Are you a gamer looking for some of the best Android racing games. Racing games are thrilling and give you that adrenaline rush and unsurprisingly they are one of the most popular in all of the mobile gaming.

Just because a game has a thousand or even a million installs doesn’t mean they are the best.

That is why today we have a treat for every racer out there and have compiled a list ranging from stylized arcade racing to highly realistic racing sims. So no matter what your style or preferences are, we are optimistic that you will find a game that’s right for you.

Best Racing Games for Android

So without further ado, let’s hit the road.

1. Asphalt Xtreme

Are you an offroad racer and doesn’t want to be constrained by the limits of a race track!

Turns out Asphalt Xtreme is an offroad racer too and is an Asphalt series but it is quite different from the Asphalt 9. There are no roads and no rules. Here you can really demonstrate your real skill, instincts and your fearless desire for speed.

Race through the canyons, hills, drift across the dirt and climb past your opponents and reach the finish line.

Features of Asphalt Xtreme:

  • 35 vehicles
  • 7 different categories
  • Real-Time Multiplayer
  • Ability to customize your drive
  • 500 mastery challenges
  • 400 career events

Are you revved up yet?

Price: Free

2. Asphalt 9: Legends

The latest entry in the most popular racing titles game is Asphalt 9: Legends by Gameloft and the latest in the popular Asphalt franchise.

You are free to pick any of the top rosters of real hypercars unlike found in any other game, from renowned car manufacturers such as – Lamborghini, Ferrari, Porsche, and W Motors.

It is currently one of the most hyper-realistic arcade racing games, with meticulously stunning visual and particle effects, detailed real cars, and cool HDR techniques, etc

Features of Asphalt 9: Legends-

  • 60 seasons
  • 800 events, weekly and monthly events
  • Online PvP action
  •  Over 50 best cars to unlock
  • Customization at your fingertips
  • Online multiplayer mode

Hit the fast track and become a Legend of the Track!

3. Riptide GP: Renegade

Enjoy the futuristic hydro jet racing. It has a story-driven career mode alongside other options such as quick race or online opponents, etc.

You race and kick out death-defying stunts over massive waterfalls, boost at breakneck speeds across surging waves and dodge cops through public waterways. Race through city waterways, flooded ruins, and churning factory machinery.

It has a stunning visual and the graphics are top-notch, with water and motion blur effects while giving the game a good sense of speed.

Features of Riptide GP: Renegade-

  • Thrill-Ride Environments
  • Deep Career Mode
  • Online Multiplayer
  • Split Screen Multiplayer
  • Challenge Mode
  • Transforming Vehicles
  • State of the Art Water Racing

Take your dynamic water racing to a new level!

Price: $2.99

4. Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 is definitely one of the most realistic racing games you will find on the app store. It is a  simple looking but has beautiful graphics, texture,  shadows detailing and next to real-world race tracks and cars. You will find real brand-name cars on real-world tracks on the game.

It is the third installment by EA games in their Real Racing franchise.

Features of Real Racing 3:

  • 39 circuits at 17 real-world locations
  • 43-car grid
  • Over 140 meticulously detailed cars from top manufacturers
  • Real-Time Multiplayer
  • Social Leaderboards
  • Time Trials
  • Night racing and
  • Innovative Time Shifted Multiplayer™ (TSM)

Price: Free with In-app purchases

5. Need for Speed: No Limits

When it comes to games in general EA has no limits and they have yet released another game called the Need for Speed: No Limits. The racetracks, cars, buildings are all so detailed and are high on graphics that it will feel like you are playing an Xbox game.

Stock your garage with the real-world cars you’ve always wanted and drive fast and fearless. After each race, you earn points which will allow you to unlock cars, new machines, and customize them. When the police are on your tail, Dig, drift, drag, and roll your ride to the finish line.

Two main cons for this game is the gas-refill and the tracks are a little bit short.

Features of Need for Speed: No Limits-

  • Customize extreme rides
  • High Graphics and visual
  • Over 1,000 challenging races

Price: Free with In-app purchases

6. CSR Racing 2

When people think of racing games, they tend to shift their mind to the hot-shot off-road race. But the one genre of racing that doesn’t get enough attention it deserves is the drag-racing game.

What is a drag-racing game?

It is racing which involves a straight up track and you just have to control your gear on your screen. The goal in drag-racing games is to perfectly time your gear changes or in other words, get the perfect shift before your car engine blows out.

It may not be as dynamic as the other contemporary racing games out there and may also seem easy but it requires utmost skill. Just One single false shift or start, and it may cost you the race.

