The heritage of the racing games genre spans back decades and has played an important role for home entertainment systems since the late 1970s. Some of us will certainly recall early classics such as Pole Position, Out Run, Test Drive... now fast forward to 2018 and the genre shows no sign of slowing down. If anything, with the launch of mainstream VR the genre has the potential of being one of the most immersive experiences you can play.
While there are plenty of racing franchises yet to embrace VR, we're certain that the next five years will see most of the big boys enter the VR racing arena. Until then, there's still plenty of adrenalin-charged fun to be had! Below you'll find some great options, from the more authentic and realistic, to arcade racers and those taking on a futuristic theme... like the highly rated WipEout Omega Collection.
Before you check out the games, we’d like to extend a nod to an older title that is not in our database, Assetto Corsa. This quality racer has been developed by Kunos Simulazioni who's shown great interest in supporting VR (Oculus Rift support was added quite early and they recently also patched it with "early" HTC Vive support through OpenVR).
|Gran Turismo Sport ||Polyphony Digital||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|Project CARS 2||Slightly Mad Studios||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|DiRT Rally ||Codemasters||Yes||N/A||Yes|
|Driveclub VR ||Evolution Studios||N/A||N/A||Yes|
Sharing the wheel with FIA (Federation Internationale de l'Automobile), Polyphony Digital has engineered a finely tuned and accessible game that everyone from casual drivers to petrol heads can enjoy. Buckle up for two online championships – represent your country in the Nations Cup, and drive on behalf of your... » Learn more
Project CARS 2 delivers the soul of motor racing in the world’s most beautiful, authentic, and technically-advanced racing game. Building on the success of 2015’s chart-busting, multi-platform Project CARS, Project CARS 2 takes the franchise and its fans into a blistering new era of motorsport simulation with... » Learn more
DiRT Rally is the most authentic and thrilling rally game ever made. It perfectly captures the white knuckle feeling of racing on the edge as you hurtle along dangerous roads, knowing that one crash could end it all.
Featuring iconic rally cars from the history of the sport up to modern day, DiRT Rally pits... » Learn more
Driveclub VR transports you to some of world’s most stunning locales in some of the world’s most powerful production cars.
Experience Canada’s Fraser Valley or Japan’s serene Lake Shoji like never before, with a brand new suite of features including a “cruise control” mode that will let you take in... » Learn more
Futuristic & Arcade Racers
|WipEout Omega Collection||Clever Beans, EPOS Game Studios, XDev Studio Europe||N/A||N/A||Yes|
|Neon Seoul: Outrun||Playsnak||Yes||Yes||N/A|
|Vector 36||Red River Studio||Yes||Yes||N/A|
Sharp bends, stomach-churning loops and sheer drops – are you prepared for the breath-taking, full throttle return of WipEout? Packed with all the content from WipEout HD, WipEout HD Fury and WipEout 2048, Omega Collection features 26 reversible circuits, 46 unique ships, a ton of game modes and a mixture of... » Learn more
In a future where the AI we created have become our gods, a new breed of rebel has emerged - The OutRunners. Weaving through seas of automated vehicles, operating off the grid, these rebels risk their lives on hoverbikes built for insane speeds. Neon Seoul: Outrun features ultra fast-paced VR arcade action with... » Learn more
Did you ever wish for your toy cars to completely defy gravity, or to race on crazy tracks that went far beyond the limits of reality? Then you'll love Tiny Trax!
Tiny Trax brings the action to you with tiny cars skidding past your nose, jumping overhead and drifting around your feet. Steer your car as if... » Learn more
Vector 36 is physics-based racer set on the terraformed surface of Mars. You pilot a Skimmer, a completely customizable, surface skimming vehicle. With total control over every component, you are responsible for how your Skimmer performs. Piloting skill and engineering make the difference between winning and... » Learn more
Players of Trackmania Turbo can now experience something they have never seen before: intense speed and a driving sensation as if they were inside the vehicle.
Through 40 exclusive and free VR tracks in Arcade and Campaign modes, players will enjoy the spectacular jumps, loops and wall-rides of Trackmania... » Learn more
Redout is a tribute to the old racing monsters such as F-Zero, WipeOut, Rollcage, and POD. It is designed to be an uncompromising, fast, tough and satisfying driving experience, soaked in that vertigo that stands at the core of the arcade racing genre.
The floating system and driving models are based on... » Learn more
BlazeRush is a dynamic arcade racing survival game with no health, no levelling and no brakes! You can assemble a team of friends to play in local or online multiplayer, choose a car to your taste and chase, blow up and cut off! Adapt your style and tactics to new enemies, obstacles and tracks.
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