Review Traffic Rush 2
Flick cars through a busy intersection without causing an accident
Author: Brandon Girod
Date: 01 Jun 2017, tested on HTC One M8
Responsive controls, good graphics
Overwhelming gameplay, wears thin quickly
For all intents and purposes, Traffic Rush 2 for Android is a game all about management. You get to sit at a broken traffic light and direct cars who have no common sense and have never driven before. Cars will approach the intersection, and it’s your job to make sure none of them collide. And it’s about as stressful as it sounds.
So maybe management is only part of the game. The other part is being able to quickly mash things on the screen so no one gets killed. Tapping a car will stop it, and will also stop all of the traffic behind it, so you don’t have to worry about that bit. But causing a traffic jam isn’t good either since you’ll just have that many more cars to deal with when you finally give them the go ahead.
I’m personally not very good at the game and frequently found the game to be overwhelming really fast. But that doesn’t mean I don’t think someone could learn to be good at this game. As I played through the game, I began to see patterns where I knew if I prioritized one thing over another then the situation would probably work out in my favor.
The game has rewards too, which is a little strange. You can unlock new cars that you’ll see driving around. Gaining coins is incredibly slow, though. I mean super slow. The only redeeming factor is that you get free gifts occasionally.
Personally, I found Traffic Rush 2 to be a pretty frustrating game. Getting better at the game felt like pulling hair, and I never found myself having fun with the game.