While driving is something many of us do on a daily basis, driving games are some of the most popular apps out there. From the lack of concern about private parking management to the high speeds and winding courses, there’s a lot that sets racing games apart from the real driving experience. Thankfully, the Google Play Store is abundant in these games, which is why we’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites. Whether you enjoy extremely realistic racing simulators or stylized arcade racing, there’s something for everyone on the Google Play Store.
Grand Prix Story
Although it’s one of the older games out there, Grand Prix Story is still among the best racing simulators. While it’s not especially serious, thanks to its cute pixel art, you can rest assured you’re promised fun. Instead of acting as a single driver, you will be manning an entire racing team. As a result, you’ll be required to scout and train drivers, establish sponsorship deals, and ensure your team is winning as much as possible. Similarly, you can build new parts and cars to help your team drive towards success. The beauty of Grand Prix Story is the fact it’s a one-time purchase without microtransactions or ads.
#Drive is unlike other racing games, as it combines the best features of the endless runner genre and high-speed car chases. The captivating art style draws audiences in with curb side towns and attractions that you pass through on your outlaw tour. The aim of the game is to collect bottle caps, which can then be spent on unlocking unique vehicles. During gameplay, you’ll be accompanied by an anonymous sidekick who will comment on the passing of gas stations, as well as any close calls you encounter. In order to navigate your way through tight spots, you’ll need to devote your full attention to the game, so this is worth bearing in mind.
Perhaps the biggest perk of Data Wing is that it’s 100% free and it has a no-nonsense game layout. Data Wing is dominated by a neon style, making it one of the more visually striking games on our list. The touch controls are sharply on point, resulting in incredible levels and good skill ceilings. What’s more, the game boasts a fun story that’s reminiscent of the original Tron. While you may finish the game fairly quickly, it has a great replay value, meaning you can go back to play again and again. Similarly, the soundtrack is enjoyable to listen to.
CSR 2 Racing
CSR 2 Racing is a clean-cut drag racing game, wherein players don’t have to worry about steering, all they need to do is execute perfectly timed gear changes. You’ll know when it’s time to shift gears via indicators, allowing you to pull across the finish line before your opponent. The game contains a premium currency, which allows you to purchase high-end cars; however, standard currency can also be used to purchase standard cars and upgrade specific parts (e.g., body, intake, engine, gearbox, and more).
Asphalt 9: Legends
The latest entry and one of the most popular racing games on the Google Play Store is Asphalt 9: Legends. This game avoids all pretensions of realism and does so successfully, Instead, Asphalt 9: Legends offers a high-octane experience with all the fixings, boasting over-the-top gameplay. There’s a career mode available, wherein players can work or pay their way through to upgrade their cars and unlock new ones. The default controls are TouchDrive, allowing you to pay attention to switching lanes to reach certain routes or jumps.