When it comes to making automotive racing something anyone can enjoy, nothing does it better than a solid open-world racing game. Huge worlds ready to be explored become playgrounds for man’s ferocious machines.
With the release of Forza Horizon 2 this week, we thought we would go back and look at the open-world racing genre to see what games have stood out over time. What we learned is that there aren’t actually that many releases, but each game that does exist excels in its own way.
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That begs the question: what are the best open-world racing games in video game history? Well, we’ve compiled what we think are the top 10 based on the reception by critics and users, as well as our own opinion. You can find out what these games are in the gallery below.