Gear.Club Review (Huawei Honor 8): The Forza Motorsport of Mobile, But… Lighter (Video)
There’s no shortage of racing games on Android, but quality titles… not so much. Aside from the odd Riptide and Asphalt title, we seldom get a new entry in the top 5 or top 5. Gear.club came with bold claims and we played it on the Huawei Honor 8 late last year. It’s free in the Play Store.
We’re dealing with a racing game that’s rather arcade here and brings quite a few upgrade and customization options. It has a multiplayer mode, but it’s actually a ghost racing, so you’re racing against the avatars of other players, pre recorded and not in real time. The cars are excellently rendered, as are the backgrounds, but I’ve seen such feats achieved in the likes of Real Racing or Asphalt 8 over the past years.
The backgrounds sometimes look more underwhelming than the cars. The vegetation is particularly pixelated. The cars have excellent reflection and their behaviour on track is quite nifty. Created by Eden Games, the makers of V Rally and Test Drive Unlimited, the title is focused on braking at the proper time in order to stay on track.
Races are rather short, one minute events tops. There are a LOT of races and you’re always left wanting more. You enter the A1 category with a more modest car and then unlock the beasts, that can even be high end Nissans or Mercedes Benz hot rollers. Of course there’s a freemium element here and luckily there’s no fuel meter to limit the playing time. However, there are times for building and upgrading stuff and when I say building, you actually build your garage and part shop.
We give this game a 9 out of 10 and you can download it here.