For the longest time, racing games have been limited to just one or two major publishers but times are changing, and there are some really great racing games available right now that you should try out. From racing sims that focus heavily on realism to ones that are arcade-like in nature, we are here to cover the best bike and car racing games that you can get on the PS4 and Xbox One. Both the consoles are home to some of the best racing titles you can get your hands on and some of them are not even available on other platforms, so if you are looking for something exclusive, chances are you will find it here. You can play these top racing games on Xbox One, PS4, Xbox 360, PC, iPhone, Andriod or even online.
15. Forza Motorsport 7 (Xbox One)
If you want the ultimate racing sim, Forza Motorsport 7 is the go-to game for any racing fan. Published by Microsoft themselves, this Xbox exclusive title is one of the best you can get right now if you want an ultra-realistic experience. The game is accessible to anyone, and you do not need to invest in high-end hardware like racing wheels to get the most out of the experience. The game offers hundreds of cars to choose from, and there are plenty of game modes to keep you engrossed for hundreds of hours. We recommend getting the complete edition with all DLC as you will miss out on quite a few cars otherwise. You can either play the game online or versus AI if you are not in the mood for some multiplayer action. The best part of the game is its Rivals mode, which allows you to compete against your friends for the best clocked time on specific tracks. It is one of the best ways to enjoy competing against your friends without even needing to be online at the same time.
14. GT Sport (PS4)
GT Sport is one of the best games PS4 has to offer for racing fans. While the game might not boast of the same number of cars that Forza Motorsport has to offer, it does have a solid roster of over 150 cars and almost 30 tracks to race on. There is a lot of content on offer from the game if you want to put your time into it. The game is extremely immersive, and the best part is, you can get the full 4K experience if you are playing on the PS4 Pro. The graphics are top notch, and the game also comes with an eSports mode which is a lot of fun to play. If you like racing games that have a fair bit of realism involved, GT Sport is one of the best titles to get your hands on. The only issue some players might have with the game is the lack of cars. The title is by no means the most populated when it comes to the number of cars that are available for players, but the attention to detail and quality of gameplay prove that quality is better than quantity any day.
13. Assetto Corsa (PS4, Xbox One)
Assetto Corsa is undoubtedly the best racing sim that is available on both platforms. The game offers a lot of customization options, and if you really want to get into the intricate details of racing, you will get thrills out of the game. From the accurate sounds to the crisp gameplay, Assetto Corsa runs on PS4 and Xbox One quite well. With the PS4 Pro and Xbox One X capable of pushing out 4K graphics, you want to get the most out of your racing experience. The game also offers a number of DLCs that you can pick up if you are not too happy with the base roster of cars. The DLCs add some great cars including some of the most iconic vehicles from Porsche. While Forza Horizon is the better sim overall in most fronts, the fact that Assetto Corsa is a multi-platform game makes things much easier for fans to decide. Moreover, with Sony finally opening up to cross-platform co-op, Xbox and PS4 co-op just might be a thing in the near future.
12. DiRT 4 (PS4, Xbox One)
DiRT 4 is the perfect game for rally racing fans who like grit and realism. Codemasters is known as one of the best racing game developers, and they do not disappoint with their newest entrant in the series. The game is also available on PC in case you want to try it out. The game uses the same formula as DiRT 3 but makes a number of impressive improvements. The handling is much more realistic, and you will have a hard time staying on the track until you hone your skills. You can always turn down the difficulty a notch if you are uncomfortable with how difficult the game feels, making it one of the most accessible rally racing games out there. There are a number of game modes to choose from, including a rally-cross and time-attack which can get quite hectic and fun.