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Real Racing 3 Hits Google Play, Prepare for 1.7GB of Burning Rubber

Real Racing 3

Today is just one of those days where it feels good to be a mobile-centric gamer. With the release of AVP for Android just hours ago, EA Games launched Real Racing 3 onto Google Play as well. For racing fans, it doesn’t get much better than this. With life-like graphics and physics, this is probably the closest you can get to driving an actual car, but still be sitting on your couch playing through your phone.

What makes Real Racing 3 different is a new multiplayer feature called Time Shifted Multiplayer™, allowing you to play your friends in real races even if they are offline. On top of that, these are fully licensed cars being raced on real tracks.

According to Google Play, you will need approx. 1.7GB of free space on your device to download the app. Have fun with that download! Their servers must be getting hammered because I’ve been trying to download it for the past 25 minutes.

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  • or you could root your phone and change the date/time and market to russia or something. Thats what I do when I get denied, usually works. Just don’t forget to change it back or you’ll be late for work…..I know.

  • Lance Spencer

    Odd all these android phones not supporting this game yet my iPhone and iPad both run it beautifully. LOL @ fandroids

  • Ryan

    Not compatible on my Droid RAZR M!?! :'(

  • valapsp

    The cars are super glossy and this is AWFUL.

  • Erin Viegas

    Whats the data file size once everything is downloaded??? Mine exceedes 3.5 gb

  • We will see more micro-transaction games because of all the suckers.

  • Managed to get it last night around 10 pm pacific time. Downloaded pretty quickly. While yes the in app purchases and wait times are somewhat annoying, I find them convenient for me in the sense that I won’t be hooked to my phone for more than maybe 15 minutes at a time. While my car gets repaired, I can go about my daily business and play again at a later time.

  • Kerry Davies

    wont work with my DNA

  • Downloading over LTE on Verizon just beause i have unlmited they cant say a thing!

  • I’m playing it, and I have to say that I am hugely disappointed. The game feels great, the cars seem really good, and the tracks are impressive. However, the game is unplayable because everything takes time to do. Want to upgrade an engine, wait 6 minutes. Want to change your tires, wait 5 minutes. Need an oil change, wait 2 minutes. This is ridiculous. The game is free, because you have to spend crazy money on in-game purchases if you are the kind of person that likes to engage in their gameplay.

    • The way I see it, I can go about my daily business while I wait for repairs to finish. That way I’m not staring at my phone all day 🙂

      • Well, yes, that is one way to do it. But I can’t stop what I am doing every half hour for a race. I like to take some time out of my day and play a game for an hour or so, and with this one, you can’t do that.

        • I see the problem 🙁 The only real solution that I see for that is grinding until you have money for another car.

  • Someone needs to get off Walmart internet lmao took about 10 minutes if that to download

  • RoadsterHD1

    So what is this compatible with???

    • C-Law

      N4, N7, n10, s3, note 2, and gnex for sure

  • hkklife

    Once again, an awesome-looking game is hindered by shoddy device compatibility and a huge download/install size. Meanwhile, we keep seeing 8/16Gb of internal storage (with an occasional 32Gb offering) and microSD slots are becoming increasingly scarce. And thanks to tiered data and caps, installing uninstalling games like this at will is not viable for anyone. Thanks, Google–due to your arrogance and Nintendo/Sony’s missteps, Apple will continue to absolutely dominate the mobile gaming sector.

    • Crazydog

      Google doesn’t make Android hardware!

      • Tyler

        and going along with your point Google doesn’t design games they just the place to find and download them. hkklife should complain to EA about the large size and I believe the compatibility problems will be fixed eventually considering last night when i saw this the post about this on AndroidPolice both of my devices were incompatible.

        • hkklife

          EA Games is already on my S* list. I bought a pile of games for my Droid X during their big Christmas 2010 sale. They ended up re-listing updated builds all of those titles for sale at considerably higher prices (Tetris, Sims, NFS, FIFA and maybe 1 or 2 others) and effectively blocked out customers who had bought the “sale” versions. No point in complaining to them as you just get a canned response and led in circles.
          Google doesn’t make hardware bug they heavily influence the rest of the industry with their lowest-bidder Nexus line which have always been storage-deficient relative to competing hardware. Plus, Google’s crazed push to abandon removable storage media & head for the cloud hasn’t helped matters.

      • poeddroiduser

        GOOG doesn’t build the hardware, but they have “encouraged” device mfg. to drop SD card use, so they DO get the blame for that.

