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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Release Date: Sep 29, 2011
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October 27

Spanish and Italian languages for Off-Road Drive

The game can now be played in Spanish and Italian in addition to English, Russian and German.

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June 16

Russian and German language support added

Off-Road Drive racing sim can be played in Russian and German in addition to default English now.

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About This Game

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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 6
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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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
'kin 'ell. If only there were more games like this. It's more colouful than Spintires.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
well great game but need american trucks plz dodge and chevy ford plz and make it sound like one of those trucks should plz would be great and also make a free roam with multiplayer i could get 90 people to play this easy thats just me if u do this lmfao
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1 of 7 people (14%) found this review helpful
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
it wont let me play
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12.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
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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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
1c is a shady company that publishes games then abandons them. Inquerys go unanswered and bugs go unpatched. I will be avoiding this publisher in the future.
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 22
Could have been a good game, the overall campaign is pretty decent though is hampered by a few issues. Multiplayer is broken beyond repair. Buy only if you are a off road fanatic, it happens to be on sale and you own basically all racing games off of steam.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
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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9 of 17 people (53%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
ORD wants really badly to be an off road SIM-style game, but it just falls short in too many aspects.

From a gameplay perspective, the game just overdoes the multiple obstacles and approaches and throws them all at you at once. Imagine being taught how to build a birdhouse in a tutorial then the first race asks you to build an entire apartment complex on your own. Even with 5 hours under my belt there were simply some courses I could not win.

Now from a game design perspecive, ORD is almost an embarassment. The graphcis are... Okay at best. This would have looked good in the PS2 era of gaming. There are sometimes neat lighting effects and the draw distances are surprisingly detailed but everything else is left to be desired. Also the game cannot and will not remember your control configurations. So unless you want to use the up, down, left, right, arrow keys, you'll be remapping your control scheme every time you open it up.

I'm willing to let all of that pass... but the one thing that really gets under my skin is the AI design. Basically if you don't win 2 out of the 3 courses in a circuit and place SECOND in the one you don't win... you will never come in first in a circuit. The same AI driver WINS... EVERY... SINGLE... TIME. There's no coming back from any finish less than 2nd place in any given race. That's just awful game design.

Even if you absolutely LOVE anything offroading related, I cannot possibly recommend this game. It's just underdesigned on so many levels and in the few places that it does shine, it overly complicates things to the point where they are frustrating. Skip this game at all costs unless you are a fan of mental toture and self-harm.
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 8
the best game!
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Great Game! But could be better. Can you make a free roam mode multiplayer that would be great!!! And no time either and if possible fix the xbox 360 controller setting, game resets the key binding after you quit game that is really frustrating. But other than those issues game is fun. Love playing it when I get the chance.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
A fellows, really love the game. My son turned me on to this game and I have enoyed it ever since. It comes close to the real thing for me since I lost my abilty to drive in the real world. I was wondering if you all could make it larger were it could have multiple players roaming around the desert using GPS and then come back to camp. The racing is cool I have a YJ Jeep and like what you all have done to make this as realistic when climping up rocks bolders and going through water. lots of fun.
Thank You Very much. Flyin Hawaiian out
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Outstanding game for the Off-roaders in you, with great real features, that act in the same way. Needs a tad work on the graphics and the physics but overall great game for getting muddy with out the washing.....
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
This game is for offroaders, what else is there to say. It has plenty of cars that can be tuned to different terrains that consist of mud, sand, rocks, obsticles and more. There are multiple races and different events to attend across the map and each one has something unique.

It isn't really an easy game to play at first and needs some getting used to and the multiplayer funcion doesn't really work for some reason but overall it's an awesome Offroad Racing, it's hard to get better than that, maybe if the multiplayer functioned and the game had free ride mode with some open areas.
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
21.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
good game but needs free drive
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1 of 4 people (25%) found this review helpful
49.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 25
This Game Off-Road Drive is the best offroading game i have played in a long time an i have many gaming systems an this game has mp on it but from what i can understand when it came out in 2011 pple could not get the mp to run so i guess they all just gave up but i have mine working an i host games all the time only 4 players tho thts the max in game...But tht all being said..If u can figure out how to make it run in mp its amazing there all tracks but u can put around on them if u want not a free roam game but fer 15 bucks..it really cant be beat guys....an belive me im a seasoned offroader an i have trouble in some tracks there tht real..the water an the mud an the textures are amazing very smooth renderd game an YES IT DOES SUPPORT XBOX 360 CONTROLLERS AN U CAN FULLY REMAP THE KEYBOARD lol..There no mods fer the game tht i can find but i really didnt work tht hard lol but the trucks tht it comes with are awesome an they all resemble real trucks...lol but yea it u have 15 bucks to spend an yer lookin for a great truck game This is a winner everybody....2 BIG THUMBS UP FOR THIS ONE...
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
great game if you have a laptop .. but ♥♥♥♥ game if you have a desktop .. i Payed 14.99 usd for the game on steam and thought it would work ... but i was wrong and now im looking for my money back on the game that does not even work .. it starts with the two trucks with off road drive logo and sits there never even starting and instantly goes none responsive .. worste 14.99 i have ever spent in my whole life ....... end result removed from my computer ... 1c company didnt even help ANYONE on their forum .. they Even removed peoples posts for asking for help to get the game to work ... if you ask me that is poor customer service ....
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 18
♥♥♥♥ game lives to ♥♥♥♥ you over
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 24
Not worth the money. Too fiddly, and I got bored straight away. Would really like my money back..
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
16.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
most best off road game ever just needs free drive
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