HoG Review Score: 74%
Steep is an online open-world extreme sports game developed and published by Ubisoft for PC, PS4 and Xbox One.
Steep places a great emphasis on online multiplayer, focusing on competing in various winter sporting challenges with other players online. Whilst based on completely different subject matter, it is similar in execution to Ubisoft’s other recent online-focused games The Crew and The Division.
The four main activities available in Steep are skiing, wingsuit flying, snowboarding, and paragliding. Players can switch between these activities by using the game’s menu wheel.
To navigate the world quickly, players can use the mountain mode, which shows different “drop zones” in the game. These drop zones serve as fast travel points that allow players to reach different parts of the game’s world without having to actually interactively move that distance.
Steep received mixed reviews upon release, but as previously seen with The Division and The Crew, Ubisoft’s online-focused titles do have the ability to be improved for a long time after release.