\1Crash master
Holic, Bratislava, Slovakia
 
 
Currently residing at the Grange Hill Junkyard on the Big Surf Island, near Paradise City. I play various racing, sports and simulation games while also enjoying being a goat or tree from time to time.

MY SPECS
Computer 1 (2023):
ASUS TUF GAMING B550-PLUS
AMD Ryzen 5 5600 6-Core Processor
G.SKILL Aegis 16 GB KIT RAM DDR4 3000 MHz
INNO3D GeForce RTX 3060 12 GB GDDR6

Computer 2 (2020):
MSI X470 GAMING PLUS MAX
AMD Ryzen 5 2600 Six-Core Processor
G.SKILL Aegis 16 GB KIT RAM DDR4 2133 MHz
Manli GeForce GTX 1650 4 GB GDDR6

MY NON-STEAM GAMES
Alarm for Cobra 11: Nitro
Arsenal Club Football 2005
Burnout Paradise: The Ultimate Box (retail version)
Bus Driver (retail version)
Cars Mater-National Championship (retail version)
Colin McRae Rally 4
Crashday (2x; Czech DVD & European CD retail versions)
Euro Truck Simulator (retail version)
F1 Manager 2000
Flatout (retail version)
Flatout 2 (retail version)
Flatout Ultimate Carnage (retail version)
Ford Racing 2
Ford Racing 3 (retail version)
Ford Street Racing (SCORE magazine bonus DVD)
Ford Racing Off Road (retail version)
Football Manager 2007
Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage (SCORE magazine bonus DVD)
GTI Racing (SCORE magazine bonus DVD)
GTR - FIA GT Racing Game (retail version)
MotoGP Ultimate Racing Technology 2
NBA 2K13 (retail version)
NBA Live 2005
Need for Speed: Underground
Need for Speed: Underground 2
Need for Speed: Most Wanted
Need for Speed: Carbon
Need for Speed: ProStreet
Offroad
Pro Evolution Soccer 6 (2x; European & Scandinavian retail versions)
Pro Evolution Soccer 2014 (retail version)
Race Driver GRID (retail version)
Rally Championship 2000
RTL Biathlon 2007
RTL Ski Jumping 2006
Spore: Creature Creator
Street Racing Syndicate (SCORE magazine bonus DVD)
Subway Simulator: Prague Metro
Tennis Masters Series 2003
Test Drive Unlimited
Test Drive Unlimited 2 (retail version)
Tony Hawk's American Wasteland
Total Immersion Racing (DOUPĚ magazine bonus DVD)
TrackMania Power-Up
Trucks & Trailers (retail version)
Virtua Tennis 3

Burnout Paradise Remastered achievements
(Steam version did not include achievements at first, therefore it later unlocked them all at once)

2020.06.06: Lookin' Good; Island Explorer; Smash n' Grab; Misdemeanor; Off the Beaten Path; Learning to Fly; Perfect Rage; Rampage!; Bottom of the Class; Great Start; Surf Boards; Crash TV Air Time
2020.06.13: Daredevil; Millionaires' Club; Parallel Park; Duckin' and Weavin'; Boosting Around the World; Explorer; Watt?; Paid and Displayed; Shopaholic; Spinnin' Around; Rising From the Ashes; Underachiever; Flying High; Just for Pics; Join the Party
2020.06.19: Totally Smashed; It's Showtime; Online Racer; Bustin' Out; Party Crasher
2020.06.20: Speed King; Online Champion; Must Try Harder
2020.06.22: Flying Colours; People Person; Golden; The Right Side of the Law; Burnout Skills; Perfect Party Game
2020.06.23: Crashin' All Over The World
2020.06.24: Paradise Won; Car in a China Shop; Online and Kicking; First Win; The Gang Is Back In Town
2020.06.26: Party Animal; Block Party
2020.06.27: Supercharger
2020.06.30: Firestarter
2020.07.02: The Show Must Go On
2020.07.06: All Pimped Out; Criterion Elite; Elite; Massive Party Game
Currently Offline
Screenshot Showcase
My very final view of Windows 7 gaming on Steam.
Review Showcase
16.8 Hours played
INTRO
There's many off-road/rally games available on Steam, is this one any good?

THE GOOD AND THE BAD
+ Runs smooth on ultra settings on a below average card
+ Offers many cool cars exclusive to this game as far as I know
+ Good variety of locations and track types
+ Has enough content with all DLCs installed
+ Cars can be used universally and aren't locked to certain tracks or modes

- Outdated and blurry graphics
- Mirrors don't work in cockpit view (not a bug, it's a missing feature)
- Has only a few generic rock tracks as "soundtrack"
- Smash-Up is an incredibly annoying game mode

OVERALL
Gravel is fine if you can get it for cheap. I personally prefer V-Rally 4 as it has actual rally stages (not a criticism by the way that these aren't featured here) and a more demanding (and enjoyable) handling model. That game has noticeably less content though. So for most of you, Gravel would probably be a better choice. But it's not a game I would call proper good. It's just fine. It screams budget racer at every corner and I feel there was very little effort put into the handling model. This game is purely carried by licensed cars. I wish Steam offered some neutral stance for reviews instead of just two very clear options. Let's give it a thumbs up I guess...

RATING
6/10