What do I need to know about CSR Racing?

We've spoken to parents to find out what they think about CSR Racing. We've also asked children and young people what they think. Here's what they said:

Children’s views

What do children and young people dislike about it?

4% of the children and young people who reviewed CSR Racing thought it was unsafe. The main things they told us they don’t like about CSR Racing were:

  • In some versions you can play against other people, but you can't communicate except through forums
  • There are in-app purchases

What do children and young people like about it?

The main things that children and young people told us they like about CSR Racing were:

  • It’s fun to play
  • You can customise your car

Is content on CSR Racing suitable for children and young people?

We asked parents and young people about the types of inappropriate content they’ve seen on CSR Racing. The level of risk is based on the % of respondents who reported seeing these types of content. The ratings are: Low Risk (less than 5% of respondents); Medium Risk (between 5 and 25%); and High Risk (over 25%, or more than one in four).


Medium Risk

Violence & hatred

Medium Risk


Low Risk

Suicide & self-harm

Low Risk

Drink, drugs & crime

Low Risk

What are people saying about
CSR Racing?

Boy, 13

“You can play with each other and you don't know who you are playing with.”

Boy, 12

“I like that is has different types of strategies to win/customise how you want to play.”

Boy, 14

“I think it is very safe because you can’t contact anyone on it.”


“I saw more than one advert featuring scantily-clad women and physical violence.” – Father of two


“The game doesn’t have much opportunity to contact people, unless signed in with Facebook, so would be safe enough as a stand alone game.” - Father of four

CSR Racing

"Race your dream car in the ultimate test: a drag race along deserted city streets. CSR Racing combines stunning, high-fidelity graphics with addictive gameplay and stunning multiplayer head-to-head competition to create a new type of racing experience."

O2 Guru Top Tips for CSR Racing

O2 Guru Matthew says:

"Remember to restrict in-app purchases with CSR Racing. They can range from £1.99 to £99 and are simple for kids to purchase. Head to the settings page on your device to make sure your kids and wallet are protected."

Our O2 NSPCC Online Safety Helpline can help you to set up parental controls, adjust privacy settings or get advice on social networks. You can call us free on 0808 800 5002.

For face to face advice and support, you can also book a free in-store appointment with an O2 Guru here (even if you’re not with O2). 

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What's the right age for CSR Racing?


CSR Racing says

This is from CSR Racing's own guidelines and is accurate as of March 2018.


Our panel of parents say

Based on our independent panel of 2,049 parents, surveyed through YouGov in January 2018.


Children say

Based on 2,059 responses from children and young people in November and December 2017.


Net Aware visitors say

Based on 108 votes from visitors to the Net Aware site - you can vote too.

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