Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills.
User reviews: Very Positive (4,214 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 12, 2014

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November 7

Beta Channel update - 06/11/2014

Good evening off-roaders,

At 8:30pm on Thursday 6th November, a new beta build was made available - covering a large array of fixes and improvements for you all to enjoy.

Below is the list of fixes you will be able to find:

31/10/14
- Sharpen image filter
- Ghosts for all player trucks
- Option to capture screenshots without HUD
- Fixed multiplayer inter-truck collisions issues

01/11/14
- Minor truck physics tweaks
- Heat haze effect

05/11/14
- Diff lock now does increase fuel consumption, but damages truck + visuals for diff lock damage
- Winch truck now automatically accelerates when player accelerates
- If winching trucks' trailer, tractor will accelerate in accel mode
- Individual map saves
- Sharpen effect & heat haze tuning
- Cursor hotspot fixed in full screen
- Fuel tankers auto-refueled at garages and gas stations properly
- Fisherman achievement obtained by cheating fixed
- More steering wheels support
- Only show servers with appropriate version
- Maz-535 original look

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October 29

DEV Update 29.10.14

Hi everyone,

Last night we opened up the experimental branch for you all to access updates and improvements that are currently in beta.

You can access the experimental version by doing the following:

Go to Library > Right-click Spintires > Properties > BETAS > Click drop down box > Select 'beta - Spintires Beta Build'

This will be update on a regular basis when a new build is available for testing.

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About This Game

Spintires™ is an Intel® award winning off-road driving experience designed to challenge the player's driving skill and endurance.

Take responsibility of operating large all-terrain Soviet vehicles and venture across the rugged landscapes with only a map and compass to guide you. Explore the levels and unlock portions of the map whilst discovering new trucks, fuelling stations, garages and lumber mills.

Collect lumber with the crane attachments and try to deliver them to the objectives. Try not to damage your vehicle or consume all of the fuel, prior to completing the objectives. Use the surroundings to your advantage, you may need to winch yourself free!

The real-time deformable terrain will challenge even the most seasoned offroader. Do you accept the challenge?

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Window 8
    • Processor: Intel® Pentium Dual Core 2.0GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Game is compatible with: Gamepad Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. Confirmed Steering Wheel support for Logitech G25/G27 - Other models have not been tested; This game is 32-bit application
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows XP, Windows Vista, Windows 7 or Window 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core 2 Duo 2.5GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 or equivalent
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Hard Drive: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX® 9.0c Compatible
    • Additional Notes: Game is compatible with: Gamepad Microsoft Xbox 360 Controller for Windows. Confirmed Steering Wheel support for Logitech G25/G27 - Other models have not been tested; This game is 32-bit application
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438 of 543 people (81%) found this review helpful
87.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
I no longer recommend this game to anyone due to two reasons, the developer released a non finished game and the developer seems to lack all interest in continuing to support the game. They pushed and pushed saying that they would provide updates at a regular manor. Its' been almost 5 months since release and the developer is just starting to send out fixes and new features . Ill post a link on the bottom of my review showing the update plans . Hardly any of these updates have been acknowledged publicly in the past couple months after being originally posted on the forums. The developers also had the audacity to mention DLC this early in the game.

The so called patch that was released yesterday 10/27/14 was supposed to fix vehicle flying, rock physics, and damage calculations. Nothing was fixed correctly. Rocks now have little to no gravity and vehicles still fly. Damage calculations was just reduced by a small margin. Vehicles will still get damaged when bottoming out. Multiplayer chat is now broken and the Supports all steering wheels is a farce. Only major steering wheels seem to work like the g27. You can't even rebind the steering wheel controls.

Obviously I can't stop anyone from buying the game. Just keep in mind that if you do buy the game, make sure you know that the developers are extremely slow at providing updates and they push out broken patches that require another 2-3 hotfixes . Don't expect major new features for another few months.

The only reason I do say buy the game is because that SpinTires is the only decent mudding / offroad game on the market right now. You probably won't see another offroading game in awhile. The game does provide a decent challenge on hardcore mode. You can expect to get roughly 60 hours of gameplay from both normal and hardcore mode.

