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Opinion Trailer 10 Best Open World Racing Games of All Time

IbizaPocholo

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An open world setting can be a tricky thing to pull off for a racing game. For a genre that's so focused on constant speed and forward momentum, the absolute freedom of a vast open world can be a tough thing to reconcile, and it can be just as tough to actually populate that world with interesting and varied activities that all fit within the framework of a racing game.

Even so, there have been more than a few excellent open world racers that have managed to do just that, and here, we're going to highlight some of the best of the best, as we rank the ten games that we feel stand the tallest in the genre.

Test drive u 2, the crew 2, snowrunner, midtown madness, forza horizon 3....
 
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These are the games I've played and I really enjoyed them all:

Forza Horizon 3 (GOAT)
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon
The Crew 2
Midnight Club LA
Test Drive Unlimited 2
Need For Speed Heat
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Snowrunner but it's NOT a racing game
 
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Markio128

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These are the games I've played and I really enjoyed them all:

Forza Horizon 3 (GOAT)
Forza Horizon 4
Forza Horizon
The Crew 2
Midnight Club LA
Test Drive Unlimited 2
Need For Speed Heat
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit Remastered
Burnout Paradise Remastered
Snowrunner but it's NOT a racing game
Played most of those and never completed one of them. I think that pretty much sums up my opinion of open world racing games. Though if I had to chose one, it would be Midnight Club LA.