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Real Racing 3 looks and plays beautifully (pictures)

Like the two games that preceded it, Real Racing 3 sets the bar high for graphics and playability.

Jason Parker
Jason Parker has been at CNET for nearly 15 years. He is the senior editor in charge of iOS software and has become an expert reviewer of the software that runs on each new Apple device. He now spends most of his time covering Apple iOS releases and third-party apps.
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The starting grid

When that light turns green, you'll have to floor it to weave your way through traffic.
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Beautiful graphics and real-world tracks

The graphics in Real Racing 3 are stunning, and you get to experience them in the shape of real-world racetracks.
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First race

When you start the game, you get to sample some of the later game content in a single-race introduction around Laguna Seca driving a Porsche 911.
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Finding your place

You'll sometimes be in races with more than 20 other cars, and it's a challenge to weave through the pack in your quest for the lead.
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Freemium barriers

Some services, like oil changes, take only 15 minutes, but servicing the engine takes 3 hours.
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Repair now, for a price

You always have the option to use your limited gold coins to get the service done immediately. Touch the Store button in the top right if you want to buy more coins for real cash.
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Race across several leagues

There are tons of leagues to race through, each with several events to master. To unlock a league, you'll need to buy a car that's featured in that league. You'll need to race plenty of races to earn the cash, or you can buy R$ with real money from the store if you want.
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Each league has several events

Pick your event from the next screen, with everything from cups to one-on-one challenges to drag racing.

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