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  • Summary: SnowRunner puts you in the driver's seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.
    Overcome mud,
    SnowRunner puts you in the driver's seat of powerful vehicles as you conquer extreme open environments with the most advanced terrain simulation ever. Drive 40 vehicles from brands such as Ford, Chevrolet, and Freightliner as you leave your mark on an untamed open world.
    Overcome mud, torrential waters, snow, and frozen lakes while taking on perilous contracts and missions. Expand and customize your fleet with many upgrades and accessories including an exhaust snorkel for heavy waters or chain tires to battle the snow.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 23
  2. Negative: 0 out of 23
  1. Aug 10, 2020
    90
    It’s not an easy game, per se, but then it never claimed to be. Once you get your head around the time and patience aspect, SnowRunner is going to engross you. It won’t win any Game of the Year awards for being niche, but then neither does Train Simulator. If you can convince some friends to join you, then even better. But even as a solo experience, there’s some absolute joy to be had when you get stuck into it.
  2. May 20, 2020
    90
    SnowRunner sets the bar for other similar simulators. It’s much better than its predecessors, there are hundreds of hours of content, the game looks great and it boasts the most satisfying vehicle physics of all time.
  3. 85
    Simultaneously a big leap over the MudRunner titles and a compelling effort in its own right, SnowRunner's improved focus on the hard fought conflict between man, machine and nature results in a highly rewarding and satisfying driving simulator that is quite unlike anything else.
  4. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner has its issues, but its unique brand of truck simulation and off-road adventuring is enough to keep you entertained for hours on end.
  5. May 11, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner improves upon its predecessor in every way. The game offers beautiful maps filled to the brim with content, as well as deep, engaging gameplay that will keep you playing for a long time to come. The multiplayer options form the cherry on top of this already delicious cake.
  6. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    An earnest, unapologetically tricky, and time-consuming trucking experience, SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is oddly addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit. It’s not often we see an authentic, slow-paced delivery sim that doesn’t baffle you with nonsense or try to upsell you a $2,000 jacket, but SnowRunner’s no slouch.
  7. Apr 27, 2020
    70
    SnowRunner’s glacial pace won’t appeal to everyone, but this unique haulage simulation manages to transform everyday terrain into an enemy you need to tame. This is a game that’s less about the destination and all about the journey you take; in that sense it’s unmatched, and wildly rewarding in a way that few other open worlders are.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 26 out of 64
  2. Negative: 32 out of 64
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    A masterpiece. This game is created with love and soul. Enigmatic, relaxing and yet very complex, Snowrunner is a perfect example of a greatA masterpiece. This game is created with love and soul. Enigmatic, relaxing and yet very complex, Snowrunner is a perfect example of a great sequel. Exceeding in every aspect, Snowrunner is not a tech demo anymore (like Mudrunner was), it's a full experience. A few bugs here and there, but they will be ironed out with the great post-launch support. Season Pass is a must buy, great value for it's money. Expand
  2. May 17, 2021
    10
    Definitely one of the best game I ever played 11/10. Developers fulfill all the promises and beyond my expectations. They do a lot of talkingDefinitely one of the best game I ever played 11/10. Developers fulfill all the promises and beyond my expectations. They do a lot of talking with community and game itselve is just amazing. Thats how good product supposed to look like. Looking forward for seasson 2 Expand
  3. May 9, 2020
    9
    Отличная игра! Графика на современном уровне, красивые природные пейзажи, прекрасно проработанные текстуры- 9/10. Физика и механикаОтличная игра! Графика на современном уровне, красивые природные пейзажи, прекрасно проработанные текстуры- 9/10. Физика и механика автомобилей на 10/10.
    Крутая кастомизация транспорта, прям не хватало этого мне в симуляторах подобных игр-10/10.
    Очень большая компания может растянутся на 100 часов.
    Из минусов: -только отсутствие в игре животных, людей и обычных автомобилей. -наличие ошибок из за которых игра иногда вылетает.
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  4. May 16, 2021
    4
    Snowrunner seems to be a Marmite of a game - people seem to love it or hate it. Unfortunately I fall into the latter category. I'm giving it aSnowrunner seems to be a Marmite of a game - people seem to love it or hate it. Unfortunately I fall into the latter category. I'm giving it a score to try and be more balanced but it really rubbed me the wrong way.

    The graphics are top-notch and very easy on the eyes. Night time seemed to be a nightmare to drive in, but fortunately you can skip time easily to counteract this. Despite being very appealing, it's also very hard to tell which mud is safe to drive on and which will see you sink, which I suppose is realistic but not enjoyable for a game.