Features of  CSR Racing 2 :

  • Campaign mode with plenty of races
  • Online Multi-Player
  • Over 200 cars to choose from
  • High-Quality graphics
  • Configure and Customize

Price: Free with In-app purchases

7. Beach Buggy Racing

If you haven’t already know Beach Buggy Racing is the sequel to Beach Buggy Blitz. It is a really fun racing game packed with full of surprises where players cruise along the coast of a tropical beach against a field of drivers, each with a unique personality and special abilities, trying to hit progressive checkpoints before the timer runs.

Try to gather as many coins along the way as that will help you to fund your buggy upgrades, but make sure to avoid the racers, various animals and huts as by it impact will slow you down.

Features of Beach Buggy Racing:

  • 6 different game modes
  • 15 original off-road race tracks
  • The graphics are colorful and smooth
  • Powerups
  • Multiple control options are available. Bluetooth controllers are also supported
  • Split screen Multiplayer

Price: Free with In-app purchases

8. Drag Racing

As we have discussed before in the CSR about how drag racing work, this game is pretty much the same as the CSR Racing 2. Find the right timing and shift your car and race it through the finish line to win the game.

It isn’t as elegant and good as the other competitor and it lacks a bit on the graphics of the game.

Features of Drag Racing:

  • Over 50+ real licensed cars from the world’s hottest car manufacturers.
  • Leaderboards and get a chance to immortalize your name in the Hall of Fame.
  • Online Multi-player
  • Real-time 10-player races in Pro League

Price: Free with In-app purchases

9. CarX Drift Racing

Are you a drifter or a fan of drifting a car? Then this game will do justice for you because CarX Drift Racing is one of the most popular drifting games for Android right now.

Here is how it works – You are seated in a car simulator and you have to drift on curvy tracks and earn points. You can use those points to upgrade your cars. The more you drift, the more you score.

Although the game doesn’t have any computer opponents for you to compete, however, you can do so with your ghost from your previous best record.

Features of CarX Drift Racing-

  • Different track modes are also available – Drift, Training, Time Track, and Multiplayer.
  • Realistic mobile racing game
  • Customize your handling scheme
  • Change the color of your car and discs
  •  Live cameras and replays
  • Allows you to upload your best replays to youtube
  • Compete with your friends and beat world records

Price: Free with In-app purchases

10. GT Racing 2

Like EA, Gameloft too never fails to amaze with their games. Although compared to the Asphalt series, it hasn’t got that much spotlight and attention but it is still a good game and has over 10 million downloads as of writing this list.

Enjoy a true-to-life automotive journey featuring the most prestigious cars in the world!

The time and weather condition of the tracks are always changing and keeping it realistic for the players. Compared to the other racing games on the market, you will find not many updates on the game but overall it’s still one of the better racing game on the Android market.

Features of GT Racing 2- 

  •  71 cars to choose from over 30 manufacturers
  • 13 tracks with over 1,400 events
  • 28 new challenges each week
  • 4 different cameras with a breathtaking interior view
  • No repair times or repair costs!
  • Online Multiplayer!

Price: Free with In-app purchases

11. SBK 16

If you are a bike lover, I think you will adore this game.Participate as a new contender in the 2016 Motul FIM Superbike World Championship. Compete against the reigning virtual champion ‘Jonathan Rea’ and other real SBK bike riders.

There are a ton of bikes to choose from top manufacturers – Kawasaki, Honda, Aprilia, MV Agusta, Ducati, BMW or Yamaha.

Features of  SBK 16:

  • 3D graphics with dynamic lighting effects
  • Different control options – including virtual joystick, motion, and mobile gamepad.
  • 13 rounds set on 4 continents
  • It has a 4 game modes such as – Championship, Quick Race, Time Attack and Test Ride,
  • Take the rider’s seat with the new cockpit view

Price: Free with In-app purchases

12. Mad Skills Motocross 2

Mad Skills Motocross 2 is a sequel to Mad Skills Motocross. Control your bike through the brake and gas button on the left, and buttons to lean on the right.

They have different types of motorcycles and each of them has different handlings and speeds. It has difficulty levels such as  –  Novice, Expert, Master, etc. You have to complete all the previous levels in order to unlock each course and that is where it gets hard and competitive.

Features of Mad Skills Motocross 2:

  • Weekly Competitions!
  • 11 Different Bikes
  • New Player-VS-Player Mode
  • It has a dozen of tracks – With more added every week for Free!

