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Top 5 Best Android Racing Games of August 2014

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(Drift Mania: Street Outlaws)

We’ve rounded up the very best Android racing games you should be playing this month. All of these games were recently updated, making August the perfect time to give these titles a first look (or even a second.) If you love racing titles, you’ll love these major hits and hidden gems from Google Play.


1. Drift Mania: Street Outlaws

Check out a walkthrough for this game in the video above.

If your favorite entry in the Fast & Furious franchise is Tokyo Drift, then Drift Mania is the game for you. With amazing levels set in Japan, the Alps, the desert, and the giant hills of San Fran, this game offers a ton of variety. The graphics are gorgeous, and the new improved multiplayer mode makes this title really appealing.

Buy it here.


Pros:

  • HD graphics
  • Custom tune your ride
  • Xperia Play Optimized
  • MOGA, PS3, and Nyko controller support
  • Addictive gameplay

  • Cons:

  • Pretty big download
  • Some users have reported crashes
  • Some users report game actually runs worse on KitKat
  • Racers new to drifting may have to change their playing style
  • Has 21 cars, could still use more

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    2. Road Slide

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    (Road Slide)

    Like your racing games to have some retro flair? Then you’ll love Road Slide, a simple, clunky, and totally old school racer. What it lacks in refined graphics it makes up for in replay value. If you have fond memories of playing 8-bit and 16-bit arcade racing games, this gray-toned racer will feel like a blast from the past.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Retro style racer
  • Easy to play
  • Good replay value
  • Fiendishly difficult
  • Kid-friendly

  • Cons:

  • Won’t appeal to people who hate retro games
  • Fiendishly difficult
  • No controller support
  • New game, may have some bugs that still need to be worked out
  • Pretty limited in terms of special features

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    3. Angry Birds Go!

    Watch the trailer for Angry Birds Go! in the video above.

    Angry Birds Go! isn’t exactly a new title, but it has been recently updated. This update improved the game by adding multiplayer races and new challenges, which makes this game even more fun. The game 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, then why wouldn’t you like this game?

    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

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    4. Bike Racing 2014

    Check out the trailer for this game in the video above.

    If you prefer your racing games to feature two-wheeled vehicles, Bike Racing 2014 is a great game to check out. It’s fast-paced, and offers a ton of different environments to explore. If the weather isn’t nice enough for you to take your real motorcycle out for a spin, this game might tide you over until your next ride.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Smooth graphics
  • Realistic bike physics controls
  • Good combo of tap and tilt controls
  • Real 3D environments, with multiple camera views
  • Works well on older/low-end devices

  • Cons:

  • Some users have reported laggy gameplay
  • A few users have complained about the lack of control customization
  • Could benefit from a few more bikes
  • Social sharing doesn’t appeal to all
  • More levels would be nice

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    5. Racing Monkey

    Racing Monkey is a racing platformer. While it might look like the kind of game that’s targeted towards kids, Racing Monkey is also challenging enough to stimulate adult players. This simple racer is a great time-waster to play while waiting for the bus, or any time when you have a little unexpected downtime.

    Buy it here.


    Pros:

  • Great support for older phones running Android 2.0 and up
  • Cute graphics
  • Surprisingly challenging
  • Unlockable achievements
  • Decent replay value

  • Cons:

  • Too short
  • Some users have reported crashes
  • Won’t appeal to fans of realistic racers
  • Some users have reported game doesn’t download properly, is missing game elements
  • May not be difficult enough for some users

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    2 comments

    1. The Angry Birds franchise was amazingly boosted with their karting racing title, also featured on this table and on the card. However, do note that Drift Mania is also featured among these best games and it actually took the 1st position!

    2. Perfect listing here! I have had a go at most of these titles and Angry Birds Go! is definitely my favourite among these all. The game is Rovio’s 1st kart racing and I personally believe that it was an absolute hit. However, it is also true that competition is fierce out there and titles like Drift Mania: Street Outlaws or Bike Racing 2014 have been equally epic!

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