Obscure/Semi-Obscure Racing Games With Insane Soundtracks

No F-Zero, no Ridge Racer, no licensed bullshit.
Requirements:
-Under 100 plays on here. I thought about lowering it to 50, because stuff like Auto Modellista and Jet Moto just doesn't feel right. It could just be my age though.
-I repeat, no licensed bullshit. I swear if I have to hear Rob Zombie or In Flames there's gonna be hell to pay.
If people run into this feel free to suggest stuff, I'm not gonna be able to remember everything and I've already wasted an hour on this and wanna do something else.

Ace Driver
Ace Driver
Ace Driver: Victory Lap
Ace Driver: Victory Lap
Air Race Championship
Air Race Championship
Alpine Racer
Alpine Racer
Automobili Lamborghini
Automobili Lamborghini
Auto Modellista
Auto Modellista
Battle Cars
Battle Cars
Bravo Air Race
Bravo Air Race
Burning Road
Burning Road
BursTrick WakeBoarding
BursTrick WakeBoarding
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Colin McRae Rally 2005
Combat Cars
Combat Cars
Dirt Dash
Dirt Dash
Driving Emotion Type-S
Driving Emotion Type-S
The Duel: Test Drive II
The Duel: Test Drive II
Enthusia: Professional Racing
Enthusia: Professional Racing
Extreme-G
Extreme-G
Extreme-G 3
Extreme-G 3
Extreme-G: XG2
Extreme-G: XG2
Extreme Snow Break
Extreme Snow Break
Felony 11-79
Felony 11-79
Gallop Racer 2001
Gallop Racer 2001
Gallop Racer 3: One and Only Road to Victory
Gallop Racer 3: One and Only Road to Victory
Gekitotsu Toma L'Arc: Tomarunner Vs L'Arc En Ciel
Gekitotsu Toma L'Arc: Tomarunner Vs L'Arc En Ciel
Initial D Arcade Stage
Initial D Arcade Stage
Jet Moto
Jet Moto
Jet Moto 2
Jet Moto 2
Konami Krazy Racers
Konami Krazy Racers
Le Mans 24
Le Mans 24
Looney Tunes Racing
Looney Tunes Racing
IT COUNTS.
Looney Tunes: Space Race
Looney Tunes: Space Race
Metropolis Street Racer
Metropolis Street Racer
Monster Truck Madness
Monster Truck Madness
You could be familiar with a few things in this one.
MotoGP 4
Moto Racer DS
Moto Racer DS
N2O: Nitrous Oxide
N2O: Nitrous Oxide
Off-World Interceptor
Off-World Interceptor
Ollie King
Ollie King
Option Tuning Car Battle
Option Tuning Car Battle
OutRun 2019
OutRun 2019
Outrun itself isn't obscure, but this version of it fits IMO.
Racing Lagoon
Racing Lagoon
Rally Cross
Rally Cross
Road Rash 3
Road Rash 3
Fuck it, it's below 100 plays and I think the series has fallen off public consciousness enough at this point.
San Francisco Rush 2049
San Francisco Rush 2049
S.C.A.R.S.
S.C.A.R.S.
Sega GT 2002
Sega GT 2002
Sega Rally 2
Sega Rally 2
I know, I'm shocked too that Sega Rally 2 is under 100 plays.
Sega Rally 2006
Sega Rally 2006
Test Drive 4
Test Drive 4
Monster Truck Madness Part 2 of samples you've probably heard in other media.
Top Gear Rally
Top Gear Rally
Total Immersion Racing
Total Immersion Racing
Wangan Trial
Wangan Trial
Wipeout Fusion
Wipeout Fusion
Zero4 Champ
Zero4 Champ

19 Comments


11 months ago

I would like to suggest Looney Tunes: Space Race.

11 months ago

Ah thank you! I should try Space Race again, I think I only played my PS2 copy for like an hour or something years ago.

11 months ago

sega rally 2 is a particular fav of mine since it’s an interesting look at hideki naganuma’s early work. goated list btw im def listening to the osts for all these

11 months ago

It's over 50 plays, but the Konami Krazy Racers Soundtrack is definitely underrated. Good original tracks and arrangements of other songs.

