Parents' Guide to

Asphalt 9: Legends

By Paul Semel, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 11+

Great fast-paced game is one of the best mobile racers yet.

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What you will—and won't—find in this app.

Community Reviews

age 11+

Based on 5 parent reviews

age 10+

Explicit lyrics in some of the music tracks

My child loves this game. I didn't like that chat cannot be turned off even with Parental Controls on Switch. There is music with lyrics, some of which are explicit. This bothers me but my child loves music and there isn't a way to control this unless the willfully turn off music during game play. I'm not sure why the game makers felt it necessary to include E-rated music in the game.
age 8+

Great Game for kids!!!

My 2 sons have been playing this game for over a year now. Ive seen multiple comments about this game being violent because there is crashing. This game is the least violent game on the App Store. The "Crashes" in the game are only the cars windshield cracking. This game is one of the best PG games out there for young kids!

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Easy to play/use

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Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (5 ):
Kids say (20 ):

Thanks to a new control scheme, this arcade-style racing game is not only the best this series has to offer, but also one of the better racing games on mobile devices. Like previous installments, Asphalt 9: Legends has you driving street-legal cars in a series of events. These races are complete with crazy jumps, wild turns, multiple pathways, and the ability to deploy a nitro boost for extra speed. You can face all of these challenges alone in the large career mode or online against complete strangers.

But while this edition features both tilt steering and touchscreen steering like previous models, it also adds a new control mode where tapping or holding a side of the screen will drift the car in the appropriate direction, while swiping left or right during specific moments will send you down a path or to that side of the track. Admittedly, these swiping controls make this less like a driving game and more like an endless runner arcade game, which is something hardcore race fans won't appreciate. But for those not concerned with realism, this new system makes Asphalt 9: Legends addictive, fun, and one of the best racing games on a mobile system yet.

App Details

  • Devices: iPhone , iPad , Android
  • Pricing structure: Free
  • Release date: August 3, 2018
  • Category: Racing Games
  • Topics: Cars and Trucks
  • Publisher: Gameloft
  • Version: 1.0.1
  • Minimum software requirements: Requires iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.3 and up
  • Last updated: August 9, 2021

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