BeamNG Drive

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Platform: PC
Editor Rating: 8.5/10, based on 2 reviews, 1 review is shown
User Rating: 7.0/10 - 39 votes
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BeamNG Drive
BeamNG Drive
BeamNG Drive

BeamNG.drive is Garry’s Mod for people who think high speed chases are cooler than low budget YouTube videos about Half-Life. BeamNG.drive boasts an incredibly complex physics system capable of rendering hundreds of different car parts all at once to create amazing, true to life metallic carnage!

A Deadly Need for Speed

This game is incredibly in depth and the list of features its engine is capable of handling is downright awe inspiring. There’s plenty of games that try to replicate realistic handling, turning, car weight and destruction but none that go as far as this one in every respect and so much more. Capable of rendering and tracking 6 different cars using 400 nodes and 4000 beams each, at once, during high speed chases is amazing and every little detail works exactly how you’d expect it to. Cars are accurate to real life, you can use every part of them how you would want and the driving itself is a real treat for simulator enthusiasts.

Gameplay

There’s no hand holding here, if you want to drive one of these incredible vehicles you’re going to have to do it for real. And there are few words that can accurately describe how amazing it feels to pull of complicated maneuvers that would take a master years of experience to do in real life. And to top it all off, the game comes with a built in editor so you can create and customize your own scenes and scenarios. The game has some pre built modules you can play through but making your own or playing high rated community options is a joy to experience. There’s just so much you can set up and plan in your attempts to create chases, races and of course the classic: ramming small cars into big trucks just to see what happens. It’s all a lot of fun to mess around with and it’ll certainly keep you occupied for dozens or even hundreds of hours to come.

Wait, this button does what?

Despite the game’s many high points, it does have some drawbacks to consider. Although incredibly enough they’re nowhere near as bad as what you might be expecting. Simulator games have a reputation of being buggy affairs but this is honestly one of the best polished games in the genre which is a miracle in and of itself. The real main problems revolve around a poor user interface and some strange design decisions, especially with key bindings.

You can’t use your mouse to look around on foot; you have to use your keyboard to turn the camera like some game out of the 80s. Strange indeed.

The Good & Bad Of BeamNG.drive

Pros

  • Incredible real time physics.
  • Massive mod potential through its built in editor.
  • Gorgeous graphics.

Cons

  • Poor UI.
  • Bad controls for mouse & keyboard.
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BeamNG.drive stands as a testament to how good a well-planned and polished simulator game can be. Despite some minor mishaps, this is a highly recommended game for fans of cars and wanton property damage!

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System requirements:

  • PC compatible
  • Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP

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