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 (146 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

    Minimum:
    • 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
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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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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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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123 of 158 people (78%) found this review helpful
2.3 hrs on record
I did a quick YouTube video review which you can view here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DSfDLG1WNo8

I am an avid sim racing fan and typically steer clear of any sort of arcade racer. This take on the racing genre is a nice change of pace and great fun. Aerial photography from actual cities are used and then race track objects are added in to make a course. This is quite a bit of fun and well worth the full price of $15. If you catch it on a discount even better.

Pros:
Fun unique design using the aerial photography. Someone referred to it as Google Maps with racing, and its very close.
Lots of cars and tracks.
Multiple game modes: Race, Time Trial, Surivial, Arcade Checkpoint.
16 player multiplayer out of the box.
Cheap buy in with promise of additional content at no extra cost.
Great soundtrack

Cons:
A bit too much motion blur for my liking. I can see some people finding this hard to track.
Multiplayer can be tough to find a match. This can be remidied by increasing the player base.
Posted: December 7, 2013
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