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4 Unique Driving Games on Mobile

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Mobile gaming is massively popular, and racing games routinely rank among the most popular titles on both the iPhone’s App Store and Google Play. You can find titles from well-known series like Need for Speed, but some of the most interesting driving-based games are smaller, independent titles. Here are four unique driving games you should check out on mobile.

Drive and Park

The title tells you pretty much everything you need to know about the game. Drive and Park is a simple arcade game that tasks you with… driving and parking. You’ll pilot your car down a bust city street, then try to drift into open parking spaces. It starts out relatively easy, but as you progress through unlockable cities like New York, Tokyo, and London, the challenges become increasingly difficult. Drive and Park is perfect if you like your mobile games easy to pick up and put down at a moment’s notice.

PAKO 2 

In PAKO 2, you play as a getaway driver on the run from the police. You’ll pick up your crew, then the chase is on. The catch is you’ll have to deliver your passengers to specific locations, and the longer you stay alive, the more difficult the cops will be to outrun. But be careful, your car can only take four hits before it explodes.

Does Not Commute

Does Not Commute is undoubtedly the most unique game on this list. The whole thing is built around a time loop where you control the citizens of a town as they drive to their destinations one by one. Where it gets interesting is that even though you control them one at a time, every driver’s commute takes place at the same time. The path you take to your destination with one character will replay when you control the next. The result is a game that gets more and more difficult with each progressive character because there are more vehicles to dodge. On top of that, Does Not Commute tells a bizarre and engrossing story that unfolds across eight chapters.

Super Arcade Racing

Super Arcade Racing is true to its name; it’s super fun, reminds me of arcade classics like Excitebike, and features 80 single-player courses and an infinitely playable multiplayer racing mode. The first thing you’ll notice when you boot up the game is its gorgeous, retro-inspired pixel art, which perfectly supports Super Arcade Racing’s intriguing story. Between the sheer number of levels to play and the long list of vehicle customization options, this is a game you can sink some serious time into.