Asphalt 7: Heat for Android – Review

On May 17, 2013

App Type: Android

Asphalt 7: Heat for Android – Review

Our rating:

By: Gameloft

Version #: Varies with device

Date Released:

Developer: Gameloft

Price: 0.99

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Oh, hey, another Android racing game that everyone new about and bought anyway. You would think that people would eventually stop buying an Android racing game franchise after the novelty of having a handheld racing game wore off, right? Wrong! There’s a reason that Asphalt 7 is selling like hot cakes and Gameloft is the top game developer on Google Play. One word: quality.

The Good

The obviously noteworthy aspect of Asphalt 7: Heat is the stunning graphics, but we’ve come to expect this from Gameloft (N.O.V.A. 3, anyone?) The cars all look stunning, and Gameloft has captured exceptional light reflection and shadow quality for an Android game. You can really tell that the developers at Gameloft aren’t just trying to take your hard earned cash by releasing a racing game with just reskinned tracks and cars; there’s something to be said about Gameloft’s delightfully repetitive releases of high-quality graphics. The tracks look fantastic, the cars look fantastic, and the sounds are high quality, like the rest of the game. Gameplay is fun, and the arcade-like take on racing is always an enjoyable experience.

The Bad

One of the game’s only flaws is that Gameloft has push notifications that will interrupt your gameplay unexpectedly. In fact, I was just about to cross the finish line of a race I tried 3 times previously, and there was a push notification that made me lose my progress and close the app completely. Also, turning corners without crashing by tilting your phone is quite difficult. But, Gameloft makes up for it with enjoyable crashes. I don’t recommend trying to play it on 3G, though, because it’ll create a great deal of lag. Play on Wi-fi, or 4g if you have to.

The Ugly Truth

Asphalt 7: Heat is a high quality racing game that every mobile gamer needs, and it is one of Gameloft’s 99 cent titles, as opposed to their $6.99 titles. Single player racing is great, but the online multiplayer component is what makes this game stand-out in the flooded Google Play marketplace.  You’re basically buying a mobile Cruisin’ USA with better graphics, here.  I’d have to be unable to speak in some way to not recommend the game to my friends.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Very low.

Who Is It For:High-end graphic junkies.

What I Like:Incredible graphics

What I Don't Like:Push notifications.

Final Statement:99 cents for hours and hours of great gameplay and incredible graphics. There is no better racing game on the marketplace.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Hit the speed of heat in the newest, fastest, most visually stunning edition of the famed Asphalt series.

Drive 60 different cars from the world’s most prestigious manufacturers, like Ferrari, Lamborghini and Aston Martin, including the legendary DeLorean.

Gear up to race on 15 tracks set in real cities around the world, including brand new tracks in Hawaii, Paris, London, Miami and Rio.

The completely revamped multiplayer lets you take on up to 5 of your friends locally or online. Keep track of who’s the best with the new Asphalt Tracker that lets you compare stats, show off achievements and challenge rivals. You can also find new online opponents with the matchmaking system. Practice hard, because there are special events that will pit you against the best in the world!

Play however you please with 6 different game modes packed with 15 leagues and 150 different races.

Every car and track is more beautiful than ever thanks to graphics that push the limits of your device.

Acclaimed by both media and players, the Asphalt franchise has already attracted several million players worldwide... Come and join the ride!

For fans of racing, driving simulation and multiplayer Android games.

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