Get ready for intense racing action on your Nintendo Wii with our top picks for the best racing games.
The Wiimote controller’s easy-to-use motion controls make it a great choice for racing games, and developers have released both original titles and ports of popular games for the Wii.
From realistic simulations to arcade-style action, these games will have you feeling like you’re on the track yourself.
Check out our list of the 10 best racing games on the Nintendo Wii and get ready to put the pedal to the metal.
MX vs. ATV Untamed (2007)
MX vs. ATV Untamed offers exciting off-road racing action on your Nintendo Wii, featuring dirt bikes, ATVs, and more.
In this game, you’ll tackle challenging courses and pull off impressive stunts as you compete in different championship series and work to secure sponsorships.
The slo-mo crash camera lets you relive your wildest crashes, and the game also includes mini-games like Monster Truck Smash and ATV hockey.
If you enjoy the thrill of off-road racing and want a more realistic experience than Mario Kart, give MX vs. ATV Untamed a try.
Colin McRae: Dirt 2 (2009)
The Nintendo Wii version of Colin McRae: Dirt 2 may not have all the features of the versions on other consoles, but it still offers exciting racing gameplay.
While the Wii’s limited capabilities mean that some features have been removed, players can still enjoy high-speed, dusty action and challenging gameplay.
If you’re a fan of the Colin McRae series and want a thrilling racing experience on your Wii, give Colin McRae: Dirt 2 a try.
Be sure to also check out the first Colin McRae DIRT game, one of the best PS3 racing games of all time.
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing (2010)
Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing takes the 8th spot in our list of the best racing games for Nintendo Wii.
This game combines the fun of Mario Kart with beloved characters from the world of Sega, including Sonic, Ai-Ai, and Eggman.
Up to 8 players can participate in each race, and all the cars travel at the same speed, so strategy and weapon usage are key to coming out on top.
Each character also has their own unique All-Star Action move. In Grand Prix races, players can also try to meet specific requirements such as finishing without destroying items or drifting the longest.
If you’re a fan of Sonic and want a Mario Kart alternative on your Wii, give Sonic & Sega All-Stars Racing a try.
Excitebots: Trick Racing (2009)
Excitebots: Trick Racing is the sequel to Excite Truck and features robot cars with insect-like designs.
This arcade-style racing game has players tilt their Wiimotes to steer using motion controls and earn stars by completing wacky challenges and tricks.
The robot cars in the game can glide and walk briefly, adding a unique twist to the gameplay.
Players can unlock and purchase new robots as they progress through the game, racing through levels with scenery that may not be award-winning but will get you in the racing mood.
If you’re looking for a wacky and unconventional racing game on your Nintendo Wii, give Excitebots: Trick Racing a try.
Dave Mirra BMX Challenge (2007)
Dave Mirra BMX Challenge takes the 6th spot in our list of the best racing games for Nintendo Wii, offering players the chance to compete against the legendary BMX rider Dave Mirra.
Similar to the Tony Hawk series, this game features both racing and freestyle trick modes, with a variety of environments filled with objects to jump over or perform tricks on.
Players can race laps or show off their BMX skills as they try to outdo Dave Mirra and earn points.
If you’re a fan of BMXing and want a challenging and exciting racing game on your Wii, give Dave Mirra BMX Challenge a try.
Need For Speed: Pro Street (2007)
Need For Speed: Pro Street takes the top spot in our list of the best racing games on Nintendo Wii, introducing the Event Map to the series.
This game has a career mode where players work to become the top street racer and an area mode that lets players unlock cars to drift around tracks in the free-play mode.
The illegal street racing gameplay never gets old, and many players may prefer the motion controls on the Wii to those on the Xbox 360.
If you’re a fan of the Need For Speed series and want a thrilling racing game on your Wii, give Need For Speed: Pro Street a try.
Driver: San Francisco (2011)
Driver: San Francisco takes the 4th spot in our list of the best racing games on Nintendo Wii.
Despite the unusual premise of the game taking place inside the mind of a character in a coma, the gameplay is engaging and the graphics are stunning.
Players can explore the city of San Francisco in one of 140 vehicles at high speeds and even jump into the bodies of other drivers to cause them to crash.
While the concept may be unusual, the gameplay and graphics make Driver: San Francisco a top pick for racing fans on the Nintendo Wii.
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity (2008)
Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity earns the bronze medal in our list of the best racing games on Nintendo Wii.
This futuristic racing game lets players pull off tricks and navigate through black holes as they race on hoverboards, air yachts, and more.
The Survival Mode adds an extra layer of chaos as players knock their opponents off the course and crash into each other.
If you enjoyed the metal board segment of Sonic Adventure 2 Battle and want a fast-paced, futuristic racing game on your Wii, give Sonic Riders: Zero Gravity a try.
Need For Speed Carbon (2006)
Need For Speed Carbon takes the top spot in our list of the best Need for Speed games of all time.
This title, set in the area of Carbon Canyon, allows players to race through a city and take control of it as they move around freely.
The game includes car customization and police chases that are staples of the Need for Speed series, as well as a career mode where players can race against rival gangs and build their own crew.
Need For Speed Carbon is a perfect blend of excitement and realism, making it the ultimate Need for Speed game.
Mario Kart Wii (2008) Best Overall Wii Racing Game
Mario Kart Wii is the ultimate racing game on Nintendo Wii, thanks in part to the inclusion of the Wii Wheel accessory.
The graphics and courses in this game are top-notch, and the inclusion of both new and old courses from previous Mario games adds to the nostalgia factor.
Moo Moo Meadows is a fan-favorite course that can still be enjoyed on the Switch.
If you plan on playing this game with multiple players, make sure to have enough Wii Wheels for everyone to avoid any resentment.
Overall, Mario Kart Wii is a must-have for any racing fan on the Nintendo Wii.
Cars Race-O-Rama is an arcade racing game inspired by Disney movie Cars. The player controls Mcqueen competing in several circuit races scattered across radiator springs fictional city. Three main modes are available including a story mode covering the events of the movie.
Progressing further in the game the player can upgrade and change Mcqueen looks including rims, hood, side skirt, rear bumper, spoiler, and paint. Visually, the game captures the feel of the movie using the same colorful design and atmosphere. Overall this is a great game, especially if you have kids, this a& good introduction to arcade racing games.
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