publisher : Milestone
Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: Internet
The game focuses on Offroad Masters competition, letting players compete in various exotic locations, including forests, jungles, snow-covered mountains and desert hills. Maps are open-structured, meaning that players can choose their own track to finish line.
As far as realism goes, Gravel stands between simulation and arcade game. Physics engine makes sure that gameplay as convincing, each car drives differently and types of surface give different feelings. However, controls are relatively easy to learn, meaning even new players can enjoy the game.
PC, PS4 and XONE’s version of Gravel offers four different modes. Cross Country lets players freely explore locations or compete to get to set of checkpoints before others. Wild Rush features the most dangerous places and races with no rules. In Speed Cross there are reconstructions of real tracks to race on, and Stadium Circuit takes players to close arenas, filled with obstacles and ramps for jumping high.
In addition to single player, the game has multiplayer mode, with many online and social options. Offroad Masters take form of virtual TV show on Gravel channel, where players can compete for top places in leader boards.
Gravel for PC, PS4 and XONE has been developed using Unreal Engine 4, which resulted in high quality of details and huge size of maps. It also affects the gameplay with dynamic weather system and day and night cycle.
PC / Windows
Recommended: Intel Core i7-2600 3.4 GHz / AMD FX-8350 4.0 GHz, 16 GB RAM, graphic card 4 GB GeForce GTX 960 / Radeon R9 380 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7/8/10 64-bit
Minimum: Intel Core i5-2500 3.3 GHz / AMD FX-8100 2.8 GHz, 8 GB RAM, graphic card 2 GB GeForce GTX 760 / Radeon HD 7950 or better, 15 GB HDD, Windows 7 64-bit