Pedal to the metal
Can you cross the finish line first in these remarkable racing games?
These racing games are fast, furious and phenomenal fun – so if you’re feeling the need for speed, one of the five favourites below will certainly get your engines revving, whatever your tastes might be.
Enter your first race
Before you’re let loose on a high-speed racecar, its better to cut your teeth in a vehicle that’s a little bit safer. And, sure, there might not be any training wheels in Mario Kart Tour, but with a glider fitted to the roof, these karts are about as safe as they come. Assuming you can dodge those pesky banana skins Bowser dropped.
Mario Kart Tour
Race around the world!
Bring your racing fantasies to life
Remember racing your favourite toy cars around a track you’d constructed in your room? Well, Hot Wheels Infinite Loop is essentially that, brought to life on your iPhone and iPad.
Unlock real Hot Wheels cars before heading out onto over-the-top tracks to whizz around loop-the-loops against other players from around the world.
Hot Wheels Infinite Loop
Take it to the streets
This one’s not just dazzling to look at – it’s got plenty of staying power, too. Slip into the seat of a supercar and race across an array of glamorous locations in Asphalt 9, perhaps the most spectacular racing game on the App Store.
There’s more to it than just hooning it around race tracks – you’ll find plenty of off-road and urban racing too as you barrell roll through buildings, blaze across beaches and boost past iconic landmarks.
Time to get serious
If you’re seeking something a little more cerebral there’s GRID Autosport, another astonishing graphical showcase.
You choose the level of detail you want, from keeping it arcadey to full-on motorsport sim. There are no compromises here either – this is the excellent console game running in all its glory on your iPhone and iPad.
Compete for the biggest prize
F1 is surely the very pinnacle of going absurdly fast on four wheels. So if you think you’re up to the challenge, fire up F1 Mobile Racing and get stuck in.
Created by racing game expert Codemasters, it has all the official racers and cars you’d expect from the official game. Plus there’s the flexibility to offer a quick blast of action or a more in-depth long term challenge – it’s your call.