Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is one of the most infamous games that I have ever had the pleasure to play. This is a game that rose to superstardom thanks to the Angry Video Game Nerd and it has long been a game that I have wanted to check out and see if it is really worthy of the title of one of the worst games ever made.
Exciting Racing Action!
The premise of Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is pretty cool. You are hauling some illegal cargo and you need to watch out for the cops and beat the other truckers that are out there. The idea and the box art are awesome…. however, none of that is actually true and the premise of the game basically does not even exist.
You Can Never Lose
Despite the box art making it sound like the cops are on your tail, there are no cops in the game at all. Instead, it is just a straight race between you and another truck…. sorry that is what the nerds say, I meant to say Big Rig! Anyway, in the first version of the game, the AI truck would not move at all. I do not mean move out of the way I mean move off the starting line! This was eventually addressed, but it certainly as not fixed. The truck does actually “race” you, but the truck will never cross the finishing line. It will just sit there and wait for you to come and drive past it. There is absolutely zero challenge here, but it is funny, especially if you are playing with a friend watching.
Roads? Where We’re Going We Don’t Need Any Roads
If you think the fact that the AI truck does not actually try and win is the strangest thing about Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing… you are not even close. This game has no physics. By that I mean there is buildings, trees, and stuff on the tracks, you can just drive through them like you are some kind of ghost truck or like you are Kitty Pryde from the X-Men! You can even leave the confines of the gaming world and just drive off into oblivion, all the while the speedometer is just going round and round. You can actually go faster when driving in reverse which is funny.
Is It Really That Bad?
Well yes, it is. It is so bad though that you find yourself playing it just to see what the heck is going to happen next. The whole game is an absolute mess from the lack of physics, no real AI and the graphical glitches! Oh my goodness, how did I forget to talk about the graphical glitches? These are very strange your truck will have parts of it move for like a split second and so will the whole world. It is actually very amusing when it happens and again if playing with a buddy, the game becomes even funnier.
I really do think that Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing has to go down in history as one of the worst made video games of all time. It is like some kind of project that someone was messing around with and then by some strange act of fate, it ended up on store shelves. Imaging the poor folks who picked this up blind thinking it would be a fun racing game! In all honesty, playing this with a few friends around and a few drinks can be a hilarious time.
- It is funny
- It is unintentionally funny
- The lack of AI is funny
- You can drive off the world which is funny
- Did I mention the game is funny?
- There is no actual game here at all
- Some poor folks actually spent money on this back in the day
Download Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP