Best racing games for the iPhone and the iPad

Best racing games for the iPhone and the iPad

Vroom-vroom-vrooooooom! Some may argue that hardly anything is more satisfying than the sputtering sound of a revving car engine. With that being said, it hardly comes to any surprise that racing video games usually bask in a decent amount of popularity. The reason behind this is pretty straightforward - not everyone can sit behind the wheel of a top-performing supercar, so these titles give people a sneak peek inside the thrilling world of mouth-watering gazz-guzzlers and ludicrous speeds.

We made a curated selection of some pretty impressive and notable racing games for iOS devices, which should keep fans of the genre engaged for a lot of time. If you are not into such rubber-burning practices, we've thrown in some racing games that don't involve cars for a good measure, too - these sometimes slip under the radar, but this doesn't mean that they have little to impress gamers with.

Note: The games below are sorted in no particular order.


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22 Comments

1. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

RealRacing is superb but it needs a dirt track ala Gran Turismo

18. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

RR3 is awesome! Dirt and snow track of Gran Turismo is pretty unrealistic though! It should bring the mighty Nurburgring Nordschleife though! Would be epic!

2. gigaraga

Posts: 1454; Member since: Mar 29, 2013

I think the normal CSR Racing is better than classics. But both are nice though. I like Asphalt 8, CSR and GT Racing. Played them all and they're great!~

3. Settings

Posts: 2942; Member since: Jul 02, 2014

Asphalt 8 is made to make you lose and spend cash on it. And its hard. Real racing is short on Japanese cars.

10. dratomic

Posts: 483; Member since: Oct 09, 2013

true. i uninstalled it after an hour and just hated it. the last time i played asphalt it was 5 and it was good.

11. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

May be you need to practice a lot to play little better? Its best game if we know how to play,duh.

4. livyatan

Posts: 867; Member since: Jun 19, 2013

Impossible to determine the difference?? lol. Real Racing 3 has clearly better graphics and physics than gt Racing. GT Racing doesn't even have real time reflections, and the car physics are nowhere near the rr3

5. arenanew

Posts: 286; Member since: Dec 30, 2013

ios user are beggar like phone arena play cheap quality game

6. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

I tried Asphalt 8. Hated every bit of it. Reminded me why mobile gaming sucks.

13. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

No, it doesn't suck. Your gameplay sucks.

14. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

It does suck. The controls and gameplay reminded me of some flash games I played on the Internet when I was 7 years old. Super boring. And the graphics were nothing special. Ok I know mobile games don't really have that advanced graphics yet, but for example real racing 3 (which BTW also sucks) has a lot better graphics.

15. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

A8 Graphics sucks? Lolz, did you max out the graphic settings? Or were you playing on low setting? I mean,really? It has got blur effects, flairs, amazing drifts, awesome tracks, good music, good looking cars,fast gameplay (unlike rr3) . how this sucks? Do you even know how many ppl play on multiplayer mode? And if the games graphics sucks it could run on any device in high settings,but guess what ,it doesn't. Controls are so much better, you get 4-5 customizable options to choose from. May be you don't win races or you think its difficult to get new cars so you hate this game.

16. ArtSim98

Posts: 3535; Member since: Dec 21, 2012

Lolllz die hard mobile gamers make me laugh my assss off :D

19. TheGenius

Posts: 339; Member since: Mar 06, 2014

Any and every game sucks nfw most wanted's balls.! Gt racing is a pos. I played fir 3 min max and deleted that cr@p. A8 looks really really fake and also the graphics are worse when compared with nfs or even asphalt 7.I loved a7 but cant say the same for a8 !

7. RandomUsername

Posts: 808; Member since: Oct 29, 2013

You know, these games are also available for Android...

8. GreekGeek

Posts: 1276; Member since: Mar 22, 2014

I dunno how the iPad displays these games considering that the 4:3 aspect ratio is a bit polarizing....do you get black bars on the top/bottom end to simulate 16:9? or does it just compress the whole thing to fit in the screen?

9. ihavenoname

Posts: 1693; Member since: Aug 18, 2013

They are optimized for the screen. (This screenshot is from most likely from iPad 2 or og Mini, so graphics wise it looks quite sh*tty, but it looks awesome on retina models while playing.) http://www.148apps.com/wp-content/uploads/2013/08/048.png And usually tablet apps are first designed for the iPad and after that they design 16:9 or so version for Android and Windows.

12. gaara6775

Posts: 738; Member since: May 20, 2014

How the hell NFS MW placed at 7th spot? It should be 2nd or 3rd. Its much better than real racing. Real racing is so laid back game ,no drifts, no nos, nothing. I think its made for people who complain for Asphalt 8 & NFS MW is boring because they can't play.

20. PeterK.

Posts: 314; Member since: Nov 13, 2013

The games are sorted in no particular order.

17. LikeMyself

Posts: 629; Member since: Sep 23, 2013

GT Racing 2 sucks! The game physics is very poor and unreal and can't even be compared to RR3! Btw: Isn't NFSMW available on Android?

21. Garypayton555

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2014

i like Crazy Taxi and some other., i found awesome racing game for iPhone and my sis iPad really good and best racing game, we both play as long time

22. appfromtop

Posts: 1; Member since: Oct 10, 2015

I advice you GT: Racing 2 or Angry Birds go! This games are so cool! You also can try some of this: appfromtop.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/09/infograp​hic-best-ipad-racing-apps-hd-retina-2015.png

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