Asphalt 9: Legends is a free-to-play* arcade racing game by Gameloft for mobile (iOS, Android), PC (Windows) on Microsoft Store / Steam and consoles (Switch, Xbox One, Xbox XS). The game contains both single-player career and multiplayer PVP modes. Take on the world’s most fearless drivers and become the next Asphalt Legend – from the creators of Asphalt 8: Airborne. Asphalt 9: Legends features an extensive roster of real hypercars from renowned manufacturers such as Ferrari, Porsche, Lamborghini and W Motors. Pick your dream ride and race across spectacular locations around the world in solo or PVP modes.
(+) The game is praised for its fun arcade feel, similar to Burnout, its descent solo career mode, its great low-end-computer-friendly graphics and car models, the vast amount of cars and customization options available, and its somewhat addictive gameplay.
(-) What many players don’t like in Asphalt 9: Legends is the energy system which requires them to wait from 10 min up to several hours for each car to be refilled, and its pay to win mechanics that mostly affect PVP.
▶ Console experience: Immerse yourself in this hyper-realistic arcade racing game, with meticulously detailed real cars, HDR techniques and stunning visual and particle effects that turn every race into a real blockbuster movie.
▶ Prestigious Cars: Collect over 50 of the world’s most amazing speed machines. Each vehicle has been carefully selected based on its aesthetics and high performance to create the most desirable line-up of any Asphalt game to date.
▶ Car Customization: Use the new car editor to define the exact color and materials for your car. You can also pick the color of the Rims and Brake Calipers and add carbon parts to fully customize your rides.
▶ Many Locations: Feel the thrill of gravity-defying races across 70 tracks in the most amazing real-world locations. Race around giant tornados in the American wilderness, avoid landslides in the Himalayas and hit the ramps to perform awesome stunts.
▶ Arcade Gameplay: Charge your nitro to unleash the ultimate Nitro Pulse and break the sound barrier. Double-tap on the brake to do a 360° at any time and take down your opponents in style.
▶ Solo Career and PVP: Start your journey in Career mode by completing over 60 seasons and 800 races. Become a real Asphalt legend by racing against up to 7 players in real time through the different leagues of the World Series Multiplayer mode.
▶ Racing Controls: Master the innovative Touch Drive, a new control scheme that streamlines steering to let players focus on the fun of racing. You can also switch to manual controls (tilt or tap to steer) and learn how to drive like a pro Asphalt racer.
▶ Club Creation: For the first time in the Asphalt series, you can create your own community of like-minded racers with the Club feature. Collaborate with your Club members to unlock Milestone rewards and rise up the ranks of the Club leaderboard.
*Asphalt 9: Legends is a free to play game where all single-player and multiplayer modes can be enjoyed for free. However, it has some standard mobile pay to win (P2W) mechanics and microtransactions in the form of randomized car card packs (Gacha). The game also has an Energy System whereby each car has a limited amount of gas/playtime which refills over time. By default, players must grind for a chance to obtain more interesting cars, and for a chance to upgrade those cars with relevant cards. Alternatively, players can spend on card packs for a chance to unlock the desired cars and components. While the single player career mode is fun to play and quite F2P friendly, the multiplayer part is geared toward pay to win.