Best PS2 Arcade Racing Video Games

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Best PS2 Arcade Racing Video Games

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1. Burnout 3: Takedown (2004 Video Game)

T | Sport

The third installment in the Burnout series, introducing 'Takedowns', which allows players to slam their opponents until they crash. Each game variant is featured in a single-player campaign mode called World Tour.

Director: Alexander Ward

Votes: 674

93 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Criterion Games

2. Need for Speed: Most Wanted (2005 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Thriller

A lone street racer must use his talents to rise to the top of the Blacklist, comprised of the 15 most elite drivers in the city of Rockport.

Directors: Dave 'Foots' Footman, Scott Henshaw | Stars: Paul Dzenkiw, Josie Maran, Dean McKenzie, Derek Hamilton

Votes: 4,959

82 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

EA Black Box

3. Midnight Club 3: DUB Edition (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Action

Midnight Club is a racing game with lots of cars, trucks, and motorcycles. You can detail any vehicle the way you like and do lots of street races.

Stars: Birdman, Dexter Tillis, Kiff VandenHeuvel, David Barrera

Votes: 229

85 2-Player Split Screen 8-Player LAN Single Screen 4:3, 480i

RockStar San Diego

4. Twisted Metal: Black (2001 Video Game)

M | Action, Crime, Fantasy

Twisted Metal:Black features 15 psychotic mental patients competing in the Twisted Metal tournament for one wish that will grant them anything they want.

Director: David Jaffe | Stars: Michael Sorich, Mary Fleming, Maria Brady, Adam Segen

Votes: 391

91 2-Player Split Screen Co-Op Campaign 2-Player Split Screen Multiplayer 4:3, 480i

Incognito Inc.

5. Jak X: Combat Racing (2005 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Jak and his friends must compete in a series of daring road races in order to find the antidote to a deadly poison given to them.

Director: Daniel Arey | Stars: Max Casella, Mike Erwin, Warren Burton, Phil LaMarr

Votes: 346

76 2-Player Split Screen 6-Player LAN Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Naughty Dog

6. Wipeout Pulse (2007 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

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Star: Kevin Howarth

Votes: 20

82 PAL Only 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

SCE Studio Liverpool (Psygnosis), Spiral House

72 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

Bigbig Studios, Virtuous

8. Freekstyle (2002 Video Game)

Action, Sport

Race against others to unlock unique tracks, attires, bikes, & characters

Stars: Jak Churton, Brian Deegan, Saffron Henderson, Pilar Kuhn

Votes: 15

81 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Page 44 Studios

9. Extreme-G 3 (2001 Video Game)

E | Action, Sci-Fi

XGIII: Extreme G Racing is a futuristic racing game. Six teams are competing to win a racing championship, the player taking control of any of the two riders available in each team. The ... See full summary »

Votes: 9

81 2-Player Split Screen Campaign 4:3, 480i

Acclaim Studios Cheltenham

77 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

SCE Santa Monica Studio

11. Splashdown: Rides Gone Wild (2003 Video Game)

This wet n' wild sequel to the 2001 Sea-Doo racing game Splashdown trades in real world locations for elaborate, imaginative theme-park inspired courses. Blast past Spanish galleons and ... See full summary »

Star: Gina Tleel

Votes: 10

80 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Rainbow Studios

12. Ridge Racer V (2000 Video Game)

E | Sport

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Votes: 24

78 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Namco

13. Burnout Revenge (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Sport

Race and crash into opponents to earn boost and speed up heavily to take first place in this fast-paced racing game.

Director: Alexander Ward

Votes: 507

90 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Criterion Games

14. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 (2002 Video Game)

E | Action, Crime, Sport

Join a rapid race by the picturesque tracks and tense escapes from the police, or play as a police officer in Hot Pursuit 2.

Stars: Sharon Alexander, Yvonne Campeau, Garry Chalk, Jim Conrad

Votes: 1,043

89 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

EA Black Box

15. Need for Speed: Underground 2 (2004 Video Game)

Action, Crime, Sport

Underground 2 entails tuning cars for street races, while resuming the Need for Speed: Underground (2003) storyline. The game provides several new features, such as a broader customization, new methods of selecting races and more.

Directors: Chuck Osieja, Tom Raycove | Stars: Kelly Brook, Brooke Burke, Laura Ainsley, Sharon Alexander

Votes: 2,686

82 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

EA Black Box

16. Wipeout Fusion (2002 Video Game)

Action, Sci-Fi, Sport

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Votes: 31

83 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

SCE Studio Liverpool (Psygnosis)

17. Rumble Racing (2001 Video Game)

E | Family, Sport

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Star: Jess Harnell

Votes: 19

85 2-Player Co-Op Mode 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Visceral Games (EA Redwood Shores)

78 4-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

EA Chertsey

19. OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast (2006 Video Game)

Adventure, Sport

Race from coast to glorious coast with a fresh new mission structure, the choice of one of 12 fully licensed Ferrari models and online play with up to 6 players for a thrilling head-to-head journey.

Directors: Darren Mills, Paul Porter

Votes: 44

81 6-Player LAN Single Screen 16:9, 480p

Sumo Digital

20. SpyHunter (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure

The IES uses its advance automobile, the G-6155 Interceptor, to stop the Nostra Corporation's world-domination plans.

Director: Shawn Wright | Stars: Leonie Choy, Brian Silva

Votes: 46

84 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

Paradigm Entertainment

77 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Rockstar San Diego (Angel Stuios)

22. Burnout 2: Point of Impact (2002 Video Game)

E | Action

It is the sequel to the 2001 video game Burnout and the second title in the Burnout series with improved graphics, faster gameplay, and bigger, more spectacular crashes.

