An internet connection is almost everywhere these days, but that doesn't mean we always want to be connected. Sometimes it's just nice to switch off and have some uninterrupted time away from the world. If you want to have fun on a game during this period, why not? That's why we've put together this list of the best racing games without WiFi for iPhone.
Everyone loves a good racing game. They're fast, frenetic, great fun, and excise that part of me that couldn't drive that fast on the road. Some of these applications require a connection to be configured and authenticated, but offer the possibility of playing offline.
Horizon Chase – Around the world
Horizon Chase – Around the World is one of the best racing games for iPhone. It has console-quality graphics, fast-paced gameplay, a range of cars and tracks to unlock, and a colorful graphics palette that works well on a phone. It's been around for a while now, but has been steadily improved over that time.
It needs a newer iPhone to get the most out of it, but, in return, offers solid running with less of the rubber band-style AI you tend to get from lower-quality runners. The app costs $2,99 and contains in-app purchases.
Need for speed: no limits
Need for Speed: No Limits continues the brand's racing pedigree with another solid no-WiFi racing game for iPhone. It's available for Android and iPhone and delivers the quality, graphics, gameplay, and excitement you've come to expect from Need For Speed. Yes, it's Electronic Arts, but other than that, this game is excellent.
The UI is smooth and the navigation is good too. There's a huge range of customizations and unlocks, plus plenty of tracks and events to try out.
real race 3
Real Race 3 is another EA title but slightly different from Need for Speed. It's more about track racing than street racing and has a completely different feel. It's a more realistic racer with better modeling, more realistic interiors and cars but less environmental detail. Again, it takes a newer iPhone to get the most out of it, but rewards it with great gameplay.
The navigation and game design are excellent, and the tracks, events, and cars are all very well modeled and look authentic. Although the tracks don't offer the same level of interest as the streets in NFS, the racing action is such that it doesn't matter. Again, the game says it requires a persistent connection, but you can play fine without it as long as you load the app before you lose your internet connection. The app is free but contains in-app purchases.
Grid Autosport is a lot like Real Racing 3 in that it's all about the track, and the same level of detail and racing action is featured here too. There are over a hundred cars and tracks to unlock, plenty of events, and the usual customization options to keep you busy.
The design is very simple and makes it easy to run quickly. It's a Codemasters game, so the graphics, physics and movement are all top class, and the game runs well on a range of phones. The app costs $9,99 but gives you everything.
RSE Course 2
CSR Course 2 is a bit different but no less entertaining. It's still a WiFi-free racing game for iPhone, but this time it's drag racing. There are no amazing tracks, no steering, drifting or good stuff. This game is all about setup and timing. Choose the car well, react well and time everything to the nearest millisecond.
It might not be the most appealing description, but the game itself is very entertaining. The graphics and gameplay are good, the customization options are plentiful, and the ability to hone your skills is always there. It's a great game if you're looking for something a little different. The app is free but contains in-app purchases.
Mobile 3 Motorsport Manager
Mobile Motorsport Manager 3 is different again, as the title suggests. This time you are a team leader who has to hire drivers, mechanics, R&D, manage HQ, develop technologies, get sponsors, configure your cars for qualifying and racing, and many more tasks that we never see on race day.
You don't actually run in this game, but you do everything else to allow your team to perform. It's a slower game but incredibly deep and engaging. If you like minutia and planning, this game might be for you. The app costs $3,99 and offers in-app purchases.
Asphalt 8: Airborne
Asphalt 8: Airborne is a free-to-play racing game available for download on iOS (and macOS) devices. With excellent graphics and smooth response time, Asphalt 8 Airborne is slightly unique from the others on our list as it is a drifting game with a slight edge. The "Airborne" in the name refers to your ability to pull off some pretty cool stunts on a number of street tracks.
Offline racing games are a great way to pass the time wherever you are. Not only can you save your cellular data, but you can also save battery life by putting your phone on airplane mode.
Rebel Race by Hutch Games LTD is a great way to pass some time when you're offline. Like some of the others we've listed, you'll need an internet connection to connect to a server, but once you do, you're free to put your phone in airplane mode and fly the computer. .
Simple controls and beautiful landscapes make this game even more enjoyable. The app is free to download and you can make a lot of progress without paying any money. But, there are also in-app purchases. Upgrading and customizing your vehicle is another aspect of this game where you might be tempted to buy in-game currency.
Hill climb 2
Hill Climb 2 is a great game for younger players, but it's also great fun for players of all ages. It is free to download and free to play. What makes this game even more fun is that you don't have to worry about steering controls. The game gives us Sonic the Hedgehog vibes because you're on one track. But it's not without risk either. You'll need to use the accelerator and brake pedals wisely to keep yourself upright while overtaking other vehicles and winning the race.
While not as intuitive as some of the other games on our list, you can open the app and play completely without internet access. It is not necessary to load the game before leaving a service area. Another great feature of this game is that you won't need to login or provide any personal information.
Frequently Asked Questions
Racing games that you can play without an internet connection are great for saving your data or keeping you entertained when you don't have the internet. We have included this section to answer more of your frequently asked questions.
Can I download games without internet?
Unfortunately no. You will need an internet connection and a valid Apple ID to download apps to your iOS device. If you're planning an international trip or going camping in the forest, be sure to install the apps you want to enjoy offline before you go.
What can I do if I need internet to start playing?
As mentioned above, some of the apps we have listed will require an internet connection to connect to a server. If you don't have the ability to access the internet to at least start the app, we recommend starting the game and then letting it run in the background.
You can use the iOS multitasking feature to open new apps while leaving the racing game open in the background. When you decide you want to play, put the app in the foreground and you can play without internet. But, connect to the server before turning off the internet or leaving a service area.
These are some of the best racing games without WiFi for iPhone that I know. Do you have any others to suggest? Tell us about them below if you do!