Forza Motorsport has essentially dominated the racing game genre, quickly becoming one of the most frequently tested and highly rated titles. Forza Horizon 5 from 2021 is likely the top game overall in its class, appealing to a wide audience, but it definitely doesn't meet all the expectations of car game fans. The racing games genre is surprisingly diverse, with titles representing completely different dimensions.
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Hyper-realistic simulators cater to simracing fans, while dexterity games prioritize reflexes and completely disregard the laws of physics. And all the rest between them. The most important thing is that productions from different genres can bring immense enjoyment. Whether you're behind the wheel covered in Alcantara or on the couch with a controller in hand, it doesn't matter. Competing with the sound of engines in the background is always thrilling. Here is our list of the best racing games worth playing in 2023!
Forza Horizon 5
- Year of release: 2021
- Developer: Playground Games
- Platforms: PC Windows, Xbox Series X / S, Xbox One
- Game characteristics: arcade with the right amount of realism, open world in Mexico, and hundreds of cars to choose from
Since we are listing the best racing games worth playing in 2023, it's a mere formality to mention Forza Horizon 5, which has already been brought up earlier. Currently, it's not just one of the most well-known, but also one of the most beautiful racing games on the market. You can prise everything here, from Mexico's stunning landscapes to the freedom to drive wherever and however you want, to the hundreds of cars available in the virtual garage.
It's hard to envision a better game for winter evenings, and it's suitable for any car enthusiast, regardless of their level of expertise. Forza Horizon 5 tries to be accessible, which results in things being acquired a bit too easily and a lack of feeling of progression as its main (and essentially only) cons. It's simply a must-have title, since it's available on Xbox Game Pass.
Three biggest pros:
- beautiful graphics and an open world;
- total freedom in your style of play;
- hundreds of licensed cars to get.
Four Faces of Great Britain
Yes, the "five" is the best, but Forza Horizon 4 still shows no signs of aging. If you're not a fan of Mexican vibes, the UK might be more appealing, especially as "four" has introduced seasonal changes, offering a unique opportunity to race on a map covered in snow.
- Forza Horizon 5 in our encyclopedia