CSR Racing for Android – Review

On April 29, 2013

App Type: Android

CSR Racing for Android – Review

Our rating:

By: NaturalMotionGames

Version #: 1.1.5

Date Released:

Developer: NaturalMotionGames

Price: 0

User Rating:

The Good

The graphics in CSR Racing are absolutely stunning, THE best I’ve seen on Android to date. The game definitely feels like a mobile version of Forza, and even has the same level up style of gameplay. There is a great deal of cars available, with upgrades and colors for you to choose from. You can check out officially licensed cars, such as a Pagani or McLaren in stunning HD awesomeness. Gameplay is simple, and it doesn’t take long to conquer the learning curve so that you feel like a pedal pushing master.

The Bad

While the first thing I noticed was the great graphics, the games flaws quickly made the game incredibly ugly. For one, after you buy two cars, it’s nearly impossible for you to earn enough tokens to unlock a new car without having to cough up some real dough, and it’s not cheap either. To unlock a new car, you’d have to spend $9.99 on enough tokens that would allow you to purchase the car. There’s also a gas tank mechanic that forces players to spend the tokens they should be saving up for new cars on gas. It’s a MAJOR flaw, one that I cannot let slide.  This type of micro-transaction system feels more like a pay-to-play model for CSR.

The Ugly Truth

CSR is undoubtedly an incredible looking game with great sound design, and it is worth the 99 cent cost for those two reasons alone. However, don’t give NaturalMotionGames any more of your hard earned cash, as you’ll still be able to test drive some of the cars without buying them through the “Daily Battle”. Great sound and great graphics are obviously a good thing, but when a game feels more like a money hog than a fun experience, players begin to wonder if they’re playing a game or talking to their local pushy car salesman.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Who Is It For:Those looking for the best graphics.

What I Like:Fantastic graphics.

What I Don't Like:Disguised pay to play model.

Final Statement:This would be a great game if it weren't for the required effort or money to upgrade cars.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets. CSR Racing combines stunning, high-fidelity graphics with addictive gameplay to create a new type of racing experience.

Upgrade your Audi R8, BMW M3 or Chevy Corvette with turbos, nitrous injection and aerodynamic tweaks to beat tougher and tougher opponents. And when you’re ready, it’s time to challenge the crews that rule the city.

Featuring a breakthrough in graphics fidelity, CSR Racing smashes the barriers between consoles and your Android device. Stunning detail and next-gen lighting combine to beat any 1080p console racing game on the market.

Officially licensed cars from Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, GM, Mini, McLaren, Pagani, and Nissan; incl. Audi R8, Ford GT, Chevrolet Camaro, McLaren MP4-12C, Nissan GT-R, BMW M3 and a few surprises!

R8 vs GT-R, Continental Supersports vs SLR McLaren. Your car against theirs. In a straight line. It's about power, skill and tactics. Hit the right revs and let that turbo work. But deploy the nitrous at the wrong time, and you're toast.

Choose from turbos, engine stages, ECU tweaks, racing tires and much more to strategically upgrade your car to fit your driving style. But remember: no two cars are the same – don't overload a RWD on skinny tires with power it can't handle.

Make a statement with custom license plates, custom paints and original custom decals.

You are not alone. The crews that rule the city are watching you, and you will soon face their best drivers. Beat their bosses, and you'll take over their district. So far so good – but all is not what it seems…


Requires Android 2.3 (Gingerbread) and above.

Make sure you play online to gain access to the latest content and features, and to ensure that your profile is backed up.

PLEASE NOTE! CSR Racing is free to play, but it contains items that can be purchased for real money.
To prevent unauthorised purchases, select “Set or Change PIN” from the Google Play settings menu, create a PIN, then enable the “Use PIN for Purchases” option. You will then be required to enter your PIN before every transaction. Please be aware that this option is only available on Android OS 3.x and above.

CSR Racing is published by NaturalMotion Games


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