Real Racing 3

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Real Racing 3
Real Racing 3.jpg
Real Greedy 3!
Genre: Racing
Platforms: iOS
Nvidia Shield
BlackBerry 10
Release Date:
  • iOS/Android, WW: February 28, 2013
  • Nvidia Shield, WW: 31 July 2013
  • Blackberry 10, WW: 28 August 2013
Developer: Firemonkeys Studios
Publisher: Electronic Arts
Made in: Australian
Franchise: Real Racing
Previous Game: Real Racing 2

Real Racing 3 is a racing video game developed by FireMonkeys Studios and published by Electronic Arts. A third main title part of the Real Racing series.

Why It Sucks

  1. It's very rushed and riddled to oblivion with microtransactions.
  2. Terrible, arcade-like controls. Steering too hard results in a skid.
  3. Sometimes the car handling were almost bad with Big Rigs.
  4. If you want to race on any series, you are pitted against the people instead of the AI bots when on Wi-Fi.
  5. Many of the Special Events and the Championship Limited Time Series require you to spend gold upgrades to win the cars. It's now pay to win most of the time!
  6. You will not receive gold and can't reach 25% without spending any gold upgrades to win the car that you want to save your gold for.
  7. R3 Spec Updates are really annoying and terrible, due to all of the Championship Limited Time Series special events preventing Gauntlets, stories, or Flashbacks from appearing.
  8. Very limited customization, which also costs gold. Unless you fully upgrade your car, in which case the customization becomes free.
  9. Rubberband AI, even for a Simcade.
  10. Since June 2013, you are now forced to unlock the cars, meaning, if you want the Porsche 911 (997) GT3 RS, you are now forced to buy the Audi TT RS Coupe (2012) to use for a few races, then you have to unlock it's showcase.
  11. Dull damage models even when crashing into a wall at high speed.
  12. Excessive amount of rammers, cheaters, and trolls in Multiplayer that can give Forza a run for its money. Electronic Arts could've turned off the collisions at Multiplayer Races but they didn't care so they cannot fix it!
  13. Nascar Series are really impossible to get 100% completion.
  14. If you go on a Time Trial event, it will cost you a Drive. When you upgrade the Drive, it will cost a gold piece.
  15. The Lexus LFA Showcase Career Series is quite aggravating because only the Lexus LFA is allowed in this Career Series and it can only be purchased with gold. It's also poorly detailed, the rear spoiler doesn't even work.
  16. The Old Series have been removed and then it changed moved to new series.
  17. One of the longest racetracks, Nurburgring Nordschleife, isn't available in the game due to hardware limitations within devices of the players, which was also noticeable in Le Mans Circuit de la Sarthe, and only the Nurburgring GP, Müllenbachschleife, and Nurburgring Sprint Circuit ribbons are available.
  18. If you fail a Special Event by running out of time, you are denied access to the Bonus Series.
  19. Some cars are not accurately represented such as the Nissan Skyline GT-R V-Spec (BNR34) being front-engined, rear wheel drive instead of front-engined, 4-wheel drive like in real life.
  20. As of The Gauntlet Season 12, the Lowest Boss Challenge is now Speed Snap instead of Head to Head; this requires you to spend gold upgrades to win the car as the event becomes more difficult.
  21. Dreadful updates at January 2019 to March 2019: All the new cars for free can be given away as Limited Time Series Championships award. Another bad thing is, they are going again like reason number 6 and 2 years ago.
  22. As of the February 2019 update, ads are automatically played after each race. The fans have been complaining about autoplayed ads and want them removed, but unfortunately, Electronic Arts still didn't care at all!
  23. You cannot even make your own races, unlike in Asphalt 8: Airborne.
  24. As of 2019, with every update, the new Limited Time Series always consists of new Championship series instead of a new Gauntlet Season or story.
  25. Sometimes you need to spend real money to win on Medium and Hard levels due to the unfair rubberbanding A.I.
  26. Car engine sounds are recycled across other cars. Here are the list of the car sounds are recycled:
    • Earlier versions of the game also have very inaccurate engine sounds, for instance, like the Koenigsegg Agera R sounds more like a Lamborghini Aventador.
    • Many cars has got also inaccurate engine sounds most of a time if it doesn't sound look right.
  27. Mediocre licensed soundtrack as most songs in game are instrumental versions in-game.
    • However, an update replaced these songs with a composed original score by Ryan Kurt.
  28. As is the case with current mobile racers (e.g. CSR Racing 2), Real Racing 3 is often the first game to feature a new car model (thus marking that car's video game debut), although this is not a good thing and is becoming more frowned upon as more often than not, the new cars that are added to the game are blocked off by massive paywalls and are purposely given better performance than previous cars to lure out our wallets. Here are a few examples of cars it stole when they could have debuted in another game instead:
    • Cadillac DPi-V.R
    • Lamborghini Huracán Super Trofeo Evo
    • Aston Martin Vantage AMR Pro
    • McLaren 600LT (eventually appeared in NFS Heat)
    • McLaren Senna GTR
  29. The game can be very unforgiving on various devices, causing them to overheat quickly. Also, in some of them, the audio will suffer from constant stuttering which is rather unbearable.
  30. All level 2 gold upgrades. Yes, every new updates requires you to spend a gold upgrades on new cars if you want to pass next career series, 100% completion or winning the car.
  31. There is a time limit on Multiplayer game, if you decide to make a story, or anything with your friends race that you stopped your car without accelerating or reverse too long, you will get disqualified.
  32. If you really want a Honda S2000 GT in this game, you can't spend R$ upgrades which means you have to spend all of the gold upgrades on the S2000 GT.
  33. At July 2019 update, the Flashback changes to Event Archives. Which means you cannot received more golds back on Event Archives.
  34. Hackers at Weekly Time Trials.
  35. Update 8.0 Endurance has got crashes, see here.
  36. There is a maxed currency limit M$ 180,000 daily, you can't earn M$ if you race F1 again with already maxed limit. You have to wait until 1 day and then you can race and earn, which is stupid.
  37. Many cars now require the Gold currency to be bought, unless you grind a lot of series, you have to spend real money to buy most of the cars.

Redeeming Qualities

  1. The number of cars is rather large despite the microtransactions.
  2. The graphics are decent for a mobile game and the cars look well detailed.
  3. After a certain update, if you complete all the upgrades, your customization for said fully upgraded car will become available for free of charge. Also, your car will no longer use "drive points" on time trial races.
  4. There's a good number of tracks to race on, such as Le Mans Circuit de La Sarthe (despite the limitations mentioned above), Indianapolis GP, Suzuka Circuit, Circuit de Spa-Francorchamps, and Red Bull Ring (Formerly known as "A1 Ring").
  5. Flashback events are available in case the player didn't participate in a past event.


This game received positive reception from critics, but was hit with mixed-to-negative reviews from User Scores according to Metacritic.

Eurogamer gave this game vote 3/10 due to microtransactions, and pay-to-win games.