Category Archives: Racing

'GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience' Review - A Pretty Smooth Ride

Hot off the heels of the release of its arcade racer back in August, Gameloft is back behind the wheel with GT Racing 2 [Free], a racer that focuses more on ‘simulation’ rather than thrills. Just as it did with Asphalt 8, GT Racing 2 boasts impressive visuals, loads of content, and a pretty approachable experience both in terms of gameplay and presentation. In fact, the only downsides lie with its freemium timers, which are annoying but not game-breaking...

Dogbyte's Blocky Roads [$0.99] quietly crept onto the App Store last week, and ever since people in our forums have been going crazy with its vehicle editing functionality. To back up a bit, Blocky Roads is, as Eli might say, "one of those" side-scrolling racing games which we've seen plenty of in the App Store over the years. Despite being a genre that's been done so often, Blocky Roads is actually quite well-executed, and also quite fun. The real kick here is that everything in the game is created with Minecraft-y voxels, and that extends to the actual vehicles you'll use. You have the ability to build a vehicle block by block, and as you can see below, the creativity of the gamers playing Blocky Roads is phenomenal...

Gameloft's incredibly over-the-top, incredibly fun arcade racer Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free] has just received its first content update since launching back in August, and it's also now gone permanently free-to-play. The fact that Asphalt 8 is now free-to-play shouldn't be surprising; its meager 99¢ original asking price was a hell of a deal for how much game it offered, and it contained the typical free-to-play infrastructure in terms of upgrades and an in-game currency system. Not necessarily in a bad way either, the game was quite generous in what it offered and never required that you pay anything in order to play the entire game. The fact that it's now free just means the barrier to entry is completely removed...

When it comes to mobile games, I don't really expect them to last forever. There's no shortage of both quick, pick up and play titles as well as deeper experiences, but for the most part I'm content with just enjoying a game while it lasts and then moving on to something else. That's why it's so impressive to me that Disc Drivin' [$1.99 / Free / $2.99 (HD)], a game that came out late in 2010, is not only still on my device but it's still something I play almost every day. Its unique brand of asynchronous, flick-based racing clicked with me instantly, and not only did we love the game in our initial review but a ton of content updates have kept Disc Drivin' fresh for us hardcore players for a very long time, adding things like random matchmaking, customizable discs, and plenty of new tracks...

When Hutch Games released Smash Bandits [Free] back in August, it was a bittersweet moment. Sweet because the developers had successfully taken all the great action of their first title Smash Cops and fit it around a fantastic one-thumb control system with beautiful visuals and randomly generated environments. Bitter, unfortunately, due to its free-to-play system. Smash Bandits has the typical freemium trappings of in-game currency built around upgrade systems and unlocking new vehicles, and for the most part those are inoffensive. The killer was the addition of a game-stopping timer. ..

Freebie Alert: 'Asphalt 8: Airborne' - Download This Arcade Racer Now

Strap in, as this is a freebie that everyone with a compatible device needs to download. Gameloft's Asphalt 8 [Free] is an amazing arcade racer which we've both posted a glowing review and awarded it Game of the Week. We did a TA Plays too, which you can watch right here:..

Racing games on mobile platforms can be a bit of a mixed bag. Between the abuse of IAPs and the finicky nature of tilt and touch controls alone, it's hard to really find a good racer these days. 2K Drive [$6.99] is aiming high, attempting to take the throne from Real Racing 3 in the realm of more simulation-style racers, and in the process, it's a solid addition to the mobile racing genre...

As a complete role reversal from the virtuous Smash Cops, Smash Bandits [Free] puts you in the seat of a maniacal criminal ready to wreck anything and everything in sight. Sounds like fun, right? That's because it totally is...

Let me start off by saying that I am a huge car nut. As well as reviewing videogames, I have spent nearly a decade as an automotive journalist and have been lucky enough to drive everything from three cylinder hatchbacks to 180mph road-melters (unfortunately, not enough of the latter). As you can imagine, for someone who lives and breathes cars, the racing genre is the obvious pick of choice when it comes to gaming...

Quick! Smash the Update button on Real Racing 3 [Free]. EA has just added some really cool cars to the game. Specifically, it just added Dodge and Shelby muscle cars. And we're talking about the clinch-your-teeth and ride V-8 kind that everyone seems to love...

As you may have figured out from our review, we're really digging Gameloft's Asphalt 8: Airborne [Free] and whole heartedly recommend it for anyone looking for an awesome arcade racing experience...

'Asphalt 8: Airborne' Review - An Amazing Arcade Racing Experience

Gameloft's Asphalt series has certainly come a long way since its humble beginnings as a portable title on the Nintendo DS and early mobile devices. Indeed, since the iOS release of Asphalt 4 (the first of the series to grace Apple's platform) each iteration has done a good job steadily improving what the series has to offer in order to stay competitive with other iOS powerhouse racing titles. ..

'Smash Bandits' Is A Neat Twist On The 'Smash' Formula, Hits Tonight

Hutch's Smash Bandits is a neat twist on the Smash Cops brand. In Bandits, you play as a dude running from the cops. Your task, naturally, is to avoid being captured, but you're also responsible for creating as much chaos as possible during the chase. You get points for smashing into obstacles, for example, and generally putting on a good show. If Smash TV and Burnout had a child, this game would probably be that child...

Hands-on with Gameloft's 'Asphalt 8' - Close To The Finish

Fans of Gameloft's arcade racer have been waiting a long time for Asphalt 8. In fact, it's been over a year since Asphalt 7 hit iOS and we've been keeping tabs on its sequel as throughout its development. While delays have kept Asphalt 8 from its original release month of July, we recently had an opportunity to check out a final version of the game and it's sure looking like it'll be worth the wait...

Freebie Alert: Original 'Smash Cops' Goes Free as Sequel 'Smash Bandits' Soft-launches in Singapore App Store

Hey Singapore, if you have always felt jealous that Canada, Australia and New Zealand got all the soft-launch love, then this one is for you. Last week we debuted the first trailer for Smash Bandits, the sequel to Hutch Games' popular cops-and-robbers top-down combat racer Smash Cops [$4.99], and today the game has soft-launched in the Singapore App Store. Why soft-launch in a smaller market? Well, the game is free-to-play, and Hutch will likely be looking to test their systems and make some adjustments before releasing Smash Bandits into the wild worldwide...

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