REAL WORLD RACING is a top-down racing game using high-quality aerial imagery that lets you race through the world's greatest cities! Speed through London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and many other cities from a new and realistic perspective in a refreshing take on racing simulations.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (145 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 6, 2013
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June 9

Real World Racing Version Update 1.27 Released - 5 New Cars, Free!

Hello everybody!

The Real World Racing Version Update 1.27 has just been released!

The main feature of this update is the availability of 5 new cars purchasable in the dealership, one for each of the game's car classes.
The theme for the new content is Italian cars from the past, including quite a few all-time favorites.

Below, the full release notes:

  • [Feature] 5 new cars available for purchase in the dealership, one in each class.
  • [Fix] No-collision distance statistic in end race menu now rounds correctly and is consistent with objective requirements.
  • [Fix] Full Fleet achievement now unlocks correctly under certain circumstances.

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May 27

Real World Racing Version Update 1.26 Released

Version Update 1.26 for Real World Racing has been released, reflecting feedback and suggestion following the RWR:Z DLC release and sale.

Highlights are car and track randomization button and rear camera.
The full details below:

  • [Feature] Added the option to randomize car or track selection in the car/track selection menu
  • [Feature] It is now possible to shift the camera slightly behind the car, allowing to take a closer look at the challengers immediately behind you. This action has been bound to the key that was previously used only for car repositioning after a crash (backspace), which has now more conveniently been remapped to spacebar for newly created profiles.
  • [Feature - RWR:Z] Added a statistic detailing the number of zombies killed on the end race screen.
  • [Feature - RWR:Z] Added option within the config.ini file to disable blood effect in the track selection menu.
  • [Fix] Greatly reduced cars jittering during multiplayer races.

To disable the menu effect if you have the RWR:Z DLC installed, open the config.ini file found in the Real World Racing folder located within your User’s Documents folder with a text editor. Then add “disable_menu_blood = 1” (without quotes) just under the language setting.

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New Free Content

5 new cars available as free content update, enjoy this Italian-themed selection which includes ageless classics.

About This Game

REAL WORLD RACING is a top-down racing game using high-quality aerial imagery that lets you race through the world's greatest cities!
Speed through London, Paris, Berlin, Rome and many other cities from a new and realistic perspective in a refreshing take on racing simulations.

The use of high resolution aerial photographic images with 3D terrain enhancements, weather conditions and lighting effects guarantees a stunning visual experience.

REAL WORLD RACING delivers faithfully modelled car parameters and physics simulation for the best control experience yet in a top-down racer.

With a full-fledged career mode, online multiplayer up to 16 players and special Online challenges, REAL WORLD RACING really keeps you coming back for more. Compete in a variety of events ranging from Slalom courses to arcade-like Checkpoint races.

Find your favourites among 80 cars, each with its very own driving style and swappable liveries, 50+ tracks running along world-famous landmarks, 80+ career events and 50 collectible challenge cards are only a taste of what awaits you in REAL WORLD RACING.

Developed by a small and dedicated indie team, REAL WORLD RACING is a live game, constantly updated and shaped by the playerbase, with free additional content planned and added regularly.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP or higher
    • Processor: Dual Core Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9, Shader Model 3.0 compliant (Intel HD Graphics Core Series)
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 2500 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Cool top down racer with cars based on real life models, nice real google map tracks and different citys to race in, no upgrades but you buy cars as you progress. Can and prob will give you a headache after playing for over 20-30 mins because of the speed and focus of whats in front of your car but still trying to focus on your ride. Not bad at all,
Overall 6-10
Posted: October 6
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
128.0 hrs on record
This game is an hidden gem. Probably it's aimed to old school gamers and that's why there are many negative reviews of people who doesn't seem to get along with it. Graphic-wise it's not spectacular and it can get insanely hard (that's a plus for me) but this is the first time I see an intelligent and innovative interpretation of the top-down racing genre.
Posted: October 7
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
I was very sceptic at first but having bought this on sale I thought I give it a shot.

At first I found it quite confusing to look at as the map details, while amazing, do tend to make you not being able to see your car that well.

However, this was amazingly easy to get used to. Soon I was able to look ahead a little of my car but steering correctly at the same time. What I found confusing at first turned out be now a feature for me I quite like as it adds to the difficulty of the game as you constantly have to re-check your position, then look ahead again, while trying not to run into any obstacles you occasionally find in narrowing lanes.

