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  • Summary: In Overpass, the player takes control of powerful buggies and quads, scrabbling across extreme tracks and very hazardous terrain. This simulation, unique in its genre, pits the player against craggy slopes and puts their cool-headedness to the test throughout technical obstacle courses alongIn Overpass, the player takes control of powerful buggies and quads, scrabbling across extreme tracks and very hazardous terrain. This simulation, unique in its genre, pits the player against craggy slopes and puts their cool-headedness to the test throughout technical obstacle courses along wilderness tracks.
    Overpass's realistic physics engine requires you to keep precise and meticulous control of your speed and acceleration or you risk losing your grip and failing your crossing. You'll need to master the technical characteristics of official reproductions of buggies and quads from iconic brands such as Yamaha, Suzuki or Arctic Cat. Differential locking, 2 or 4 drive wheels, transmission type: the player has been given all the tools they need to discover the real vehicle options that will let them adapt their driving to the terrain.
    The Career mode lets you manage your buggies and quads and choose the one best adapted to each track and terrain type in order to win the competition and attract sponsors. In multi-player mode, you'll need to know and master the slightest detail of each track in order to post the best times and show that you are truly the master of off-roading!
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 8
  2. Negative: 1 out of 8
  1. Mar 12, 2020
    76
    I have raced many a game but Overpass brings something new and unique to the racing genre. If you have a FFB wheel give this game a try. If not, only off-road racing fanatics will find something here to keep them coming back.
  2. Feb 27, 2020
    75
    OVERPASS is a technical, adventurous off-road, where the skill lies more in knowing the terrain than in sinking on the accelerator. One of a kind, dirty and fun, albeit with some technical burrs.
  3. Feb 28, 2020
    75
    Quotation forthcoming.
  4. Feb 27, 2020
    60
    When it’s fun it can be really fun, but when it’s bad it can be really frustrating. Luckily all the issues I have with it are easily fixable in later updates, whether they actually do it or not remains to be seen. But for now the overall Overpass experience is generally just okay to me. It’s a great, challenging game that’s bogged down by bugs, a lack of content and questionable game design at times.
  5. Game World Navigator Magazine
    May 21, 2020
    58
    In this extremely niche genre, studio should’ve paid very close attention to physics and car’s inner workings; as it is, Overpass is too difficult for an arcade racing game, but way too shallow for a proper sim. [Issue#245, p.59]
  6. Feb 27, 2020
    50
    Overpass’s unique physics system and emphasis on balance might be enough to win over the most dedicated of off-road racing fans, but its shallow progression systems and monotonous gameplay loop greatly limit its appeal.
  7. Feb 27, 2020
    45
    Overpass is for a certain type of sadist, and it’s been awhile since a game made me want to stop playing it as quickly as possible. It might have its polish and intent, but the mechanics they serve are frustrating. Perhaps everything I mention makes the game all the more interesting, a game that isn’t for noobs like me and something that would sit comfortably between Surgeon Simulator or Getting Over It. But this makes for a niche game that will bug anyone else. I get the appeal, but it’s simply not fun.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 3
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 3
  3. Negative: 1 out of 3
  1. May 21, 2021
    8
    People calling this game frustrating either have no analogue controls or knowledge as to enduro-like sports, especially regarding thePeople calling this game frustrating either have no analogue controls or knowledge as to enduro-like sports, especially regarding the traction. Lads. This game is not an arcade racer. You simply cannot use full throttle there. It's all about finding the good traction. Now, said that, the game is great and addictive, has great physics and nice views (not as bad as described here somewhere). The only thing I dislike is the sound. It is not bad, but it is also not good. The engines are actually a bit too loud and monotonous, the sounds aren't fully accurate or diverse. The music in the menu though is pretty fantastic. And maybe one more thing, I wish I could change my steering sensitivity for the Xbox controller, I tend to personalise it. But other than that, the game is solid, I like it, worth the price. I disagree with the negative reviews. Perhaps they confused this one with Asphalt 9 and are surprised that a buggy or an ATV simply won't go 45 degrees uphill on full-throttle, because physics. Cheers Expand
  2. Mar 1, 2020
    8
    Not that bad. Great might have said how dare you?) But glad i did. Looked a bit meh on youtube gameplays, but like many games plays betterNot that bad. Great might have said how dare you?) But glad i did. Looked a bit meh on youtube gameplays, but like many games plays better than expected from watching.
    As magazines already said might be a little bit frustrating, even as the "tutorial" has some quite ugly zones, but once you get it it gets fun, a challenge to bypass these zones in later stages too.
    Graphics might not be 2020 in fullhd but its ok, gameplay is smooth, challenging, sometimes hard, but not that frustrating that you woulndt go on giving it a try.
    Carreer overview from what i already saw has stages for some hours to play.
    Sadly the music is only in menüs, no radio/soundtrack while driving.
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  3. Apr 8, 2020
    2
    Amazing concept however completely unplayable as you can not use throttle control on a computer. Graphics from the early 2000's, veryAmazing concept however completely unplayable as you can not use throttle control on a computer. Graphics from the early 2000's, very challenging and extremely frustrating when you have several attempts at getting up a basic hill in early game. Physics are at the bad end with the extremely top heavy vehicles constantly toppling over.
    This has massive potential and would love to see this improve and look forward to another installment of this game.

    Im being generous giving it a 2 as i said its basically an unplayable game.
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