Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing

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Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing
Big rigs.jpg
YOU'RE 🏆 WINNER !
Genre: Racing
Platforms: Microsoft Windows
Release Date: November 20, 2003
Game Engine: Eternity
Developer: Stellar Stone
Publisher: GameMill Publishing


Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing is a racing "game" released in 2003 and made by Stellar Stone for Microsoft Windows.

Premise

According to the box, the game would revolve around delivering illegal cargo before a competition across the United States while being chased down by the police.

Like so many things in life, this box is a lie.

Why It Sucks

NOTE: The game was released as a barely functional pre-alpha with almost no programming or mechanics. This caused all the problems listed below:

  1. False Advertising: There are no police chases, illegal cargo, and every screenshot on the back cover is fake.
  2. No plot and challenge whatsoever. The opponent has no AI, thus never moves, making losing impossible. A patch was released to fix this, giving the opponent AI, but even then it never makes it to the finish line because there's no loss condition programmed into the game. The opponent stops near the finish line and never makes it across. The opponent is also very slow and can be easily caught up with, making the opponent pointless unless players decide to drive at a low speed. Because of this, it is impossible to lose the races.
  3. The game has so many glitches that actually it is easier to count what works properly. Some examples of bugs are below:
    • In the unpatched game, there is a fairly high chance that the player will instantly win when they press the spacebar or even start the race.
    • Trying to install the patch can prevent the game from booting up.
    • There are a variety of ways to make the game crash.
    • The trucks can accelerate almost indefinitely in reverse. This emits a painful noise from the engine going to such a high pitch. The truck also stops immediately as soon as the player stops reversing. The maximum reverse speed of the truck is 12.3 undecillion miles per hour (1.23×1037 mph) or over 1028 times the speed of light: this is fast enough to cross the entire observable universe in 160 picoseconds (in the same period of time, light would have traveled about 2 inches). Above this speed (which takes about 50 minutes to achieve), a floating-point arithmetic overflow occurs, causing the odometer to change to "1.$" and every checkpoint to turn green, which means the player wins immediately.
    • The checkpoints (which are called Ultra-Nav in the game) are badly programmed, and often the game counts them out of order as well as occasionally making the player win as they drive through the first checkpoint.
    • The random race mode is capable of making the game glitch and causes the player's truck to stutter in movement. Turning off the game doesn't fix this bug. Not even by uninstalling and then reinstalling the game.
    • The ground clips through the road as if there are areas left unpaved.
    • The player's truck can travel faster uphill than on flat surfaces. This seems to be a glitch like Straferunning in the original Doom, where the game calculates the player's total speed when they are moving on more than one axis using vector addition (in this case horizontal speed + vertical speed).
  4. No collision detection on anything but terrain. The player is able to pass through virtually everything in the game, including buildings, and the truck will simply pass through bridges rather than going over them.
  5. There is also no system for simulating terrain's effects on the truck: the truck treats every surface as if it is flat, easily accelerating up even the mountains that are supposed to act as barriers at the edges of the track. This allows the truck to enter the formless grey "out of bounds" void.
  6. Extremely long load times.
  7. There are only five stages. The stages "Nightride" and "Small Town Road" will crash the game if players select them. Selecting them in a patched version of the game loads up duplicates of the first track.
  8. There are only four trucks (Which are actually based on the Volvo NH12 and FH12), with no differences in performance. Every truck possesses the same stats and only vary in looks.
    • However, selecting Thunderbull and Sunrise W12 in the unpatched version would cause the player to instantly get the "YOU'RE WINNER !" sign.
  9. Speaking of which, the infamous "YOU'RE WINNER !" victory sign (though it was later fixed and changed to "YOU WIN!" in a patch update).
  10. There are no other sound effects besides the truck engine. The game has music, which is fairly decent, but none of it is actually programmed to play in-game. There is a folder with the MP3 files that would play the music within the disc.
  11. Poor visuals: these include barely noticeable water in the river, which the Angry Video Game Nerd described as "the water trying to exist, but can't". Every stage looks similar to each other, only with very little variety.
  12. Trucks are referred to as cars; even the .exe file used to start the game is named "CarZ", which will become apparent every time the game crashes. Not to mention, the game's original logo can be seen closely in the loading screen.
  13. The box for the timer is so small, the timer slightly leaves the boundary of the box.
  14. The speedometer is unnecessarily big and takes up almost a quarter of the whole screen.
  15. Depending on what version of the game is played, there are debug coordinates on display in the lower-right side of the screen, at all times, during gameplay.
  16. Some of the light posts don't even have textures. Instead, they show strange Tron-like colors that stick out compared to the rest of the terrain.
  17. Some signs appear in the middle of the road.
  18. Players can find an unfinished, untextured, uncolored model of a human. Even a car can be seen without any textures applied to it on the same map that the human is on.
  19. The brake lights on the trucks are disembodied and float out a noticeable distance from the actual truck model (this can be easily noticed when driving up/down a hill).
  20. Abysmal looking graphics that are worse than an early 3D mobile phone game.

