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Does Not Commute (2015) is a traversal challenge where you drive to work multiple times in a small 1970s town. It starts with empty roads, but each journey you make adds a vehicle on that route for your next trip. It stands out for creating a fascinating challenge where you play against yourself - can you think ahead and manage your early trips to keep the roads passable later on?

The time-looping journeys make Does not Commute a temporal paradox in which you have no one to blame but yourself. What starts out as a relaxing commute in a small town in the 1970s quickly devolves into traffic chaos with hot dog trucks, sports cars, school buses and dozens of other vehicles. You drive them all. Plan ahead. Don't be late.

As you progress you not only battle the traffic but discover characters and their secrets. What world-changing experiment is the dentist hiding? Will Mr Baker quit his job in advertising? What is that strange mask on Mrs Griffin's face? Will Mr Mayfield’s peculiar obsession with Yorkshire Terriers take over his life?

The result is a game that is unique in the challenge it offers. For younger players, the fascination is that they only have themselves to blame for how hard it gets.

Our examiner, Andy Robertson, first checked Does Not Commute 7 months ago. It was re-examined by Ellen Robertson and updated 4 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Race and Traversal game with Sequencing and Simulation elements. This is a single-player game.


Play Time: It takes between 2 minutes and 20 minutes to play a round of this game.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

This game has been rated PEGI 3.

Skill Level

7+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Although younger players can enjoy driving the cars around, understanding how one journey impacts the next is important to appreciate.


Does Not Commute

App Store iOS Free
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
Does Not Commute is playable at no cost and free from ads. An optional premium upgrade is available through a one-time in-app purchase that will enable the ability to continue from checkpoints. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 22/04/2015, updated in 2019

Price: Free

Out Now: Android and iOS

Skill Rating: 7+ year-olds

Players: 1

Genres: Race, Traversal (Sequencing and Simulation)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 2D Overhead and Day and Night

Developer: Mediocre Games (@MediocreGames)

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