If you know anything about iOS games, chances are that you’ve heard of Firemint’s Real Racing. The two-game racing series is one of the most popular franchises on Apple’s mobile platform.

The developers have really pushed the technological envelop with the title, making it one of the first apps to work cohesively with iOS 5’s AirPlay mirroring feature. And now they’re taking the game to a whole new level.

Firemint, who was recently purchased by Electronic Arts, has just ported Real Racing to the Mac OS X. Now users can experience the same amazing graphics and intense gameplay that they loved on iOS on their Mac.

The cool part is that you can actually use your iOS device as a controller for the game. That means that you can use your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch to control the on-screen action. It’s motion-based, so imagine using your device like a Wii controller.

Of course, this is nothing new. You’ve been able to do this for months with Real Racing 2 and an iPad 2, iPhone 4S, or Apple TV. But this method seems a lot less complicated. If you want to try it out for yourself, you can download Real Racing 2 for $12.99 from the Mac App Store.

  • A fantastic piece of software has worked with all iPhones and iPads I’ve had for about 4 years. iOS 5 works flawlessly.

  • Anonymous

    fell in love with this game after playing this on my iphone 4s, the graphics are like console versions and gameplay is smooth.

    • Anonymous

      Are you for real? The graphics are especially good for a phone but c’mon dude, they are far from console graphics, unless you’re still rocking a PS1.

      • Anonymous

        i said the graphics are LIKE but i DID NOT mean they are the ACTUAL GRAPHICS. Dumb comment, why do i even bother.

      • Anonymous

        Aren’t you gay?^

  • Unfortunately not as great as everyone is hyping in the tech blogosphere… It’s a bit laggy and still not as responsive as a good old fashioned keyboard or actual console… Which I might add, with some simple software is very doable with a PS3 controller.

  • Zachary Marion

    This is a great game and its even better with an ipod as a coontroller