Ever since video gaming became a thing, racing games have always been a staple in the industry. This is perhaps because the games are extremely accessible, easy to play and loads of fun when competing against your friends. This is what initially motivated us to put together a list of racing games that can be played along with friends in a multiplayer setting, either locally through a LAN or using an internet connection to connect with your friends online, and the result is the following list. So if you are looking to hit the pedal to the metal with your friends this season, here’s the list of best multiplayer racing games to look out for. You can play these top multiplayer racing games on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Andriod or even online.
17. The Crew 2 (2018)
The Crew is probably the most ambitious title in this list allowing the players to control a variety of vehicles including water and air vehicles and we were expecting a lot from the game ever. However, the first installment in the series disappointed the fans and hence Ivory Tower took up the challenge of developing an appropriate sequel for the game and The Crew 2 was released in 2018 to overall positive reviews. The game has managed to fix most of the issues that had plagued the first title, making it an extremely polished version of The Crew. Players have the option to switch between vehicles instantly and each has its own physics, making the game quite different for people controlling different vehicles. The game has shown much promise and we await future updates that will add more content to the same.
16. Motorstorm Apocalypse (2011)
Motorstorm Apocalypse is the first game in the series to be set in a huge metropolis rather than natural settings such as canyons and river valleys. The game is a fresh take on the racing genre and allows the player to race through an apocalyptic city in between disastrous events. Buildings and bridges collapse during the course of the race and players need to actively keep up with the changes in order to avoid crashing. You are able to play through the campaign which is story driven or try your chances at the multiplayer setting that allows you to compete against your friends.
15. Blazerush (2014)
Blazerush is a modern adaptation of top-down 3D combat racers where players compete against each other to cross the finish line first while evading weapons triggered by other players. The game contains a variety of weapons to choose from, each having its own attribute similar to the Kart racing games but the view is top down making controls a tiny bit harder. It focuses mainly on splitscreen multiplayer allowing up to 4 players to join the game locally. This is a fun little racing game we highly recommend if you are looking to have a party with your friends over the weekend.