If you feel like burning virtual tires, then you should add some of the best racing video games on Xbox One to your collection. From ultra-realistic titles like Forza, Dirt Rally 2.0 and the F1 series to cartoonish races and stunt challenges that can cause you whiplash in Trackmania, we’ve included examples of all kinds.
Forza Motorsport 7
Forza Motorsport 7 is the best racing simulator ever made for the Xbox One. The Turn 10 Studios team surpassed themselves with features that everyone is sure to love. With more than 700 vehicles and endless customization options, Forza Motorsport 7 has arguably the most impressive catalog of cars available in a racing game to date.
In addition to it’s list of cars, Motorsport 7 has more than 30 stages from around the world. What makes them even better is the dynamic weather system that affects track conditions in surprising new ways.
If you want a realistic racing game, look no further.
You can buy Forza Motorsport 7 for $39.99 from the Microsoft Store.
Forza Horizon 4
The Horizon spinoff offers a different experience than the super serious main Motorsport series. Developed by Playground Games, Forza Horizon 4 swaps hyper-realism for an experience that is halfway between a simulation and a casual game.
Set in the beautiful UK, Horizon 4 boasts a stellar collection of over 400 vehicles and tons of racing-related activities. In the main online mode, each server hosts 72 players with cars controlled by artificial intelligence drivers who base their strategies and racing style on real players.
Horizon 4 also includes a dynamic weather system that tends towards extremes, such as frozen surfaces and torrential storms. The track editor lets users create and share their own races online, increasing replayability significantly. If Motorsport 7 is too serious for you, Horizon 4 offers a more relaxed atmosphere
You can buy Forza Horizon 4 for $59.99 from the Microsoft Store.
Need For Speed Rivals
Need for Speed is one of the most prolific racing game franchises of all time, but few titles have been great. Rivals is a game that transcended two generations of consoles, proving to be the most impressive to date and earning it a spot on our list of the Top Ten Racing Games on Xbox One.
Set in an open world, Rivals perfected the chase mechanics of Hot Pursuit and Most Wanted, implementing unique narratives that depended on the role you took on. A kind of role-playing game in which your driver leveled up each time an objective is completed. Rivals crossed the line between single player and multiplayer games by allowing you to join your friends without having to leave an instance of your game.
You can buy Need for Speed Rivals for $19.99 from the Microsoft Store.
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Burnout Paradise is the most recent installment in this series and it brought it to the open world. Set in Paradise City, Burnout Paradise took advantage of improved systems when it debuted on Xbox 360 in 2008. With a similar action and stunt gameplay style to previous installments, it’s newfound freedom helped highlight Burnout’s strengths.
Although Paradise City was packed with various events and objectives, much of the fun was created by the player themselves. The new chase-style gameplay was amazing to see how well Burnout’s raucous formula worked in the open world. In 2018 a remastered version on the Xbox One was released, making Burnout Paradise more enjoyable than the backwards-compatible original on current hardware.
Codemasters has developed the F1 series for over a decade, and it just keeps getting better. So it’s no surprise that F1 2020 has earned a spot on our list of the Top Ten Racing Games on the Xbox One.
F1 2020, an exact replica of the 2020 Formula One world championship, features all 22 circuits, 10 teams and 22 drivers participating in the 2020 season. There is no better way to feel close to the Formula One action than with F1 2020. It’s photorealistic graphics are particularly impressive.
With a collection of luxury F1 cars, including the McLaren M23, and a progression system that forces you to make decisions related to car improvements that will affect the rest of the season, F1 2020 is a fascinating and well-done approach to the Formula One races that you should not miss.
You can buy F1 2020 for $59.99 from the Microsoft Store.
DiRT Rally 2.0
Codemasters is one of the leading racing game production companies of the modern age and their success continues with Dirt Rally 2.0. This title includes more than 50 vehicles created for off-road racing and six different locations including New Zealand, Poland, Australia and Argentina. It’s controls and physics are the most realistic you will see in a racing game. This title is not for casual gamers. Instead, it is perfect for those looking for something beyond standard street and track racing.
Since this is the official game of the FIA World Rallycross Championship, Dirt Rally 2.0 includes several different racing series in legendary locations such as Holjes and Barcelona. Drivers can feel that they truly are the best of the best.
You can buy DiRT Rally 2.0 for $39.99 from the Microsoft Store.
Trackmania is perfect for fast games, and it doesn’t matter if you want to play solo or multiplayer. Unlike other games on this list, the tracks in Trackmania Turbo are very short.
With over 200 in total, your goal in many of the single player events is to beat the clock while doing tricks. It is a complicated task that forces you to quickly know each track.
A new co-op mode puts two players in control of a car simultaneously. Unlike most racing games today, it also has a local multiplayer mode for up to four players. In addition, it has a track editor with which you can create and share new tracks.
You can buy Trackmania Turbo for $39.99 from the Microsoft Store.
That wraps up our top 7 racing games on the Xbox One. Once again, most of these games are available on Xbox Game Pass or EA Play. Stay tuned to Generation Xbox for more features and everything else from the world of Xbox!