Overpass is as rough as the terrain they are trying to make you traverse. Badly implemented systems, boring gameplay and a slew of technical issues make this a painful experience from start to finish.
Overpass has some interesting elements, but is largely a very basic and issue ridden racing title that sends you spiraling into a silent mind numbingly boring ride.
There's really no way to gild this filthy lily - Overpass is an infuriating and deeply unsatisfying experience which should be given a wide berth by anyone who values their sanity.
Not even fans of the genre should put themselves through this, let alone casual racer fans. Whilst it may be too niche a concept for a mainstream company, there’s a lot more that could be done with it than this terrible offering. For the mean time, if you want some decent offroad-ish racing, give Wreckfest a try instead.
Playing Overpass just made me angry, and I don’t like being angry. It’s like banging your head against a brick wall, repeatedly. It’s frustrating beyond belief. Why would you want to pay to introduce that feeling into your life?
Overpass tries to satisfy a more thoughtful approach, blending puzzle elements into a racing game. But it offers little to appeal to fans of either genre, leaving a game without much of an identity – or purpose.
A profoundly boring racing game that initially holds your hand, then tears it off and eats it. Overpass is too hard, too irritating, and just too damn loathsome an experience to recommend in any way.
As they say, hell is paved with good intentions. And with Overpass, the intention was good. But its shortcomings in the modeling of vehicle reactions unfortunately do not allow to devote to it diligently. Maybe by helping the player a little more to understand why he fails (an index of motricity for example), by offering him replays or real training in such events, there would have been room for improvement. But as it stands, Overpass is more a source of frustration than pleasure.
Review in French | Read full review
The motor screaming out, stuck in second gear
Overpass is a mediocre off-road simulator that we appreciate for its originality, physics and difficulty. However, we notice the flaws and mistakes indicating the developer's fine job was, in fact, only half-done. What a shame.
Review in Czech | Read full review
Overpass looks the part, but it lacks the physicality to allow its players to truly get to grips with its obstacle-focused racing gameplay.
We can't overcome obstacles and hills in off-road quads and buggies so often, but here it still wasn't any good.
Review in Slovak | Read full review
Overpass is a double edged sword by design.
Overpass has a neat idea at its core, but it's struggled to pull it off effectively. Surmounting treacherous terrain against the clock is sadly not as fun as it sounds, and you're more likely to get frustrated by the iffy handling and strict rules. There's the kernel of a good game here, and we don't doubt some people will enjoy overcoming this game's challenges, but a lack of polish where it matters most puts this game between a rock and a hard place.
Overpass's unique physics system and emphasis on balance might be enough to win over the most dedicated of off-road racing fans, but its shallow progression systems and monotonous gameplay loop greatly limit its appeal.
Overpass is an interesting and unique take on the driving genre, but issues in the most integral areas of the game often make it a chore to play.
Overpass has something interesting ideas, but fails in the attempt of putting them all together, with a flawed balance in the difficulty and not-so-believable physics. It's a shame, because the game has a lot of personality and modes – yet, it feels frustrating.
Review in Italian | Read full review
We hope, however, that in the future the team will be able to take the right path, because with some tricks and greater optimization, it could assemble a respectable racing game.
Review in Italian | Read full review
The developers of Overpass have put in massive efforts to make the game's value as high as a Triple-A title. Unfortunately, the expectations were way too high and it didn't really fulfill the satisfactory level of implementations. There's definitely a demands for games that require you to put in endless effort and time into, but some of the game's achievements do not really justify the time you would invest into, nor provide further encouragement to continue on. At least this game is another gem in its genre due to its rarity between other similar titles. It serves as a good influence for any follow up games that are planned to be released in the 'racing game' genre family.
Review in Korean | Read full review
Overpass is a title that may appeal to a niche audience of off-road enthusiasts. The slower pace will definitely tire on those who prefer racing at breakneck speeds, but there is definitely something engrossing about it. The way it makes you focus more on the track itself and how each obstacle is its own puzzle to conquer is appealing. However, even the niche crowed of off-road enthusiasts won’t be able to overlook the physics issues.