, GT Sport is considered somewhat a cut-down as it features fewer cars and racing tracks for players to choose from. Also, the weathers don’t seem to have many effects on the race. In return, Polyphony Digital has turned their pivot to online gaming experiences with improved and added content.

The Online Career mode is the best to describe it. Now players will have their chance to train, hone skills and participate in online racing tournaments against thousands of players around the world. And once you’ve acquired a notable position on the rank, it would feel so much better compared to playing offline.

7. Team Sonic Racing

Team Sonic Racing game for ps4
Team Sonic Racing game for ps4
  • Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Genre: Kart Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

Another game with similar style to Crash Team Racing, but based on the characters of Sonic, the famous blue hedgehog from Sega.

Team Sonic Racing is a game that transmits nostalgia — well, if you’re close to your 40s — since it includes a lot of characters from the Sonic universe.

The graphics, although not the best of the genre, do the job by conveying all that typical color from Sonic games. The music also includes songs from its previous games and is pretty catchy.

But with no doubt, the best thing about this type of games is playing with friends, either in offline mode (up to 4 players) or in online mode (up to 12 players) forming teams to try and crush your rivals with up to 14+ different objects to attack them.

The game has modes such as Grand Prize, Exhibition, Time Attack and Adventures to play in teams, and you can also customize the vehicles.

Team Sonic Racing is one of the must funny racing games for ps4 you can find.

8. Need for Speed Payback

Need for Speed Payback gameplay racing games for ps4
Need for Speed Payback
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

This game is a classic and a reference in street racing arcade games for PS4.

The game has a strong cinematic character and a very interesting plot: with the aim of revenge, you’ll have to compete against various gangster groups and win a place among them.

In NFSP you can turn any scrap you find into parts to build your vehicle, plus you can choose from several characters, each with unique abilities. In addition, you can develop your character and vehicle through the reputation you achieve in racing and the rewards you earn through betting.

Of course, you’ll have to do a couple of jobs, let’s say, not so legal, so watch out for the police…

The game has a varied gameplay with 5 game modes, including an online multiplayer.

A classic title but quite suitable for our times.

9. Assetto Corsa

Forza Horizon 4 vs Assetto Corsa video
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

One of the most realistic racing games for ps4 out there.

The game is modeled with great care in details and with the collaboration of the manufacturers, it’s able to offer a real and immersive driving experience. Thanks to that, the game has spectacular graphics and an incredible level of customization. On top of that, the physics of the vehicles and the dynamic simulation on each stage are perfectly recreated.

The gameplay is quite complete and offers several game modes such as: Single Race, Drift Mode or Drag Racing, both for one or up to 16 players online.

But be careful, this is a difficult driving game and it can cause you some frustrations, so it’s a good idea you buy a steering wheel so you can experience all the realism it offers.

If you’re a simulation lover, this is a must have.

10. DIRT Rally

DIRT Rally PS4 driving simulation car racing
DIRT Rally PS4 driving simulation car racing
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Game genre: Racing simulation
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

For those who love to fill their fenders with mud and dirt from the world toughest racing tracks, DIRT Rally is a must-play title for you. The game introduces up to 39 of the most iconic vehicles of the sport from the old days to present, each with their own unique looks and abilities. Choose the car that suits your style and the type of terrain.

With over 70 different stages, DIRT Rally will take you to all of the most iconic racing tracks in the world, from the dusty trails of Greece, the muddy and rainy tracks of Wales, to the icy tarmac in Monte Carlo. You’ll be free to enjoy the thrilling experiences of terrain racing with every second playing the game.

With precise control and realistic physics, Dirt Rally is another great title from the famous racing game creator, Codemasters. And even though it’s a difficult game, there will be no bored moment once you’ve played it, the game will only get better and better as your skills improve.

11. Trackmania Turbo

Trackmania Turbo racing game for ps4
Trackmania Turbo racing gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

Some of the most exciting PS4 racing games can have the simplest gameplay, Trackmania Turbo is a fine example when it comes to this. The game features an easy to learn, yet difficult to master gameplay, which based on time attack racing.

Players can test and improve their skills in the offline campaign mode with over 200 tracks on four different environments, each with their own characteristics. Players must do everything in their ability to break the game time limits and their own records.

Moreover, you’ll also have access to the level editing options which furthermore enhance your gameplay. The multiplayer feature both online and offline options with a split-screen mode that support up to 4 players.

All in all, it’s an enjoyable game that takes this twelve-year-old franchise on the PS4 platform.

12. Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo

Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo racing game on ps4 gameplay
Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo racing game on ps4 gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

No one can deny Sebastien Loeb in terms of contributions to the World Racing Championship. With nine WRC title and many others throughout his career, he is no doubt one of the greatest racers in the sport. And Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo is an awesome game that lets you team up with your favorite racer in your journey to victory.

