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  • Summary: In Steep, players can use the innovative trail feature to relive their most inspiring rides and trailblazing achievements, and share them on social networks with friends. Along with sharing ride replays, players can also use this feature to challenge friends to outrace them on a shared path,In Steep, players can use the innovative trail feature to relive their most inspiring rides and trailblazing achievements, and share them on social networks with friends. Along with sharing ride replays, players can also use this feature to challenge friends to outrace them on a shared path, create epic stunts or set out to discover the massive mountain playground. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 18
  2. Negative: 0 out of 18
  1. Dec 13, 2016
    82
    Despite some technical and usability flaws, STEEP manages to deliver a satisfying extreme winter sports experience, with a well balanced gameplay between arcade and simulation and a ton of things to do in a huge and surprisingly varied environment. A welcome return for a long gone genre.
  2. Dec 8, 2016
    80
    Steep is a very good game, especially for a genre that has gone by the wayside for a while. The paragliding may feel boring to most people, but the skiing, snowboarding and wingsuit diving are exciting and well implemented enough to make up for that inclusion. The emphasis on open-world traversal over conquering specific events makes this a game with a much more relaxed feel, but it still provides tons of exciting moments for those who are open to such a change from the action sports template. Even if the winter sports selection were much larger on the current console generation, Steep would still be worth checking out.
  3. Dec 28, 2016
    80
    There are some things to like about Steep, particularly its open world approach to snow sports, but it doesn't quite all gel well together. If you're looking for a snowboard stunt game, then you should pass on Steep because that's not the focus of the game. On the other hand, if you enjoy snow sports, then it's worth checking out. You'll have enough fun exploring the large amount of terrain contained in the game that you'll get your money's worth from it before it reaches the point where it begins to feel played out.
  4. 78
    Steep is an admirable effort from Ubisoft Annecy, one that is chock full of decent ideas, but held back by others. This simulation extreme sports title lays down the foundations for what could turn out to be another staple in Ubisoft’s ever growing catalogue.
  5. Dec 16, 2016
    70
    Steep is a game that's never really sure what it is, and its vagueness and lack of meaningful rewards causes it to suffer in any comparisons to the likes of SSX. But there's a quiet thrill to exploring the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, and snowed-in Alpine villages. It's a strangely attractive approach for all its qualifications, and there's a constant sense that Ubisoft is channeling George Mallory's famous response when asked why he wanted to scramble up Mount Everest: "Because it's there."
  6. Dec 14, 2016
    65
    Steep is a great game marred by odd design decisions that drag it down a few notches. With some tweaks and band-aids this could easily be one of the better games of 2016, but the nagging issues found here are enough to make me not want to play it for more than an hour or so at a time.
  7. Dec 6, 2016
    60
    The emphasis on freedom is undermined by the game being a series of challenges. The allure of exploration is undone by the ability to teleport anywhere. The loose and wacky physics system belies the real-world setting. These are all disconnects that Steep can't reconcile, and it's a stranger and more off-putting experience because of it.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 16
  2. Negative: 5 out of 16
  1. Jan 7, 2017
    10
    Great game!!! My cousin, son, brother, and I have all been playing this game for around 8 hours or so and we absolutely love it!!! As someoneGreat game!!! My cousin, son, brother, and I have all been playing this game for around 8 hours or so and we absolutely love it!!! As someone else mentioned the fact that it loads once and then you can just shoot from spot to spot on a HUGE mountain range is phenomenal! Not all of the mountains are unlocked at first so you do need to level up, but most of the challenges are fun and varied and it's actually quite easy to level up. It's also quite easy to get new gear via the challenges and it's not difficult to save up for some of the cooler items that you need to purchase as well. I will admit that I don't really care a whole lot for the paragliding, but it is useful to get to some out of the way spots so it's not useless. The other three are amazing though. The wingsuit is crazy fun! Wrecking into the sides of the mountain is more fun than annoying which is nice. It's also great that you can restart by just holding down Y for a few seconds. Basically, if you like snowboarding games, you'll enjoy this game. Expand
  2. Dec 13, 2016
    10
    Anybody scoring this below a 10 hasn't played long enough to master it. This game is VERY difficult. I've been playing games for nearly aAnybody scoring this below a 10 hasn't played long enough to master it. This game is VERY difficult. I've been playing games for nearly a quarter of a century and this still took me 5-6 hours to become proficient at. It's worth sticking with as when you start to combine tricks into the flow of your runs it really feels quite magical and as close as you're going to come to the feeling of descending a mountain without packing your bags and flying to France! Expand
  3. Jan 4, 2017
    10
    Severely underrated game. I came in expecting just a fraction of what is here. Reviews are insane these days. I'm not really sure what peopleSeverely underrated game. I came in expecting just a fraction of what is here. Reviews are insane these days. I'm not really sure what people even expect in games. Apparently, being able to do 4+ sports on a gigantic mountain range where you can wingsuit your way from a hot air balloon and then ski or snowboard down an entire mountain ending up in a village by a frozen lake is not enough anymore.

