Subway Surfer: Reception
Subway Surfers received mixed reviews. Critics praised the game’s visual style, intuitive controls, and entertaining gameplay, but criticized it for its monotonous world and unresponsive controls. Aggregating review websites GameRankings and Metacritic respectively gave the game 71% based on 8 reviews and 72/100 based on 6 reviews.
Dan Griliopoulos of Pocket Gamer gave the game a score of 5 out of 10, praising the game’s fun gameplay and free access, but criticizing the game’s controls and parsimonious game design.
Gamezebo’s Dant Rambo scored the game 3.5 out of 5, writing “It makes little attempt to stand out from other endless runners, but it’s hard not to appreciate the polish of Subway Surfers. The controls are responsive, the gameplay is addictive, and it doesn’t try and force you into spending cash on in-game items.”
Other reviewers were not as critical. 148Apps and TouchArcade gave the game 4/5. Reviewers from The Apps Depot and Apple’n’Apps were impressed, scoring the game 4.5 out of 5.
Casual players reviewed the game more favorably. Users of Google Play and iTunes gave the game 4.5 out of 5