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Top 7 Wii racing games

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The Nintendo Wii is one of Nintendo’s most popular game consoles ever to come out. The console had quite an enormous game library, and in this article, we’re bringing you the top seven racing games the Wii has to offer.

Trackmania: Build to Race

Developer: Firebrand Games | Release date: March 24, 2011

Trackmania is a game focussed on clearing insane tracks against the clock or real opponents, which makes the game fun and challenging. There are over 100 tracks filled with jumps, loops, ramps and other crazy obstacles. And if that’s not enough for you, the game features one of the most powerful tracks design systems ever created. 

You can get Trackmania: Build to Race here

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Need For Speed Franchise

Developer: Firebrand Games | Release date: check title below

The Need For Speed franchise has always been a fan favourite for racing cars through various urban settings. There are several popular NFS titles available for the Wii, including.

You can pick any game in the franchise, and you will not be disappointed in any of them. 

F1 2009

Developer: Sumo Digital | Release date: November 16, 2009

Codemaster’s F1 games are by far one of the best Formula one and sim racing games in general, and this has been true for a long time. F1 2009 offers the whole F1 experience with all the teams, drivers, tracks and cars for the F1 2009 season. 

You can get F1 2009 here

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Developer: Nintendo | Release date: April 27, 2008

No Nintendo console game list is complete without Mario on it, and no racing game list is complete without featuring Mariokart. The game comes with the Wii wheel making it very easy for beginners to get hold of the controls and compete.

The game also supports multiplayer of up to 11 players, features 16 new courses in addition to the 16 classic courses from previous Mario Kart games. This is also the first game in the series to give players the ability to race on either karts or bikes. 

You can get Mariokart here

Driver: San Francisco

Developer: Ubisoft Reflections | Release date: September 6, 2011

If you’re into racing games that tell a compelling story, you’re going to like this one. Players okay as Detective John Tanner hunting down crime lord Charles Jericho throughout San Francisco. The game features over 100 licensed vehicles and some great graphics. 

You can get Driver: San Francisco here

DiRT 2

Developers: Codemasters | Release date: September 8, 2009

The DiRT franchise of games is Codemasters’ take on the motorsports rally genre, and they usually nail the experience, with DiRT 2 being no different. Players will get over 100 different events to compete in with different vehicles at their disposal. 

You can get DiRT 2 here


Developer: Rainbow Studios | Release date: November 16. 2006

The game is based upon the first instalment in Pixar’s Cars movie franchise and lets gamers play as different characters from the movie to help Lightning McQueen in his quest to win the Piston Cup Championship. 

You can get Cars here

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