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Stuck in SnowRunner? Perhaps this tips trailer will help

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Travelling in the snow is hard. Really hard! That's why the only things mad enough to attempt it are Father Christmas, and the big, hulking trucks of terrain sim SnowRunner (opens in new tab). The former cheats by using magical, flying reindeer, but the latter have to carve their way through the sloppy snow and mud. You, potentially a greenhorn player of the 'Runner series, might be finding this difficult. But publisher Focus Home have put out a handy tips video.

It sounds like sensible stuff: be sure to scout your environment, manage your fuel, slow and steady wins the truck race, and so on. But I appreciate a concise tips trailer like this one—it makes it easier to get into a game, than wading through a massively detailed beginner's guide.

On the fence about SnowRunner? Have a read (opens in new tab) of Andy's (83%-scoring) review, or check out this mod (opens in new tab) that turns your vehicle into, er, a giant octopus.

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.