If you're looking for variety in the game, don't bother. There is only one job you can do & its' basically just delivering the logs. Vehicles can be updated at the garage . These garages need to be discovered and unlocked. Visuals & sounds are nothing spectacular. Game is way overly saturated and doesn't have much depth that separates the textures from each other. There are multiple types of vehicles to drive. Each vehicle has its' own advantage and disadvantage. Vehicles also need to be found and unlocked to drive them. Multiplayer is generic as it gets. Its' exactly the same as singleplayer but with 3 other players. No new jobs, vehicles, etc.

I really hate to be rude / brass with my review but developers need to start creating better games and provide better support for their finished products . I could understand if the game was early access but I payed $30 for a fully finished game. Ill continue to update my review if I see any major improvements in the game.

I do also understand that a very large handful of players will not agree to my opinions / views and I'm totally fine with that. I originally posted a review a couple weeks after the game released but for some reason it was removed. My original review was a complete opposite of this review. I fully supported the game and really believed that this game was game changing . I basically didn't let the game & community soak in .

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If you want to see their update plans you can check it out here.
http://www.oovee.co.uk/forum/topic/9056-dev250814-information-on-updates-and-more/
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
28.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
THERE IS A TECH DEMO AVAILABLE FOR FREE, GET IT HERE; http://www.spintires.com/#!/demo . I highly recommend that you download and try it before purchasing, purely because you may find that you don't get on with the game for one reason or another. The download file is only about 100 Mb, so there's really no excuse not to try it. That said, the tech demo is quite different from the actual release. However, if you like the concept of the demo enough to pay for the release, then, in all probability, you won't be dissapointed.

I think that Spintires could be accurately described as quite a devisive game, that is to say that you'll probably either really like it, or find it the most mind numbing tedium you've ever experienced in gaming. It's like Marmite, you'll either love it, or you'll hate it.

Personally, I love it. The games that I tend to enjoy most are those that afford you a great deal of freedom to choose what you want to do and how you want to do it. in short, I love sandbox games. I think that Spintires could be described as a sandbox, admittedly all you can do is drive around in some mud, but you're free to choose the vehicle you want to use, the modifications for that vehicle, the direction you drive said vehicle in, create challenges for yourself and so on. If, like me, you're into your sandbox games then I highly recommend that you try it. I find it a great game to finish an evening's gaming with. It helps to wind me down from explosions, guns, violence and high levels of intensity commonly found in games (at least the games I play) these days. Put your favourite album on, play half an hour of this game and you should be pretty chilled out.

In terms of actual content, there are seven different vehicles, ranging from a little jeep, to a massive eight-wheeled leviathan of a machine, each with customisable features, such as trailers and tyres, and five different maps. Each map is about 1 Km squared. This may not sound like an awful lot of space to play with, especially if you're into your sandbox games, but the nature of the landscape is such that the challenge is more or less constant and you're not often moving with a great deal of speed. For example, if you make a journey across one of the more challenging maps with a trailer full of the medium sized logs, without any hitches, then it'll probably take you about fifteen to twenty minutes. I have never felt like I wanted bigger maps. That said, dont expect much aesthetic variety between maps, they all look very similar, broadly speaking. However, as I have said, some maps are certainly harder to navigate than others. In terms of what there is to do, it really depends on how inventive and creative you are as a gamer. If you like to stick to the formal objectives of a game, that is, what the game is explicitly telling you to do, then you'll be sorely dissapointed. The objective on each of the five maps is the same, unlock all of the cloaked areas, discover and unlock all of the vehicles present on the map, discover and unlock all the garages on the map, and deliver timber from the lumber mill to the objective. That's it in terms of formal missions. That said, getting your first load of lumber to the mill is incredibly satisfying. On par with landing on the moon for the first time in Kerbal Space Programe (KSP players will know what I'm talking about). If you're more creative and create your own challenges then you'll get a lot more mileage out of this game, for example, driving across one of the maps without using all wheel drive in the UAZ. If you're an experienced sandbox gamer then you'll get far more mileage (literally) out of this game.

