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Generally favorable reviews- based on 16 Ratings

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  • Summary: Urban Flow is a game about the subtle beauty of city streets filled with cars moving in perfect harmony. But such order does not happen all by itself - the city needs YOU to control the traffic lights and to make sure everything goes smoothly. That means no crashes, no jams. Everything willUrban Flow is a game about the subtle beauty of city streets filled with cars moving in perfect harmony. But such order does not happen all by itself - the city needs YOU to control the traffic lights and to make sure everything goes smoothly. That means no crashes, no jams. Everything will run perfectly - as long as you stay focused!

    Immerse yourself in a beautiful, hand-crafted, low-poly world to discover the enormous satisfaction of watching the hundreds of tiny, colorful cars flowing through the streets – all while listening to the chill, urban music.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. Jul 17, 2020
    91
    There’s no denying that Urban Flow succeeds at being a highly addictive casual game. I’m still not entirely convinced I haven’t played something exactly like it somewhere before, but even if I did, it probably didn’t pull off traffic management anywhere near as well as this game does.
  2. Jul 31, 2020
    88
    Urban Flow is the best kind of puzzle game: one that is easy to pick up, difficult to master, and lovingly developed exactly for the hardware on which it runs. It's not perfect, but has so much to offer and it so well done in places it's easy to overlook the few warts. It is a welcome addition to the Switch library and a great example of why this console is so good at what it does.
  3. Jun 29, 2020
    80
    The word of the day here is "absorbing". Urban Flow's title isn't a misnomer; the gameplay is as smooth as the graphics and once the pieces are in place you shouldn't have any trouble getting your head around it. Accessibility has been rather masterfully welded to a relatively complex, punishing task, here. We dare say it might be difficult to think of your own ventures out into the city centre the same way again. After all, Urban Flow will quickly make you an expert at directing traffic.
  4. Jul 13, 2020
    80
    Urban Flow is a neat game that’s highly enjoyable on your own or with others. Its simple premise is used to great effect forming an experience that’s challenging, frantic but always rewarding. Traffic lights might suck in real life but that’s definitely not the case here in Urban Flow.
  5. Jul 12, 2020
    70
    A pleasant surprise.
  6. Jul 22, 2020
    70
    Players looking for a decent co-op or party game should be pleased. Urban Flow is rather enjoyable in co-op. However, players looking for a single-player game should look elsewhere.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 4
  3. Negative: 1 out of 4
  1. Jun 28, 2020
    10
    I love this game.
    The mechanic is pretty straight forward. Each light(s) has a button associated with it. You turn it green or red and avoid
    I love this game.
    The mechanic is pretty straight forward. Each light(s) has a button associated with it. You turn it green or red and avoid collisions. Super easy to understand, but rewarding to accomplish.
    I've only played single player, but the mechanic of two player sounds fun.
    If this game mechanic seems like something you would like... you will. Highly recommend.
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  2. Jan 5, 2021
    10
    Love this game - DigiDrive meets Traffic from commodore. Great soundtrack, lots of stuff to do, 1-4 players playable. Best indie game onLove this game - DigiDrive meets Traffic from commodore. Great soundtrack, lots of stuff to do, 1-4 players playable. Best indie game on Switch? Maybe! Expand
  3. Jun 30, 2020
    8
    If micro-managing traffic light signals on various intersection layouts sounds appealing to you, look no further. Even though there isn't aIf micro-managing traffic light signals on various intersection layouts sounds appealing to you, look no further. Even though there isn't a significant amount of time required to unlock all levels, this game is still wroth your time if you enjoy games of the genre. I spent about three hours completing all 100 levels, obtaining at least one star on each. Level 100 has a significant difficulty spike compared to the previous 99. Expand
  4. Dec 19, 2020
    1
    Anybody rating this game highly has not tried to get 3 stars on level 70. Absolutely unmitigated BS of a level design.

    This game seems good
    Anybody rating this game highly has not tried to get 3 stars on level 70. Absolutely unmitigated BS of a level design.

    This game seems good at first but in reality, it is lazily designed. Some levels are Just objectively impossible (even after 3 star-ing everything else, so it’s not like I’m bad at the game) and the only way to win them is sheer luck. Most levels can be perfect beaten in under 10 tries, but level 70, I am up to over maybe 200 tries without perfecting it. That’s not on me - that is just shoddy design.
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