Back when I reviewed Real Racing 2 I hinted that the game was up there along with Gran Turismo 5. In terms of scale and scope – it’s not – but there were elements, like the brilliant graphics, that made the iPhone and iPad game really shine.
It was a real showcase for the (then) new iPad 2, and it looks incredible on a (now) New iPad. It’s been spoiled slightly by some in-app purchases recently, but it’s still worth getting.
But there’s a new contender – Real Racing 3.
Proper licensed tracks (that’s Laguna Seca) and better graphics again suggests that if FireMonkeys (the new name for the developers) can tweak the physics a little this could be absolutely amazing.
Racing games have always been a nice fit for the iPhone and iPad – controls rarely an issue – but you can’t help wondering what damage something like a Vita version of this might do.
Sony’s machine should be able to cope with this, being as it’s said to be running similar levels of grunt as the New iPad. And everyone knows Gran Turismo will be years away…
Real Racing 3 is out this year.