What is the best racing game right now?

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What is the best racing game right now?

That's a question that a lot of gamers will be asking going into 2023 and we're here to answer it!

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Here's our take for the best racing games you can buy for Christmas and beyond!

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What is the best racing game right now?

This is a very open-ended question and one that's tough to answer with just one game. There are so many racing games out there, and the genre can be further divided into sub-genres.

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You're also able to separate them by which systems each game is available on, so we're going to give you options for every palate right here!

Simulator

Racing simulators have a bias towards realism over entertainment value. In other words, they simulate the real-life driving or racing series they're based on.

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For us, nothing beats 2022's World Rally Championship game. WRC Generations is Kylotonn's final WRC game before the rights go to Codemasters and EA next year.

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WRC Generations sends the series out on a high, with more current and classic content than the series has ever seen before. Very few games come close to Generations in terms of its realism and sheer thrill factor.

There's nothing like tearing through the forests of Finland one week before brushing aside the competition in the savannahs of Kenya.

Arcade

Out of all the arcade games we've played this year, there aren't many better than Redout 2. This is the spiritual successor to WipeOut, one of the GOATs of arcade racers.

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This game is so much fun, it's an exhilarating thrill ride from start to finish with gorgeous graphics to boot. When it comes to great arcade racers in 2022, look no further than Redout 2.

Motorcycle game

Not all racing games take place on four wheels though, as there are some fantastic motorcycle games out now. Milestone are the king of motorbike games, and we can't think of many better than MotoGP 22.

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The official game of the 2022 MotoGP season has all of the circuits, bikes, teams and riders of this year's campaign. That's true for MotoGP, as well as support series such as Moto2 and Moto3.

Plus, there are also other game modes such as the innovative "Nine" Career mode, where you relive the classic 2009 season's highlights.

PlayStation exclusive

When it comes to PlayStation exclusives, there aren't many better than Gran Turismo. Gran Turismo 7 launched earlier this year for both PlayStation 4 & 5 and it's still one of the best games on both systems.

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There's a huge collection of cars to sink your teeth into, as well as an innovative GT Cafe single player mode. Multiplayer is one of the best out there too, with a wide array of circuits and Daily Races to take advantage of it.

Put simply, if you have a PS4 or PS5, GT7 is a must for your system.

Xbox exclusive

Just like the PlayStation exclusive, the choice for Xbox gamers is also an easy one. Forza Horizon 5 has been out for over a year now, but while we wait for the new Forza Motorsport, this is the best option for a good time.

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Horizon 5's Mexico setting is one of the best sandboxes to explore in any genre. The driving is fantastic, but it's the social aspect which makes Horizon 5 special.

All of the events are fun, but it's taking part in them with friends in multiplayer that takes it to the next level.