Parents' Guide to

CSR Racing

By Chris Morris, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 8+

Decent racer marred by relentless push for in-app purchases.

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age 16+

Based on 1 parent review

age 16+


This can be a fun game, but highly unstable. BEWARE of spending hard earned cash on keys. I purchased $75 worth of silver and bronze keys. I collected the silver keys and redeemed them. However, the prizes I received disappeared. The 1200 bronze keys were not redeemed and they disappeared. Tech support states that they were redeemed properly when in fact they were not redeemed. I can't prove otherwise. So, they stole my money and basically accused me of lying. What do you expect from a highly unstable game. WiFi is sketchy at best. Game locks up far too many times. Game shuts down and kicks you out to your home screen. Inability to play across devices without syncing problems. Poor support; they never fixed any of the many problems I had experienced. Always told to wait for the update. Or, we're working on it. I had enough and deleted the game. I can't stress enough to beware spending real cash. There is a very real possibility it will be stolen. Their servers are highly unreliable. Again....BEWARE!

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  • Personal information is sold or rented to third parties.
  • Personal information is shared for third-party marketing.
  • Personalised advertising is displayed.
  • Data are collected by third-parties for their own purposes.
  • User's information is used to track and target advertisements on other third-party websites or services.
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Is It Any Good?

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CSR Racing, if it were a straight racer, would actually be a lot of fun. There's a solid ladder of in-game competitors and an abundance of other races to keep you busy (and build up your in-game cash balance). It's quick-hit gaming, doesn't require you to focus on steering, and captures the adrenaline rush of drag racing.

Unfortunately, it's an app so heavily weighed down by its relentless attempts to reach into your wallet that it's hard to enjoy the good parts. There is, perhaps, no game in the app store that is this aggressive with in-app purchases, even going so far as to have characters taunt you for not upgrading. It's also worth noting that some of those characters border on stereotypical, which could offend some players.

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