Racing Game Apps

Kids and teens like driving games because they mix skill with fantasy, especially for kids who aren't yet old enough to take the wheel in real life. Race car games, bike race games -- anything that simulates speed and maybe a bit of danger -- will appeal to kids beginning at about age 8 and up. These are some of our top picks for racing games.

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Cars Daredevil Garage

age 3+

Racing fun for youngest car lovers requires patience.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2015)
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Blaze and the Monster Machines

age 4+

STEM concepts ride along with racing fun.

Devices: iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2015)
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Fiete Cars

age 5+

Drive into a creative, make-and-test dream with fun options.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Mario Kart Tour

age 6+

Fun if simple version of all-ages racing game.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2019)
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Pico Rally

age 6+

Simple, fun all-ages arcade-style racing game.

Devices: iPhone, iPad (2020)
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RaceCraft - Build & Race

age 6+

Polished, fun track builder with pressure to buy.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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SkidStorm

age 6+

Simplistic but engaging arcade racing game.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Slippery Slides

age 6+

Water slide racing sim has great gameplay, too many ads.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2019)
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Rollercoaster Extreme

age 7+

Fast-paced pseudo-racing game offers exhilarating fun.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad (2010)
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Hot Wheels Infinite Loop

age 8+

Fast, fun fantasy racing hits some multiplayer speed bumps.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2019)
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Mad Skills BMX 2

age 8+

Fun but shallow bicycle racing game for all ages.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2018)
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Shrek Kart HD

age 8+

Console-quality racing game with Shrek-y humor.

Devices: iPad (2010)
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Danger Mouse: The Danger Games

age 9+

Safe, free cartoon racer does have ads, mild violence.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2017)
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Moto X Mayhem

age 9+

Dirt bike game with wipeouts best for older kids.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2010)
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Riptide GP: Renegade

age 9+

Well-made water racer with tricky tilting controls.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2016)
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Beach Buggy Racing

age 10+

Fun kart racer gets the basics down; missing multiplayer.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2014)
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Bike Race Free

age 10+

Enjoyable, stunt-filled racer has open chat in multiplayer.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire (2012)
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Forza Street

age 10+

Fun, fast-paced street racer is welcoming to all players.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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Hellrider 3

age 10+

Combative motorcycle racing is fun but repetitive.

Devices: iPhone, iPad, Android (2021)
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KartRider Rush+

age 10+

Potential player interaction could make racer fun stall out.

Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android (2020)
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