Spintires: MudRunner (PC)
Simulation 31 October 2017
An advanced off-road truck simulator – Spintires: MadRunner is an enhanced version of Spintires. The game has been published by Focus Home Interactive and allows a player to drive various vehicles designed for extreme condition. Throughout the game, one can modify the available machines (the MadRunner edition features 13 new vehicles) and install new parts. The game delivers several large open maps located across Siberia, waiting for a player to explore. Moreover, one can complete numerous assignments (e.g. loading and transporting a timber cargo to a precise destination within a predefined time limit) either on his own or via the online cooperative mode with up to three other players. The difficulty of these assignments lies in the fact that the terrain one has to traverse is subjected to real-time deformations – one’s vehicle can easily get stuck in the mud or fall off a cliff. In such case, a player has to use the automatic hoisting winch.
Simulation 13 June 2014
A realistic heavy vehicles off-road simulation game, developed by the British studio Oovee Games. Spintires lets the players try their skills as a professional driver, transporting cargo across Russian wilderness. Virtual truckers can sit behind the wheels of carefully designed models of several Soviet off-road vehicles and trucks (including the legendary MAZ-7310), as well as modern models. The job requires from the players much more than just spinning the wheel and putting pedal to the metal. Each course has to be carefully planned, e.g. as to the amount of fuel needed. Successful runs are rewarded with cash, needed for buying truck modifications or new vehicles. Spintires stands out with detailed graphics and advanced driving model based on Havok Physics.
DiRT 4 (PC)
Racing 09 June 2017
Another installment in the popular series of racing games developed by Codemasters. The game expand the concepts its predecessors were based on, adding however, plenty of novelties at the same time. DiRT 4 offers over 50 cars and several kinds of championships - above all, rally events. Furthermore, the Landrush mode makes a re-appearance here, but also rallycross events were included, based on the FIA World Rallycross Championship license. The Joyride complements the game modes, offering various kinds of challenges for the player to enjoy. The Career is the most basic mode - the player creates their own driver, attracts sponsors and develops their team, which gradually gets more and more effective. Apart from that, the game brings a competition-based multiplayer component supervised by the RaceNet service, which makes it possible to organize on-line leagues and tournaments. What is completely new here, is the so-called "Your Stage", which is a special module that allows the player to create their own routes. DiRT 4 utilizes a modified and modernized version of the Ego engine, which is at the source of the game's high-quality visuals.
DiRT Rally (PC)
Racing 07 December 2015
The next major installment in a bestselling racing game series developed by British studio Codemasters. The title returns to the origins of the series, originally launched in 1998 as Colin McRae Rally, focusing solely on good old rallying. The player can drive a wide array of cars from 6 classes, including both new brands as well as classic models from 1960s. You can compete in several varied locations scattered across the globe, e.g. Wales, Greece, or Monte Carlo. The authors put heavy emphasis on the realism, and the driving model reflects that, taking into account numerous factors, including the road surface and your car’s customization. As your vehicle can be damaged, it is essential to hire a team of mechanics who can repair the car and upgrade it with new parts which you successively unlock throughout gameplay.
Forza Horizon 3: The Blizzard Mountain (PC)
Racing 13 December 2016
The first major expansion for the bestselling racing game, Forza Horizon 3, by Playground Games. The Blizzard Mountain takes us back to Australian roads and off-road tracks where yet another edition of the Horizon moto festival takes place. The most important element of the DLC comprises of fifty new events and challenges taking place in previously unavailable locations: on snow-covered mountain routes that, contrary to popular belief, can also be found in Australia. The game is enriched with three new gameplay modes: Hill Climb, Descent, and the eponymous Blizzard. The rich set of licensed cars from the vanilla game was expanded with seven new models, including a hidden one. All in-game vehicles can be equipped with winter tires that make driving in harsh, winter conditions significantly easier.
Professional Offroad Transport Simulator (PC)
A game by an independent studio dev4play; it is a simulator placing the player in control of specialist vehicles used for transportation of resources in rough terrain. The player drives off-road vehicles, trucks, as well as an excavator - one's task is to load the vehicle with rocks, water bottles or wood, and afterwards to transport the cargo to another location. The game includes two maps filled with narrow trails and forests. Nonetheless, the effort put in executing subsequent assignments earns the player benefits in the form of money, which can be spent on new machines or upgrades. Additionally, it is worth noticing, that Professional Offroad Transport Simulator fully supports modding.
Baja: Edge of Control HD (PC)
Racing 14 September 2017
A remastered edition of the 2008 racing game, developed by 2XL Games. In comparison to the original, Baja: Edge of Control HD features a number of changes and upgrades, the most prominent being the improved visuals (the HD edition features a higher resolution, some new textures, more detailed surroundings, and dynamic lighting), facilitations at the initial stages of the game, as well as remodeled controls and interface. The core of the game, however, remains unchanged – in Baja: Edge of Control HD players get to participate in thrilling off-road races while driving one of the dozens of available vehicles: 4x4 cars, cross-country vehicles, racing trucks, and many more. What is worth mentioning, the vehicles have not only been modified in terms of their performance and appearance but also can now be damaged. The vehicle handling model now promises a more simulation-focused approach than the arcade-based model from the original game. Apart from the single player mode, Baja: Edge of Control HD delivers a multiplayer mode, in which the players can race each other online or on a split screen.
MX vs ATV All Out (PC)
Another game in the MX vs ATV series. It enables the players to participate in off-road races while controlling off-road motorcycles, quads and UTV vehicles. The game features singleplayer modes (including career mode and single races), online multiplayer and local multiplayer.