Best Racing Games for Android

When it comes to video gaming, racing is the most popular genre, whether it is mobile gaming, pc gaming, or on any other gaming console. Racing games on Android have so much competition between them and the genre is crowded with tons of racing games. Every racing game has its own unique features and every gamer has his or her own preferences. In this genre, there is a large number of excellent free-to-play and paid games available for mobile users. This article covers the best racing games, in a variety of settings and with many different features for each unique user’s needs.

1. Need For Speed: No Limits

Need For Speed is one of the my favorite racing games, ever since playing Need For Speed Most Wanted on my PC for the first time more than a decade ago. Since then, the publisher Electronic Arts (EA Sports) has released various titles in the Need for Speed series. Need For Speed No Limits is a racing game released for Android and iOS. This game was first launched in September 2015, and since then, has received continuous updates. At the time of writing this article, the last update for this game was released in April 2020.

Graphics, controls, and gameplay are the best in the competition, but races are short compared to other games. Gameplay features a Campaign Mode which is actually a story mode, Car Series races where you can win in-game rewards, and Rival Races, which can be played in the multi-player mode. High-quality visuals and free access are what make this game attractive compared to its competitors.


2. Asphalt 9: Legends

Asphalt 9: Legends is a high-end graphic racing video game released in 2018, developed by Gameloft Barcelona and published by Gameloft. This game is the ninth major release in the popular Asphalt franchise. Asphalt 9: Legends is a free-to-play mobile video game with lot of in game content to keep you engaged.

The game features a roster of real sports cars from real manufactures, such as Lamborghini, Ferrari, and Porsche. You can pick any car of your choice and race through various locations across the map. The game gives you a console-like experience with stunning visuals and an HDR technique.

The gameplay features a career mode with 60 seasons and 800 events, and an online multiplayer mode where you can race against 7 other rival players from all over the world.


3. Grid Autosport

Grid Autosport is the first paid game on our list and it is slightly on the expensive side. But I must say that the high price tag is justifiable, because the game’s quality is just amazing. Initially, this game was released for console and PC, but later, the game was ported for Android phones as well, thanks to Feral Interactive.

This game is detail-oriented with a primary focus on making the gaming experience as real-life as possible. The visuals high-quality and the controls are easy to learn, making Grid Autosport a realistic racing game for Android smartphones. The game features high-performance, real-world machines with tons of tracks, loops, roads, and laps. The game is amazing and engaging, but the only limitation is that this game is only available for flagship Android smartphones.


4. Hill Climb Racing 2

Developed and published by Fingersoft, Hill Climb Racing 2 is the successor to the very popular Hill Climb Racing game. This game has been one of my favorite racing video games since it came out, because of its entertaining game play. Hill Climb Racing 2 is simple game with simple controls, but beautiful graphics. Game play is as simple as it could be; all you have to do is race up and down the hill against opponents. If you do not have internet access, do not worry, as you may also play this game in offline mode.

Regarding features, you can customize vehicles and tweak them however you want them to work for optimum performance. The gameplay contains an interesting campaign, an online multiplayer mode, daily tasks, achievements, and challenges to keep you engaged and entertained. The graphics on this game are not so high-end, so you can play this game on older Android smartphones.


5. Motorsport Manager Mobile 3

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 is a team strategy game that gives you the experience of managing a racing team. You can manage everything right from scratch, including hiring drivers, making big decisions, developing your team car, creating race strategies, and investing in technology to boost your team performance.

This game comes with stunning features. As team managers, players can grow their team’s presence around the globe, such as at invitational races. Mechanics are important crew members and you must ensure that crew members have a good relationship with driver.

You can watch races in real-time and take control of the action by jumping over to strategy screens. I find this game to be the best in the business to give you a reality-based, lifelike experience of managing a racing team business.


6. Real Racing 3

Real Racing 3 is another EA Sports franchise on our list. Developed by Firemonkeys Studios, Real Racing 3 includes Formula 1 Grand Prix and Championship events. This game gives you the ultimate racing experience, thanks to officially licensed tracks with 40 circuits at 19 real-world locations, a 43-car grid, and over 250 cars from sports cars manufacturing giants like Aston Martin, Porsche, Bugatti, Audi, Ford and Chevrolet.

Real Racing 3 gameplay features real-time, multiplayer gameplay, social leaderboards, time trails, and night racing. You can race with anyone, anytime, anywhere thanks to the game’s Time Shifted Multiplayer technology.

In terms of graphics and visuals, Real Racing 3 is a high-end game, so you will need to have an Android smartphone with at least 4GB of RAM to play this game. This game is great for Formula 1 fans and followers.


7. Rebel Racing

Rebel Racing is a 3D driving game from Hutch Games. You can drive and race in beautiful locations along the US West Cost. The goal of this game is to become fastest racer in America. During gameplay, you can pick real-world cars from popular manufacturers and upgrade the cars for best-in-class performance.

In terms of graphics and controls, Rebel Racing is one of the best racing games for Android smartphones. The controls for this game are really simple and easy to adjust to. Be sure to use the turbo at the right moment, as it can be used only once in the race, and using it at the right moment can make a real difference in the race.


This article discussed some of the best racing games for Android, as of mid-2020. If you think we missed any Android racing game here, feel free to share your favorite game at @LinuxHint and @SwapTirthakar.

About the author

Swapnil Tirthakar

A Software Engineer who loves football and passionate about traveling. I often spend my free time playing with gadgets and exploring new possibilities in tech world. I am Linux enthusiast and have about 6 years of experience in web development. I have good command on Python, Java, SQL and system security.