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The official Race Of Champions game of unbelievable quality that Invictus has been teasing us with since October was just released in the Android Market. First organized in 1988, RoC is a real annual motorsport event "where stars from Formula One, World Rally Championship, NASCAR, sportscars and touring cars compete against each other, going head-to-head in identical cars" (per Wikipedia).

The Android version has stunning graphics and the level of detail you would regularly expect from a console game. Championship races, 4 different control schemes, highly-detailed real cars and tracks, replays, leadership boards, achievements along with excellent music and sounds can be found in the Market for... free. Online multiplayer and ad removal can be purchased for $3, but you can play the whole game without paying a cent, for which I have to give Invictus huge props.

Race Of Champions should work on phones and tablets alike and hasn't crashed or lagged once on my Galaxy S II (which, admittedly, is a beefy device). The only quirky bit is downloading the extra 242MB of data, which took almost an hour and got interrupted 4-5 times (thankfully, restarting the game resumes the download). Once you're past that step, things should be smooth as butter.

Update: As many people are having trouble downloading the 248,462,308 byte game file, I've uploaded it to a whole bunch of mirrors. Download the file, make sure it's named data.pkg, and put it into sdcard/Invictus/Roc on your device:

And now I'll let the pictures and videos do the talking; check them out and head over to the Market - you won't be disappointed.

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Artem Russakovskii
Artem is a die-hard Android fan, passionate tech blogger, obsessive-compulsive editor, bug hunting programmer, and the founder of Android Police.
Most of the time, you will find Artem either hacking away at code or thinking of the next 15 blog posts.

  • http://androidpolice.com Brian O’Toole

    Sure would be nice if there were a ZIP of that 250 MB to download from a stable host...

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      I have it and I could upload it but since it could change at any time, I'd rather not.

      • Aditya Gulia

        Actually, it would prove to be quite useful considering current state of their host...I'm constantly getting disconnected, with no progress for about an hour now!
        Please upload..

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          Here you go, download this file, rename to data.pkg, and put it into sdcard/Invictus/Roc: http://min.us/mbnT0ys1Op

          The size is 248,462,308.

        • KLJ

          Thanks Artem. Unfortunately, on both my phone and my PC, the download gets to 1.3 megs and stops, saying it is done. Does anyone else have this anywhere else? Maybe Mega Upload or Dropbox or somewhere where I can actually download it? And the download from Invictus didn't move for over 2 hours so I stopped it...

        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          @KLJ, I'll upload it to another set of mirrors in a bit.

        • kevin
        • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

          About 10 more mirrors :D http://www.multiupload.com/98TCYOAMEA

        • KLJ

          Thanx Artem. You rock!!! Downloading it now...and it's actually downloading!

        • KLJ

          Thats what I am talking about. Download took about 3 minutes on my PC!

          Again, thanks a lot Artem!

      • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

        Did it work OK after?

        • Aditya Gulia

          Thanks! Worked like a charm!
          SGS

  • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

    The game crashes on ICS, according to Romain Guy. http://twitter.com/romainguy/statuses/140613889741168640

    I reported it to Invictus, hopefully they'll fix it right up.

  • six coronas

    Crashed on my Sensation as soon as I try to race. Bummer. It took forever to download.

  • Tim

    Had anyone successfully downloaded the game content? It will get up to about 9mb, then it times out, then it says bad url. I sure would like to check it out. Is there a way to download the content to my computer, then transfer it to my phone?....whats up with the bad url message?

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Their servers are probably hammered. I've uploaded the 242MB game file - see the post above.

      • Tim

        Got it, thanks Artem!

  • dragongunner

    Thanks Artem. Installed successfully on my N1 and working flawlessly. Bit difficult though with the steering.

  • camondraconis

    Constantly FC'ing when I choose either Time Trial or 2011 mode from menu on my Asus TF101.

  • Tkun

    Plays fine on my Samsung Fascinate running MIUI 1.11.25. Thanks everyone at Android Police for alerting me of awesome apps and games!

  • Taskman

    Installed and can report it works perfect on GT-P7500(3.2) and GT-I9100(2.3.5).

    I would have missed to many games if it wasn't for this site.

  • schmolch

    Installed and runs fine on my galaxy tab.
    The game is horribly boring though.

  • TheDudeAbides

    D/L'ed perfectly, but crashes after little video intro. GSii E4GT

    • http://www.AndroidPolice.com Artem Russakovskii

      Interesting, cause that's exactly the device I have, and it works great.

  • GraveUypo

    it's downloading at like 100kb/s, but it's going. i'm not in a hurry so i'll just wait

  • GraveUypo

    yet another damn app that requires facebook for online play. if that wasn't bad enough (for me anyways, i don't use facebook and don't intend to), it requires facebook "credits" to buy it. what the hell is that?

    fuck that. i HATE any kind of credit. that's one of the reasons i never bought any dlc or arcade game for my xbox360. i pay stuff with money, not credits.

    not buying it.

  • Sakuja

    works great on my sgs2 :)

  • Himmat

    It says bad URL/unknown format. I downloaded from the link above. Why so? Is it because my device is not rooted?

  • delete48

    in my sgs2 the graphics are not too god like in your pictures
    why?

  • olaf

    Thx Artem for the link! Works great on my GS2(euro)

  • pattavino

    Just wondering, I got it installed on my cm7 touchpad and it works great. The only thing is that the file on minus mirror has somebody else player name and I cannot figure out how to change it. has anybody else seen this and or found how to change it?

    • Pattavino

      Nevermind. Found it. I'm pretty.

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