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Asphalt 7: Heat for iOS

By gameloft (iDP) $0.99 Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Mar 7, 2013

The hot trend right now in big name apps from top publishers like EA and Gameloft is freemium. The games are free, but the content is not. For casual gamers that want a nice diversion, it's a wonderful thing -- allowing you to try out otherwise grade-A games for free -- while hardcore gamers who want to unlock everything a game has to offer are often left between a rock and a very expensive hard place. Asphalt 7 Heat manages to toe the line between freemium micro transactions and solid game design as well as any racer currently out there. With sleek menus, a huge range of tracks, and a wide-open game design, it is inviting and accessible, even if you decide to keep your wallet tucked away.

There are two types of racers on the App Store -- the realistic simulator and the arcade speed-a-thon. Asphalt 7 Heat is very much the latter. Like most app store racers, your car accelerates on its own and you control when to hit the nitro and when to break. Turning is done by tilting your phone or tablet, and there are power-ups on the track that you can snag for more speed, cash, and points. Cash accrues as you race -- both by winning races and by picking it up off the track. Of course, it doesn't accrue nearly as fast as you will want to purchase upgrades and new cars, but if you have patience or don't play too much, the curve isn't too punishing. You can easily play this game without spending a dime and enjoy it.

Multiplayer requires a Gameloft account, which you can either log in to or create quickly from the menu. Alternately you can play locally against other players toting phones or iPads via Bluetooth. Be warned, though, your battery will die fast if you use this option. Overall, Asphalt 7 Heat is one of the best arcade racers on the App Store today -- one that anyone can enjoy, whether you prefer your games complete or are happy to pay for the small upgrades.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.1.0

  • Pay tribute to the '60s in the new Alpine A110-50,
  • Don't miss the MAZDA FURAI, if you've got what it takes to drive a concept car.
  • Feel the breeze while driving the JAGUAR XKR S convertible!
  • The level cap has been raised.
  • General

    Release May 10, 2013
    Date Added May 10, 2013
    Version 1.1.0

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems iOS
    Additional Requirements None

    Popularity

    Total Downloads 5,951
    Downloads Last Week 0
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    Developer's Description

    A FIRST-CLASS LINEUP
    Drive 60 different cars from the world's most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean.

    RACE ACROSS THE GLOBE
    Gear up to race on 15 tracks set in real cities around the world, including brand new tracks in Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami and Rio.

    CHALLENGE THE WORLD
    The completely revamped multiplayer lets you take on up to 5 of your friends locally or online. Keep track of who's the best with the new Asphalt Tracker that lets you compare stats, show off achievements and challenge rivals. You can also find new online opponents with the matchmaking system. Practice hard, because there are special events that will pit you against the best in the world!

    YOUR WAY OR THE HIGHWAY
    Play however you please with 6 different game modes packed with 15 leagues and 150 different races.

    CUTTING EDGE GRAPHICS
    Every car and track is more beautiful than ever thanks to graphics that push the limits of your device and the Retina display.

    A RECORD OF SUCCESS
    Acclaimed by both media and players, the Asphalt license has already attracted several million players worldwide... Come and join the ride!