Need For Speed vs. Real Racing: Difference between Racing games

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Difference between Need For Speed and Real Racing

Everyone loves a good racing game, and Need For Speed and Real Racing are simply two of the finest around. Both capable of pulse pounding action and thoroughly satisfying gameplay, these two are the subjects of this comparison article.

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Need For Speed is the name of a series of video games under publication by Electronic Arts EA. The series is actually the product of several studios, and it is considered to be the single most successful racing video game of all time, and one of the most successful video games to boot. In fact, more than 100 million copies of the games in the series had been sold as of October 2009.

Real Racing is the third game in the series developed by Australian company Firemint for the iOS. This was preceded by the company’s own Flight Control and Fast and Furious the game. Real Racing actually comes in two versions: Real Racing, which is intended for the iPhone and the iPod Touch; and Real Racing HD, which is meant for iPad. The HD version of the game includes a host of new features as well as improved graphics that take advantage of the iPad's technology.

Gameplay

The Need For Speed series of racing games basically have the same rules and game mechanics. Players are required to control a race car through a variety of different races, with the object of course being to win the race. The games also feature a tournament/career mode, in which players will have to win a number of races to unlock new vehicles and racetracks. At the start of each game, players have the option to choose from any one of several vehicles and vehicle options. Need For Speed games also come with multi-player modes that allow two players to race against each other in a split screen format, or via LAN or the Internet.

Real Racing requires players to control any one of a variety of vehicles, with 48 different types to choose from. There are also 12 user selectable tracks provided, and the games also come with a “career” mode, in which players will have to race against 5 other cars through a series of courses.

What's Next

The company behind Need For Speed is currently developing two new versions of the game; one of them being Shift 2, and the other with an as-of-yet an unannounced title. It is expected that this latter version (which is being developed by Black Box) will carry on with the action focus of its predecessors.

As for Real Racing, several different versions are currently under development, with one of the most notable and most anticipated being the six player WiFi multi-player version.

Similarities and Differences

Need For Speed

  • A series of video games under publication by Electronic Arts EA
  • The single most successful racing video game of all time
  • One of the most successful video games ever

Real Racing

  • The third game in the series developed by Australian company Firemint
  • Comes in two versions: Real Racing for the iPhone and the iPod Touch; and Real Racing HD

Which racing game is more addictive?
  • Need For Speed
  • Real Racing
 
 

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