Windows 8 Apps

7 Awesome Racing Games for Windows 8.1

Previously gaming was limited to PC alone, but in the last few years with the rise of smartphones and tablets, people have started using it for games. But with the release of Windows 8.1 Microsoft also announced new store where you can download and install games for your desktop, laptop or tablet. Windows 8.1 tablet comes in different sizes and it is also suited for your gaming needs. There are many free games available in the store which you can download.

Also, you should keep in mind that many of the free games offer in-app purchases for complete features, so in case you want the full features of the game, you might have to purchase them. So here is the list of best racing games you can play on Windows 8.1

Racing games

1. GT Racing 2:

GT Racing 2 is a popular game available across multiple platforms. The game offers variety of options for gamers. It features 67 licensed cars on 13 tracks, including Laguna Seca. The game comes with superb collection of cars from over 30 manufacturers: Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Dodge, Nissan, Audi, Ford, and more. Test your driving skills by completing 1,400 events, including Classic Races, One on Ones, Knockouts and Overtakes.

The game is available on Windows 8.1 store free and comes with in app purchases.

GT Racing 2

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2. Asphalt 8 Airborne:

Asphalt 8 Airborne is yet another extremely popular racing game available across all platforms. This game allows multiplayer play and is not subject to Xbox Live Family Settings. Perform dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts in an intense driving experience powered by a brand-new physics engine.

The game comes with 47 high performing cars in 9 locations. The game is available free in the store and comes with in-app purchases.

asphalt 8 airborne

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3. Riptide GP2:

Riptide GP 2 kicks everything into overdrive, with intense dynamic water racing, upgradeable hydro jets and riders, improved graphics, an all-new career mode, and a whole new stunt system with dozens of new tricks. Featuring rocket-powered hydro jets racing around futuristic tracks across a dynamic and interactive water surface, Riptide GP2 delivers a fast, fun, and visually stunning racing experience.

The game is $2.99 and available in the store with an option to try.

Riptide GP2

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4. Drift Mania Street Outlaws:

Drift Mania: Street Outlaws takes the heat to the streets allowing players to battle and compete in underground drift events based on various world locations. From Japan where it all began, to the Swiss Alps, Desert Canyons and the steep hills of San Francisco, Street Outlaws will take you to the edge of your seat while drifting around some of the most hazardous roads.

The game is priced $1.99 and comes with a trial option.

Drift mania

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5. Reckless Racing Ultimate:

Race on a huge selection of road and dirt tracks, single and multi-player events, modded cars and trucks, and challenging game modes. Whether it’s a muscle car in the dirt, a monster truck in gravel, or a dune buggy in the snow, if you can build it – you can race it.

The game is priced $4.99 with an option to try it.

Reckless racing

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6. Hill Climb Racing:

Hill Climb racing is one of the most addictive and entertaining physics based driving games. Face the challenges of unique hill climbing environments with many different cars. Gain bonuses from daring tricks and collect coins to upgrade your car and reach even higher distances.

The game is available free in the store.

Hill climb racing

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7. Offroad Racing:

Combining beautiful HD graphics, realistic physics and easy-to-use controls, Offroad Racing is a unique and fun racing game for Windows 8. Collect coins to upgrade your vehicles and unlock new levels. Perform stunts to earn extra coins. With loads of exciting and tricky levels, Offroad Racing provides you endless hours of fun.

The game is free in the store.

Offroad racing

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