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Game review
Real Racing 3
Free, two, one... go!
by Peter Willington 28/2/2013
Product: Real Racing 3
Developer: Firemonkeys
Publisher: EA Mobile
Format: Android, iPhone, iPad
Genre: Racing
Players: 1
Networking: wireless (network)
Version: Europe
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This is a freemium game review, in which we give our impressions immediately after booting a game up, again after three days, and finally after seven days. That's what the strange sub-headings are all about.

It's fair to say that gamers have been less than enthusiastic about Real Racing 3's freemium payment model.

The hardcore was up in arms before the game was out, disgusted that the premiere iOS racer would be taking the FarmVille route, which was destined to suck the fun out of the game like a mirth-hating vacuum.

Were these concerns well-founded? I've been in Real Racing 3's cockpit for the last week, and now that I've crossed the finishing line I'm climbing onto my podium to deliver the definitive verdict. ...
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Summary
Expansive, gorgeous, hardcore, free: Real Racing 3 sets the new standard on mobile for racing games
RATINGS
Audio/visual: 9
Gameplay: 10
Value: 10
Innovation: 8
Overall: 9
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