Drag Racing for Windows Phone 8, burning rubber and collecting pink slips

Drag Racing is a new game for your Windows Phone 8 device that has over fifty officially licensed cars that you can race down the strip. Everything from compact sports cars to muscle cars to sedans.

Drag Racing has plenty of upgrades to enhance your cars performance that can be purchased with your race winnings. You can race against the computer or choose an online opponent to challenge.  We've only messed with Drag Racing for about an hour and it comes across as a fun game for short bits of time as well as longer, marathon gaming sessions.

Drag Racing is a fairly easy game to pick up and slightly addictive. You race down either 1/4 or 1/2 mile strips in profile view. Tap the gas pedal to start the light sequence and on the green light, just make sure you shift your gears well enough to beat your opponent. The gas pedal is glued to the floor and your shift controls are on the steering wheel. Just shift up as the tachometer approaches the redline. Shift too soon and you lose momentum, shift too late and you blow your engine.

To help keep things from getting boring, you have varying levels of opponents in both the races against the computer and online opponents. With the computer you have beginners, amateurs, pros and a boss to compete against. Similar difficulties are present with the online opponents. There's even a real-time, 10-player race in the Pro League and a career mode full of challenges.

There's plenty of racing gaming with Drag Racing to keep you busy and we've yet to mention all the upgrades, customizations and fine tuning you can do to your cars. You can mess with everything from the engine to the suspension to the paint job to the wheels.

First impressions are really good with Drag Racing. Animations and graphics are nice, car choices fantastic, and overall Drag Racing is...dare I say... En Fuego. Best part of it all, Drag Racing is a free game for your Windows Phone 8 device.

You can find Drag Racing here in the (opens in new tab) Windows Phone Store.

Quick update... you can get rid of the ads via in-app purchase of $1.29.  But you concentrate so much on the race, you really don't notice the ads.

George Ponder

George is the Reviews Editor at Windows Central, concentrating on Windows 10 PC and Mobile apps. He's been a supporter of the platform since the days of Windows CE and uses his current Windows 10 Mobile phone daily to keep up with life and enjoy a game during down time.

  • About time. I played this for ages on Android
  • an inferior version of this game was already there on wp8 i think..but this is some new version with better graphics i think.
    love such games where i can play quick short-rounds between work 
  • Sweet, getting some good games
  • Finally!!! The last few weeks have been great on releases.
  • Yeah, this is a fun game....silly but fun.
  • I have played this app on Android and finally came into Windows Phone!
  • I used to play this on android all the time. There were thousands of people playing online, it was fun for awhile. Hopefully there aren't like 6 people on the Windows multiplayer. There aren't going to be very many downloads of this I bet. I hope so, but I wouldn't count on it. Jeffro646 is my racer name. See you there, slow poke!!
  • Yay! Been waiting for this! Now port to windows 8! :)
  • Better wait for CSR Racing. That's a real Drag Racing.
  • Game is buggy. I cannot proceed to the next stage despite completing the requirements. When I uninstall mods, I lose the mod completely. So basically just throwing money away.
  • Me too.
  • Real Racing 2 has arrived at WP market. Why nobody has mentioned it?
  • What car manufacturers are in the game?
  • Request you to please mention if the game requires 512 MB RAM or 1 GB RAM ... would be great if all future game reviews on the site also mention the same.
  • Come on !!! Where's CRS Racing?
  • better graphics my a#* , the graphics look like sh***.  it's just a bad port... glad is free.