|a game by||Saber Interactive|
|Editor Rating:||8.5/10, based on 2 reviews|
|User Rating:||5.3/10 - 6 votes|
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|See also:||Simulator Games, Download Racing Games, Action Games, Action Adventure Games, Sandbox Games, Nature Games, Environmental Games, SnowRunner Series|
If you love challenging driving games then SnowRunner is the game for you. This has been very popular on other platforms and the game is finally taking its mud-covered wheels to PC. While on the surface it may look like this is a game where you just need to transport a bunch of stuff from point a to point b. This is far deeper than that and it is the kind of driving game that requires some serious skill behind the wheel in order to succeed.
Hauling All Over The Country
One of the most interesting things about SnowRunner is that there is a story in this game! Actually, it is a bunch of smaller stories. In the main game mode, you will have to fix damage or help with transporting stuff to fix it. Each area has its own thing like a flood or a burst pipe or something like that and the little bit of story is pretty neat in that it gives you a reason to be doing what you are doing.
Driving Over The Rough
This game is 100 percent a hardcore driving sim! This is not the kind of game you can just pick up and play. Each mission has you getting to drive a badass off-road vehicle of some kind. They actually managed to secure some pretty major licenses such as Ford. You need to transport very important cargo over some of the roughest terrain around. Mud, slopes, ice, snow, water, and more are all trying to ruin your day. Each vehicle has a damage system that you have to keep an eye on. You need to really think before you drive in this game. At the same time, you can think that you have it all figured out, slide and then have to use your driving skills to get you out of that mess.
Customizing Is The Way Of The Future
I was surprised at just how stacked SnowRunner was with vehicles. They give you a lot of bang for your buck with the vehicles in this game. While the selection is great, you can make money by doing missions and also taking on these timed side missions. With this money, you can buy better vehicles, but you can also upgrade the vehicles you have. You can change the color which is cool, but getting better tires and other upgrades that make driving on this rough terrain is what you need to be focusing on.
Getting Mucky Never Looked So Good
SnowRunner is an amazing-looking game. I love how there are so many different locations. One mission may have you needing to haul pipes through snow, the next has you driving over this muddy, rocky terrain that causes you to slip. Each level has a lot of style to it and I think they did a wonderful job with the various environments in this game. Also, as they were able to secure the licenses for many different vehicles, there is a real level of authenticity to the things you will be driving in this game.
I have to say that if you are more into arcade-style racing games that SnowRunner is probably not going to be the game for you. For those of you that love driving sims and think that you are very skilled drivers, this is a game that you will get a great deal out of. Yes, this game is challenging, but it is also one of the most rewarding driving games around.
- Plenty of variety to the vehicles you can drive
- I liked how you could upgrade your vehicles
- The game is stunning to look at
- While it is very, very challenging, you feel great after completing a tough mission
- This game may be too challenging for some people
- I did not manage to check out the multiplayer aspect of the game yet
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP
If you enjoy a bit of off-road driving, then you might want to give 2021 release SnowRunner a shot. Developed by Saber Interactive, this game has quickly gained a reputation as being among the most popular of its kind. Games like this can be ideal fun when you want to enjoy exploring large, open areas and environments that feel genuine and authentic. Add in some truly excellent driving mechanics, too, and this game can be perfect for anyone looking to enjoy some solo or co-op off-road fun. Given its excellent reception since release in 2021, is SnowRunner a game you should try out?
Off-Road chaos matched with plenty of fun
One thing to note about this game is that it provides you with an exceptional quantity of options. SnowRunner gives you the chance to brave environments that feel realistic, authentic, and genuinely difficult. Unlike other off-road racers you need to keep your eye on the trip and make sure you do not simply drift off into autopilot mode.
While other off-road games like DIRT tend to be built more about racing than this, you will find that SnowRunner does a good job of giving you a genuine off-road experience. The vehicles are challenging to master, but are very rewarding to learn about. With over 40 unique vehicles to choose from, you can enjoy a huge amount of content as well as a fantastic customisation option. This allows you to really tailor and build every trip to match your own personal needs, which can be highly enjoyable.
With the chance to drive solo or play with up to three other people, you can enjoy some great evenings trying to handle driving across torrential waters, thick mud, dangerous snow, and even frozen lakes. You take on numerous contracts and missions as you go, upgrading your vehicles with increasingly useful accessories to ensure you are always capable of handling the challenges ahead.
Authentic fun that offers something totally new (9/10)
The one thing to note about SnowRunner that we genuinely love is the challenge level. The advanced physics ensures that each journey feels genuinely tough to come through. You need to have your wits about you and the ability to stay on course at all times. This requires patience, and it means that you need to be willing to put in the time to get things right. You have to get used to the journey, and you need to plan accordingly.
Most driving games can feel a touch brainless, but with SnowRunner you get nothing of that challenge. Here, you can just enjoy a simple, stress-free driving experience that feels immensely rewarding every time you take off. The only real ‘negative’ would be the challenge that comes from getting to grips with the game. If you can get over those initial hurdles, though, SnowRunner is a truly exceptional experience.
- Exceptional level of detail in each of the 40+ vehicles that you can ride
- High quality physics engine ensures that each and every journey feels tough
- Ideal for both solo play and for joining up with others who want to overcome challenges
- Take on challenges in a world that is connected and feels like a real place to drive
- Difficulty can be offputting to those who are used to a more automated driving experience