Top 10 Android Racing Games

Top 10 Racing Games for Android

November 12, 2012 - Written By Tom Dawson

Let’s face it, we all love racing games and when it comes to driving games, having an accelerometer or something like that in which to control the game is pretty cool and makes for some serious fun. This is why racing games are some of the best fits for our increasingly mobile lives. Racing games are a whole lot of fun and thanks to the explosion in bile gaming there are a whole lot more to choose from. Making the humble racer ot the only game to play on your mobile. Read on to find out the Top 10 racing games for Android.

10. Shine Runner

While it might not be the essential racing game as we know and love it, Shine Runner presents you with the same adrenaline rush but, with some added qwerkiness that you’re going to love. There might not be the same grid patterns and so on but that doesn’t mean Shine Runner isn’t a racing games, it is, and it’s going to be a whole lot of fun as well.

9. Pocket Racing

Have we any Atari fans in the house? How about anyone that played a racing game before the Super Nintendo game out? First of all, I salute you and second of all, I want to draw your attention to this little beauty that is Pocket Racing. There’s a whole lot to love about Pocket Racing and if you’re yearning for the old days of gaming this will do you right or if you just fancy a change from the usual racing games out at the moment then this is great!

8. Reckless Racing 2

You’ve seen what the modern equivalent of the old school racing game would be and now you can take a look at what those games would be like if they were made today. Reckless Racing 2 is that game and it’s well worth a try if you want something different from the same racers of today. With the same view-style, improved graphics and customizable controls there’s little more you could want in Reckless Racing 2. It’s well worth a look if Pocket Racing didn’t take your fancy but you still want to try something new.

7. Offroad Legends

While it might not be a racing game in the traditional sense, we couldn’t have a list without off-road vehicles like the Monster Truck now could we? There might not be a lot that you could say about Offroad Legends that lends itself to the traditional racer formula but, it sure is a whole lot of fun and we couldn’t have a list like this without including ridiculous cars now could we? There’s monster trucks and more to love in Offroad Legends and if you’re somebody that loves big, beefy cars like these this is going to be a lot of fun!

6. Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit

There’s no denying that the Need for Speed franchise has made a lot of brilliant racing games over the years and while this is perhaps getting a little old in the face of Most Wanted there’s nothing wrong with Hot Pursuit. If you’ve just bought Most Wanted and want to play more of the same then this is perhaps your best bet and will make for a brilliant racing game if you’re just starting out. It’s still perhaps galling that EA are asking as much as they are doing for a game that’s been out for some time now but, it’s still worth checking out and could hone your skills throughout all of these racing games.

 5. 2XL Supercross HD

There’s nothing quite like the adrenaline rush of getting on two wheels and driving through a track made of dirt and trying to fend off other riders all around you. If you can’t be there you may as well pretend, right? This entry helps you experience at least some of the fun of full blown Supercross with brilliant graphics and accurate sound effects. If 4 wheels isn’t really your style then this is just brilliant. It suits playing on the go and is a real great choice for those who want to play all racing games all the time.

4. Riptide GP

There’s not a lot that the competition seems to be able to do to stop Riptide GP. Who would have thought that a racing game involving boats would be more fun than  a lot of games packing supercars? Well, it just so happened to turn out like that and for those that have already played the game you know how much fun it can be and with some really nice visuals and glistening water effects this makes for a brilliant game overall. This is also perfect if you’re fed up of all the same old revving of engines and tire screeching of other racing games.

 3. Real Racing 2

If you’re looking for the most accurate racing experience you could have on Android then look no further than the Real Racing series. The first game was spectacular and with this second entry things just get a lot better. With stunning graphics and realistic racing qualities to it, there’s no better racing game if you’re a purist and just have to have the most accurate racing experience in your pocket. There’s a lot on offer when it comes to Real Racing 2 and while it might be pricey it’s well worth the cost, this is the game for true petrolheads!

2. Asphalt 7

Gameloft have been making quality games for Android for a while now and while there are normally some niggles with their games, one area they do well with is their Asphalt series. It’s been going strong for a long while now but, that doesn’t mean that it’s starting to show its age – far from it in fact, the game has just as much zest and punch to it like all others in this list and it goes to show just how good Gameloft can be when they really put the effort in. It’s fast-paced, has some stunning cars in it and is geared up for those looking for a hit of adrenaline on the go.

1. Need for Speed: Most Wanted

When it comes to racing games there’s perhaps nobody that can do it better than the folks behind Need for Speed. While Real Racing 2 may have the realism aspect that doesn’t make a good racing game alone. We want to feel empowered when playing these games, that we’re a badass and doing 150 mph to get away from the cops is absolutely nothing. With Need for Speed this is exactly what you’ll be getting and this is looking like the prettiest racing game for smartphones and tablets so, what are you waiting for? Go and have some fun!