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Top 5 Top-Down Racers on iPad

Best ways to drive from on high on iPad

Racing cars and video games have gone together like Lewis Hamilton and McLaren (err...) from the start, but most of our digital driving kicks these days seem to take place up close and behind the car.

Spare a thought for the classic top-down racer. It's one of the purest ways to enjoy racing on your iPad screen, for it offers a much better view of the track and often goes hand-in-hand with addictive arcade action.

As you'll see from the following list, there's plenty of scope for spectacle and technical racing in our Top 5 top-down racers on iPad list.

Gentlemen: start your engines!

Reckless Racing 2 is the poster boy for top-down iPad racers, primarily thanks to its sharp 3D graphics and sizeable career mode. From drift-happy dirt tracks to tight, grippy street circuits, Reckless Racing 2 expertly mixes serious race craft with arcade-y thrills.
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The Binary Mill's Mini Motor Racing HD wows with its colourful Fisher Price toy visuals, but don't let that fool you - this is one tough nut to crack. Tight pack racing is the order of the day here, as one nudge can send you to the back of the field in the blink of an eye.
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Arguably the purest racer on this list, Pocket Racing 2 strips everything back to the bare essentials, leaving you to focus on steering around a track as quickly as possible. The driving physics are spot-on, so you'll be on the very edge of control at all times and forced to adopt a sound racing line.
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If Retro Racing looks and plays like racing games used to look and play in the Amiga days, that's because it was made by a guy responsible for two of the best Amiga racers of that time. That makes for a particularly tight, challenging, and instinctive brand of top-down iPad racing.
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7.5
With VS. Racing 2, Maciek Drejak Labs has taken the pure racing experience of Pocket Racing 2 and introduced an intriguing steering wheel control system into proceedings. Coupled with some grippy physics, it gives the game a distinct remote control car-like flavour.
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7.5
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