There are a lot of great racing games on Nintendo Switch, even though it doesn’t have the processing power of the Xbox One or PlayStation 4. You can play them while you’re on the go, too. Try it out on your next Uber ride; it’s so much more fun!
This will help you stay up to date with all the new games that are coming out. To help you avoid going off-road, we’ve put together a list of the best racing games on the Switch. All of these racing games are worth a look if you want to play some racing games on your Switch.
A racing game like Mario Kart is very different from one like GRID Autosport. To avoid people complaining, we should point out that the racing game genre is very wide. In our list, some games have motorbikes, others have top-down views, and others have fights ranging from baseball bats to blue shells. All of them want you to get to a finish line in the shortest amount of time.
Here are some of the best racing games on the Nintendo Switch.
1. Mario Kart 8 Deluxe (Switch)
Getting the most obvious and important racing game on the Switch out of the way first is the best way to do this. In Mario Kart 8 Deluxe, there’s a lot to do right out of the box. It’s a polished version of a game on the Wii U that was just a battle mode away from being the best. As a result, we have one of the best Mario Kart games ever made.
It’s the best way to play Mario Kart 8, with a lot of content and a lot of fun, comedic, cartoonish karting. It’s a game that always makes you smile and sometimes makes you angry when shells hit and positions are lost. You can’t get enough of it. It’s addictive and unifying, unfiltered fun that draws in anyone who’s brave enough to get behind the wheel.
2. Fast RMX (Switch eShop)
As good as the original FAST RMX and even better. There are more tracks, more cars, and better graphics. It was a great launch game for the Nintendo Switch, and it still holds up very well today. For racing fans who have a Switch, this is a must-have. With the console’s ability to play with other people on the go, this is a must-have for them.
3. Hotshot Racing (Switch eShop)
A game that looks low-tech and polygonal but still has a lot of fun action on the track is a good match for Hotshot Racing if it looks good to you and you like low-tech and polygonal things. Because it is based on a certain time and place, it may have its flaws and make you a paranoid conspiracy theorist ready to tell anyone who will listen about rubber bands. If you’re a fan of racing games, you’ll love this one. It’s very good at making you feel like you’re driving a real car.
4. SEGA AGES Out Run (Switch eShop)
This is about as important as you can get from a retro game. Out Run was a big inspiration for the Horizon Chase Turbo game down the page, though the Top Gear games were probably a bigger influence there. The new unlockables and online rankings only make the game even more fun to play. For people who already own the 3DS version, they’ll have to decide if it’s worth it to buy the same game again in order to play it on their TV. For people who like retro games, it’s a must-have.
5. Best Value: Sonic Mania + Team Sonic Racing Double Pack
Speed games are great, but what’s better than getting one? Two, of course. These games are side-scrolling Sonic games that look like they were made in the 1980s. You can play Sonic Mania alone or with a friend to speed through each level. Besides that, of course, there’s also the Team Sonic Racing team.
Because you are part of a team, you don’t work to be the only winner on the track. You want your team to win. Dodge obstacles, find the best routes, and give your teammates a boost with Team Ultimate moves. With local wireless, up to eight people can play at the same time if they have Switch consoles in the same area. Make sure there are enough Joy-Cons for everyone. It also has an online component that can be used if you don’t have anyone to play with. It can run races for up to 12 players at the same time.
With 21 exciting tracks and 15 characters to choose from, you can really change things up and experience each race in a new way. Plus, you’ll get more car customization options that not only make your car look better, but also help you do better on the track. Work with your team to win the race.
6. Best for Crashing: Burnout Paradise Remastered — Nintendo Switch
It’s been a while since we’ve had a good Burnout follow-up. Burnout Paradise, the open-world racing game that lets up to eight people race at high speeds in high-speed races, is getting a new look.
There are more than 130 cars in Paradise City, so you can drive through busy city streets or dangerous mountain roads. Among other things, Burnout Paradise Remastered has all the DLC that was released before. It also has hundreds of online challenges, a lot of high-speed stunts, and a lot of destruction. You can play the game on the Nintendo Switch as well, so you can enjoy it in 60 FPS.
Burnout Paradise Remastered looks great on the Nintendo Switch, both when it’s in handheld mode and when it’s in docked mode. It also works very well both ways. There are a lot of things that make Burnout Paradise worth playing again, like the DLC and the new graphics. Burnout looks good on the Switch, but it looks better on other consoles. This is true for most multiplatform Switch games. People who like to play games on their Switch while they’re docked might notice that they don’t work well.
7. Best Remote Control Racing Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit
Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit adds a real-world twist to the Mario Kart racing game. It’s possible for people to make a race track in their own homes and then drive either a Mario or Luigi remote control car and race against each other. Vehicles each have a small camera that sends a live feed to the Switch. Players can look at things from the camera’s point of view.
Camera: This one responds to the signs that come with the car to put Augmented Reality (AR) graphics on top of the camera feed. Because this is the case, for example, you can see the digital racers and other things that appear on the track. It will slow down your car if you hit a banana in the game. It also depends on the speed of the races you choose. This means that how fast the car moves in the real world will depend on how fast the races are. So, you can drive alone, but it’s more fun with a friend who has their own car to race against.
During races, there can be up to four people at the same time, but each person must drive their own car. As a bonus, each player can have their own Switch, or two players can share one Switch and split screen their camera feeds.