Reception

Big Rigs was critically panned and it is considered one of the worst games ever made and is compared to other classic terrible games such as Hong Kong 97, Action 52 or Superman 64. It holds a Metacritic aggregate score of 8/100, the lowest rated game of all time, and was featured on X-Play's "Games You Should Never Buy" list. GameSpot gave the game the first 1.0/10 on their website and stated "Just how bad is Big Rigs: Over The Road Racing? It's as bad as your mind will allow you to comprehend." and that "If the goal was to create the world's most broken trucking game, then Big Rigs is a resounding success."

The terrible reception of Big Rigs was not enough for one of its producers, Sergey Titov, to give up on game development. In 2012, he released an also widely-panned new game named Infestation: Survivor Stories.

Despite being one of the worst games of all time and it being clearly unfinished, gamers still found some humor in the game, such as trying to find stuff to crash into, leaving the boundaries of the game, finding the countless bugs in the game and seeing how fast they can go in reverse.

Even the Angry Video Game Nerd had some fun with the game, though he still called it the most broken down game he has ever played. (Shit Scale: MAJOR CODE RED. Games that don't even qualify as games)

YouTuber Thun00b stated that "anyone can make a better game than Big Rigs even if they don't know anything about game design." To prove his point, he made his own game.

Trivia

  • Skate 3 published by Electronic Arts has an achievement titled, "You're Winner", referring to this game, which can be achieved through winning an online match for the first time.

Download

Don't bother about piracy. This is a broken scam that should have been canceled instead of sold. A fan website provides the download here. Mirror here, and for the patch, here.

Videos

Comments


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JoshuaReen

16 months ago
Score -7
Big Rigs is golden compared to flortnight
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EnnardTrap1987

16 months ago
Score 17
You’re Winner!
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Thegbcrewyt

14 months ago
Score 6
I wonder what this "game" could've been if it was finished
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Glitchedblood

14 months ago
Score 3
probably the same thing but with better graphics and fixed physics
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Dekarserverbot

one month ago
Score 0
I disaggree, glitchblood. No man's sky exists and maybe if it was completed it would have policemen, story and all that stuff
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Maxkatzur

14 months ago
Score 5
The graphics of Big Rigs make Life Of Black Tiger look like a masterpiece.
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Maxkatzur

11 months ago
Score 2
Seriously, this is the worst game of all time. It makes Life of Black Tiger the worst PS4 game ever look finished.
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Derp1234

10 months ago
Score 2
life of black tiger is broken but this makes it look like game of the year
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Cade Connelly 13

10 months ago
Score 2
At least a couple game review sites refused to call this a game at all, which I think is pretty legit. I'd not only be fired if I turned in work to my boss like this as the final product, he'd light my ears on fire with some choice Italian words.
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Lg 754 luca

10 months ago
Score 2
I could make better graphics on MS paint.
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Lg 754 luca

10 months ago
Score 1
We'll I Could, but I don't have MS paint, yet.
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Derp1234

10 months ago
Score 1
probably can do it, the game is that bad
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Stomps

9 months ago
Score 1
Big Rigs Remastered anyone?
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Sedgwick2K

2 months ago
Score 0
I may do it in future, but I need 3D skills first.
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Mr. Dready

9 months ago
Score 1
This game basically should be an example of, always finish you're game before you release it otherwiste you released an pre-alpha.
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IdkAUsername

7 months ago
Score 4

This Game Is Awesome! How Can You Not Play A Game That Has No Rules

-AVGN
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RainLauncher85YT

7 months ago
Score 2
BIG MUTHAFUCKIN RIIGS
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Mr. Dready

6 months ago
Score 1
Driving around in Fucking trucks!
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Glitchedblood

5 months ago
Score 1
BIG RIGS
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AdamIrmanfromWikia

6 months ago
Score 1

"This game is the equivelant of looking at a rock"

-ThuN00b
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Kringe

6 months ago
Score 3

Appearantly, the guy who created this piece of shit game (who would've later created Infestation) "protested" against Epic Store by saying that he'll not published this game on Epic Store.

