Real Racing 3 Review: Good Looking Game, Flawed/Strange Multiplayer System (Video)
Real Racing 3 is an interesting racing game from Electronic Arts, that we tested on a budget 8 inch tablet dubbed the Evolio Aria Mini. The game is available for free and takes up about 1.7 GB of storage. It’s aimed more at simulator fans, than arcade racing ones.
You get officially licensed tracks, 22 cars on the grid in some races and 45 detailed cars to race with. Among them we find models from Porsche, Lamborghini, Dodge and Bugatti, to name just a few. The title has the car damage concept implemented, that makes it a bit harder than the average racing game. There are 900 events to take part in, like races, eliminations, endurance competitions, drag races and max speed challenges.
The graphics rely on the MinTM 3 engine and they look spectacular, even on this lower end device. We’ve got dynamic reflections, 600 polygons per car and you can really see the damage in real time happening to the car, stuff like a bent fender and all that. You will also have the option to upgrade your car’s tires, drive train, engine and brakes and do some servicing every once in a while.
EA also implemented a brand new system called Time Shifted Multiplayer, that involves you racing against real player from all over the world, but not in real time. They race separately and they are recorded then “played back to you” via AI cars. Overall, the game is very fun to play and challenging so we give it a 9 out of 10. You can get it from here.