Off-Road Drive, the off-road racing simulation for PC, is the first game ever to deliver a true-to-life, off-road, extreme racing experience. Players will take part in The Russian trophy, Off-Road Trial, Thai Trophy and many other events through the worst driving conditions with a variety of natural obstacles like swamps, rocks, snow and...
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Mixed (322 reviews) - 63% of the 322 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Sep 29, 2011

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Off-Road Drive, the off-road racing simulation for PC, is the first game ever to deliver a true-to-life, off-road, extreme racing experience. Players will take part in The Russian trophy, Off-Road Trial, Thai Trophy and many other events through the worst driving conditions with a variety of natural obstacles like swamps, rocks, snow and sand.
No other game features this variety of off-road sport vehicles including tuned stock SUVs and trucks, as well as several classes of prototypes specifically built for off-road driving. The vehicles can be equipped with an assortment of special cross-country equipment and accessories including winches, low gear, differential gear locking, clinometer, altimeter, tire air pressure control, sand tracks, etc.
There has never been such an innovative simulation of interactive terrain response as well. Terrain under the vehicle will act just like it does in real life, the car will sink in dirt, the dirt will create a rut and will stick to the car and tires affecting its handling. Stones will fly from underneath the wheels and damage other trucks. The game will feature various surfaces that will not only affect tire friction but have complex reactions based on car weight, speed, wheel torque, tire condition, time on this surface, depth of car immersion into the surface and much more.

Key Features:

  • Leading international off-road championships.
  • Racing and mud bogging.
  • Tough challenges and obstacles to beat.
  • Special off-road equipment and accessories (Lowered gearing, front/rear locking differentials, winch, etc.).

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium IV 2 GHz
    • Memory: 1GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 8GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible video card with 256 MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo 3 GHz or AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Hard Disk Space: 8GB
    • Video Card: DirectX 9.0 compatible video card with 256 MB RAM
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0 compatible sound card
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Mixed (322 reviews)
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iz gud
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
i had heard a lot of good things about this game but alas it was not ment to be huge dissapointment
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Octopussy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Posted: June 19
old game. old physic
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smokeyjacobi
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 2
u just get stuck then have to restart the race only to get stuck again. The only updates to the game are to add more languages. whats the point if you cant even play the game. How about adding the universal language of game that doesnt suck!
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kamikazetrex
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 1
Whoever decided to design this game has clearly never been to a wheelin\' competition. The times set by the computer are a little ridiculous. The vehilcles power are not even close to how they perform in real life. This game feels like they got pretty close to being perfect and called it quits. And why no sandbox mode or a least a practice option to where you can just slowly crawl your way through a track for fun. Even in the start up video there is a vehicle slowly crawling it\'s way through a course, but not once in this game will you be able to have that pace if you want to win. Would I recomend this game? Maybe if it was free, but it needs some more work, and it appears the only thing the developers are worried about it how many languages it has.
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RcRacer 88
( 3.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
I got this game hoping it was as easy to play as the trailers showed, but even if i took the same line as in the trailer, I got stuck and had to winch out, then got a penalty for no reason. The game also crashed when I had another tab open.
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benmoorela
( 39.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
A good offroad game. Very detailed.
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JShifflett
( 3.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
fun for a few hours, then go play smething else
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Swood Grommet
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 17
Couldn't even make it past the tutorial because it stopped giving me proper instructions half way through. Also, what sort of Xbox 360 controller control scheme makes you push Shift on your keyboard plus another key on the controller to accomplish something?
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Maximum Reign
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
aweful, dont bother
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LAYGO_mi_NAYGRO
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Just save your money and buy Spintires this one is ♥♥♥♥♥.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
53 of 61 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
Offroad drive is a real offroad game. it isnt traditional racing, it is time trials and u can turn ghosts on to see opponents while playing. When i say real offroad game i mean you have to use winch and watch the pressure so you dont break cable, you can turn 4x4 on/off and lock in hubs to get diff types of traction when/where you need it. It also has prettty nice mud and effects for vehicle interacting with it and making tracks and ruts and it affecting the physics of the vehicle. Mud washes off if you drive thru a clear water river or creek and can get muddy again. Overall fun game but different and captures real offroading pretty dang well and its obvious the ydid their research on this game. Its a shame the market for it is kinda niche cause they did a good job on it.
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31 of 35 people (89%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2014
Most offroad racing games have you racing around a relatively smooth dirt track that maybe has a few jumps. This game has some tracks like that, but where it really shines is when the smooth track ends at a huge pile of rocks and the only way forward is up and over.

