Car Racing Games

Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Maybe you have the need for speed and want to push a vehicle to the edge of the speedometer. Perhaps you're looking for a cartoonish chase around the track. Or maybe you want a realistic experience based off professional motorsports. Below, we've gathered up some of the best car racing games for kids and teens. These games cover drag racing, street racing, and off-road racing. All of these are great games that present fun competition on a family game night. If you need more fuel-injected entertainment, check out our other lists to find the best car movies and racing game apps.

Mario Kart 8 Poster Image
GAME

Mario Kart 8

age 6+

Fun family racer lets kids upload sweet moves to YouTube.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii U (2014)
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GAME

Mario Kart DS

age 6+

Fresh, fun go-karting with cartoonish mischief.

Platforms: Nintendo DS (2005)
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GAME

Cars Race O Rama

age 7+

Racing with Cars buddies teaches kids how to compete.

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GAME

MySims Racing

age 7+

All-ages kart racer is fun on the Wii, better on the DS.

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS, Nintendo DSi (2009)
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GAME

Speed Racer: The Video Game

age 7+

A fun and surprisingly challenging all-ages racer

Platforms: Nintendo Wii, Nintendo DS (2008)
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GAME

BAFL - Brakes Are for Losers

age 8+

Simple arcade racer with cartoony crashes fun for all ages.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, Windows (2018)
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GAME

F1 Race Stars

age 8+

Quirky and entertaining racer filled with silly powerups.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Windows, Xbox 360 (2012)
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GAME

Forza Motorsport 7

age 8+

Exceptional racing sim takes the checkered flag.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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GAME

Gravel

age 8+

Fun arcade-style off-road racing game for all ages.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2018)
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GAME

Star Wars Episode I: Racer

age 8+

Solid remake of fun sci-fi racing in a galaxy far, far away.

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PlayStation 4 (2020)
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GAME

Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed: Bonus Edition

age 9+

SEGA stars come to the track to race and wreak silly havoc.

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GAME

Cars 3: Driven to Win

age 10+

Movie-based racer adds weapons, takes checkered flag of fun.

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GAME

Forza Horizon 4

age 10+

Engaging racer burns rubber with challenging opponents.

Platforms: Windows, Xbox One (2018)
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GAME

Gran Turismo Sport

age 10+

Authentic racing game with intense in-game advertising.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (2017)
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GAME

MXGP 3: The Official Motocross Video Game

age 10+

Solid motocross game for serious race fans.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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GAME

NASCAR The Game: Inside Line

age 10+

True life racing with many modes of play; watch open chat.

Platforms: PlayStation 3, Xbox 360 (2012)
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GAME

Project CARS 2

age 10+

Realistic racer depicts authentic crashes, but not injuries.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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GAME

Trials Fusion: The Awesome Max Edition

age 10+

Driving puzzler revs bone-crunching racetracks, challenge.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows (2015)
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GAME

WipEout Omega Collection

age 10+

Three great futuristic racing games fly onto PS4.

Platforms: PlayStation 4 (2017)
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GAME

WRC 6

age 10+

Realistic rally-racing game made for fans of the sport.

Platforms: PlayStation 4, Windows, Xbox One (2017)
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