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Best Android racing games

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Best Android racing games

What's more exciting than watching a car race? Being in one, of course – it is an experience like no other! Most of us, however, can only dream of competing in a real, serious race, and street racing is still quite illegal so it isn't an option.

Thankfully, we have racing video games to satisfy our need for speed with, and there's no shortage of them at the Google Play Store. Only a handful of these Android racing games, however, are actually worth your time. And if you're curious to know which are the best racing games on Android, then you've come to the right place.

We've picked 12 of the best racing games that you can get on Android right now. Some are free, others are paid, some aim to be as realistic as possible, others rely on stunts and effects to give you an adrenaline boost. Whatever your taste might be, you'll surely find something below that will keep you glued to your smartphone or tablet for hours. Now go ahead and check out our picks!

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posted on 06 Aug 2014, 09:51 1

1. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I want all of these on WP8.1 RIGHT NOW!!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 10:12 5

2. adecvat (Posts: 322; Member since: 15 Nov 2013)


posted on 06 Aug 2014, 10:30 2

3. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Lo...!!! Me too... But we all know that ain't gonna happen any time soon. Games are really a big weak point of WP platform:(.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 10:34 2

4. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

For games i prefer iOS than any other platform. Graphics and exclusive games are better/more on iOS than WP&Android. New big iPhone gonna rocks when it comes to games.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 16:30

11. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I don't know about graphics.... The WP platform, especially on high end devices, have excellent graphics... That's something WP does well.... Now, the game selection sucks compared to iDroid, but when it plays, it plays great!... When was the last time you actually played a top notch game on WP?

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 02:20 1

18. LetsBeHonest (Posts: 1526; Member since: 04 Jun 2013)

Yesterday, i played amazing spiderman 2 and asphalt 8 on lumia 925.
Most of times i find iOS version of games looks visually more attractive(u'll need to look really closely) . And WP platform have enough hardware to pull off great high end graphics games like iphone/ipads or any other android flagships, thats something every platform does well.But its all up to developers . Its seems like all other versions of the same games are a port or downgrade of ios original version. Donna but May be its easier for developers to develop for iOS because of limited no.of phones .
I always prefer iOS platform for gaming but always turned off because of small display(on iphones) well thats about to change with next iphoness

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:32

20. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

I see... Good point!

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 21:27

15. wilsong17 (unregistered)

But can you play on a HD TV with a Xbox control

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 11:55 2

7. fanboy1974 (Posts: 1345; Member since: 12 Nov 2011)

Your comment alone is why 50% of potential smartphone buyers choose Android or iOS. The other 50% flat out hate windows phone. I fall in both camps.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 16:34

12. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

True... Still work to be done..
But, I have to disagree about the other 50%, and how they hate WP... Not true.. They have to be aware of WP first in order to hate it....
The issue isn't that WP doesn't have as many apps as iDroid,, it's that MS absolutely sucks at creating awareness, hype, excitement, and marketing for WP..
Marketing is WP's core issue..

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 19:50

14. joey_sfb (Posts: 6624; Member since: 29 Mar 2012)

Same here. Both camp. So I have to restraint myself from making negative remark on wp8.

And when a wpfan talk negative on Android all bets are off!

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 04:11

19. Nokia99 (Posts: 25; Member since: 17 Jul 2014)

That's not windows phone's fault ,stupid developers doesn't make these games available for wp

posted on 07 Aug 2014, 08:36

21. rodneyej1 (Posts: 3576; Member since: 06 Jul 2013)

Well, they aren't stupid... They need a cost effective reason to... It's MS's fault because MS hasn't marketed WP correctly... WP could be at over 10% market share by now if MS had spent the past 4 years blowing the platform out of proportion like Samsung, and Apple, have been so good at doing... And, they have no excuse because they have plenty of resources to do so.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 10:39

5. aryanfr1 (Posts: 125; Member since: 24 Jan 2013)

Always fan of Real Racing 3.I was fan of GameLoft but the game-play and graphics of Real Racing 3 just superb.I am addicted to it.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 11:20 1

6. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Asphalt 8 messed up an update, where I can't play the game anymore on even "very low" settings, because everything is choppy and laggy as hell! When it was just released I could play it on stable fps.
Any other game works just fine. :( I even OC'd the CPU and GPU, installed KitKat 4.4.4. Still lags.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:15

16. xuanbang269 (Posts: 2; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

my game was banned after updated :v

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 13:40 3

8. Dumbledora (Posts: 15; Member since: 06 Aug 2014)

Quick question here : why isn't need for speed most wanted mentioned?

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 13:44 1

9. madmikepr (Posts: 138; Member since: 09 Aug 2011)

Alot of games need to be mention here like:

Racing Rivals

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 13:48

10. GreekGeek (Posts: 1276; Member since: 22 Mar 2014)

GT Racing 2 is the biggest rip off of them all.
Damn you freemium games.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 22:23

17. PorkyBurger (Posts: 585; Member since: 18 May 2013)

Oh yup, I got a taste of nice freemium game too. Asphalt 8, as you progress in game, is impossible to play, without buying anything with real cash.
I got stuck at season 4 with tons of cars, which apparently were too darn slow to keep up with others, not talking about getting into top 3 or whatever. Only thing left is multiplayer (like yeah, that is a nice idea ), but after one nice update I can't play this game normally anymore even on "very low" settings.
The beauty of freemium.

posted on 06 Aug 2014, 17:06

13. gigaraga (Posts: 1454; Member since: 29 Mar 2013)

Asphalt 8 and CSR are simply amazing. They even run well on an iPad 2!

posted on 08 Aug 2014, 15:46

22. adem1 (Posts: 2; Member since: 21 Feb 2014)

glupi ste mlogo

posted on 15 Aug 2014, 05:32

23. ecologer (Posts: 31; Member since: 25 Jul 2014)

The sad truth is that none of them are even remotely close to the quality of Forza Motorsport or Gran Turismo.

And all that money spent in in-game purchases could be better spent in bying one of the aforementioned games.

posted on 22 Jan 2015, 09:57

24. khognar (Posts: 1; Member since: 22 Jan 2015)

what about fast racing craft ?


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