Best racing games on Xbox

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There are so many great titles to try, but what are the best racing games on Xbox?

Racing gamers on the next-gen Xbox Series X | S have excellent titles to choose from and these are our picks for five of the best!

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Best racing games on Xbox

The Xbox Series X | S has a wide array of racing games that are available for gamers to enjoy. Most triple-A releases make their way to the Series X, the only exception being those that are either PC or PS5 exclusives.

Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5

When you think of racing games on Xbox, Forza is the first name that comes to mind. What started as an out-and-out racing simulator has now branched out to include an open-world "Horizon" sub-series.

We're still waiting for Forza Motorsport's launch, so Forza Horizon 5 is the best Forza experience on Xbox right now.

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The Open World: Forza blends high intensity racing with a beautiful, scenic world.
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Horizon 5 is an absolute gem of a racing game to pick up and it's now available on the Xbox Game Pass too.

Collecting cars and exploring a stunning open map are always positives in a racing game, and Forza Horizon 5 executes both perfectly. Mexico is a great location to host Horizon 5 as well, we just can't get enough!

There is just so much to do in this awesome title. Whether you are searching for classic cars in rundown barns or racing against not only cars but trains and boats too, you'll never run out of exciting things to do.

MotoGP 22

Milestone have been producing some of the best motorcycle games around in recent years. MotoGP 22 is without a doubt one of the best from 2022.

While this isn't an Xbox exclusive, it's definitely worth mentioning, especially for those who prefer to race on two wheels rather than four.

MotoGP 22 Xbox

This is the official video game for the 2022 MotoGP season, so there's no better place to experience the top level of virtual bike racing. On top of that, there's classic game modes, riders and circuits thanks to the new "Nine" mode.

We've also got to mention the game's sim racing mechanics too, as there aren't many more realistic than this. Only Rims Racing and Ride 4 get close on two wheels.

GRID Legends

There's no getting away from it, GRID Legends revitalised the GRID series earlier this year. This was the first GRID game published by EA and it shows, as the scale of this title was far bigger than its predecessors.

GRID Legends

The new Driven to Glory game mode puts us in the shoes of a racer that is thrust into the GRID World Series. Live action cutscenes are intertwined with cutting-edge 3D CGI technology to make it seem as though the actors are really there.

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Let's not forget about the regular Career Mode either, which will keep you entertained for hours after Driven to Glory.

Redout 2

You can't beat the classics, and Redout 2 is a new take on the retro arcade racers we loved playing. Think of this as a HD remaster of F-Zero and WipeOut and that will give you a good idea of what to expect when you boot it up.

The sense of speed and on-circuit action never disappoints, this is always a good time.

Redout 2

Whether you're playing through the story mode or enjoying multiplayer with friends, you can't beat a bit of Redout 2 to keep you entertained.

We think this is a criminally underrated game and named the original Redout in our most underrated racing games list.

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Need for Speed Unbound

We've waited so long for Need for Speed Unbound to launch and it's finally here! After originally being slated for a 2021 release, NFS Unbound is now out and it was worth the wait.

Unbound doesn't bring NFS back to its glory days, but it is a fun time.

Need for Speed Unbound

Our full review goes into more detail, but we're big fans of Lakeshore City, which is the most realistic setting for an NFS game we can remember. Furthermore, the art style is striking, adding additional effects to action-packed races.