Load your guns, start your engines...THE CLASSIC IS BACK! Brought to you from Remedy, renowned developers of Max Payne and Alan Wake, Remedy's Death Rally classic top down racer is back, stronger and more vicious than ever. This is no Sunday Drive. This is Death Rally, so be prepared to be blown away, literally.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (289 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 3, 2012
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Load your guns, start your engines...THE CLASSIC IS BACK! Brought to you from Remedy, renowned developers of Max Payne and Alan Wake, Remedy's Death Rally classic top down racer is back, stronger and more vicious than ever.

This is no Sunday Drive. This is Death Rally, so be prepared to be blown away, literally. Make a run for the finish line with a trail of burnt rubber and spent brass behind you..along with the flaming wreckage of any fool dumb enough to get in your way.

The gameplay is addictive, intense, explosive fun! Win races, upgrade your cars and weapons to defeat incredible boss drivers to beat the story mode. Join the multiplayer! lock and load and enter the Death Rally, humiliate and destroy your opponents or sabotage their race. You choose how you win, NO TRICK IS TOO DIRTY!

Key Features:

  • Experience the fury of Death Rally, hone your skills and prepare to race
  • Massive career mode,win events,earn achievements and unlock cars,weapons and challenges
  • Multiplayer mayhem, prove yourself against your opponents
  • Amazing Iconic tracks in the city, desert, jungle, ice and more. Including a unique track only for PC
  • Featuring amazing guest drivers
  • Sabotage and Destroy and earn your spot on the Leaderboards
  • Gameplay supports keyboard and controller

System Requirements

    Minimum:

    • OS:Windows XP SP2
    • Processor:AMD K8 series, for example Athlon 64, or Intel Pentium 4
    • Memory:2 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible with 256 MB memory
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Sound:DX9.0c compatible
    • Additional:Even slower systems may run the game, but may have problems with multiplayer compatibility

    Recommended:

    • OS:Windows 7
    • Processor:AMD K10 series, for example Athlon X2, or Intel Pentium Dual Core, or faster
    • Memory:4 GB RAM
    • Graphics:DirectX 10 compatible with 512 MB memory, or faster
    • DirectX®:10
    • Hard Drive:600 MB HD space
    • Sound:DX9.0c compatible
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
    • Additional:Even slower systems may run the game, but may have problems with multiplayer compatibility
Helpful customer reviews
3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
3.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
It's garbage. The handling is horrible and everything looks "poor".
Yes you can play it with your friends, but you won't.
Does not worth 1€.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
19.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
First game of Remedy team, a "must have" for me. Just destroy everything and then win the race! ;)
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 3
A simple premise leads to a simple game...
Not exactly complicated, though nor was the predecessor.
Get it if it's cheap... otherwise, pass.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 7
Going through the hassle of finding the original and getting it to work is less annoying than playing this "game"...
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
I liked the original Death Rally game, it gave you a feeling of beeing submerged in the world of the Death Rally circuit. You started with some wierd kind of ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ized (b4$t4rd|z3d, wordfilter lol!) rusty VW-beetlecar with built in machineguns and armorplating welded on to it. The car was crap, and you knew it, but that was the point. After many many races where you sometimes knew very well you had no chance in hell of winning the race, you soldiered on, staying out of harms way of the neo-corvette juggernauts that you hoped of one day obtaining.

This game has missed the point totaly. After playing the game for an hour and unlocking cars and weapons, I'm sad to say that this game is not a worthy remake. It's got a cheap plastic feel to it in many ways and here are some examples of what went wrong:

You're not at liberty to save money when you repair and upgrade your car after a race. All acquired money has to be spent there and then, therefore it effectively removes the economic dimension from the game, and with that removes all strategy from the game.

Gear and cars are not bought, they are collected on the race track as parts and once all parts are collected you get your mines or machinegun or new car. What was given to you will not be valued. Therefore the game is not about upgrades since new gear doesn't come from you spending your resources to get them.

Your car has auto-fire on the built-in machinegun, you dont even have to pull the trigger to use the weapon and ammo never runs out. I shouldn't have to explain how wrong this is. There are other secondary weapons though that require ammo and triggerpulling, but thats beside the point.

