[Top 10] Best Racing Games for Android

Best Racing Games for Android
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10. CSR Racing 2

This drag racing game is one of the most popular out there on the Android market. With photorealistic graphics, the game is visually stunning and features great sound design, with a huge selection of cars for you to choose from that look and sound like the real deal. It features a campaign and a multiplayer mode too, so there’s plenty of content to keep you busy. 

9. Grand Prix Story 2

In this quirky and colourful game from Kairosoft you’ll play as a team manager rather than a racer. If you’re interested in racing but prefer a more hands-off approach, in which you have to macro-manage things like your team’s drivers and the sponsors you represent, then this game will suit you perfectly. It’s built on simple mechanics, and the general design is recognisably cartoonish, but don’t let that fool you. This game has lots of depth and requires you to carefully think through your decisions. 

8. Horizon Chase 

Horizon Chase brings a beautifully nostalgic 80s style to the Android racing scene. Along with its memorable retro style, the game features dozens of colourful tracks, a handful of cars, and other vanity items for you to unlock. There is also a multiplayer feature and online leaderboards, which help to keep the game feeling fresh and competitive. For me, this is the go-to when I feel like reliving some glorious 80s nostalgia. 

7. Asphalt 9: Legends

This is the latest iteration of the highly acclaimed Asphalt franchise. Much like its predecessors, this game is built on a solid foundation with good mechanics and console-level graphics. It also features an absolute boatload of content, ranging from tracks, cars, and upgrades. Like most mobile racing games, it has an approachable arcade feel, but Asphalt 9 rewards precision input and mastery. It’s one of those that’s easy to learn but hard to master.

6. Beach Buggy Racing 2 

Beach Buggy Racing 2 really gets the blood pumping with adrenaline. There is no quiet moment in this game, as you zip around vibrant, tropical-themed tracks with the help of power ups that can totally alter the course of a race. The power ups really are the star of the show, and they keep the racing experience, which is nonetheless built on a solid foundation, fun and exciting. The game also features online PvP, if that’s your thing – it certainly is mine!

5. Dirt Trackin’ 2

This second iteration of the Dirt Trackin’ series really builds on the strengths of the first one. The game features much more customisation than its predecessor, and there are also more cars and tracks to choose from. Admittedly, the graphics could do with some improvement, especially when compared with some of the other games on this list, but the immense degree of customisation and content – including an online PvP mode – more than makes up for this shortcoming in my eyes. 

4. GRID Autosport 

No other game demonstrates just how far Android gaming has come more than GRID Autosport. This PC port brings a quality gaming experience that would have been hard to fathom running on full-sized computers not even a decade ago. It’s a pricey game, but you get a complete experience, with tons of licensed cars and tracks. The game also comes with the DLC included. For the price, I don’t think you can go wrong.

3. Hill Climb Racing 2

Hill Climb Racing 2 is a 2D racing game built on simple yet engaging mechanics. You’ll be racing off-road against opponents, seeing how quickly you can get up and down hills. Despite its simplicity, there’s a decent amount of customisation, and you can tweak your car to make it drive just as you want. Its simplicity means that it runs pretty well on older devices too. 

2. Mario Kart Tour 

Let’s be honest, no list of racing games is complete without Mario Kart. This party game classic feels just like any other Mario game, and gamers can immerse themselves in the rich and beautiful universe, racing in a variety of locations in Mushroom Kingdom alongside their favourite characters. In comparison to the console iterations of Mario Kart, the Android experience feels a little watered down. Nevertheless, there is plenty to keep you going, and after a recent update, the game even supports online races.

1. Top Speed 2

This game’s success speaks for itself, as the original Top Speed reached over 10 million downloads on the Play Store. The game features one of the most in-depth tuning systems that I’ve seen on a mobile racing game, and there are over 70 beautifully detailed cars to unlock. Given the accessible nature of the mechanics, the game is easy enough to pick up. Unfortunately, there are no licensed cars in this game, so you won’t be seeing any of your favourite real-life cars, but if you can look past that, this game truly is a gem. 

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