It always seems to happen. You’re sitting down at your PC for a night of gaming with hundreds of games in your library, but nothing sounds appealing. You simply don’t know what to play. You then decide you want to play a nice racing game, but even then, you don’t know what to play. Luckily, for you, there are thousands of free online racing games you can play right in your web browser.
From management titles to drag racing to motorbikes, there are so many free browser-based racing games, that you’ll be able to find whatever your heart desires. That said, it could get a bit overwhelming with all the options, but that’s why we’re here.
These are the five best online racing games to play in your web browser, ranked. Let us know what you think are the best browser-based driving games in the comments.
NOTE: Because they are online-based, there won’t be any downloads you have to worry about or having the storage space on your PC. All of these games are completely free. Should a website try and make you pay for access, it’s a scam and should be avoided.
Let’s start things off by going old school, at least with the look. Pico World Race is a racing game developed for the Pico 8 that brings back memories of the racing games from the 70s and 80s. The game features eight different locations to race, smooth 60 FPS gameplay, and is just an all-around fun game to play.
Whether you have five minutes or two hours to kill, Pico World Race is a great browser racing game to do it.
4. GP Moto Racing 3
In addition to being fun, GP Moto Racing 3 might be the best-looking game on this list.
There are two game modes — Race and Time Attack — that you can play to earn money and buy a better motorbike. When you choose to race, there are 10 tracks total to race on, but you have to unlock them by playing.
Once on the track, you can adjust visual quality between high and low as well as adjust your camera. There are your standard third and first-person racing cameras as well as a side camera angle and even a broadcast-like camera.
The racing is simple and fun, and you can quickly find yourself sucked into it.
3. Drift Hunters
A game with the sole goal of pulling off the best drifts you can, Drift Hunters has you racing through 10 different locations in a variety of cars.
There are over two dozen cars to buy and unlock while playing, and you can customize them however you’d like. From the paint job to the engine to the gearbox and more, Drift Hunters is all about putting together the best drift combos you can to earn money to buy more cars and parts.
Like GP Moto Racing 3, there are multiple camera angles to choose from as well as graphical quality in this Unity-built game.
If you’re more into the management side of racing then Grand Prix Racing Online will be right up your alley. The game sees you manage your own F1 team by signing drivers, managing spending, analyzing race performance, and more. There are even live races every Tuesday and Friday where you can put your strategies and planning to the test and see if you’re drivers will make it to the podium.
With over 1 million players, this online racing game isn’t going anywhere anytime soon.
1. Drag Racer V3
Drag Racer V3 is one of the oldest free online racing games on this list, but it’s also the best. The game has been around since 2004 and features three different modes to choose from. Arcade Mode allows you to race any car you’d like in the game; Tuner Mode has you starting from the bottom to become a drag racing legend; and Online mode lets you test your car and skills against other real-world players.
There are dozens of cars to unlock in multiple classes from manufacturers like Dodge, Chevrolet, BMW, Lamborghini, and more. It’s one of the deepest free browser-based driving games ever released, and it’s still going strong after all these years.