Asphalt 8 Airborne (screenshot 007)

Great news gamers! Apple has just named Gameloft’s recently-released ‘Asphalt 8: Airborne’ game the App of the Week. This means that for the next 7 days, you’ll be able to grab the popular racer for your iPhone or iPad, for free.

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

Here’s Apple’s App Store Notes on the game:

“Each week, we select a great app and bring it to you, for free, as our App of the Week. (In-App Purchases sold separately.) Conquer street and sky in Gameloft’s fastest racing game yet, a mix of high-octane driving and incredible jumps that harkens back to the age of San Francisco Rush and classic Burnout. Pairing white-knuckle action with an array of career and online modes, it sets a new standard for arcade racers on the App Store.”

And the official Asphalt 8 gameplay trailer:

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

  • chumawumba

    I thought it was already free.

    • Melvco

      It went free for a weekend back in September, but it’s usually $0.99

      • chumawumba

        Oh, that must have been when I bought it

      • Bob

        How did you buy it if it was free? 😛

      • chumawumba

        Obtained it for free, whatever

      • Bob

        Awesome. Me likey free stuff.

      • chumawumba

        Who doesnt

      • Jo

        Bill Gates

    • Bob

      You did? Awesome.

  • Steve Jobs

    Hey guys.. this game graphics on my iPad is not as good as the one on my iPhone 🙁 …. is it because of different resolutions ?

    • Steve Jobs

      by the way . it’s iPad 4 retina display

    • chumawumba

      But Steve you’re dead

    • n00b

      you are steve you should know it

      • Steve Jobs

        but .. you could have answered my question instead of this crap 🙁

    • hkgsulphate

      just what do you mean by “not as good as”?

      • Steve Jobs

        the graphics is not as good as the graphics on iphone

      • hkgsulphate

        tbh the iPad is only 264 ppi whereas iPhone is 326 ppi

  • Abdl

    Awesome! Gonna start downloading on cellular,continue on wifi tomorrow

  • Bjay O

    Got it free last time out. Hate the way you have to slave to buy cars. You can resell them and to finish seasons you would end up buying like 6 cars. Imagine trying to save up to buy a $350,000 car when you only earn like $4,000 max in a race!

    • RarestName

      That’s the challenge!

  • D R

    What is the point of promoting this app as free? It already expects to make most of its money using in-app purchases.

    I think Apple pushing freemium apps like this one as being “free” is pathetic.

    • iOops

      Considering the game is normally $.99, it’s still legit. It’s not unusual for a paid app to have in-app purchases – it’s the adverts in paid apps that really tick me off (ahem PvZ)

    • Devam

      I played asphalt 8 and honestly it does not need in app purchases.. So yeah..

  • Tom

    who cares it not a 4.99 game