When you think of a Top Gear game, you probably think of something along the lines of Real Racing 3: a racer in pole position when it comes to pixel-perfect vehicles and precision physics. This just announced and simultaneously released Top Gear game will not be mistaken for Real Racing 3… or even a kart racer like the excellent Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed.
Developed by BBC itself, Top Gear: Race the Stig is a cartoonish endless runner where you swipe left, right, up and down to avoid obstacles and pick up collectibles. Despite the aesthetic and genre, the studio does claim to have “the most iconic Top Gear locations,” and “some of the series’ most recognisable challenge vehicles including Richard Hammond’s beloved Oliver, Jeremy’s Italian police car, complete with Ben Hur wheels and James’ Amphibious Triumph Herald. And the infamous Indestructible Pickup-truck features as the ultimate shield against destruction.”
The Stig will be chasing and blocking you as you go, and unless you want to get deep into the IAPs of this free-to-play game, we expect you’ll have to get pretty good at picking up the goodies that litter the track.
This is not a review by any stretch, but I did check the game out briefly and it’s totally functional, behaving as it should. But it’s just such a limited vision for what I expect most Top Gear fans would expect from a game associated with the brand. Your kid might love it.
Check out some gameplay below, or you can grab the game here and check it out for yourself.
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- Top Gear: Race The Stig
- Real Racing 3
- Sonic & All-Stars Racing Transformed