Laden Sie Ihre Waffen und starten Sie die Motoren....DER KLASSIKER IST ZURÜCK! Remedy, die Entwickler von Max Payne und Alan Wake, bringen ihren Klassiker aus der Vogelperspektive, Death Rally, zurück, gewaltiger und grausamer als jemals zuvor. Dies ist keine Spazierfahrt.
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Veröffentlichung: 3. Aug. 2012

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Laden Sie Ihre Waffen und starten Sie die Motoren....DER KLASSIKER IST ZURÜCK! Remedy, die Entwickler von Max Payne und Alan Wake, bringen ihren Klassiker aus der Vogelperspektive, Death Rally, zurück, gewaltiger und grausamer als jemals zuvor.

Dies ist keine Spazierfahrt. Dies ist Death Rally, seien Sie darauf vorbereitet, im wahrsten Sinne des Wortes hinfortgeblasen zu werden. Hinterlassen Sie eine Spur aus verbranntem Gummi und verschossenen Patronenhülsen auf Ihrem Weg ins Ziel...inklusive der brennenden Wracks jener, die dumm genug waren, Ihnen in den Weg zu kommen.

Das Gameplay ist süchtigmachender, intensiver, explosiver Spaß! Gewinnen Sie Rennen, verbessern Sie Ihre Autos und Waffen, um die unglaublichen Boss-Fahrer des Story-Modus zu besiegen. Treten Sie Mehrspielerpartien bei! Laden, entsichern und treten Sie der Death Rally bei, demütigen und zerstören Sie Ihre Gegner oder sabotieren Sie ihre Rennen. Sie entscheiden, wie Sie gewinnen, KEIN TRICK IST ZU SCHMUTZIG!

Hauptmerkmale:

  • Erfahren Sie die Wildheit von Death Rally, geben Sie Ihren Fähigkeiten den letzten Schliff und bereiten Sie sich auf das Rennen vor
  • Weitläufiger Karrieremodus, gewinnen Sie Events, sammeln Sie Errungenschaften und schalten Sie neue Autos, Waffen und Herausforderungen frei
  • Mehrspieler-Chaos, beweisen Sie sich gegen Ihre Kontrahenten
  • Unglaublich ikonische Rennstrecken in der Stadt, der Wüste, dem Dschungel, in der Kälte und vielen weiteren Landschaften. Inklusive einer einzigartigen Rennstrecke nur für den PC
  • Mit erstaunlichen Gastfahrern
  • Sabotieren und zerstören Sie, um sich einen Platz auf den Ranglisten zu sichern.
  • Unterstützt Tastatur und Gamepads

Systemanforderungen

    Minimum:
    • Betriebssystem:Windows XP SP2
    • Prozessor:AMD K8 Serien, z.B. Athlon 64, oder Intel Pentium 4
    • Speicher:2 GB RAM
    • Grafik:DirectX 10 kompatibel mit 256 MB Speicher
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Festplatte:600 MB HD frei
    • Sound:DX9.0c kompatibel
    • Zusätzliche Informationen:Langsamerer System können in der Lage sein dieses Spiel laufen zu lassen, aber könnten im Mehrspielermodus problematisch sein
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    • Betriebssystem:Windows 7
    • Prozessor:AMD K10 Serien, z.B. Athlon X2, oder Intel Pentium Dual Core, oder schneller
    • Speicher:4 GB RAM
    • Grafik:DirectX 10 kompatibel mit 512 MB Speicher, oder schneller
    • DirectX®:10
    • Festplatte:600 MB HD frei
    • Sound:DX9.0c kompatibel
    • Andere Anforderungen:Breitband-Internetverbindung
    • Zusätzliche Informationen:Langsamerer System können in der Lage sein dieses Spiel laufen zu lassen, aber könnten im Mehrspielermodus problematisch sein
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Mr. Wimple
( 4.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Mai
Not sure when or why I bought this game, but I'm really hoping it was on sale for a buck or something when I did. Just trying to clear out my backlog of games on steam when i came across this pile.

I guess it's not so bad for a dollar, but not for the normal asking price. Controls are very poor, the story is... well there's not really a story. It's just not a very fun game.

