Numerous entertainment pieces have shown versions of the future, but none seem as compelling as futuristic racing games. AG Drive is a new futuristic racer for iOS that lets you pilot an anti-gravity race craft around race tracks that ascend into the sky. The game is inspired by arcade classics like Wipeout and F-Zero, while delivering a whole new futuristic world to race in. Not only that, but the game is designed specifically for iOS with tilt controls as well as numerous quick challenges to participate in. There are six types of game modes that you continue to unlock in a hexagon grid of potential new races to play on different tracks.
AG Drive excels at delivering a completely immersive racing experience with the action so close to your face thanks to the nature of iOS device. Not only that, but the game does a great job of delivering the sense of speed that a futuristic racer relies upon. You truly feel the intense nature of practically flying on these futuristic race tracks. AG Drive presents all of the action with a finely crafted 3D engine, which is especially noticeable in the environment surrounding the tracks. There’s a great sense of depth, as well as perspective to see the track curve, rise, and fall through 3D building filled landscapes. The tracks are also set at different times for varying lighting effects to further enhance the immersive nature. The game also handles exceptionally well to tilt your way through the beautiful landscapes.
As good as the game looks and handles, it plays even better. AG Drive is fun above all else with well balanced difficulty, and varied game modes to be challenged by. Part of the enjoyment is just racing along the tracks, and that’s fleshed out with 12 opponent races, multi-race cups, or touch speed records. There’s a whole lot to race through, as each race unlocks quite a few additional challenges to keep you engaged. Through it all, the game can be a bit simple with the ease of the upgrades, which can give you quite an advantage. The big question though, is does it replicate Wipeout or F-Zero, and the answer is no. With that said, AG Drive easily stands on its own to deliver a finely crafted futuristic racing challenge for iOS.
AG Drive ($3.99, Universal) provides enjoyable futuristic racing on iOS making it a must have for high speed fun.