Real Racing 2 HD – Review

On March 30, 2011

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Real Racing 2 HD – Review

Our rating:

By: Firemint Pty Ltd

Version #: 1.02

Date Released: 2011-03-11


Price: 9.99

User Rating:

I finally got an iPad 2 a week or so ago and never owned the first generation, so this was my first opportunity to review an iPad-specific game. All I can say is:  wooooooowwwwww!

Real Racing 2 HD has graphics I have never seen outside of a major gaming console. It stands as proof that the iPad could give the XBox and/or PS3 a run for their money. The graphics are unparalleled and the gameplay is as smooth as watching a movie. The attention to detail within the game is also incredible. There are even repercussions for crashing your vehicle like doors hanging off and such.

There is a choice of several tracks to race on and many cars. Sadly, you start the game with a scant $25,000, so you can’t buy a top-of-the-line Mercedes off the bat. That is earned from winning races. I started with a Volkswagen Golf GTI and I finished 8th in the race.  Hey, I’m only starting. It was damned exciting, though.

I do have one or two complaints. I leave it to the individual to decide whether to spend $10 on a game (although it is cheaper than its game console equivalents), but at that price it would be nice if AirPlay was activated and one could play the game through their Apple TV. I understand it is possible using the iPad 2 HDMI adapter and AirPlay may be available in a future update (also, the Apple TV can only play 720p as opposed to the full 1080p possible with the HDMI adapter). It must look very cool on a big, flat screen TV.

If you’re into racing games and own an iPad 2, then this is a must-have.

Quick Take


Would I Buy Again:Yes.

Learning Curve:Low.

Who Is It For:Racing gamers.

What I Like:Incredible graphics and game play.

What I Don't Like:Can't play on Apple TV (yet).

Final Statement:If you want to be in the winner's circle of racing games, get Real Racing 2 HD.

Read the Developer's Notes:
Are you ready for the ultimate racing experience for iOS? Optimized specifically for iPad and iPad 2, Real Racing 2 HD is a heart-pounding, visually astounding 3D racer that puts the steering wheel directly in your hands. The expansive, 10-plus hour career mode and extensive, one-of-a-kind multiplayer means the fight for first place is never over.


????? "The epitome of iPhone and iPod touch gaming." – Pocket Gamer, Platinum Award

????? "Singlehandedly redefines racing excellence on the iOS platform." – Slide To Play

????? "Real Racing 2 is the most visually stunning, feature-complete racing game for iOS." - Macworld

????? "Easily one of the best games of 2010." – CNET

????? "Do not miss this game." – Touch Arcade


Relish exceptional, luscious graphics that push the iPad to its limits, and take full advantage of the iPad 2's enhanced hardware.


30 licensed cars from real-world manufacturers. 15 stunning locations. Regular updates supply a stream of new events, improvements and features.


Over 10 hours of Cup, Head to Head, Championship, Time Trial and Elimination races await your expert skills.


Take the wheel as your iPad becomes the ultimate racing implement. Come to grips with unerring handling on iPad 2, thanks to full gyroscope support.


Compete over local Wi-Fi or online with players of Real Racing 2 HD and Real Racing 2, and experience pioneering 16-player online multiplayer.


Track your progress against the world's top racers using Game Center and Firemint's Cloudcell technology. Record and upload videos of your best to YouTube for max kudos.


Upload and download your save games between Real Racing 2 HD and Real Racing so your progress is always synced.

Real Racing 2 HD is the racing game to own. Buy now, or "Gift this App" to a friend and introduce them to the greatest racing experience on iOS.


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What's new
* Critical crash fixes; race crashes experienced predominantly on McKinley Circuit and sporadic crashes occurring in the performance customization area have been resolved.

Thank you to players who reported these issues. We apologize to anyone who encountered them and we appreciate your patience while we worked on this update!

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