Took 4 hours to play through the main missions, and I won't be picking it up again.
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j4rgon
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 11. Mai
Stupid mobile port. I thought they might have added a few things but nope. Honestly just buy the original and play that again. You'll have a way better time.
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Snake.Bite
( 1.0 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 8. Mai
PROS
+ Graphics, sort of?
+ Maybe 10% of the atmosphere of the original (announcer, some sounds, and vaguely familiar music)
+ Guns on a car (thats always a plus)
+ Cheap, when in a deal

CONS
- A very flat game, just select a race, press some WASD, go back to menu, press some upgrade buttons, loose all cash, repeat. No real consequence for loosing many races in a row.
- No challenges and almost no reason to actually win races (we found that its more benefitial to just stay back, shoot and collect stuff)
- Too easy to win (if you want to win), even on the icy track
- Basically just a grinding game, but with little reward
- Weird multiplayer at best (played with a friend; often we would get different races/disconnects; there wasn't any lobby or ready check to make sure we both are in the same race and ready to race)
- No online competition when playing with friends, it seems
- It's tagged as Co-op, but we didn't find a way to play cooperatively anywhere
- I couldn't change the controls for some reason

VERDICT:
A simple casual racing game. It would be good for kids, if there wasn't so much shooting in it. To appropriate audiences however, it offers no excitement a no real sense of reward or incentive to keep playing, even though there is some stuff to unlock. If you remember the 1996 Death Rally, and feel nostalgic, play the original. If you want some wacky racing fun with friends, look elsewhere.

In the screenshots and the video, the game looked like it lives up to the legacy, it promised fast paced, on the edge racing, filled with adrenalin, excitement and rampage. But sadly, it doesn't deliver. Which is a big shame, it definitely had potential. Sure, the game was probably ment to be just a mobile app and it might be fun there, but for some serious gaming or even just some multiplayer fun, it is, as Jeremy Clarkson would say, a mild cheddar.
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Awesomo 2000
( 5.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 10. April
I enjoyed 1st hour of this game, you drive around on small laps and destroy opponents with weapons to unlock new cars. But then you realize it is just repetitive work, drive, unlock new car, drive-win, unlock new upgrade and in the end you just drive around to unlock new car and the enjoyment slowly dies. Not for a long playthrough.
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mikasi
( 21.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 13. März
Good game!
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gfs555
( 14.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. März
Death Rally (this is the new version) is a fun racing game designed with a simple and direct premise. Drive, kill everyone or win the race.

It is not a top game. Just a pastime. Something to play when you want to destroy something or when you only have 30 minutes before leaving the computer.

I recommend getting the discounted price, since this game has been sold for only 1USD.
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JP.Ahoda
( 6.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 26. Februar
Death Rally is one of those legendary games from the past, back with a blast! Just like back in the day, it combines high quality graphics (genre considered) with fluid gameplay and a simple reward system that makes it oh so easy to hop in just for a few more rounds!

The only critique I have is for the menu system. For some reason I keep finding it behaving just a bit different to what I would expect. It is a small thing, and does not interfere with gameplay, but the UX design has not quite hit it's mark there.
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wrygrass
( 0.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 6. Februar
I give this game a preliminary rating (because I have not finished it) of 1.5/5. Awful.

I got this game thinking, 'how bad can it be?' I loved the original Death Rally game I thought this would give me some nice nostalgia. Well this game isn't hardly nostalgic at all. The vehicles are wayyyy too hard to control. I know it gets easier as you upgrade them but the music is so bad and generic that I wonder why I would want to. This game is also extremely hard and I don't see why I should play this when there are so many other (and better) games to play.
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☁Dreamer
( 0.3 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Januar
Used to play this on my phone..its ight 3/5
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kellstyle
( 15.8 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 24. Januar
I've owned this game for quite some time and today is the first day that I beat it. This is one fun, fast and destructive top-down racing game. Brings me back to the days of racing Micro Machines, just a whole lot deadlier. I'd recommend it to anyone as it is extremely addictive and fun. This game deserves a sequel!
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ohmguru
( 9.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 9. Januar
Bom jogo. Porém, além das poucas pistas, elas deveriam ser mais variadas. Tem seus momentos agradáveis e vale por algumas boas horas de jogo até abrir alguns achievements. Joguinho levemente viciante com músicas legaizinhas. Recomendo mas é um pouquinho "vazio" como jogo de corrida.
PS: Tá mais do que na hora do Steam colocar a qualificação neutra como opção para nós, avaliadores.
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Steven Seagull
( 0.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Januar
MS-DOS version was better.
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Shadow Cultist
( 42.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 2. Januar
This game cannot win the original, it doesn't even match with the original. If you played the original game back in 1996, you will dissappointed with this game. But, as a separate games. It's fun enough.

