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  • Summary: Assume control of large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with just a map and compass to direct you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fueling stations, garages and lumber mills.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 13
  2. Negative: 1 out of 13
  1. Jul 25, 2014
    100
    It’s not survival horror with trucks. It’s survival horror for trucks. You as a driver, as a person, as a foot on a gas pedal and a pair of hands, don’t exist. Whether it’s because Oovee didn’t want to fuss with character models or because it’s an intentional effort to focus on the element of machines vs nature without mere humanity in the middle to muck it all up, the world of Spintires is like Maximum Overdrive, that dopey horror movie where trucks come alive and drive themselves around. Not for the cheese factor, of course.
  2. Jun 24, 2014
    85
    Spintires is a very good game. It's hard to imagine a better truck driving model - game engine paired with Havok covers up any issues the game might have (and it has some minor ones). Spintires is a game with an original theme and a great example of a simple, but extremely playable product. Great job.
  3. Jun 25, 2014
    80
    Spintires is extreme in every sense. If you love the idea of driving off-road on mud and rocky tracks, it’s your next big-deal.
  4. Jun 18, 2014
    70
    Quotation forthcoming.
  5. Jul 6, 2014
    60
    Spintires is a simulation game in which you drive through Russia with different off-road vehicles. The in-game physics are a blast and are very realistic, but overall Spintires can be kind of boring to some players. You only have one objective to complete, and all the maps look alike. Still, if you just enjoy riding through dirt, this is the game for you.
  6. Jun 20, 2014
    60
    Seriously impressive physics, but not much of a game.
  7. Jul 18, 2014
    42
    There are quite a few positive aspects: the driving physics feel authentic, the real-time deformation of the surroundings is impressive too. But Spintires lacks depth, be it more varied missions or even the smallest economy system. This is more a tech demo than a game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 15
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 15
  3. Negative: 2 out of 15
  1. Jun 17, 2014
    10
    Honestly, I was looking at the graphics of the soft bodies of the tires with the deformation of the terrain while going through water. Wow this game is AMAZING. It is so incredibly frustrating but it is because of my patience. I see a hard muddy hill, and I think ill skip through the trees.... and it takes 3 times longer. The game is amazing!! Highly recommended to chill out and think with. Expand
  2. Jun 13, 2014
    10
    Really wonderful game for my Russian dirty soul =) It has everything: Russian trucks, woods, tons of dirt and wonderful birds singing... I would have more enjoyment if there were bears, but unfortunately I have to drive alone =( Expand
  3. Jun 21, 2014
    10
    I have been following Spin Tires development since 2011. I supported the game on kick starter for $150, got access to the early private beta and I have been playing this a ton! I have 44 hours logged upon writing this review and I highly recommend this game to honestly just about anyone who owns a PC...

    No reviews really show off just how good this games actually is. One of the best features of the game is soft body physics something I have not seen in any other game. Tree branches flex and bend around your truck as you drive through the woods, the truck chassis cab and all its pieces bend and flex as you drive over uneven terrain, the rubber tires actually deform over the ground, mud tracks are physically made into the terrain in real time meaning if you circle around and drive over them your tires will bounce over the track you just made! All mud tracks are saved so if you drive over a road continuously it will get harder and harder to get through. If you crash your truck into the mud, the mud will stay on your truck exactly where it hit into the ground, drive a clean wheel over a small patch of mud and only that area will get covered in mud, chunks of mud will cling to your wheels and vehicle and slowly fall off... seriously the amount of detail the developers have achieved in this game has set a new standard in the PC gaming industry.

    The water in this game will blow your mind. Rivers, swamps, flooded roads, ponds, all look completely different some are muddy murky water others are clear and blue, the wide range of water is like no other game out there, its not just a water "plane" pasted across the entire map. The physics of the water actually deform flow and move around objects including your truck. Drive through a shallow pond and your wheels actually push the water around, drive through deep water and the textures on your truck turn wet only in the area the water hits. Dare to take a small jeep into a river and you will get carried down stream as your engine gets damaged and stalls!

    Some of the other features of this game is the ability to use a winch. You can winch onto a nearby tree and pull yourself out of the mud, use your winch to tow a vehicle back to your garage for repairs, or use your winch to help a friend pull themselves out of the mud while in 4 player online multi-player! A fully functional hydraulic crane can be installed on trucks to pick up logs, rocks, help roll over vehicles etc. The hydraulics actually have physics, a fully extended crane is much weaker at picking items up then if it were by the trucks side. All of the vehicles have an attachment system so you can mix and match the trucks abilities to your liking, such as a trailer hitch to pull large trailers, utility to repair damaged vehicles, cistern to refuel vehicles, garage points used to unlock new garages on the map, several different log carrying attachments and trailers and more!

    Many people say this Is not really a "game" but they are just wrong. Spin Tires has plenty of objectives that can be accomplished in various ways. The main goal of the game is to delivery logs from a lumber yard to each of the objectives on each of the 5 maps. Secondary goals are to unlock new garages which you can use to refuel and repair, find unlock and rescue abandoned vehicles scattered across the maps, unlock cloaking points that hide the map. You can do all of this single player or in small 4 player online matches. There are even over 40 steam achievements to unlock!

    Mods will make this game absolutely insane. The demo from last year has over 700 mods you could use, maps and trucks. Once they add mod support in this in a future update this game will go through the roof.

    This game has a big learning curve but once you learn how to play it can be a lot of fun. If this review sounds interesting at all please buy this game it is very much so worth $30! Make sure to check out the main Oovee forums the developers have been very active and personally answer your posts and threads!
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  4. Jun 12, 2014
    10
    I f*cking love this game. You tool around in the mud and explore. The game is best played with at least 1 friend--it's such an enjoyable and hilarious experience. It's also interesting due to the different customizations for each truck. Expand
  5. Jun 14, 2014
    10
    I heard this game was made by a very small team (like 3 people) out of money gathered via crowdfunding - if that is the case, then chapeau bas and kudos for the developer. It is an amazingly well optimized piece of code, that makes this game unique in it's clash with environment. I cannot judge now how big the game is (5 maps, already played 2 and 3rd in multiplayer with a friend). It definitely is a game worth trying, it's got this vibe of a perfect game for whole summer season. Beat the mud or die in it. Expand
  6. Jun 18, 2014
    8
    I didn't know anything about the game, but since I like driving and the physics looked nice, I bought it.

    It's awesome. It's like Dark
    Souls for driving fans. You have to be carefull, think about your steps and be carefull.

    Pro:
    Physics, Graphics, Immersion. It feels really great. The maps are nicely made too and offer huge challenges, especially in hardcore mode.

    Con:
    Camera sucks, but you can get it work well with the d-pad of the 360 gamepad.
    Just woods. A sand-map would have been great.
    A map editor or random generated maps would be nice too.
    Saving several maps would be nice.

    But it's so fun to play!
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  7. Jun 13, 2014
    0
    +++ Pros +++ 1. Interesting Idea 2. Quick loading times 3. Various trucks to drive 4. Co-op and multiplayer - - - Cons - - - 1. Horrible Camera
    2. Only 6 same looking maps
    3. Deliver lumber,thats it.
    4. Controls and Interface are mess.
    5. Graphics and view distance are poor even on max settings.

    Do you love to get stuck in mud? Then this hardcore simulator is for you.
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