A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
In ASPHALT XTREME players customize their rides, adding everything from extra nitro bursts to better handling and race in a series of competitions in locations around the world. Players can enjoy the game as a single-player experience or -- after they've played for a while -- against other human opponents. Continuing to upgrade your cars is critical to the game, and players can either use money earned in-game or use real money via in-app purchases.
Is it any good?
There's no denying the fun that's found in a good racing game, but this one doesn't go far enough off-road to offer much that's new or exciting. Exploring new routes and looking for shortcuts is half the fun, and Asphalt Xtreme is fast-paced, nitro-infused fun in a beautiful series of environments, both in the single-player and multiplayer components. However, there's nothing that really makes this racer stand out. Also, the push for in-app purchases is heavy but not any more than similar titles of this genre -- and the game is fairly generous with rewards. Still, parents may want to discuss rules around spending real money before the flags go down. Ultimately, it's a fun diversion that will keep you entertained for a few days, but it's not one that will hold your attentions long-term.
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free (with optional in-app purchases from $1.99-$10.99)
- Release date: November 7, 2016
- Category: Racing Games
- Topics: Cars and Trucks
- Size: 1160.00 MB
- Publisher: Gameloft
- Version: 1.0.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 8.0 or later; Android 4.0 and up
- Last updated: February 12, 2020
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