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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: 27 out of 67
  2. Negative: 34 out of 67
  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. May 22, 2021
    2
    Game gets boring quickly. Graphics are good. Other than graphics game isn't close to realistic. Trucks dont move 0.1 mph through snow or mud.Game gets boring quickly. Graphics are good. Other than graphics game isn't close to realistic. Trucks dont move 0.1 mph through snow or mud. Also, trucks dont use 4.5 gallons of fuel per minute. Season 4 release has made the game unplayable for me. Constantly getting bogged down, a snail would move faster. You are punished for trying to find shortcuts as the map is huge and the roads suck. When you think you find a shortcut, the developers made sure you will regret trying to go that way. I cant play anymore. Expand
  6. Jun 10, 2020
    1
    Never have I ever bought a game and the graphics were reduced from an update. If working mirrors causes this issue then give us ps4 players anNever have I ever bought a game and the graphics were reduced from an update. If working mirrors causes this issue then give us ps4 players an option to turn it off or on at the very least! How does Xbox players have working vehicle lights but ps4 doesn’t? Yes it’s not game breaking but it takes away the immersion part of the game. I don’t even want to play the game in low light conditions bc it doesn’t look as good...now after this recent June 2020 update The whole game is a blurry mess?! I paid for a full game plus the season pass and I’m not looking forward to any new content if they can’t make the game work. Highly disappointed and not looking to play this game unless they fix basic features Expand
  7. May 5, 2020
    0
    This Game absolutely sucks!!! All you do is drive around getting stuck ever other min!

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