The steepest slopes, thrilling stunts and dangerous action provide a most excellent skiing experience. At an altitude of 2000 metres, far away from civilization, in a battle between you and nature.
User reviews:
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Positive (27 reviews) - 85% of the 27 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Aug 28, 2007

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About This Game

The steepest slopes, thrilling stunts and dangerous action provide a most excellent skiing experience. At an altitude of 2000 metres, far away from civilization, in a battle between you and nature. Who rides the craziest track, where does the next jump lead to; speed, tricks or staying upright - Only those who are willing to push their own boundaries will experience the ultimate adrenaline rush!

For the first time the player gets the opportunity to go off-piste with his skiers without being cramped by unrealistic barriers. Stylish jumps, no rules, extreme speed, off-piste, crazy stunts – that’s in! No barriers to prevent the player from feeling the real freedom of fresh powder snow while screaming down mountainsides with only their nerve to hold them back.

Key Features

  • 4 mountains in different landscapes
  • Race and jump missions at every mountain
  • Additional „Special Events“ at every mountain where the player can gain extra points and special prizes
  • 16 different jumps
  • Upgrade your skier with over 30 different pieces of equipment to utilize

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows ME / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 1.8 GHz or better
    • Memory: 256 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card 64MB+
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows ME / Windows 98 / Windows 2000 / Windows XP / Windows Vista / Windows 7
    • Processor: Intel Pentium 4 2.4 GHz or better
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX 9 compatible graphics card 128MB+
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Overall:
Positive (27 reviews)
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StarWolf
0.4 hrs
Posted: January 11
No controller support, early PS2 graphics, unintuitive interface and controls. I'm sorry, guys. This is FAIL. I'll be requesting a refund on this one.

The only thing they got right was the soundtrack.
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KacsacsőrűEmlősÚszóhártya
3.3 hrs
Posted: January 4
FreakOut: Extreme Freeride is an extreme skiing game from 2007 but still rocks (the game + the soundtrack too)

- Adjustable screen resolution
- The graphics looks good in 1080p even the game is from '07
- Amazing maps
- Some says the 'Partical Controller Support' is not working perfectly, but who cares... keyboard master race
- Few minor bugs, but you rarely meet them
- Great soundtrack for extreme skiing
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killex9210
0.2 hrs
Posted: August 14, 2015
this game is realy fun and realy nice :) however this is not a game for the new and stylish skiers
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SuperAyzeek
0.3 hrs
Posted: July 29, 2015
Super!
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|Бенедиктатор™
0.2 hrs
Posted: July 15, 2015
Nice Arcade-Game ;)
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ChristerDoo
0.5 hrs
Posted: June 22, 2015
Game has real potential to be fun, a bit reminiscent of SSX on Tour. Too bad the controls SUCK SO TOTALLY. You cannot properly map the controls to a gamepad and once you try you cannot even reset to the Default keyboard controls so you are doubly buggered. Considering it was released for PS2 and worked with a controller on that platform it is just a very poor effort by the devs with the shoddy controls on this PC port. This factor alone ruins what could have been a fun game. If you are used to proper controls, à la SSX, you will NOT like this game. You have been warned. With the controls in such a terrible state I can in no way recommend this game as is. What a shame given the overall lack of such games on PC.
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haze
0.9 hrs
Posted: June 14, 2015
The partial contorller support is broken.. half the buttons wont map.
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|BENEDIKTATOR™
60.1 hrs
Posted: February 28, 2015
FreakOut ...
... is not a perfekt Game, but its one of the few Freestyleski Games on PC. Clearly you cant compare it with the new Game called SNOW here on Steam. This one is from 2007 and the grafics always remind you on that.
BUT its a really fun Game and it has great chellanges. Its a Game you could play for 1000 of hours like I did with the non-Steam version.
I would recommend this Game to every Skier, especially to Freeskiers out there.

Keep on Ridin^^
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|RaSTa*| VIRTIKA
12.0 hrs
Posted: February 23, 2015
Awesome Game. IF you played the non-Steam version for more than 100 hours you know how this feels like :D
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arm005
1.4 hrs
Posted: February 1, 2015
Visually the game looks a lot like SSX 3, but you can change the screen size to match current monitors and add antialiasing. You have a selection of about six skiers, and you can customize them with different clothes and gear. I was a little disappointed in the overall lack of customization. It's enough that you can pick an outfit you like, but you probably wont be satisfied with the selection of hats, pants, and jackets. Either way I've seen more customization in other snow games (Amped comes to mind). It's not bad, but it's not great.

Gameplay is challenge based, and remember it's a freestyle game so no races. Challenges come down to gaps, rails, pickups, and score challenges. The skiing is very smooth and responsive. Big jumps feel satisfying, and nailing a huge off-axis spin feels great. Crashes are physics based, so your character rag dolls down the hill and your skis fly off in all directions. The game also has controller support for two players with customizable buttons. I personally use a wired xbox 360 controller and it works fine.

There are about 5 mountain environments to traverse, all various backcountry areas. So far each run is about 2 minutes long from top to bottom, with multiple runs per different area. It is NOT a single mountain. Instead you select a mountain on the main menu and then select which run. The challenges are interesting enough to keep you occupied, which is good because there isn't any story. Also keep in mind that this is a semi-old game, so the music is completely dated.

