City Car Driving
I will admit that I was not 100 percent sure what I was getting to when I started playing City Car Driving. This is one of the most “sim” driving games that I have ever played. Back in the 90s when I was learning to drive, I had games like Gran Turismo and Ridge Racer…. Ok, so Ridge Racer was a bad choice. These days though, we have proper driving sim games that are trying their best to be ultra-realistic.
Where Do You Want To Go?
Before I started playing City Car Driving, I was sure that I would be just driving around the USA. While the USA is of course featured in the game. I thought that it was really cool how places like Australia, Germany and more are included here too. Each place has its own sets of “rules of the road” for you to abide by and this makes things much more interesting and challenging than you would think.
The game has some very basic looking presentation. There is a nice variety to the cities ranging from older cities to more modern ones. However, the whole game has a very basic design in terms of its visuals.
To say that this is a game that takes a sim approach to driving is a massive and I mean massive understatement. This game has both automatic and manual transmission cars for you to drive. You can do some training, but it is really out on the streets where you progress in the game. The rules of the road no matter where you are driving are very strict. You can fail a “mission” by doing the tiniest little thing wrong. This is fair enough, but sometimes the thing that you fail for, pops up on the screen for a second and is gone before you realize what actually happened.
They See Me, Rolling
City Car Driving has a main single-player mode. Here you will be tasked to drive from place to place. You are always marked on how you are driving, but the game will throw some curveballs your way. For example, the game can have crazy pedestrians just dart out close to you. Cars can behave unpredictably and there are many other things such as damaged traffic lights and weather effects too. The game always requires that you pay attention to the road, just like in real life. I had some real fun with this, but I can see many people finding it more frustrating than fun.
I can 100 percent say that City Car Driving is a game that is not for everyone. I though did have some fun with this. It has a steep learning curve and there is a lot of times when you think that you were unfairly punished. However, I found the game to be very addictive and, in all honesty,, when I would fail it usually was because of my terrible driving! If you want a hardcore driving sim, give this one a try.
- The game has many different cities to drive
- I liked how each city felt different
- Different driving rules depending on the country you are in
- Different cars to drive
- It has a main “career mode” and a free driving mode
- The visuals are quite ugly
- The game may be more frustrating than fun for some people
Download City Car Driving
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP