Around for a while, never covered on AAWP before and, importantly, now available in a brand new v4.0, Extreme Car Driving Simulator 3D lives up to its name pretty well, with a fully open driving environment, Whether it's encouraging your kid to drive round sensibly in preparation for the real world or whether it's you going crazy and trying all the motoring stuff that would get you locked up out on the streets, this simulation is refreshing in its extensiveness and thoroughness. And, despite being 'freemium', all most people will need to do is pay to remove the ads, a one time couple of quid (or dollars).
Extreme Car Driving Simulator 3D is the best car simulator of 2015, thanks to its advanced real physics engine Ever wanted to try a sports car simulator? Now you can drive, drift and feel a racing sports car for free! Be a furious racer on a whole city for you. No need to brake because of traffic or racing other rival vehicles, so you can perform illegal stunt actions and run full speed without the police chasing you! Drifting fast and doing burnouts had never been so fun! Burn the asphalt of this open world city!
• Realistic physics and realistic car damage. Crash your car! • Full real HUD including revs, gear and speed. ABS, TC and ESP simulation. • Control your car with a steering wheel, accelerometer or arrows with different cameras. • Explore a detailed open world environment.
It's all pretty impressive in terms of being more a simulation than a game, as you'll see.
Battered and creased after a day of slamming into things around town (note the realistic damage/physics), I take my speedster out into the open airport tarmac....
Back around town, I'm stuck in traffic and wondering to go rogue and simply slam on the throttle. There's a choice of camera angles at each point, from in-cab to above and behind to besides the wheel arch. There are various steering options, I preferred the accelerometer version, plus throttle and brake.
Virtual dollars are earned by just turning up to play each day or per kilometre driven. Or you can - of course - simply buy virtual dollars with freemium in-app purchases. Virtual dollars get you new cars to drive, essentially.
Tons of car options, tons of virtual world detail, added to a genuinely open game scenario, in which you can drive anywhere and do anything - at any speed, add up to a rather satisfying sim.
The main control panel, including the essential option to get rid of ads once and for all. This price is effectively the price of the game itself, and quite reasonable. Once the ads are out of the way, everything else comes in due course as you drive and earn....
Two reasons why you'll want to get rid of the ads. 1) they cover up valuable screen real estate, 2) they pop up every so often on a timer (see the on-screen prompt 'Ad in 3, 2, 1....' etc.) full-screen. Just pay to get rid of them - Extreme Car Driving Simulator 3D is worth it.
Possibly the most impressive part of the sim is the detail and extensiveness of the virtual world. As you hit the outskirts of one 'game zone', another is loaded up, giving you new detail, new buildings and themes, new textures. Think airport, countryside, and more.
In this case, I've driven up to the top of a fully laid out 3D multi-storey car park. And oh look, there's a ramp off the very top. Now that wouldn't be there if they didn't want someone like me to drive off the top, would it? Ahem. [FX: revs engine]
If earning the virtual dollars by driving and coming back to the game isn't enough for you and if you want the other cars sooner, you can pay using typical swingeing in-app-purchases. You won't need to though, typically.
Smashing through (literally) the barriers(!), and heading out onto the airport tarmac. Collision detection with even small objects like plane undercarriage is first class. Treat Extreme Car Driving Simulator 3D like the real world. Except that you can't get into trouble with the law!!
Added to over the last year with love and passion, this title has got to the stage where it's almost a must-install for anyone who prefers simulations to 'arcade experiences'. You won't be able to use this to improve your real world driving but you can get some of that petrol-head aggression out of your system!!