Chaps and Chapettes,
CSR Racing 2 is a free to play racing game by Natural Motion on iOS platforms. It’s a drag racing game and includes lots of modern cars ranging from the Fiat 500 Abarth and Fiesta ST all the way up to right the way up to cars such as the McLaren P1 and Koenigsegg One:1.
The first thing I would like to point out is just how pretty it is for a free to play mobile game. It’s not to say the other games I haven’t looked good but they are mostly very arcadish. Most simulation games on a mobile device they tend to not look that great due to the power of the small platform but this really works well! Lighting looks good and is dynamic and it doesn’t pixelate at all
Aesthetic customisation is pretty limited. The cars can be painted and graphics applied, you can change interior colour and the colour of the brake calipers can be changed. You can also change what it says on your number plates.
Actual performance modification and tuning is good though! There are 7 aspects on the car that can be upgraded which can affect power, grip, shift time and weight. Each aspect has 6 tiers of modification and each aspect can be tuned so there is a lot of potential scope for the car to be experimented with so you can get it to drive how you like.
The career plays as pretty much any other street racing game ever does. There are multiple teams throughout the city and you have to beat all the members to take them down. As the gangs fall new cars are opened up to you. For example the NuFangz are tier 1 cars:
The Gold Rushers are tier 2.
There are also lots of other races to do to boost your money and reputation such as ladder races and regulation races. Ladder races get more difficult the more you win them but the prize is also bigger.
In terms of the actual racing you have to launch from the lights at the perfect RPM which is indicated by a green marker. If you rev too hard you will spin, too gently and you will pull away slowly.
Once you are away the game takes over the throttle and you have to do the gears which are marked with little paddles at the bottom of the screen. Again, build your revs up and shift at the correct moment for the best results.
All in all I’d recommend giving this a go. It’s free so what do you have to lose but I found it an entertaining little game. If you want licenced cars and more realistic graphics over other mobile games then I would most certainly check it out.
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