Android has become a popular gaming platform over the years. PUBG Mobile is a great example of this. The game originally launched on PCs and Consoles and gained popularity. Yet, it wasn’t until it released on Android that it became as popular as it now is. It’s popularity and craze are leading governments across India to even put a ban on the game. Similarly, racing games are also a very popular genre on Android. Android is also home to some of the best racing games on any platform.
Racing games provide a quick escape from wherever you are and whatever you’re doing. A boring bus ride or a lazy afternoon on the couch can turn into a high octane competition. All thanks to the powerful GPUs inside your Android phone. Here are 5 of the best racing games for Android we would recommend you to try. However, before you cool down, you might also like our last year’s list of the best racing games.
5 Best Racing Games for Android in 2019
1. Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt is almost synonymous to racing games at least on mobile so it’s no surprise that it should be the first on a list of best racing games. Each year, Gameloft releases a new version of the game like EA releases FIFA. The Asphalt brand is Gameloft’s cash cow but the company still manages to make the games different every year in some ways, more so than EA does with FIFA. Asphalt 9 is very different from the previous games in the way a player controls their car and some might not love it all that much. You can still install and play the previous titles of which there are plenty. Most of them will also hold very well in terms of graphics even today.
As always, in-app purchases are available in Asphalt 9 Legends to upgrade cars and buy credits. The game receives regular updates over time and keeps gaining new features like Caribbean tracks, new cars, multiplayer upgrades, and more.
2. Real Racing 3
Real Racing is the PES to Asphalt’s FIFA. It takes a more realistic approach to the racing aspect of the game but that also leaves it way behind in terms of popularity. That’s not to say Real Racing is not a great game. In fact, I prefer it over Asphalt. Real Racing 3 feels a lot like the Forza series on PC and consoles and the graphics are just out of this world. The game’s graphics never let you feel like you’re playing a mobile game, it’s just that good. And when you have a game going for a realistic approach that helps a lot.
There are several available modes such as Career Motorsports, amongst others. More modes can be unlocked by playing and progressing through the game. Meeting certain goals will also unlock new options.
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3. CSR Racing 2
While Asphalt has a more Arcade feel to it, Real Racing has a more realistic approach, CSR Racing 2 differentiates itself from the pack by being a left-to-right racing experience. It’s all about drag racing and car upgrades, pitting you against a series of impressive challengers with a contemporary feel. More important than anything in this game are timing and car upgrades. Both are vital in defeating your opponents and a lack of either will leave you behind.
4. Speed Boat Racing
Another racing game that manages to keep a distance from the other popular titles so as to not feel like a knockoff. Speed Boat Racing does it in more ways than one. of course, racing on water instead of roads is one of those key differentiating factors. You compete against a computer-controlled competitor here because there’s no multiplayer but don’t let that keep you from trying this game.
This is CSR Racing on water and therefore timing and gear upgrades are the most important things. Instead of steering left and right, avoiding obstacles and following a track, you just have to tap on time. It’s a more straightforward experience for those who find traditional racing games hard to master. Speed Boat Racing is one of the best racing games for Android out there!
5. Traffic Rider
More than Asphalt or Real Racing, Traffic Rider is a personal favorite and definitely one of the best racing games on Android. This is Temple Run on a bike and in a straight line… almost. While the track remains straight you do have to steer left and right to avoid obstacles. Arguably, it is more fun. Your goal as the Traffic Rider is to drive through the traffic, of course. But you have to do it as fast as you can and as long as you can.
You gain more points for driving close to other vehicles but don’t get too close. Breaking your own high score can be a very compelling goal but it gets even more competitive if your friends play it on their devices too. Comparing high scores with friends and boasting off is all so old school but it is more fun.
Before this article gets lengthier, I would like to wrap up my list of the best racing games for Android. Let me know if you have any better suggestions that could make out list even more amazing.