Real Racing HD Review

If you're stuck in a plane, train, boat or bus, with boredom setting in, Real Racing HD is a thrill-a-minute alternative.
By: Bob Tedeschi

Category: Travel
Cost/Platforms: $5 for iPhones, $10 for iPads.

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A fast fix for boredom.

Why we like it -- If you're stuck in a plane, train, boat or bus, with boredom setting in, Real Racing HD is a thrill-a-minute alternative. The game, which drops you in the middle of a high-speed road race, offers stunning graphics and responsive controls. (Your device doubles as a steering wheel.) As your results improve, Real Racing rewards you with faster cars and challenges you with stiffer competition.

Improvements we'd like to see -- For a game in the premium-price range, players should also be able to select from a wider range of race-course choices. We would also like to see versions for Android and BlackBerry, although a comparable experience can be found on both, with Need for Speed Shift ($5).

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