Steep

Overview

Reviews

  • Steep
71

TechSpot Metascore

Based on 20 expert reviews
  • Excellent:
    1
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    5

Expert reviews and ratings

By Gadgets360 on 60

If you've been gaming since the early 2000s, then you know there is one series of games that didn't quite make the transition to the current generation — SSX. Short for Snowboard Supercross, it was a snowboarding game with exaggerated physics and an...

By GameSpot on 70

Steep is a game that's never really sure what it is, and its vagueness and lack of meaningful rewards causes it to suffer in any comparisons to the likes of SSX. But there's a quiet thrill to exploring the Matterhorn and Mont Blanc, and snowed-in Alpine villages. It's a strangely attractive approach for all its qualifications, and there's a constant sense that Ubisoft is channeling George Mallory's famous response when asked why he wanted to scramble up Mount Everest: "Because it's there."

By CriticalHit on 59

Steep is pretty to look at it, but it's also pretty awful to play as breath-taking visuals alone aren't enough to help this extreme sports game from going downhill.Steep was reviewed by Darryn Bonthuys on a PlayStation 4Industry Averages73/...

By PCGamer on 85

This kind of exalted occurrence can also be found throughout the game in its daring, life-or-death sequences and even the simplicity of earning co-op XP by easily pairing up with up to three real-life friends or strangers and just exploring the world or doing tricks within proximity of each other. I honestly wasn't expecting to find such a harmony with Steep's wide world, but it's definitely there.

By Polygon on 80

In the end, that flow is what Steep is all about. Too many extreme-sports video games gate the fun of exploring what they offer behind endless challenges, forcing players to retry over and over until they get bored and move on. Steep sets itself apart by never holding players back and never slowing down. Across hours spent with the game, I was free to throw myself down the mountain as many times and in as many ways as I wanted. As it turns out, that made for a damn good time.

By WCCFTech on 78

Steep delivers great fun for winter sports game fans, although it can be a little difficult to find amongst a huge map and confusing tutorial/interface. What Ubisoft has tried to accomplish is mostly successful, and fans of winter sports games will find...

By gamecrate.com on 75

Steep is an action sports game that features snowboarding, skiing, wingsuits, and paragliding courses. There are several games that try to recreate Shaun White's Snowboarding, SSX, and even the Tony Hawk games. Most of those games fail, but I wouldn't...

By New Game Network on 71

The gorgeous open world and excellent skiing and snowboarding of Steep outweigh some problematic design elements and less enjoyable air-based...

By HardcoreGamer on 70

There is a good game hiding among the issues, but it’s one that most players might not discover. It doesn’t top the best snowboarding game ever made (Amped 3), but it does provide plenty of reasons to continue traveling the Alps. Should the trick system and technical issues be resolved in a sure to occur patch, Steep will become a must play. In its current state, however, it’s best to approach with caution.

By PC Gamer on 65

SteepSteep's freedom is exhilarating and it looks stunning, but clunky, imprecise controls tarnish the...

By ImpulseGamer on 78

Steep Review on Xbox One is a fun game with some fiddly elements like controls and multiplayer but overall, it still delivery an extreme sports...

By Destructoid on 60

Slightly above average or simply inoffensive. Fans of the genre should enjoy this game, but a fair few will be left unfulfilled. How we score:  The Destructoid Reviews...

By eurogamer.net on

This mountain has stories. That's what someone in Steep told me early on in the adventure, although I may be paraphrasing.And I thought: Sure, stories, blah blah blah. The time I spun off that jump at a wonky angle and landed, inelegantly, in the open...

By Bit-tech.net on

There are few things more irritating in video games than poorly handled controls, and it wouldn't even be an issue if the game was difficult: Skate 3 was a monster to learn to play at first, but here there's no sense of progression.The rest of the game...