Racing video games come in a variety of flavors but most of them can be grouped into two categories: games that are focused on realism and games that sacrifice a portion of said realism to provide players with a more streamlined – but not necessarily worse – gameplay experience.

Both kinds of games can be fun, depending on what you’re looking for and what are your expectations. Sometimes you just want to race for fun without having to care too much about destroying the car, having enough fuel, or mastering the techniques of changing gears.

But other times you may want to try some kind of a car simulation that will allow you to feel like a professional race driver.

That’s exactly the role of games like F1 24 – to give you a taste of the real experience where you can compete against world-class opponents, chasing the title of champion.

Realistic motorsport games aren’t made to be enjoyed by everyone, but if you can appreciate the value of realism, where driving skills are just as important as adjusting and customizing a number of car settings to match the current weather and track surface conditions, you’re in for a real treat.

Without further ado, here’s a list of some of the best racing games similar to F1 24.

Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition Game Image

Assetto Corsa Ultimate Edition

Release Date: April 20 2018

Genres: Racing, Simulation

F1 23 Game Image

F1 23

Release Date: April 28 2023

Genres: Racing, Simulation

Project CARS 2 Game Image

Project CARS 2

Release Date: September 21 2017

Genres: Racing, Simulation

Automobilista 2 Game Image

Automobilista 2

Release Date: June 30 2020

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

rFactor 2 Game Image

rFactor 2

Release Date:  March 28 2013

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

GRID Autosport Game Image

GRID Autosport

Release Date: June 24 2014

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

Assetto Corsa Competizione Game Image

Assetto Corsa Competizione

Release Date: September 12 2018

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

DiRT Rally 2.0 Game Image

DiRT Rally 2.0

Release Date: February 22 2019

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

Ride 4 Game Image

Ride 4

Release Date: October 5 2020

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports

Le Mans Ultimate Game Image

Le Mans Ultimate

Release Date: February 20 2024

Genres: Racing, Simulation, Sports