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 (333 reviews) - 63% of the 333 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 (333 reviews)
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hatch.666
8.2 hrs
Posted: August 23
dislikes:more than once the game has deleted my career on its own accord, controls keep resetting to keyboard instead of 360 controller as i set it. hints incorrect they tell you the wrong buttons.
Likes: its a good 4x4 sim if only they made it right!!!!!!!

WOULD NOT RECOMMEND TO ANYONE
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V. De Luca
1.1 hrs
Posted: August 19
***
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S9 | Husky
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 11
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Tomdingus202
0.4 hrs
Posted: August 4
WORST GAME EVER!!!
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mikegrey
29.5 hrs
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
Finally a true 4x4 game. iam stuck oh no not again. diff on tires de flated low range still stuck. try the winch. ok getting there . use your power correctly dont rev too high too get though obstacles. make sure you have the rigfht tires. For the price highly recomended. this is 4x4 time trails. not some arcade 4x4 racing game. love it
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playoftheyear
11.8 hrs
Posted: July 8
Thumbs up!
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I mistakenly figured this game was mediocre at best but then simply viewed the trailer, y'know the one that mixes real video with game footage, and I thought to myself of how well made and of high quality that was made. Easily this game could be lost among the so many other off-road/racing/muthatruckers that have been released and fallen either into obscurity or electro-plated for every successive generation until it gets cancelled to let the latest driving/riding/racing/combat trend blaze it's own trail into the aforementioned obscurity.

Is it simulation? I believe so but a simulation that is easily digestible, with corners cut realistically to - play. The vehicle roster is fanatsy based in reality, meaning the trucks are patterned off of real life counterparts only lacking the liscences to use their names.

As far as tracks go, and they sometimes go far, and sometimes don't go anywhere fast due to rugged terrain, are based upon reality and there is no need to trademark dirt, mud and water. The mud will bog you down more than deep water. You will skid along twisting dirt roads deep in the jungle. Climb vertically over rock precipices. Scramble upon rocks jutting out from deeper waters. Each country has a plethora of tracks to race against the clock and other rider's time and are wating to be unlocked along with vehicles.

Offroad Drive's gameplay caters to the casual driver - meaning you can get through most tracks not using the tools at your disposal such as onboard tire pressure control, locking and unlocking differentials, 4 wheel drive etc. , allowing the player to enjoy the scenery and bumpy ride at the cost of finishing near the rear of the pack. For the enthusiast it is recomended to fasten your seat belts, because there is so much challenge and learning of the tracks and modification for integration of utilization of skills per individual track, that only the most harcore could fathom gaining 1st place in every track with every vehicle. Basically this equals to much practice.

+first person with head on a swivel
+detailed graphics all around
+simple as you would prefer
+complex as you could imagine
+overtly deep means it really is a genuinely well made experience

-NO FREE ROAM (stay on or near track or be penalized and teleported within 5 seconds)
-Does multiplayer even work and what would be the purpose if it did, you only race against the clock and ghost truck

If you believe that this is a standard arcade racer - that is fine - it will give you a glimpse of reality with its flexible controls (use what you want, sometimes a hitch is necassary). The detail is abundant in the environment such as the dust can almost be tasted during the hotter regions and the plunges into the creekbeds feel almost refreshing. The mud actually washes off of your vehicle when plowing through water. The trucks will flip over but not often and there is no explosions or machines breaking down that I saw exception like my windshield smashed out once and parts may fall off of the truck, but it is pretty much a vehicular goreless game. The only thing that ever stopped me was meandering into too deep water and something about my exhaust getting flooded.

There is an incredible depth to the simulation aspects of this title. With many ways to overcome obstacles- such as simply finding another route around, power-winching over it, depressurizing tires to soften your friction, plus more. Therefore each track COULD be mastered by finding what works best with what accessory or truck in the turbulent and primal landscape. And if you don't do it correctly or turn at a point just a little early/late, then possibly it will warrant a restart.

I have not yet gained enough hours into this title, but felt that it deserved a solid thumps up, positive review to let other gamers in the know.
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Xander
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 29
♥♥♥♥♥ game, buy spintires instead...
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nicholasjustin4WD
5.3 hrs
Posted: June 28
Pros:
1. Complete and realistic off-road vehicle simulation.
2. 4WD Hi/Lo Range, Triple diff locks, 2WD/4WD, adjustable tyre pressure
3. Terrain is realistic.

Cons:
1. Does not save keyboard key preferences (need to readjust it everytime I start playing.
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iz gud
0.6 hrs
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
Posted: June 19
old game. old physic
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
29.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
Finally a true 4x4 game. iam stuck oh no not again. diff on tires de flated low range still stuck. try the winch. ok getting there . use your power correctly dont rev too high too get though obstacles. make sure you have the rigfht tires. For the price highly recomended. this is 4x4 time trails. not some arcade 4x4 racing game. love it
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55 of 63 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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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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17 of 17 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 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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20 of 25 people (80%) 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
1 person found this review funny
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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