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You won’t have to look hard to find what this game has to offer, from its extreme situations to its more subtle pleasures
Steep refines the winter sports template in a way that no other title has managed to this extent; skillfully marrying open-world and social aspects to create one of the freshest genre entries around. Steep is the most fun I’ve had on the digital slopes in a long time.
Extreme outdoor sports for those who wish to remain indoors
I'd love more dedication to the snowboarding and skiing parts of the game, but as an out-of-left-field product, Steep is engaging, fun and most of all yours to play, however you want to play it.
Steep never holds players back or slows them down
Ubisoft deserves a round of applause for addressing the industry’s severe lack of snow sport games with something bold and ambitious. Steep might suffer from play value issues, but there’s nothing comparable. For the more than 10 million skiers and snowboarders around the world, this is a moment of liberation that should go recognized.
Steep is a triumph at merging gameplay and presentation to deliver players a sense of place in its beautiful open world. Controlling each sport feels simple yet laser precise, and the diversity in sports and challenges encouraged me to stay in the game even when challenges became too frustrating or uninteresting. Add to this a solid layer of social functionality, albeit shallow when playing with strangers, and you have a game that reaches the great heights it endeavors to recreate.
Graphically, there’s no argument that Steep is gorgeous.
As a free playground for winter extreme sports lovers, Steep is a good experiment with fun challenges and a lot to explore, on the other side the game probably should have been more explicit on its objectives and include a limited offline mode.
Review in Spanish | Read full review
Steep is not a game for gamers, but it is a game for mountain lovers. With gameplay that's easy to learn but hard to master, immerses players in a huge environment full of challenges. Great first contact waiting for a more refined second chapter.
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