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Real Racing 2 is the long-awaited sequel to popular driving game Real Racing, and it definitely lives up to all the hype. Like the original game, Real Racing 2 offers the same sensitive accelerometer steering that feels just right on the iPhone. But there are a lot of new features in this sequel that make it even better than the original.
One of the biggest changes is the ability to drive real-world cars; Firemint managed to get 30 officially licensed cars, and each car sounds and drives like its real-world counterpart. You also can take part in automatched 16-player online races, though you'll want to have a solid connection over Wi-Fi or 3G to be competitive. You also can compete in eight-player local Wi-Fi races for a seamless multiplayer experience.
The original Real Racing was known for its amazing graphics, and Real Racing 2 is even better, with fairly high frame rates and realistic-looking lens flares and reflections as you tear around the track in one of 15 different locations. The single-player game offers a lot of content, challenging you to compete in races to make money so you can purchase performance upgrades and new cars. You also compete in short head-to-head challenges where you'll earn a significant amount of in-game money for winning single-lap races against an AI opponent.
As you progress through the game you'll earn enough money to buy faster, more expensive cars, such as the 2010 Ford Shelby Mustang GT500 and the 2012 McLaren MP4-12C. You'll also have the option to purchase different-colored paint jobs so you can customize your car just the way you want it.
Overall, Real Racing 2 is probably the best racing game in the iTunes App Store and easily one of the best games of 2011. With beautiful graphics, 30 real-life sports cars, 15 tracks, and 16-player online racing, this game is a must-have for all driving-game fans.
Are you ready for the ultimate racing experience for iOS? Optimized specifically for iPad and iPad 2, Real Racing 2 HD is a heart-pounding, visually astounding 3D racer that puts the steering wheel directly in your hands. The expansive, 10-plus hour career mode and extensive, one-of-a-kind multiplayer means the fight for first place is never over. PRAISE FOR REAL RACING 2 HD Spectacular CNETReal Racing 2 is without a doubt the best racing game for the iPad. IGNThe visuals have an air of sublime perfection about them." Phone Mantra Unrivaled in the App Store. No DPadNo other portable racer offers nearly as robust and refined an experience as Real Racing 2 HD. MacLife.com"The enhanced multiplayer features take what already was one of the top iOS racing games and ushers it into a new era for mobile gaming." Macworld92 Metascore Metacritic.comUNSURPASSED, CUTTING-EDGE 3D VISUALSRelish exceptional, luscious graphics that push the iPad to its limits, and take full advantage of the iPad 2's enhanced hardware. BOUNDLESS, IMMERSIVE GAMEPLAY30 licensed cars from real-world manufacturers. 15 stunning locations. Regular updates supply a stream of new events, improvements and features.WORLD CLASS CAREER MODEOver 10 hours of Cup, Head to Head, Championship, Time Trial and Elimination races await your expert skills.INTUITIVE PRECISION CONTROLSTake the wheel as your iPad becomes the ultimate racing implement. Come to grips with unerring handling on iPad 2, thanks to full gyroscope support.THRILLING MULTIPLAYERCompete over local Wi-Fi or online with players of Real Racing 2 HD and Real Racing 2, and experience pioneering 16-player online multiplayer.Play wirelessly on your HD TV through AirPlay, challenge friends to a split screen multiplayer race with Party Play and enjoy enhanced visuals for iPad 2 only!TAKE THE RACE ONLINETrack your progress against the world's top racers using Game Center and Firemint's Cloudcell technology. Record and upload videos of your best to YouTube for max kudos.DRIVE ANYWHERE, ANYTIMEUpload and download your save games between Real Racing 2 HD and Real Racing so your progress is always synced. Real Racing 2 HD is the racing game to own. Buy now, or "Gift this App" to a friend and introduce them to the greatest racing experience on iOS.--------------------------------------------------------------* For more information or support please visithttp://www.firemint.com---------------------------------------------------------------
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