Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 22 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
Buy On
  1. CD-Action
    Jun 25, 2020
    90
    A true Assassin’s Creed Odyssey of driving games. There’s always something to do, something to discover. A huge game and loads of fun for everyone (that enjoys driving very, very slowly, that is). [07/2020, p.52]
  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. Apr 27, 2020
    90
    SnowRunner is a game thoroughly, single-mindedly, in love with the open road. It just happens that it’s the kind of love that’s bred by getting that road so thoroughly under your nails, you occasionally have to wonder whether it’s actually hate. Care, attention and time will show that SnowRunner is a passion project worth putting the extra mile in for.
  4. 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.
  5. May 4, 2020
    84
    We were literally ecstatic with the way the wheels deform the muddy ground, or the resistance of the water when trying to wade deep puddles or streams with a medium unsuitable for this task.
  6. Apr 28, 2020
    83
    A chapter that improves the formula and opens the series to more users.
  7. Apr 28, 2020
    83
    SnowRunner is a dirty game with spotless physics. A truck-sized open world, tiring, slow yet extremely adrenaline-fueled work simulation. Maybe sometimes too tiring, but capable of giving enormous satisfaction.
  8. Apr 29, 2020
    82
    SnowRunner is a brilliant off-road truck simulator with a keen eye to entertainment and fun. Deep but accessible, frustrating but rewarding, it's a compelling experience where impossible adventures become possible.
  9. May 22, 2020
    80
    By continuing the legacy of MudRunner, this new off-road "racing" game offers some intense missions, great heavy vehicle physics and lots of environments to try your skills on.
  10. May 18, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner is both relaxing and laborious, although there is gracious video gameness to it, like the fast travel between garages. Elsewhere, if you make a mistake and tip your vehicle over, you won’t be paralyzed or have to pay millions in compensation for the cargo that was left loose and swept territory under it. To sum it best up, Snowrunner is a lifestyle game. There is no grand call to answer as you drive at your own pace and do what you want. The game is all about small triumphs. When you get out of some tricky pothole after an hour of trying, you feel like a winner!
  11. 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.
  12. Apr 30, 2020
    80
    The start of Snowrunner is demanding, and can put off the mere curious. However, for the more adventurous and regulars, this new installment of the Spintires series is a success.
  13. 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.
  14. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    While SnowRunner has a few quirks here and there, overall it’s a fantastic game of exploration and brute-force driving. The maps are beautifully designed, seeming much bigger than they actually are and filled with gorgeous scenery and plenty of goals to track down. The slow pace of the driving takes a bit of getting used to, but fans of the series have already made that leap and those who haven’t yet will find that struggling out of the mire or navigating the ice floes in a river gives its own sense of satisfaction.
  15. 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.
  16. Apr 28, 2020
    78
    Snowrunner is an experience worth living, whether you're a fan of the genre or played it for the first time with Death Stranding without even knowing it was just that.
  17. Apr 27, 2020
    78
    Snowrunner is not for everybody, even if you are a fan of driving games. But if you are attracted to off road realistic driving it is engaging, and full of strategic elements.
  18. May 11, 2020
    75
    SnowRunner is a nice improvement from MudRunner, with more ground variety, and the introduction of snow. It still is for a specific audience though.
  19. May 10, 2020
    75
    SnowRunner is a compelling combination of truck simulation gameplay within the structure of a western triple-A open-world game. It’s an odd mix, but it works, in spite of some minor annoyances.
  20. May 5, 2020
    75
    SnowRunner is not fun, it manages to be a rewarding experience for a small section of the public and it improves on its predecessors in practically every section. The sensations when driving on different terrains and the need to prioritize strategy and planning over speed or brute force are his best guarantees. It has little to compare with in a market that its own franchise has created, without a doubt we are facing a unique game. Suitable only for a few.
  21. Apr 28, 2020
    75
    Experience world-famous trucks and deliver various cargo across sunny Michigan, snowy Alaska and beautiful Taymyr. SnowRunner takes you on a journey through the breathtaking landscapes and widely recognised landmarks. The game isn't easy, you need to carefully think about every move you make, but that's why it's actually so rewarding. Having said that, it's a niche video game and will not be to everyone's taste.
  22. 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.
User Score
6.9

Mixed or average reviews- based on 119 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 81 out of 119
  2. Negative: 32 out of 119
  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. Full Review »
  2. Apr 29, 2020
    2
    On PS4 there's a lot of bugs game crashes every 45 minutes or so. After another crash my saved game file went corrupt and I had to restartOn PS4 there's a lot of bugs game crashes every 45 minutes or so. After another crash my saved game file went corrupt and I had to restart from the beginning Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    Great game!!! I liked previous Mudrunner game a lot. But Snowrunner is even better. They actually added a lot of game mechanics, as previousGreat game!!! I liked previous Mudrunner game a lot. But Snowrunner is even better. They actually added a lot of game mechanics, as previous game was more like a sandbox. Now we have primary missions, side "quests" in addition to large maps linked to each other. Tuning and purchade/progression mechanics as well. And it's cool you can move your car to other areas. And drive UAZ in Alaska and Chevy in Taymyr :) Graphics is improved, Physics is different, a bit simple imo, at the same time more realistic. Optimized well! (Played on pro) Must buy game if you love spintires-like games and sims. Full Review »