Guide: Best Xbox One Racing Games

If you're a racing fan, you're spoilt for choice on Xbox One. Whether you're a simulation purist or you prefer the more arcade-oriented racing games on the market, there's something for you in this list. Remember all of these titles can also be played on the new Xbox Series X with better performance

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Burnout Paradise Remastered (Xbox One)

Burnout Paradise Remastered (Xbox One)Burnout Paradise Remastered (Xbox One)
Publisher: Electronic Arts / Developer: Stellar
Release Date: 16th Mar 2018 (USA)

We don't know about you, but we'd probably rather have seen Burnout 3: Takedown or Burnout Revenge get the remastered treatment over Paradise. Still, this is the only open-world Burnout game to have been released to date, giving it a unique charm. This is a great remaster too, enhancing the visuals of the original while retaining its addictive brand of fast-paced gameplay. It's also available on EA Access, which is great if you subscribe to the service.

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Xbox One)

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Xbox One)Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled (Xbox One)
Publisher: Activision / Developer: Beenox
Release Date: 21st Jun 2019 (USA)

Following the outstanding success of the Crash Bandicoot: N. Sane Trilogy remaster, it was inevitable that a new version of PS1 classic Crash Team Racing would surface sooner or later. It eventually arrived in the form of Crash Team Racing: Nitro Fueled - a faithful remake of the original with stunning graphics and authentic gameplay. Additionally, Nitro Fueled includes a wide variety of tracks from the Crash Nitro Kart game on the original Xbox.

DiRT Rally 2.0 (Xbox One)

DiRT Rally 2.0 (Xbox One)DiRT Rally 2.0 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 26th Feb 2019 (USA)

The sequel to 2015's critically acclaimed racer quickly established itself as the premiere rally game on Xbox One, improving on the original with a brand-new weather modelling system, upgraded My Team mode, enhanced vehicle handling and over 50 fully-licenced historic and modern-day cars. DiRT Rally 2.0 prides itself on its simulation-heavy gameplay, making this a racer you'll need to spend many hours with in order to truly master its mechanics.

F1 2019 (Xbox One)

F1 2019 (Xbox One)F1 2019 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Codemasters / Developer: Codemasters
Release Date: 20th Aug 2019 (USA)

Codemasters' Formula One series has proved popular for well over a decade at this point, and its latest outing is the best yet. Described by the company as "the most ambitious F1 game in Codemasters' history," F1 2019 features significantly enhanced graphics, as well as the surprising presence of Formula 2 in the upgraded career mode. Even if you're not a fan of the sport, there are plenty of ways to customise the race and difficulty settings to your liking.

Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)

Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)Forza Horizon 4 (Xbox One)
Publisher: Microsoft / Developer: Turn 10 Studios
Release Date: 28th Sep 2018 (USA) / 28th Sep 2018 (UK/EU)

We could ultimately fill this list with all three Forza Horizon titles on Xbox One, but in the interest of fairness, we'll just stick to the latest version. Following Forza Horizon 3's trip to Australia, the fourth edition headed to a fictionalised version of Great Britain and features an exhaustive number of cars, an ever-changing world based on the seasons of the year, and a fantastic set of DLC including the brilliant LEGO Speed Champions. Try it out on Xbox Game Pass.