I have to put in a word for the aesthetic appeal of this game. In my opinion, Spintires is one of the most beautiful games I have in my library, although I'm aware that there are others who hold the contrary position (beauty is in the eye of the beholder, after all). The graphics are quite unique, they have an almost tilt-shift kind of thing going on (if you don't know what that is, google it, I guarantee you'll like what you see, no, it's not boobs). They're almost kind of stylised. The look of the vehicles and the environment do an incredible job of creating this wonderful Russian ambience.

The physics, on the whole (I'm looking at you, magical jumping rocks) are stellar. The ground deformation (in most cases) is reliable and beautiful to look at. I can safely say that I am not aware of any other game that has done it as well as Spintires has. The water is also amazing. It looks gorgeous driving through it, having it splash around your truck, rather than being this inert entity in the game world. The suspension on all the vehicles is awesome, as is the tyre deformation. It legitimately looks like your vehicle is driving over what it is supposed to be driving over (or through, on some particularly bad roads you'd be hard pressed to say that you were actually driving on the road). Trees shake as you bump into them, flex as you anchor you winch to them and pull, saplings bend and snap as you drive over them. If you like physics games, or games that do physics well, and can justify buying a game on those grounds then I'd recommend picking this up. If you like BeamNG Drive or Next Car Game for their physics, then you'll like Spintires (but not because of the soft body physics, I hasten to add. The soft body physics are perhaps the only aspect of the physics in Spintires which may be considered to be deficient).

On top of this the game runs (in my experience) very well indeed. I'm not particularly well versed in performance and optimisation, so I cant say much here, but what I can say is that this game runs considerbaly better than you might think. I do all my gaming on my Lenovo Z585 Ideapad, so I'm running it on an AMD Radeon 7660G + 76070M dual graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and a quad-core processor, running on Windows 8. It's a less than ideal gaming setup, but it's the best that I can justifiably afford. I can run Spintires with everything at maximum and get a (fairly) solid 30 frames per second, often higher. So for those of you like me out there with low-powered rigs, then spintires is probably a game you can enjoy in all it's glory. Again, if you're having reservations based upon doubts about how well it'll perform, get the tech demo (link at top of review, it's free).

Most of what I've said so far has been positive, however, there are a couple of negatives. Don't expect frequent updates. Even the updates that there have been really have not changed much. This is probably down to Oovee being such a small studio. Also (I can't verify this, since I've not played the multiplayer), apparently you can't save your progress in multiplayer, once you quit the game, all the work and cool stuff you are your friends pulled off is gone. On the subject of saving, there are no quicksaves. You can't roll up to a river and quicksave just in case you don't make it across. It's do or die. For some this may be incredibly frustrating. For me, however, I tend to find that the absense of a quicksave feature forces me to play much more carefully and methodically. It gives real weight to challenges, and provides a genuine sense of achivement when you overcome an obstacle. I can see why people may not like this, but personally, it's a feature who's ommission I am pleased with.

So overall, I'd say Spintires is a great, unique, solid game. But get the tech demo and decide for yourself. Oh, a word of warning, if you buy Spintires because you liked the tech demo and expect lots of new features and a good deal more 'game' then you're going to be dissapointed. If on the other hand you're infatuated with the tech demo and want some more trucks and maps to play with then you'll be delighted.

TL;DR, Get the tech demo and decide for yourself (link at top of review).

Thanks for reading, hope this helped :).
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
first tings first: never play this game in single player, its like having only 1/4 of the fun.

One of the best games i heve played in my life.
the reasoning for this is that this game looks like another dull singleplayer simulator ALTHOU it isnt!
the goal is very simple, get logs from one side of the map (lumbercamp) to the other side('s) of the map (sawmill).
but achieving this goal is not as easy as it seems.
yesterday before i started a Hardcore map with 4 friends we discussed around 15 min what our plan of approach was to a specific map.
we thought we had it all figured out... we were wrong.
But we had the uttermost fun in being wrong while our trucks broke down, fell down, did a roll over, got stuck, or drowned.
Underesitmade this game while you buy it. and recieve a big fat middel finger in your face while playing and having stomach ache's of the laughing.

