September 22, 2015 9:00 am

Vroom! The 5 best racing games on Lumia

Are you addicted to burning rubber on your Lumia? We’ve compiled our list of the top racing games you shouldn’t miss on Windows Phone.

According to the results of our recent reader poll, the most-played type of game on Lumia phones by Conversations readers is racing games.

Lumia and racing games are a natural fit: The genre’s typical hi-res graphics and realistic simulated driving is a good match for a Lumia’s screen, especially a larger one such as the Microsoft Lumia 640 XL’s generous 5.7-inch display.

To help you enjoy the best the Windows Phone app store has to offer, here are our top racing picks:

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Asphalt 8: Airborne (free)

It’s hard to get more beautiful than this. The latest entry in the arcade-racing series allows you to perform dynamic, high-speed aerial stunts powered by an authentic physics engine.

Sample more than 95 high-performance vehicles from top-licensed manufacturers such as Lamborghini and Ferrari, and use them to perform stunts including barrel rolls and 360-degree jumps.

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GT Racing 2: The Real Car Experience (free)

For the utmost in realism, get behind the wheel of “GT Racing 2.” Featuring 67 different licensed cars on 13 tracks, it’s a rich racing simulation that offers physics modeling, authentic day and weather conditions, and 30 real-life manufacturers such as Mercedes-Benz, Ferrari, Dodge, Nissan, Audi, and more.

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Jet Car Stunts ($2.99 USD)

This is not a typical driving game. The challenge isn’t to race your opponents but to complete the game’s insane stunt courses. Featuring more than 70 levels, “Jet Car Stunts” will hone your skills in traversing mid-air hoops, floating platforms, and spiral roadways.

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Tuning Cars Racing Online ($0.99 USD)

Do you love configuring and tuning your car? Then “Tuning Cars Racing Online” is the game for you.

Discover hundreds of possible combinations, upgrades, turning options, and visual enhancements to make your vehicle totally unique. Completely change the performance of your vehicle and create a winning combination that gives you an edge online when competing against real opponents.

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Toca Cars (normally $2.99; on sale now for $0.99 USD)

Younger drivers will enjoy the colorful and creative go-cart racing action of “Toca Cars.” Set in a world made from 100-percent recycled cardboard, this game lets you edit your own tracks to arrange jumps, trees, animals, houses, and races. No rules apply to these roads: Cruise through big puddles of ice cream or plow through houses and mailboxes.

“Toca Cars” is regularly priced at $2.99 USD, but you can grab it now through September 24 for just $0.99 USD.

What is your favorite racing game to play on Lumia? Tell us in the comments below.

Updated September 30, 2015 5:23 pm