Subway Surfers is a speed runner mobile game available for Android and iOS devices for free. In this game, you take on the role of a mischievous young tagger by the name of Jake and help him attempt to outrun the parkour-capable police officer hell-bent on arresting him. Be careful, though - the path taken by Jake is the one that requires fast ...
Subway Surfers Game Review: Surfing The Sub Wave
Subway Surfers is a speed runner mobile game available for Android and iOS devices for free. In this game, you take on the role of a mischievous young tagger by the name of Jake and help him attempt to outrun the parkour-capable police officer hell-bent on arresting him.
Be careful, though - the path taken by Jake is the one that requires fast reflexes, and if he takes the wrong path - or simply crashes into one obstacle too many and gets slowed down – he'll get caught.
We rated this game's graphics a nine out of ten - they're clean, fresh and quite modern. While not state-of-the-art, visually this game is pleasing and the looks never distract from the gameplay. We've found zero glitches on both devices - the game's been out for a while and all rough angles were polished a long time ago.
Gameplay-wise, this game gets a nine out of ten. The little missions and "daily challenges" offered within the game are good for players who want a little extra out of their game, without worrying too much about completing them – nothing will be locked out or prevented if you do not complete them, and most are as simple to unlock as a "complete the prologue" mission in a roleplaying game. I really like the inclusion of a three-second countdown before the continuation of the game following a pause – this is helpful for a speed game like Subway Surfers as it prevents frustration-induced quitting.
We rated this game's controls an eight out of ten. The controls run a risk of being awkward for those who don't have much dexterity control - or don't keep their screens clean, considering the only means of control is the swipe of your finger, but it really just comes down to your reflexes and response time.
Replay Value 10/10
We give this game a replay value of ten out of ten. You can always get back to any of the missions to beat your own score. Subway Surfers is one of those games where it is strangely easy to get sucked into the action and find yourself playing for more than an hour when you only intended to do so for a few minutes.
All in-app purchases are optional so that you can experience the most of the game's content without spending money.
All in all, Subway Surfers is a pretty fun game. It is relatively easy to play, with simple controls, and has a design to it which gives the game a child-like feel, which in itself can be enjoyable at times. Anyone who has ever played Temple Run will likely point out that the games are pretty much the same – and in truth, they are. However, if you like your games to have a bit more "story" to them, as in a cheerful tagger outrunning the police versus a man running random paths in various terrains, then you are likely to find more enjoyment in Subway SurfersCollapse
Subway Surfers is one of those games where it is strangely easy to get sucked into the action and find yourself playing for more than an hour when you only intended to do so for a few minutes.
Pros : The game is addictive in a good way;
Free to enjoy, without an implied need to pay for extra stuff;
Pause capability, with a few seconds to re-adjust hen continuing the game;
Overall enjoyable design – colorful and playful;
Cons : Only one character to play;
Advertisements occur after a few games;
Some of the pathways could be considered impossible to get past.
Replay Value 5.0
Average : 4.5