Best Open World Racing Games You CAN'T IGNORE

Test Drive Unlimited

One of the earliest entries into the open-world racing game genre in 2006, Test Drive Unlimited established much of the conventions that exist in similar games today.

Need For Speed Heat

While the Need for Speed franchise primarily found success with more linear titles, Need for Speed Heat showed that the developers were able to create an enjoyable open-world experience.

The Crew

A game that ambitiously sought to represent the entirety of the United States embodied in its open world, The Crew has one of the largest open-world environments in the genre to date.

Forza Horizon 2

The first Forza Horizon game is starting to show its age, but Forza Horizon 2 showed that the Turn 10 and Playground games were really starting to affect their progress.

The Crew 2

While not vastly expanding on its predecessor, The Crew 2 still developed on some of that game's core concepts, making it a solid entry into the genre.

Forza Horizon 3

Based on previous entries in the franchise, Forza Horizon 3 is a technical feat of dedication to providing drivers with beautiful and realistic backgrounds.

Test Drive Unlimited 2

A sequel to 2011's first Test Drive Unlimited, Test Drive Unlimited 2 still manages to feel ahead of its time and competes with the experiences of many of the later games.

Burnout Paradise Remastered

Burnout Paradise was probably the best open-world racing experience ever when it came out in 2008.

Forza Horizon 4

The series could have been expected to calm down after the success of previous entries in the series, but things continued to improve with the fourth installment of the Forza Horizon franchise.

Forza Horizon 5

An incredibly polished game that represents the very best of what open-world racing games have to offer, Forza Horizon 5 is an amazing feat, and, excitingly, there's more content to come.