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5 Best Racing Games for Android on Amazon Underground Apps Store That Are Actually Free

Doesn’t it sometimes seem to you that just about every other Android game is now free? And doesn’t it also seem to you that developers have forgotten what free actually means? To them it means “free to download,” but to you it means “free to play.” It’s hard to consider a game to be truly free when it takes just a few minutes, or even seconds, for it to start showing in-app items, premium subscriptions, and other types of downloadable content down your throat. Without this content, games are often missing core features and levels, which is a surefire way how to ruin your enjoyment.

Best Free Android Racing Games LinkPrice on
Electronic ArtsReal Racing 3Free
GameloftAsphalt 8: AirborneFree
RovioAngry Birds Go!Free
FingersoftHill Climb RacingFree

100% Free Games on Amazon Underground

To do something about this situation, Amazon has launched an Android app on August 26, 2015, through which people can download and play popular games with all in-app items without having to spend a single cent.

How is this possible, and why would app developers agree to this? Because it’s not you who’s paying them—it’s Amazon. Game developers earn money for every minute you spend playing their games. Amazon, in turn, generates their revenue from in-game ads.

This model has proven to be hugely successful among children and casual gamers—two groups for whom even relatively small payments are often prohibitive. According to Amazon, their “Actually Free” marketplace is here to stay, so you have no reason why you shouldn’t give it a go with our top 5 list of best racing games for Android on Amazon Underground.

Real Racing 3

Developed by Firemonkeys Studios and published by Electronic Arts, Real Racing 3 is widely considered to be the benchmark of graphical fidelity on mobile. It also doesn’t hurt that the game is genuinely fun to play.

Keep in mind that this is a high-end game, and a high-end smartphone or tablet is a must. Once you have the 1.5 GB game installed, you can race against AI opponents or real players on 17 real tracks behind the wheel of more than 140 iconic vehicles. Each car in the game uses a different handling model, which corresponds to how the car handles in real life.

Real Racing 3 is perfect for short bursts of gameplay while you’re waiting for a bus, but it’s complex career mode and a seemingly endless sea of challenges and events should keep even the most dedicated gamers busy for a while.

Riptide GP: Renegade

The original Riptide had you racing through twisting canals and rivers set amid futuristic cities and mysterious research facilities. The latest entry in the series ups the ante with armored hydrojets and death- and gravity-defying stunts.

This thrilling racing game gradually introduces new gameplay mechanics, vehicles, characters, and customization features as you progress in the single-player career mode. Once your skills are good enough, you can challenge other players in 8-player online multiplayer or 4-player local split-screen matches.

Asphalt 8: Airborne

If you like the graphical fidelity of Real Racing 3 but don’t care much about the realistic handling model, then, perhaps, Asphalt 8: Airborne is the right game for you. Gameloft has created an embodiment of arcade racing fun, and they even got licenses for more than 140 supercars from Bugatti, Audi, Ferrari, McLaren, Chevrolet, and other car renowned manufacturers. Each car can be further customized with thousands of decals and performance upgrades so that your opponents don’t have to think twice who’s in the lead.

The content of the game is just as massive as its installation size. Hiding in those 1.8 GB that Asphalt 8 requires are hundreds of career events, 1,500 car mastery challenges, several unique game modes, and real-time multiplayer for up to 12 players.

Angry Birds Go!

Set on colorful Piggy Island, Angry Birds Go! is a fun racing game suitable for players of all ages. Race as your favorite Angry Birds character to earn rewards, upgrades, and racing prestige. Each track features a variety of challenges and hazards, giving you plenty of reasons to replay them over and over again until you master them.

If you enter a race every day, you get a chance to find a hidden gift box on the track. You can also compete in time-limited tournaments or real-time local multiplayer. Best of all, the developers are actively adding new content and releasing updates.

Hill Climb Racing

Who needs all three dimensions when you can have so much fun in just two? Hill Climb Racing features what is arguably the most addictive physics-based driving model ever made. Each vehicle—be it tank, truck, bike, or jeep—handles differently, and each track presents you with unique challenges and enticing rewards.

Unlike other games on this list, Hill Climb Racing is designed to run smoothly even on a potato smartphone. The game is not just about passing the finish line—it’s about mastering the obstacle courses and showing your friends and other players who’s the best.

Hill Climb Racing Review

Available On: Android, iOS

Price: Free, In-Game Store

Downloads: Google Play | iTunes

I wasn’t entirely sure if I was going to like this game. A lot of racing games I’ve played have managed to just bore me. Hill Climb Racing was different though. It was challenging while still offering a decent visual experience despite it’s low graphical quality. In Hill Climb Racing you race against yourself trying to beat how far you made it without flipping your car and killing yourself. Like a lot of games, you use on-screen controls to control your vehicle. Thankfully, there are only two buttons that you have to keep an eye on at all times. These buttons are the break button and the gas button. You need to always be watching these, otherwise you might find yourself starting the race all over (I can guarantee that you will be doing that at least 10 times).

What’s challenging about this game is you are — most of the time — going uphill. That said, you’ll have your finger holding down the gas pedal a lot. If you hold it down entirely too much though, you’ll find yourself flipped over with a broken neck. At that point you will have to start the race over. That’s where the break pedal comes in though (arguably you could see it as a reverse pedal, because oddly enough, it reverses your car. It does not bring it to a full stop). Balancing the break and gas pedals are extremely difficult and challenging. I think this is what makes the game so extremely fun.

Now, there’s an even trickier part to this. If you can manage to do full flips and land back on your wheels without killing your character, you’ll be given extra points. Take note that this is almost impossible to do and the chances of you executing the move right every time is very slim. Still, it brings in a lot of extra points.

You earn coins throughout the game and with these coins you can purchase upgrades. I often invest my upgrades into better tires so I flip over less and have more of a chance of breaking in time before I have to start the race over again. There are a numerous amount of things you can upgrade to give you a better chance of hitting the finish line. There are also numerous amounts of maps that you can buy (with in-game money) to give you more unique environments to race in (and more challenges to overcome).

While Hill Climb Racing does not have the best graphics (they really aren’t that bad either), the extremely fun and addicting gameplay makes up for it. This is a free game for iOS and Android, so you will see ads, but they aren’t that intrusive. Although, you can spend real money to get rid of the ads. It’ll cost you $1.99, but it is worth it because they also throw in an extra 150,000 coins for you to spend. Definitely a bit more generous than other developers out there!

I really recommend grabbing this game, you won’t regret it!