An off-roading simulation game
Spintires is an all-terrain simulation game. Your job is to deliver cargo through the Russian wilderness. Ideally, you would be able to transport the goods without excessively spending your resources or totaling your car. The game was first launched in 2014, but it’s still being supported by its developer, Oovee Games.
Spintires is set in Russia, circa 1980. You will be responsible for your fleet off-road trucks. The task is to collect and deliver logs across rugged terrain, with only a map and compass to guide you. The success of your mission will depend on your ability to deliver the cargo securely and safely. The catch is that you must plot your own route. You must plan accordingly to avoid getting stuck in the mud or wasting your fuel reserves.
The main menu will allow you to view the keyboard controls and its corresponding actions. But, it will not show information about the part’s uses. This means you will have to have basic knowledge of manual cars. This knowledge will come in handy when working with the gearbox, lock differential, winch, and all wheel drive. Other than these key parts, Spintires is a straightforward game; you will use W, A, S, and D as your primary navigational keys.
Spintires will work on most desktop and laptops as it takes up 1GB of space.
Oovee games recommend this set of system requirements:
Memory: 4 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo E4700
Operating System: Windows 7, 8 or 10
You can also run the game on the following minimum system requirements:
Memory: 2 GB
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 9600 GT
CPU: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Operating System: Windows XP or Windows Vista
As both a simulation and sandbox game, Spintires gives you freedom to deliver the cargo however you see possible. You can enhance your gaming experience by raising its resolution to 4k Ultra HD on either an ultra-widescreen monitor or on multiple monitors. The gameplay is capped at 60 frames per second but its use of fast approximate anti-aliasing should smoothen out any jagged edges. The game also lacks support for borderless windows, which would have added to the true-to-life appearance of the game.
A Phenomenal Simulator
Spintires is a game for players of all user-levels. The main objective of the game is easy to fulfill. It is also very lenient towards how you will complete your tasks. As long as you familiarize yourself with key parts of the car and how it works, you will be able to play this game. Your primary controls are on the left-hand side of the keyboard, creating a more ergonomic gaming experience. Spintires missed the mark on creating a true simulated experience with its lack of borderless windows. But, this is a small inconvenience compared to the game 4K resolution on widescreen or multiple monitors. It has a lot to offer for a sandbox game that only takes up 1 GB of storage space.