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Ridge Racer Slipstream – was $2.99/£2.99, now FREE
Apple has updated its free app of the week, picking the veteran driving game Ridge Racer Slipstream for the spotlight this time. Though it’s a few years old now, it stands up surprisingly well thanks to a recent update and is definitely worth a look if you’ve any interest in cars or racing games.
Based on the popular console franchise Ridge Racer, this is a game that focuses on super-fast gameplay, with emphasis on high-speed drifts and tight cornering. Fans of the game like the series for its slick graphics, realistic simulation and tight controls – and this iOS version doesn’t disappoint. There’s an in-depth career mode to play through, or if you just want a quick driving fix then arcade mode has you covered.
Though there are a few freemium trappings here like IAP for upgrades, it’s easy enough to have a good time with this game for free – so long as you don’t get obsessed with customizing every vehicle.
Note: prices correct at time of publishing, but this is a promotional offer and will likely revert to its normal price soon. Act fact!