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There are a bunch of different types of car games. Some are simulations, others are racing games, and others still are puzzle games. The genre grew rather quickly on mobile and it’s one of the most popular genres in all of mobile. Racing games especially have some of the best graphics of any mobile game so it’s a great genre for eye candy as well as customization. There are a bunch of car games out there. Some of them are pretty good. A few are great. Let’s take a look at the best car games for Android.

Asphalt 9: Legends

Price: Free to play

Asphalt 9: Legends is the latest game in one of the most popular racing franchises on mobile. You get a metric ton of campaign and side missions to complete along with a fairly competent multiplayer. In addition, the graphics are quite good, there is a ton of unlockable content, and you can band together with other racers in clubs. The controls are a little simpler than previous games and that is either good or bad depending on your preferences. It’s a fantastic arcade racer, though. You can also try Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Xtreme if you want something slightly different.

CarX Drift Racing

Price: Free to play

CarX Drift Racing is a drift racing game. It has a bunch of content for the simplicity of the premise. That includes a campaign mode, over two dozen cars to unlock, ten tracks to play through, and a ghost mode. The ghost mode allows you to race your best time on the tracks you’ve completed. It does have flaws. There isn’t any cloud saving and that sucks. It’s also not a very big game. That doesn’t make it bad, but it’s something to keep in mind.

CSR Racing 2

Price: Free to play

CSR Racing 2 is one of the most popular drag-racing car games on mobile. The meat of the game includes a campaign mode that gets progressively more difficult. It also includes a bunch of cars to unlock as well as an online multiplayer mode. Cars are also customizable and upgradeable for better looks and faster race times Like most freemium games, it has stuff like an energy system that you have to wait for occasionally. The graphics are fantastic, but the game’s endgame leaves a lot to be desired.

Dirt Trackin 2

Price: $3.99

Dirt Trackin 2 is a bit of a diamond in the rough when it comes to car games. It features solid mechanics, controls, and customization. The game also comes with five car models, real world as well as fictional tracks, real and fictional drivers, a five cup career mode, three control schemes, and adjustable difficulties. Races can be long, but they’re rarely annoying and we like that. The graphics are decidedly old school compared to most games on the list. You’re definitely not playing this one for eye candy. However, everything else about it is just great and it’s one of the few good car games with a single price tag.

GRID Autosport

Price: $9.99

GRID Autosport is one of the newer car games on the list and it’s also one of the best. It’s a full game for a single price tag so we like it already. The game also comes with over 100 cars, over 100 races, scalable difficulty, and various types of races. This is a port of the original GRID Autosport game from the Xbox 360 and PlayStation 3 days and this version not only comes with the full game but all of the DLC as well. It works with hardware controllers and it’s basically as good as it gets in the car games genre.

Hill Climb Racing 2

Price: Free to play

Hill Climb Racing 2 is one of the more casual car games. The game uses 2D graphics. The controls are easy to learn as well. There are about a dozen vehicles to unlock and customize, upgradeable car parts, and a bunch of races to play. That includes daily events and social leaderboards too. Hardcore car fans may be left wanting. However, we did say that it was a more casual car games experience. It’s also a freemium game, for what it’s worth.

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3

Price: $3.99 with in-app purchases

Motorsport Manager Mobile 3 is one of the best Motorsport simulation games on mobile. You play the role of manager for a race team. That means you hire and train drivers, formulate pit stop strategies, and even react to weather changes on the track. Players can watch races or participate themselves if they want. In addition, the game’s deep strategy elements can keep you going for a very long time. This is one of the good ones, folks, there is no doubt about it.

Need for Speed No Limits

Price: Free to play

Need for Speed No Limits is the latest mobile game in the acclaimed racing franchise. This one isn’t as good as its console counterparts. However, it’s not bad for casual racing fans. There are a bunch of cars to unlock, a bunch of places to race, and over 1,000 campaign races. A lot of that is fairly repetitive, but at least the options are there. Don’t let the name fool you. There are limits to this game. That said, it’s not half bad for a freemium title.

Real Racing 3

Price: Free to play

Real Racing 3 is one of the most popular car games out there. It has also been around for a long time. The game features over 140 cars, time trials, an online multiplayer, and 17 tracks to race through. The game boasts over 4,000 career events. However, with only 17 tracks, it will get repetitive after a while. This is one of the largest, most expansive racing games on mobile. It should provide enjoyment for a while. Just be careful on multiplayer. There is a bit of pay-to-win there.

Top Speed 2

Price: Free to play

Top Speed 2 is the latest game in the popular racing franchise. This one includes decent graphics, plenty of content, and it revolves mostly around drag racing. You can customize and upgrade your cars, unlock over 70 real car models, and engage in the optional multiplayer if you want to. Some other game features include three different maps, various difficulties, and leaderboards. However, the real story here is the customization. The game has thousands of combinations of car parts, decals, colors, and other customizations. It’s far from perfect, but most people seem to really enjoy this one.

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