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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1. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

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

2. adecvat

Posts: 652; Member since: Nov 15, 2013


3. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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:(.

4. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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.

11. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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?

18. LetsBeHonest

Posts: 1548; Member since: Jun 04, 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

20. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 2013

I see... Good point!

15. wilsong17 unregistered

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

7. fanboy1974

Posts: 1345; Member since: Nov 12, 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.

12. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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..

14. joey_sfb

Posts: 6794; Member since: Mar 29, 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!

19. Nokia99

Posts: 25; Member since: Jul 17, 2014

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

21. rodneyej1

Posts: 3576; Member since: Jul 06, 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.

5. aryanfr1

Posts: 125; Member since: Jan 24, 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.

6. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 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.

16. xuanbang269

Posts: 2; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

my game was banned after updated :v

8. Dumbledora

Posts: 15; Member since: Aug 06, 2014

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

9. madmikepr

Posts: 138; Member since: Aug 09, 2011

Alot of games need to be mention here like: Racing Rivals

10. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

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

17. PorkyBurger

Posts: 585; Member since: May 18, 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.

13. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

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

22. adem1

Posts: 2; Member since: Feb 21, 2014

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23. ecologer

Posts: 32; Member since: Jul 25, 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.

24. khognar

Posts: 1; Member since: Jan 22, 2015

what about fast racing craft ?​udios.fastracingcraft

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