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It doesn’t matter whether you’re into cars or not: arcade racing games are just fun.

On Xbox One and Xbox Series X/S there’s a wealth of great arcade racing games to choose from. In fact, when you realise just how many arcade racing games there are available, you’ll laugh at the notion that the genre is dead.

No matter what type of arcade racing game you prefer – be it something with realistic graphics or as old-school as they come – the Xbox ecosystem has something for you. And we’ve picked out the very best of them right here.

So, if you like putting the pedal to the metal, performing insane jumps and boosting at every opportunity, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve put together a list of the best arcade racing games that you can play on Xbox One or Xbox Series X/S. All of these games are available right now, and many of them aren’t even expensive to buy. So what are you waiting for?


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