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Top 5 Top-Down Racers on Android

Best ways to drive from on high on Android

Racing cars and video games have gone together like Lewis Hamilton and McLaren (err...) from the start, but most of our digital driving kicks these days seem to take place up close and behind the car.

Spare a thought for the classic top-down racer. It's one of the purest ways to enjoy racing on the little Android screen, for it offers a much better view of the track and often goes hand-in-hand with addictive arcade action.

As you'll see from the following list, there's plenty of scope for spectacle and technical racing in our Top 5 top-down racers on Android list.

Gentlemen: start your engines!

Reckless Racing 2 is the poster boy for top-down Android racers, primarily thanks to its sharp 3D graphics and sizeable career mode. From drift-happy dirt tracks to tight, grippy street circuits, Reckless Racing 2 expertly mixes serious race craft with arcade-y thrills.
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Arguably the purest racer on this list, Pocket Racing strips everything back to the bare essentials, leaving you to focus on steering around a track as quickly as possible. The driving physics are spot-on, so you'll be on the very edge of control at all times and forced to adopt a sound racing line.
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8.5
Okay, so Forever Drive isn't exactly a racer as such. It's an endless-runner with driving mechanics, but the top-down perspective and tight car handling allow it to squeeze into our list. It's also a really accomplished game, in which you must duck and weave through the traffic of a congested futuristic metropolis.
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8.4
The Binary Mill's Mini Motor Racing wows with its colourful Fisher Price toy visuals, but don't let that fool you - this is one tough nut to crack. Tight pack racing is the order of the day here, as one nudge can send you to the back of the field.
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8.1
Here's another game that avowedly deviates from the 'pure racing' line. Death Rally Free has a top-down perspective, plenty of twisting tracks, and a decent driving model that rewards a solid racing line. It just happens to allow you to blow your opponent off the track with high-calibre weaponry, as well. Bonus!
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8.0
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