Updated September 29, 2020: New entries added

Racing games scratch a very particular itch that no other genre can quite reach.

Sometimes you just want to switch your brain to neutral and hare around a track. In such situations, a match-three puzzler or a twin stick shooter just aren't going to cut it.

That's a rather simplistic, slightly dismissive take on an increasingly diverse genre, however. These days, on mobile, we've also got driving simulators and management games, which offer a far more cerebral experience.

The following list covers all these bases. Don't worry, though - there's plenty of room for the kart and arcade racers out there. The bread and butter of the racing genre is well served on Android.

Is your favourite racing game not represented in our list? Let us know about your picks in the comments section below.