The best racing games on the Xbox Game Pass

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Racing games have come a long way since the days of Mario Kart on the SNES.

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From the legendary Driver franchise to whacky arcade titles like Crazy Taxi, there have been many hits over the years, but not all are accessible to everyone. Prices of consoles and games have gone up over the years, so we have found the best racing game titles that feature on the very accessible Xbox Game Pass. Don't worry, we have you covered.

Forza Horizon 4

For the racing game fans out there who love to drive down scenic routes and take in the sights, Forza Horizon 4 is the title for you. Playground Games manages to beautifully blend high-octane racing and relaxing, stunning scenery into the perfect game. It is an absolute gem of a racing game to pick up on the Xbox Game Pass.

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The Open World: Forza blends high intensity racing with a beautiful, scenic world.

From the realistic approach with collecting real-life cars, to the fantastic feature of changing seasons. This game is perfect for newcomers and experts alike. 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.

Collecting cars and exploring a stunning open map are always positives in a racing game, and Forza executes both perfectly. With Forza Horizon 5 and a new setting in Mexico rapidly approaching, why not take a drive through the open roads of Great Britain and get lost in the experience that is Forza Horizon 4. You won't regret it. 

Burnout Paradise: Remastered

When Burnout Paradise was first released back in 2008, we were all blown away by its approach to open-world gameplay. Whilst not having any real-life cars within the game to admire, it manages to divert its focus away from realism to what we all love Burnout for; Crashing. However, despite it being a classic, it was outdated, so EA did the right thing and remastered the entire game. 

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Burnout: a remastered classic that never gets old, youll love this chaotic title.

Gone were the sub-par graphics. The remastered version introduced us all to a stunning Paradise city that gleamed with sunshine and mayhem. This game is just fun. The chaotic nature of Paradise City pulls gamers in and keeps them hooked. If you have never played burnout before, hop onto the game pass now and download Paradise. You're missing out!

The multiplayer side of things is just as fun as the single-player game. Who doesn't enjoy trying to wreck their friend's cars in an all-out war? With EA Play being an add-on to the game pass, it is easy to go and find Burnout. It's an exhilarating experience.



The title of the game gives it away. Wreckfest is absolute carange. It's all about bending the rules of conventional racing and it takes contact racing to another level.

Released three years ago, this Underrated gem has been a smash hit ever since it became available on the Xbox Game Pass. If you love the tension in a race, then you'll love Wreckfest. Mixing tense races with over-the-top crashes, Wreckfest is a chaotic race to the finish line.

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Carnage: This game is all about the mayhem

The game features an abundance of customisation and gives you the option to race in both demolition derbies and conventional track events. Upgrading your vehicle as the game goes on is a vital feature as you will want your car to withstand every crash you have.

Wreckfest is an absolute bonkers title that gives you absurdly fun races and fantastic updated graphics, so why not get it on the game pass? 


This title takes us as the driver away from the safety of the racing track and immerses us into an off-world adventure. Released in 2020, Snowrunner is a vastly different experience from most racing games. The main goal of the game is to deliver cargo in many different locations, each becoming more dangerous as the game goes on.

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Snowrunner: An off-road thrill of a game

whether it's ice-cold and snowy terrain or muddy forests, your goal is to get to your destination without taking too much damage. Sounds easy right? a tense thrill of a game, Snowrunner constantly updates its conent and keeps things fresh and exciting for its fans.

The wide variety of aesthetic and mechanical customisations helps players change their vehicles enough to match the increasingly difficult locations. Snowrunner is a fantastic title and it deserves its place on the Xbox Game Pass. If you are looking for adventure in your racing game then Snowrunner is for you. We recommend downloading it now.