Subway Surfers is a single game, which is part of a style on mobile platforms known as an "endless runner". Players will run "endlessly", collecting coins and other items, and the game will continue as long as the player avoids obstacles. The goal is to achieve the highest score.
In Subway Surfers, the default character is named "Jake". To begin the game, Jake is caught in the act of spray-painting graffiti in the subway and must escape down the tracks from the inspector and his dog. Other characters can be unlocked through playing the game, or by purchase through the in-app store.