The Best Racing Games on PSNow

The PlayStation brand has always been closely associated with racing games. Whether you’re interested in realistic racing sims, rallycross, or arcade racers, PlayStation Now has a wide offering of racing games for you to set a new course record on. Here are the ten best racing games on PSNow based on their Metacritic review score.

1. F1 2020

For the first time, players can create their own F1 team and compete as the 11th team on the grid. Build facilities, develop the team over time, and drive to the top. The addition of split-screen racing, a new steering assist, and a more accessible race experience means that you can enjoy the game with friends, no matter what your skill level.

Metacritic Score86
Game ModesSingle player, Local competitive, Online competitive
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2020

2. DiRT 4

The world’s leading off-road racing series is back! DiRT 4 puts you at the wheel of the most powerful machines ever made as you face the toughest roads and circuits on the planet in rally, rallycross & landrush.

Metacritic Score85
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2017

3. DiRT Rally

DiRT Rally features 39 of the most iconic and relevant cars from yesteryear through to modern day, representing the cars that the players want, and the ones that make the most sense for the surfaces they race on.

Metacritic Score85
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2016

4. Split/Second

Split/Second, an intense action racing game set within the world of a hyper-competitive reality television show. Competitors vie to be the first across the finish line in a made-for-TV city built for destruction, with the ultimate goal of becoming the season champion.

Metacritic Score84
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Local competitive
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2010

5. Project Cars 2

Project Cars 2 is the next evolution in the award-winning racing series, featuring the most iconic cars racing under the most thrilling conditions to deliver the Ultimate Driver Journey. Project Cars 2 captures the essence of real racing in the most beautiful, intense, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game on the planet.

Metacritic Score82
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2017

6. Need for Speed Rivals

Welcome to Redview County, where a street-racing rivalry between cops and racers never ends as both sides compete in all-out warfare featuring the fastest cars, mods and technology in a gritty open road environment. Play as either a copper or racer, where each side of the law has its own set of high stakes challenges, rewards and consequences.

Metacritic Score80
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Online co-op
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2013

7. WRC 8

The WRC championship is the most challenging motor racing competition in the world. With the new dynamic weather system, climatic conditions have true-to-life effects: rain and snowfall is now an important game feature as variable traction, different set-ups for each stage, tyre choice and shrewd use of the weather forecasting team all need to be considered. 

Metacritic Score79
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Online co-op
PlatformPS4
FormatDownload, Stream
Release Year2019

8. Toybox Turbos

Race for the line in Classic Races, establish your best time in Time Trial, pass as many turbocharged toys as you can in Overtake, avoid getting wiped out by the tide in Escape and beat the clock in Countdown. You’ll also take on bosses in multi-round Elimination mode.

MetaCritic Score78
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Local competitive
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2014

9. MotorStorm Apocalypse

The Stormers are now bringing the extreme MotorStorm festival to a major metropolitan city that has been ravaged by a gigantic earthquake. With all of its unstable skyscrapers, fiery subway tunnels, twisting bridges and more, the almost completely abandoned city offers the perfect playground for MotorStorm’s electric brand of brutal street racing.

MetaCritic Score77
Game ModesSingle player, Online competitive, Local competitive
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2011

10. Skydrift

Get closer than ever before to the world of adrenaline pumping sky-racing where everybody can test and master their flying and combat skills against the deadliest opponents! Admire amazingly detailed terrains based on the most spectacular and exotic locations all over the planet.

MetaCritic Score76
No. of PlayersSingle player, Local competitive
PlatformPS3
FormatStream
Release Year2011

Don’t forget, you can always check out all PlayStation Now racing games at PSNowGuide (where you can filter them by review score, gameplay modes, and more).