TouchGen: "As of late racing games have becomes big business on the iPhone. They seem to be the one genre that is really pushing the envelope in terms of graphics on the platform, and Gameloft's Asphalt 5 is no exception.
Allow me to start with what I tend to end my reviews with, and that is the graphics. I'm flipping this review because the graphics are so good I feel the need to talk about them right away. This is best looking game so far. There are over 30 different cars in the game, and each looks as if it was gone over with a fine tooth comb, because they all look incredible. The 12 cities in the game also look fantastic, and are nothing but a pleasure to play. The very first level is played in a snowy area, and as you are driving, snow actually hits the screen and melts away."