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iGamer If there was any doubt about the suitability of the iPhone or iPad as a platform for racing games, the sheer variety, number and quality of those now available on the App Store has surely killed it stone dead.

So many, in fact, that picking a decent one can seem daunting. Here's a helping hand: what I think are the five best ones. It's hugely subjective, and if I've missed out your favourite racing game, let us all know about it in the comments. Or flame me.

RealRacing 2 HD iOS game screenshot

The list below contains racing games that cover the gamut of the genre, from the brilliantly realistic Real Racing HD, to the karting fun of Sonic All-Stars Racing, and the topdown coin racer LilRacerz Pro. Rev your engines…

Sonic All-Stars Racing

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Fans of Mario Kart will need no encouragement to play this, the closest thing on iOS to that iconic game. Play as your favourite Sonic character on 15 courses and dodge obstacles, fire missiles and pull All-Star moves. There are 25 missions, three grand prix trophies and a battle mode which allows you to duel it out with a competitor. There are online and Bluetooth modes to add to the fun.

Sonic All-Stars Racing iOS game screenshot
Sonic All-Stars Racing iOS game iconReg Rating 70%
Price £1.99
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Reckless Racing HD

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If speeding along a dirt track in an old jalopy is more your thing than burning rubber in the latest sportster, Reckless Racing HD is a must. The iPad version has eight tracks, each with an unlockable reverse version. Drive Cletus’ jeep, Lurlene’s hot wheels, Floyd’s wagon or one of eight other vehicles. With three modes - Dirt Rally, Hot Lap, and Delivery - and the opportunity to progress from Bronze to Gold, and to play online, there’s enough here to keep you yee-hawing for hours. Oh, and there’s banjo music too.

Reckless Racing HD iOS game screenshot
Reckless Racing iOS game iconReg Rating 75%
Price £2.99 (iPad) £0.69 (iPhone)
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