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PC Racing Video Games

Video Games Encyclopedia by Gamepressure.com

A list of Released Racing video games for PC sorted by popularity among gamers.

Racing games. Category of games about racing with rivals using various vehicles. Player’s purpose is to be first on the finish line or to achieve the best lap time possible. There are titles with land, water and air vehicles which are controlled in an arcade or simulating manner. more

The foundations of PC as a gaming platform are currently systems of digital distribution of video games (Steam, Origin, Uplay) and MMO games that mostly work in f2p (free-to-play) model.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (PC)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005) (PC)

Racing 16 November 2005

The ninth installment in a legendary racing game franchise created by Electronic Arts company. After two Underground games, featuring illegal night street races, the franchise went back to its roots, combining ideas from the two most recent titles with classic elements. The player’s goal is to climb to the top of a black list of the most wanted drivers. Again you get to explore a huge virtual city, taking on different racing challenges.

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Forza Horizon 4 (PC)
Forza Horizon 4 (PC)

Racing 02 October 2018

The fourth installment in the best-selling open-world racing game series developed by Playground Games. The game takes the players to the UK, where they can compete in various races while driving over 450 different cars. The biggest novelty introduced in Forza Horizon 4 are the dynamic seasons of the year.

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Need for Speed: Underground 2 (PC)
Need for Speed: Underground 2 (PC)

Racing 12 November 2004

A sequel to Need for Speed: Underground, a best-selling 2003 game from Electronic Arts, which changed the shape of one of the most popular car racing franchises. The game takes you to a virtual metropolis that thrives after dark. For the first time in the history of the franchise, the city is completely open for exploration. As you ride around its streets you can challenge the drivers you meet on the way or learn more about the favorite locations of the street racing community.

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BeamNG.drive (PC)
BeamNG.drive (PC)

Racing TBA

A sandbox car driving simulation. BeamNG.drive is a debut work of the indie developer Beam NG and the result of several years spent developing a highly-realistic driving model. Players can sit behind the wheel of several vehicle types (e.g. passenger cars, pick-ups trucks, vans) and explore the vast terrains prepared by the developers. In addition, the creators prepared several game modes, including police pursuits, street races, and courier missions.

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Need for Speed Carbon (PC)
Need for Speed Carbon (PC)

Racing 01 November 2006

The tenth installment in the bestselling racing game series originally launched back in 1995. The game lets you play as the main protagonist of the previous game. He returns to his home city only to find his domestic street racing scene taken over by rivaling gangs. As you take on new racing challenges, you take back your home town one district at a time. The game’s mechanics employ the well-proven solutions introduced by its predecessors, while introducing several new elements at the same time.

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Need for Speed: Heat (PC)
Need for Speed: Heat (PC)

Racing 08 November 2019

The twenty-first major installment in the popular Need for Speed racing series. The production was released by Electronic Arts and developed by Ghost Games, which has been responsible for the development of the series since 2011.

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Need for Speed: Payback (PC)
Need for Speed: Payback (PC)

Racing 10 November 2017

Another installment of the popular racing game series, developed by Ghost Games in cooperation with Electronic Arts. In Need for Speed: Payback players get to follow the adventures of three characters - Tyler, Mac, and Jess – seeking revenge on their former partner who betrayed them. In order to do this, they have to face the Familia cartel – a criminal organization with influences nearly everywhere, even the police.

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Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PC)
Need for Speed: Most Wanted (PC)

Racing 30 October 2012

A new installment in the legendary racing series. As the title suggests, the game refers to one of the most well-received parts of the series - the original 2005's Need for Speed: Most Wanted. The game was developed by Criterion Games, a company well-know for the Burnout series. The remake resembles the original game when it comes to dynamic police chases and the so-called Blacklist, where the player challenges other most wanted drivers for races and climbs up their ranks.

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DiRT Rally 2.0 (PC)
DiRT Rally 2.0 (PC)

Racing 26 February 2019

DiRT Rally 2.0 is the next installment of the best-selling racing game series, which allows you to take part in rallies. The game was prepared by the British studio Codemasters, which has been developing the series since its inception.

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The Crew 2 (PC)
The Crew 2 (PC)

Racing 29 June 2018

The second installment in a multiplayer open world game series developed by Ivory Tower Studios, which employs the creators of the Test Drive Unlimited series. Like the first installment, The Crew 2 features open world races taking place all over the United States of America. Players participate in various motorsport competitions and try to beat other players or the AI-controlled drivers.

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Forza Horizon 3 (PC)
Forza Horizon 3 (PC)

Racing 27 September 2016

The third installment in a series of open-world racing games developed by Playground and initiated in 2012 as a spin-off of the popular Forza Motorsport console franchise. In Forza Horizon 3, the player participates in another edition of the titular racing festival. However, apart from the role of a racer here, the player also co-organizes the fest. The game is set in Australia and the map is twice as large as it was in the second installment.

