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Traffic Jams Review
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Posted: 5 months ago, last updated 6 weeks ago.

Author: @GeekDadGamer and Jo Robertson.

OverviewOverview

Traffic Jams 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.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 7

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

Platforms: Oculus, PC, PS4 and PS5

Genres: Action, Physically Active and Puzzle

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Vertigo Games (@VertigoGames)

CommitmentCommitment

Duration: It takes between 3 minutes and 5 minutes to play a round of this game.
 
Players: You can play with 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.

CostsCosts

Does not offer in-game purchases, 'loot boxes' or 'battle/season passes'. You can purchase the game from  Oculus store, Steam store and PlayStation store.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 7 for Mild Violence.

AccessibilityAccessibility

Difficulty options: There isn't a difficulty level that you need to set beforehand, you can however do the challenges that cater to your level of expertise.
 
Our Traffic Jams Accessibility Report documents 11 accessibility features:

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