Top Upcoming Racing Video Games of 2018

The best racing video games launching in 2018.

Note: This article was updated in March of 2018.

2018 is quickly approaching and with it will come a slew of new video game titles to look forward to playing. With that said, now’s a good time to start marking down what video games to keep an eye on when they officially launch next year. Let us lend a hand, in this list, in particular, we’re going over the top racing video games launching in 2018.

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The Crew 2
  • Developer: Ivory Tower
  • Publisher: Ubisoft
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 16, 2018

The sequel to The Crew is slated to launch on March 16, 2018. Within The Crew 2, players will find an open world environment to roam and race within though unlike most racing video game titles, The Crew won’t limit players to just cars.

Instead, within the upcoming video game, players can traverse and race cars, boats, or even planes. As for the narrative of The Crew 2, players take on the role of an unknown racer who must work his way up the ranks.

  • Developer: Milestone S.r.l
  • Publisher: Milestone S.r.l
  • Platforms: PC, PS4
  • Release: February 27, 2018

As you may expect from the title, Gravel takes racing to the off-road tracks. Players will find themselves placed into the extreme terrains across the world as they barrel their ways through the course striving to win first place.

Expect a slew of different environments, spectacular scenery, intense speeds, and powerful cars when Gravel launches. Within the narrative, players will be taking part in the wild show Gravel Channel web TV which will host racers to tracks across the world.

MX vs ATV All Out
  • Developer: Rainbow Studios
  • Publisher: THQ Nordic
  • Platforms: PC, PS4, XBO
  • Release: March 27, 2018

MX vs ATV has been a present racing franchise for years now. The first video game title of the series released back 2005 and now we expect the next entry to the franchise, MX vs ATV All Out to launch at some point next year, 2018.

Just as before, we can expect an off-road experience with game modes Supercross, Nationals, Opencross, Waypoint, and Tag. Outside of just racing, you can practice a long list of stunts, customize gear, and own a garage to tweak your various vehicles.

Racing Apex
  • Developer: Lucky Mountain Games
  • Publisher: Lucky Mountain Games
  • Platforms: PC
  • Release: 2018

If you enjoyed arcade racers from the 1980’s to the early 1990’s then you’ll definitely want to take a look at Racing Apex. This is an upcoming classic arcade-style racing video game and while the end goal is to win the races, you’ll be able to enjoy a bit of combat mayhem against your opponents. With that said, expect some fierce competition against AI or your friends online.

  • Developer: Codemasters
  • Publisher: Codemasters, Deep Silver
  • Platforms: PS4, XBO
  • Release: June 5, 2018

If you enjoy arcade style racing video games then you’ll want to check out Onrush. This is a fast-paced and tense racer that mixes up cars, motorcycles and off-road vehicles. Players will be racing over harsh terrains all the while being able to use a specialized boost to increase the vehicle speed.

Within the game, players will be able to perform tricks and stunts to increase the boost gauge while also slamming into opponents to cause wrecks.

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