Thursday, May 9, 2013

Real Racing 3 Review

Several months ago Real Racing 3 was released for iOS and Android. Real Racing is known as one of the most realistic racing game for the mobile platforms. Real Racing 2 was one of my favorite mobile race games so I downloaded Real Racing 3 as soon as it was available. Real Racing 3 is a freemium game. In the game you have two currencies: R$ and Gold. After winning a race you get R$. Most of the time it's between the 3000 and 8000 R$ a race. You can win gold by leveling and by finishing tournaments for 25, 50 or 100 percent. With R$ you can buy new cars, upgrade your car and repair your car. With gold you can speed up the repair time of a car and the delivery time. The most important thing you can do with gold is buying the best cars, such as the Koenigsegg Agera R or the Porsche 918 RSR. You can buy R$ and gold with real money. The Koenigsegg Agera R has a price of 800 gold. With leveling you gain 3 gold and every five levels 5 gold. If you want the Koenigsegg Agera R you need to become level 235 to gain enough gold. The level cap is level 1000, so you can buy all cars in theory, but level 1000 costs so much time, . You can also buy a gold pack from 99.99 dollar so you have 1000 gold, enough for the Koenigsegg Agera R. $99.99! I can't understand that they dare to ask so much money for a digital car.

The game has very good graphics and quite realistic damage models. If you damage your car you can repair your car with R$. After each race there is taken a percentage of several vehicle conditions such a the engine, the tires and the brakes. Once in a while you need to service your car, and servicing takes time. Sometimes you need to wait 15 minutes before servicing is finished, so if you like to race much, you need many cars or another game.

The opponents are real opponents, they say. By using time shifted multiplayer, which means that your time is recorded and send to the Real Racing servers, you can race with friends without being online at the same time. You need to link the game with Facebook to race against your friends' time. The AI which control your friends car is terrible. The AI wants to drive always on the ideal line. If you are in it's way, you will be pushed away until the AI is back on it's track. If you brake too early and there is an opponent behind you, it will crash into your back.

Real Racing 3 is a very good racing game, with realistic cars and tracks. Sadly the AI is terrible and getting the best cars is nearly impossible. If you like to race on a mobile platform, download this game!

Thanks to: Pocketgamer

Written by: WZ

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