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The PlayStation 5 has been out for a little over two years now and is excellent for kids and adults alike. Here’s a list of some of the best family-friendly racing games for PS5.
Sony’s Gran Turismo 7
The king of racing simulations, Gran Turismo 7 is the acclaimed newest entry in the series. While it’s not as instantly entertaining as some of the simpler drifting games available, you learn a lot with this game. First, GT7 goes back to its roots, and you feel like you have the old Gran Turismo back after over a decade. But it’s great for kids because there’s a ton of educational material within the game for car manufacturers, individual vehicles, and even each country’s approach to design. And you can set assistance options to max if it’s too hard for the kids.
Sonic Team Racing
There are many novelty racing games available. Nintendo’s Mario Kart is a perfect example. Like Mario Kart, Sonic Team Racing is an excellent pick-up-and-play title you can jump into for instant fun. Plus, you get access to many beloved characters like Sonic, Knuckles, and Tails. If you know Mario Kart, you will feel right at home, as it plays very similarly. However, you can customize each character’s vehicle with a surprising amount of detail, adding to the fun. Of course, you can also unlock even more options as you progress through the campaign mode.
Family Friendly Racing Games Includes F1 2022
Over 400 million people watch Formula 1 racing each week. The pinnacle of motor racing, the games themselves are extremely popular. While they dipped in excitement over the recent years, veteran racing video game developers Codemasters has brought the series back to life. F1 2021 intrigued a revamped career mode and improved AI. The latest release, F1 2022, builds upon the best parts and adds greater immersion with race day features. While most children won’t be entertained by this game, it will add tons of value for sporting families.
Hot Wheels Unleashed
Almost every child has memories of Hot Wheels play sets. Countless kids spent countless hours setting up wild tracks at home and then running their zany cars through them. Finally, Mattel’s best-selling toy range comes to PS5. You and your kids can race wacky tracks and try gravity-defying stunts with some of the most beloved Hot Wheels cars. But the fun doesn’t end there. You can also build your own crazy tracks together as a family and share them with the world. Or you can download the creations of other families and gamers.
Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled
Nintendo has Mario, Sega has Sonic, and PlayStation has Crash Bandicoot. So it’s no surprise there’s a racing game featuring everyone’s favorite marsupial. Crash Team Racing: Nitro-Fueled is pretty similar to Sonic Team Racing and Mario Kart. As a kart racer, it plays out the same. There’s fast-paced action, zany tracks, and cute weapons. But there are also many well-known Crash characters and a very intuitive customization mode. Additionally, you can unlock more skins and game features as you make your way through the game’s story mode.
Not all racing games are too serious. Some of the best family-friendly racing games for PS5 include the in-depth GT7, the immensely fun Hot Wheels Unleashed, and Sonic Team Racing.