You have quite a bit of control over the vehicle with the ability to use lockers, adjust air pressure, switch between high and low gear ranges and a winch. Knowing how and when to use these systems is essential to finishing most of the tracks, thankfully a tutorial is provided. The graphics and climbing physics are impressive and there is a nice selection of vehicles, although a little more customization would be appreciated.

This game has some fairly significant issues however. The driving model works quite well at low speeds (including simulating how easy it is to get stuck in deep mud) but breaks down at higher speeds on the smooth sections of the track where the vehicle has no sense of weight and slides and bounces around unrealistically. When you do get stuck without a nearby tree to use as a winch anchor, the lack of a reset button means you have to restart the race which can be extremely frustrating with the length of some of the events. The game does at least reset you if you roll the vehicle or fall off the track.

In all the events you're racing a ghost ai which often feels cheaty when it effortlessly floats over a mud pit that you're stuck in up to your axles or hovers over broken rocks that hang you up at every turn. When it's not cheating it's not particularly smart and is relatively easy to beat.

Unlike most offroad games, there is no free roam mode. The tracks are very detailed with lots of interesting obstacles, but you're confined to a relatively narrow corridor that resets you back on the track if you stray outside the boundaries. Sometimes these boundaries aren't very clear so you'll miss a turn and end up off the track with a time penalty. At least you have the option to set up an empty multiplayer server and drive around the tracks by yourself to better learn them and to test out the vehicles. I haven't found anyone else who has this game to test out multiplayer with so I can't comment on how well that works.

For awhile this game appeared to have been abandoned with the devs being MIA but a recent update just a few days ago added additional language support so there is hope again that some of these issues will be fixed.

Despite all these issues, I still had a lot of fun simply because there aren't many games that actually simulate low speed rock crawling and scrambling (besides possibly spintires which I'm waiting for a good sale on). I can hesitantly recommend this game as long as you can live with the issues and you can find it on sale, with the number of unresolved issues I wouldn't be able to recommend it at the full asking price.

Pros:
graphics
track design
rock crawling

Cons:
cheaty ai
poor vehicle handing at speed
no way to get unstuck without restarting race
no free roam

7/10
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14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 12
As someone who offroads IRL, I can say this is one of the only games that can crunch my desire to rock crawl and drive through mud. I highly suggest it to any offroad fans out there.
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19 of 24 people (79%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 23, 2014
This game is not for your average arcade racer fans. This is for people who know and understand what lockers are, what high and low 4wheel drive is for and what tire pressure effects when in the mudd or rock crawling.
Off-roading is a blast and this game did a decent job capturing it. The only complaint I can think of is that it does not have a freeroam to explore an area and just create your own path through the map.

For a off-road sim, this is a good one.
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27 of 41 people (66%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Would be even funnier if it had wheel suport, kinda nasty you have to have a 360 controller to drive this,other then that, yeah kinda good game.............and yeah,kinda late review to :-/
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16 of 23 people (70%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 22, 2014
This is some good off road fun its not free roam you are bound to a track, the game is a little dated now but ran fine for me best used with keyboard or game pad.

if its on sale grab a copy try it out
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10 of 13 people (77%) found this review helpful
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6, 2014
This game is excellent if you are familiar with the concepts of 4x4. Realistic physics, good controls, and a lot of fun if you are into simulation games. It runs on the Unreal engine so the graphics are decent as well. The only complaint i have is there is no free roam, which is disapointing. still definitely recommend the game.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 4, 2015
i Love this game, this is by far the best off road game i have every played.
Graphics Are great but could do some fixing. i Love Being able to get in the mud and dig and sling mud adding more to that would be fantastic considering once you hit a certain point in the mud you don't go down any farther and stop slinging mud. The biggest improvement by far to this game would to add a free roam in Different countries and sceneries
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13 of 20 people (65%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: April 24, 2015
if this game had free mode, i would say it is the best driving game on pc.

but it doesn't, so i'm going to go drive my feroza in real life instead
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Not the best and not the worst, it provides a fun off-road experiance for a low price, it is annoying to get stuck in one spot and you lose the whole race because of it, it is also hard to level up (get more ratings) Also the multiplayer does not work and there is no free roam mode. 6.5/10
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