The top racing games for BlackBerry 10

By James Richardson on 31 Jan 2014 03:26 pm EST

When it comes to gaming on BlackBerry 10 I'd settle for a racing game any day - in fact, I can say hand on heart that they are my favorite style of games. That's just me though and many of you will prefer puzzle, sports, combat, strategy, just to name a few. 

Our selection of 'awesome' racing games isn't huge but what we do have is some top quality titles and ones that have kept me busy for hours over the last twelve months since BlackBerry 10 hit the scene. 

Once again - some of the following titles will be device dependent - even on all touch models. Need for Speed Undercover didn't ever make it to the Z30 which strikes me as a little odd, but I won't dwell on that. 

So, if you're new to BlackBerry 10 and looking to hit up some decent racing games here's the best. There's some nice variation in styles - so there should be something for everyone.

Start your engines....


Real Racing 3

I've been a huge fan of the Real Racing series of games - playing part one and two on my iPad. Things have changed slightly with Real Racing 3 - for the better I must add, as now the game is free to download, instead of a hefty price tag like the previous two versions. Of course, there is a catch and that's in-app purchases which you can take advantage of if you want to in order to upgrade your cars or do so without having to wait the set period of time. 

Things don't get more realistic in terms of throwing street cars around a track in my opinion with RR3. And with the game running just fine on the BlackBerry 10 devices with a hardware keyboard, everyone can get a slice of the pie. 

More information/Download Real Racing 3 for BlackBerry 10


Asphalt 8: Airborne

This one has to be my favorite without doubt. Developed by Gameloft I'd expect nothing less and it ticks all the boxes for me. If you want fast paced action, with stunning graphics, sound effects and 10/10 game play, Asphalt 8: Airborne is the one to choose. 

Need I say any more? 

More information/Download Asphalt 8 for BlackBerry 10


Angry Birds Go

As I'm sure you can imagine - if you are looking for a racing simulator game this one isn't going to be it. But what Angry Birds Go does provide is a variation from the traditional style of Angry Birds games. 

If you fancy some all-round, fun, kart racing with the birds we've grown to love, then this one will be for you. 

Although the game is free to download there are in-app purchases available. I'm not a big fan of those so I tend to be patient and just upgrade the kart that the birds race in when I've earned enough coins. These can be collected as you travel around the various courses and then spent before you start the next race. As you progress you won't be able to partake in more races unless your kart matches the minimum required cc level. If you need more coins you can just replay a previous race. 

A fine piece of work Rovio - keep 'em coming. 

More information/Download Angry Birds Go for BlackBerry 10


Riptide GP

You'll not find any cars in this one - but who needs cars when you have jet ski's to race? With a ton of courses to conquer and opponents to beat this one can certainly get a little addictive. 

Graphic wise the game is pretty sweet. The water looks surprisingly realistic with the way the jet ski bounces in and out. In fact, it looks great!

Riptide GP is a must have BlackBerry 10 game if you ask me. There's nothing not to like. 

More information/Download Riptide GP for BlackBerry 10


Beach Buggy Blitz

Beach Buggy Blitz has been around for BlackBerry 10 pretty much since the new OS was launched. Free to download and with no hidden catches the game offers adrenaline filled fun as you race around the beaches aiming to reach each checkpoint before the clock runs out. 

With simple touch controls for left and right, sweet graphics and background music, Beach Buggy Blitz is still a joy to play a year after it first graced us with its presence. 

If you've not tried it - give it a go. 

More information/Download Beach Buggy Blitz for BlackBerry 10


Blur Overdrive

Blur Overdrive is very different to the racing games we've looked at already. With this one you are looking down on the track from above and with a choice of three control options you'll need to beat the other cars to the finish line. 

There are a bunch of power-ups to collect along the way - to spice up the game and with 25 cars in total this is yet another game that may well suck you in. 

Free to download, there are some in-app purchases available, but if you're like me you don't need to use them to enjoy the game.  

More information/Download Blur Overdrive for BlackBerry 10


Need for Speed Undercover

We first saw Need for Speed Undercover on the BlackBerry PlayBook. Move forward in time and it arrived for BlackBerry 10 although with a price tag unlike the PlayBook version if my memory serves me right. 

With a multitude of different missions to complete, you'll have to be paying 100% attention to succeed and avoid the police who will be on your tail a lot of the time. 

Not the best in my opinion in terms of some of the racing games we've seen more recently, but certainly worthy of being in the 'top' selection. 

