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Play OverviewPlay Overview

SnowRunner (2020) is an off-road driving simulation game that is the follow-up to MudRunner. You drive all-terrain vehicles to traverse between locations and complete deliveries. You need to use the vehicle's gears, all-wheel-drive, fuel levels and other features to negotiate the often broken-down roads. Along with using just a map and compass to navigate, you need to take care of your vehicle that tracks damage.

You play in a range of different regions after specific disasters have taken place: floods, snowfall and pipeline breaks. This sets the scene for you to earn money by helping the situation. As you do you can buy better vehicles that can traverse deeper into the difficult terrain. Some missions are set within a specific time limit, with rewards that get better the faster you complete them.

You can earn aesthetic and mechanical customisations for your vehicles. These range from changing the colour to altering the kinds of tires or installing a frame attachment. The mechanical changes help you complete more missions.

Our examiner, Jo Robertson, first checked SnowRunner 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. In order to play multiplayer, you need to start the single-player game and complete the first contract to unlock the garage – this will allow you to get your own car and play online.

 
You can play this game in the following styles:

DurationDuration

Play Time: This game will take between 88 hours and 94 hours to complete. Can take 300+ hours to complete all aspects of the game.

BenefitsBenefits

This game is good if you want to:

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.

CostsCosts

SnowRunner usually costs £0 to £35.99. 

SnowRunner

XBox StoreSALE Xbox One £34.99 £13.99 until 01/08/2024 Free

Xbox Game Pass

XBox StoreSALE PC £34.99 £13.99 until 01/08/2024
Switch StoreSALE Switch £35.99 £17.99 until 26/07/2024
Steam Store PC £24.99
PlayStation StoreSALE PS5 £32.99 £16.49 until 31/07/2024
PlayStation StoreSALE PS4 £32.99 £16.49 until 31/07/2024

SnowRunner

XBox StoreSALE Xbox X|S £34.99 £13.99 until 01/08/2024
Android Store Android Free
This game is free to play, but there are other costs associated with this game:
  • In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
  • In-Game Pass: Purchase a season/battle pass to gain access to limited in-game purchases, reward items and other aspects of the game.
  • 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.
 
You can purchase additional content for the game in the form of vehicles and the following bundles:
  • Year 1 Pass: Exclusive Sabertooth skin for the Heavy Duty Derry Longhorn 4520, as well as new vehicles, new skins, new missions, new maps to explore.
  • SnowRunner - Season 1 Search & Recover: Russia’s Kola Peninsula alongside new vehicles, missions, skins.
  • SnowRunner - Season 2 Explore & Expand: Scour the maps to find resources and build a huge processing plant across two freezing new maps in Yukon, Canada, and get three new vehicles, exclusive skins.
  • SnowRunner - Season 3 Locate & Deliver: Haul giant logs and bring old railways to life in the remote wilderness of Wisconsin, USA. Enjoy two huge maps, new vehicles and add ons, exclusive skins, unique missions.
  • SnowRunner - Season 4 New Frontiers: Rebuild an old soviet rocket launchpad in Amur Oblast, a huge new winter region and receive two new vehicles, exclusive skins and cosmetics. 
 
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DetailsGame Details

Release Date: 28/04/2020, updated in 2021

Price: Free

Out Now: PC, PS4, Switch and Xbox One

Skill Rating: 9+ year-olds

Players: 1 (4 online)

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

Accessibility: 11 features

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

Developer: Tweets Saber (@TweetsSaber)


Taming Gaming Book Written by parents for parents, the database complements the in-depth discussion about video game addiction, violence, spending and online safety in the Taming Gaming book. We are an editorially independent, free resource without adverts that is supported by partnerships.

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