Since the press discovered multi-billionaire Bob Slayer’s best kept secret, the illegal Glacier Races, there are more applications than ever before for this deadly, crazy race. New contenders have entered the race, their vehicles are faster, stronger and equipped with new, experimental kind of weapons.
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Release Date: Sep 6, 2010

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Since the press discovered multi-billionaire Bob Slayer’s best kept secret, the illegal Glacier Races, there are more applications than ever before for this deadly, crazy race. New contenders have entered the race, their vehicles are faster, stronger and equipped with new, experimental kind of weapons. Every each contender believes that their car is best equipped and will lead them to victory and an unthinkable amount of prize money.

In “Glacier3” you can select one of the 8 powerful cars. Find out what car and weapons work best in which tracks, or work best with your strategy. Will you go for the fastest time and leave all other contenders behind in dust, or will you just turn around and blow them into pieces?

Features:
  • More, heavier and cooler weapons!
  • More battle cars!
  • More, better and interactive tracks!
  • Loads of more features!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 2.0 GHZ or better
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 128MB Videocard, Shader model 2.0, ATI 9600, NVidia 6600 or better
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Storage: 500 MB available space
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Akfiz
0.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
Product received for free
[EN] Ew! a poorly made came, looks like something that came straight out of alpha, the controls suck, the only way this game can be fun is if you like things that don't make any sense, better stay away from it. 5/10

[RO] Ew! un joc foarte slab facut, arata ca ceva care a fost lansat din alpha, controlul e varza, singurul mod in care jocul asta poate sa fie distractiv este daca iti plac lucrurile care n-au nici un sens, mai bine stai departe de el. 5/10
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VIX | King Renly Baratheon
0.1 hrs
Posted: August 20
Product received for free
Some feats of human endeavor have simply hit a plateau and will advance no further: the presidential autobiography, the drunken bar fight, the hot dog-eating contest, the movie biopic, the musical-legend-in-his/her-golden-years duet album. In these areas, revision is unthinkable; sameness becomes a structuring principle rather than a liability. Every once in a while, however, this wisdom is turned on its head, and an idea, maybe one that seems a little crazy at first, catches fire, revitalizes old forms, and we have what's called a “game changer.”

For the racing genre, Glacier 3: The Meltdown is not that game-changing game: It's like an artifact from early-'90s arcades, the kind you might still see at shopping malls and in movie theater lobbies. Tempting though it may be to chalk the game's throwback texture and jerky movements to nostalgia, Glacier 3 feels, finally, cheap and fly-by-night (and weirdly unfinished), the kind of thing that might blow your mind if you caught a glimpse of it while standing in 1989, but 20-plus years on it's a bit like Lola at the end of the Barry Manilow song, wearing faded feathers and a Havisham-grade evening gown while attempting to obliterate any thought that might separate the present from its glorious past.

The only thing that dates it to within five years of its release date is a pronounced design influence on the vehicles by the 2008 Paul W.S. Anderson demolition-derby-dystopia actioner Death Race.

The only thing that dates it to within five years of its release date is a pronounced design influence on the vehicles by the 2008 Paul W.S. Anderson demolition-derby-dystopia actioner Death Race. Team 6, Glacier's designers, might have been better off had they spent less time cribbing that film's death-proofed gunship/crotch-rockets and more time taking a page from Anderson's textbook on matters such as hybridizing the anything-it-takes-to-win mentality with the guiltless pleasure to be had from blasting or mashing or skewering a rival racer into the next life. For all the minutes getting setup, picking the right car, figuring how to do basic things such as drive and shoot, there's next to no gratification to be had from winning or, if it's the big draw for you, smokin' other drivers.

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Boultergan
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 1
Product received for free
Don't ask me how I managed to get 0.2 hours out of this
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BeTH
0.1 hrs
Posted: July 29
Product received for free
Graphics are truely amazing, Its a real challenge! I
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Ryalb
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 22
Paid like $10 soley for an edgy soundtrack apparently. Game is so bad that there pretty much is no game. The only lie not being sold here was the options as it was the correct plural of the use of the TWO very generous OPTIONS e.g. how loud do you want your ♥♥♥♥ music or how quiet (the default is off) do you want your even worse sound FX. ♥♥♥♥ you Red Owl productions and Ronnie whoever the ♥♥♥♥ you are go die.
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★Mr.Flango♛
0.5 hrs
Posted: June 24
Sorry i dont like the game. The think is good
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Wolf
0.1 hrs
Posted: May 10
Product received for free
I can't even
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coleonoscopy
0.4 hrs
Posted: March 31
Never gotten AIDS from a game before. Unfortunately there's a first for everything.
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BOT Feathers
0.3 hrs
Posted: March 30
Tried to turn slightly, did a full 90 degree turn.
The story line is really enthrawling!
I love how customisable the graphics are!
The graphics are truely amazing!
Its a real challenge! I love the lack of tutorial!
The lack of a controls menu makes the game really hard and challenging!
Physics where non existant making the game have a really unique taste!

10/10- Would win a race by driving off a mountain and getting killed again!
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
If they'd actually put more effort into this game, this could turn into a decent battle racing game. Poor port + high price = 26% on steam. But that's not really fair. Considering there are not so many games of this genre out there, this one is actually playable for a few hours. Or at least you can make it playable.

You can fix controls in this game, by editing misc\DefaultInput0.cfg file.
You can change resolution by editing Autoexec.cfg.
You can change gravity value in Gamesettings.cfg, so it doesn't take so long to fall.
I guess you can even fix excessive steering by editing car xml settings, but I didn't really went that far.

What's not fixable are physics and design of course, but that reminds of PS1 days for some reason. Amd there are far worse games with positive reviews, so yeah, take that screaming masses!
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302 of 337 people (90%) found this review helpful
238 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 25, 2015
Got the game for free.