There are some other points that I could make about thats wrong with this game, but what has already been written will suffice. Technically this game might be well made from a programming point if view, the problems is that the designers of the game had no idea what they were doing.
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12 of 18 people (67%) found this review helpful
18.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 16
Haven't played the original Death Rally, but the remake is a good game in its own right. Short, fast paced races, 3 car add-ons, 6 upgradeable weapons, 7 maps, and 8 cars. All in all, a decent bag of fun.

Sure enough, it's not a triple-A title, and nowhere near as complex, but it can be fun. The short races mean you can play a race or two whenever you have a minute and get back to whatever you were doing. Gets even more fun with a few buddies in online[1] play.

Gameplay in Death Rally doesn't offer anything brand new, but gets the basics right. Controlling the car is simple, either via a single stick or wasd, and there doesn't seem to be any problems with responsiveness[2]. Steering does take a bit of getting used to, but in the end is not much different from other console-like top-down racers - after a few races it should feel natural. Main gun auto-fires at any targets dead ahead and within range, and secondary guns/mines/nitro are activated by pressing the corresponding buttons.

The visuals in Death Rally are quite pleasing to the eye. Race tracks and cars look good and offer a lot of detail. The garage view (main menu) shows a nicely-rendered model of the curently selected car (with any selected add-ons/weapons visible) and the UI is clean and efficient. All the necessary elements are visible on one screen and laid out without making the screen cluttered and messy. The UI is designed to be controller-friendly (looks tablet-friendly too) so race selection and car upgrades are quick and easy.

AI opponents do offer a fair challenge, but that's mostly beacuse they tend to drive slightly better cars. The regular mob racers have decent "driving skills" and their cars are slighlty better upgraded, but only up to what's achievable by players. "Boss" racers (of which there is up to one per race), on the other hand, tend to drive real well and their cars are often better than anything the player can achieve. While this does make the game more challenging early on it just breaks it in the very late-game -- most bosses will just speed away right from the start, and only generous amounts of nitro (in-race pickups, random chance) can help catch up. The worst example of this is the "finall boss" - the Adversary - who can't be beat without constant use of nitro, or a lot of ammo pickups.

For the above reason, among others, Death Rally suffers in terms of replayability. Starting the campaign from scratch does not offer anything new, and will in fact play out nearly the same anyway (up to choice of stages). Playing a single campaign is a much better option, especially in small doses. A few races a day can offer a lot of fun and will delay the somewhat broken end-game long enough to diminish its impact.

The soundtrack is a good enough generic composition, fits well and doesn't get too annoying or repetitive. Sound effects are good too.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
21.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
When I first bought this game, I was expecting the same game as original one with better graphics. So my first experience was a huge dissappointment. My memories with the original one was so fresh, so I couldn't see that this one (although shares the same name) is a different game for a different time.

In first game your motivation was climbing the ladder to fight with adversary. This game has no ladder, so if you are an old fan, you hate the game from the begining. But this time it is more about cars you have to get ambitious about. Upgrading cars and guns are your main goal in here. Races are faster and harder (in my opinion) than original one. 3 Laps is too short to kill everyone in the game (if you have a new car), so it really takes more dedication to win any race. Graphics are much better than the original one (it has to be after 20 years :) ). Cars are the same (which is a plus :) ) with cool upgrades.

Of course the game has its downs. Like story is not going to get you. Races are too fast. Race ends till you get the idea most of the time. Gameplay is not very smooth. Enemy AI is not very bright.

But, in the end, you should see this game as a casual game as it is an adaptation from mobile game. So if you take games too serious it is not a game for you. But if you wanna open a game, make a few race, collect some stuff in your free time, this is right game for you. 9.99$ is a little expensive for the experience, so if you catch a sale (2.99 or less is ideal I think, but 4.99 is not bad too) don't miss it..
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PS: If developer reads this; the thing I miss the most from original game is the enemy characters. There are bosses in every race but in the original game as you move up the ladder you fight with harder characters and before adversary you compete with hard characters like duke and sam speed. This time bosses are just normal cars in normal races. If this could be added to game it will be great. (like adding special voice over, small ads for the boss of the game, may be a history and stuff).. Thanks.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
37.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
At first the controls are horrible... but if you update the handling points of your car it starts to actually do what you want it to do. And then... then the retro feeling kicks in. I loved the original and I fell in love for this remake too. Just one more race, only one. Okay, that one too. And maybe another one. Is there time to do one more?
The not so great parts is the difficulty of the "last boss" and the requirements of the last achievements. That's where it starts to get frustrating and repetitiv. But even if I have to talk me into start the game again to do the same races on the same courses all over... once I'm in I can't stop because there's just enought time for one more race. And maybe one more...
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4 of 7 people (57%) found this review helpful
7.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
It is a remake of a 1996 game which was quite long ago so making a comparison would be pointless, I think. And while the remake - according to many claims - could be different or even "dumbed down" it still has many hours of fun in it. The game looks good, plays well and offers hours of fast-racing carnage. Also, there are not many top-down car racing games out there on PC.

