If you love the excitement of racing with your friends in the hottest car around and boasting about your latest championship win then you need to check out these racing games. We have selected 5 games which we think are still the best racing games for iPhone in the app store.
It is not possible in the ‘real’ world to have a race down your local highway with your adoring fans cheering you on at the side but Real Racing developed by Firemint provides the most realistic gaming experience. There are 5 different modes. Challenge friends via local multiplayer or do a Time Trial where you can try to beat your friends and have the best race time. There is a career mode where you work your way through the game and end up being as the Real Racing champion. You can join an online league or if you don’t have much time just play the quick race.
The game offers a great choice of surroundings to drive through and a good variety of surfaces to drive on. Added to that there are great sound effects with engines revving and lots of cheering from the crowds. There is also a good selection of cars to drive and even more when you have unlocked them through out the game.
The controls can be adjusted to how you prefer to drive the car. You can touch and steer or tilt your device. If you want help with the brakes and accelerating that also can be adjusted. Great for beginners and racing pros.
The game offers lots of features and ways to play. If you want to show your skills you can even post a video of your race to YouTube. There is also Game Center integration for you to race up the leader board in the time trial mode. The graphics are very good and realistic and with the sounds and audience participation it makes you feel like it is the real thing, I guess that is why they call it Real Racing! ($4.99, View in iTunes)
Need For Speed Shift
The game gives you an unparalleled gaming experience with superior physics-based accelerated 3D graphics with OpenGL ES 2.0 integrations, which in my opinion has set a new standard in iPhone gaming and you will no longer miss the console version when you are on the move.
In Need For Speed Shift for iPhone the focus is on precision driving. Your main goal is to build your driver profile, earn enough stars to unlock events, earn cash to unlock 20 stunning cars and customize them to your taste. The game offers 3 international locations to race in (Chicago, London & Tokyo) which are packed with 18 unique tracks and various race modes. ($6.99, View in iTunes)
Fast & Furious The Game
Developed by I-play this racing game is just like the blockbuster hit with lots of noisy street car racing. There are seven different modes to play Road, Drift, Drag, GPS, Tunnel, Pursuit and Evade race. You also have the choice of 36 cars to drive, all varied in performance and giving you a different driving experience. The races are situated in different places from Mexico to Los Angeles to the Dominican Republic.
You can play with your friends iPhone-to-iPhone via wifi or choose a ghost race from another player to try and beat. This is where you download a race that as been completed by someone else and you then race it and try beat their time.
The game also offers online features to edit your profile and create custom leader boards. You can also post your best times to twitter. ($0.99, View in iTunes)
Stick Stunt Biker
The maker of Rope ’n’ Fly Robert Szeleney brings you this 2D Stunt Biker racing game and did I mention it is a stick rider? You need to guide your stick stunt driver along the track as fast as you can. Watching out for obstacles and making huge jumps. Watch out though, fall off you bike and you fall to pieces, literally!
The controls are a little different at first, it took several attempts to master it. After you get used to them though they do enable you control the bike in quite an easy manner and it becomes very natural. You use the left corner for the brake and the right for accelerating. Then you use tilt on your device to lean forward or backwards.
There is also a ghost feature where you can race with your previous time and try improve on it. Your world ranking is also displayed after each race so you can see how well you are doing. The races vary from easy to difficult which is great if you are starting out.
A good racing game that can be picked up at any time for a quick play. ($0.99, View in iTunes)
Hardcore Dirt Bike
Brought to you by Xlabtech Hardcore Dirt Bike is a great motocross racing game. From the start you will be amazed by the 3D graphics and this is straight away from when you are using the impressive main menu. Once you have selected your skill level, bike and track you are ready to race.
There are 5 tracks to choose from and all offer different backgrounds and scenery and all very impressive and realistic. You also have 12 different bikes to pick from and all with different power, grip and brake features. The sound effects are also what you would expect if you were at an actual race.
The tracks and bikes have to be unlocked as you go, so at first you have limited options. It will have you coming back and playing just to unlock each bike and offers great replay value. ($2.99, View in iTunes)
So there you have the 5 best racing games we are still playing. Which racing games are you playing at the moment? Let us know in the comments below.