10 Best Racing Games for Android (2016)

With millions of apps and hundreds of games available in the Google Play Store, it can be hard to find the good ones. For those that have the need for speed, here we’ll be sharing 10 of our favorite racing games available today for Android smartphone and tablet users. Expect even more to arrive throughout 2016.

Gaming on our Android smartphones and tablets is becoming increasingly more popular thanks to a huge selection of quality games, big HD displays, and powerful processors inside flagship devices like the Galaxy S7 or Nexus 6P. Racing games are extremely popular but it’s hard to single out some of the quality options that are actually worth downloading.

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Whether you’re looking for ultra realistic racing, casual arcade fun, or want to be flying through water with NOS turbo boosts and more, we have it all covered. Here we highlight some of the better looking games that are fun, free, or at least worth spending your hard earned money on.

Over the past year Android games have continued to improve by leaps and bounds, and the games are getting better with every release. Not to mention Android N and its new Vulcan gaming API will make graphics even better in late 2016. Whether you want to rev your engine or zip through the water, there is a little of something for everyone.

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These games detailed below will keep you busy for hours, and on the edge of your seat. We’re starting with Asphalt 8: Airborne, as it’s still my favorite all-around game on Android, aside from Clash of Clans. Then take a peek at the slideshow below for nine other great games that made our list.

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As we said above, there are hundreds and hundreds of games available from the Google Play Store. And while some are decent, many of them are poor copies of others and not worth the time it’ll take to download. So instead of wasting time and data for downloads, or your money, check out this list of some of the most popular racing games available on Android right now. Many are from 2015, and more are coming this year.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

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Asphalt 8: Airborne

Our first pick and still my favorite racing game to date comes from Gameloft, who has now released eight versions of their flagship racing game for Android. Asphalt 8: Airborne does away with all the simulator realism and goes for high speeds, octane boosters, and flying down realistic streets with natural lighting, shadows, and reflections all while trying to get the most air as possible going over jumps and taking shortcuts. All of this is done while having some of the best graphics on a mobile device.

Asphalt 8 delivers realistic crashes and extensive vehicle damage, it has both arcade and multiplayer modes, and the career mode will have you build up a reputation, and earn additional cars for the garage. This has been my favorite game since its release, and Asphalt 7 is still a close second. It's my go-to mobile game to show off how far mobile gaming has come, and will continue to be one of my favorites that is on every tablet or smartphone I own.

There is no Asphalt 9 yet, but instead you can try Asphalt Overdrive, which is more of an endless racer. It isn't quite as fun, but still worth consideration. We're hoping for an Asphalt 9 in 2016. Another good option is a game called City Racer.

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