Car racing games are one of the best methods Android & iPhone users can relax. Today we are going to talk about some of the best car racing games for iOS ( iPhone ) and Android.
The mobile phone was always an entertainment tool, and games are part of these devices are all carry in our pockets, and they have been there ever since the beginning.
The famous “Snake” game, present on almost every Nokia phone from the last decade is now just a memory, as mobile phones evolved a lot and they now include quad core or dual core processors, mobile graphical processing units, generous storage space and, most of all, touchscreen displays of up to 4.7 inches.
This reduced the difference between games for PC and smartphones, and some popular PC games can now be played on smartphones as well.
Some of these games are also car racing games, very popular regardless of the platform because they are captivating, engaging and relaxing, as they do not imply complex strategies. In this article we are going to present you with some of the most interesting and coolest car racing games for iOS and Android.
Asphalt 6: Adrenaline
One of the best car racing games for smartphones is Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, developed by Gameloft.
While you progress, you have to choose between 42 cars and motorcycles, including some famous models from Ferrari, Lamborghini, Aston Marton or Ducati, which you get to drive on streets from all over the world, from Los Angeles to Tokyo or even the Bahamas.
The online component of the game is very well developed as you have the possibility of playing online with up to five friends.
This game is available for both iOS and Android.
Need For Speed Shift
Need For Speed can’t be ignored when creating a list of the most popular car racing games, and NFS Shift is the most recent title available for mobile platforms.
The game is trying to bring some of the features from the PC version of the game through the possibility of upgrading the performances of your car like acceleration, top speed, tires or suspensions, but you can also modify the body of the car.
You can only drive 20 car models, and you can take your pick from Lamborghini Gallardo, Pagani Zonda, BMW M3 GT2 and more.
You can play in the career mode using Rookie, Pro or Veteran difficulty modes or you can simply drive around on one of the 18 circuits included in the game in cities like Tokyo, Chicago or London.
Drift Mania Championship
If you like drifting you can try playing Drift Mania Championship, a game what makes you practice your drifting talents.
The types of drifts you need to do in order to become the champ are varied: drifting in a preestablished zone, high angle drifting, high speed drifting, and more.
Unfortunately, the game only has five circuits and you have to pick between only seven cars.
Furthermore, there is no multiplayer mode but you have the option of storing your performances online so you can compare with the results of other players.
In order to be different from the multitude of other car racing games, Extreme Formula comes with something unique: instead of horse power the difference is made by the type of fuel you use: super-gas, water energy, atomic energy, or metallic energy. Furthermore, there are 65 types of tuning for your virtual garage that only contains five cars.
Based on the time you spend playing, you can opt for a simple race or for the 15 step career mode, over the course of which you can get 18 awards.
The not so pleasant side of the game is that it displays ads on the Android version.
GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+
Another car racing game developed by Gameloft, GT Racing: Motor Academy Free+ stands out through the cars it offers: no less tahn 11 cars that can be purchased as you play the game, including GT-R, Audio A8 or Ford Model T.
The career mode is very complex and requires a license. You get more experience and you can unlock new cars by racing. If you want to skip some legs of the career mode you can purchase experience and cars using real money.
Unlike other games, GT Racing includes Laguna Seca, one of the most popular circuits in the world. The game also has a multiplayer module in which you can play with up to five players from all over the world.
Raging Thunder 2
Raging Thunder bets on graphics and on the variation of the environment to determine you to buy the game. So, you will compete through abandoned temples, sunny beaches, mountains covered in snow or even around the Great Wall of China.
You can also upgrade the cars, however they do not live up to the challenge of cars present in the games listed above.
This game also has multiplayer support.
There is a free version of this game for Android however it only includes two circuits and two cars.
As the name suggests, Reckless Racing is a game that basically has no rules and you need to be inventive in order to win the races.
You have to choose between off-road and freeways and you can play in one of these three game modes: Dirt Rally, Lap Time Trial or Delivery Time Trial.
This game also benefits from multiplayer support and it allows you to play online with your friends and you can even chat with them.
Real Racing 2
Real Racing 2 is one of the most appreciated car racing games for iPhone thanks to the 15 available tracks and dozens of cars you can upgrade as you progress in the game.
An interesting option is Party Play, which allows you to play in multiplayer on the same smartphone. Furthermore, you can also play on your TV through AirPlay.
The multiplayer component supports up to 8 players or even 16 if they are chosen at random by the system.
DrawRace 2 is, unofficially, the most unique car racing game. This because instead of driving the car you have to show the ideal trajectory using your finger on the screen.
It might feel weird at first, but the game can be addictive, especially since each car behaves differently.
If you are not at all interested to race against the computer, Racing Live is the game for you. This is a game that can only be played in multiplayer so it needs constant internet access.
The recipe is classic: to race and while you win races you get money and you can buy new cars or you can upgrade your current car to improve it’s performances.
The games listed above are all compatible with the iPhone smartphone, however things become a bit more complicated on Android.
Most games require Android phones with a powerful hardware platform and a screen of at least 4 inches. This is why it’s important to check if a game is compatible with your Android smartphone.