Enjoy screeching around at breakneck speed in the dirt but don't want to mess up your own car/get arrested/die? Give Reckless Racing 3 a try and you'll experience all the thrills without the consequences.
What's new in Reckless Racing 3?
The gameplay in Reckless Racing 3 doesn't differ much from the previous games. You must guide your vehicle around a series of twisty courses. To win races you'll need to master pulling off super slides around the bends. Executing a slide (or 'drift') feels so satisfying when you get it right, and so head-bangingly irritating when you overcook it and plough into a wall or pile of cones.
If you're a seasoned Reckless Racing player and are wondering what extra stuff you get for your bucks in version 3, expect to get more tracks (36 routes in total), more cars (28 to choose from), and three fun game modes (Career, Arcade and Single Event). There are several event types too, including Race, Gymkhana, Drift and Hot Lap.
There's so much fun to be had playing Reckless Racing 3 that it seems greedy to want more. That said, the absence of a multiplayer mode and the inability to upgrade vehicles does leave a slight emptiness.
One of the great things about Reckless Racing 3 is its customizable controls. The default touch inputs don't take much getting used to, but if you're uncomfortable with them you have a choice of five preset setups. Even these can be tweaked, allowing you to place buttons wherever you like and adjust the steering sensitivity.
Reckless Racing 3 includes gamepad support, which makes for an even more enjoyable gaming experience.
Reckless Racing 3 really gives you the sensation of being outside racing. Whether it's speeding around airport hangars, tearing up dirt on a mountain, or whizzing through a pretty village, all of the scenarios are lovingly crafted and feel genuine. The fact that the camera is so far above the action doesn't detract from the level of detail in Reckless Racing 3, in fact the settings look so good that at times you'll want to just stop your car and admire the view.
The guitar music soundtrack is in keeping with the redneck theme of the game, and although inoffensive enough, it isn't one of Reckless Racing 3's strong points.
Reckless Racing 3 is a great driving game. Fast, frantic, and fun, it offers a driving experience like no other mobile racing title. We hope to see multiplayer added in the future, but there's still enough in the game to make it worth the install fee.