2012 The End Escape is a fun distance racer where you're trying to escape an apocalyptic alien invasion in one of several unlockable vehicles. There's a lot to like about this game, but only if you ignore a few glaring problems.
The game's graphics have a cartoon-style quality that make the game seem like you're looking at a live-action comic book. Great looking explosions well-detailed vehicles, and speed blur effects make 2012 The End Escape a great looking game. But the other half of the gaming experience is sorely lacking. Audio for your car's engine, the exploding meteors, and every other sound in the game are simply awful. I started off playing the game with the volume off and was amazed at the visuals, but when I later turned it on, I couldn't believe that a game developer would take so much time to make an apocalyptic racer look so good, but let it sound so bad. While it's still very enjoyable to play the game with the sound off, it's too bad the developers didn't give people a more rounded gaming experience.
Using a tilt-to-steer control scheme, the main objective in the game is to drive as long as possible while avoiding danger. The apocalyptic theme shows in the broken-down highway you're driving on, sizable craters on both sides of the highway, and a somewhat continuous barrage of falling meteors. The falling meteors will damage your car, as will running into larger trucks on the highway, barricades you'll occasionally come across, and rear-ending other vehicles. There is also the occasional UFO that will zap you with a death ray if you don't accelerate out of the way. You get a limited amount of health with each run, but with so many ways to damage your car, you'll quickly realize that in order to last longer, you're going to need some help.