As I mentioned earlier, the strange thing with this game is that it's available for the BlackBerry Z10 and Q10, but no Z30 support. How queer. 

More information/Download Need for Speed Undercover for BlackBerry 10


Ready, set, GO!

So there you have it - the best racing games that BlackBerry 10 currently has to offer. I'm sure there will be many more to come in the future, which I'm sure looking forward to. 

Reader comments

The top racing games for BlackBerry 10


Asphalt 8 for me. I HATE HATE HATE waiting times. I would rather pay 10 dollar for the full version than a free game with in-app purchases. And the graphics might be even better then real racing.

Posted via CB10.1 Q10

The wait times don't bother me because I always have a few different events on the go. That way when a car needs to be repaired or upgraded I can play elsewhere. But I can see how some might find it annoying.

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I honestly cannot believe Need For Speed is Still "Not Available for This Device"


I would love to give them my money by buying a copy. What a shame.

Posted via CB10

Agreed. I don't understand how anyone can be okay with racing games and shooters with no gamepad support.

Posted via CB10

I got Need for Speed Undercover on my Z30! Buddy had just repaired his Z10 screen and allowed me to borrow it for the afternoon as he didn't need it right away. I wiped the phone, installed latest OS using my BBID and installed every app/game I wanted that wasn't available for my Z30. Then I backed up the Z10 using BlackBerry Link.

Plugged in my Z30 into the same PC, and restored the apps from the Z10 backup to my Z30. Lucky for me, every app/game that I tried works!

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I also love Beach Buggy Blitz. I like that the game track is always a different mix of the various track sections to keep me interested after 2000+ games, and it's also kid-friendly. When I create some more room and upgrade my memory card I'll be downloading more racing games, my favorite type.

Posted via the incredible BlackBerry Z10

RR3 is the best, at least in terms of simulation and physics.

BUT... the IAP pricing is - to say the least - ridiculous and totally insane. FM and EA need to change this asap. I'd be more than happy to spend real money on such a good game if and when they decide to make pricing reasonable.

Also the game for us on Blackberries is 2 versions behind Android and iOS.

Posted via CB10

Good list. Though I've never understood the attraction of Need for Speed Undercover, at least judging by the infamous complementary PlayBook version. That always struck me as being like a stunted 1980s Sega arcade game. OK if you like that sort of thing.
I am going to grab the free buggy racing game for my Z10. Ya learn something new every day!

Posted by the inimitable Z10 handheld system

RR3 is by far, the single best racing game I've played since Grand Turismo...very similar actually in many respects. Unfortunately, I lack the in-game hours needed to truly hone my skills.

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How queer indeed...

So is ea releasing anything else down the line? It's been a while since real racing. A little disappointing tbh.

Side note, EA has madr has made all their games free on BlackBerry world.

Good time to pick up need 4 speed etc.

Hopefully it's not region specific

RR3......STL100-3, keep getting unavailable for this device in BlackBerry World. Help anyone?

Posted via CB10

That's weird, I have it both on my Z10-stl100-2 and on my brothers STL 100-3
No idea why it would show as unavailable for you

Posted via CB10

Woot!!! I just checked in BBW and indeed it shows as unavailable for me too now... even though I already have it installed for months now...
Maybe an update coming?

Posted via CB10

Never mind, it appears that if you go directly to rr3 via the link in the article it shows "unavailable for the device", but if you go through bbw independently it shows up fine

Posted via CB10

This list was just as expected! The only drawback which almost all have is a lot of LOADING time!!!

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Out of all of these real racing is in my opinion the best. It's the most realistic, great graphics and free to download. In game purchases are easily avoidable if you dont want to spend money on it. The game is vast, been playing for at least 4 months and I'm only 40% done with it, and I play pretty much everyday. And perhaps the best part is the fact that the game developer adds to the game regularly, rather it's a new class of cars or a new set of race tracks or a new way to race against friends. The game is always expanding. Did I mention it's free?!

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Like RR3 and Angry Birds racing. Not sure about some of the others, especially the crime element in NFS Undercover.

Dislike in-app purchases, rather pay full price upfront. Easier to restore in case of phone backup. Some in-app purchases won't restore at all, or its buggy.

iPhone for me? Scr... ahem Q that! (posted from the latter)

RR3 is fun, exciting and competitive until I updated the game the other day. I wish I had never updated game :(

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