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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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  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: 5 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  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. Mar 28, 2021
    9
    Quite good in single mode, but absolutely great in coop mode. Perfect with two players.
  4. Jun 27, 2021
    8
    Relaxing game, but there is a little BS sometimes. You can THINK you are in the clear, but then a car turns when you don't think it will andRelaxing game, but there is a little BS sometimes. You can THINK you are in the clear, but then a car turns when you don't think it will and you lose. Fun game though, has simple controls, and even has more maps with DLC packs. Expand
  5. Jun 21, 2021
    6
    In principle, this is a fun game. Directing traffic is both relaxing and fun, at least for me.
    Problem with Urban Flow is, that they added
    In principle, this is a fun game. Directing traffic is both relaxing and fun, at least for me.
    Problem with Urban Flow is, that they added some unpredictability to how the cars move, which ruins a lot of the fun for me. For example, when you change a light to red, the car behind the currently passing one will almost always slip through, as if there was a yellow phase. Or if two cars are on collision course, it is quite likely that one of them stops. This leads to a lot of mistakes you make not mattering, while lots of things you do right will lead to crashes. So you can be sloppy, but you cannot get it right.
    This can be frustrating, and I found it genuinely annoying.
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  6. Feb 28, 2022
    4
    Bought the game because it was on sale for 1 buck and because reviews were good. To me it was way too messy and unpredictable, while alsoBought the game because it was on sale for 1 buck and because reviews were good. To me it was way too messy and unpredictable, while also being incredibly basic. This game would be a lot better if you actually felt in control of the cars directions rather than just the lights. For 1 buck it's a steal, but for the normal price you're getting robbed. Expand
  7. Nov 19, 2021
    0
    A simple and boring game, 35 dollars that i will not see again and i don’t recommend it for anyone

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