Why its fun !?

Because, you can choose to won the race in 1st place in competitive race or ....
Kill all your opponent with your weapon. You can let them to overlap you, and wait in the U turn. Place mine and let the Gatling Gun do the work for incoming opponent.

KISS BOOM BANG ... you're a winner.

10/10 would be a Road Warrior again.
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Delta 66
( 16.4 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 1. Januar
Mediocre game, the racing part is poor and the shooting part too.
I didn't expect an accurate simulation for the driving model, but even for an arcade game it is below average.

+ neat gfx and layout, unfortunately that's pretty much all.

- poor sense of speed or acceleration, even with Nitro boost
- average control, the game use absolute direction ( instead of relative to your car)
- driving doesn't requires much skills, so you don't get any satisfaction.
- only 8 tracks,
- the "massive" campaign is only 7 races longs (less than 15 min)
- What is really massive is the excessive grind required (smell mobile game)
- dull gameplay, if you try to race from the 1st place you'll get destroyed by the opposition, best tactics seems to start from behind and kill as much opponent as possible, then use Boost to try to take the lead in the last turn.

Not so fun.
There are much better racing games around. It is a mobile port and is just below average for PC
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Der Wusi
( 0.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2015
Alle Top-Down-Racer Fans können hier für 1€ im Sale sofort zugreifen.
Für 10€ Normalpreis aber nie und nimmer, da es hier auf Steam schon für weniger Geld, wesentlich bessere Spiele gibt.

Das Spiel bietet nichts was man nicht schon mal irgendwo gesehen und gespielt hätte, hat aber viele Errungenschaften, die motivieren. Also ein ganz solides Spiel, für die 30-60min Zwischendurch.
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(`͡° ͜c ͡° `HellsWind`͡° ͜ʖ ͡°`)
( 4.6 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
Interesting and well paced arcade racing game. True throwback to the 'older "one"', well polished. Good fun plus Isometrics is a bonus.
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masterC [HUN]
( 17.9 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
I consider myself as a great fan of the ORIGINAL Death Rally game. This is just some kind of worse copy of it. Some names are identical of the old one, so the weapons. Oh, and The Adversary. And that's it. There is a guy, named Tex Harris, who totally looks like George Lucas for me. So this guy wants us to get The Adversary. Wow, that's the story of the game!
For the second time it took me about 4-5 hours to complete the game, but the achievement system is horrible. For 3 fame level achievements you have to collect a millions of fame level points which is going to force you to play with this so called "game" hours and hours more. Trust me, you don't want to. So that's a huge disappointment. The game is just MEDICORE.
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cromignon
( 8.5 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 27. Dezember 2015
You see everything there is to see in the first ten minutes of play. Losing a race doesn't knock you out of the game, and you still get money from it. Getting wrecked isn't a game over, just a minor setback. Stripped-down, barebones. Kinda like this review!
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Prallics [L.T.P.O.]
( 17.1 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2015
Classis remake. Looks easy, but is actually hard to master. The top down driving makes a comeback with this game. Try beat those bosses, in any class and you are truly a Death Rally fan!
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purjo
( 4.2 Std. insgesamt )
Verfasst: 25. Dezember 2015
A mediocre remake of a classic. Too bad.
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Verfasst: 28. Dezember 2015
Alle Top-Down-Racer Fans können hier für 1€ im Sale sofort zugreifen.
Für 10€ Normalpreis aber nie und nimmer, da es hier auf Steam schon für weniger Geld, wesentlich bessere Spiele gibt.

