Real Racing 3 for iPad (and iPhone) is available in the App Store now. And boy those words feel good to type. This is one of the most eagerly awaited iPad games ever. Real Racing has been one of the very best iOS racing titles for years now, and all the pre-release hands on looks at Real Racing 3 have given it rave reviews.
The game’s App Store description touts it as setting new standards for mobile racing games.
Trailblazing new features include officially licensed tracks, an expanded 22-car grid, and over 45 meticulously detailed cars from makers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Plus, racing with friends gets kicked into another dimension with the reality-bending Time Shifted Multiplayer
Here’s more detail on some of these features:
Featuring Real Racing’s largest roster of cars yet, don’t miss our new manufacturers like Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge, Bugatti, and Audi. Take the wheels of over 45 intensely detailed racers and test your skills on an authentic 22-car race grid – for the first time on mobile.
In another first for the Real Racing series, burn rubber on a full lineup of real tracks in multiple configurations from top locations around the world, including Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, Silverstone, Hockenheimring, and many more.
Like nothing you’ve seen before, our innovative new Time Shifted Multiplayer™ lets you race anyone, anytime – even if they’re offline! Every career event is filled with fully interactive, AI-controlled time-shifted versions of your Game Center or Facebook friends, as well as other players from around the world.
MORE CHOICES THAN EVER
Compete in over 900 events like cup races, eliminations, endurance challenges, and drag races. Upgrade your car parts to maximize performance. See the action through a variety of camera angles and fine-tune the controls to your personal preference.
The game is free, and has a wealth of In-App purchases available for car repairs and upgrades – ranging from $1.99 to $19.99. The previews I’ve seen have said that these are not rammed down your throat too much though.
I’ve only just installed the game a few minutes ago and done one quick warmup lap. I can’t wait to spend some time giving it a real go very soon.
Here’s an App Store link for Real Racing 3.