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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: 21 out of 22
  2. Negative: 0 out of 22
  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. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  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: 20 out of 43
  2. Negative: 20 out of 43
  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. Jun 21, 2020
    10
    Massive Improvement,A Lot Of Licensed Vehicle To Drive Around.3 Region But Total Map Is 12 And The Map Itself Is Quite Large.And SaberMassive Improvement,A Lot Of Licensed Vehicle To Drive Around.3 Region But Total Map Is 12 And The Map Itself Is Quite Large.And Saber Interactive Really Get A Job Done.Still Contains Bug And Glitch But They Do Sure Listen To They Community And Figure It Out How To Fix It Expand
  3. May 14, 2020
    9
    Lots of fun and plenty of quest and trucks to unlock, I probably already put 30 hours in so far and still no end in sight. It's like mudLots of fun and plenty of quest and trucks to unlock, I probably already put 30 hours in so far and still no end in sight. It's like mud runner's on steroids! Expand
  4. May 3, 2020
    6
    Cool Game with a lot of feautures BUT its very buggy and has some gamebreaking/savefile losing glitches. I hope to see improvements in the future.
  5. Jun 26, 2020
    1
    No cash, almost no vehs, no available upgrades. Even don't know how to start - no tutorials!! What to do first?!?
    Very disappointment, in
    No cash, almost no vehs, no available upgrades. Even don't know how to start - no tutorials!! What to do first?!?
    Very disappointment, in compare to Mudrunners.
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  6. May 4, 2020
    0
    This game is terrible it crashes everyday the vehicles dont control well the winching is terrible the only thing i like like is the graphicsThis game is terrible it crashes everyday the vehicles dont control well the winching is terrible the only thing i like like is the graphics and that there is more than logging Expand
  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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