Das Spiel bietet nichts was man nicht schon mal irgendwo gesehen und gespielt hätte, hat aber viele Errungenschaften, die motivieren. Also ein ganz solides Spiel, für die 30-60min Zwischendurch.
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42.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 2. Januar
This game cannot win the original, it doesn't even match with the original. If you played the original game back in 1996, you will dissappointed with this game. But, as a separate games. It's fun enough.

Why its fun !?

Because, you can choose to won the race in 1st place in competitive race or ....
Kill all your opponent with your weapon. You can let them to overlap you, and wait in the U turn. Place mine and let the Gatling Gun do the work for incoming opponent.

KISS BOOM BANG ... you're a winner.

10/10 would be a Road Warrior again.
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4.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 22. Dezember 2015
If you don't want to read the tl;dr below I'll sum up this game like this: "Race, Kill, Upgrade," rinse and repeat all over without emotion until you win.

First of all It's a fun/good game in all matters. If you buy this thinking about the good old times of the 1996 version then you might get a little bit dissapointed. The depth of story and mechanics lacks short and if you though racing was about winning... Well in Death Rally it's all about staying behind and killing people to get parts to the next car.

There is no actual difficulty settings, as you can get in trouble by the first tier of vehicles when you already have a fully upgraded top car. Killing cars is also a bit more annoying as you never know for sure how long will it take to finish one off.

Game is indeed fun an all, but lacks emotion when comes to important aspects. Fans of the first version of the game will be sad to think this is the best they could make, and I'm glad I bought this on a sale because at full price I'd be a bit more sad.

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8.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. Februar 2013
Rally im neuen Gewand

Leider brachte Death Rally nicht die gewünschte Spielfreude mit, die ich erwartete. Zum alten Teil von Death Rally existerten im Prinzip nur schöne Erinnerungen in meinem Kopf. Der neue Teil ist leider nur zu kurz und zu eintönig. Der Multiplayer funktioniert nicht einmal, was vermutlich auch daran liegt, dass niemand dieses Spiel spielt.

Fazit & Bewertung

Scheinbar wollte man hier nur noch mal eben den Namen "ausbeuten". Sehr schade, denn mit dem Charm des alten Teils kann dieser nicht mithalten.

3 von 10 Punkten
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9.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Januar 2015
Super Spiel für zwischendurch!
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1 von 3 Personen (33 %) fanden dieses Review hilfreich
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0.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 28. November 2013
Wie kann mann eine Steuerung so versauen?
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5.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 5. Februar 2014
grottenschlechtes remake von einem wirklich tollen klassiker.

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7.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 7. September 2012
Dieses Remake des Klassikers ist echt gut geworden. Einfach zu bedienen, ein paar wirklich schöne Tracks und ein wahnsinns actionreicher Rennspaß bei dem es entsprechend hart zur Sache geht, während man nach und nach mehr Autos, Waffen und Upgrades freizuschalten und einkaufen kann. Das Schöne daran: das Ganze geht auch online und im Koop.
Drumherum kommt noch eine platte, aber sehr witzige Karrieregeschichte hinzu, die im Comic-Style präsentiert wird und für besondere Renn-Events sorgt.
Auf die Dauer kann einem schon der Spielrhythmus etwas wenig abwechslungsreich vorkommen und auch das Waffenarsenal hält sich in Grenzen, beinhaltet allerdings klassische Werjzeuge des Car-Wreckings.
Die Rennen sind kurzweilig und innerhalb weniger Minuten absolviert, wodurch man schnell Fortschritte im Spiel machen kann. Das Spiel ist preiswert und ideal für zwischendurch.
Ich empfehle jedoch einen Gamecontroller zur Steuerung, was die Steuerung wesentlich intuitiver und auch einfacher macht.
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0.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 12. Juli 2014
Die Steuerung ist zu ungenau und der KI gegener zu unfair.

Ich kann das spiel nicht empfhelen.
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0.2 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. August 2014
♥♥♥♥spiel
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8.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. August 2012
Remake eines meiner all-time Favoriten! (Original von 96)
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1.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 8. Oktober 2014
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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1.4 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Februar 2014
(Disclaimer: I do probably have nostalgia for the original)
It makes me sad to have to not recommend this. I was honestly excited by the idea of the Death Rally game being remade and hopefully expanded. Instead what we seem to have is essentially a mobile game scaled up that has a lot of the words in common with Death Rally but feels like it misses on a few important cylinders.