Started it.

Screen went black.

Graphics downscaled to Atari 2600 32p resolution.

Finally got to main menu.

ButtRock.mp3 blairing.

Started "Story Mode."

"What the ♥♥♥♥ am I doing?"

Find out there's literally no story.

Tried turning left.

Literally made 90 degree turn left going full speed, yet still going forward.

"What the ♥♥♥♥ am I doing?"

No map.

"Where the ♥♥♥♥ am I going?"

A.I. Seems just as lost as I am.

Can't figure out how to shoot gun, because no tutorial.

No menu for controls.

"What the ♥♥♥♥ am I doing?"

Somehow won the "race" in 1st place by driving off a cliff.

Quit after first race. Felt like a good place to never come back again.


0/10, no trading cards.
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82 of 97 people (85%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 26, 2015
the collection of the bad games steam has is huge,this is one of them.
one of the worst games ive played so far
No graphic options
No control options
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62 of 71 people (87%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: March 10, 2015
This game has to be one of, if not the worst racing game i have played. The options only give you 2 things you can see or edit. Music volume and.. You guessed it! Game volume. No place does it say the controls because they didnt bother. The graphics belong in 1998 and even back then this would look terrible. You have a so called 'Story Mode' where its just like all other damn races or challenges. Race win, run out of the map multiple times, move around in mid-air if you turn the wheel.
And on and on. Disgrace.
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86 of 117 people (74%) found this review helpful
39 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18, 2014
Got this game in a $2 bundle, and I still feel like this was a rip-off.

Kind of feel like if I was paid to play this, I'd still be coming out behind.

This is just bad.

The kind of bad where you buy one of those cheap $5 japanese fleshlight knockoffs, get semi-drunk and decide it would be funny to actually try it out, then after you finish, you find yourself holding your DNA in what amounts to a toiletpaper tube in your hand and looking at where you are in your life that that just happened.

Don't shame yourself by buying this game.

Just say no.
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93 of 140 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 27, 2014
There is no Manual, no option to see Controls (Key Bindings) in the game's menu. Ugly graphics, absurd physics. I like such kind of games very much. For example, I like very much the game "Gas Guzzlers Extreme", though the "GGE" has its own defects, but I really enjoy "Gas Guzzlers Extreme".
It's a pity that there are too little such games. And I wish more games of such type but of HIGH QUALITY. "Glacier 3: The Meltdown" is the worst game of such sort.
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29 of 33 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 27, 2015
This game is possibly the worst racing game i've ever played and no i havent played big rigs over the road racing but the cars are slippery yes i do get that its on ice but when its not on ice the cars control like they are on ice, im not entirely sure what A and D do apart from move the camera east or west abit the only weapon i could figure out using is missile which sucks by pressing space and you move the car with the arrow keys which i really like but i wish that there was an option to 1: change the resolution 2: change the controls and 3: an STORY LINE since there is a story mode but there is no story line oh and that leads me onto 4: A ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ TUTORIAL explaining the controls and what each button corresponds to apart from guess and most of the time its luck hell i dont think i've ever played a racing game this bad sure there's trucker but at least that has a tutorial and changeable controls but this the only things in the options menu is music and sound effects which get changed apart from that its just luck if you get a control and im not playing it again not even for £1,000,000,000,000,000 or $1,000,000,000,000,000 hell i would rather play E.T on the atari 2600 than this piece of crap and the fact that i got it for free through indiegala email adress they give you game thing it still feels like i diserve a refeund on this.
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28 of 32 people (88%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 7, 2015
"Bob Slayer’s best kept secret, the illegal Glacier Races"

This should of stayed a secret and been illegal to be on Steam. The controls are horrendous with no option to change them. (I hit every button looking for the gun). The NPC's don't care about winning, they only care about blowing you up or running you off the mountain. You could still be at the start line and the NPC will turn around, drive back and annoy you lol. Driving straight consists of 360's, it's quite funny. The graphics in the screenshots don't look bad, but when you play, it's like a cardboard box. The annoying ambulance sound at the start of the game will explode your head. It was a free game, but I still wouldn't recommend it.
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47 of 71 people (66%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 30, 2014
First impressions: http://www.cublikefoot.com/glacier-3-the-meltdown-first-impressions/

Glacier 3: The Meltdown is your typical "destructive" racing game. It's nothing too special, but it did a fantastic job keeping me entertained during my first play session.

Nothing much can be said about what makes Glacier 3 special from other, similar games. Like I said, it is pretty typical. The game features eight vehicles to choose from and a variety of tracks that can be driven on. There are several power-ups spread throughout each of the tracks, each granting you some kind of advantage. I stuck with missiles the entire time. They act like the red shells in Mario Kart, homing in on enemies (most of the time).

The game's physics, however, were very amusing. The vehicles each made very sharp turns, very easily, at high speeds. I also bounced off a rock at one point, like a basketball, landing back on the track. That was quite fun. The AI beat me everytime, aside from one track, where I went all-out with missiles, so the game can be a bit challenging at times, but nothing that a good missile or two can't solve.

There's not much else to say about Glacier 3. If I were to attempt to justify its price, I would pin that on how ridiculous the racing is (physics, weapons, etc.). It is fun, but has some technical issues that I wish had been addressed, such as the resolution, which is locked at some low resolution.
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45 of 70 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: April 25, 2014
Oh boy , where should i start from?
First of all - there are no other settings beside Music and FX volume and FX volume is turned off by default. The menu music is mainly consisted in 2 house-ish tracks, obviously cut-off of a random set with bad quality. I don't even want to talk about the controlls and the overal in-game experience!

Would not recommend!
1.5/10
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