Mini Motorways

Rating Summary

Based on 9 critic reviews
Strong Man

OpenCritic Rating

80

Top Critic Average

89%

Critics Recommend

Based on 9 critic reviews
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Essential
Jul 22, 2021

The Apple Arcade classic comes to PC and is as glorious as ever.

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8 / 10
Jul 19, 2021

Despite its rather brief runtime, Mini Motorways shows what made the game so successful on mobile platforms. Featuring a gameplay loop that's hard to resist, the only thing holding it back is a lack of true variety. Luckily, when the gratification loop is this intoxicating and the price is so minimal, the limited replay value can be easily forgiven.

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4 / 5.0
Jul 19, 2021

Mini Motorways is a short game, for sure, but it’s one of those games that you can get lost in for a little while as you rack your brain trying to figure out how to make all the traffic on-screen run smoothly as possible. Never in my life have I found joy in the thought of planning out roadways, but these mini-cities do bring a smile to my face.

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9 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2021

There's no shortage of simulation titles on the market, but Mini Motorways truly shines in both visual aesthetics and skill ramp. But does this mobile port succeed in the move to PC, or is this a wrong turn that took the entire thing off course?

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7 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2021

Mini Motorways is an enjoyable and often beautiful puzzler, but the lack of long term replayability makes it harder to recommend over its already excellent predecessor.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 30, 2021

Gameplay loop that's hard to resist, is the greatest time-wasters.

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2021

Don’t be fooled. Mini Motorways is a game that looks very easy to achieve a high score but will challenge you to beat other players. It’s a casual and easy game that anyone can pick up and will provide endless amounts of entertainment as you struggle to get as many pins as possible. Players who are looking for a fun simulation title to play should look no further. This one is for you!

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8.5 / 10.0
Jul 19, 2021

Mini Motorways uses simple and elegant concepts to create an addictive puzzle and strategy game. It is easy to create streets and roads to connect different locations, but the constant expansion of cities makes this task a great challenge, as there are many elements to consider. The fun is in understanding the nuances and using the various resources, such as roundabouts and bridges, to make an efficient transit system. The colorful and minimalist atmosphere, together with a procedural soundtrack, offers a relaxing and beautiful experience. In addition, there is an incentive to share our creations with options for taking photos and recording small animated images. The biggest flaw is that the stages are too similar, but the agile games soften the feeling of repetition. In the end, Mini Motorways is another one of those puzzles capable of offering hours of fun.

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Liked-a-lot
Jul 19, 2021

Mini Motorways is a relaxing game that’s ideal for those gaming sessions where you don’t want to think too much. Simple premise but highly addictive. This is a game about controlling traffic, only you won’t get hot and bothered like the real thing. Accessible and entertaining for everyone.

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