Racing games released over time
This chart displays the games released over the years in the Racing genre and the percentage of total Steam releases they represent. The number of releases gives a sense of the amount of games published each year. It often increases, following the total amount of Steam games released.
The percentage gives a better estimate of the genre's trend. It shows if the Racing genre is getting more or less popular amongst developers. The Review chart can let us know if this trend is a positive thing (i.e. players interest for the genre is growing) or a negative one (the genre is overcrowded).
The Racing game genre peaked in 2022 with 500 games released. The popularity of the genre is in a range between 2.1% in 2011 and 1.2% in 2020.
Bear in mind that 2023 is not over yet. The number of releases will continue to increase, but the percentage is already a good estimate of things to come.
Evolution of Racing game reviews
This graph displays the reviews for games associated with the Racing genre, both as count and as a percentage of all Steam reviews, and the value for an average game. If the normalized and average lines are too small, you can deactivate the review count and % of the average lines by clicking on the legend.
The review count gives a view of the sheer amount of reviews a genre receives, but it also follows the popularity of Steam itself. That is why the normalized value as a percentage of all Steam reviews is often more interesting, as it gives you the popularity trend for Racing genre games.
A typical game associated with this genre collected on average between 10 (2010) and 453 (2021) reviews. Bear in mind that it is the average, and it can be strongly influenced by extreme values, like the release of a very popular game with this genre.
The reviews per game as a percentage of the average show that games in the Racing genre received between 27% (2010) and 111% (2021) reviews compared to other genres.
Price of games in Racing genre
This chart displays the evolution of the Racing genre's games price in USD over time, as well as the percentage of free games in this genre. Don't forget that a price should slowly increase year-on-year just to keep up with inflation.
The median price for Racing games peaked in 2016 at 6.99$, and bottomed in 2023 at 3.99$. The percentage of free to play hit its lowest point in 2018 at 7%, and it's highest in 2020 at 14%.
Positive reviews for the Racing genre, per language
This graph shows an aggregated Steam rating for the whole Racing genre, separated by language. It helps estimate how different audiences judge a game with this genre. A lower rating doesn't always mean that the audience doesn't enjoy that particular genre, as some cultures tend to always give lower scores. But it will affect a game's rating nonetheless.
The best rating for Racing games is 93% for the Romanian audience, and the worst is 74% for the Japanese audience.
DRIVING THIS RECKLESS IS NO ACCIDENT! But you might want to cause a few. In these high-speed races, the more damage you inflict, the better. The ultimate in turbo-charged cars and the craziest competitor drivers are waiting to test your best destructive streak. Responsible drivers need not apply.
|9.99||96.1%||Dec 21, 2006|
Xpand Rally is a breathtaking game that gives you the true to life experience of driving powerful rally cars amidst photorealistic sceneries. Realistic weather effects, rolling hills, and animated scenery all add to game's visual perfection.
|4.99||81%||Aug 24, 2006|
|Xpand Rally Xtreme|
Xpand Rally Xtreme shows the true climate and conditions of rally racing. Dangerous, technical tracks, based on the world's hardest special stages full of moguls,jumps,grooves and tight hairpins. By winning races amass funds for faster cars and repairs.
|4.99||78.9%||Oct 8, 2008|
|RACE - The WTCC Game|
The Official WTCC Game | RACE is the first ever game to be focused on the hard hitting, intense action of the exciting WTCC championship which is exploding in popularity all over the world. Based on WTCC, one of only three official FIA world championships next to Formula 1 and WRC, RACE features the complete WTCC championship season of...
|39.99||80%||Nov 24, 2006|
|RACE: Caterham Expansion|
Celebrating the 50-year anniversary of Caterham Cars Ltd, RACE fans can now expand the WTCC Experience with this exceptional series of classic sportscars. RACE: CATERHAM introduces a total of 60 individual new cars/car skins based on some of the most exciting models in the Caterham sports car range, including the Caterham CSR 200, CSR...
|4.99||50%||Jun 22, 2007|
|Thrillville®: Off the Rails™|
Thrillville™: Off the Rails lives up to its name with 20 death-defying rides! Players can build incredible coasters to leap from one track to another, launch through the air like cannonballs, blast through a burning rings of fire and more!
|9.99||93.4%||Jul 8, 2009|
FlatOut is adrenaline-filled muscle car racing game packed with explosive physics, spectacular effects and graphics, innovative game play mechanics and good old fun! Eight players or AI cars on track for close pack racing Single player Career, Quick race and Time trial modes Multiplayer mayhem with up to 8 players 16 different fully...
|7.49||92.8%||Feb 2, 2007|
|Ducati World Championship|
Feel the rush of motorcycle racing with Ducati World Championship. Select your machine from over 70 original Ducati models, perfectly simulated replicas of the real thing. With Ducati World Championship you don't have to settle on one model - you can have them all!
|4.99||41.5%||Sep 21, 2007|
|Trackmania United Forever|
TrackMania is the most entertaining car racing game ever. Millions of players play it in single or multiplayer modes. TrackMania United Forever is the ultimate TrackMania edition thanks to the numerous additions and innovations it has to offer.
