The Top 5 Racing and Driving Games on PS4

Petrol heads and Speed demons tend to have one thing in common – fast vehicles. Unless you break the law or if you happen to live in Germany near the Autobahn, your options for truly going fast are likely to be limited. Well, have no fear, my speed-seeking friend.

These days all you need is a PlayStation 4 a Television and one of the 5 games listed below. We’ve searched the game stores and the highways of the Internet to bring you a list of The Top 5 Racing and Driving Games on PS4. So buckle up, strap on your crash helmet, as we chauffeur you through our top picks:

DIRT Rally

Metacritic Score: 85

Dirt, the clue is in the name with this title. It’s muddy, it’s gritty and it’s fast. Tare round corners and slide your way to victory as you take on some of the toughest rally courses in some of the fastest cars.

DIRT Rally is a sim-based rally game, with the option of VR DLC. The game may not have full licensing, but what it lacks in the brands represented, it makes up for in its gameplay.

The game handles very well and at times the attention to detail is astonishing. DIRT Rally is one of the most immersive driving experiences available on PS4 and even more so with the addition of VR.

Grab your steering wheel and shifter and live out your rally dreams as you race around mud-laden racetracks to a fantastic soundtrack. DIRT Rally is the best rallying experience you can have on PS4 at the moment and should be sitting proudly on your shelf.

F1 2016

Metacritic Score: 82

F1 2016 has got to be the best game yet out of all the current Codemasters releases. High speed and high quality is the theme here as we a graced with another game another year later. Following the success of F1 2015, F1 2016 improves on its predecessor in almost every single way.

This may look similar to the previous game on the surface, but it’s not until you look under the hood you see the huge difference between the two. The little details matter in F1 2016 and that’s where this game truly shines.

The sound is great and in an F1 game, it’s something so important. The high-frequency roar captured in this game makes you feel right at home. Small additions like safety cars and manual starts to the race are also welcome features.

F1 2016 also includes a much improved and deeper career mode. There are more choices and higher stakes that will please both series regulars and newcomers.

Project Cars

Metacritic Score: 83

For those of you who crave a sense of true realism, Project Cars are the game for you. The PS4 has an absence of Gran Turismo games until its release later this year. Project Cars isn’t trying to be Gran Turismo, it’s a great game in its right.

Project Cars is a game for the hardcore enthusiasts out there. Its huge range of cars varies greatly and will please even the more casual amongst you. The attention to detail in some of the most loved motors on the planet is more than impressive and you’ll find yourself admiring them more than you probably should.

From supercars to beyond, the base game has an impressive roster of motors for you to play with. The DLC alone adds extra 50+ cars to the mix, add that together with the sheer amount of tracks and courses in the game and you have one big drive experience.

I don’t need to tell you that this realistic driving simulator is enjoyed best with a steering wheel. Grab the game of the year edition and create your dream garage.

DriveClub

Metacritic Score: 71

DriveClub is like an opposite game to Project Cars in almost every way. Whilst DriveClub’s selling point isn’t on its realism, or the in depth modes, it is one of the best looking car titles on the market.

DriveClub was one of the PS4 first racers and offered gamers a casual, fun and great looking game. It showcased what the PS4 is capable of in terms of its visuals and nearly three years after its release, it looks as good. Forget the hyper realism you might get in other driving games, DriveClub is all about going fast and looking good. Think of it like the Italian car you’ve always wanted.

The weather effects are some of the best I’ve seen in a game, let alone a racing game. Nothing is better than seeing your favorite ride being blasted in heavy rain as you speed down the highway throwing gang signs. Maybe not the gang signs, but that’s what I pretend I’m doing.

DriveClub has been out for a few years now so you’re likely to be able to pick this game up pretty cheap. If it’s not already in your library, then what are you waiting for?

Wipeout: Omega Collection

Metacritic Score: 85

A collection of classic games updated and in full 4K is proof that the games we loved growing up can truly stand the test of time. Wipeout: Omega Collection is the remaster you’ve been waiting for. It’s packed with content and the updated graphics on offer are just as iconic as they were back in the day.

The game not only offers great graphics but a great soundtrack as well and It’s a reminder that Wipeout is still the king of futuristic racers. The 4K and HDR support bring high speed and the explosive action of Wipeout to life, all whilst running at 60FPS.

Wipeout: Omega Collection brings three games back from the junkyard. Pure, Pulse and 2048 are lovingly recreated and it’s clear to see that a lot of effort went into getting this game right.

Wipeout: Omega Collection feels exactly as I remember, but it looks so much better. After my first few races and several opponent-crushing moments later, I have but one thought on my mind. Wipeout is back.

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Constantly threatening to write a book, but always with a story to tell. Tom has a typical northern English soul. He may sound as mundane as Jon Snow, but at least he tries to articulate. Lover of video games, comics, geek pop culture and wishing he could play Dungeons & Dragons.
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