There are a ton of racing games out there but there are not many great offline racing games for Android, which is unfortunate. Thankfully, there are some gems that don’t require a constant Internet connection to be enjoyable.
Sure, most games these days need an active Internet connection, either to keep track of leaderboard’s or for online racing, but if both of those are not your jam, the best offline racing games for Android will please you.
Over the years I have played a lot of racing games on Android, partially due to the nature of my job and partially because I love racing games. They are fairly easy to pick up and play for any amount of time and they don’t require a time commitment like the best RPG games for Android do.
We all don’t have stellar Internet connectivity all the time and it makes sense to check out the best offline racing games for Android, so even if you don’t have Internet, you can have entertainment.
Note: The best offline racing games for Android will require an Internet connection to download and update. We highly recommend that you at least run the games once with the Internet on, so that they may download additional updates and files. After that you can take them offline and have hours of fun without the worry of having an Internet connection. Some features will naturally be turned off when you are offline but that is understandable.
The Asphalt series has been around for a while and has consistently impressed us with its stellar visuals and amazing gameplay. It is easily one of the best racing games on Android and we have thoroughly enjoyed the series over the years.
However, Asphalt Nitro may have divided the fan base, some people really love it while others completely hate the simplistic controls.
If you can stomach the new direction Asphalt has taken, there is a very enjoyable arcade racer. There are a lot of cars to choose from, you can upgrade them, and even change visual aspects with ease. There are beautiful looking tracks you can cruise around offline and take out opponents by ramming them off the road.
Overall it’s an enjoyable experience with exotic cars and beautiful locales thrown in.Show Downloads
Racing Fever: Moto
Even though Racing Fever: Moto is a relatively new title, thanks to its brilliant gameplay and great game design, it is fast becoming one of the most popular ones around.
It is about racing your motorcycle through traffic in first person view all the while racing other people (AI) in a fast paced yet exciting game.
The graphics are absolutely stunning, there are a lot of bikes and the gameplay itself is very rewarding. There are smaller objectives that you may need to complete during the race and gain level. For example, you may need to finish a race without crashing even once.
This adds to the overall experience and gives you a secondary goal to achieve during a race, making it more involving and ultimately rewarding. It works perfectly offline and you won’t feel anything is missing if you don’t go online.Show Downloads
Beach Buggy Racing
Until Mario Kart comes to Android, we are perfectly content with Beach Buggy Racing. It is a beautifully designed kart racer for Android and has some pretty unique ideas.
If you have already played Mario Kart, you already know how this kind of game plays out. There are several unique racers on the track with their own karts to race in. The tracks are well designed and have the usual jumps and twists.
However, the gameplay is where this game really shines. You have to drift around the corners, make good use of the brakes, pick up power ups, and really time the offensive projectiles you have collected.
It is an overall mix of an arcade racer with a shooter and there is a good amount of fun to be had in this game. Beach Buggy Racing works great offline and offers a lot of features to enjoy without the need of any connectivity.
You’ll have a jolly good time while playing this awesome racing game for Android.Show Downloads
Ever wonder what would result if you mix Outrun with Cruising USA? Me neither, but Horizon Chase aims to answer that question and it does so in brilliant style.
It is an arcade racing game for Android and has a retro aesthetic to it, it looks and runs remarkably well to boot. All the colors, the graphics, and the art design is drenched in 80s aesthetic and it looks absolutely beautiful.
When it comes racing, there are a lot of cars to choose from and many tracks to play around. All of the tracks are short and sweet but there is something unique about the backgrounds to differentiate them from each other.
For example, you may see the Golden Gate Bridge when you’re racing around San Francisco. What I really loved about this game are its simple yet tight controls that give you a lot of room to maneuver your car however you want.Show Downloads
CSR Racing has some of the best looking visuals in all the offline racing games for Android I tested. The car models alone are very well-designed and have a high polygon count.
They look amazingly realistic and you can notice there was a lot of work put into making them. The game itself is a drag racing game for Android and runs really well on smartphones as well as tablets.
The controls are simple, as there is no steering involved in this game, you have full control over gear shifting.
If you are familiar with drag racing, you’ll know that timing the perfect shift is what makes you win races and CSR Racing puts a lot of emphasis on that. So if you want to win, you’ll need to time your shifts perfectly and make sure you are running your exotic machine to its full potential.Show Downloads
I really wanted to include Asphalt 8 in the list as well but it’s been featured on a lot of lists before and I didn’t want to include two Asphalt games on a single list. It is also a brilliant game, although now it’s a little bit older because Nitro has succeeded it.
Overall, I was really surprised to see not many racing games offer offline support, of course they run on ads revenue but it was still a little bit of a shock.
Real Racing 3 was also on the cards, but it turned off a lot of features that required an Internet connection. Sure, you can play it offline but it is limiting and you won’t be getting the full experience. It is a remarkable game that deserves to be played online and with full features turned on.
This concludes the best offline racing games for Android list, I hope you find a few of them great and a couple of them really awesome. If you have any more suggestions or recommendations, I always love to try out a new game.