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The most popular racing: car games

Racing games are traditionally car racing games. Players just love driving at maximum speed vehicles on four wheels: Formula 1 cars, 4WD, sports cars and even Micro Machines. Car racing (and driving) games are usually simulations or action games.

Most popular racing: car games

Grand Theft Auto
action-adventureDOS, Windows XP/98/95
Crazy Taxi
racingWindows XP/98/95
Need for Speed II: SE
racingWindows XP/98/95
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Grand Theft Auto

DOSWindows XP/98/9519974/5 DMA Design
In Grand Theft Auto the player takes the role of a criminal who can freely roam around the city (Liberty City) completing tasks for the local mobs: stealing cars, killing pedestrians, all of it while avoiding the police and the army. The freedom of gameplay and the "I'm the bad guy" appeal of the game made the Grand Theft Auto series very popular.
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Crazy Taxi

Windows XP/98/9520024.1/5 Sega
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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Need for Speed II: SE

Windows XP/98/9519974/5 Electronic Arts
Need for Speed II is a racing video game developed and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in 1997 as the second installment in the popular Need for Speed series. NFS2:SE focused on high-speed racing with exotic cars. It featured a variety of modes, including single-player races, multiplayer, and a tournament mode where players could...
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Midtown Madness

Windows XP/98/951999demo4.2/5 Angel Studios
Midtown Madness is a car racing game developed by Angel Studios (later known as Rockstar San Diego) and released by Microsoft in 1999 for Windows. Midtown Madness is known for its open-world design, allowing players to explore a virtual representation of Chicago and engage in various racing events and challenges within the city.
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Grand Theft Auto 2

Windows XP/98/9519994.1/5 DMA Design
Grand Theft Auto 2 is the second chapter in the successful Grand Theft Auto series. GTA 2 is an abandoned top-down action-adventure / driving hybrid game developed by DMA Design and released by Rockstar Games in 1999 for various platforms, including PlayStation, Microsoft Windows, and Game Boy Color. GTA2 is set in a fictional city called "Any...
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The Need for Speed

DOS19954.2/5 Electronic Arts
The Need for Speed is a first-person perspective racing game developed and published by Electronic Arts in 1995 for DOS where the main goal is to win race after race in a variety of game modes. In the process, the player must elude traffic, pedestrians, and the police.
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Formula 1 Grand Prix

DOS19914.2/5 MicroProse Software
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Carmageddon

DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Stainless Games
Carmageddon was a controversial and violent vehicular combat / car racing game, where the player must compete against a number of computer controlled opponents. Running over pedestrians and damaging opponents cars grant time bonuses and credits to be spent for upgrades.
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Death Rally

DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
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Grand Prix 2

DOS19954.3/5 MicroProse Software
Grand Prix 2 is an abandoned Formula 1 racing game designed by Geoff Crammond and published by MicroProse Software in 1995 for DOS. Grand Prix 2 is the sequel to Formula One Grand Prix and was a one-man project (which was uncommon at the time). Grand Prix 2 was essentially an accurate simulation of the 1994 Formula 1 season.
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Interstate '76

Windows XP/98/951997protected4.3/5 Activision
Interstate '76 is a vehicular combat video game developed and published by Activision. It was released in 1997 for Microsoft Windows. The game is set in an alternate history 1976, featuring a stylized 1970s atmosphere with a unique blend of vehicular combat and first-person shooter elements. Players assume the role of a vigilante named Groove ...
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OutRun

DOS19894.2/5 Sega
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Micro Machines

DOS19944.3/5 Codemasters
Micro Machines is an abandoned racing game developed and released by Codemasters in 1994 based on the Micro Machines toy line. Micro Machines was published for DOS, but also for Amiga, Game Boy, Game Gear, Genesis, NES, SEGA Master System and SNES. Codemasters released a sequel called Micro Machines 2: Turbo Tournament.
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Lotus: The ultimate challenge

DOS19934.2/5 Magnetic Fields
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Stunts

DOS19904.1/5 Distinctive Software
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Stunt Car Racer

DOS19894.1/5 Microstyle
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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Test Drive

DOS19874.2/5 Distinctive Software
Test Drive is an abandoned racing game developed by Distinctive Software and released by Accolade in 1987 for DOS and Amiga, Apple II, Atari ST, Commodore 64. This is the game that started the whole Test Drive franchise. Gameplay is fairly simple and consists of driving sports cars on a mountain road while avoiding police cars.
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Sega Rally Championship

Windows XP/98/95Windows19953.6/5 Sega
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Turbo OutRun

DOS19904.1/5 Sega
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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Quarantine

DOS19944/5 Imagexcel
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...
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Beverly Hills Cop

DOS19903.2/5 Tynesoft Computer Software
The Beverly Hills Cop video game by Tynesoft is an action-adventure game based on the popular film franchise starring Eddie Murphy. It was released in 1990 for various home computer platforms, including the Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum, and Amstrad CPC.In the game, players take on the role of Axel Foley, the wise-cracking detective played by Murphy in...
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Whiplash

DOS19954.3/5 Gremlin Graphics / Gremlin Interactive
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Grand Prix Circuit

DOSMac OS19884.1/5 Distinctive Software
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The Duel: Test Drive 2

DOS19894.2/5 Distinctive Software
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Robocop 3

DOS19923.9/5 Digital Image Design
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Big Red Racing

DOS19954/5 The Big Red Software Company
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Deathtrack

DOS19893.9/5 Dynamix
Deathtrack is an abandoned racing vehicular combat game set in a post-apocalyptic North America. Deathtrack is a mix of high-speed racing and combat and was developed by Dynamix and released by Activision in 1989 for DOS.
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Crazy Cars 3

DOS19924.2/5 Titus Interactive
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Fire and Forget

DOS19883.8/5 Titus Interactive
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Indianapolis 500

DOS19894.2/5 Papyrus Design Group