Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 16 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
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  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. Apr 27, 2020
    90
    SnowRunner is an incredibly challenging and rewarding trucking simulatior despite some minor flaws.
  3. 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.
  4. May 15, 2020
    86
    Co-op bugs, weird camera angles, and sub-par engine sounds aside, I love this game. The huge variety of things to do with the 40-odd vehicles in the stunningly beautiful open world sandbox makes the game a joyful and (mostly) relaxing experience. And as the aural feedback is virtually non-existent anyway, lowering or even muting the volume entirely while loading up your favorite Spotify playlist is perhaps the best way to enjoy it. So sit back, crack a brewski, revel in the marvelous scenery, and haul a few loads. Just don't forget to pack your spare undies - you're gonna need 'em.
  5. 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.
  6. Apr 28, 2020
    84
    Those who remember Spintires will want SnowRunner. With more ambition, physics-based driving returns. With a better approach to complete many missions and tasks in three natural environments. Good number of customizable vehicles, it is a constant challenge both when driving, and when considering the next step. Driving is not only speed and races. For these gamers, SnowRunner could be the best game for this moment.
  7. Apr 29, 2020
    83
    Sometimes it’s nice just to play something for the experience of it. Snowrunner doesn’t really offer up much beyond a good challenge, but then it really doesn’t need to. The pace and challenge won’t be for everyone, certainly, but if you’re willing to spend a good, long evening or two getting to grips with it then Snowrunner will reward your time.
  8. 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.
  9. Apr 29, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner’s peculiar brand of off-road ordeals is addictive, deep, and rewarding when played in the right spirit.
  10. Apr 28, 2020
    80
    It’s not a flawless experience; using lookout towers to discover new locations is a little old hat and the handling of SnowRunner’s smallest vehicles feels a bit off. However, even when you’re struggling up an incline with a 20-tonne load, SnowRunner is a joy to play. Driving around, making deliveries at your own speed, is just as much fun as leaning into the gripping off-roading elements and, no matter what the game throws at you, you’ll always be throughly invested in your success. Truckin’ ain’t easy but if you jump into SnowRunner’s driver’s seat, you’re in for a great ride.
  11. 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.
  12. Apr 27, 2020
    80
    SnowRunner will easily impress fans of the series, much like MudRunner did. And, most importantly, SnowRunner is one of the best simulators in years, and easily one of the best games to come out this year. It is a difficult, addictive and absolutely beautiful thrill ride that takes advantage of every single component, from vehicle customization to realistic terrain. Simply put, the level of detail involved is still a little hard to comprehend. This is the pinnacle of simulation games.
  13. May 4, 2020
    78
    This game has been very successful in bringing this job into the interactive scene.
  14. Apr 28, 2020
    78
    SnowRunner is a fantastic driving experience, although driving is just the result of a lot of time of planning the route, choosing and customizing the vehicle and exploring the map. It’s not very newcomer-friendly, but fans of the series will love the evolution, and if you’re new to it, with some patience, you’ll get into this engaging world.
  15. May 6, 2020
    74
    SnowRunner brought out the kid in me when completing contracts. It reminded me of playing with Tonka trucks in the sandbox, but instead of sand, it’s snow and instead of Tonka, it’s real-world branded trucks and heavy machinery. While the realism kept me thinking like an adult, the mud running familiar to the series and newly introduced ice and snow mechanics make building bridges and fixing roads feel more interesting than other games. I enjoyed many aspects of SnowRunner and see the improvements that Saber Interactive has made with the new entry into the series. After tackling mud and snow, it’ll be interesting to see where the next title treads. It feels like they took a big step from MudRunner to SnowRunner and if the next step is just as big or bigger, it may be the perfect vehicular simulation game.
  16. 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.
User Score
7.2

Mixed or average reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 36
  2. Negative: 8 out of 36
  1. May 4, 2020
    8
    SnowRunner is an All-Terrain Truck Driving Delivery Simulator. The newest addition to the series including MudRunner and Spintires, SnowRunnerSnowRunner is an All-Terrain Truck Driving Delivery Simulator. The newest addition to the series including MudRunner and Spintires, SnowRunner provides you with three separate maps, Michigan, Alaska, and Russia, each larger than it's predecessors. The game is Open World and where you can go is only limited to the truck you're driving. The games' Physics are amazing! The trucks feel heavy and loads accentuate this feeling. The mud, water, and snow physics are amazingly accurate, and you'll find yourself stuck more than a few times. There are trucks and trailers hidden throughout the vast maps, and some of these rigs are wildly powerful, though you can also buy new trucks from the shop, the ones hidden around the worlds are often better vehicles. Objectives are scattered everywhere, and there is never really a lack of things to do. This game is as slow-paced as a Semi truck passing through two-foot mud, and that's kind of what the game is. Victory is achieved through truck selection, path choice, and patience. Because of the nature of the game, between scouting paths and arduously working the larger trucks over the unforgiving terrain, there are likely hundreds of hours of gameplay here. Between the Bogs and snowdrifts, you could easily spend a few hours on a single delivery. SnowRunner is an unforgivingly hard game, with a rough progression system, AND level-dependent unlocks, that will test your patients and decision making. Fans of the Franchise will be right at home, and newcomers may be a bit overwhelmed, but with patience can tame these wildly harsh environments. Full Review »
  2. Apr 30, 2020
    9
    Very nice surprise. I also expected slightly improved mudrunner, but what I got overachieve my expectations. I was really surprised, that thisVery nice surprise. I also expected slightly improved mudrunner, but what I got overachieve my expectations. I was really surprised, that this game actually turned to be improved in a LOT of ways players wanted. It has very intuitive tutorial or first basic mission to get used to with game mechanics and everybody can complete that first mission where you will enjoy first mud and car movements. It is very friendy for freshcommers and new players, so I recommend this one instead to start with previous games. Graphics is amazing, you will enjoy where you drive, its so relaxing and enjoyable. There are missions after tutorial within the map and big world avaits you. You can start with easier jobs and again enjoy some more difficult terren. Map is big and there are several maps within one region you can drive through tunnels to another maps. Within completely new region you have to swap cars through garage, which was not very intuitive, but tutorial teaches you this. There are detailed cockpits if you like driving this way, you have this possiblity. I prefer free camera from outside to see my wheels rolling on that harsh terren. There are some small things missing like time on free camera, or rear view on free camera , but these can be updated through patch. Also turning on/off night time will be welcome, as I do not like driving during night (do not see that beautiful countryside/graphics). Also some small tweaks to UI and more intuitive car switching through regions will be welcome and less living world (they could add some traffic or something like in ET2 at least - so for this one minus -1 point down. It is a big surprisse and a great game, you will love it! Very well deserved 9/10 game and I hope they will keep continue improving it and I will consider support it even further with all DLCs. cheers and enjoy Full Review »
  3. Apr 29, 2020
    10
    Excelente jogo, um porte com otima qualidade mesmo nós consoles base ,recomendo