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Traffic Jams (2021) is a puzzle party game where you direct traffic in VR using just hand gestures. It looks like a Pixar movie when you put the headset on, but the fun here is controlling the chaos (or often not controlling it). Along with the single-player where the game provides the traffic, the multiplayer mode has up to four friends generating the traffic to hit different objectives.

Playing Traffic Jams involves controlling individual pedestrians, cars, mopeds, trains and buses. You do this not by pressing buttons but by pointing with one hand to identify who you are directing and then a hand gesture with the other to specify whether they should stop, start or hurry up.

Things start simply with just a couple of intersecting streets, but as you progress more streets, traffic and hazards are introduced. To do well on any of the levels you must keep the traffic flowing otherwise it will get impatient and lose you points.

One of the best parts of the game, and unusual for VR experiences, is the multiplayer mode where you work together to score points. One person has the VR headset on and the others provide different traffic and hazards by tapping different icons on a smartphone app.

The result is a globe-hopping crazy game of traffic management. It's easy to get started, and there are plenty of reasons to replay each level. Not only the long list of achievements by the 3 varieties of the five maps: Daytime, Rush Hour, Nighttime.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Traffic Jams 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Jo Robertson and updated 2 years ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is an Action and Sequencing game with Physically Active and Puzzle elements. You can play with 1 to 5 players in the same room, but you can’t play it online. Gameplay is asymmetrical with 1 VR player and up to 4 non-VR players using their smartphones to help generate the right traffic using the app.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

Rated for younger players in Australia. Rated General (G) for Very Mild Violence.

CostsCosts

Traffic Jams usually costs £15.99 to £17.99.
 

Traffic Jams

PlayStation Store PS4 £15.99
Steam Store PC £17.99
PlayStation Store PS5 -
There are no additional in-game purchases, loot boxes, adverts or subscription costs.
 
You can purchase the game from  Oculus store, Steam store and PlayStation store. 
 

DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 08/04/2021, updated in 2021

Out Now: Oculus, PC, PS4 and PS5

Content Rating: PEGI 7

Players: 1-5

Genres: Action, Sequencing (Physically Active and Puzzle)

Accessibility: 11 features

Components: 3D Third-Person

Developer: Vertigo Games (@VertigoGames)


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