The game features an arcade mode with eight tracks that can be raced on and unlocked for free play. There is also a championship mode with three different cup divisions, including: the Off Road open, the Master cup, and the World Championship cup. Each division contains a handful of tracks and, unlike the arcade mode, has no timer or checkpoints. However, in Championship mode there are more laps and that means your vehicle is susceptible to more damage. Also tossed into the mix is a fun multi-player mode via split-screen or TCP/IP. Most PC racing games have abandoned split-screen options, in fact, a lot of them focus too much on ridiculous skill requirements which exclude gamers who aren not hardcore-simulator fans. Off Road Arena does just the opposite, providing a good mix of non-stop full throttle racing and challenging off-road courses.
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