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Steep's Winterfest DLC is wacky, zany and out now

Hey, remember Steep? Wow, did it get frosty in here all of a sudden. Well, Ubisoft hasn't forgotten it, and it's hoping you'll return (or newly parachute into) its extreme-sports-enthusiasts-nobbing-about-on-a-big-mountain game. Which is to say, Ubisoft has announced the Steep Winterfest...er, festival, a DLC pack that doubles down on the game's wackier elements, by having you take on zany challenges to dethrone a series of bosses. Dino costumes, sledges, and goddamn capes await—it does sound kind of fun, in a forced, Crazy Golf sort of way.

The Steam reviews suggest that Winterfest is not fun, and overpriced at $11.99/£9.99 (although it comes as part of the season pass). The DLC adds a new sport (and vehicle) in the form of the sled, along with a few new challenges, kerrazy costumes and customisation options, including that elegant banana-hammock outfit up there.

Somewhere under all that lies a frustratingly sluggish, but otherwise fairly serene and beautiful mountain traversal game. Here's what Andy thought when he reviewed Steep back in December.

Tom Sykes

Tom loves exploring in games, whether it’s going the wrong way in a platformer or burgling an apartment in Deus Ex. His favourite game worlds—Stalker, Dark Souls, Thief—have an atmosphere you could wallop with a blackjack. He enjoys horror, adventure, puzzle games and RPGs, and played the Japanese version of Final Fantasy VIII with a translated script he printed off from the internet. Tom has been writing about free games for PC Gamer since 2012. If he were packing for a desert island, he’d take his giant Columbo boxset and a laptop stuffed with PuzzleScript games.