Best iOS Racing Games


[Update: This post was updated to include new video game titles in January of 2018.]

Do you have the need for speed? Then chances are you’re looking for some fast and intense racing video games. Today we’re going to look at the top ten must-have racing titles that are currently available on the mobile platform, in this case devices running Apple’s iOS operating system. Do you agree with our list? If not let us know what racing video game title you would add by leaving us a comment down below. For now, take a look at our choices down below.

Traffic Racer

iTunes | Free
Traffic Racer is an endless arcade racing title where players must fly through a highway while avoiding traffic. The better you become in avoiding traffic than the more profits you’ll rake in for upgrades or new vehicles.

Real Racing 3

iTunes | Free

The third installment of the Real Racing series, Real Racing 3 offers games sixteen licensed tracks, twenty-two car grid, and over a hundred different licensed cars from manufacturers that include Audi, Porsche, Ford, Ferrari, and Bugatti. Real Racing 3 is also more of a simulation racing title with realistic gameplay mechanics, however, the game has received its share of mixed reviews due to developers Firemonkeys Studios take on a freemium business model, in which players are given options for further enhancements to purchase in-app.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

iTunes | Free

Playing out similar to the previous installments of the Asphalt series, Asphalt 8 comes packed with a total of a hundred-and-forty different licensed cars all of which are divided into five specific classes which are determined by performance. Although, what sets Asphalt 8: Airborne apart from past installments is that the game will allow players to purchase all of the vehicles immediately without the need to collect stars. Furthermore, there are nine total locations to race through within the game which are Nevada, Iceland, Tokyo, French Guiana, London, Barcelona, Alps, Venice, and Monaco. However, there has been updates which tossed in other locations such as Dubai and the Great Wall.

SBK 14

iTunes | Free

SBK14 is all about an adrenaline-fueled motorcycle racing. Gamers will have a selection of the best motorcycle brands in the world with over ten tracks recreated from the eni FIM Superbike World Championship. If you’re into motorcycles then hands down, this is one racing title you’ll need to have on your smartphone.

Need For Speed: Most Wanted

iTunes | $4.99
While at its heart, Need For Speed: Most Wanted is all about fast cars and insane races, but with this addition to the Need For Speed franchise, players are up against the restless police force. Race your way to the top and evade the police with over forty different options of cars that include the SRT Viper GTS, Porsche 911 Carrera S, and the Hummer H1 Alpha.

Driver Speedboat Paradise

iTunes | Free
Driver Speedboat Paradise is all about the thrills of high-speed boat racing. Race through exotic locations upgrades your speed boat to include the best acceleration and handling and chase down the mafia bosses within each showdown race.

Riptide GP2

iTunes | $1.99
Within Riptide GP2 players rush through intense water courses while on a hydro jet. Riptide GP2 provides gamers with multiplayer races, upgrade hydro jets, a career mode, and even a stunt system for ranking up points during a race.

Slingshot Racing

iTunes | $0.99
Slingshot Racing is a unique racing as players must focus on grappling hooks and timing. With a steampunk design, players race against one another on a short course, but you’ll need more than just horsepower under the hood. Instead, the game places various points around turns to which players can grapple and slingshot their way through a course at lighting fast speeds.

Fast & Furious: Legacy

iTunes | Free
Fans of the Fast & Furious franchise then you’ll want to check out Fast & Furious: Legacy. This video game ties you with the family of Tej, Roman, and Letty as they tear through the streets in custom whips. The campaign story will even take players across areas featured within all seven Fast & Furious movies.

Need For Speed: No Limits

iTunes | Free
Race to win as you prove yourself in Need For Speed: No Limits. Within the game, players will have to speed through the chaotic races to earn respect in the underground car culture. With over 2.5 million custom car combinations, players who enjoy fine-tuning vehicles before a race will have plenty of choices to go through.

Asphalt Xtreme

iTunes | Free

The Asphalt series makes the list once again with Asphalt Xtreme. This time around, players are taken to different parts of the world through rough terrain such as canyons to race. Players will be driving in a number of different vehicles types that could range from massive monster trucks to Rally cars.

AG Drive

iTunes | $2.99

AG Drive is a futuristic racing title where players will fly through high-speed tracks in vehicles that hover above the ground. In a lot of ways, AG Drive can be capered to the Wipeout series and for fans of the series, AG Drive is a video game title well worth picking up.

CSR Racing 2

iTunes | Free

With CSR Racing 2, players will be dealing with drag races which mean there’s not a focus on turning the vehicle in any given way. Instead, the skill is based on timing out gear-shifts and hitting the gas faster than your opponent.

Horizon Chase

iTunes | Free

If you enjoy the classic arcade video game racing titles such as Out Run then you’ll want to take a look at Horizon Chase. The game has an old-school arcade feel as players race through a variety of tracks set across the world. As you play through the game, new upgrade vehicles will be available to collect and use against your opponents.