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Although the simple puzzlers continue to rule the roost when it comes to gaming in mobile space, the marked improvements made to processor and graphics performance have enabled developers and publishers of the more substantial titles to bring an experience to smartphones and tablets something like console quality. In terms of driving games, there are a few noteworthy offerings including the Real Racing trilogy, and joining the race for supremacy is 2K DRIVE, a new iOS exclusive that has just debuted at the App Store.

With authentic cars and real tracks to race them on, 2K DRIVE is all about offering the purest experience for big fans of automobiles. As well as a total of over one hundred cars and in excess of 25 tracks in total, the title also brings more than one hundred different challenges to test your skill and speed.

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No matter what your favorite car manufacturer may be, you’re sure to find something in 2K DRIVE that you fancy taking for a spin. Big names include the likes of Dodge, Fiat, Ford, Mazda, McLaren and Nissan and So-Cal, and having briefly tried the game out for ourselves, the attention to detail on some of the cars is quite incredible.

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One particularly neat little quirk of the title is "RaceFace," a feature allowing a player to place their own face on their in-game character. It’s a nice touch, and lets you add a personal twist to what is, to all intents and purposes, just another (albeit very good) racing game.

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The price tag reads $6.99, but while this may seem hefty to some, it doesn’t operate the freemium, pay-to-unlock model. Recent research has shown that, by and large, consumers prefer to pay the money up front when buying apps and games, so once you pony up for 2K DRIVE, you won’t be having to spend any more of your money to progress through the game.

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Check out the trailer below, and be sure to hit the direct App Store link thereafter for the download.

(Download: 2K DRIVE for iOS on App Store)

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