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Posted: 8 months ago, last updated 4 days ago.

Author: Jo Robertson and @GeekDadGamer.

OverviewOverview

SnowRunner is an off-road driving simulation game that follows up MudRunner. You drive all-terrain vehicles to traverse between locations and complete deliveries. You need to use the vehicle's gears, all-wheel-drive, fuel levels and other features to negotiate the often broken-down roads. Along with using just a map and compass to navigate you need to take care of your vehicle that tracks damage.

You play in a range of different regions after specific disasters have taken place: floods, snowfall and pipeline breaks. This sets the scene for you to earn money by helping the situation. As you do you can buy better vehicles that can traverse deeper into the difficult terrain. Some missions are set within a specific time limit, with rewards that get better the faster you complete them.

You can earn aesthetic and mechanical customisations for your vehicles. These range from changing the colour to altering the kinds of tires or installing a frame attachment. The mechanical changes help you complete more missions.

DetailsGame Details

Content Rating: PEGI 3

Release Date: 28/04/2020, updated in 2021

Platforms: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Genres: Action, Adventure, Racing and Simulation

Accessibility: 11 features

Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)

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CommitmentCommitment

Duration: This game will take between 88 hours and 94 hours to complete. Can take 300+ hours to complete all aspects of the game.
 
Players: This is a single player game. You can play with up to 4 players online. In order to play multiplayer, you need to start the single player game and complete the first contract to unlock the garage – this will allow you to get your own car and play online.

CostsCosts

SnowRunner usually costs £32.99 to £49.99.
 

SnowRunner

Snowrunner: Premium Edition

PlayStation Store PS4 £49.99
 
Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience. This includes a regular subscription fee (known as a 'battle/season pass') to unlock access to reward items and other aspects of the game.  

You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One. You can purchase additional content for the game in the form of vehicles and the following bundles:
  • Year 1 Pass: Exclusive Sabertooth skin for the Heavy Duty Derry Longhorn 4520, as well as new vehicles, new skins, new missions, new maps to explore.
  • SnowRunner - Season 1 Search & Recover: Russia’s Kola Peninsula alongside new vehicles, missions, skins.
  • SnowRunner - Season 2 Explore & Expand: Scour the maps to find resources and build a huge processing plant across two freezing new maps in Yukon, Canada, and get three new vehicles, exclusive skins.
  • SnowRunner - Season 3 Locate & Deliver: Haul giant logs and bring old railways to life in the remote wilderness of Wisconsin, USA. Enjoy two huge maps, new vehicles and add ons, exclusive skins, unique missions.
  • SnowRunner - Season 4 New Frontiers: Rebuild an old soviet rocket launchpad in Amur Oblast, a huge new winter region and receive two new vehicles, exclusive skins and cosmetics.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3. Suitable for all ages. The player drives different trucks to fulfil tasks. Each truck can be customised in the garage to better suit needs. Player can install modules like cranes, winches and chained wheels or add log carts, semis, fuel containers. Collisions and exposure to water can damage a vehicle. Vehicle damage can affect driving capabilities.
 
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Account Rating

You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.

AccessibilityAccessibility

You can enable Objective Marker Visibility to make it easier to see your target location.

On console, you can swap the trigger buttons but not fully remap controls.
 
Our SnowRunner Accessibility Report documents 11 accessibility features:

Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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