Do you recommend this game? HELL YES

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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
I am simply gonna say this game is AWESOME!
update: this game has ruined it for other games in my steam account, been playing it at least 6-8 hours in the past 2 days, despite its simplisty, there is too much do apart from carrying logs, especially when playing it hardcore, since you`ll have to tow the other trucks, refuel them, repair them, in case they got damaged or ran out of fuel, so a single log delivery takes more than just a loading taking the road and unloading, cuz you simply cannot expect what will happen, you might damage your car on the way or run out of fuel, it`s just the kind of game I was looking for, and by the way this is only the original game, there are alot of mods you can install for it!

original review:-
I purchased it less than aday ago and I have already gone 8 hours on it, if your outdoorsie, love off-roading even for a little bit, this is the game for u.
- I come from a background of truckers and off-roaders where my grandfather was a hardcore heavy machinery, with trucks parts everything business and my uncles are all truck drivers or off roaders. so when I saw this game on steam for 40% I was like what is that game, clicked on it, watch some videos and was amazed by how great it looks, and the mud, omg the mud, my this thing is the best off-road simulator ever.

- it is the exact feeling and effect I get when I drive my nissan xterra and jeep liberty in the mud or off roading, the engine roaring, the exhaust of the trucks, the water everything bring back memories, the only thing that is missing is the smell of diesel when u step on a truck, it`s just amazing.
-visuals:- the game utilizes an engine call veeEngine, which is basically made specificly for this game, and is build from the ground up, so it`s perfectly optimized for pc, along with all the physics, altering enviorment, ground etc, and water, it won an intel award in 2009 using direct x9 technologies.
the game looks surprisingly good, I swear man when I saw the videos I was like, damn it my system wont be able to play it since it looks so good, I have sli gtx 670 4gb, and believe it or not it only uses 60% of only 1 gtx 670 for a 1440p monitor, this is crazy, this engine puts other engines to shame, and yes I may dare to say cryengine 3 or whatever it name is, maybe a notch below but cmon this game can be played with intel graphics with ease, and it makes me wonder why others game are not utilized like this, all I have to say in visuals is that this engine opened a new possibilies in pc gaming that we never saw before.

- gameplay:- I know I havn`t played much, but the mud playing, engine roaring and nice effects make this game very re-playable, cuz the ground never stays the same, the roads are the same but what happens is that u maybe lucky and encounter a dry road or a very muddy, lacky road, it depends, and thats whats great about this game, controls are very easy and it has full controller support, so u can play with mouse keyboard or gamepad or of course a wheel.
also you get to do simple missions such as transporting lamber wood, and parts, there are trucks scattered all around the map that unlock when ur close to them, and believe me when I tell u every truck drives and feels very different, the devs did a really good job in simulating the real feel driving off-road. if get stuck in the mud u go back to garage grab a good toing truck to get ur truck out of
mud. it`s just there is too much to do, there is even a multiplayer that I havn`t got into yet.

- value:- I mean really it depends, I purchased this game for 18$ and its original price is 30$, for me I would gladly pay 30$ why? cuz this is a game that I would actually play, I have like 20 or 30 games in my account that I havn`t even played it, I just keep buying them and stacking them up cuz they were in discount, I stopped doing that and starting to look only for the games that I am seriously into, and this game is one of them, I mean I can`t get enough of it, there is too much to do in this game. the only problem is that the game feels a bit incomplete, but there are very minor bugs so the game is perfectly playable.

if you thinking of buying it just do it if your into this kind of gaming style :)
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12 of 13 people (92%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 4
Getting bogged simulator 2014. 10/10.

TL;DR: Best offroad game ever. Has it's shortcomings but the dev seems to be on holiday.

Ok, seriously, I've been following this game a long time. I put +30 hours into the beta and about +100 into the dev/ tech demo, the one with all the mods. I downloaded about 20 vehicles and all the maps, even had a go at importing/ modding some vehicles myself and played with making a (♥♥♥♥ty) map. All on an AMD laptop around the minimum required spec and it ran pretty well.

So far I've only put a few hours into the main game, so this is more of a first impressions than a full review. I'm playing on an i5-4670k, 16gb of 2400 ram and a gtx 970 (g1), I can run anything on ultra no problem and this game is no different, it runs really well on ultra settings except for bad stuttering at the title animation, idk.

