Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.
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Release Date: Jan 14, 2014

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May 25

Update 2016-05-25

We're pleased to let you know that the latest update is out! In this update we've paid special attention to car-to-car collisions to make them more weighty and dynamic again, and now major crashes will more often result in the cars taking air or flipping over instead of just sliding around. We'll continue to improve crashes and at this point we'd love to hear what you think; are the cars now flipping over even too easily? Do the crashes feel weighty enough? Are they too hazardous from the player's perspective?

In the other news we've also improved the AI. Not only it's quicker and more aggressive towards each other and the player but now it also reacts to being bumped into to boot by swerving around and sometimes downright losing control and crashing - how cool is that? :)

Other goodies are included as well with full changelog below.

CHANGELOG:
  • Added the 3Ds Max AI Geom Gen tool which was missing from previous update.
  • Added missing track cameras to Mixed 1 Reverse.
  • Fixed see-through track geometry and improperly placed props on Mixed 2 Reverse.
  • Added PSD templates for menu assets (event icon, loading screen, results screen, car icon) under mod example folders.
  • Increased racing AI aggressiveness: AI is now more inclined to try to ram the player or the other AI drivers if given a chance.
  • Improved racing AI: it's now faster and drives more loose to give it a more natural edge.
  • Racing AI now reacts to being bumped or rammed by possibly losing control and/or spinning out.
  • Added graphics setting presets Low, Medium, High and Ultra (Settings > Graphics > Presets).
  • Added command line option '-disable_mods' to make troubleshooting easier in case mods are preventing the game from launching properly.

As always, thanks for your support. Please keep the feedback coming in!

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May 20

Update 2016-05-20: Steam Workshop Support + Track Modding



We're happy to let you know that the latest update adds full Steam Workshop support to Wreckfest! Thanks to the Steam Workshop support we will have one centralized hub for all the custom content created by our exceptional community, and enjoying it is as easy as it gets: simply browse the workshop and subscribe to the mods that you want to, after which they will be automatically downloaded and appear in the in-game mod manager. The best part is that Steam will automatically take care of keeping your subscribed mods up-to-date so all that's left for you is to enjoy them! And if you're a mod author, sharing your creations to the masses has never been easier: simply click a button in Bag Editor, and your mod is uploaded to the workshop, ready to be downloaded and enjoyed. For more information on publishing your mods on Steam Workshop please see readme.txt in the tools folder.

And wait, there's more: track modding support! Yes, it's something that has been requested by many and sure enough, the latest update also adds all the necessary tools for you to create your own tracks. No matter whether you want to create an F1 circuit or a drifting course, it's all now possible. To get you started we have included a collection of example assets in mods/example/track.

Speaking about modding tools, in case you haven't noticed our awesome community member Dummiesman has created a Blender plugin to export game specific models from the popular free and open source modeling application Blender, eliminating the need for 3ds Max. The most up-to-date version of the plugin is available on our community forum here.

As always, please let us hear in case of any boo-boo. Thanks for your support!

CHANGELOG:
  • Initial Steam Workshop support. Subscribed mods will appear in the in-game mod manager after they've been downloaded. See tools/Readme.txt for guidance on how to upload your mod to Steam Workshop.
  • Track modding support. All custom track data is stored in the mod's data/track folder. See mods/example/track for two example tracks (minimal and a more complete one) as well as tools/track_modding.doc for additional info on how to create your own.
  • Improved Mixed 1 track art and added a reverse variant.
  • Improved Sandpit 2 geometry and added more gameplay props.
  • Added a reverse variant for Mixed 2.
  • Fixed server browser crashing with custom tracks.
  • Retuned car-to-car collisions.
  • AI is now faster in tight curves.
  • Player starting car is now C class.
  • Improved Bag Editor with little bits here and there.
  • AI names can now be customized by editing data/property/career/ai_names.txt (UTF-8).

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About This Game

Wreckfest is a new demolition derby themed racing game with soft-body damage modeling, sophisticated driving dynamics and in-depth vehicle upgrading, featuring both demolition derbies and more traditional track races. It’s all about fun, breakneck racing and over-the-top crashes.

Expect epic crashes and tight, neck-to-neck fights over the finish line on run-down racing tracks. Expect proper demolition derbies. Expect brand new ways for metal to bend and the signature once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation.

It’s a motorsport, but not just any motorsport. It’s a motorsport with attitude.