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Crash Time IV: The Syndicate (PC)
Crash Time IV: The Syndicate (PC)

Racing 28 February 2011

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Need for Speed: Undercover (PC)
Need for Speed: Undercover (PC)

Racing 18 November 2008

After the slightly more realistic ProStreet, in which the players raced on professional racing circuits, the popular Need for Speed series returns to city streets with a traditional, arcade installment. Developed by a Canadian EA branch, Undercover puts a special emphasis on the storyline. As an undercover cop, the player has to infiltrate the ranks of a racing gang.

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Need for Speed: Underground (PC)
Need for Speed: Underground (PC)

Racing 18 November 2003

The seventh installment in the legendary racing series developed since 1995. Created once again by EA Black Box, the game brings revolutionary changes to the series, focusing on illegal street racing, popularized mainly by The Fast and the Furious movie. This time, apart from usual races, the player can take part in several racing events, such as drifting competitions or drag races. The game offers a wide set of licensed cars popular among the illegal racing aficionados.

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F1 2020 (PC)
F1 2020 (PC)

Racing 10 July 2020

The next instalment of the Formula 1 licensed racing game series. In F1 2020, the authors introduced new cars and tracks, as well as the My Team mode for creating your own team. The game has also returned to the possibility of playing with a friend on a split screen.

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Fuel (PC)
Fuel (PC)

Racing 30 June 2009

Dynamic races in which rivalry between car and motorcycle drivers usually takes place on the wilderness. Everything takes place in conditions that are definitely not conducive to a prescribed and calm ride.

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Need for Speed ProStreet (PC)
Need for Speed ProStreet (PC)

Racing 13 November 2007

The 11th installment in the popular racing game series developed by Electronic Arts. In contrast to the previous parts of the game, this title completely abandons the idea of illegal races and transfers the action to professional racing circuits. Players take part in a number of challenges divided into four race variations: Drag, Grip, Drift, and Speed Challenge, in the latter the driver who reaches top speed wins. Successive victories unlock new challenges and cars.

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Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC)
Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit (PC)

Racing 16 November 2010

Another installment in one of the most popular racing game series, developed since 1995 by Electronic Arts. Criterion Games, a team popular mainly for the Burnout console series, was entrusted with the task of creating this installment. The title of the game refers to the two earlier installments that featured police pursuits, released in 1998 and 2002 respectively. In the game, the player can pick their side and play either as a cop or a racer.

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Project CARS 3 (PC)
Project CARS 3 (PC)

Racing 28 August 2020

The third part of the popular series of racing games, which was developed by the Slightly Mad Studios team, as was the case with previous releases of the series.

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DiRT 5 (PC)
DiRT 5 (PC)

Racing 06 November 2020

DiRT 5 is another part of the racing cycle focusing on rallies. The game offers a number of improvements in gameplay mechanics and audiovisual setting. DiRT 5 was developed by the well-known studio Codemasters Software.

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Test Drive Unlimited (PC)
Test Drive Unlimited (PC)

Racing 16 March 2007

A new incarnation of the popular racing game series launched back in 1987 by Distinctive Software and Accolade. Test Drive Unlimited was developed by Eden Games, the creators of the V-Rally franchise, under the aegis of Atari. The main change in relation to its predecessors is the vast open world set on the faithfully recreated Oahu island, which can be freely explored. The players can undertake a number of various racing challenges to earn cash that lets them buy new vehicles for their garage.

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Need for Speed (PC)
Need for Speed (PC)

Racing 15 March 2016

The ninth major installment in one of the most popular car racing video game series continually developed for over two decades by the Electronic Arts company. This one was created by recurring Ghost Games Studio (former EA Gotheburg) mostly consisting of ex-Criterion employees. The game's development process was also assisted by members of the Speedhunters community, including photographers, journalists, and drivers focused around broadly understood car culture.

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WRC 9 (PC)
WRC 9 (PC)

Racing 03 September 2020

The ninth edition of the cycle of licensed racing games dedicated to rallying. In WRC 9 we take part in the rally season 2020, sitting behind the wheel of older and newer cars to fight for victory against real drivers.

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Wreckfest (PC)
Wreckfest (PC)

Racing 14 June 2018

A dynamic racing game developed by the creators of the cult FlatOut series and the last two iterations of the almost equally famous Ridge Racer series – Finnish studio Bugbear Entertainment. The game takes inspiration from the previous works of the studio, focusing on crazy rivalry, unrestrained with fair play rules. Apart from having the best lap time and being the first one to cross the finish line, you should also eliminate your opposition as brutally as you can.

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Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC)
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (PC)

Racing 08 February 2011

A sequel to the bestselling Test Drive Unlimited - a game that managed to reinvigorate the classic racing series launched by the Accolade company in 1987. The game is set in two locations, namely the islands of Ibiza (Spain) and Oahu (Hawaii) - the latter appeared in the first Test Drive Unlimited where it is accessible later in the game. The player can freely explore both islands, taking on subsequent racing challenges.

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Forza Motorsport 7 (PC)
Forza Motorsport 7 (PC)

Racing 03 October 2017

Another installment in the best-selling racing game series developed by Turn 10 in cooperation with Microsoft. In Forza Motorsport 7, the players can participate in races taking place on over 30 different tracks, while driving one of the 700 available licensed cars. All of the vehicles can be modified in terms of their performance and appearance.

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