Abandonware DOS title

The best abandonware racing games

Racing and driving games simulate driving races by putting the player in a variety of driving seats, like Formula 1 cars, motorbikes, all-terrain racing cars, or futuristic vehicles. The goal is usually winning a race against other vehicles in environments of varying degrees of realism. Some games push it to the limits by adding weapons or dispensing with the racing aspect altogether, allowing the player to drive freely.
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Test Drive 3: The Passion

DOS19904.2/5 racing: car
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Ferrari Formula 1

DOS19894.2/5 racing: car, racing: Formula 1
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Crazy Taxi

Windows XP/98/9520024.1/5 racing: car
Crazy Taxi is an abandoned driving / racing game developed by Sega and released by Activision in 2002 for Windows and other platforms (it's an arcade conversion). Crazy Taxi is set in a city full of potential passengers: get them on your taxi and drive them to various destinations in time.
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Indianapolis 500

DOS19894.1/5 racing: car
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Stunt Car Racer

DOS19894.1/5 racing: car
Stunt Car Racer is an abandoned first-person 3D perspective racing game designed by Geoffrey J. Crammond, developed and released by Microstyle in 1989 for DOS and many other platforms. The peculiar tracks are what makes Stunt Car Racer stand out: you race on a suspended track with the risk of driving off the edges.
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Carnage

DOS19934.1/5 racing: car
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Hi-Octane

DOS19954.1/5 racing: futuristic, vehicular combat, racing: unusual vehicles
Hi-Octane is an abandoned futuristic combat racing game developed by Bullfrog and released by Electronic Arts in 1995. Hi-Octane was published for DOS and a few consoles: PlayStation, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn. It's based on the same code used for Magic Carpet, a well known game also made by Bullfrog.
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Street Rod 2: The Next Generation

DOS1991protected4.1/5 racing: car
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Monster Truck Madness

Windows XP/98/9519964.1/5 racing: off-road, racing: unusual vehicles
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1000 Miglia

DOS19924.1/5 racing: car
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Wacky Wheels

DOS1994protected4.1/5 racing: car, racing: unusual vehicles
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Slipstream 5000

DOSWindows XP/98/95Mac1995protected4.1/5 racing: futuristic, racing: unusual vehicles
Slipstream 5000 is a futuristic racing video game that was released in 1995 for MS-DOS. It was developed by The Software Refinery and published by Gremlin Interactive. The game is set in the year 2110, and players engage in high-speed, anti-gravity racing in a variety of unique and challenging tracks. One distinctive feature of Slipstream 5000...
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Wipeout

DOSWindows XP/98/9519954.1/5 racing: futuristic, vehicular combat
Wipeout is a popular racing video game known for its high-speed gameplay, anti-gravity racing vehicles, and electronic music soundtracks. Wipeout was developed and published by Psygnosis in 1995. Wipeout is set in a futuristic world where players control anti-gravity ships called AG craft. The tracks are often high-tech, featuring twists,...
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Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament

DOS19954.1/5 racing: car, racing: motorcycle, racing: unusual vehicles
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Turbo OutRun

DOS19904.1/5 racing: car
Turbo OutRun is an abandoned DOS action racing game set in North America, developed and published by Sega in 1990. Turbo OutRun is a conversion from the arcade classic of the same name and it's the sequel of the popular OutRun. The OutRun games are regarded as iconic and representative of the late 80s/early 90s, often cited by retrowave enthusiasts.
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Grand Prix Circuit

DOSMac19884.1/5 racing: car, racing: Formula 1
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Stunts

DOS19904.1/5 racing: car
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Road Runner

DOS19894.1/5 racing: unusual vehicles
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Death Rally

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 racing: car, vehicular combat
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Slicks 'n' Slide

DOS19934.1/5 racing: car
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Grand Prix Wizard

DOS19964/5 racing: car, racing: Formula 1
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SuperKarts

DOS19954/5 racing: car, racing: unusual vehicles
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Vette!

DOS19894/5 racing: car
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Destruction Derby

DOS19954/5 racing: car
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Pole Position II

DOS19884/5 racing: Formula 1, racing: car
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240 Racing

DOS19984/5 racing: car
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African Trail Simulator

DOS19904/5 racing: motorcycle
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APB

DOS19894/5 racing: car
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Daytona USA

Windows XP/98/9519944/5
Daytona USA is an arcade racing game that was originally released by Sega in 1993. It quickly became one of the most iconic and influential racing games of its time. The game was designed by Toshihiro Nagoshi and developed by Sega AM2, a division of Sega known for creating innovative and visually impressive games.The game features three distinct tr...
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Quarantine

DOS19944/5 racing: car, racing: futuristic, vehicular combat
Quarantine is a futuristic racing/driving game released by GameTek in 1994 for DOS. Quarantine is set in a dark dystopian futuristic city where the player drives around in a taxi cab, picking up passengers and killing everyone else. If you loved Carmageddon, you will also like Quarantine. Stay away if you don't like gratuitous violence, gore and bl...