4x4 Off-Road Racing is an arcade style solo racing game.
Using one of four types of off-road vehicles (with fictional makes and manufacturers, but similar to actual vehicles), the player races against computer controlled vehicles. Money can be spent to customize the player's vehicle.
The four race courses in the game are described as follows: Baja (Rough Desert), Death Valley (Desert), Georgia (Mud & Hills), and Michigan (Winter). The player can choose from four levels of difficulty.