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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: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. May 4, 2020
    90
    It’s a hugely immersive game that ticks a whole ton of boxes for those looking to gain new off-roading kicks, and the sheer amount of variety in terms of the vehicles, the trailers and the customisation and amendments that can be made to these is nothing short of stunning. Throw in a whole ton of content in the form of main missions, tasks and challenges, and if you’re up for getting down and dirty, then there is possibly no better place to get started than with SnowRunner.
  2. May 7, 2020
    89
    SnowRunner is a huge improvement over the game that preceded it. It is also a title that can be challenging but yet rewarding. The visuals are top notch, the audio brings the in-game world to life and the control and game camera are much more fine-tuned. Yes, there are a few hiccups now and then, but the positives far outweigh the negatives. If you are looking for an off-road simulation game that is not only different from the rest out there, but one that will give you a challenge and a lot of gameplay, then you can’t go wrong with SnowRunner, as there is no better game in the genre.
  3. May 1, 2020
    85
    SnowRunner surprised us with a very satisfying off-road simulation thanks to great gameplay, physics simulation an huge and highly varied sceneries. It's got some rough edges, but if the devs will keep investing in it, this could become one of the most loved franchises around in the future.
  4. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    Basically, if Forza Horizon 4 and American Truck Simulator got drunk and hooked up one night then SnowRunner is what I imagine the result would be. A slower paced game that challenges throughout and stays fresh with a good range of vehicles, upgrades and locations to explore and a great deal of customization.
  5. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit.
  6. May 4, 2020
    78
    This game has been very successful in bringing this job into the interactive scene.
  7. Apr 28, 2020
    60
    SnowRunner is a slow game, requiring a lot of patience to get through. If you're willing to give it the time investment it asks, then you will find a satisfying experience here, with each contract you take, and each road you traverse, unfolding into one big puzzle to tackle. A hoard of customisation options also allows you to tinker with your trucks to your heart's content. If that sounds up your street, then SnowRunner might be for you, but don't expect to get anything done fast.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 17
  2. Negative: 3 out of 17
  1. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    Excelente jogo, um porte com otima qualidade mesmo nós consoles base ,recomendo
  2. Oct 27, 2020
    10
    Очень понравилась эта часть, spintires была ужасно скучной, здесь же нет ни одного напрягающего момента, игра просто затягивает и отнимает всеОчень понравилась эта часть, spintires была ужасно скучной, здесь же нет ни одного напрягающего момента, игра просто затягивает и отнимает все свободное время, лучшая игра про грузовые автомобиле на рынке! Expand
  3. Jul 31, 2020
    10
    I play this game everyday since I have it. Awesome graphics and interest on Xbox One X. The season pass is good too.
  4. May 16, 2020
    9
    Snowrunner is a strategic game in which patients and planning is rewarded and failure to do so can lead to failure. In Snowrunner to go fastSnowrunner is a strategic game in which patients and planning is rewarded and failure to do so can lead to failure. In Snowrunner to go fast you must go slow as speeds can lead to running into a ditch, off a cliff or ending up hopelessly stuck in mud up to the bumper. If you have a need for speed, this game is not for you. If scouting out the best route, prepositioning assets such as fuel and deciding on the best vehicle with the appropriate tires to get the job done sounds like fun, then you will love this game.

    There are three regions with very different topography. Michigan has four maps and is a mix of mountain, trees, streams, dirt roads, mud and bogs. Alaska which has four maps is much the same but blanketed in snow with frozen ponds and some deep snowdrifts. The Russian region has three maps and is a muddy nightmare with deeply rutted roads that will tip over all but the largest trucks.

    The trucks are broken into Highway trucks (not very useful so best to sell for cash), Heavy Duty trucks which will do most jobs as they are powerful and maneuverable, Heavy trucks which are big, powerful but less maneuverable, Off-road trucks which I tend not to use much as the Heavy Duty and Heavy trucks work well, and lastly there are the scouts which are small, maneuverable and get good gas mileage.

    Something I love about this game is getting to know the capability of the trucks. The truck I use most is a Heavy Duty White Star truck. The more jobs I did with it and the more I upgraded it the more I came to trust and rely upon it to do the tough jobs. Each truck can be configured in many different ways which can increase its power and traction. Trucks can also be configured to carry many different loads, so you can have it be a bed, flat bed, utility or fuel truck, high or low saddle etc.

    The physics of the game are amazing. Trucks behave realistically on paved roads, hard packed dirt roads, mud, snow, streamers and rocks. Ice can crack under your wheels. The graphics are beautiful and add to the immersive experience.

    Great game but there are a few issues. The tutorial does a bad job at explaining things which will lead to some frustration in the early part of the game as you navigate the learning curve. The side view mirrors are useless. Without functioning side view mirrors the cab view is of limited use which is too bad as the truck interiors are beautifully rendered. You can shoulder check but it is a poor substitute for side view mirrors. There is a story, but it is barebones and I wish they would have fleshed it out. Also being able to exit the trucks and walk around would have been a cool addition. Sadly the best tires cannot be unlocked until you reach driver level 12 which will take a while to reach. This makes the early game harder than the latter part of the game.

