Back in the day, the only racing games known to people were Need For Speed (the many versions) or Midnight Club. Times have changed; however, a number of racing games are available on the market, both on gaming consoles and mobile. The best racing games mentioned in this article are available on both Android and iOS. They are free but offer packages, rewards, car models, and race tracks to users that pay the optional subscription fees.
You can still have a wonderful experience for free, but if you want to move through the stages faster, have faster cars, and more exciting race tracks, you can pay your way up.
1. Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9 is the latest release in a long line of racing games available on both Playstore and App store. The game reached four million downloads on Nintendo Switch and this came just five months after its release. To mark the occasion, Gameloft will bring the game its most significant update to date
The best thing about the game is that it doesn’t try to be realistic. It provides an adrenaline-filled, over-the-top experience. It has a full career mode which you can choose to play or pay your way through. It also has a ‘TouchDrive’ option that allows you to focus on changing lanes and hitting specific routes while the game handles acceleration and steering.
2. Data Wing
This is a free game, with no ads or IAPs, available on both iOS and Android. It is a game you will finish in a short while, but won’t fight the temptation to play all over again. It has what is called a high replay value. It is a racing game like no other because it is in neon style. You don’t race in actual cars, but aside from that, the experience is more similar. If you watched Tron: Legacy, you will get the gist. It also has touch controls that are on point and extremely sharp.
3. Need For Speed – No Limits
It took a while for one of the famous racing franchises on the console to release a mobile version, but it eventually happened. Like its version on gaming consoles, Need for Speed-No Limits is equally exciting and addictive. The fame was released in October 2015 and has had over 1 billion downloads to date, being the most popular in India.
The graphics, car models and track storyline is just right for anyone looking for the adrenaline rush that comes with a racing game. It has both Touch Controls and Tilt Controls and gives users the freedom to choose. The goal is to win races, build a reputation, get cash, buy better cars, or maybe upgrade those you already own. The game also boasts of the amazing stream of side and arcade missions that even better the experience.
4. Riptide GP Renegade
This is one of the new ones. It is a futuristic jet ski racing game is available on both Android and IOS. Similar to older games like Jet Moto and Wave Race 64, it has a career mode with side races and races with online opponents. The game has a good sense of speed, incredible graphics, and water and motion blur effects. Unlike other newer racing games, it uses tilt steering which makes it harder than others. You can however use Bluetooth gamepads to ease the gameplay.
Other racing games to checkout include Real Racing, SBK16, and Project Offroad 20.