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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: 4 out of 8
  2. Negative: 0 out of 8
  1. May 26, 2021
    85
    An excellent and very welcome port of an already great and addictive game that stands out among other games in the genre.
  2. 85
    SnowRunner on Switch is now the most authentic driving simulator that the hybrid has to offer. It's a feature-for-feature port of an already renowned game and is made all the better thanks to Switch-exclusive portable functionality. While there are some technical limitations, Saber Interactive has managed to cram SnowRunner's foliage-dense open-world maps onto the hybrid with preservation of detail that was unexpected. It's one of the best-looking games on Switch and the largest in terms of sheer content. Anyone who's a fan of driving games is in for a treat.
  3. Jun 14, 2021
    80
    SnowRunner will appeal to fans of truck simulators and running cargo. It is a series that has found a niche as an all-terrain simulator and serves it well. Hauling cargo through the snow-covered wilderness requires patience and will cause frustration, but it's all part of the experience and makes a successful run all the sweeter. Unfortunately, some issues are keeping it from being great. Still, SnowRunner is a solid experience on the Switch, especially when the last year has kept many of us from being outside, tearing up the landscape in massive vehicles.
  4. Jun 7, 2021
    72
    The off-road simulation draws you in with its quite unique charme, but the visuals on Switch are suffering a bit.
  5. May 21, 2021
    70
    SnowRunner is an interesting truck driving game where the environment is your opponent. As long as you can put up with its audio and visual issues and understand that it's an extremely slow-paced game, the rewards for sticking with it are worthwhile.
  6. May 25, 2021
    70
    Snowrunner on the Nintendo Switch is still an enjoyable and challenging game, despite a bunch of flaws due to technical limitations.
  7. 70
    Annoyances aside, SnowRunner is a great non-18-wheeler truck driving simulator. Its steep learning curve takes patience and determination to overcome. It’s clear that this game is aimed at a very specific clientele. If you like a good challenge and overlanding is your kind of thing, Snow Runners is for you. If you like to romp through the countryside at full tilt with little consequence to your vehicle, stick to Forza Horizon.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 3 out of 6
  1. May 31, 2021
    10
    An amazing port of a great game. 30FPS is legitimately impressive for a game that strains the Xbox One X
  2. May 21, 2021
    6
    The game is good, there are no differences in gameplay from the versions from the computer and consoles. I bought myself on nintendo swichThe game is good, there are no differences in gameplay from the versions from the computer and consoles. I bought myself on nintendo swich because the game is interesting to me. It is very frustrating that the picture quality is terrible soap, objects appear right in front of the car. It's horrible. I bought the premium version with all the extras - and it's wasted money. If the developers change something, maybe then my opinion will change. In the meantime, this is a mockery of Nintendo Switch players. Expand
  3. May 27, 2021
    5
    5 out of 10

    Tiny text Overpriced for switch The normal game I would give a 7 out of 10. They have done a good job of simulating something
    5 out of 10

    Tiny text
    Overpriced for switch
    The normal game I would give a 7 out of 10. They have done a good job of simulating something so annoying about driving in the snow, so kudos for that.
    Bottomline, if you live in a place where your car gets stuck in the snow (or mud), DO NOT buy this, it will give you PTSD.
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  4. Sep 9, 2021
    0
    Unfortunately, this cannot be played on this console. The game is great but it breaks over time. Deletes captured trucks and modifications.Unfortunately, this cannot be played on this console. The game is great but it breaks over time. Deletes captured trucks and modifications. The developers know about the problem but don't fix it. They release more extras for which they take money, even on a switch. I do not recommend this game at the moment because after some time it is impossible to play. If the developers fix this bug, the game will be great. It currently gives the lowest grade. Expand
  5. Sep 9, 2021
    0
    Really prefered to give this game a good rating but I can't due to a gamebreaking glitch currently in the Switch version. For some reason theReally prefered to give this game a good rating but I can't due to a gamebreaking glitch currently in the Switch version. For some reason the game is unable to save properly after you have reached a certain progession pont. This creates the chance that your trucks will disappear each time the game is started. The devs are stating that they are aware and working on a fix. However, it takes them a really long time by now. Expand
  6. Sep 5, 2021
    0
    The Switch version is plagued by a save bug which lets you lose random expensive trucks every time you load the game after a certain ammoumtThe Switch version is plagued by a save bug which lets you lose random expensive trucks every time you load the game after a certain ammoumt of progress. Even premium DLC trucks FOR WHICH YOU PAYED MONEY. The devs know of this problem since 3 months already (and the game isnt even 4 months old on the Switch at this point of time!) it has been reported to their support and forums by multiple players and its totally ignored. Wish I could recommend this game because its really fun but at the moment unplayable so I get ZERO fun out of the money I spend on it.

    Will update review to 9/10 if they decide to fix it.
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