Urban Flow Reviews

Urban Flow is ranked in the 79th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.
8.8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020

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.

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8 / 10
Jun 29, 2020

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.

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7 / 10.0
Jul 22, 2020

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.

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Jun 1, 2023

Urban Flow ‘s translation to PC is warranted if not a little barren in terms of customization. The sometimes manic and manual control of each city’s traffic lights. That said, it can get very challenging is and good at what it does. It follows Bushnell’s Law whereby this is “easy to learn, but difficult to master”. Urban Flow is a straightforward game, yet has lots of longevity and sustainability due to its tense gameplay and decision making.

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8 / 10.0
Jul 31, 2020

Urban Flow like the name says its a funny party puzzle game that can be played up to 4 players where you need to control traffic lights so that cars and another special vehicles don’t crash in each other. In the different levels you have different challenges that can be crossed so that you can go throw the levels and besides this levels you also have a endless mode where you select an intercorse and play through it until you get tired! Check if you are a good driver and take the best control traffic decisions

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7 / 10
Jul 7, 2020

GOOD - Urban Flow is a challenging stoplight/traffic management game that utilizes the Switch platform nicely. You can tackle the campaign levels solo which was my preference, or sync up 3 other players and turn the game into a sort of ‘party’ style game. There’s a lot of layered challenges this game will offer over it’s 100 levels, but the difficulty curve may turn some players off before they get to see everything that is offered. For $14.99 you’re getting a polished experience, but there are plenty of free or very cheap games in this genre on mobile platforms as well that may satisfy your traffic light switching urges.

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Jun 28, 2020

Urban Flow has 100 levels in the core campaign but there’s always the incentive to replay levels to gain the 3 star rating. Getting more stars rewards you by unlocking a variety of things like new cars and buildings. As well as this, there are additional modes like endless mode to keep you busy even longer. This game is easy to dip in and out of even if you just need a really quick gaming fix. Who would have thought a game about controlling traffic lights could be so much fun. Well, Urban Flow proves simple ideas can still make incredibly good games. A good time alone but this game really came alive when I played with my wife and will now hold a special place in gaming memories for the two of us. I really enjoyed playing this one, as James mentions the music was great and it was easy to get to grips with. It added in some extra twists to keep you on your toes and to keep the levels interesting without becoming tedious. It also got your brain moving a lot more than you might think it would. I also would have loved it if you actually were the pigeons that got hold of the controller but then one can dream! Melissa

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