One of the more common uses of the term racing game is to describe a genre of computer and video games. Racing games are either in the first or third person perspective. They may be based on anything from real-world racing leagues to entirely fantastical settings, and feature any type of land, air, or sea vehicles. In general, they can be distributed along a spectrum anywhere between hardcore simulations, and simpler arcade racing games.
Here are my top 5 best Racing games for iPhone:
5) Real Racing, Firemint:
If Fast & Furious showed Firemint cutting loose with a silly franchise, Real Racing sees the Australian developer getting serious. Here we have a racing game that overtakes all other standard racers on the iPhone with ease, and pulls into the midst of the leading PSP pack.
Still far and away the most technically impressive iPhone game on the market, Real Racing also features some of the tightest accelerometer controls and the sturdiest AI.
Real Racing is without doubt the finest traditional racer on the iPhone, and it remains at the bleeding edge in terms of what Apple’s little unit is capable of.
Real Racing By Firemint Pty Ltd :
4) Need For Speed Undercover, EA:
It’s all about the spectacle. From the stunningly sharp visuals to the ostentatious power slides at the game’s core, Need For Speed Undercover is the limelight hogging poser of this list.
Fortunately, there’s depth behind those good looks and flashy moves. Weaving through traffic during one of the game’s many pursuits is a rare thrill, while keeping your car in a sustained slide with minor tweaks of handset is always an edge-of-the-seat experience.
Ever the showman, there’s even a car-customisation aspect that allows you to deck out your ride with an outlandish paint job, as well as engine and nitro upgrades.
Need for Speed is the most successful racing video game series in the world, and one of the most successful video game franchises of all time. As of October 2009, over 100 million copies of games in the Need for Speed series have been sold.
3) Dirt Moto Racing, Resolution Interactive
The team that produced Aqua Moto Racing went on to produce Dirt Moto Racing, an altogether more grounded experience. This time you’re back on terra firma with a quad bike between your legs, but Resolution Interactive nails the handling just as it did with its jet-ski racer.
Also similar to Aqua Moto Racing is an excellent Career mode, which packs in a whopping eight racing tours of four races each. The sheer quality of the tracks and variety of racing modes is a sight to behold.
In fact, about the only thing missing from this comprehensive racing package is any form of multiplayer, but there’s more than enough going on for the solo player to make it worth your while.
2) Asphalt 4: Elite Racing, Gameloft
Asphalt 4: Elite Racing is a racing game published and developed by Gameloft. It was released on iOS and iPod on August 28, 2008, N-Gage on January 20, 2009, mobile phones in mid July 2008 and DSiWare on July 6, 2009. A sequel of the game called Asphalt 5 was released in 2009 for iOS and Palm Pre.
Face the world’s richest drivers in high-speed races through traffic. Experience amazing 3D graphics and a unique feeling of speed. Choose from 28 dream cars and bikes from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, such as Ferrari and Bugatti, and zoom through the streets of Monte Carlo, New York, Shanghai, Paris, Dubai, and Beverly Hills to make your mark.
1) Low Grav Racer, CobraMobile
The likes of WipEout and F-Zero have ensured that no gaming platform is complete without a slick futuristic racer on the books. Low Grav Racer fits the bill perfectly with its slick neon-tinted graphics and fast-paced gameplay. Perhaps the major success is in the handling, with the floaty movement of the hover cars mapping excellently to the iPhone’s accelerometer controls.
It really does feel like you’re at the helm of a magnificent flying machine. Low Grav also works as a viable alternative to all the grounded urban street racers. When you’re tired of burning rubber, you might want to take to the skies with this game.