Volvo The Game 1.0

Get behind the wheel of a realistic virtual Volvo car in this racing simulator game

  • Category:

    Racing games

  • Version:

    1.0

  • Works under:

    Windows 7 / Windows Vista / Windows XP / Windows 8

  • Program available in:In English
  • Program license:Free
  • Vote:
    6.6 (157)

Volvo - The Game is a sophisticated auto-racing simulation for Windows. Car races may not be the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Volvo. Nonetheless, this racing game lets you drive six different vehicles from the renowned Swedish automaker. It features online and offline modes with several difficulty adjustments.

When you start a race, Volvo - The Game lets you select the number of laps and how many cars you want to race against. A percentage-based setting determines how well the computer-controlled drivers perform. You can also decide what types of brakes and transmission to use. This simulation gives players the option to race on one of two tracks.

One choice is Gothenburg, Sweden's Eco Drive Arena. As its name indicates, this urban racetrack requires all racing vehicles to use relatively eco-friendly fuels. A lap is slightly more than one mile long. The arena can hold an audience of up to 30,000 people. It began operating in 2008, and it continues to host a variety of auto races.

The other racetrack option in Volvo - The Game is Chaika. This simulation's developer boasts that no other racing program features this track. The lesser-known car and motorcycle circuit is located near Ukraine's capital, according to E-Tracks. It is almost 2.8 miles long and was established by the Soviet Union during the 1970s.

You may choose to drive a recent or classic Volvo in this simulation. The available models include the S60, C30, S40, 240 Turbo and 850. Many of these vehicles have appeared in major touring car championships. The game displays two versions of the S60: an existing model and a recent concept car. Both the autos and tracks feature moderately realistic details.

You can view the game from several different perspectives, including a first-person view from the driver's seat. The selected vehicle's mirrors and a portion of its interior are visible. Each car has a distinct appearance and handles differently, so you will enjoy trying all six models. This simulation also delivers authentic sound effects.

Volvo - The Game comes from Swedish software company SimBin Studios. It was established more than 10 years ago and has produced such games as GT Legends and RaceRoom. The firm's system requirements for this game include a 2.4 GHz CPU, one gigabyte of RAM, 128 MB of video memory and DirectX 9. Players can use steering wheels, keyboards or other input devices.

Overall, this challenging free-racing simulation provides better graphics and a more realistic experience than many of its counterparts. A greater number of tracks would make it more interesting. Nonetheless, it is a great option for anyone who appreciates Volvo cars or enjoys racing a wide variety of automobiles.

Pros

  • Good graphics and sound
  • Realistic European tracks
  • Many adjustable settings

Cons

  • Only two racetrack options
  • Download size is almost 590MB
  • Limited online racing mode

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