|29.99||94.4%||Apr 16, 2008|
|Death Track®: Resurrection|
Do you have what it takes to Survive? Death Track: Resurrection is a racing/action title that takes players into a post-apocalyptic, not-too-distant future where traditional sports have been replaced by far more violent entertainment.
|2.99||64.7%||May 6, 2009|
UpdateSimBin Studios expands the hit racing game, RACE 07 with the Andy Priaulx Crowne Plaza Raceway free add-on. Free for owners of RACE 07, this add-on features a brand new island track and new cars from triple World Champion Andy Priaulx in his BMW 320si WTCC and Fabrizio Giovanardi in his Vauxhall Vectra VXR.Real Cars, Real Racing...
|3.99||89.3%||Oct 15, 2007|
The RACE On expansion includes all the cars and circuits from the epic WTCC 2008 season. It also adds a massive selection of US Muscle cars and circuits to the mix
|7.99||N/A||Oct 16, 2009|
|GTR 2 FIA GT Racing Game|
The Game That Revolutionized the Racing Genre.
|7.99||92.2%||Dec 12, 2012|
|TrackMania Nations Forever|
A free game in the truest sense of the word, TrackMania Nations Forever lets you drive at mind-blowing speeds on fun and spectacular tracks in solo and multiplayer modes.TrackMania Nations Forever offers a new "Forever" version of the Stadium environment, a solid solo mode and 65 brand new, progressively challenging tracks.
|Free||86.1%||Apr 16, 2008|
Test your reflexes, judgment and tactics while facing up to eight other players in this follow-up to the critically acclaimed and popular arcade game Gumboy: Crazy Adventures, winner of numerous accolades including Gametunnel's GAME OF THE YEAR 2006.
|2.99||72.3%||May 19, 2008|
|Crash Time 2|
Race and solve crimes as a detective in Crash Time 2. As part of the Autobahn police, you'll escort politicians and transport valuables while burning rubber and destroying obstacles. Prove your driving and detective skills in this open-world combat racing game.
|4.99||62.1%||Aug 27, 2009|
|FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage|
FlatOut Ultimate Carnage lifts destruction racing to a whole new level of bone-breaking slaughter. FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is arcade destruction racing at its best and most extreme with real world physics, three different game modes and offering players a wide variety of online and offline multiplayer options.
|19.99||86.6%||Aug 26, 2008|
|18 Wheels of Steel: American Long Haul|
Your American Dream Starts Behind the Wheel of Your Own Big Rig! North America's open roads await! You ain't working for the Man any more! You're the owner of your own trucking business and you call the shots. Build your empire one rig at a time to dominate the roadways and outbid the competition. Can you handle the pressure?
|9.99||75.1%||Jan 29, 2008|
|Sprint Cars Road to Knoxville|
Buckle up. You're going for a ride. Race at speeds over 140 MPH on dirt, on the proving grounds for today's top professional drivers. Shoulder to shoulder sprint car racing makes for spectacular crashes, and white-knuckle driving. Start out as a small town star and work your way up through the ranks to become a national legend.
|9.99||60%||Jul 29, 2008|
|Midnight Outlaw: 6 Hours to SunUp|
Push Every Boundary...of Your Car and of the Law. Enter an explosive world where nitrous erupts and rubber burns. You live your life one race at a time and from midnight to dawn, the adrenaline is on. Feel the raw power of your super-charged engine as you punch the accelerator for cash and hard-won respect.
|9.99||21.9%||Jul 29, 2008|
|Trials 2: Second Edition|
RedLynx Trials 2 Second Edition is a spectacular motorcycle game featuring stunning graphics and addictive gameplay! 4 game types (race, flip, wheelie, dynamic)Race: Race against other players to compete levels as fast as possibleFlip: Try to make as many backflips or frontflips with your bikeWheelie: Drive on your backwheel for longest...
|9.99||84.9%||May 28, 2008|
|Monster Trucks Nitro|
Race, jump and nitroboost your way pass thrilling dynamic levels with your monster trucks. Earn medals and unlock new levels and vehicles. Lots of brilliant tracks Be fast but use also your wits to pass the tracks Improve your times and earn medals Collect the Nitro tanks to unleash special powers! Unlock extra trucks!
|19.99||61.4%||Jan 29, 2009|
Zero Gear is physically-fueled, online multiplayer kart combat madness. Deck out your kart and character before jumping into one of many different game modes. Outrageous kinematic gameplay and weapons make every round a blast. The potential for tiny vehicular mayhem has never been so humongous!
|4.99||80.4%||Jan 12, 2010|
Pyroblazer® is a futuristic combat racing game. Set amidst the awe-inspiring locations of New Apeiron, players get the opportunity to race through a multitude of environments using a wide selection of anti-gravity craft known as Blazers.
|4.99||N/A||Nov 13, 2008|
|Driver® Parallel Lines|
You were the fastest wheelman on the street. You were a legend. You were money. Until they set you up and sent you down. Twenty-eight years inside for someone else's crime. Now you're getting out. Guess what? You got a new job, it's called getting revenge.
|9.99||90.5%||Feb 13, 2009|