Available On: Android, iOS
Road Trip 2 is arguably one of the weirdest Android games I have ever played. I really enjoy the racing games that are available on the Play Store, so it was a no brainer that I would download Road Trip 2. After playing the game for a few days, I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s actually not that good. I don’t know if that’s because it’s extremely too difficult or if that is due to how similar it is to another game I reviewed a while back called Hill Climb Racing. Either way, the game really isn’t that great, and it’s not just because of similarities or difficulties.
If you’ve ever played Hill Climb Racing before, you should have a good understand as to what Road Trip 2 is all about. The goal is to get as far across the map as possible without your car exploding. There is also fuel you have to collect along the way so you don’t run out of gas to power your car. Along with that, you have to try and gather all of the coins you can while performing stunt tricks to increase your score. Unfortunately, these stunt tricks aren’t that seamless, and if you don’t time it just right you lose the game and have to start over. Those types of games I find fun simply because they are challenging. My beef with Road Trip 2 is that if you don’t execute the stunt move exactly the way it wants you to, you’re car will explode. There is no leeway for lag or hesitation, which is extremely annoying because as you play the game you desperately want to constantly progress. To do this though, you have to perform stunt tricks to increase your score and coin income. It’s definitely not impossible to do, but also way too hard.
Now, there are various cars you can unlock that tend to be better on certain tracks. Unfortunately, these cars cost gobs and gobs of coins to unlock, which are extremely hard to earn due to the issue with the stunt tricks. If you choose to continue to play the game without stunt tricks, you’ll be earning a good 20 coins on average. That said, it’ll take players forever to build up enough coins to actually get anywhere in the game. Road Trip 2 is a good idea, it has good music, it has great graphics, but the way certain things were handled really ruins it.
Road Trip 2 has a lot of potential, but unfortunately, it’s lacking in some of the most major parts of the game. I like difficult games a lot, but when they’re almost impossible to progress, that’s when things get a tad annoying for both me and a lot of players. Hopefully the devs will come up with a better rendition in Road Trip 3 (if there is one in the making) or in a future update. Until that point, I wouldn’t suggest grabbing the game, regardless of it being free.