Price: Free with In-app purchases

13. Angry Birds Go

The Bird slinging madness continues on.

With the Rovio’s latest addition to the famous Angry Birds game franchise, a new game called the Angry Birds Go where you Jump behind the wheel with your favorite Angry Birds characters  such as – Red, Chuck, Terence, King Pig, Moustache Pig and many more

Here is how it works, it is a downhill racing where you can choose your character either as birds or piggies. Every character has their own unique set of special power which you can use during the race. You can also upgrade your car too.

Features of Angry Birds Go:

  • Campaign mode
  • Different type of Stunt roads, Plenty of racetracks, air courses, and off-road races
  • Awesome Special powers!
  • Daily races
  • Local Multiplayer mode
  • Telepods

Price: Free with In-app purchases

14. Horizon Chase – World Tour

Do you love Classic arcade racers? If so, this game is definitely to try out.

This game is inspired by the ’80s and 90’s games like the Lotus Turbo Challenge, Out Run, Top Gear (SNES). Each of the curve and the lap in this game recreates the classic arcade gameplay and offer you unbound speed limits of fun.

It has the steering, brake, gas, nitro for your control.

Features of  Horizon Chase – World Tour:

  • 16-Bit Graphics Reinvented
  • Barry Leitch’s Soundtrack
  • Challenge Your Friends
  • 21 Unlockable Cars
  • 10 Cups, 40 Cities, 92 Tracks
  • Android TV controller and remote

Price: Offers in-app purchases

15. Grand Prix Story

If you don’t already know, Grand Prix Story is a racing sim from the Kairosoft. You are to manage your own auto racing team and to train them, win races and acquire a sponsor. It is not the most realistic game, but on the other hand, it’s still not a bad game.

It’s is a paid game but one-time payment with no in-app purchases.

Features of Grand Prix Story:

  • Become the boss of your own team
  • Train drivers
  • Conquer the Grand Prix

Price: $4.99

16. Hill Climb Racing

Personally, I use to be addicted to this game too. Although it isn’t exactly 100% a racing game, it involves you to drive through hilly roads and gathers coins to upgrade your car or bike.

You are Newton Bill and Bill will not rest until he has conquered the highest hills up on the moon!

The Graphic is simple but the gameplay and controls are good. There are different vehicles for certain places – Terrains, snow, lava, etc. When you do tricks and have higher air time, it gives you a bonus and also collect coins to upgrade parts to your vehicles such as your tires, engine, suspension, and 4WD.

Features of Hill Climb Racing:

  • 27+ Levels!
  • 28+ Vehicles with unique upgrades
  • Numerous stages with levels to reach in each Place
  • Cool graphics and smooth physics simulation
  • Real turbo sound when you upgrade your engine!
  • Garage mode
  • Get new boosters to drive even further

Price: Offers in-app purchases

17. Racing Fever

Racing Fever is not the best among the list but it is also definitely not the worst either. It offers arcade racing and driving simulations.

Take control of your car by steering between traffic and drive as long as you can without indulging in an accident. It also has a slow-mo and nitro to speed up and slow things down respectively.

Features of Racing Fever :

  • Multiplayer race
  • 3D graphics
  • Customization of  paints, vinyl, and rims
  •  Different themes –  Village, Desert, City, or have a snowy one in Winter

Price: Offers in-app purchases

18. Dirt Trackin

This game may not be the strongest in the graphics but it still is amazing at controls, and other elements. It also features real racers in the offroading circuit.

Features of Dirt Trackin:

  • Real World Drivers
  • 10 Tracks
  • Touch Arrows
  • Adjustable laps from 5 to 100
  • 8 Player Multiplayer
  • 24 cars to choose from

Price: $2.99

19. Nitro Nation™ 6

Like the CSR Racing 2 and the CarX Drift Racing, Nitro Nation™ 6 is another drag racing game!

If you are speed-addicted and want to race in Supercars and Exotics, give this game a go. It depends on the player driving skill and dedication. Shift at the right time to avoid blowing up your car.

Create your own team and win tournaments with your crew to work your way up the leaderboard rankings.

Features of Nitro Nation™ 6:

  • Over 100 real cars
  • No energy limits
  • Customization
  • Online multiplayer modes
  • No delivery time for car upgrades, and
  • Fewer of those freemium pitfalls

Price: Free with in-app purchases

Conclusion- 19 Best racing games for android

That is our compilation of some best Android racing games. But If we missed any of the best racing games for Android, tell us about them in the comments

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