Death Rally was a half race and half car-carnage game and it pulled it together well though sometimes a bit cheesy. Fun could be had as the races really felt like skill made a big difference and timing your mines and machine gun fire to destroy opponents in your way was rewarding though not trivial. Through the game, you got money which you needed to restock supplies like ammo or armor, upgrade your car a bit or buy new cars/weapons.

This version feels like the dumbed down iOS port that it really is. Money now only is here to buy upgrades to the car and repair it. The upgrades feel like they make almost no difference in gameplay (except armor which did actually seem to prolong life). But as a racing game, getting better cars or engines did not make me feel like I was going faster. I've read that even the best car with the best engine does not go faster than the initial car an opponent drives in a beginner race. It makes the upgrades feel definitely token.

There is also no real money management. In fact, after a race, the game seems to expect you to just spend all of your money since ammo is restocked at the beginning of a race anyway. New weapons and cars are unlocked after collecting a certain number of pieces scattered on tracked on dropped from destroyed opponents. It feels like progression in this game could be substituted for attrition. I remember in the original sometimes being in a bad place because I took a loan I couldn't pay back. This made decisions feel like they meant something. Also, additional objectives in the original again meant something since money mattered. Here, they are a yes/no box you click periodically and see if it works. It feels sometimes like an Office product had a pop up with the title "Fun" and boxes that just say yes and no appeared with no real context or consequence to the action.

Yes you do advance faster from placing higher, but it still doesn't feel significant enough. After all, winning a race seems to come mostly down to well placed nitro boosts at the end.

The destruction of opponents seems like an area where this could shine. Unfortunately, there are things in the way of allowing you to really get the full enjoyment from the experience. Your base machine gun automatically shoots for you (after you add your 1 additional gun upgrade). This feels annoying at best since you have unlimited ammo and it's not always shooting, but you have no control over it. Even better is in-race bonuses (repair, money, ammo) are in boxes that must be shot... so you have to hope an opponent is in front of you near a box so you could happen to shoot that (and they not just take your bonus) or you waste some of your limited ammo.

This is a small gripe, but the in level bonuses do need to be shot and all appear at the beginning of the level. Since shooting can be wasteful and feel a bit random, this means that upgrades you need later are hard to get and running into repairs within seconds of the race starting is common. It just feels like a bad decision. The original randomly spawned them on the track, IIRC, and that was fine. This isn't a realistic game; why must we pretend periodically that it is?

Opponents suffer from what a lot of games have with enemies that don't have the same limitations as you. I've mentioned their cars are always fast enough to rival yours no matter what. They also have unlimited ammo in their nicer weapons compared to the 4 shots you get in some of your weapons. This is especially terrible in the deathmatch sections where destroying cars is the goal yet they don't have to worry about ammo limits. Additionally, they have health like you do. When you hit 0%, you explode and are done. When they hit 0%, their health bar flashes... and they continue to race for a while. Some number of shots into them later (or maybe it's time? I couldn't definitively understand the logic but it seemed inconsistant and like I wasted a lot of ammo trying to kill a single target), they will in fact explode. You have no real indicator of when this is going to happen though, so I frequently found myself passing them and hoping to get their drop on the next lap if they happened to blow up. Though they can still shoot you in this state.

Speaking about laps, one of the biggest places this feels like a mobile game is in the race length. I'm not saying I need long races, but I do feel like the fact that most races take <=1 minute to complete takes away from my enjoyment. That could just be a preference, though.

All this is not to say there is no fun to be had. I was entertained for a while. I could see this being more reasonable on a device without a gamepad or keyboard (I never did get my 360 controller to work with this game) like a tablet or phone where simple games are more acceptable. I at least wanted more. I wanted to feel like I had consequences or choices. I wanted to feel like my ability mattered. Instead, I was watching a nice looking (not amazing by any means, but it does look nice enough... if you don't look too closely at the textures) but repetative and short car chase scene from various movies. Things happen, but the ending never seemed to be directly related.