11 months ago

@josh thank you!
@neet it's krazy to me that it's that low, I thought for sure it'd be more popular than that. it was a big gba launch title iirc since mario kart wasn't out on it yet.

7 months ago

Gallop Racer (horse racing is still racing), specifically Gallop Racer 2001,
Gallop Racer 2003 - A New Breed, and Champion Jockey: G1 Jockey & Gallop Racer.
Option TUNING CAR BATTLE, Option TUNING CAR BATTLE 2, and Option TUNING CAR BATTLE Spec-R have good OSTs
Racing Lagoon barely makes your criteria (I really like GS Wakaba Bank)
Sega GT 2002 is fantastic, particularly the menu theme and Horizon
Zero4 Champ Series: Drift Champ rules, I like Part 1986 and Tsukuba Nights
Gekitotsu Toma L'Arc: TomaRunner vs L'Arc-en-Ciel is funky, I like REVENGE OF JAMMER and FUNK NATION
Wangan Trial is composed by Soichi Terada
Reciproheat 5000 goes insanely hard
MotoGP 4 is great and hard, but I like the chill of Paddock: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=kCvYYyK1rsE&feature=emb_title (Really all the MotoGP OSTs are good)
Burstrick Wake Boarding is technically a racing game! The menu theme and staff roll are chill
Alpine Racer is equal parts chill and bumpin' (esp. Snowbound Landscape and Never Break Away)
It has racing in it, International Track & Field 2000 has great DnB
I might be misremembering but WipEout: Fusion's OST should be artists who were commissioned rather than licensed. Neuro by Braniac goes.
Ace Driver has Keiichi Okabe, Yoshito Yano, and Yuri Misumi kickin' ass
Driving Emotion Type-S https://youtu.be/LgAXjjka2cY
Drift Spirits IGNITION https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ur5RA0P9xbk
Extreme-G 2 (oh and the first and third too I guess)
Extreme Snow Break https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g6anPlzQB8k
Initial D Arcade Stage isn't all licensed Eurobeat! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GMp1TbiW6dk
Moto Racer DS isn't great throughout but Mus_Pres? Ooh la la https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S5VZa8Eabxg
N2O: Nitrous Oxide https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CrvB3rtf0_o&list=PLLcnodT_dgYQm5gb9sEPg_QsVlDZador8
AirRace Championship https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tJzPlCd8G-s
Colin McRae Rally 2005 (and the others) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faYvI4X0VNk
Total Immersion Racing has some good electro, I like INGAME2 https://youtu.be/W5Te77YZGxQ?t=1192
Tommi Mäkinen Rally sucks ass but the OST is a cheesy Euro-fest https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAFKJ5DrPN0
Dirt Dash <3 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LNsSntE9jdQ&list=PLUK78ossghTIMxp7zntop-nc1kQxHHDl2
Ollie King, I mean, cmon, it's got Hideki Naganuma, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QB58V1rmHBg
San Francisco Rush 2049 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sPk7yMxEnh4
Le Mans 24 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8uJVyLIK6aY
Some of these might not be on YouTube since all that is available are game rips

7 months ago

pretends to not look at list to avoid adding the mountain of games Detchibe suggested adding to the five month old thing I made

7 months ago

🥺

7 months ago

vee add them pleeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeease <3

7 months ago

LET ME GET MY GODDAMN COFFEE DETCH, GAWD.

7 months ago

🥺😭🤧

7 months ago

Don't ask me for anything ever again, I think two of those I couldn't find on here.

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

I'm sending the funny van after you for the frog ascii.

7 months ago

sorry to also necro this but I feel like sega rally 2006 def deserves a place on here as well. a veritable who's who of sega's all-time best composers, including jun senoue, hiro, original sega rally composer takenobu mitsuyoshi, naganuma, and richard jacques

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7 months ago

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7 months ago

which 2 were missing so I can add them to igdb so you can put them on the list? :3c

7 months ago

@pangburn I don't mind the necro actually, I kinda dug my own grave by mentioning it in the discord.
@detch uh....Reciproheat 5000, which I found out was Bravo Air Race in NA, so that's a false alarm kinda. Neuro by Brainiac I could only find a shooting game and an indie platformer.

7 months ago

oh wait, that was a song on wipeout fusion's ost. the layout of your post fucked me up, nevermind. lmao


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