    The gameplay of Snowrunner is an incredibly mixed bag. For me the steering is an absolute mess, being very slow and unresponsive. A simple act of driving down a road is a challenge. The game boasts of detail and preciseness, but in my experience it was just fiddly and monotonous. The game begins by placing you at a massive disadvantage with only a couple of underwhelming trucks. Whilst normal for most games, this turns a game like Snowrunner which is designed to be a bit of a slog into an unenjoyable slog. Progress is too slow for me to enjoy it and the missions are very banal.

    Snowrunner prides itself on encouraging you to chart a path to your destination, but with the limitations of the game I didn't have many options. It should be said that I didn't make it past the first 'level' but I see it as a failure of the game to engage me as I had already invested a few hours by this point.

    It could be that Snowrunner just isn't for me, and that's why I haven't lowered my score further than I have. It just seems like a missed opportunity of a game to me and I won't be seeking out any other titles in the series.
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  5. Jun 18, 2020
    2
    the game itself is fun, if you are up for this kinda game. basically you drive heavy truck through ruff terrain and deliver goods. kinda work,the game itself is fun, if you are up for this kinda game. basically you drive heavy truck through ruff terrain and deliver goods. kinda work, but makes fun and is enjoyable. but the bugs. this game has never ever been tested nor is the developer in close contact with the community. lets start with the headlights. they do work, they make light, but they look like they are switched off all the time. now this is not a game changer, but after they claimed to have fixed this TWICE now, but actually haven’t, speaks volumes. and after their biggest update yet, the managed to make the mirrors work, but heavily reduced grafic quality. look the net for comparison, the difference is huge. no option here, they just made it happen and everybody is pissed. then they changed the streering. when you turn the wheels and then release the controls, the wheels automatically steer straight again. in former times, that was more realistic, like in a real car, only slowly going back to straight, while driving. sounds realistic right? in a simulation, that claims to be realistic right? well they removed that, again with no option to choose from. then there is collusion issues with multiple trucks/trailers on the map. in former times you couldn’t load a truck on a trailer and pull it with another truck, it would fall through. they claim, that it is fixed, but you can go to youtube and see for yourself, that it’s not more than a claim. and one funny bug, nobody mentioned earlier: when you go to a gas station and fill up your tank, it shows you the difference of fuel, that needs to be filled up. that number is always wrong. in a game. made by coders, that should now at least a little bit of math Expand
  6. May 5, 2020
    0
    This Game absolutely sucks!!! All you do is drive around getting stuck ever other min!
  7. Jun 10, 2020
    0
    Being an off-road fan in real life, this game ticked so many boxes for me. I bought it and loved it. This was my favourite game on PS4. Yes itBeing an off-road fan in real life, this game ticked so many boxes for me. I bought it and loved it. This was my favourite game on PS4. Yes it had some glitches and imperfections but these were easily over looked. I Spent 100+ hrs on SnowRunner over the course of a month and loved every minute of it. Then the 9th June update came.....

    The 9th June update changed 2 core components so drastically, i just can't play this game anymore. The first change was to the steering. The steering is now overly sensitive and super twitchy. The worst part though, is that it auto self-centres, After 100+ hrs of playtime i'm of course going to have trouble adjusting to a new steering mechanic. But it's not just that aspect alone, This new mechanic just doesn't coincide with the physics of the rest of the game. So not only do i personally feel this was a very bad choice for the developers to make, i also feel it was a bit of an unfair move on the developers part, to change a core function of the game so drastically. An option to choose between the old and new controls would have been a much better move (Arcade/SIM).

    The second major issue is the graphics. Since the 9th June update, it's like a soft filter has been added. The graphics are noticeably less sharp and have a blur to them.

    As i have the game physically. I decided to uninstall it from my PS4 and re-install from disc. Only this time NOT accept any updates/patches. This caused my save file to corrupt. I have lost all vehicles that weren't stored in garages and mission and game stat progress is completely messed up. The game runs for 5 minutes before a game breaking glitch occurs..

    Really annoyed at Saber Interactive and Focus Home Interactive for this botched update. They have ruined this game by drastically changing core game mechanic components that needed to be "tweaked" at most. Very disappointed for the money i've spent and the time lost with this game based on a bad decision. Will be steering (pun intended) well clear of any of their products in the future. Fingers crossed they fix these 2 flaws but i won't be holding my breath.
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