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Real Racing is a racing simulation game. The game features five different game modes (Career, Time Trial, Online League, Quick Race and Local Multiplayer Challenges). The Career mode offers 76 events total. The player can choose from 48 different cars in 4 classes (Sedan, Hatch, Muscle and Exotic)

Despite of the the iPhone's technical limitations the developers have opted for a realistic approach when it comes to graphics and sound. The game play itself also falls more into the simulation racing genre. Different road surfaces have an effect on speed and handling. It is also possible to tweak the car's settings and turn on/off such features as manual/automatic acceleration and brake assistance.

The player can opt to steer the car using the touch screen or the accelerometer. that's played using the iPhone's accelerometer. In the later case the player holds the iPhone like a steering wheel and can steer the car using actual steering motions. Braking is always handled by touching the touch screen with a thumb. The game menus are also controlled through the touch screen.

A free "lite" version is also available under the name Real Racing GTi. This version has fewer game modes and only allows the player to pick various Volkswagen GTis to race in.


Real Racing iPad Car selection
Real Racing iPhone Unlock new cars as you go.
Real Racing iPhone Just one type of control method in the game, the others being touch to steer for example.
Real Racing iPad Controls

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Alternate Titles

  • "Real Racing HD" -- iPad title

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Critic Reviews

TouchGen iPhone Jun 10, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
App Spy iPhone Jun 08, 2009 5 out of 5 100
AppVee iPhone Jun 09, 2009 5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars5 Stars 100
Slide to Play iPhone Jun 15, 2009 4 out of 4 100
GameSpot iPhone Oct 06, 2009 9.5 out of 10 95
Pocket Gamer UK iPhone Jun 16, 2009 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
IGN iPhone Jun 11, 2009 9 out of 10 90
Pocket Gamer UK iPad Apr 06, 2010 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80 iPhone Jul 02, 2009 75 out of 100 75 (UK) iPhone Sep 02, 2009 7 out of 10 70


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It received the award for Best iPhone Racing Game in IGN's Best of 2009 Game of the Year Awards.

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As of September 2015, this game has been removed from the App Store by EA, presumably in favour of its successors.

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