Director: Alexander Ward | Star: Stoney Emshwiller

Votes: 124

86 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Criterion Games

23. Need for Speed: Underground (2003 Video Game)

E | Action, Crime, Sport

Reboot of the franchise, featuring visual upgrades, a career mode, and garage mode that allows players to fully customize their cars with a large variety of performance brands.

Stars: Nacho Aldeguer, Sharon Alexander, David Barrera, Michael Benyaer

Votes: 2,218

85 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

EA Black Box

24. Midnight Club II (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Crime

Prove your racing skills in three famous cities to beat the best of the best

Director: Marco Fernandez | Stars: Adam Wylie, Armando Riesco, Jordan Gelber, Leyna Weber

Votes: 176

85 2-Player Split Screen 8-Player LAN Single Screen 4:3, 480i

RockStar San Diego

84 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Rainbow Studios

26. Smuggler's Run (2000 Video Game)

T | Action

Avoid the U.S. border patrol, the CIA, & rival smuggling gangs while smuggling cargo with the vehicle of your choice

Stars: Lanette Ware, Mark Blum, John Randolph Jones, Juan Hernández

Votes: 27

79 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Rockstar San Diego (Angel Stuios)

27. Burnout Dominator (2007 Video Game)

E10+ | Action

Push The Limits of Reckless Driving

Votes: 64

76 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480p

Criterion Games

28. Burnout (2001 Video Game)

E | Action

It's the first in a series of high-speed racing games noted for over-the-top crashes and high-risk gameplay mechanics.

Director: Alexander Ward | Star: Dave Rivas

Votes: 81

79 2-Player Split Screen 16:9, 480i

Criterion Games

78 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

RockStar San Diego

73 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Rainbow Studios

72 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Sidhe Interactive

32. Crazy Taxi (1999 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy

An arcade game where you drive a taxi cab through a virtual San Francisco. Your goal is to try and earn big cab fares, by picking up passengers and dropping them off at their destination spots before you run out of time.

Director: Kenji Kanno | Stars: Bryan Burton-Lewis, Kent Frick, Lisle Wilkerson, Thomas King

Votes: 770

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33. FlatOut (2004 Video Game)

T | Action

A demolition derby style racing game with unlock-able mini-games like bowling with the driver who flies through the window after a high-speed crash for the PlayStation 2, Xbox, and PC.

Votes: 80

34. Stuntman: Ignition (2007 Video Game)

T | Action

Stuntman: Ignition follows a small-time stunt driver as he tries to make his way to become a top Hollywood stunt driver. At the start of each new movie, the player is presented with a short... See full summary »

Directors: Michael McCormick, Robert Taylor | Stars: Colleen Clinkenbeard, Bruce DuBose, Bob Hess, Bob Hess

Votes: 40

35. Stuntman (2002 Video Game)

T | Action

You play as a rookie stunt driver who goes up the ranks from modest state fair stunts to big-budget action films.

Stars: Ivan Kaye, Corey Johnson, Ted Maynard, David Coker

Votes: 86

39. The Simpsons: Road Rage (2001 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy

Mr. Burns has bought all transit systems in Springfield, the citizens must use their own cars as a means of safer public transport and earn money in an attempt to pay back Burns.

Stars: Dan Castellaneta, Julie Kavner, Nancy Cartwright, Yeardley Smith

Votes: 550

40. Crash Nitro Kart (2003 Video Game)

Action, Adventure, Family

The Bandicoots, Cortex, and his minions have been transported to a strange alien planet by the ruler, Emperor Velo the 27th, who claims to be the fastest racer in the galaxy. To get back ... See full summary »

Stars: Kevin Michael Richardson, Mel Winkler, Debi Derryberry, Steve Blum

Votes: 231

69 4-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Vicarious Visions

41. Crash Tag Team Racing (2005 Video Game)

E10+ | Comedy, Family, Fantasy

Crash must recover an amusement park's stolen Power Gems in order to earn its ownership.

Stars: Amy Gross, Bill Farmer, Chris Coppola, Charles Dennis

Votes: 414

66 2-Player Co-Op Mode 2-Player Split Screen 8-Player LAN Single Screen 4:3, 480i

Radical Entertainment

42. Ford Mustang (2005 Video Game)

Sport

Racing game dedicated to the famous Ford Mustang. The game features different models of the car which were build between 1965 and 2005.

43. Freaky Flyers (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Comedy

Jump into the seat of one of several insane airplanes and race for glory.

Director: Kevin Munroe | Stars: Andrew Silber, Brian Silva, Jason Gregory, Jen Bahan

Votes: 13

66 2-Player Split Screen 4:3, 480i

Midway Studios San Diego

45. Hot Wheels: Stunt Track Challenge (2004 Video Game)

E | Action

Race 30 different race cars in this Hot Wheels video game.

Star: Alan Marriott

Votes: 10

47. Starsky & Hutch (2003 Video Game)

T | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Take the wheel of the Zebra 3 with two of the coolest undercover cops in town. Join the soft-spoken Hutch and the street-wise Starsky, as they solve the toughest cases in the roughest neighborhoods.

Director: Martin Batten | Stars: Antonio Fargas, Paul Michael Glaser

Votes: 50

49. Wreckless: The Yakuza Missions (2002 Video Game)

T | Action

It's summer in Hong Kong and Yakuza mobsters are carrying out territorial feuds and reckless high-speed chases throughout the city. It's up to you to drive against crime in fender-to-fender showdowns and white-knuckle missions.

51. Sonic Riders (2006 Video Game)

E | Action, Adventure, Sport

Dr. Eggman challenges Sonic and friends to a speed race. The prize? A valuable Chaos Emerald.

Director: Kenjiro Morimoto | Stars: Jun'ichi Kanemaru, Ryô Hirohashi, Nobutoshi Canna, Daisuke Kishio

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