February 7, 2012
Real Racing 2: a Must-Have for Racing Enthusiasts [iOS]
If you’re like me, you like bits and pieces from all sorts of different racing games. The vehicle customization and realism of Forza, the accelerometer controls of Mario Kart Wii, etc. Lucky for us, those first two examples meld beautifully together in Firemint’s Real Racing 2 for iOS.
Playable on a wide range of iOS devices, Real Racing 2 is visually gorgeous. I play on my old iPhone 3GS and, and it still looks amazing… Though it must look incredible on a retina display, or even on a TV using it’s airplay support for split screen parties with Apple TV. Should you choose to play on your integrated screen, there’s even several different view modes to choose from, most of which support a horizon tilt feature, to counteract the display tilt of accelerometer steering. They obviously wanted everyone to think this game looks fantastic, and it does. Don’t worry, though– these graphical goodies don’t come at the expense of quality content or play time.
The career mode is rather expansive, gradually going from races with little cars like a Ford Focus all the way up to 8 and 10 cylinder monsters from the likes of McLaren and BMW. Integration of achievements and social networking through the game center is a nice plus, too.
That brings me to the next point: multiplayer. I don’t care if my motives for writing this article aren’t entirely selfless or not. The truth of the matter is that this is truly on of the best iOS games ever developed for racing fans, and yet (shockingly) none of my friends have it to play with me! So people I know, and even people I don’t, get this so you can come race with me. It’s a great game that you’ll love, and I’m lonely out there on the tarmac. So I’ll be waiting for you guys! If you grab the game off of my recommendation, add me on Game Center so we can squeal some tires. My name on Game Center is TrevorDunkin (creative, right?) See you out there!