Overview:
Theres 5 big, open world offroad maps but most of the map is hidden until you reveal it by visiting various locations on the map. Your objective is to haul timber from the logging locaions to the destination, on REALLY bad, muddy roads and trails, across rivers, up and down slippery hills. You start with basic vehicles that are almost useless against the terrain and have to explore to find more vehicles and reveal the map. A general strategey is to find your logging truck, unhook the trailer, equip it for exploring by fitting bigger tyres and taking off the crane etc and exploring the map, to find the vehicles and routes to complete the objective.

It's based in Russia, so expect really muddy forest logging trails and mostly Russian vehicles, from 4x4 to modern 6x6, ex-ww2 6x6 all the way up to massive 8x8 ex-missile carriers with a logging trailer attatched. Look up Russian truck trials on youtube to see the sorts of machines and terrain you might have to tackle.

It tries to be a simulator, with controls for enabling all wheel drive, diff locks and trying to manage the fuel use that goes with it, vehichle damage etc. You can easily get completly bogged or stall your engine in a river, or just smash up your truck so much it needs repairs and you need to find a way to recover. Most vehicles have winches to pull you out but you might need to bring in a fuel truck or repair vehicle to get the job done, there's lots of options for fitting out the vehicles with different gear. Wheel chains to big wheels, extended range fuel tanks to fuel carriers, vehicle protection and all sorts off logging options, you can have cranes and a trailer to haul long logs (hard) or just haul multiple loads of short logs on the tray. All the attachments and load weigh down the vehicle, so having a crane on the front might be a bad idea but then again, you might need it to try and recover. Yeah, you can control the cranes etc but it's not easy.
It's really well made, best offroad game ever but it has a few shortcomings. Lots of fun if you like that sort of thing.

I love it.

The Bad:

-Less vehicles than beta's, some are just missing in action. Maybe licencing related so it's ok..

-No mod support. Some of the work done by the modding community was awesome, it's a shame that's missing now. Some of the community maps and vehicles were really good and it would add a lot of value to the game if they were allowed to be implemented but I can understand the dev wanting to make a complete game that's not diluted by mods, so again, it's ok. The included vehicles are enough.

-Not very newb friendly, just basic explanation of the controls and objective, thats it. Even with +100hrs in the beta's I still had some trouble working it out, some more explanation and an in-game tutorial would be welcome.

-The camera is same as it always was and takes some getting used to. It's 3rd person, you use mouse to rotate around the vehicle. Sometimes you can get stuck and not be able to view the situation correctly (eg clip into cliffs or buildings and can't see.) Have to try and drive out blind. The community has been pleading for a first person/drivers seat view for years, it would make the game SO much better but nothing yet..

-Steering wheel suport was implemented but then broke in an update so that only really simple wheels can be used properly or the pedals don't work correctly. Lost multi axis support so you can't use seperate gas and brake pedals. I own a g27 and was looking forward to using it, I haven't tried yet but apparantly it won't be good, combined with the view it makes me sad. Better wheel support and 1st person view would make this game AWESOME.

-Dev seems to be on holiday, promisied a lot but updates are rare. This is a really good game but it could be so much better if the Dev did some work to adresss the long-standing concerns of the community and gave the game some bug-fixing polish. People are upset becase it's such a great game that could be made so much better with a bit more work, I'm pretty sure it would finacially benefit the dev in the long run but hey, the holiday is deserved, just hope they come back to work on this game some more.

-If I turn off the engine, the handbrake gets stuck on and the truck can't move. Maybe it's just me... Protip- don't turn off the engines.

-No proper saving, you can only continue your last game. I play some rogue-likes like ftl etc so it's ok but saving progress on each map would be good.

-Too much mud, I'd like some more variety in the terrain like deserts and rockclimbing but it's mostly LOTS of mud.

-Aparrantly multiplayer is a bit broken.

-It's hard.

-I get bogged a lot.

The Good:

-THE BEST OFF-ROAD GAME EVER. It is soooo good. Really, the best. Nothing comes close since an obscure game from the late 90's.

-That fully deformable terrain is awesome, the only other game that had anything even close to this was some ps2 motorcross game from over a decade ago.

