The best PS4 racing games span numerous sub-genres, from simulation and arcade to cart racers and extreme sports. Whether you’re a car enthusiast who wants to tinker with the smallest of details to perfect your style of racing or you simply want to drive fast (and maybe get into some exciting crashes), there’s a wide range of racing games on PS4 that are well worth checking out. While all of the racing games on this list are for PS4, you can play them on PS5 too thanks to backwards compatibility. Note that our picks for the best PS4 racing games are listed in alphabetical order, not ranked.
For more PlayStation game suggestions, make sure to take a look at our roundups of the best PS4 games, best PS5 games so far, and best split-screen PS4 games. We also have lists dedicated to other platforms, including best Xbox One games, best Xbox Series X games so far, best Nintendo Switch games, and best PC games to play in 2021.