So why do I recommend this game even with limited customization, old music, and no races? Because the core gameplay is very solid and intuitive. The skiing is fluid and feels great for an arcade style game. I also haven't experienced any pc problems with this game, so it is very stable. For ten bucks, you could do a lot worse. Is it the best ski/board game I've ever played? No. But it's also nowhere near the worst. A very satisfying ski game for the price.
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Most Helpful Reviews  Overall
45 of 50 people (90%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
Recommended
92.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 13, 2015
Being a hardcore fan since it came out I must say this game really is something special and has a special place in my heart. I remember playing it in the winter with my friends over and we would have an awesome time. We would compete with eachother when the highscores were online. We were in the TOP 10 *literally*. The visuals are still great and it works fine on newer machines and OS's. Been spamming the forums for years now hoping it would get released. In 2010 I even got this game to be supported on Xfire. Bought the original disc and now I own it on steam too. When the devs reached out to me saying it got released today I was stoaked. It has its' flaws and bugs but it works really good on basically any decent machine out there. I don't want to spoil any of the game but the main goal is to complete challenges and do freerides. It's simple but very fun. Just try it out for yourself. The price is not that high. The only thing that needs fixing is the online multiplayer *It does not connect to the central server thus making it only playable thru LAN with Hamachi/ Tunngle..." and the online highscores. That was awesome and it brought so much more to the game and I really hope the great devs over in Austria can get this sorted^^ GET IT WHILE IT's HOT LADS!;)

13. January, 2016: 1 Year after the original post: I still come back to this game now and then and have an awesome time... I can never really get bored of it... It's like the girlfriend that everyone secretly wants to return to:p
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21 of 24 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 28, 2015
FreakOut ...
... is not a perfekt Game, but its one of the few Freestyleski Games on PC. Clearly you cant compare it with the new Game called SNOW here on Steam. This one is from 2007 and the grafics always remind you on that.
BUT its a really fun Game and it has great chellanges. Its a Game you could play for 1000 of hours like I did with the non-Steam version.
I would recommend this Game to every Skier, especially to Freeskiers out there.

Keep on Ridin^^
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10 of 10 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: February 1, 2015
Visually the game looks a lot like SSX 3, but you can change the screen size to match current monitors and add antialiasing. You have a selection of about six skiers, and you can customize them with different clothes and gear. I was a little disappointed in the overall lack of customization. It's enough that you can pick an outfit you like, but you probably wont be satisfied with the selection of hats, pants, and jackets. Either way I've seen more customization in other snow games (Amped comes to mind). It's not bad, but it's not great.

Gameplay is challenge based, and remember it's a freestyle game so no races. Challenges come down to gaps, rails, pickups, and score challenges. The skiing is very smooth and responsive. Big jumps feel satisfying, and nailing a huge off-axis spin feels great. Crashes are physics based, so your character rag dolls down the hill and your skis fly off in all directions. The game also has controller support for two players with customizable buttons. I personally use a wired xbox 360 controller and it works fine.

There are about 5 mountain environments to traverse, all various backcountry areas. So far each run is about 2 minutes long from top to bottom, with multiple runs per different area. It is NOT a single mountain. Instead you select a mountain on the main menu and then select which run. The challenges are interesting enough to keep you occupied, which is good because there isn't any story. Also keep in mind that this is a semi-old game, so the music is completely dated.

So why do I recommend this game even with limited customization, old music, and no races? Because the core gameplay is very solid and intuitive. The skiing is fluid and feels great for an arcade style game. I also haven't experienced any pc problems with this game, so it is very stable. For ten bucks, you could do a lot worse. Is it the best ski/board game I've ever played? No. But it's also nowhere near the worst. A very satisfying ski game for the price.
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12 of 15 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.0 hrs on record
Posted: February 23, 2015
Awesome Game. IF you played the non-Steam version for more than 100 hours you know how this feels like :D
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 14, 2015
this game is realy fun and realy nice :) however this is not a game for the new and stylish skiers
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: January 4
FreakOut: Extreme Freeride is an extreme skiing game from 2007 but still rocks (the game + the soundtrack too)

- Adjustable screen resolution
- The graphics looks good in 1080p even the game is from '07
- Amazing maps
- Some says the 'Partical Controller Support' is not working perfectly, but who cares... keyboard master race
- Few minor bugs, but you rarely meet them
- Great soundtrack for extreme skiing
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4 of 9 people (44%) found this review helpful
6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
The partial contorller support is broken.. half the buttons wont map.
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6 of 16 people (38%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 22, 2015
Game has real potential to be fun, a bit reminiscent of SSX on Tour. Too bad the controls SUCK SO TOTALLY. You cannot properly map the controls to a gamepad and once you try you cannot even reset to the Default keyboard controls so you are doubly buggered. Considering it was released for PS2 and worked with a controller on that platform it is just a very poor effort by the devs with the shoddy controls on this PC port. This factor alone ruins what could have been a fun game. If you are used to proper controls, à la SSX, you will NOT like this game. You have been warned. With the controls in such a terrible state I can in no way recommend this game as is. What a shame given the overall lack of such games on PC.
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