    Snowrunner is a huge game that will easily take 75+ hours to complete. I love completing contracts while listening to podcasts as it reminds me of my time as a truck driver and listening to the radio. Some of the trucks in the game are reminiscent of trucks I have driven in real life and I find the game versions to be a very good facsimile.

    I highly recommend this game for those who like work sims.
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  5. May 2, 2020
    9
    Spintires and Mudrunner were already great games, but without missions and tasks it was quite boring. Now Snowrunner is perfected. The gameSpintires and Mudrunner were already great games, but without missions and tasks it was quite boring. Now Snowrunner is perfected. The game should not be evaluated by players who have nothing to say about this style. Huge maps, many types of tasks and everyone is fun. with souls games, the beginning (about 10 hours) is always difficult to work out somehow, but the result is worth it.Fun for 100 +++ hours guaranteed Expand
  6. Jan 2, 2021
    7
    A great game that get's dragged down by a few sloppy development decisions. If these shortcomings get ironed out I would give the game 9 to 10A great game that get's dragged down by a few sloppy development decisions. If these shortcomings get ironed out I would give the game 9 to 10 out of 10 points.

    1. Community mods do not work reliably and are therefore useless
    I had a simple equipment mod downloaded and activated via the ingame mod browser. I bought the piece in game in the garage and fitted it to one of my trucks. It worked nice until when the next day I played the game the equipment was gone and with it my money for it. In game the piece of equipment was still available in the store but it looked like I never had bought it.
    This is extremely bad because imagine your whole fleet of vehicles were modded ones and you bought them with your limited money and the next day they would all be gone!? You literally would have to start over with the game! Imagine further you would at this point have played for about 100, 200 or even 300 hours, all gone! Therefore mods are as of now for me not usable.

    2. Control scheme is in part horrible and not freely customisable
    There are 4 predefined control schemes but unfortunately all of them are flawed and you can't customise them. For example in one of them the "handbrake" and the "winch release" are on the same button. So if you have the handbrake on and use the winch, as soon as you want to release the handbrake the winch will also get detached! If the controls were freely customisable one could at least correct such short comings but as of now you have to life with rubbish like this.

    3. Immersion breakers
    Every fuel station, production site and quest location has some huge running yellow and/or red dotted frames on the ground. Further the borders of the areas of the maps in the game that surround the usable terrain and that you can't cross with your vehicles are bordered by huge running stop signs that hover over the earth. It all looks really ugly and immersion breaking! And there is unfortunately no way to at least disable these. I at least don't need them.
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  7. Apr 30, 2020
    0
    Je me rappelle, j'avais acheté MudRunner à sa sortie et aucun bug bloquant ne m'avait... bloqué ! et là avec sa suite SnowRunner (qui coûteJe me rappelle, j'avais acheté MudRunner à sa sortie et aucun bug bloquant ne m'avait... bloqué ! et là avec sa suite SnowRunner (qui coûte l'air de rien 10 balles de plus...) voici le bug, résultat d'un autre bug qui aboutit au chargement infini de la partie : coincé dans une boucle, le jeu charge jusqu'à l'infini et au delà...

    Mais ne metteons pas le bahut avant la charrue ou le camion avant la remorque ! ou après... je reviens au garage, je ressors le camion et là, grosse bataille de polygons qui s'enchevêtrent et le camion qui s'enfonce dans le sol jusqu'à quasiment disparaître ! impossible de conduire ou faire quoi que ce soit : le moteur 3D est parti en vrille...

    On revient au menu du jeu, on recharge la partie... bienvenue dans le chargement infini ! on re-quitte le jeu, ciomplètement cette fois, on le relance... on est au menu, on charge... bienvenue dans le chargement infini ! pas moyen de récupérer une autre sauvegarde puisque ça sauvegarde automatiquement... et on a pas le choix de toute façon ! ou le choix de recommencer... une nouvelle partie !... tu te fous de ma gueule, là ? sale jeu de merde buggué jusqu'au trognon !

    Je t'explique quand même, juste au cas où : c'est un jeu de bahut très lent et très laborieux, surtout que contrairement au précédent (MudRunner) on ne se contente plus de livrer des rondins... on livre ici tout et n'importe quoi et il y a douze mille trucs à faire sur 3 cartes différentes, très grandes... vu que j'ai déjà passé je ne sais combien d'heures, il est putain hors de question que je recommence le merdier, t'as compris ?

    D'autant que contrairement au jeu d'avant, tout est devenu payant... eh oui, il faut tout acheter, les bahuts et les améliorations, les remorques, les machins et les bidules... avec l'argent du jeu hein (je précise) des **** boulots qu'on accomplit péniblement, la sueur au front comme un crevard de smicard !

    Donc voilà, plus qu'à attendre un patch qui on l'espère va réparer ce putain de bordel à cul parce que là, le jeu, il est en panne et il est hors de question de devoir recommencer parce que le jeu a décidé de chier dans la colle !!

    Donc, pour l'instant, c'est 0 ! je peux pas continuer ma partie, donc c'est 0. Et ne l'achetez pas, surtout pas, car le jeu est tout cassé pour l'instant !! saloperie... mes 50 euros à la poubelle !!
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