I'm not sure if I should happy about it or not.
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Glitchedblood

6 months ago
Score 2
Sergey Titov protested?
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RaymesisEvil

6 months ago
Score 1
Big Madafaking Rigs!!
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HammerBro101

6 months ago
Score 1
The "You're Winner" line became an Internet meme, which caused this game to gain a cult following.
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HammerBro101

6 months ago
Score 1
I find this more of a "so bad it's good" game because it has cult following.
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ThePCGamer

5 months ago
Score 2
To me, if GameMill Entertainment give Stellar Stone more time, it would be good.
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Zeephare

4 months ago
Score 1
Even if it wasn't rushed, we would still get a piece of garbage (only a bit better). Look at Taxi Racer (another horrible driving game from them).
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JaguarByte Productions

4 months ago
Score 1
The "So bad, it's good" video game clearly will be this.
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CircleyDoesExtracter

4 months ago
Score 1
I wish there's more "You're Winner" memes!
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Eric Cartman 2001

4 months ago
Score 1
Y O U R E W I N N E R
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ThePCGamer

4 months ago
Score 9
YoureWinner.png
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AwesomePie16

4 months ago
Score 2
You're Winner !
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DarkMatterMan4500

4 months ago
Score 1
You're Winner !
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Thedoomaster215

4 months ago
Score 2
Tennings said it best if this was game well made and had no bugs it would be Mediorce. This game for me is Garry's mods levels of fun. It is Tommy Wiseau's the room of video games. So bad it's good. Also if you want play a game like this but better play euro truck simulator 2.
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Camera2004

3 months ago
Score -5
Why will you not give this game reedeeming qualities????????
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Zeephare

3 months ago
Score 3
Are you even wondering why there are no redeeming qualities? Because this game doesn't have any. This is the biggest fucking scam ever made.
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VSSVintorez908

3 months ago
Score 3
This game is a scam, so no redeeming qualities.
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Fortdicted

one month ago
Score 1
Because this game is nothing but a scam, so there are no redeeming qualities.
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Gustavomendez2002

14 days ago
Score 0
I know a redeeming quality. A redeeming quality is that the game's "you're winner" message led to many funny memes or that the game is so bad it's good. Just some suggestions.
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Masonicon

3 months ago
Score 1
at least I uninstalled this game from one of my hard drives to free-up disk space
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Crs3011

2 months ago
Score 0
Thanks to this game that it's my least favorite video game ever while E.T. is at #2 as of September 5, 2020. But It could be hilarious for me to play.
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Thomaslover66

2 months ago
Score 3
I'd say this game is the funny and enjoyable kind of crappiness.
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Snesboy12

2 months ago
Score 1
Where can I find the unfinished, untextured, uncolored model of a human?
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Fortdicted

2 months ago
Score 0
Before you ask what redeeming qualities Big Rigs: Over the Road Racing has, the game barely has any redeeming quality.
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AgentLocke

one month ago
Score 0
It would be kinda nice to see like a Remake of this game where it fixes every single problem in the game
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Grammar guy

29 days ago
Score 0
Imagine if this had a Wii port with motion controls.
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Master Chief

24 days ago
Score 0
Hey, don't give them any ideas.
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Master Chief

24 days ago
Score 1
"You have 2 days to make a game, GO!"
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Grammar guy

19 days ago
Score 0
I heard that there was another game about trucks called Big Mutha Truckers, getting from around 50 to 65 out of 100 from various sites. Do you guys think it deserves a page here?
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Master Chief

13 days ago
Score 0
There is also a game called Big Rigs racing, not over the road racing, from what I've heard it's much better than BROTRR
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Remely1000

14 days ago
Score 2
YOU ARE 🏆 LOSERS

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