Top 5 BEST Drifting Games


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Today, we'll be looking at racing games that allow you to show off your drifting abilities. There are many racing video games to choose from, but which ones are best for getting sideways? Drifting in real life can quickly become costly, especially if you want to destroy rubber mercilessly every waking minute. Thankfully, there are plenty of racing video games out there to help you get your drifting fix when you can't just jump in a drift car and lay down some lines. Now, not all racing games are made for drifting, so I've compiled a list of my favorites. 

Arcade and simulation racing video games are the two most common types, with varying degrees of realism in between. As the name implies, learning and mastering drifting in simulation games takes a little more time, energy, and mental investment, but the satisfaction of getting it right is fantastic and can actually improve your real-life drifting. Many professional drifters now drift digitally in their spare time to keep the muscle memory in check. On the other hand, Arcade racers are designed so that you can pick up a control pad and start sliding in minutes, making them perfect for a lazy Sunday afternoon.Whatever your preference, this list has something for you. So let’s get started.

1. Assetto Corsa

Starting with Assetto Corsa, my personal favorite. Many consider the game the best for drift realism because it combines realistic handling with large modding and drifting communities. Assetto Corsa is your jam if you're a PC gamer with a racing wheel and pedals. The physics are realistic, and there are plenty of user-created tracks, classic Japanese circuits like Nikko, Meihan, and Ebisu, and JDM drift cars that make the game enjoyable to play. The game was released on PS4, PC, and Xbox One, and while it's still enjoyable, the modding community can't tinker with the console versions like it can with the PC game, so you won't get the full AC drift experience unless you play on PC. 

2. Forza Horizon 5

Another of my favorites is the newer Forza Horizon 5. The Forza Horizon series may not be as realistic as some of the more simulation-based PC racers, but it's a pretty good option for pick-up-and-play sideways action if you're a console gamer who wants to get your drift on. There's plenty to get your teeth into with such a large selection of cars and tuning options. Many people will enjoy this latest installment because drift tires and drift drivetrains have been added to the game, and smoke generation has been improved, making shredding those tires a sight to behold thanks to amazing graphics. 

3. rFactor 2

rFactor 2 is probably the most realistic game you can get today in terms of physics, despite its release in 2012. It's a comprehensive racing simulator that allows PC gamers to customize it, This game will enable you to download many of the world's best and most famous cars and racetracks, as well as some awesome drifting mods for added realism for drifters. Other gaming developers have yet to match some of its features, such as tire deformation and tire damage, and how tires behave in a racing simulator is a critical factor in determining how realistic it feels. This is because it allows you to feel the loss of grip and also lets you know when the car is reaching its limits. rFactor 2 is also fantastic in how it relays force feedback to your steering wheel, giving you the feeling and information needed to get the best slides. 

4. Car X Drift Racing Online

Without mentioning car x drift racing online, the list would be incomplete. To begin with, I'll admit that I was initially disappointed to discover that the names of the cars included here were incorrect. You'll have trouble identifying your vehicles if you can't tell the difference between your Skyline and your 350Z. Regardless, the game allows the community to modify it. Drift tracks and cars from Assetto Corsa have made their way into the game thanks to modding. Thanks to its arcade-style setup, you can join tandem trains with your friends online using only a controller. The game also emphasizes tuning, which I appreciated because you wouldn't get sideways without it. You can get the game on pc, ps4, and Xbox. You should note that modding is a luxury enjoyed by pc users on this game. CarX Drift Racing Online is undoubtedly the best drifting game I've ever played on pc, and the cars' handling is spot on. 

5. Grand Theft Auto 5

Finally, there's Grand Theft Auto 5. Drifting has always played an important role in street racing. GTA 5 did not miss out on the trend, incorporating it into their racing synergy. Although GTA won't be the first choice for drift sim car enthusiasts, it will be a close contender. The modding community in GTA 5 has provided different five m online servers where you can hop in and start getting your car sideways with a controller, rather than getting serious with the sim rig; this is perfect for those evenings and weekends where you want to chill on the couch and hit the streets. Steering wheel support is available on some servers, and Drift tracks from Assetto Corsa, such as Ebisu, are featured on some of the servers as an added bonus. 

My final thoughts on the best drifting game are that if you want realism and want to perfect your drifting skills, assetto Corsa is the way to go because it has the best physics for getting sideways. On the other hand, if you just want to have a good time getting sideways and don't care about realism, any of the above titles will suffice.

That is it from today’s post on Top 5 BEST Drifting Games. If you do not agree with the points in the post and have some of your own opinions, share them with us in the comments section down below. 

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