Asphalt 7: Heat




High-speed, high-thrills racing game; optional live chat.

What parents need to know

Ease of play

The controls are easily laid out and steering is simply a matter of tilting your phone or tablet left and right. 


Cars often wreck -- and those collisions are shown in slow-motion detail. 

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The app uses real-world vehicles, from brands like Cooper, Land Rover, and DeLorean. Users can also purchase "stars" to unlock additional cars for amounts ranging from $2 to $100.

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Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Asphalt 7: Heat is a racing game with a variety of game modes and real-world car brands. The game involves high-speed races and collisions (which are shown in slow motion, which dramatizes them). The in-app purchases, while not aggressively marketed, are also worthy of note, given their potential high cost. The Gameloft Live! opt-in feature allows players to connect to strangers, including the ability to text chat online with others.

What kids can learn

What Kids Can Learn

Asphalt 7: Heat wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

What kids can learn

Asphalt 7: Heat wasn't created with educational intent, and we don't recommend it for learning.

This Learning Rating review was written by Chris Morris

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What's it about?

Players steer cars through a wide variety of courses in a number of different cities. There's no worrying about acceleration and braking, as that's handled automatically. Users simply have to steer their cars and attempt to navigate over cash bonuses and power boosts (and learn when best to use those boosts to gain a better competitive position). There are a variety of race types, including Knockdowns and Drift Challenges. Each has slightly different rules, but the gameplay is generally the same.

Is it any good?


Asphalt 7: Heat is a whole lot of game for a dollar. And even better, it's a really good one. It's fast-paced and offers a wealth of gameplay modes and a tremendous variety of cars to choose from. And rather than sticking players on a course that's little more than a winding circle, there are hidden shortcuts galore. 

The in-app purchases aren't pushed hard -- and aren't necessary to unlock a good number of cars. And the graphics and soundtrack are spectacular. It's a memory hog, yes. And play for an extended period and your battery will suffer. But you'll have a blast draining it.

App details

Devices:iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
Release date:June 21, 2012
Category:Racing Games
Topics:Cars and trucks
Size:1136.64 MB
Minimum software requirements:iOS 4.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

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  • Not for Kids: Not age-appropriate for kids; not recommended for learning.

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Kid, 11 years old November 21, 2012

Asphalt 7: Heat

A great game, excellent graphics, and simple controls. It was .99 cents but now it is a free game. my only problem is it takes too much space. some slow motion crashes and certain car brands. game center and chat are optional
What other families should know
Too much violence
Too much consumerism
Safety and privacy concerns
Teen, 15 years old Written byAllied Hero x3 July 29, 2012

One of my favourite racing games!

It's a great racing game, and the graphics are amazing especially since its only a dollar. I expected it to be like 5 bucks or something. Anyway, it's cool because you can play with other people using multiplayer mode so you can test how good your cars are, but you can't talk to them so kids ant give out personal info. The career modes are good too, although some levels can get pretty challenging and make you fairly frustrated. With each level, you unlock a new car that looks and runs better than the previous ones. You can also unlock extra cars by gaining 'stars' from missions. The only flaw I can think of is that when you try to share achievements on Facebook, it often says 'share failed' and you have to go through Facebook like 6 times just to get it to work again.
Teen, 14 years old Written byDrayoc July 23, 2012


This is by far my favorite racing game. The reckless driving is completely arcade style unrealistic action. The physics are incredbile, the environments are imersive, it doesn't get any better then this. Yes, there are ocasional crashes, with spinning flying cars, but the competitors always come back, unharmed. It's also probably to dificult for anyone under ten.


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