With Gran Turismo 7 and Need For Speed 2021 seeming like lightyears away from launching, you might be looking for a distraction from the endless wait. Mobile and online gaming offer the perfect break for those missing their favourite franchises and looking for a money-saving solution so they can save for the next big launch on Playstation or Xbox. Here are the top six free car games of 2020 and how they can keep you occupied over the winter months.
Drift Max Inception
Online car drifting games are the perfect way to roam an open world environment and get to enjoy car drifting in a way you couldn’t in the real world. Drift Max Inception allows you to enjoy drift car racing on either a winter or asphalt track to earn some money, before hitting the streets and drifting for as long and as close to walls as possible to reach those elusive multiplier bonuses. High-risk driving and drifting is the aim of the game. Your Nissan Silvia PS13 is customisable as you develop your skills throughout the game into a range of racing colours and available wheels.
Asphalt 9: Legends
Asphalt 9: Legends offers hyper-realistic gaming for mobile. Complete with motion blur, rain, and dust, this game will pull in those missing racing in 2020 and over the winter months. Collect luxury cars, and grow your racing team. Asphalt 9 comes with ‘auto-drive’, focusing instead on stunts, corners, and, essentially, showing off on the track. If you want to be back in control, you can take the wheel as part of the game. It’s the perfect way to enjoy an arcade experience from the comfort of your mobile device.
Need For Speed No Limits
Need For Speed No Limits comes from the ever-popular car-racing franchise. Although it’s been around for a while, it’s the perfect fall back for when you can’t wait for the next NFS launch. The races build up over time, starting from 50 seconds to full-blown events that require you to race throughout the day. The game also remains true to the NFS franchise, with police car chases and mini-games to make the racing more engaging. The cars are quality, the driving controls are reliable, and EA Games is generous with the in-game fuel refills, so you aren’t locked behind a paywall to progress in the game.
Data Wing is a quirky, neon-infused racing adventure that has you flying about in a retro ship transferring data for an enigmatic ‘system.’ Over time, the racing element also develops into a story as you interact with your ship’s AI. The races range from more straightforward time trials to complicated puzzle-like races, requiring keys to progress. As the graphics are retro, the focus is placed on the story, and the logic of the puzzles have a racing element that will keep you engaged for hours. The controls are easy to use, freeing up your time to focus on the game’s puzzles and races.
Crossout is an apocalyptic, free vehicle game developed for PC, Xbox, Android, and Playstation 4. The game is set in an alien-invaded world and allows you to customise and upgrade deadly vehicles to fight your enemies. This game enables you to build your vehicles from interchangeable parts so that you can create weaponised tanks, platforms, and offroad cars. This game is a twist on the traditional driving game as it allows you to combine battle tactics with vehicle creation, along with a vast choice of weaponry. This multiplayer game will enable you to trade weapons in an online marketplace and build upon other player creations.
Mario Kart Tour
Mario Kart Tour allows our favourite nostalgia game to be played live online. Tracks, controls, and cars are all well-translated to mobile for a bit of fun for the less serious racing-enthusiast. The driving works well on mobile as it is a simplified one-handed version of the traditional controls that makes it easier to control on a smaller screen. The steering also comes with a drifting option so you can build up speed as you whizz around the course. Select the tracks you love on a mobile device for endless hours of Mario racing.
Free driving games are the perfect way to save on spending money that you can later splurge on the larger franchises’ anticipated releases. Whether you’re enjoying it on mobile, PC, or console, you can enjoy these games above over the winter until your new game or console arrives with you over Christmas.