Ice Road Truckers
by Paul Devlin 26/2/2013
Product: Ice Road Truckers
Developer: Kuma Games
Publisher: A&E Television Games
Genre: Casual, Endless running, Film/ TV tie- in, Racing
A massive lorry carrying a precious cargo of metal pipes hurtling at full speed down a road of sheet ice punctuated only by snow drift ramps that you have to jump over. You might think that it would be impossible for this game concept to be dull.
Yet, somehow, Ice Road Truckers succeeds in being as yawnsome as a four-hour game of I-spy while sat in an M25 gridlock.
The game, which is an endless-runner offshoot of the History Channel TV show of the same name, asks whether you "… have what it takes to conquer the world's deadliest roads".
What it really means is this: "Will you buy enough IAPs to be able to see enough of the road to avoid driving headlong into an icy lake?"
An exciting, daredevil endless-driver concept is squandered through one-note gameplay and heavy-handed IAPs that will quickly force players off the road
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