Category Archives: Racing

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...

You know, if you think about it, street racing is all about Hustle, Loyalty, and Respect so I guess it makes sense that WWE is slapping John Cena's beautiful delts and image all over a brand new street racing game...

'Riptide GP2' Review - A First Place Sequel

In October 2011, iOS saw the release of Riptide GP [$0.99], a water racer with an emphasis on showmanship. Now a year and a half later developer Vector Unit has seen fit to release a sequel. Continuing with the same great gameplay, Riptide GP2 [$1.99] offers more vehicles, tracks, and an improved visual and physics system, making it simply a great sequel for fans looking for more...

Make Some Waves in Our First Look at 'Riptide GP2'

Riptide GP2 is what you think it is: an arcade wave racing game featuring tons of speed, tons of waves, and tons of sick tricks to pull off when your hydro jet blasts off from a big wave or conveniently placed ramp...

We don't usually pay too much attention to financial news and investor conference calls because, well, we're more interested in games than we are in stock prices and spreadsheets- And I'd assume most people here are also on that level. Strap in for this though, per VentureBeat, EA is now making more money through the App Store than any other retail distributor including their own Origin service...

Kavinsky [Free] is a bit of an oddball. I get the feeling that it's going to be a love or hate affair. So before you read too far along, let's first decide whether you will indeed love or hate it. Are you older than thirty-five? Do you love old-school, side-scrolling brawlers? Are you fond of '80s music and Ferrari Testarossas? If you answered yes to any of those questions, you will no doubt love Kavinsky. If not, you are either too young, have no soul, or both...

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