Must Play Xbox Series X Racing Games

Published: Dec 11, 2021

The Xbox Series X has not been out for long and trying to get one during a restock crunch has been tough. If you have managed to luck out and snag yourself one, we’ve put together a collection of 5 must-play games for racing fans. The selection of current-gen racing games isn't yet as robust as what is available on last-gen consoles, but we tried to include something for every play syle. Whether you're into realism, arcade, or something inbetween, one of these games is sure to keep you entertained.

Racing games are a big category, with every generation getting flooded with a lot of haves and have-nots. The Forza series has always been a big hit with Xbox owners and we like how Horizon combines simulation with arcade to create a well-round racing experience for all players. For those who are looking for a motorcycle simulation, MotoGP and Ride are both great games to have. For those who are really into rally cars, WRC is the game for you. The arcade racer has some Need For Speed options available but nothing that was released specifically for the Xbox Series X|S.

There are a couple of games that we are very excited for heading into 2022. MX Vs ATV Legends is the latest in a series of motocross and ATV games that is sure to be filled with tricks and thrills. Test Drive Unlimited Solar Crown is also on our radar as we have been long-time fans of the Test Drive series. Since these games have not been released yet and little details are currently available, we will save those games for another list on another day.

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Forza Horizon 5


About Forza Horizon 5

Forza Horizon 5 is an arcade-simulation racing video game, and the fifth installment in the Forza Horizon series. The game takes place in the fictional representation of southern Mexico, where players can explore a variety of different environments such as beaches, rainforests and deserts. Join racers from around the world and compete on or off the road to become the biggest star the Horizon Festival has ever seen.

Style: Arcade, Simulation

Release Date: November 09, 2021


Forza Horizon 4


About Forza Horizon 4

Forza Horizon 4 is a highly anticipated, open-world racing game set in Britain. It features dynamic seasons and allows players to drive on different types of terrain, including off-road paths and race tracks. You can also build your own race events or just explore the vast world with friends. Original realeased on the Xbox One in 2018, Forza Horizon 4 was Xbox Series X|S Optimized and re-released in 2020.

Style: Arcade, Simulation

Release Date: November 10, 2020


Ride 4


About Ride 4

Ride 4 is a motorcycle simulation game that offers a new and improved biking experience. The latest edition of Ride 4 features remodeled bikes, enhanced customization tools, and dynamic weather. Ride day or night, rain or shine on over 15 tracks and on your choice of over 100 bikes. With updates to all the game’s core features, Ride 4 is the ultimate motorcycle racing game.

Style: Realistic / Simulation

Release Date: January 21, 2021



Hot Wheels Unleashed


About Hot Wheels Unleashed

Hot Wheels Unlimited is a cross-platform racing game that has also been released for Xbox Series X, PlayStation 4, and Nintendo Switch. The game includes over 60 authentic Hot Wheels cars, a career mode with objectives for each stage of the game, multiplayer modes including online play, and an editor that lets you create your own race tracks on any 3D terrain.

Style: Arcade

Release Date: September 30, 2021


WRC 10


About WRC 10

The World Rally Championship is the most popular and well-known rally series in the world, and the WRC 10 video game brings you even more excitement from the 2021 season! WRC 10 features all of the official cars, drivers and locations from the 2021 World Rally Championship, including Ford, Citroën, Volkswagen, Hyundai and more. In addition to a full season of 12 rallies, WRC 10 includes a variety of special stages.

Style: Realistic / Simulation

Release Date: September 02, 2021

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