  • Warwick

    Compatible with my rooted Nook Tablet and not my Razr HD.

  • enigmaco

    About 10 mins on my nexus 4 graphics looks incredible

  • Once again, no compatility for the Droid DNA. I should have went with a samsung, there are so many apps that aren’t compatible with this phone, I’m sure its more to do with the screen resolution than anything else.

    • Blasmonk

      I share your frustration but I’m hoping that it’ll get better once there are more 1080p phones available.

  • Android69

    Took 10min to dl on my Note 10.1 not bad

    • Interested to hear how it plays/looks/sounds on the Note 10.1

      • Android69

        Game play, graphics, soundtrack all great. Overall, it exceeded my expectations. However, the constant waiting for cars to be repaired (car damage graphics very cool though), upgraded, delivered from the dealer is annoying. Most other apps (Asphalt 7) send you reminders to play more frequently, this game gives you a reason to turn it off after a 1/2 hr of play or so. However, not as much of an issue once you purchase more than 1 car. The 1 complaint about game play I have is the AI will ram you like crazy & squeeze you into the wall, have to time your pass when you know you will clear the opponent quickly. Physics by far best I’ve experienced on mobile. For a free game I can’t complain, to me its like playing Gran Turismo on my tablet (alot fewer cars obviously). If EA happens to read this, I’d prefer to pay $9.99 for a quality game like this (release a free tutorial of the game for people to try – I’d have paid right after the tutorial for the full game), rather than have an absurd amount of in app purchases. 1 final suggestion, have an in game profile (create an EA gamer profile that you can transfer to other EA games – like Open Feint) rather than have FB as the only way to login.

  • bogy25

    Can’t install??

    Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR MAXX HD

    This item cannot be installed in your device’s country

    • steve0617

      I’m even getting that.

      Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR HD

      This item is not compatible with your device.

  • terrorist96

    Not compatible with droid DNA??

    • EA games look really impressive but they always drop the ball on compatibility with the latest and greatest phones. How can a QUAD core phone not be compatible? Wth!

      • RoadsterHD1


    • bs

      I know right?! Wtf, S4 pro chip… Prolly cuz of the 1080p…whack

      • hkklife

        Whaddaya wanna bet that the N10 is also an incompatible device?

        • Dollabillya

          1 billion dollars. Please pay my paypal account. I am downloading on my N10 right now.

        • Tyler

          Its installing on my N10 as i type this.

    • terrorist96

      It works now.. Weird.

  • baconslayer09

    Graphics are great and I love the fairly stationary camera when you turn. Unfortunately, I’ve heard that this is one of this pay to play games that try to pinch lots of money out of you for small things.

  • Neomastermind

    It downloaded quickly for me on my Nexus 4. This looks amazing.

  • Kevin Olson

    Does it work with the Moga?

    • baconslayer09

      Racing games are fine without a controller IMO.

      Moga’s useful for FPS and sandbox games.

  • Jay Warren

    I have a Galaxy Nexus (vzw), a Galaxy Note 2 (vzw), a Nexus 10 and a Nexus 7 and in the Play Store it says it’s not compatible with any of my devices… what gives…?

  • Crazydog

    Not compatible with Nexus 4 or Nexus 7? Really?!

    Edit: Yes it is! Use this link: https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.ea.games.r3_na

    • Dave Sampley

      Nicely done!

  • dwm

    WTF? “This item cannot be installed in your device’s country.”

  • Download this through LTE on a tiered data plan and you’ll use up most of your allowance. Haha

    • Ken Bosse

      think i’m gonna download all of it while on LTE, Just to stick it to verizon on my unlimited plan.

      • I don’t even want to play it, but I think i’m going to download, uninstall, and repeat a few times this weekend 🙂

  • Not compatible with my Maxx HD?? WHAT!!?? I want to race that freakin’ Bugatti Veyron!

  • Thomas
    • Still shows incompatible with my Maxx HD. I don’t get it HD screen, 1.5 dual core processor 1 GB ram. 32GB internal memory. Explain the logic!?

      • Thomas

        That sucks bro. Works on Note 2 just fine.

      • Its not supported on the original Droid Razr running JB either! Oh well, good thing I got a N7!!

      • bogy25

        Verizon Motorola DROID RAZR HD
        This item cannot be installed in your device’s country

      • Austin Warren

        You’re not missing much. In app purchases ruin it. EA is becoming the worst.

    • THANK YOU!!!

    • Jay Warren

      Thank You

    • Fixed!

      • Thomas

        Cool. I had your back bro 😉