Playing games on Android smart-phones has been the companion of many out there to combat boredom while waiting for the bus or in a queue. Racing games, among other genres, have been very popular with the people. With many manufacturers offering affordable and high performance android devices, gaming has been increasingly popular. Many games are being released every day. Let’s have a look at the cream of the crop in racing games.
Want to blow off some steam after having a tough day? Blow up your opponents while racing them. This one comes from the game developer Remedy, makers of blockbusters like Max Payne and Alan Wake. Death rally is packed with destruction. Combat racing with guns and cars, it’s not your weekend casual drive. Death rally is played more than 120 million times by more than 11 million users worldwide. There is a career mode where you can upgrade your car with a vast selection of weaponry to keep your destructive side satisfied. You can earn money from winning the races to armour your car and upgrade your arsenal of weapons. So you decide how you want to win, there is no fair play. The game itself is free to download from the Play store but you will have to pay for the upgrades.
Android Device Requirements:
- Multi-Touch Display.
- OpenGL ES 2.0 graphics acceleration through Adreno205, Mali400, SGX 540, Tegra2 or better.
- Compatible to ARM v7 CPU.
- v2.2 Android or later.
- Installation space of 165MB
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
This is what the game’s developer, EA Swiss Sarl, claims about this game. Need For Speed is complete with breathtaking graphics,a fully sophisticated gameplay and a wide selection of cars like the Porsche 911 Carrera S, Hummer H1 Alpha, SRT Viper GTS,and many more. The game is very immersive and realistic. The user can view the most wanted among your friends and as well as across the entire platforms by login into the Origin. Then you can challenge your friends and prove your racing skills. The game is available for download for a price of Rs 270 on the Playstore.
Highlights of the game include:
- Over 40 of the world’s most exciting cars and customisation.
- Touch or tilt to steer.
- Mods to enhance your car’s looksto be the most stylish on the block.
- Unlock new cars by earning Speed Points.
- Graphics that are Mind-blowing and intense full-car damage.
Need for Speed: Most Wanted requires a 550MB+ download and roughly 1,900MB+ free space on your device and for a faster download, a Wi-Fi connection is recommended.
Asphalt 7: Heat
This game is the latest instalment in the successful and very popular Asphalt series. Drive cars from many esteemed manufacturers like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean on tracks set in real life locations along with new tracks in Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami and Rio.You can play on single-player mode or get competitive with your buddies on the multi-player mode, locally or online. You cankeep track of who’s the best racer that enables to compare chart with the new Asphalt Tracker, challenge rivals and as well as show off achievements. If even this isn’t enough, you can find new opponents online using the game’s match-making system. The game comes to you with cutting edge graphics which look absolutely gorgeous. You can play as you please with 6 different game modes packed with 15 leagues and 150 different races. Now that’s hours of entertainment.
Here are the minimum hardware requirements to play Asphalt 7:
- 1 GHz CPU.
- 512 MB RAM.
- Adreno 205, equivalent or better.
- 1.2 GB of storage space.
- Android 2.3 and up.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game
The Fast and the Furious franchise haveremained popular and profitable over the years. Fast& Furious 6 recently came out in theatres and grossed more than $90 million. Similarly, Fast & Furious 6: The Game also has seen a high number of installs ranging from 5 to 10 million. Through this game you get to enter the action packed world of Fast & Furious 6.You take down an organization of lethally skilled mercenary drivers on the London street racing scene earning cash and respect along the way. With the all new heist mode you can join the Fast & Furious crew who then prepare some serious work for you. Fast & Furious 6: The Game comes with new game modes, stunning graphics, intense missionsand addictive challenges. You get to collect, customize and upgrade a wide range of licensed cars like the classic 1970 Dodge Charger and also the supercars of today. For a fast paced movie like experience, play the Fast & Furious 6, available on the Playstore for free. It requires 172 MB of space and Android version 2.3 and up.
Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3 is one of the most critically acclaimed racing game series on android. It is a racing simulation game giving you the most realistic feel you can get from a game and the sequel to the very much liked and lauded Real Racing 2. It features official tracks which are licenced, 22-car gridwhich expanded, and over 45 cars which are detailed from the makers like Dodge, Lamborghini, Bugatti, Porsche, and Audi. There are real tracks from some of the top racing locations around the world like Silverstone, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Hockenheimring, and many more. The Time Shifted Multiplayer technology enhances multiplayer experience. What’s exciting is in the TSM mode, you can play with anyone anytime, even though they are offline. It is possible using your FB friends, with the help of AI-controlled time-shifted versions and from other players across the globe. Now that is something new you haven’t seen before. The game has races including eliminations, drag races, cup races, and endurance challenges for the player to complete. You can upgrade your car parts to maximise your performance and even fine tune the controls to suit your needs. The game is available for free on the Playstore and requires 1.2 GB of free space and Android version of 2.3 or higher.
The article is contributed by Sanjay Kumar Negi. He works at 91mobiles.com.