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Mudrunner (2017) is an off-roading simulation where you drive ageing Soviet vehicles in extreme, muddy and unpaved environments. It's novel because of the simulated driving and that you just have a map and a compass to navigate.

You take on various contracts to transport logs to their destination while minimising your use of fuel and avoiding damaging your vehicle. It's a realistic challenge without the usual assistance that other games offer. This makes it intentionally difficult but all the more rewarding when you finally get to your destination in one piece.

Along with the open-world missions, Mud Runner offers a challenge mode with nine smaller maps that each introduce specific gameplay functions. Each of these levels also has three bonus objectives that can be completed for additional achievements.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked MudRunner 3 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 months ago.
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Play StylePlay Style

This is a Simulation and Traversal game with Action, Adventure and Race elements. You can play this by yourself or as a 4-player online game. You can play co-op online with 3 other people. There is both a single-player and multiplayer co-op mode that both use the same main six maps.

You can play this game in the following styles:


Play Time: This game will take between 15 hours and 21 hours to complete. To complete all aspects of the game may take up to 55 hours.

Age RatingsAge Ratings

Content Rating

Rated PEGI 3.
Users Interact: The game enables players to interact and communicate with each other, so may expose players to language usually associated with older rated games.

Skill Level

9+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it’s important for parents and guardians to ensure they understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. Navigation efficiently and then following your routes accurately are important for success. Patience and resilience when you are stuck is essential. Persevering even when it looks impossible also helps.

Account Rating

  • You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to Nintendo Online, but can then create accounts for children of any age to play online with Nintendo Switch.
  • You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.


MudRunner usually costs £17.99.


Steam Store PC £17.99
PlayStation Store PS4 Free Free

PS Plus Extra

XBox Store Xbox One -
Switch Store Switch -
There are the following additional costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • You need a subscription to play online:
    • You need to purchase a Nintendo Online subscription to play online with Nintendo Switch.
    • You need to purchase a PlayStation Plus subscription to play online with PlayStation 4.
    • You need to purchase a Xbox Live Gold subscription to play online with Xbox One.
The game has an expansion, American Wilds, which features American automobile instead of Soviet. It also bundled with the base game and release on console as an ultimate edition of the game. Spintires: MudRunner – American Wilds includes the original game and the expansion on Switch. 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 31/10/2017, updated in 2020

Out Now: Android, PC, PS4, Switch, Xbox One and iOS

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

Genres: Simulation, Traversal (Action, Adventure and Race)

Accessibility: 0 features documented (Tweet Developer )

Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night, Open World and Weather

Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)

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