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Top 5 Best Android Racing Games of May 2014

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(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.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • Nice graphics
  • Now has daily bonuses
  • Tons of levels to master
  • Works on any Android device running 2.3 and up
  • Realistic driving physics

  • Cons:

  • 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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of races to master
  • Cute Angry Birds characters (Race as birds or pigs)
  • Multiple game modes
  • Upgradeable cars
  • Tons of social integration

  • Cons:

  • 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

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    (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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • 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

  • Cons:

  • 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.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • 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

  • Cons:

  • Physics are fairly realistic, but sometimes seem a bit cartoony
  • Annoying ads
  • 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.

    Download it here.


    Pros:

  • Tons of cars and customization options
  • Looks great on both smartphones and tablets
  • Fast-paced gameplay
  • Solid replay value
  • Bold colors and nice graphics make this title stand out from the pack

  • Cons:

  • 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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