A lot of people enjoy racing games and driving games for the sheer fact that you can do a lot of death-defying driving stunts in the game without making your car insurance provider really angry. Take a look at popular video game Grand Theft Auto V and its predecessors, where, aside from living the life of a criminal, you can crash car after car after car with no real consequence outside the game.
There’s also the popular racing game series Mario Kart where you race with your friends… and even sabotage your rivals on the racing track! (Don’t do this in real life!) For those who love motorbikes, games like Trials Fusion and MotoGP 14 are definitely worth checking out.
But these games played on gaming platforms like the PlayStation, XBox, and the Wii, or even the PC. You can’t really bring these games around and play it whenever you want, like, for example, during the long commute home from work.
So, in lieu of these games made for gaming platforms too big to lug around, here is a short list of mobile games you can download and play on your phone, wherever you want, whenever you want!
Angry Birds Go!
What do you get when you mix the Angry Birds franchise with elements from Mario Kart? Angry Birds Go! This fun racing game has been on the Google Play Store for a while now, but it’s still getting a lot of downloads. Children aged 5 and up (that includes kids aged 30 and beyond!) can enjoy this fun racing game.
The game is in 3D, the first in the Angry Birds franchise, and you can race as any of the birds or pigs. There are various race tracks you can go through, and many tricks, stunts, and superpowers to use through the game to help you win. You can even play multiplayer in 3-on-3 races. Angry Birds Go! is also free-to-play, with available in-app purchases.
Download Angry Birds Go! from the Google Play Store here.
- Real Racing 3
Developed by leading mobile game developer Electronic Arts, Real Racing 3 is the latest addition to the Real Racing franchise. This racing game tests your skills on a multitude of racing tracks based on real-life racing circuits from around the world, using over 100 detailed vehicles from car manufacturers such as Ford, Aston Martin, Pagani, and more. In-app purchases are available if you want to fine-tune your car customization and get ahead of your friends and rival in Real Racing 3’s 8-person multiplayer mode!
Get it from the Google Play Store here.
- Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8 is probably one of the best racing game series available on mobile today. Race using one of over 50 high performance cars from the best car manufacturers in the world. Asphalt 8: Airborne lets you speed up on ramps and perform amazing car stunts as your rivals eat your dirt on the race track.
The game also features heart-thumping music while you race, from artists like Bloc Party, Mutemath, and The Crystal Method. If you love racing against actual opponents, you can do so in multiplayer where you can challenge up to 8 of your friends, or race drivers from around the world.
Get Asphalt 8: Airborne from the Google Play Store here.
Fast & Furious 6: The Game
Based on the popular movie franchise, Fast & Furious 6: the Game is one racing game that will thrust you into the world of underground racing and leave you breathless. Despite having a premise that is every car insurer’s nightmare, Fast & Furious 6 lives up to the adrenaline-pumping movie it was based on.
Drag and drift through different drag tournaments and race tracks and pull off heists to achieve gold coins and unlock the movie’s cast and hero cars to get you to the number one spot. You can even join a crew and take on the global leaderboard while playing with and against players from all around the world.
Get the Fast & Furious game from the Google Play Store here.
Kyle Kam is an online marketing specialist for Moneymax.ph, the Philippines’ leading financial comparison website. Whenever he’s not working, he’s busy at home watching MMA videos the whole day. You may follow him on Twitter @undisputedkyle