Google Play Store is filled with millions of applications. That means there are lots of options to choose from in each category. And with many options available, it’s pretty easy to feel overwhelmed. There are many games on Google Play, from action-based games, adventure, racing, arcade, to name a few.
We’ve played different racing games available on Google Play Store to bring you the best ones worth checking out. You should also check out our complete guide to Android gaming.
Top 12 Best Racing Games on Android
1. Asphalt 8 Airbone
Gameloft is one of the best studios making Android games. Asphalt 8 was first released in 2013 and, with incremental updates provided now and then, remains one of the best android games.
The game includes over 75 high-speed tracks in different environmental modes like Venice, Iceland, and more. Asphalt 8 is a real game for car and bike enthusiasts, and its catalog of over 290 high-performance cars and bikes. You’ll meet legendary cars, the likes of Porsche 911 GT3 RS, Ferarri LaFerrari, and classic ones as well.
Game controls are nice and the game supports 60fps for a better gaming experience on newer phones.
Need for Speeds No Limits has a rich catalog of high-performance cars as well. You’ve got plenty to choose from, and you can customize each car to your liking with available tuning kits. It also features different stages to race, and the graphics and controls are amazing.
Game play is so smooth as well which makes NFS: No Limits a great Android racing game.
Microsoft’s Forza Street for Android debuted in April and is so far one of the best Android racing games for graphics, gameplay, and controls. The game automatically switches angle views while racing to provide a true cinematic experience. Forza Street includes a wide collection of cars from retro to modern ones.
Despite its considerably large 2.3GB size, CSR Racing 2 is one of the best racing games. It features top-level graphics, easy to use controls, and smooth gameplay. The game itself includes a wide portfolio of races, and online multiplayer support makes it even exciting.
Asphalt 9: Legends comes from Gameloft and is an upgraded version of Asphalt 8. Launched in 2018, Asphalt 9: Legends include an extensive career mode with over 60 seasons and 800 events. And it’s not just a time-passer; it’s a great challenge to take on each time you don’t feel the need to cool off your mind from work. There are 50 cars available that you get to unlock after each challenge. It also includes multiplayer challenges.
Nintendo’s Mario Kart Tour is also a great time passer. Altough it doesn’t offer console-level performance, Mario Kart Tour tries supports up to an 8-person online multiplayer experience. Challenges will see you winning drivers, karts, and gliders which make the game more interesting.
Nitro Nation Drag & Drift boasts over 150 cars, which you compete to unlock. It has a multiplayer mode, so if you prefer to race with others, this is also a great option. Unlike most racing games, Nitro Nation Drag & Drift boats no energy limits while racing, delivery time for car upgrades, and no premium upgrades. Everything boils down to your own dedication.
This one is the only paid game we’ve included in our list. GRID Autosport costs $9.99 and if you’ve played the PC version, the android version might not be that exiciting. Reasin being, mobile games are not usually feature-rich like PC or console versions.
We’re not saying the game is a dud however.
GRID Autosport is a great racing game. The game includes about 100 cars and 100 circuits, difficulty levels to choose from, and different modes. It also includes support for the gamepad for aspiring serious mobile gamers. $9.99 sounds expensive for sure, but the game actually includes a full PC game along with all of the DLC. That makes the package compelling.
Excuse us for listing yet another Gameloft game. The next one: Asphalt Extreme, is for those who prefer off-road racing. The game includes 5 game modes, 50+ power SUVs, over 300 Career events, more than 1,100 Mastery challenges, Limited-Time Events, Daily Missions, Special Projects, and more.
There’s also a multiplayer mode for those who prefer to go on a ride with other gamers around the world. As with other Gameloft games, Asphalt Extreme’s smooth gameplay, excellent graphics, and controls make it hard to ignore.
Real Racing 3 has been one of the top android racing games for some time. It includes over 250 vehicles from manufacturers like Ford, Aston Martin, McLaren, Koenigsegg, Pagani, etc., 19 real tracks in multiple configurations with over 40 circuits. It also has a real-time multiplayer mode—the multiplayer groups up to 8 people in one race independent of their platform.
Real Drift Car Racing is free, but there’s an ad-free version going for $.99 with a little more under the hood. It has a customizable difficulty setting, extensive car customization options, a variety of cars and racing tracks, and other common features on most racing games.
The game emphasizes drifting with 12 additional tracks, more powerful cars, and an advanced career mode for the premium version.
Top Speed 2 succeeds Top Speed with several upgrades. The game includes 71 cars to unlock, and you can tune them to a certain degree, variable gaming modes, three different maps, and limited-time events. Top Speed 2 also has great gameplay.