The Best Drifting Games To Play In 2019

Paul Hadley
05/29/201929th May, 2019
Filed under Car Topics

There’s something completely thrilling about drifting. As normal folks we can’t really do it, we’re limited to watching professionals, playing in games and replicating what we see in the movies.

We’re obsessed with the best drifts within Hollywood, it’s why we are continually seeking out driving movies and shows on the likes of Netflix and Hulu, no matter where we are in the world.

Forza Motorsport

Forza has long been one of the best racing games and continues to be groundbreaking to this day. It’s console gaming’s finest and provides plenty of opportunity to drift.

With dozens of circuits and cars to choose from, as well as a range of different tuning options, you can tailor your gaming to optimize your drifting.

Motorsport 7 is of course a fantastic game beyond drifting and as the 10th installment it has honed it’s craft further with brilliant racing divisions and one of the best list of cars from any game.

Gran Turismo

Gran Turismo is the daddy of the motorsport gaming world having been in existence since 1997.

With over 20 years thrilling fans it’s no wonder the latest release, GT Sport offers up plenty of drift. It’s well crafted and has dozens of great racing scenarios and endurance tests.

It’s campaign mode really mixes things up and marks it out it as one of the best in the industry, while it works supremely with a pad and wheel, making it possibly the ultimate game for the accessory.

It’s the best yet of the Gran Turismo series and up there with one of the best drift games ever made.

Assetto Corsa

Assetto Corsa is certainly considered one of the best for drifting and continues to be a real star in the gaming world.

It can’t be beaten for PC gamers with a wheel and pedals and it’s incredibly realistic thanks to its supreme graphical performance.

There are some amazing circuits to play, including the likes of Nikko, Meihan and Ebisu, ideal for drifting, while the cars are perfectly suited with more detail than any other game.

It may be a few years old now but it stands up to this day as the best drift game around and one that really shouldn’t be missed out on.

Race Driver: GRID

Race Driver: GRID encourages hard, aggressive drifting, so if that’s what you’re looking for, this is the game for you.

It’s gear grinding, pedal to the metal driving at its finest and you won’t find anything else like it. Developed by Codemasters a number of years ago, it still stands up to this day, offering a different type of drifting game for you to enjoy.

It doesn’t quite have the graphical prowess of more recent releases but it offers fun by the bucket-load.

Your opponents will block, bash and do whatever they can to interrupt your driving, meaning skill and drift is key.

You’ll get risk and reward in this game and certainly a different feeling to what you would get in any other title.

Need For Speed: Payback

Need For Speed has long been a franchise that thrives on its drifting, with the streets of various cities providing the canvas.

Payback is the latest of the series and is different to the others in that you play a character that has a complete storyline.

It did receive mixed reviews but if you’re looking for something a little different to drift with, then it’s certainly worth a try.

In terms of technicality and the finer details, you’re best looking elsewhere but for all the fun of the fair, it’s certainly no slouch.

If you’d like to go deeper into the game, you should definitely check out our Need For Speed: Payback car list guide.

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