Action Driver review (iOS / Universal)

March 24, 2012

“I feel high on fear, I could live with danger
I could live forever, will you be my driver?”

10 word description: Take a spin on the chaotic roads in Action Driver. (copied from the app store description).

10 word review: Endless running with fast cars and explosions. Gotta love that!

You will like this if you enjoy: Donut Games. Endless runners. Racing the same randomly generated road of hazards over and over again.

The good news: Another classic pick-up-and-play, 5-minute-burst casual game from Donut. Looks, sounds and gameplay are pretty much all near the usual standard for a Donut game. Two different control options. Lots of achievements.

The bad news: It won’t change your life and it’s not as imaginative as their previous game, another variation on the endless runner theme, Fishbowl Racer. Anyone with an aversion to endless runner style games won’t like this.

Arcadelife verdict: Pretty good. I played it for a solid 30 minutes (I know, because I got an achievement for doing it) and didn’t get tired of it, although I did keep getting better. There’s plenty of action and a variety of hazards and enemies, most with their own associated Game Center achievements. If you are a Donut Games fan, or you want to cram as many endless runner style games as possible on your iOS device, this would be well worth getting.

Arcadelife rating

Visuals – 8/10
Audio – 8/10
Controls – 8/10
Content – 7/10
Fun – 7.5/10
Final rating – 77/100

Rating categories explained here.
Version reviewed by Arcadelife is 1.00
iTunes link

Donut Games website link

Arcadelife played and reviewed this game on:
4th gen iPod Touch (OS 5.0.1)
iPad (OS 5.0.1)

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