-REALLY good vehicle physics, proper independant suspension, tyre deformation etc. The physics in this game are great.

-5 BIG open world maps, shame the're all mostly mud, needs more deserts, rocky hillclimbs, snow etc, but what's ther is enough for hunderds of hours of gameplay.

-Day/night cycle.

-It looks great. Like really great, sometimes you stop just to admire the view.

-Awesome water, both visuals and physics.

-All the trees, foliage and scenery reacts well, hit a big tree and it shakes, hit a small tree and it might snap and fall over. Hit a medium rock and it moves and stays in it's new position...

-It really is lots of fun to play.

-It's hard.

-I get bogged a lot.

So my impressions are that this is a great game and lots of fun, most of the time playing you think it's a 10/10. But it could be so much better. So it's a 9/10 with the support from the devs but it could pretty easily be a 10 if they stopped their holiday. So the Final score, as the game is right now, is an 8.5/10. Great game but... Worth the money, especially if you like offroading. I waited and bought it at 40% off, very happy with my purchace even if it's never updated, there's lots of hours of fun to be had as it is.

As I see it, thre are 4 possible outcomes:

-The game is never updated. Very sad but what's here really is good enough, the massive potential just makes this possibility hard to accept. It won't do well as a result.

-A few small updates and bugfixes, it will be and will do better.

-Dev implement's community concerns like 1st person, proper steering wheel support, varied terrain etc, the game will do well.

-Dev finishes holiday and goes all out. Fixes all the little things, adds lots of varied maps and vehicles, different game-modes, mod support. Maybe even some dlc. ♥♥♥♥ing motorbikes and quads, tracked vehicles... Best off-road game ever, will be played for years and do really well, dev will be rich.
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13 of 15 people (87%) found this review helpful
38.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 6
Its a good game for people that like offroad driving games.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Great game, 4 player co-op, quite hard game, but once you finish the maps, you feel rewarded. interesting concept and very interesting game.
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38 of 66 people (58%) found this review helpful
27.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
The game has potential, but is never updated, they always talk about updating it but they never do, We were supposed to have mod support for this game (a feature that was in the beta, but removed for release) within a few weeks of it being out, it's been 4 months and they have't added a single second of content, which wouldn't be so bad if they implemented the mod support that is already functional so we can make our own truck atleast, but nope, they just want your $30, i doubt this game will ever have a major update, seems to be dead already
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
I backed this game on Kickstarter and i have to say that it overshot all my expectations! After the AMD drivers update the graphic glitch is gone and the game is beautiful and fluid.

I can't wait to see where they take this game in the future!
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
36.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
Bought on Steam sale. What a great game.
Don't believe the doom merchants. This is original & different. You don't even need a killer PC to run it. I never thought driving simulated trucks in the mud could be so much fun. Plenty here to keep interest for many hours. Then theres the mods! Maybe one day the devs may finish it! But even if they don't this is well worth your brass as it is. I never reviewed anything before but this game doesn't seem to have had a fair chance.
First the forests. Beautiful & just like a Russian forest should be. Only thing no bears. Yes I have been there & it looks just right. Makes you want to pick mushrooms..... Shame to despoil it by driving over trees really ;-)
The veachles drive as you would expect that they would. I've driven heavy forestry machines in this country. And a wide variety of heavy tracktors & all wheel drives. Some here some in Russia. The ones that are comparable are great. Low ground pressure tyres do not grip so well on tarmac, Maybe a bit more road noise on tarmac would be more realistic but you can't have everything. Physics very good for the big trucks. The smaller 4x4's bounce too much. Like they don't have dampers. But thats really nit picking.
Sounds are fantastic. Engines roaroing. Mud flying. Water foaming. Then when you've turned the thing over. You can listen to the birds & admire the sunrise. Pity you didn't see the narrow bridge in the dark till it was too late........
What's not to like. Probaly we have to wait for Spintires 15 for perfection but this will do for now.
I can even play it with my kids on my knee as there are nothing to give them nightmares.
They say there are bugs. But in a few hours game play I have only once had a truck that got confused about it's diff lock. Recovering it to a garage fixed it. Snow would be nice. If you havn't seen Russia in the snow you havn't lived. Bit hey theres a mod for that! Morning mists are good.
A lot of fun for big kids like me. Pleasantly surpriced by this one. Usually I get something that won't run on my PC in sale.....Well worth a tenner or thereabouts. Makes a change from killing things..........
Buy it on sale & see for your self.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
566.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Spin Tires is the premier 4x4 game available today. It's physics and graphics blow away any other 4x4 game on the market. If you want an off-road simulation game, then look no further than Spin Tires. It does have a few bugs, but those are over-shadowed by the fun that can be had playing a game with friends. Just when you think you've got a map or a route figured out, everything can and may go wrong. You may have taken a trail a few dozen times before without fault, then suddenly find your truck buried in the mud or worse yet, rolled onto it's side, dumping your load of lumber in the process. I keep playing it for the unpredictability inherent in such a game. You just never know how the game will play out. You may complete a game without fail or you may fail, fail and fail again. In my opinion, the best part of the game is when you fail, then overcome your fail by getting that truck out of the situation you put it in, then use it to deliver a load to the objective.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 8
Relaxing fun, your only enemy is the enviroment...and possibly physics.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 9
This game is the best offroad "simulator" I have ever played.
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17 of 27 people (63%) found this review helpful
5.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
The first half hour spent with the game will be riddled with intensive cursing, then you will begin to feel that the differential lock should be on 90% of the time, and when even that wouldn't help, you still can turn on all-wheel driving which will pull you out from almost any situation. At least in casual mode. Anyway, be careful and approach larger bodies of water slowly, because they tend to be deep enough to stall the engine.

