Asphalt 8: Airborne Review
Asphalt 8: Airborne is finally out! After first launching on the iPhone in its fourth iteration years ago, the game has evolved tremendously and the latest Asphalt arrives simultaneously on both Android and iOS, the world’s two most popular platforms. With steady improvements for years on, Asphalt 8 culminates to be one of the best arcade racing games on mobile. Here’s why.
Gameplay feels like an action movie
There is not a hint of realism - for that you’d have to go to games like Real Racing 3, but there is not a hint of tranquility either - the game keeps you on the edge all the time.
The action packed gameplay is addictive and we mean it. The adrenaline you get from the speed and the dynamics of the game will keep you wanting to play “just one more track.” The game is not easy! You’d be able to win the first few events without much effort, but you’d find yourself putting a lot of extra effort to get the maximum amount of stars for each track later on. And that money is piling up way too slow given how expensive top car models are.
Asphalt 8: Airborne has a ton of replay value and countless hours of gameplay. There might be eight tracks (all of them are gorgeous), but you have a whopping 8 seasons with 15 tracks each. That’s a total of 120 challenges! You’d have to replay a lot of the challenges to either finish first, or do some tricks for an extra star.
Asynchronous multiplayer means you can race your friends anytime
Priced at the affordable $0.99, virtually everyone can afford to buy the game and this one dollar price has allowed the developer to keep in-app purchases less intrusive and not in your face. Remember Real Racing 3 where you had to wait for hours (literally!) for car repairs? There’s none of that intrusive in-app purchase promotion here.
Asphalt 8: Airborne is the best arcade racing game we’ve ever played on mobile. Playing it feels like not simply watching, but being in an action movie. It’s dynamic, aggressive, fun, but leave your expectations for realism out. With gorgeous graphics, great matching soundtrack and tons of replay value, we definitely recommend you try it yourself. See you on the tracks.
- Extremely engaging, dynamic action-filled gameplay
- Gorgeous graphics, matching aggressive soundtrack
- Tons of replay value, great cars