With global searches for ‘best racing games’ rising by 120%* in the past week alone, Uswitch.com/car-insurance was curious to find out which one takes pole position as the best racing game based on their average Metacritic ratings across multiple game consoles.
The results had us ready to start our engines ahead of the release of the F1 2021 game next Friday (July 16th)!
|Rank||Game||Average score across all game consoles (out of 100)|
|7||DiRT Rally 2.0||83.33|
|7||Project CARS 2||83.33|
F1 games dominate the podium of best racing games!
In first place, F1 2020 leads as the best racing game with an average score of 88.33 out of a possible 100 across consoles. Xbox One is the console that comes out on top with a score of 91, suggesting that Metacritic considers the platform to be best for players to experience the exciting features of this edition of Codemasters’ F1 series.
Keeping up appearances, F1 2019 races into second place. With 86.67 out of 100 points on average, the twelfth title in the Formula One series was two years in the making before arriving on the scene with innovations such as multiplayer function.
Following closely behind is F1 2017 with an average score of 86.33. In a departure from the performance of its two teammates, this edition of the popular F1 game received its highest ranking on PC as opposed to any other consoles.
At the bottom of the list, we find Trials Fusion in 10th place. Made primarily for those who have a taste for two wheels instead of four, the fifth game in the Trials series received an average score of 79.67/100 – a few points behind the latest mainline entry, Trials Rising, which lands in 9th place with 82.33/100.
Which games have the most consistent performance across consoles?
Uswitch.com/car-insurance also found that F1 2018 alongside DiRT Rally, Trials Fusion and SnowRunner are the games that managed to keep a consistently high performance across all the console platforms analysed. The amount of variation of their Metacritic scores was only 0.58 points, compared to Inertial Drift which takes last place as the game with the most discrepancy across platforms (7.64 points). For more information on the standard deviation of each game, please click here.
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