(Race Illegal: High Speed 3D)
Our top picks for the best Android racing games of May 2014 will really get your motor running. Here are some of the best Android games for racing fans.
1. Race Illegal: High Speed 3D
Watch this game in action in the video above.
Race Illegal: High Speed 3D got a big update last month, which included 26 brand new levels. If you are new to the game, or just haven’t played in a while, May 2014 is a good time to enjoy this exciting racing game. This game is on Version 1.0.17, but has already been downloaded over 10 million times. This game is designed to appeal to racing fans who like a bit of story and a street racing vibe in their games.
Now has daily bonuses
Tons of levels to master
Works on any Android device running 2.3 and up
Realistic driving physics
On Version 1.0.17 as of this writing, may still have bugs
Only nine cars to choose from
Wi-Fi required to play
Game requires an additional 140-180Mb download to star
Gameplay may be repetitive for some
2. Angry Birds Go!
Watch the trailer for Angry Birds Go! in the video above.
Angry Birds Go! was updated on May 6. It now includes new weekly tournaments, as well as new tracks and new lucky boxes. The game now also supports the ability to share snapshots of your race in action. If you love the characters from Angry Birds, and you love racing games, this is a no-brainer.
Tons of races to master
Cute Angry Birds characters (Race as birds or pigs)
Multiple game modes
Tons of social integration
Ads and IAP may be a turn-off for some
Unlikely to appeal to gear heads or fans of racing games that are more realistic in tone
Additional data downloads required
Some users have reported crashes/freezing
Some users have lost their progress after automatic updates
3. Moto Mania
If you love motorcycle racing games, Moto Mania is an exciting way to explore various virtual environments. Moto Mania was updated in late April. This game has yet to achieve massive success, but it is an underrated title.
Simple, intuitive controls
Multiple environments: desert, forest, sea and city
Runs on any Android device that has Android 2.3 or higher
Relatively small size for an app of its type
Has a 4.3 rating as of this writing
Wipeouts could be more epic/realistic
Some on-screen elements hard to read
Could benefit from additional environments
Gameplay may be too simplistic for some players
Game will appeal to race fans who like speed trials, but not to those who are into deep customization and interactive environments
4. Offroad Legends
Check out Game Mob’s review of Offroad Legends in the video above.
Offroad Legends was updated in late April. This update added four new types of cars, as well as optimization fixes. In the update prior to that, new environments and 16 new races were added. The game has four vehicle categories (Monsters, 4×4 off-roaders, Behemoths, and fun cars). If you love the drama of offroading, this game is insane amounts of fun.
Tons of tracks and cars to mess around with
Real-time vehicle deformation
Multiple game modes
Great sense of drama that many other racing games lack completely
Xperia PLAY gamepad support
Physics are fairly realistic, but sometimes seem a bit cartoony
Controls not ideal for some players
Multiple users have reported issues playing the game on the Moto G
May be too difficult for younger players
5. Retro Future Racing
See Retro Future Racing gameplay in the video above.
Retro Future Racing is a new racing game that combines the retro look of classic cars with the futuristic style of hover car racing. It will appeal to people who love classic cars, as well as people who like a dash of sci-fi in their racing games.
Tons of cars and customization options
Looks great on both smartphones and tablets
Solid replay value
Bold colors and nice graphics make this title stand out from the pack
Some users have reported lag issues
May be crash or freeze up at times
Some issues with overly sensitive controls have been reported by users
No tilt controls, makes the game feel less intuitive from a control perspective
Turbo controls hard to use, according to some user reviews
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