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Best Racing Game of 2019

Best Racing Game of 2019 - Article

by Craig Snow , posted on 02 January 2020 / 3,550 Views

With Gran Turismo, Mario Kart, and Forza all taking the year off, 2019 provided a huge opportunity for racing series that aren't in the vanguard of the console wars to finally gain some end-of-year award recognition. Codies in particular benefited from these absences, boasting half of the shortlisted titles and with a third just narrowly missing out, but it was far from plane sailing for the company as a duo of kart racers decided to try and Crash the party. Did they succeed?


The Shortlist:


DiRT Rally 2.0


Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled


Team Sonic Racing







The Winner:

Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled

No photo finish here, Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled ended up cruising comfortably over the finish line. A beautiful remake of the now 20 year old Crash Team Racing, Nitro-Fueled pushed all the right nostalgia buttons and granted the whacky bandicoot a landslide victory in our Best Racing Game of 2019 category. Far from being a one-off, it seems that N. Sane Trilogy's incredibly well-received revival of series was just the beginning of a great new era for the franchise.

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ireadtabloids (on 02 January 2020)

F1 2019 must have been the other codies title that just missed out on the shortlist. My housemate adores Crash Team Racing, but I’m still playing Wreckfest as my main racing game.

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Machina ireadtabloids (on 02 January 2020)

Wreckfest is my favourite racing title of recent years as well. Codies have become a bit stale; they’ve dropped the ball when it comes to damage physics (including its impact on gameplay), content, and variety in both the GRID and DiRT series.

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shikamaru317 (on 02 January 2020)

Team Sonic Racing for me personally.

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MIXSTER37 (on 03 January 2020)

Quite a short list. Wreckfest and Team Sonic Racing were my main racing games that came out this year. Still having a blast with The Crew 2. It's weird not to see Need for Speed: Heat not make it on this list either.

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alfechagana (on 02 January 2020)

For me WRC 8 was better than Dirt Rally 2.0 and Grid. Crash Team Racing Nitro-Fueled deserves the win even if it is not really my kind of racing game.

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