The game is worth its price, the trucks behave realistically in the deep mud (at least for me, who never experienced deeper than my shoes), but I have to mention one thing: camera handling. That's plain terrible. It's sliding from one side of the truck to the other, and you bet that the truck itself will cover half of your monitor any given time, and you can't see where you are going. But don't let that keep away from this title.
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
20.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
The best game there is if you are into mudding, very realilistic graphics, only issue is modding, it is extremely difficult
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
551.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Survive the mud apocalypse.

You drive one of seven 1980s Russian trucks on one of five 1000mx1000m freeroam maps, to uncloak the map, to unlock other trucks, to bring lumber from "lumber" to "objective", to scout one of several routes for doing so, and to winch out all your trucks that got stuck while trying to do the former.

You may point out that to bring lumber of A to B is no real challenge, and if you think of other trucking sims like Euro truck Simulator 2, it isn't (there isn't even a game economy), but the challenge is in getting there because the terrain fights dirty (I paid my dues to the pun union, so shut up). You need to fight the mud every step of the way, and the smaller your truck and the heavier your load, the more difficult it gets. There are ruts in the dirt, your trucks will leave ruts in the dirt, you will get stuck in mud, in boggy soil (it's ok if you go fast, but as soon as you slow down...), in loose soil, on rocks, and in the rivers, lakes and puddles (don't go in to deep, the water has it in for you as well). You will tip over and spill your load, then winch yourself back upright and pick the logs up with a crane. You will repair and refuel yourself and others. You will slip off a rough log bridge carrying a heavy load. You will snag on tree stumps and logs. You will bump against trees and waltz over them.

It's you and your truck against the terrain.

If you think that's boring, don't buy.

download the demo


Be aware though, some people have complained that the game plays "too much like the demo", i.e. they imagined features from the demo that the game doesn't have currently.

There's no tutorial, no career system, just maps and trucks and mud, and you can deliver lumber and load it with a crane, and you get achievements, some of which are challenges that may take you awhile to master. You get 5 maps in the game (I find them sufficiently diverse, even if certain terrain features like pieces of track are copied & pasted), you get 7 trucks, and different tires and equipment for most. There are a lot of mods hosted on the official site and others, but so far installing them means messing with the game files; I expect support for that will be here before the end of the year, but you might not be able to use them in multiplayer.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Really awesome 4x4 sim. just updated for full steering wheel support.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
Everybody needs to own this game. Never before have I had the opportunity to play such a well-made and realistic off-road game. I absolutely love this!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
Offroad-Action at it's finest!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
31.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
If you think you might like this game, you most definitely will.
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