Best driving games: the car racing games you have to play in 2016

23 Dec, 2015 1:45pm

We round up the coolest car video games for driving fans on Xbox 360, Xbox One, PS3, PS4 and Wii U

The best car driving games offer you the chance to drive some of the most exciting motors in the world without even having to pay for the fuel - you just pop the disc in and speed off into the distance.

Games are more realistic than ever now too, so you know you're getting an incredible approximation of the real thing when you sit down at home to play.

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There are games that let you drive on the track, on the road and even on a rally course - so no matter what you want to drive you have loads of choice about where to drive it. 

The best racing games are great fun to play, so we've put together a list of our favourite ones - so you can avoid handing over your hard-earned cash for a game that's just not very good. 

Best driving games: how we rated them

The 10 driving games we include here are available on a host of different consoles, so we used a PS3, PS4, Xbox 360, Xbox One and a Wii U as we played each title, trying multi-platform games on more than one games system where possible.

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We were looking for realism in the games – not just in graphics and sound but also in terms of how cars handled - either realistically or just fun. It was important that games had an enthralling single player mode as well as convincing multi-player action as replay value was key.

Click the links to the left for star ratings and full verdicts on the best driving games…

Do you own any of our top 10 car driving games? Tell us what you think of them in the comments section below...