It’s award season here at Twinfinite! Today, we’re looking back at the best sports and racing games of 2019. Voted on by our editors, these were the games that our team felt featured the most exciting on-track action or were the most compelling recreations of popular sports.
Let’s start with some honorable mentions, followed by our two runners-up, and of course, our winner.
Best Sports/Racing Games of 2019
Honorable Mention: F1 2019
Deputy Guides Editor Tom Hopkins: Even though F1 2019 released just 10 months after 2018’s game, it is a nice step forward for the series. Much like the real world sport, a lot of it understandably remains the same, but Codemasters has made improvements in some key areas.
The addition of Formula 2 and an actual story added a great extra layer to the career mode, giving you a real reason to want to win races or beat other racers if you’re lower down the pack.
The beefed up multiplayer created some much needed competition, even if it was still chaos in busy servers at release.
Also, F1 2019’s graphics received an upgrade across the board. Every track, in any weather, looks great, but it’s the tight street circuits that standout. The surroundings of Monaco look so realistic, while the claustrophobic streets of Azerbaijan make every turn incredibly stressful.
All of that was on top of the excellent base that Codemasters had already set the year before. Its simulation driving mechanics continue to be the best around, so it’ll be interesting how the series takes a step forward again next year.