The Best Racing games for Android [video]

best racing games for android

Some of the best games on Android are racing games. A lot of them have stunning graphics and tons of unlockable rewards, such as an arsenal of cars, upgrades, and boosts. With that said, we’re going to show you some of the best racing games for Android!

If you’re in a rush, jump straight to the video, otherwise, stick with us as we take a closer look into these awesome racers.

Asphalt 7

Asphalt 7 Screenshot

First up on our list is Asphalt 7. This popular and well known racer has been around for a while and is a crowd favorite, despite having a bit of a rocky launch. You race around tracks at crazy speeds that even NASCAR would think is insane. Furthermore, you’ll be racing against opponents that regularly try to know you off course, so the game also provides a bit of a challenge, too.

The gas is automatic, and you’ll have to tilt your phone in different directions to steer. The left side of the screen can be tapped to break, and the right side to activate NOS. Once you start playing Asphalt 7, it’s really not a difficult game to play, and if you’re looking to spice things up a bit, there’s a plethora of ways to upgrade cars and make them go even faster.

Get it on Google Play

CSR Racing

CSR Racing Screenshot

For our regular viewers and readers, you may have noticed that we reviewed CSR racing not that long ago. So we’re not going to go into it that much, as there’s a full review for you to check out if you want to see more of this game.

With that said, this game is a lot of fun, and it has a few addicting qualities. It’s a drag racing style game that is packed with a lot of modern vehicles, which will no doubt appeal to the racing enthusiasts out there. It’s free, it’s fun, it’s addicting, and the graphics look fantastic. You can’t ask for much more in a racing game.

Get it on Google Play

Drag Racing

Drag Racing Screenshot

If you’re more into the car tuning and less into things like graphics, then Drag Racing may be something for you. It has a lot of the same controls as CSR Racing, so if you’ve played that game extensively, it won’t be difficult to adapt too, though, that’s where the similarities end. The graphics aren’t that great compared to CSR Racing and Asphalt, but don’t discount the game just yet.

Drag Racing shines when it comes to tuning your car. You can purchase upgrades just as you normally can, but after that, you can then tune your car. This added customization is actually really awesome. You’re even able to tune per gear to get the best performance out of your upgrades and car as a whole. Finally, you can race full miles instead of just halves and quarters.

Get it on Google Play

Highway Riding

Highway Rider Screenshot

Car games are a lot of fun, but is so is highway racing. This game in particular features motorcycles, and it definitely doesn’t take itself serious like these other games. Have a virtual death wish? Then this game is for you.

There are two modes — arcade mode and fugitive mode. Fugitive mode is a lot of fun, in that you race against the cops trying to survive for as long as possible. You can get boosts by passing close by cars, and when you lose, the game tallies up your broken bones to measure how bad you’ve hurt yourself. All in all, it’s a really fun game.

Get it on Google Play

Riptide GP

Riptide GP

While Riptide GP is last on this list, it’s probably one of our favorites. Fans of the old Wave Race game for the Nintendo 64 in particular will love Riptide GP. It’s a game that puts a focus on jet skis instead of cars, and believe it or not, it’s actually really reminiscent of the old N64 classic.

The controls are about what you’d expect from a racer. Tap the left side of the screen to break, the right to accelerate, tap the meter to boost, and tilt the phone to steer. Boosts can’t be used on demand, though, they have to be earned by doing tricks in midair. All in all, it’s a great game, and we especially liked the graphics. The water splashing on the screen after big jumps was a nice added effect.

Get it on Google Play


Wrap up


If you take a look at our leaderboard (image above) you can see how these app stack up against one another. As per the norm, these ratings aren’t based on our opinion. They’re based on how you, the people, voted on them in the Google Play Store, so there’s no bias on our part.

There are so many great racing games out there it was a challenge to pick out a small handful. Not only that, but wanted to make sure there was a good amount of variety, thus Highway Rider and Riptide GP are on there. In other words, there are a lot of games we probably missed out on, including Real Racing 3. If it had been rated a little higher, it would have made the list.

Regardless, if you have a favorite racing game that didn’t make it on the list, be sure to tell everyone about it in the comments section below!

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