the Grand Prix, forget the rallying and forget your favourite
sports cars, 4x4 Evolution is just around the corner and it's
going to show us just how much fun off-road 4x4 vehicular racing
can be. Just recently, Terminal Reality (developers of 4x4 Evo)
released a public beta; showing off single-player and multi-player
racing, a bold move from the developers that brought us Nocturne,
Fly! and the first game based on the Blair Witch Project movie,
this also shows the publisher is not scared that people will
not buy the game based on what's in the beta.
4x4 Evo does not have a Counter-Strike sized following at the
moment, the beta currently downloadable from FilePlanet is proving
reasonably popular at just under 5000 downloads at the time
of writing. Unfortunately I did get the feeling that this was
going to be another run-of-the-mill, wacky racing game deciding
to deviate from standard racing game procedures. But we are
reassured that Terminal Reality are taking new steps, going
where no developer has really been before and could turn out
an original and excellent game, for this we salute them.
Key To Success
seen in the Need For Speed series among others, you are given
the opportunity to race for money, money that you can use to
upgrade your truck to improve its performance. Your truck can
be customised and tweaked in all manner of ways from the simple
brake adjusting to suspension and steering. If you're the gamer
that likes to tinker with your vehicle then you will definitely
not feel left out.
and altering your game looks set to be very prominent, especially
in the PC and Mac versions. There will be the option to "spray
paint" your truck a la Viper Racing and hopefully import your
own custom logos. A map editor will ship with the final version
allowing players to easily create their own race tracks with
a powerful program and soon after the games release we should
see a flurry of new tracks appearing on the internet.