Most Realistic Racing Games 2021

There is a bounty of racing games out there to transport you straight into the drivers’ seat of a high-octane racing adventure. With modern graphics and next gen power, racing games can be incredibly realistic and lifelike. We’ve compiled a list of a few of the most realistic racing games on the market, so take your pick and get racing!

F1 2021

Lights out and away we go! Race against some of the best drivers in the world in the brand-new F1 2021. This game places you firmly in the drivers’ seat as you create your dream F1 team by creating a driver, choosing a sponsor, engine supplier, hiring a teammate and competing as the 11th team on the grid.

Explore Breaking Point, the thrilling new story experience. Drive to the top and explore different game modes including casual race options for a more chilled racing experience and a multiplayer mode. Overall, this is an incredibly authentic racing experience, showing the true thrill of Formula 1.

Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 is an Xbox exclusive racing game which released in 2018. This isn’t just a regular racing game though, Forza Horizon 4 allows the player to experience a world with dynamic seasons as you explore stunning scenery, creating a collection of over 450 cars on your mission to become a Horizon Superstar in the historic backdrop of Britain. This open world racing adventure boasts brilliant graphics and audio - keeping the scenery beautifully detailed but bringing some guttural engine noise as you tear through the landscape.

There is of course a brand-new Forza Horizon game on the… horizon… with Forza Horizon 5 coming to Xbox Series X|S. Be sure to check back and get your hands on a copy!

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Assetto Corsa Competizione is a racing simulator and is generally considered a virtual motorsport masterpiece. The game has been designed to recreate the performance and driving experience of GT World Challenge cars. Assetto Corsa faithfully replicates tyre grip, suspension, aerodynamic impact, electronic systems and of course, mechanical damage. All of these things marry together and accurately influence the car’s drivability.

This simulation game is truly in another league with graphics and visual effects, thanks to Unreal Engine 4 creating photorealistic rendering on car materials and even weather conditions. All of these factors fall together to make an incredible realistic racing experience that is definitely worth checking out!

MotoGP 21

Edging closer to realism is the latest official MotoGP game. Delve into the 2021 Season featuring all the official classes, rosters and tracks with over 120 official riders and 20 official circuits to race around. Start your journey to the motorbike Championship in Managerial Career mode. Build your own team from the ground up, select your staff and professionals who will help you reach glory throughout the season.

You control the strategy in MotoGP 21, so think fast and rider faster. To succeed, you need to make critical choices for the race conditions and your driving style so don’t forget to check your tyres and fuel. MotoGP 21 is available on all consoles, harnessing the power of the PS5 and Xbox Series X to create one of the best racing games available.

If you live for the thrill, there are plenty of racing games available on PlayStation, Xbox and Nintendo Switch. Browse all the available racing games here!