Given the level of interest, widespread praise, and sales that the biggest sports and racing games tend to generate on a regular basis, it feels weird to call them a niche category of games. Even so, it requires its audience to have very particular tastes- and if you do have those tastes, youโ€™re probably pretty happy about how 2022 went.

Arcade racers, hardcore racing sims, addictive management simulators, you name it- 2022 was chock-full off great sports and racing games to play on a pretty consistent basis. Here, weโ€™ll talk about our favorite games from that group, before crowning one of them as the one that captured our attention more than all the others.