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Review: As a smooth, stylish free runner Subway Surfers outperforms the rest

Outsmart the cops in this free runner game for Android devices.

Subway Surfers is full of colorful landscapes, smooth controls, and plenty of free-running fun. Its social-savvy gaming makes it all the more enjoyable. There's definitely a reason it sits near the top of everyone's list of favorite Android games.

This game will draw many comparisons to running favorite Temple Run. It compares quite favorably, with more lighthearted gameplay, better animation, and smoother controls. The game responds instantly to your swipes and taps. The difficulty level is a little lower than its competition, though. Once you've racked up plenty of points, you can share your top score on Facebook simply by logging in. The game's graphics are a real treat for the eyes. They're fun to look at, but they don't try to rip-off console quality. Instead, there's something uniquely mobile about Subway Surfers. The game offers all sorts of unlockable goodies, but they're not too difficult to achieve. You can unlock more of them through exclusive deals, but the game's in-game currency is usually more than enough. New characters and boards cost a pretty penny, though. That's really the only annoying part of this game. The rest is basic, addictive fun.

Though running games are a dime a dozen on Android, this one truly is one of the best. If you've had enough of dramatic runners like Temple Run, download Subway Surfers for some lighthearted good times.

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