With the likes of Need for Speed vying for gamers’ attention, driving games on the iPhone have to be something special to be noticed. One way to stand out from the crowd is to have a big name association, and this is exactly what has happened with Volkswagen Touareg Challenge, a promotion game to advertise the latest Volkswagen.
Taking place on six different courses, each boasting its own terrain and environment, Volkswagen Touareg Challenge invites you to take part in a series of on and off road races. Unlike other driving games, this one is not all about speed – if you opt to race in the Touareg Hybrid, extra points can be earned for driving efficiently.
While the app looks great, it is let down somewhat by controls. The default setting means that you have to place two or more fingers on the screen which causes problems as the game itself is obscured. The sound track is also impressive, but controls can be a real problem.
Volkswagen Touareg Challenge is an undeniably fun game, but it is an advertisement – something highlighted by the fact that it is possible to search for your nearest VW dealer from within the app. As the game is free, there’s no reason not to take it for a test drive, but there are better racers out there.
Volkswagen Touareg Challenge is fun while it lasts, but the in game promotions and poor controls start to take their toll.