Most Played Racing Games On Steam In January 2024

The numbers for the most played racing games on Steam in January 2024 are in, and the first month of the year sees a new leader of the racing pack.

 

Note: While iRacing is available on Steam as well, its numbers are not representative as most players acces the sim through its own UI. As a result, its statistics are not included in this article.

 

After spending most of the second half of 2023 at the top of the list, BeamNG.drive had to yield to Forza Horizon 5 again – but only just. While FH5‘s January peak is significantly higher, both titles are very close when it comes to average players. Big publisher and open-world setting versus indie developer and sandbox premise – it sounds like an uneven fight on paper, yet the very different approaches are a close match month after month.

 

ACC & AMS2 Gain More Traction

 

Meanwhile, Assetto Corsa Competizione managed to jump F1 23. This is likely due to the release of the new update and GT2 Pack DLC, which also introduced the Red Bull Ring to the premier GT3 sim. With the Formula One season set to kick off on March 2 in Bahrain, F1 23 might be fired up more frequently again around that time, though.

 

Further down the order, Automobilista 2 made another big step forward. After an average player increase of 44.34% in December already, it seems that Reiza Studios’ continued efforts pay off in 2024 as well. Off the back of its Endurance Pack and Le Mans release on New Year’s Eve as well as smaller updates throughout January, the sim has hit an all-time high for average players again.

 

Interestingly, the start of the WRC season did not help EA Sports WRC‘s numbers. Instead, it lost more ground to DiRT Rally 2.0, which is still the most played rally game as a result. This is despite the January update to fix numerous big bugs, especially in career mode.

 

Steam: List of Most Played Racing Games in January 2024

 

Title Avg. players Peak Gain %
Forza Horizon 5 13,350.1 26,152 4.02
BeamNG.drive 13,056.7 22,956 -1.7
Assetto Corsa 9,679.0 18,605 0.09
Forza Horizon 4 5,970.0 12,596 -3.36
SnowRunner 4,354.8 8,643 7.62
Need for Speed Heat 4,313.1 11,808 10.25
Assetto Corsa Competizione 2,735.6 7,276 8.49
F1 23 2,615.6 5,804 -16.5
CarX Drift Racing Online 2,499.2 4,807 -3.68
My Summer Car 2,063.6 4,586 -1.51
MX Bikes 2,024.6 3,559 29.79
Need for Speed Unbound 1,755.7 4,659 6.39
DiRT Rally 2.0 1,025.0 2,054 -8.49
Trackmania 882.2 2,770 21.25
Automobilista 2 848.0 2,491 32.64
EA Sports WRC 809.0 1,763 -15.58
Asphalt 9 Legends 785.4 1,208 -6.16
F1 Manager 2023 766.9 1,525 -9.25
Need For Speed Payback 639.6 1,695 -15.97
Forza Motorsport 588.2 1,043 -18.03
Wreckfest 533.3 1,440 9.54
rFactor 2 507.4 1,363 -8.09
Disney Speedstorm 488.5 946 -28.83
The Crew 2 452.9 785 -4.24
RaceRoom 407.9 917 -8.66
MudRunner 398.4 991 -14.68
F1 22 381.1 773 -32.56
WRC 7 325.5 1,065 -23.13
RIDE 4 279.3 691 7.32

 

Source:https://www.overtake.gg/news/most-played-racing-games-on-steam-in-january-2024/