    You also have the ability to dictate time of day and ambiance whenever you like. There is always something to guide you properly to where you need to be, and all challenges are easily accessible both on the mountain map and through menus.

    No other game allows this type of freedom in this genre. Hell, this genre is almost gone. It's sad that people do not want to support games like this anymore.

    All the while people are online with you, and you can buddy up with other players. Right now I think it's great that you can just ski down the mountain with a random person you just met. I don't get how this game is scoring below an 8 at all. And many do actually agree. At least the people playing the game seem to be enjoying it a lot. There is a decent customer base here too. I hope when the game drops in price more will pick it up.

    Let's get to the show: there is a lot to do in this game. A lot of scores to break. I think more or less people should expect this to be like a Driveclub game. It's all about getting better and better with runs. Yet there is a competent story mode and plenty of customization when it comes to character.

    Once you start exploring around and getting a few golds the controls become second nature to me. After the last patch it plays like a dream mostly. Wingsuiting has never been done better. Snowboarding and skiing are entirely competent and at times an amazing experience. Especially for the ten minute runs that have you going over so much terrain.

    Alaska DLC is coming as a free patch for everyone. Nevermind the fact that most games in the past like SSX3 had one mountain not even as big as the main range here. Yes, I too love SSX. But this is a slightly more realistic version of SSX with not as much flash and a lot more realism. Carving and shredding snow has never felt this good in years.

    Honestly, so far this is a ten for me. The game is everything I needed it to be, and more patches, optimization, and fixes will come in the future. For now the game is online only for those that care, but an offline mode will surely be patched in later.
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  4. Dec 27, 2016
    8
    I've never played a snowboarding game in my life. I've always heard people raving about SSX and things of that nature but I never reallyI've never played a snowboarding game in my life. I've always heard people raving about SSX and things of that nature but I never really wanted to get into it. Then I saw the trailer(s) for this game and was instantly drawn in.

    First of all, open world is probably the best choice on the spectrum for this type of game. Without it, this game would have never sold more than 10,000 copies at launch, and I wouldn't have 15 hours logged despite having the game for 2 days.

    This game is stunningly gorgeous, like holy s***. I just got done playing one of the mountain stories "The Great Outdoors", and I was left completely speechless from some of the sights combined with great music choices. Graphically, this game is a perfect 10.

    Now, if you don't like repetitiveness, DO NOT buy this game. Period. I love the **** out of this game because I have over 1000 hours on Destiny and not once did it get boring. Ever.

    The reason I didn't give this a perfect score is because the clipping and spawn glitches are really starting to get on my nerves, on top of the fact that paragliding is THE WORST THING. EVER. I don't even think I have the energy to talk about paragliding right now.
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  5. Jan 2, 2018
    5
    Hikaye = 0
    Oynanış = 6
    Grafikler = 6
    Sesler = 6
    Keyif = 7
    Atmosfer = 7
    Süre = 5
  6. Nov 13, 2019
    4
    This game should be so incredible but it can't decide if it wants to be a Sim or an arcade game. The controls are so frustratinglyThis game should be so incredible but it can't decide if it wants to be a Sim or an arcade game. The controls are so frustratingly unintuitive. It constantly demands insane tricks and high scores but the physics, hit detection and control layout simply don't allow for that. You just end up hitting try again over and over again until you rage quit. Expand
  7. Dec 28, 2016
    0
    Got this game overX-Mas and was looking forward to playing. Downloaded the digital version from the Xbox Store. Not sure why the digitalGot this game overX-Mas and was looking forward to playing. Downloaded the digital version from the Xbox Store. Not sure why the digital download is full price of $59.99, but you can buy the disc version on Amazon for less (49.99). I thought the digital version was suppose to be less? After dl'g, I went to play by starting the game, and it would not connect to the Steep server. And, without that connection, the game could not be played at all. I guess there is no playing offline. I tried resetting everything, still the same Steep server connection error. Ubisoft support was useless, as I could not even get through. Fortunately, I got through to Microsoft who was real good and refunded me the money spent on this game. Ubisoft makes even EA look good. I think I am likely done with Ubisoft games. This one was a complete waste of multiple hours of my time. I'm just glad that Microsoft refunded me. Expand

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