12 Most Realistic Car Tuning & Racing Games For Real Gearheads

Owning a racing car is a dream of many, and these realistic car tuning and racing games undoubtedly bring that dream to life. If you love sports cars and customizing the features to make them as cool as you, these realistic tuning and racing games may be an ideal choice for you.

These 12 car racing games have something for everyone, from changing gear ratios to tires to whatever you wish. While some games provide a very realistic gaming experience, others offer an edge in customization and design. These top 12 games take the gaming experience to a whole new level.

Forza Horizon 4 


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Forza Horizon 4 may not be the most realistic racing game, but it is undoubtedly one to guarantee a fantastic time. It comes with options to adjust downforce, car springs, and more. You can tweak your differential, mess around with anti-roll bars and make changes according to your liking. Plus, if you want to avoid touching the wench, you can go with the auto-tuning option, and you’ll be good to play. 

Assetto Corsa


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Assetto Corsa is a game that’s very focused on its realism. Other than being home to the best customization game, this game also boasts an impressive amount of cars and race tracks. If you’re a race and track enthusiast, this is your game. It allows you to create your cars and race tracks. It’s available on both PC and consoles, but the PC version is superior due to Mods. The PC version allows you to enjoy the mods to the full extent and create a limitless around. 

Richard Burns Rally

Richard Burns Rally is an old classic. This game may have been 15 years old, but its players will tell you that it has the greatest physics engine. Richard Burns Rally leans more towards retro gaming, but it’s one of the purest rally racing games. The gameplay, along with the physics, provides a unique challenge. You can’t restore your rally car if you lose control of it. So players need to know their car before racing with it. 

Project Cars 2 


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Are you looking for a realistic gaming car experience? Project Cars 2 is your answer. The game contains an impressive collection of over 200 cars and 46 tracks. This game is known for its tuning features, but newcomers can tune their cars using the Race Engineer option. 


Why iRacing, you ask? The laser scanned tracks and the dedicated player base is the answer. iRacing is known for its complexities. It’s not an easy game, and it is not generous to newcomers. So if you are one to crave a challenge, then head to iRacing. iRacing is famous in the market for its attention to detail. It is also the most challenging racing simulator around. 

F1 2020


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If you’re a Formula One fan, then F1 2020 is a must-play. This game features all the tracks, cars, and players from the 2020 season. So if you are looking to experience the thrill of the F1 race without getting on the wheels, then F1 2020 is the key. 

rFactor 2 

Rightly said, this game is highly underrated. Although this game does not get the recognition it deserves, it’s one of the best racing games you can get your hands on. It offers incredible customization options and is incredibly realistic, like iRacing. Start playing this game, and you won’t regret the decision. 



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Raceroom is another game that should be more known. Created by the former creators of GTR racing games, RaceRoom isn’t something any racing game lover should sleep on. It comes with more than 100 race cars, 40 tracks, and a free content item galore. The customization options are plentiful, like WRC wheels and a difficulty level that can match actual F1 races. 



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GRID 2 is most famous for how adequately balanced it is. It’s very technical, but it also meets halfway between a true sim and arcade gameplay. This game is also helpful in sharpening your racing and customization skills. The details are very realistic, and there’s a challenging online mode and career mode to get you into feels. 

Gran Turismo Sport 


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Gran Turismo Sport is one game that’s heavily packed with features. Although it’s PS2 exclusive, this game lives the saying of old is gold. It is also known for being a bit too far from the sim-cade-like experience, but it was also the first game to have certified FIA content. It may lack the graphics that recent games boast, but arguably it’s still a standard-bearer. 

Forza Motorsport 7


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The seventh instalment of the Forza Motorsport 7 falls into the sim-cade racing category. It’s more realistic than many arcade games, but not on a simulator side. However, players who love tuning and modifying their cars will enjoy Forza Motorsport 7. Not to mention that there are more than 700 vehicles to choose from in this game. 

Automatic Car Company Tycoon

Automatic Car Company Tycoon is very different from the games mentioned above. Its prime focus is on letting you build every part of your dream car from scratch. This game comes off as very difficult initially, but once you’d get the hang of it, it’s the most enjoyable game any gearhead can ever play. 


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