While somewhat repetitive, Death Rally is a fun game, so grab it with your friends once on sale!
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
75.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
Imagine sitting down and watching NASCAR for 80 hours, but there's Geoff Keighley there, too, for some reason.

That's what it's like to play this game.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
7.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 5
Nice!
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
40.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
I remember the first day i played DEATH RALY on a PENTIUM I with 266MHZ , i was like : OMG THIS GAME (crashing cars , shooting at them and the best RACING IN THE SAME TIME) , was like a dream come true 2 me. When i played this game with modern graphics and modern movement , i was like OH MY GOOOOD , how far did they go witht his game. I recommend this game to all that love racing and destroying and shooting in the same TIME and GAME.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I wish I could give a "thumbs sideways" rating.

I put a lot of hours into this game, but honestly it was for the sake of completeness. I'd already played pretty far into it by the time I got seriously bored and decided just to power through.

There are very, very few tracks in this game. Get ready to play them over and over and over. There's a good variety of cars, but they all have exactly the same kinds of upgrades. Their handling characteristics and stats are different but otherwise their capabilities are identical. The AI is rarely challenging, and when it IS challenging it seems like that stems entirely from being given unfair advantages.

It's a fun game to kill a little time in, but not really worth $10. It's not a patch on the original, I'm sorry to say.

If you can get it for less than $5 and you just absolutely must have a bird's-eye-view driving game with shooty cars, go for it. Otherwise, don't waste your time/money.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
I loved the original Death Rally. I posted many hours playing the game with friends over LAN. When I saw this on sale a year or so ago, I gobbled it up. Unfortunately, I did not do due dilligence to see how the game works. Instead of earning money and saving to buy cars/upgrades you are forced to find the parts in maps that you play. I kept trying to get into the game, but at the $5 or so I paid for it I don't want to spend any more time with it.

The graphics are nice, and the explosions are fun. The items to destroy on the maps are great, and add some excitement. It is auto fire, which might be able to be turned off but still turned me off. I mostly didn't like the career mode, but if you didn't play the original it could be fun. I wouldn't recommend it based on what I was expecting.
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 31
Nice remake of the old Death Rally although the story is not completely the same. Fame statistics will be reset if you don't play for a while so that's very annoying...
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3 of 8 people (38%) found this review helpful
60.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
Didn't play for a while ... all stats reset > uninstall.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 31
Garbage. The handling is beyond terrible. The difficulty is just... wrong. The game is not a worthy reboot of its predecessor.
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6.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 8
A modern remake of the original Death Rally.

Follows the same basic forumula as the original, but packs a whole bunch of extras into the game. Things are changed, updated. Over-all it doesn't have as much charm as the original Death Rally, but it's still a pretty good remake.

Definitely give this a try if you were a fan of the original game.
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6.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
Dumbed down version of the original. Practically no replay value.

Avoid this and play the original DOS game instead.
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11.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
This is the only smart phone game that I really enjoyed on the iPod Touch. So when I saw it on steam I was on the premise that it was going to be a really bad port, kinda like Deus Ex: The Fall.

But I was wrong, it's the same damn game, but with performance improvements, because on the iOS games, they always make them lag like a ♥♥♥♥♥ to make you buy a new iPhone or something.

The level of care they put into making this the best damn game ever. Great fun.

Asking price is a bit steep, so wait for a sale. This is a $5 game at best.

P.S. Doesn't this remind you of that movie Death Race, even just the story.

*Edit: I wasn't aware of it being a remade game, so this is the only one I have known about.
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