Real Racing

Real Racing

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Date Added:
January 30, 2012
Purchase; iTunes account required.; $2.99 to buy
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Compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.1 or later. iTunes account required

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application. This download may not be available in some countries.

Editors' review

Real Racing is the best racing game we've seen yet for the iPhone and that's no small feat, considering the number of racing games out there for the platform. The game features excellent graphics, a well-designed control system, several game modes to try, and an online component to compare best track times. You also can unlock 30 different cars in three different classes, including several hatchback, sedan, and muscle car models.

What sets Real Racing apart from other racing games are the controls. While other games have done a fairly good job with controls on the iPhone, the sensitive accelerometer steering in Real Racing somehow gets it just right. This is due, in no small part, to the autobraking feature that teaches you the best speed at which to enter turns. As you spend more time with the game, you can adjust a slider to assist your braking as little or as much as you want, letting you slowly test the limits of your racing abilities. These two features make Real Racing both easy to pick up and play and difficult to master as the AI gets harder in later levels.

The online component is better than expected, going beyond a simple global high-score list. In Real Racing you can enter leagues to compete against other racers in real time. Online players compete to get the best lap in a given time limit. This setup lets you race a few heats in order to improve your time within the set time limit. Firemint says it will offer more online options later (live racing on 3G?), but out of the gate, the game already offers more than other racing games.

Overall, Real Racing is the best racing game yet for the iPhone. Great-looking graphics and smart controls paired with multiple cars and championships give this game plenty of replay value. If Firemint adds more options, like a true multiplayer system, the game can only get better with updates.

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  • 4 stars

    "A close to great racer"

    June 17, 2009   |   By rcieszkowski

    Version: Real Racing 1.0


    Controls. Once you learn the lines the "feel" is just right.
    Replays of races via YouTube


    On my 1st gen iPhone frame rates drop occasionally when all of the cars are in a pack


    I've tried a few different racers on the iPhone platform. This one is hands down the best. As close to my favorite (Forza on Xbox360) as you can get on the iPhone.

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