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Posted: 3 weeks 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

Rating: PEGI 3+

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

Platforms: Nintendo Switch, PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One and Xbox Series X|S

Genres: Action, Adventure, Racing and Simulation

Accessibility: 12 features

Developer: @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

PS4 £32.99
Switch £35.99

Snowrunner: Premium Edition

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 will need Nintendo Online (must be 18 to purchase, but can be any age to use) to play online with Nintendo Switch.
 
You will need PlayStation Plus (must be 18 to create, then create sub-accounts for younger players who need be set as 13 or older) to play online with PlayStation 4.
 
You will need Xbox Live Gold (must be 18 to create, then configure family accounts for younger players) to play online with Xbox One or Xbox Series X|S. 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

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.

ESRB EVERYONE This is an off-road driving simulation game in which players can drive a variety of trucks across natural snowy, rocky, and muddy terrain. Players can monitor fuel usage and install modules (e.g., winches, chains, log carts, trailers) as needed.


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.

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 details 12 accessibility features:

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