Driving games and mobile devices go together perfectly, offering cutting edge racing experiences in the palm of your hand. Best of all there are hundreds of free games available to play on the go. Here’s a look at the cream of the current mobile driving game crop for 2018…
Madalin Stunt Cars 3
Building on the impressive legacy of its predecessors, this third iteration of the Madalin Stunt Cars series (pictured above) offers shinier graphics, tighter controls and a whole host of open-world action to enjoy.
This game is a lot less restrictive than other titles, encouraging players to take on the obstacles it offers in a freeform way, rather than forcing you to stick to the racing line, or even the track! When you play car driving games like this, you’ll be liberated from the usual limitations.
Real Racing 3
It may have been on the market for a few years now, but Real Racing 3 is still incredibly relevant today, thanks to the regular additions which are made to its line up of vehicles and tracks.
Taking a simulation-oriented approach to driving, this title features genuine tracks from around the world, as well as a comprehensive multiplayer suite, 140 different cars to drive and decent graphics for its age.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Arguably the best-looking free mobile driving game around today, this modern offering allows up to eight players to compete against one another online, while also featuring some of the world’s most desirable vehicles in its roster of racing options.
Asphalt 9: Legends offers a range of control schemes, giving players the flexibility to use motion controls or touchscreen-based interactions depending on their preferences. It also has a solid career mode, which gives those who prefer single player fun something to get their teeth into.
Need for Speed: No Limits
Bringing the experience of this long running console franchise to mobile devices once more, Need for Speed: No Limits is an adrenaline-fuelled racer which delivers stunning visual effects, arcade-style gameplay and a huge number of customisation options for those who want to express their personality as they race.
Like the best of the rest of the pack, this game includes real licensed cars from major manufacturers including Porsche, BMW and Subaru. It’s also developed by the team who created Real Racing 3 (see above), which gives it plenty of mobile gaming pedigree.
CSR Racing 2
If drag racing is your idea of fun, then CSR Racing 2 is the mobile driving game to download. It builds on the experience of the original title by adding in an augmented reality mode, which lets you overlay amazing cars on the real world and get up close and personal with them as if they were actually right in front of you.
It’s also quite unique in terms of the gameplay. It’s more about getting the perfect gear shifts to take down the competition over a straight run, rather than taking corners at the apex and knowing when to hit the brakes. So for players who are seeking something a little out of the ordinary, this could be a sensible download.
For superbike enthusiasts, this is the free mobile racer to get, thanks to its official status and its stunningly quick gameplay. You’ll be leaning into the corners, whizzing past opponents in a first person perspective and playing against CPU opponents in an epic battle of steel and flesh.
The graphics may not be especially impressive, but with real bikes, real tracks and real riders to try out, it’s got a lot to offer.
Horizon Chase – World Tour
Glorious cel-shaded graphics give this game a cartoony feel that few of its rivals offer. This is reflected in the retro-inspired gameplay, which harks back to titles from the 80s and 90s with sweeping corners, over the top physics and outlandish vehicles to pilot.
Like most of the games mentioned, this game is free to download but includes in-app purchases, which means that you’ll need to part with a bit of cash if you want to unlock the full experience.