You can get the original for free from Remedy which runs on Windows (re-released in 2009); I feel that is a better use of your time and money
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4.0 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 27. November 2013
Loved the original Death Rally and was looking forward to reliving the days of shareware car-carnage long gone by. What I got was a game almost entirely lacking personality. This new Death Rally is terribly "okay" in everything it does. It gets the job done but is nothing to write home about. If you are okay with "average" then you might enjoy this more than I did.

My biggest issue isn't so much the actual gameplay but how tame and unexciting it all is - the original was all heavy metal, even letting you compete with some of Apogees / 3D Realms other characters. It had that whole crazy 90ies vibe going on - it was loud, it was frantic and just plain fun.

The remake is a very different beast - everything is kind of slow and boring this includes driving at top speed and the firing rate of your mounted machine-guns. You keep unlocking new vehicles and weapons all the time but it doesn't feel like the game's pacing or difficulty really change all that much. There isn't really much happening between your first race and the final races and you can't help but feel like you are wasting your time.

Considering you can still get the DOS-shareware from 3D Realms old website, I don't really see the point in playing this soulless remake.
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21.6 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 19. September 2014
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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5.9 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 26. Mai 2015
If you're searching for the renewal of the good old time Death Rally you were in love with when you were a kid, just go away, this is not what you're searching for.
Not the same mechanics, gameplay only average, background away.

In fact, this game took all the good stuff of the original Death Rally, throw it away, then shot at it like it was clay pigeon shooting. Replace the void they made by average stuff they had in stock.
Then sell it under Death Rally name.

And, in this final game version : repetitive, way too easy, lack of creativity, average gameplay, lack of fun.

Don't, just, don't.
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0.8 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 9. August 2014
First off, when I was a kid I played the original, with every possible options and on every difficulty level, etc. So I loved it. Even though I know I have romantic (sentimental?) feelings toward *that* game I wanted to give a chance to the remake but it was still very, very disappointing.

Maps are redesigned a silly way so they lost their charm (e.g. "shortcuts", "booster areas", etc), as well as "unlocking" new cars, weapons, etc.
This game, instead of giving options for the player on how to spend their money, forces one into dumb achievement and 'on the road objects' farming until the nose starts running...
What about the money you earn in the races in the mean time, you ask? Oh, that money? It goes to neverland! YISS, it is lost.
Money in this game is nothing you collect or spend. It is just points to fix the car and fill the rest of the bars (armor, etc).
So, e.g. want some mines? Good. "Unlock" and "equip" (otherwise it is free), as soon as you unlocked all the dumb stuff before the mine (like "shotgun" as a weapon instead of the auto-gun...).

I am saying all the above by not giving a cent for the game, as it came for free with a game magazine. It is sad. Super sad. Even the "free" version does not worth playing it :/
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18.1 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 16. Juni 2014
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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2.5 Std. insgesamt
Verfasst: 3. Dezember 2013
Death Rally is one of those game that gets lost somewhere between "Hey this is fun" and "Hmm, that could've been better.."
The game looks pretty solid, but, looks are not everything. As soon as it comes down to the controls you might find yourself a bit lost. Not in the way of not knowing what button to press, bt more like "Am I this stupid or is the game so sensible?"
And to be honest, you won't get an answer.
Sure, you need to develop some bit of a "skill" to operate your vehicle of doom delivery, but you'll never end up with a ride that satisfies your control needs for a full 100% Maybe it's a design choice, maybe it's lack of understanding or interest concerning tuning final gameplay.
Another thing is the actual upgrade and rank gaining feature. It's a bit like with that newer game "Gimbal" looks nice sounds cool, need MORE!. Not enough options and not enough satisfaction for the upgrade part of the game.
As a single player game it's a middle thing on the lower part. Let's say 6 out of 10 points regarding final concept.
3 Months more and $50,000 more would have done a lot for this game. Hmm, that probably goes for most games out there.
Anyway, as a bargain price Death rally is good enough. But don't buy this at full price.
It's not a game to feel bad about, you'll just don't get what you might expect if you buy this because of a similar movie franchise. It has nothing to do with that.
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