Summary: Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a tremendous vehicular combat game which honors titles from a bygone era. The combat is spectacular, accessible and most of all fun which rarely disappoints. There are a multitude of races on offer to suit a variety of different players. Unfortunately, the career mode is lacking in cohesion that makes it a bit insipid during longer playthroughs. In theory, the game’s strongest attribute should be its multiplayer.
Excerpt: One of the best things about the annual games lull of the beginning of the year is that I get to catch up on backlog. The games that have been sitting on my shelf or on my system untouched, the games that I didn't give a second glance to because the AAA releases of the year were all waiting to be reviewed.
Summary: Unfortunately there isn’t a whole lot to warrant playing Gas Guzzlers Extreme after you’re done with the campaign mode and experiencing the variety of game modes. If you can find anybody to play with online then you are going to have a blast. Gas Guzzlers Extreme does have Steam integration so you have a number of achievements you can unlock but there is nothing else the game offers. Gas Guzzlers Extreme’s replayability is hurt severely a lack of local multiplayer.
Excerpt: Let me tell you a Greenlight story. One that should feel awfully familiar by now. Gamepires, a small development team from Croatia, put their first game, Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage, on Steam’s beauty pageant service shortly after launch. Combat Carnage was in Greenlight limbo for almost a year without making much progress before Gamepires gave up and pulled the self-funded game.
Summary: With a good sense of speed and a well-rounded collection of licensed cars, Gas Guzzlers Extreme makes a great first impression. Too bad it's marred by a horrible sense of humor and rubber band A.I. drivers. If you can get over these minor setbacks, you'll discover that Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fun little racer that is exclusive to the PC! Tweet This product was submitted by the publisher for review. As a rule, Defunct Games does not review games we spent money on.
Conclusion: With the tournaments behind me, and my curiosity for its multiplayer offerings at an end, I’m not upset at the time I spent racing around, over, and through the mangled metal bodies of my competition. There was fun to be had, and I had it, but its not a return trip I will be making any time soon. It’s not the fault of any one thing, but the combination of opposing style decisions as a whole that left this feeling more mess then machine.
Excerpt: Gas Guzzlers Extreme on the Personal Computer (PC) looks amazing. From the chickens, to the rocks, roads, and the cars. This is one stunningly good look game. But like those good looking cheerleaders in high school, there is not much substance behind the good looks. You can only look at something for so long. Eventually you have to interact.
Conclusion: Gas Guzzlers Extreme is still worth the plunge if you’re at all intrigued by a return to its simple diet of racing carnage however. The mechanics are solid, it looks pretty, and much like a recently resurging obsession with Counter Strike: GO , I found myself dipping in and out of the singleplayer offering as a diversion between lengthier games.
Conclusion: This game is a welcome addition to the combat racing genre and although it adds nothing new to it, it holds up well against games like Twisted Metal . This genre is severely under-served on the PC and I encourage anyone who enjoyed the likes of Interstate ‘76 to pick this game up. It doesn’t have the story of that classic piece of gaming history, but the action and mayhem are definitely there.
Excerpt: Something dawned on me while I was playing Gas Guzzlers Extreme – where are all the arcade racers on PC ? It seems to be a genre that doesn’t get much recognition on the constantly growing platform. There’s the yearly release of Need for Speed and maybe the occasional indie racer, but the PC isn’t exactly flowing in a good supply of arcade racers.