Real Racing 3
I’m a huge Need for Speed (NFS) fan and, quite frankly, a bit disappointed that they haven’t brought an open-world racing game to the iOS/iPadOS platforms. That being said, Electronic Arts—through their purchase of Firemonkey—was still able to bring an excellent track racing game to the iPhone and iPad.
Real Racing 3 (RR3) features stunning graphic representations of real-world cars and offers a lot of flexibility in how you enjoy the game. You can use heavy assists to help you steer around tight corners, or turn the assists off for a more realistic driving experience. RR3 lets you race around real-world tracks, buy from almost all of your favorite manufacturers, and compete in worldwide events.
While the game is free and fun to play, it’s also full of gacha monetization that’s ridiculously—in my opinion—overpriced. In fact, some cars may end up costing you upwards of $50 (real-world currency). There are plenty of ways to progress through the game without spending money, but this game definitely makes it harder than some and can get quite expensive. Here’s hoping the studio brings out a new NFS game with open-world gameplay in the future. I’d pay for that.