I find this game now very addictive.

- it looks great
- the steering is very nice (I use an XBOX controller)
- all cars you can drive handle differently
- you can power drift
- slipstream
- challenges in the licenses and the races along the way are great and difficult on places (nice)
- nice balance between frustration and fun ratio (it never gets to frustrating not to be fun as you always can see where you go wrong and can improve to be better next time)

This game is not for players who want to just race ignoring the environment and just get on with it as that way you will keep crashing into things.

You will need to get used to the feel of this game and then get used to each track. I find myself having to drive tracks several times before I know which corners cause me problems and what car is best for me to use in this race which in my humble opinion is a good thing and adds to the fun.

The only gripe I have is that you cannot switch cars when restarting a race but need to cancel out of the race before being able to try a different car. However, that is just my personal preference and not a deal breaker.

Great game 8/10

Posted: May 25
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19 of 25 people (76%) found this review helpful
104.2 hrs on record
Very Fun Game. 9/10.
The Career mode is vey difficult, It demands patience but could be better if one could choose to avoid some challenges as they become very fustrating and boring.
Anyway I recomend it, Buy it!!!!!
Posted: May 20
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This is a top-down, 100% arcade racer with almost no frills, but lots of qualities. The most important is it's just plain fun to play. Almost as important is that it's fun to look at, especially if you've been to the locations since it's actual aerial photographs you're racing in. There are two primary modes: arcade and career. In career mode, like other games in the genre, you have to earn money to get better equipment and unlock various things. Unlike most others, everything is unlocked in arcade mode! Thank you, devs, for not locking me out of the game I paid for! There are two camera modes: rotating with the direction of the car (so you're always racing toward the top of the screen) or fixed (so your car changes direction as you drive, but the map always points north). Both keyboard and game controller work, but I find the controller a bit too sensitive, especially with the more muscular cars. The only thing I didn't quite like was that if you drive in a street that's covered with trees, your car will be UNDER the trees, which is visually cool and realistic, but you can't see your own car, what's on the road, or even if the road is turning. But I wouldn't even dock it a point on a 1-10 scale for that. I recommend this game without reservation.
Posted: May 20
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.4 hrs on record
Well I've been away from gaming a LONG time. As I ease back into all the goodies available in the racing game world, this little gem, a gift from my favorite girl, is a simple treat. Among my favorite categories from way back in the cartridge console days, and titles like Star Wars Pod Racing, to NFS, and early Burnout, racing games always entertain me and provide a great diversion while exercising. Well, good ones do. What I love most about this game is the simplicity. I think it's impossible, for me anyway, to enjoy on a keyboard/mouse combo, but with a game pad it's terrific fun. This one isn't about the graphics. It's all about the physics and competition. I was frustrated by the game at first, but after going through the achievements, I've finally picked up some subtle tricks that make all the difference. Also, you must complete things to build that bank account and get better equipment. Car upgrades are essential, but be prepared to learn to drive your new toy, as now mistakes are amplified dramatically. Easy does it. A little stick goes a long way. Work the slipstreams and the drifts and you'll be golden. Down't be afraid to be aggressive in blocks, or to trade a little paint either! ;)
In short, I highly recommend this cool little game on the PC AND on the Tablet
Posted: June 13
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9 of 15 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
The thought of racing on real world tracks where the graphics are provided by actual satelite photos of real world locations may sound cool and may even look good on the store page, but unfortunately the technology used is at 1280x960 resolution so the game does not look good on native 1080p screens (or even worse at higher standards). I've played plenty of low rez games even if they're not from previous decades... as long as they're good games. This one, unfortunately, is not.

I'm not a hardcore racing gamer and I only have mediocre skills across all genres of games. So If my skill is mid-range but the game is developed well, I should then at a minimum be able to get mid-range through completing the game (and usually do on most games). This game is entirely too difficult. Getting a driver license alone was a 1.5 hour task (where the entire drive time of the tests combined is about 6 minutes). Finally, I achieve victory.... just to start the game. Now, for my first race... 5th place. Try again... 4th place. Try some more... now I can't get out of 6th place. Again, entirely too difficult.

