A true gamer is really the one who enjoys every genre in the gaming world and, within these genres, racing games hold a very special place. In the past, we’ve had some of the greatest racing games like Forza Horizon 4, Need for Speed Most wanted and many more like them that really made a difference by attracting thousands of gamers who weren’t interested in racing games.
But we’ve heard enough about these AAA titles so now it’s about time we should talk about some of the best racing games that won’t cost you a penny. There are many free games out there but which are the ones that will make you fall in love with them? Hold tight because today, We will be counting down our pick for some of the best free online racing games!
Forza 6 Apex
What’s better than playing a AAA title for free? Good news, you can enjoy Forza 6 Apex on your PC. But, obviously, you will need a high-end PC equipped with at least Nvidia’s GTX 750Ti to enjoy this ultimate 4k driving experience.
The game looks absolutely stunning with scenic tracks backed with mind-blowing customization options, off-roading and much more – and with 4k support, it looks even better. Forza 6 Apex is like a mini version of any AAA title but it has only a few limitations.
Forza 6 Apex has over 60 cars and 6 maps which you can unlock throughout the game with the medals that you earn when you win a race. This game is definitely on the top when it comes to free racing games because you simply cannot ask for anything better than a Forza. If you’re looking to have a great time then, Forza 6 Apex will not disappoint you.
Need for Speed World
The NFS franchise is the most famous gaming franchise in the world when it comes to racing games and they don’t need any intro because the whole world is familiar with their work. With the likes of Need for Speed Most Wanted – and over 14 more instalments – they have been making a buzz since their first day in the gaming industry and has become one of the greatest franchises of all time.
A Need For Speed game usually costs you some bucks, but one of their instalments (released back in 2010) called ‘Need for Speed World’ is free to play – unfortunately, though, it’s only available on Microsoft Windows.
Need for Speed World has a lot to offer which includes a large number of cars and a number of different customization options. If you’re into online racing games then this will be definitely worth your time.
TrackMania Nations Forever
Trackmania Nation Forever is another great title when it comes to free racing games, TNF was released back in 2007 and since then, the game has accumulated millions of players and hundreds of tracks around the world where you can enjoy the ultimate racing experience.
Unlike most racing games, TrackMania Nation Forever is completely free and you can download the game directly from steam. TrackMania Nations Forever has really good content and has a lot to offer I would strongly suggest you play this one. Once again, TrackMania Nations Forever is only available for Microsoft Windows.
Victory: The Age of Racing
Victory: The Age of Racing is an online racing game which lets you race drivers around the world with some solid mechanics and scenic tracks backed with many customization options. This game features a unique system that lets you build cars from scratch and this aspect makes this game one of its kind.
The standard version of Victory: The Age of Racing is available on steam for free but the deluxe version comes with a price of $7 with some extra perks.
Copa Petrobras de Marcas
You cannot expect a completely solid performance from every free game that you can get your hands on, and Copa Petrobras De Marcas perhaps falls short when compared to some of the other games on this list. That being said, it’s still a great free online racing game offered by the respected Reiza Studios game developer. There are a flaws and limitations in this game but it’s still considered a good racing game and chances are that you will enjoy this one.
Copa Petrobras De Marcas does not have many tracks or much customization option that makes this game interesting but the game has some good driving experience to offer and graphics are quite good which makes this game appealing to gamers around the world. You can download the game for free on Steam.
I would think twice before calling a free game a ‘masterpiece’, but I would definitely use it for this fantastic racing game – ‘RaceRoom’. This game has some of the best graphics I’ve ever seen in a free racing game complete with an excellent driving system. However, you can only have a limited amount of content in the free version of this game but you can always buy the DLCs to unlock more tracks and vehicles.
Unfortunately, RaceRoom is only available for Microsoft Windows and you will at least need GTX 450 along with 30gb of free space to run this game. despite its lack of content, I think that it’s worth your time and you must definitely check this one out.
Live For Speed
Live For Speed is an online car simulator game that allows you to experience driving in the first-person mode to allow you to enjoy the realism of racing on the most incredible tracks around the world. This game was made by the 3-man team back in the 2000’s so there are many dated features in the game. Yet, despite the lack of budget and manpower, the developers did a great job on this one and people are still playing this game and it’s almost 2020.
Live For Speed is only available on PC and you don’t even have to own a pretty one, you can almost play this game on any PC. Live For Speed is not entirely free, you can only have a couple of cars and only one track with the free version but you can always buy the premium version to unlock more tracks and cars. The microtransactions are really annoying but the developers have to make money from somewhere.
Asphalt franchise is probably the second most played franchise when it comes to racing games. With over 15 instalments, the Asphalt franchise provides you with the best arcade racing experience. Asphalt Extreme is an online racing game with hundreds of tracks around the world and vehicles from almost every brand.
This game provides you with an opportunity to challenge drivers around the world with the most famous cars in your arsenal. Asphalt Extreme is completely free but you see many ads that might annoy you – but it’s definitely worth playing and you will enjoy every second of it.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt games are most famous for their incredible performance on Android and IOS devices but in case you haven’t heard, Some of these games are actually available for your PC and one of them is Asphalt 8: Airborne.
Much like others, Asphalt 8 is another online arcade game that provides you with the experience that you can only get by playing the Asphalt franchise. Asphalt8: Airborne’s multiplayer mode is quite smooth and it is fun to play. Unfortunately, Asphalt8: Airborne is only available on Windows 8.1. However, The game is very fascinating and you’ll enjoy every second you put into this game.
The Crew Demo
Last but not least, ‘The Crew’ developed by Ubisoft is an amazing racing game packed with a number of vehicles, challenges and number of different terrains that will challenge your driving ability.
Ubisoft is not famous when it comes to racing games but they did a pretty good job on this one and it was appreciated around the globe. The Crew is not actually free but you can always enjoy its demo version which you download from Steam without shedding a penny.
When it comes to free games, you may encounter many flaws and limitations, but we all should try these games to support the developers who invested hundreds of hours into making these games a reality and, with a budget next to nothing, they definitely should be praised for their dedication.
In the end, I’d really suggest you give these games a try because all of them have the potential to become your favorite free racing game!
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