The game isn’t just about the racing tracks. It tells the story of mud, dirt, snow, barrier, conflicts, and frustration, all the challenges that you must overcome to win the title. You’ll truly feel like you’re a part of the story at any moment.

However, players who only bought the game to enjoy thrilling and realistic dirt racing experiences might find this game not so interesting as it features little differences from other racing titles. But if you’re looking for a profound and in-depth story about your idol, Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo is here to deliver.

13. F1 2018

F1 2018 racing gameplay on ps4
F1 2018 gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Android, iOS, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

The latest installment of the world most popular Formula One franchise witnesses the return of the famous French Grand Prix ever since 2008. Along with it, they’ve also brought back the German Grand Prix which hadn’t appeared in the previous version. The game consists of all updated information for the 2018 Formula One season with official teams, drivers, and circuits.

It is considered the most completed F1 game up to today with improvements in both gameplay and physics. You’ll have the true sensation of being able to sit on a 1000+ horsepower vehicle, and how each decision is made in a split of a second.

14. Horizon Chase Turbo

Horizon Chase Turbo speed game for ps4
Horizon Chase Turbo
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows, Linux, MacOS
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

Most of us millennials grow up in the time of classic sit-down racing games, so it always great to have something that takes us back to the old time to enjoy those beautiful childhood nostalgias. And Horizon Chase, being one of the greatest hits of the 80s and 90s, is the first of many games that I want to play.

The remastered Horizon Chase Turbo comes with improved graphics and sound effects, as well as maintaining the genuine arcade racing styles. It should be a perfect game for those who’re tired of the typical modern racing titles.

15. Sprint Vector

sprint vector vr headset racing game
Sprint Vector
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genres: Racing, action
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

If you happen to own a PlayStation VR headset, it would be a shame not to have Sprint Vector in your racing game collection. The title features competitive VR racing with both single player and multiplayer modes.

The unique slide to race mechanics generates unparalleled senses of racing compared to other traditional racing titles. It’s the greatest feelings in virtual reality where you are fully immersed in the digital world, and the sense of time and space are forgotten. Perform incredible tricks and skills on your feet to create awesome effects.

The game is super fun and promising, plus, you won’t have to go to the gym anymore as the in-game actions are enough for a full cardio exercise.

16. WRC 7

WRC 7 gameplay
WRC 7 gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

Join the world best drivers in the World Rally Championship and experience the most competitive tournaments throughout the season. Take on the toughest opponents in one of the biggest racing events of the year.

The game comes with serious improvements after the almost disastrous WRC of 2016. The touch simulation has managed to create a sense of speed and danger while driving in rough terrain or difficult weather conditions. Though it still has some drawbacks, bringing touch simulation to the franchise has certainly been a right decision.

In addition, the introduction of Epic Stages and split-screen multiplayer has made this game much more interesting. However, we still expect more improvements in the future installments.

17. Redout

Redout speedy racing gameplay on ps4
Redout speedy racing gameplay on ps4
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

As a tribute to the old racing titles like Wipeout, Rollcage, or F-Zero, the game was designed to satisfy the most demanding gamers. Redout features fast, solid, and enjoyable driving experiences with an arcade racing style.

With realistic physics and precise control, each of your turn, brake, or acceleration will feel like driving in real life. Not to mention that the most updated graphics based on the Unreal Engine 4 create stunning and powerful effects with each of your movements. Every clash spark will fire, and you can almost feel the wind blowing to your face.

Currently, you can start downloading the Lightspeed Edition on your PS4. It consists of all the DLCs and customizations on the PC version.

18. Project CARS 2

Project CARS 2 gameplay
Project CARS 2 gameplay
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Microsoft Windows
  • Game genre: Racing simulation
  • Game modes: Single-player, multiplayer

This game is the latest installment of the award-winning racing franchise, which features in-depth gameplay and rich contents. Players will have their chance to sit behind the wheel of over 170 licensed supercars from the best manufacturers, compete others in the toughest racing tracks, and even try out different types of vehicles, including Oval, IndyCar, Rallycross, etc.

Moreover, the LiveTrack 3.0 technology enables dynamic surfaces which generate true-to-life racing experiences. Each turn of the wheel, every bumper will make you feel like you’re in the race. Not to mention the dynamic time of day, weather conditions, and seasonal effects are based on realistic data from your regions.

All in all, Project CARS 2 is one of the best PS4 racing games that you would see every day.

19. The Crew 2 – Standard Edition

The Crew 2 – Standard Edition from Las Vegas to Los Angeles
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, Xbox One
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

If you like extreme experiences using all kinds of vehicles such as planes and boats, this is your game.

