See Our Top 10 Best PS2 Racing Games Below:
1 – Colin McRae Rally 3 Best PS2 Racing Games
Colin McRae Rally 3 is a rally racing video game that is widely considered to be one of the best PS2 racing games of all time. This game features a wide range of cars, each with their own unique handling and performance characteristics. The standout feature of Colin McRae Rally 3 unlike some of the others, is its attention to detail, accurately recreating the look and feel of real-world rally racing.
This game also features a variety of weather conditions, which can have a significant impact on your driving performance. Overall, Colin McRae Rally 3 is a fantastic PS2 racing game that is sure to provide hours of challenging and enjoyable gameplay. Undoubtedly, One the best PS2 racing games out there.
2 – Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix
Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix is a racing game that takes place in a fictional city called Midnight Club: Los Angeles, where illegal street racing is the norm. The game features a wide variety of cars, from tuners to muscle cars to choppers, each with its own unique handling and performance characteristics. Featuring new addons not seen in the original.
The game’s graphics are impressive for a PlayStation 2 game, with detailed car models and environments. An Epic soundtrack features a mix of hip-hop, rock, and electronic music, with tracks from artists like Mobb Deep, Twista, and Nine Inch Nails(The stuff we bump in our cars) Midnight Club 3: Dub Edition Remix is a must-play for fans of street racing and PS2 racing games. Making it as 2 to on our list, and one of the best PS2 racing games.
3 – Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup
Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup is a must-play game for fans of NASCAR. Developed by EA Tiburon, the game features all the (official) NASCAR teams, drivers, and tracks, giving you a chance to experience the thrill of racing on some of the most iconic tracks in the world – very cool.
The game boasts an impressive career mode, where you start as a rookie driver and work your way up to become a NASCAR champion. The game also features an improved AI system and a new damage system, making each race more challenging and exciting(Which we like). Overall, Nascar 2005: Chase for the Cup is an excellent PS2 racing game that offers an immersive NASCAR experience. Making it one of the best PS2 racing games and 3rd on our list.
4 – Nascar Thunder 2004
Nascar Thunder 2004 is an excellent PS2 racing game that offers a unique experience for those who enjoy the thrill of NASCAR racing. The game features an amazing, over 70 licensed cars and 23 tracks, including Daytona, Talladega, and Indianapolis. One of the best things about Nascar Thunder 2004 is the realism of the gameplay(Feels like one of the pros).
The cars handle realistically, and the tracks are faithfully recreated to provide an authentic NASCAR experience(Very cool). The game also features a variety of modes, including Career Mode, Quick Race, and Challenge Mode, to keep playing and entertained. Overall, Nascar Thunder 2004 is a great PS2 racing game that offers a realistic and exciting NASCAR experience. For sure one of the best PS2 racing games!
5 – Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is an exciting arcade racing game that offers thrilling police chases and high-speed races(Cops & Robbers). The game allows you to play as both a racer and a cop, adding an extra layer of excitement to the gameplay. The game features a variety of cars to choose from, including classic police cars and high-performance sports cars.
The graphics are impressive for a PS2 game, and the sound effects are pretty good as well adding to the overall experience. While Need for Speed: Underground and Need for Speed: Underground 2 are more popular among PS2 racing games, Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 is a classic that offers a unique and adrenaline-pumping experience. Undeniably, one of the best PS2 racing games.
6 – Gran Turismo 4
Gran Turismo 4 is a realistic racing game developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2. With an Epic over 700 licensed cars modelled after real-life vehicles, players have a wide variety of vehicles to race with.
The game also offers a high level of customization(great), allowing players to modify their vehicles to improve performance and appearance. The B-Spec mode adds an extra layer of depth to the game(our favorite), allowing players to manage a team of drivers and guide them to victory. Overall, Gran Turismo 4 is a must-play for any racing game fan who enjoys attention to detail and realism.
