Review: Audi A4 Driving Challenge by Factory Design Lab


This review originally appeared within iLounge’s iOS Gems series within the compilation article, iPhone Gems: Twitch Action Games, Crazy, Cool, or Kusoge. Additional details may be found in the original article.

Review: Audi A4 Driving Challenge by Factory Design Lab

“Located in Denver, Factory Design Labs, Audi’s interactive agency of record, designed the game in just two weeks,” bragged Audi’s press release for the Audi A4 Driving Challenge (Free, aka Audi A4 Challenge). No doubt. This free simulator shouldn’t be confused with Sony’s 10-year-old Porsche Challenge, or really any other cool driving game released in the past two decades. Instead, it’s an overhead-view game where you’re doing nothing but maneuvering around test tracks filled with orange cones.

Review: Audi A4 Driving Challenge by Factory Design Lab

Review: Audi A4 Driving Challenge by Factory Design Lab

Drive poorly, as you probably will, and you’ll either hit a bunch of cones or steer so far outside of them that you won’t really be racing the course. In order to keep you from driving off the edges of the screen, the game basically pilots you around all of the curves of the track automatically anyway, so that you’re basically just trying to keep the iPhone or iPod touch turning gently enough—like a steering wheel—to stay on the road. Fun? Interesting? Informative about the Audi A4? Absolutely not. In fact, playing this is discouraging us from wanting to take a test drive; if driving the real car is anything like this, we’ll stick to what we’ve got. iLounge Rating: D.

Our Rating


Company and Price

Company: Factory Design Lab


Title: Audi A4 Driving Challenge

Price: Free

Compatible: iPhones, iPod touches


Jeremy Horwitz

Jeremy Horwitz was the Editor-in-Chief at iLounge. He has written over 5,000 articles and reviews for the website and is one of the most respected members of the Apple media. Horwitz has been following Apple since the release of the original iPod in 2001. He was one of the first reviewers to receive a pre-release unit of the device, and his review helped put iLounge on the map as a go-to source for Apple news.