Asphalt 8 Airborne (screenshot 007)

Great news gamers! Gameloft has made its recently-released ‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ game free for a limited time. The developer made the announcement yesterday via its Twitter account, saying that the title would be free through the weekend.

Asphalt 8, which as the name suggests is the eighth installment in the popular racing series, made its debut just a few weeks ago in late August. The game features over 40 licensed cars, an extensive Career mode, and an all-new physics engine…

Touch Arcade gave Asphalt 8 a perfect score of 5 out of 5 stars:

“When you combine that with the impressive graphical sheen and the large amount of available content, I can’t really think of a reason why you shouldn’t check outAsphalt 8. The iOS platform has quietly become a haven for great racers, and Asphalt 8 looks to be leading the pack right now.”

And CNET gave it an ‘Excellent’ rating at 4 out of 5 stars:

“Asphalt 8: Airborne is the best arcade racing game I’ve played in a while and the best so far in the franchise. With tons of cool cars to unlock, tracks with several shortcuts and alternate routes, and high-speed, flipping-through-the-air, nitro-boosted racing action, this game is great for a quick adrenaline rush.”

Still not convinced? Here’s the official gameplay trailer:

Sure, Asphalt 8: Airborne is normally just $0.99, and it does have some IAPs—though they aren’t required like they are in free-to-play titles. But we still think that at $0, it’s worth downloading. To find the universal game in the App Store, click here.

Will you be picking up Asphalt 8 this weekend?