Traffic Racer by Sky Games is a perfect combination of eye candy, intuitive physics, and smooth and simple gameplay. It’s rare to find a free game that does all 3, and Traffic Racer incorporates them all very well. The key appeal to Traffic Racer is that you get a chance to do some things behind the wheel that everyone at some point has wanted to do. Who hasn’t been running late and just wanted to put the petal to the medal and floor it bypassing cars while weaving through traffic?
You, the driver, have a 3rd person view of all the action. Here’s the setup: You view your car from behind. The Accelerator is on the right side of the screen, and the brakes are to the left side. You steer by tilting your phone/iphone or tablet/iPad. The steering is very responsive making it a breeze to weave in between ongoing and incoming traffic like a stunt driver in no time.
In Traffic Racer your goal is to gain points doing everything you would probably get a ticket for. Keep you car moving at over a speed of 100? You get points for that. Overtake another car’s position on the road? You get points for that. Drive on the opposite side of the street and go against the flow of traffic? You get points for that too!
At the time of writing this the game only had a few different gaming modes. Maybe a future update we will see some additions. You have a choice of either getting as far as you can without crashing in Endless mode (along a one-way or two-way street), seeing how many points you can accrue in 100 seconds in Time Trial, or just drive around doing whatever you want in Free Drive mode.
Solid graphics, car upgrades. enjoyable, and very addictive. You will be amazed out how well the developers have put the feeling of fast paced lane switching into the palm of your hands. Anyone who’s ever had road rage or bored while driving a car before – should definitely consider giving Traffic Racer a try.