This page is about the race mode in Asphalt 8: Airborne and Asphalt Nitro. For the gameplay element, see Knockdown.
Knock down more cars than the other racer!
In-game description

Knockdown is a race type introduced in Asphalt 8: Airborne. It also appears in Asphalt Nitro and Asphalt Xtreme.


Asphalt 8 Knockdown mode

Gameplay of Knockdown mode in Asphalt 8: Airborne. Here, a Ford Shelby GT500 knocks down an Aston Martin V12 Vantage in Dubai.

In Knockdown mode, the player faces off against other racer. Similar to the Beat'em All race type in Asphalt 6: Adrenaline, the goal of Knockdown is to get more knockdowns than the rival. The targets are other cars that are traveling the track and will spawn randomly. The event ends when either the timer runs out or the maximum number of knockdowns has been achieved.

If for some reason the player and rival are tied at the end of regular time, the game enters Sudden Death mode. In 30 seconds, the first one to do a knockdown wins. If Sudden Death goes by and no one has performed a knockdown, whoever is racing in front wins the race.

Note that in Quick Solo Race, the number of knockdowns is always 15 and the time to complete is always 5 minutes.

With the introduction of motorcycles in Motorcycles Update, this race type is one of race types that motorcycles cannot compete in.

Winning + Stars

Getting more knockdowns than the rival at the end of the race awards 3 stars. There are bonus objectives as well, one of them usually being a target number of Knockdowns without Wreck.


Winning a Knockdown event for the first time unlocks the Last Man Standing achievement.


See also

Race Types in Asphalt 8: Airborne
Classic (Unplugged, Flawless, Tag Racing, and Grand Finale) - Versus (Ultimate AI Challenge and Ace Race) - Elimination - Knockdown - Infected - Gate Drift - Time Attack/Auto-start - Showdown
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