BeamNG.drive

Racing simulator with many auto and terrain options

6.9

471 Votes

  • Category Racing games
  • License Full version
  • Version Preview beta
  • Works under Windows 10 / Windows 8.1 / Windows 8 / Windows 7
  • Language English
  • Program by BeamNG

BeamNG.drive drops you into a realistic and immersive driving world that features almost limitless possibilities. For example, the soft-body physics engine will simulate almost every aspect of how you'd drive a vehicle in real time, and the result is dynamic and realistic behavior. The driving has a visceral and authentic feel. When you crash, it has a realistically violent effect, yet the physics still have an accessible enough feature that you can drive with the game pad or a keyboard. Still, it's authentic enough that you have one of the most realistic racing games, which features an uncanny amount of realism.

The vehicles and the environments of BeamNG.drive have a professional level of detail down to the most minute details. The game developers put years of research, meticulous design, and experience into building an authentic racing game that recreates the excitement of a real-world driving experience. The developers are a small team that does not have obligations to the publishers or outside interests. If you want an ultimate soft-body vehicle simulator, BeamNG.drive covers a large variety of vehicles and different missions. For example, you have a delivery mission to high speed rally races. You can even rev your engines and go smashing cars in a demolition derby. Vehicle customization lets you make the car or truck all yours. You can fix it up, strip away the body panels to lower the weight and upgrade it.

You have many styles of gameplay that you can do beyond races and crashes. Other styles of gameplay in BeamNG.drive includes stunt challenge, police chases, and specialized mini-games. The ultimate goal of the developers is to eventually create a more sandbox world type of career mode. This will include vehicle ownership and used vehicles that you can buy and run for with events.

BeamNG gives you the total freedom to do whatever you want with your truck or car, and it is one thing that a lot of other games do not offer. One example of this freedom is off-road racing with a family sedan or speeding a delivery truck down a racing circuit. All of this includes the soft-body simulation physics. What makes the game fun is that you are not forced to do anything. At this time, you can run four to six vehicles at a time. The hope is to eventually bring that number up to eight and include a multiplayer function. However, it could be some time before BeamNG.Drive gets a multiplayer option. Some of the focus includes various driving events, single player career mode, and creating additional content. The game has more than road vehicles you can drive. You can also drive helicopters and airplanes in a way that is authentic because of the soft-body physics.

Pros

  • Soft-body physics
  • Total freedom to drive whatever your heart desires
  • Tons of different driving modes
  • Realism that is hard to find in racing games

Cons

  • No multiplayer
  • Terrible game title—you wouldn't even know it's a game
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