TOP 6 Best Car Driving Simulation Games of 2022 - MGW: Video Game Guides, Cheats, Tips and Tricks
TOP 6 Best Car Driving Simulation Games of 2022
For many people, being behind the wheel of a car is the height of excitement. Putting the pedal to the metal, making difficult turns, and coming out on top in competition with other skilled drivers is their version of hitting the lottery. However, racing is generally very dangerous and inaccessible for most people. That dopamine explosion is still possible though, thanks to the many, many awesome driving games and simulators that are on the market right now. Whether you are a console or PC gamer, there is a game that will allow you to live out your nitrous-infused dreams. You’ll find a few of these on this list of the Top 6 Best Car Driving Simulator Games of 2022. If you’re ready for loud engines and fast time, get into gear, and let’s get started!
Starting off small, but still incredibly fast, is KartKraft by Motorsport Games. While most people think of “Mario Kart” when someone talks about karting, the actual sport is very dangerous and extremely thrilling. Real-life competitive karting has no seatbelts, no roll cage, and nothing to stop you from grievous injury if you crash. It’s that thrill that KartKraft conjures up. This realistic kart racing simulator puts you behind the wheel of a vehicle that can reach 60mph in 3.2 seconds while battling other racers with similarly zippy rides. Customize everything from your axles to your helmet, and climb the leaderboards on tracks that have been laser scanned for total accuracy. You’ll feel every bump and pebble on the track as you make your way to the finish line. Kart Kraft is available on Steam.
The Crew 2
If you love not just cars, but motorsports in general, then you can’t go wrong with the multi-discipline simulator The Crew 2. Developed by Ivory Tower and published by Ubisoft, this game turns the entire USA into a circuit for cars, bikes, boats, planes, and more. With over 400 unique vehicles across a variety of different types, you’ll find your favorite ride in no time. Also, you are able to switch seamlessly from vehicle to vehicle, even in different parts of the map. That means if you’re flying over the Rocky Mountains, you can be in a New York street race in the blink of an eye. Find your racing style through all kinds of pro and amateur circuits, and become the king in any or every kind of motorsport there is. Motornation awaits you in The Crew 2, available on PS4, PS5, Xbox consoles, Google Stadia, and PC.
Experience different kinds of vehicle races all over the world in Codemaster’s GRID Legends. This latest entry in the GRID series takes the single-player gameplay to a new level with the brand new Driven to Glory campaign, a live-action virtual production story starring some big actors. Drive almost every kind of car through locations such as London and Moscow, winning races and making enemies that will follow you through competitions. Have your friends join you in 22-player races that come complete with cross-play, so people on different platforms are never left out. Become legendary in GRID Legends, available on PS4, PS5, Xbox consoles, and PC.
The extreme speed and exhilaration of Formula One racing come home in Codemasters’ F1 2022. The official game of the FIA Formula One World Championship returns in the biggest, best version yet with redesigned cars and new rules. Race with the real-world lineup of 20 drivers across 10 teams, in the cinematic My Team career mode. Test your skills against your friends in both split-screen and online multiplayer. If you have a VR headset, F1 2022 can be enjoyed entirely in VR for the ultimate immersion. The ultimate Formula One experience is available on PS4, PS5, Xbox consoles, and PC.
Forza Horizon 5
Race all throughout Mexico in over 580 cars with Forza Horizon 5 from Playground Games and Xbox Game Studios. The diverse land of Mexico is rendered in extreme detail, as is each and every one of the vehicles you will get behind the wheel of. Travel from event to event, unlocking more and leaving your name on the Horizon Festival in the process, or just explore the massive open world in whatever car you like. Storms strike, seasons change, and challenges cycle out frequently, so there is always something interesting to see and do in this latest Horizon title. You can burn rubber through Mexico in Forza Horizon 5 on Xbox consoles and PC.
Gran Turismo 7
Finally, the king of driving simulators is back with Polyphony Digital’s long-awaited Gran Turismo 7. The series’ signature high-quality graphics and dedication to realism return with a vengeance in a game that truly showcases the power of the PS5. That means ray-tracing, fast loading, and 3D audio all come as standard. Aside from the single-player campaign, you can also unlock a multiplayer feature by completing objectives in the GT Cafe. If you’re looking for the best car driving simulator available, and you’re lucky enough to have a PS5, Gran Turismo 7 is the top dog of the genre.
Mike has been playing video games since he was able to hold a controller, having been fascinated by Sonic 2 on his mom’s Sega Genesis. That fascination and passion for the art form has grown exponentially nearly 30 years later, and he doesn’t see that fading away anytime soon.