iOS And Android Game Of The Week: August 23, 2013
License to drive.
Plenty of games debuted this week across iOS and Android, each one offering something different. For us, however, only one stood out from the pack. You've probably heard of the franchise, as it's been around for several years. The series has a somewhat checkered past on traditional handheld systems from Sony and Nintendo, but it shines on mobile. This sequel, of course, is no exception.
There's a short list of quality racing franchises for smartphones and tablets. That said, Asphalt is right up there. Gameloft continues to re-energize this IP, with Asphalt 8: Airborne the latest entry. This time around, you'll blaze through a variety of detailed locations like The Alps, Venice, Nevada and Tokyo while smashing into rivals, drifting around corners and grabbing boost along the way. Even better, you can catch big air flying off ramps, watching as the high-powered speed machine corkscrews before plummeting back to Earth. It's beautiful, fast-paced and most importantly, one heck of a good time, rolled up into a $0.99 package. You know what to do.