I paid less for Little Racers STREET and I enjoy that game. In my opinion, games should start out easy (especially to get used to the game), become challenging mid-way through, then finish difficult. Not start out nigh impossible and then either plateau the difficulty curve or somehow become more difficult which would then make the game impossible.

Do what I didn't do (because of eagerness to take advantage of sale price). Try the demo first, then go find a good game to play.
Posted: June 23
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
This is a lot of fun, and really well made. It is totally addictive. I am one who personally loves simulator car games, but yet I still come back to this one. Great top-down driving game! 9/10 for me
Posted: September 7
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
I don't really get into too many racing games, but this one is pretty cool.
Posted: May 29
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.3 hrs on record
I like racing games. RWR is an awesome racing game!
Posted: June 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
I've only played for an hour doing the tutorials, but I think it's fair to share first impressions. I don't know that the game gets much more depthy than the tutorial challenges put into practice on a course with opponents.

First of all, the controls are not very arcadey. You will really only use a few buttons - left and right steering, accelerate, brake, and hand brake, with the option to throw in an up and down shift on the manual transmission. But the cars handle like "real" cars. They're sensitive and twitchy. Because of this, my first impression was a bit let down, but after playing for just a little while longer I started to appreciate the attention to detail that you'll need to play well.

Second, the overhead camera is really cool, but can be hard to follow, especially when you're moving at speed. Your car can get lost in the environment and boom - that's it.

Just like with real cars, if you make a mistake, you're going to feel it. It takes a little while for your car to top out at max speed, so if you bump a wall or opponent, you are going to slow down and lose a lot of ground that may be impossible to recover. I already know how I'll react to this without playing much - during races this can be highly frustrating, but equally rewarding when you execute a perfect run and win a race.

If you want something forgiving where you can zoom around and bash into things, this isn't it. You have to pay really close attention and focus while you play, but because of this RWR is intense and captivating. After accepting that there was a strong sim component to this game, I started to enjoy the tutorials a lot more, and I'm headed back to try a few beginner races.

Edit to add: Very fun to do the actual races. Not forgiving of mistakes, but your car doesn't take damage as far as I can tell, so you do get a bit of a free pass. Noob pro tip: just like driving a real car, I found myself looking up ahead on the track as opposed to at my car. Also, mastering drifting is absolutely critical.
Posted: June 14
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.2 hrs on record
As arcade-y as Real World Racing looks, it absolutely lives up to its name. Each car handles differently than the others, and this difference is more nuanced than the stat bars give away - for example, the Class 5 Bugle Mago has a pitiful top speed, but it has this unique tendency to "overclock" in fifth gear, enabling it to accelerate and drift through tight corners without needing to compromise and lower gear. There is a huge amount of play and replay value even with the career mode, and the races are challenging and demand skill and attention to the track.

In essence, RWR is a huge breath of fresh air to the racing genre, and I very highly recommended it for people who want something more than just an easygoing arcade romp.
Posted: June 15
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Very nice game indeed!
Posted: June 25
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
6.2 hrs on record
Interesing challenges in single player. No players/servers for multiplayer.
Posted: May 30
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Google Maps + Micro Machines. Great game if you can get it through a bundle. Nice presentation and layout of menus and a great concept for a top down racer. I also like that the cars have some "weight" to add abit of realism vs. straight arcade racing. Give it go if you enjoy old school top racers like Micro Machines, Little Racers Street (another great indie racer), Rock N Roll Racing, etc..
Posted: September 10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
2.2 hrs on record
I'm wondering how people can recommend this shish.

Look at the trailer: that is NOT the game you are going to play.
Posted: September 13
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Car never stays centered, or even where you think it would be on the screen. Also not really fun.
Posted: June 23
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
This game makes me feel incredibly sick when trying to play due to the camera angle, movement, and blurryness of the textures. I am extreamly dissapointed and I would like to try and get a refund :/
Posted: June 27
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
not bad but not good either i have to "not recommend" this game... believe me it's horrible in some parts. the first two licese tests and the juniorleague, But has decent cars when you go further. the good part is the actuall racing and driving in the games first-two license test kinf of things you are soo ♥♥♥♥ed off when you notice the fact that the cars handle worse than hitler.the graphics are doomed and you cannot change the resolution :( there are more bad sh!t than good sh!t. thats my review
Posted: May 30
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
This should be a great game but gameplay is... indescribable! I don't recommend it if price is above 99 cents.
Posted: June 9
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