10 Best Racing Games for Android

With millions of apps and hundreds of games available on the Google Play Store, it can be hard to find good quality games. For those that have the need for speed, here we’ll be sharing 10 of our favorite racing games on Android. These are the best available in 2016.

Playing games on our Android smartphones and tablets is becoming increasingly more popular thanks to a huge selection. Not to mention big HD displays and powerful processors inside flagship devices like the Galaxy S7 or Google Pixel. Racing games are extremely popular but it can be hard to find the good ones.

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Whether you’re looking for ultra realistic racing, casual arcade fun, or want to be flying through water with 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 or two Android games have improved by leaps and bounds, and are getting better with each release. Not to mention Android 7.0 Nougat and its new Vulcan gaming API promises to deliver a whole new level of quality.

The 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.

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, or your money, check out this list of some of the most popular racing games available on Android right now. Many are from 2015, but more are coming soon.

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 over 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 2017.

Those with an older device that can't play Asphalt 8, download Asphalt Nitro. It's made for budget devices. Another good option is a game called City Racer.

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