In The Crew 2 you can choose between 4 types of piloting; Freestyle, Street Racing, Pro Racing and Off Road Explorer.

The game offers you an immense open world with huge maps that you can travel from end to end, competing in cities like Manhattan or San Francisco, either by car, boat or plane, with up to 8 players online.

The graphics also have great quality, recreating the effects of water and clouds very well and of course, you can update your vehicles in many ways.

So, if you want to feel free to explore and race all over the United States as you please, go for this game.

20. Driveclub VR

Driveclub VR gameplay ps4
Driveclub VR gameplay
  • Platform: PlayStation 4
  • Game genre: Racing
  • Game modes: Single player, multiplayer

Driveclub VR is an exclusive PS4 VR game, so you’ll need to have this peripheral. This, combined with the great graphics power and interconnectivity of the PS4, offers a really good immersive experience.

You can choose the best sports vehicles to race in hyper-realistic scenarios. We are talking about 114 city circuits and 80 iconic vehicles, so fun is guaranteed for a long time.

But wait, this game is not a simulator, it’s more of an arcade type, although by configuring a couple of things here and there, it manages to get closer to the simulator experience.

Something interesting is that it has a mode called “virtual passenger”, which you can use to just watch the landscape from the back seat. Of course, the game has several offline and online game modes, such as Single Race, Drifting and Time Trial.

If you’ve some time wishing to try the PS4 VR Headset, here is your chance.

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21. MotoGP 20

MotoGP 20 motorcycle racing game on PS4
MotoGP 20 motorcycle racing game on PS4
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, Nintendo Switch, Xbox One, Google Stadia, Microsoft Windows
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

MotoGP 20 is the latest installment of the official MotoGP game. It’s a racing motorcycle driving title that includes all the riders, teams and circuits of the Motorcycle World Championship.

Being a simulator-type game, you can imagine that it has very realistic graphics and physics. In this sense, the atmospheric effects are quite well achieved, and the gameplay is so complete, that you can decide and supervise the construction of your motorcycle, as well as constantly improving every aspect of it.

The game includes an improved “Steering Path” mode, as well as many other technical and graphical improvements over its predecessors.

You can play alone or against your friends in online mode.

22. DiRT 5

DiRT 5 racing game ps4
DiRT 5
  • Platforms: PlayStation 4, PlayStation 5, Xbox One, Xbox Series X and Series S, Microsoft Windows, Google Stadia
  • Genre: Racing
  • Mode: Single player, multiplayer

Codemasters did it again. As with the previous game in the DiRT saga, it mixes the style of some of its most emblematic games such as DiRT Rally and other DiRTs, achieving with DiRT 5, another awesome rally game.

In DiRT 5 you can travel almost the entire world through 70+ unique routes in 10 different countries, which combined with its story mode, creates a super interesting mix.

The game has superb graphics that represent very well the different weather conditions and the different disciplines offered by the game work perfectly, demanding a high level of driving skills.

Add to this a powerful editor to give the game the touches that you like the most. If you combine this with its offline and online game modes, you will have fun for a long time.

If you like rallies, this is an excellent option.

23. GRID

GRID video gameplay
  • Platforms: Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Stadia, Amazon Luna
  • Genre: Racing
  • Modes: Single player, multiplayer

GRID is another excellent driving game from Codemasters. This time, its developers will allow us to choose between different types of vehicles, including those of the GT type, passenger cars, competition and muscle vehicles, among others.

You can participate in all kinds of races, including circuits, street races, ovals, fast laps, time trials, etc. And all this worldwide through four cities and 8 circuits with more than 80 different routes.

On top of that, you’ll have to face an artificial intelligence that has more than 400 different personalities, which gives you an idea about how tough the game can be.

Realism is also a remarkable aspect of the game, with graphics and physics that capture every racing situation with incredible detail.

The game has several game modes among which we have Story, Single Race, Time Attack, Time Trial, Skirmish and Multiplayer.

Another big one for this list.

Summary: Top 23 racing games for PS4

  1. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled
  2. Wreckfest
  3. Burnout Paradise Remastered
  4. Rocket League
  5. Wipeout: Omega Collection
  6. Gran Turismo Sport
  7. Team Sonic Racing
  8. Need for Speed Payback
  9. Assetto Corsa
  10. DIRT Rally
  11. Trackmania Turbo
  12. Sebastien Loeb Rally Evo
  13. F1 2018
  14. Horizon Chase Turbo
  15. Sprint Vector
  16. WRC 7
  17. Redout
  18. Project CARS 2
  19. The Crew 2 – Standard Edition
  20. Driveclub VR
  21. MotoGP 20
  22. DiRT 5
  23. GRID

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