7 – Burnout Revenge
Burnout Revenge is an adrenaline-fueled, arcade-style racing game that is a must-play on the PS2. Developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts, Burnout Revenge improves on the success of its predecessor, Burnout 3: Takedown, with even more fast-paced gameplay and destruction.. Awesome!.
The game features a new “aftertouch” mechanic and a “revenge” feature that adds a new level of strategy and excitement to the gameplay. The game’s crashes are some of the most spectacular and satisfying in any racing game, with cars flipping and exploding in spectacular fashion. If you happen to find someone walking in the road, they will be in the air soon. Overall, Burnout Revenge is a fantastic PS2 racing game that delivers fast-paced, arcade-style gameplay and satisfying destruction.
8 – Burnout 2: Point of Impact
Burnout 2: Point of Impact is an adrenaline-pumping arcade racing game that delivers fast-paced gameplay and destruction. The game features intense high-speed races where you’ll race through various tracks while trying to avoid crashing into other cars.
The real fun begins when you do crash, with spectacular crashes that see cars flipping and spinning through the air in slow motion. The game even has a Crash mode where your goal is to cause as much destruction as possible. The graphics are impressive, and the sound design is top-notch, making Burnout 2: Point of Impact a must-play for fans of arcade racing games.
9 – Burnout 3: Takedown
Burnout 3: Takedown is an adrenaline-pumping arcade racing game that offers high-speed racing, crashes, and destruction. The game features a variety of modes, including single-player, multiplayer, and a crash mode where you aim to cause as much destruction as possible. Adding to the overall carnage and what makes it a great game!
The game’s crashes are visually stunning and affect gameplay, as they can give you a boost of speed or take out your opponents. The arcade-style racing is fast-paced and exhilarating, with tight controls and an aftertouch mechanic that adds an extra layer of depth to the gameplay. Unlike other racers, it doesn’t have the same level of customization. It doesn’t matter though with the amount of fun that you will have with this game. Overall, Burnout 3: Takedown is a must-play for all racing game enthusiasts who enjoy high-speed thrills and destruction.
10 – Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec
Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is a must-have game for any fan of racing games. Developed by Polyphony Digital and published by Sony, this game is widely known by the racing game community for its, realism and customization options. With over Surprising, 700 licensed vehicles from popular car manufacturers, the attention to detail in the design of the cars is impressive.
The game offers various modes, including Arcade, Simulation, and B-Spec mode, providing a wide range of options for players. The graphics and sound effects are top-notch, and the game offers a smooth and immersive gaming experience. Many agree this is what a racing game should be, with its very authentic gameplay. With its impressive physics engine, Gran Turismo 3: A-Spec is a must-play for any racing game enthusiast who enjoys a high level of realism and customization options.
Honorable Racing Titles:
Need For Speed Underground 2:
The aim of the game is to get players fully involved in the tuner culture(hard not to do while playng it) as they cruise through a massive, open city divided into five awesome districts.
ATV Offroad Fury 2:
Battling across the globe, this game has some seriously awesome levels, they’re so good that they actually made me want to go and give ATV rallying a shot in the Tunisia desert… and that didn’t go as well as I expected it to. Hopefully, all of you have a chance to play the first ATV Offroad Fury sometime.
Extreme G Racing:
Just like other amazing futuristic games, XGIII-Extreme G Racing, will have you zooming around huge tracks with crazy loops, sharp corners, and awesome gravity-defying tricks. You’ll be up against 11 other racers, all riding super fast bikes armed with all sorts of weapons(intense). The winner is either gonna be the fastest one or the one who can blast their rivals to smithereens.
Outrun 2006: Coast 2 Coast:
The core gameplay of OutRun remains the same, with the player trying to make their way through various stages as quickly as possible, drifting around corners in a Ferrari to do so. The main game of OutRun still stays the same, where the player aims to zip through different levels as fast as possible. To achieve this, they have to pull off some sick drifts in a fancy Ferrari while tackling those tricky corners.