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12 Great Games Like Anki Overdrive

Our experts have spent time searching for great games similar to Anki Overdrive and have found the following:

Anki Overdrive is a physical slot-car racing game you control with your smartphone. The cars are intelligent and follow the track so you can focus on steering them round the best racing line and triggering virtual weapons. Although discontinued, second-hand packs are now much cheaper than they were.

Unfortunately, Anki Overdrive is not available on Mac, PC, PS4, PS5, Switch, Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. However, we recommend the following games that offer a similar experience or theme:

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/05/2010

Platforms: Android and iOS

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1-4

Genres: Physically Active and Race

Developer: Digital Dream Lab (@DigitalDreamLab)

Costs: Purchase cost. In-game purchases

11 Hand Picked Video Games Like Anki Overdrive

These are our hand-picked Video Game games similar to Anki Overdrive. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Anki Overdrive. These selections also include Video Game games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

Skylanders (Series)

Release Date: 14/10/2016

Platforms: 3DS and 2DS, PS3, PS4, Switch, Wii, Wii U, Xbox 360, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Skylanders uses toy figures to unlock characters and save progress. It is no longer manufactured but can be found second-hand quite cheaply and is a lot of fun for young players, particularly when played in cooperative two-player mode.

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit

Release Date: 16/10/2020

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Mario Kart Live: Home Circuit (Mario Kart Live, MarioKart Home Circuit) is a kart racing game with a difference. You play on the Switch but use it to control a real life Mario kart that races around...

Blur

Release Date: 25/05/2010

Platforms: PC, PS3 and Xbox 360

Skill Rating: 8+ year-olds

Blur is a four-player racing game with many Mario Kart-style features but with customisable real-model cars. The combination of such cars as the Dodge Viper, Ford Transit and Lotus Exige (to name a few) with weapons, stunts and power-ups is both unusual...

Horizon Chase 2 (Series)

Release Date: 08/11/2018, updated in 2022

Platforms: Android, Mac, PC, PS Vita, PS4, Switch, Xbox One, iOS and iPhone, iPad

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Horizon Chase 2 is the latest game in the Horizon Chase series of arcade racing games with a focus on competitive fun rather than realism; its graphics make it look like it was plucked from the nineties’ arcades, with a nod to Outrun and Lotus Turbo...

Battloon

Release Date: 28/02/2019

Platforms: PC and Switch

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Battloon is a colourful battle game, where each of the four players controls a balloon-like creature. You try and bounce the other players into spikes on the arena walls by puffing out air to propel yourself in a direction.

Car Quest

Release Date: 25/10/2018

Platforms: Switch

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

Car Quest is an exploration puzzle adventure you navigate by driving your car. With no time pressure and a relaxed vibe you can take your time to drive, collect, explore, solve, discover.

Lego Hidden Side

Release Date: 18/08/2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 10+ year-olds

Lego Hidden side is an adventure game you play by building physical Lego kits and then interacting with them via an augmented reality app on your Smartphone. After building, when you put the kits on the camera they come to life on the screen, offering...

Joust Mania

Release Date: 11/06/2019

Platforms: Mac, PC, PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 5+ year-olds

Joust is a movement-sensitive game of tag is played in the real world, holding PlayStation Move motion controllers. First appearing as one of the games in the Sportsfriends pack, and then evolving as Joust Mania with more modes and up to 16 players,...

Tori

Release Date: 08/11/2019

Platforms: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 4+ year-olds

Tori combines physical and virtual play. The game comes with toys that you place on a play surface to control the game’s spaceships and catapults. Children can also create and colour their own cardboard versions of the toys and use them to control the...

PixelJunk Racers

Release Date: 13/09/2007, updated in 2010

Platforms: PS3 and PS4

Skill Rating: 6+ year-olds

PixelJunk Racers is racing game where the circuit is viewed from above. Like a slot car game (Anki Overdrive or Scalextrics) you race round the in one of the five separate lanes. This unusual approach makes the game about changing lanes and controlling...

Circuit Superstars

Release Date: 05/03/2021, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Circuit Superstars is a simple racing game viewed from above. Up to four players control a car and race around a complex track. You can see what's coming which makes it easier but must work with the real car physics to get across the line first. What...

1 Board Game Alternative to Anki Overdrive

This is our hand-picked alternative to Anki Overdrive. This doesn't use automatic matching, instead, we hand-pick games that are good to play if you have enjoyed Labyrinth. These selections also include games that offer a different experience but address a similar theme or topic.
 

8 Easier Video Games than Anki Overdrive

If you like the sound of Anki Overdrive but find it too complex or challenging, the games in this section offer a similar experience but with a lower Skill Rating.
 

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Compete on the Couch

Raucous, unbounded, exuberant, all-age competitive fun is something video games are known for. Find the right games for your family and you can create important and healthy ways to let off steam, excel and persevere as you sit next to each other on the sofa. These games can play a big part in raising children to be magnanimous in victory and generous in defeat. Kids love competing online, but the games here focus on battling in the same room. Played with multiple controllers and a shared screen, they offer challenges that require real skill and give everyone a chance to rise to the top of the family pile.
 

Digital Toy Boxes

Video games and toys are two separate things in a child's life. Online and in stores they are sold separately. At home, however, children will move from toys to video games without such strong distinctions. This list draws together all the games that cross over with toys in this way.

Very young players are often drawn to games with toy-like play. Whether Toca Boca or Sago Mini offer video game interactions but without missions, tasks or scores. They are games that create space, characters, locations and items for children to make up their own fun.

Then there are games that import physical toys into the play-process of the game. Sometimes this is to have a figure unlock items and save progress like in Skylanders or sometimes this is to create new ways to interact like Tori, Hotwheels id or Anki.
 
Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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