Unique Racing Experience

First and foremost, we’re building a FUN racing game with PERSONALITY. It’s all about the stuff that really matters: varied tracks, cool cars, and the defining once-in-the-lifetime moments that can be achieved only with true-to-life physics simulation. If you’re familiar with our previous games, you already know what we’re aiming at: exhilarating racing action with sophisticated physics and damage modeling, only this time we’re upping the ante on almost every front. This is the game we envisioned way back in the early 2000s, only re-imagined for today’s technology and gaming standards.

Awesome Cars

The cars are old, cheap, banged up, patched together, rusty… just awesome! In short, our cars ooze with STYLE. You won’t find anything like them in other racing games. We’ve got variety, as well: everyone loves the old American heavy-hitters from the muscle car era, but we’re not neglecting the fun little European and Asian cars from the long-gone decades either. The best part is that you’ll be taking them apart and building them back up again in your garage; the career is as much about your garage and your project cars as it is about racing.

Exciting Engine

Our in-house ROMU engine is a hell-bent beast that's precision-engineered for high-speed, breakneck racing. We have also already implemented fully deformable soft body car damage, meaning that the cars will react to damage in a very tangible, convincing way. While we're focused on action, motorsport authenticity is not forgotten, either. To that end our engine is simulating vehicle dynamics in a very sophisticated fashion. Rolling resistances, casters and slip angles are definitely not ancient Greek to us, and you as the player will be the one benefiting from our expertise.

EARLY ACCESS FEATURES

The current Early Access release contains four playable cars and a number of tracks, showcasing both white-knuckle track racing and explosive demolition derby action with 24 cars that will give you taste of things to come. During the coming months we’re going to give the game a lot of polish as well as implement many new exciting features, and all Early Access supporters have a unique opportunity to get involved in the development of the title!


We’ve also giving a playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 to all our Early Access supporters. The sneak peek features a playground that we use internally to test various features various like car damage and environment destruction. Version 2.0 includes new destructive machinery, more dynamic stuff to blow up, spectacular stunts and an awesome physics cannon that we use to play with our physics engine. With the physics cannon you too will now have a chance to cause mayhem to heart’s content by launching missiles, throwing stuff around and destroying the environment as well as the cars!

  • NEW: Steam Workshop support!
  • Extensive modding support: create and modify cars, tracks, physics and a lot more.
  • Full mod support in multiplayer.
  • Online multiplayer with 24 players.
  • Dedicated server support.
  • LAN multiplayer.
  • Eight cars: American Muscle I, II & III, European Hatchback, American Sedan, European Coupe I & II and Asian Coupe, each with unique handling traits.
  • A number of different performance and handling upgrades, mimicking selected real-world parts.
  • A number of gravel, mixed surface and tarmac race tracks, many inspired by real-world tracks, featuring both normal and reverse layouts.
  • Many fan-favorite tracks like Figure 8 and Speedway I & II, guaranteed to offer total destruction with 24 cars.
  • Four different derby stadiums: Speedbowl, Stadium, Small Stadium and Mud Pit.
  • Various race and derby game modes including Team Deathmatch with up to (!) 24 cars, all with dynamic damage.
  • Soft-body car damage physics system that doesn't need a super computer - even online!
  • Highly configurable support for force-feedback wheels, pedals and H-shifters.
  • Dynamic content that reacts realistically – fences and billboards break down, tires fly around.
  • In-game Photo Mode and Replay with a number of cameras, configurable field-of-view and depth-of-field.
  • BONUS: A playable Technology Sneak Peek 2.0 - Have fun in the physics playground!

UPCOMING FEATURES

Wreckfest is currently in early Pre-Alpha stage, and the Early Access version is going to serve as a basis on which we will continue building the game based on your feedback on what works and what doesn't. Throughout the Early Access phase we're going to gradually add more content and new features to the game, with some of the most important key features planned being:


  • Improved car damage and handling.
  • More cars, each with different stylings and performance.
  • More race tracks and derby stadiums with varying surfaces.
  • More dynamic content on the tracks to drive through and crash into.
  • Highly configurable multiplayer with a variety of modes.
  • Extensive player garage and car upgrading system.
  • In-game classifieds to buy and sell cars and parts.
  • Streamlined and polished user interface.
  • Improved graphics quality and performance.

Please note that all features mentioned here may be altered or removed during the development of the title if deemed necessary.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows Vista
    • Processor: Intel® Core™2 Duo 2.4 GHz or AMD Athlon™ X2 2.5 GHz
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA Geforce® GTX™ 460 or AMD Radeon™ HD 6450
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows 7 or Windows 8
    • Processor: Intel® Core™ i5 or AMD Phenom™ II X4
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce® GTX™ 570 or AMD Radeon™ HD 7750
    • DirectX: Version 11
    • Storage: 4 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX®-compatible
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riotsquad
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Horrible handling of the carrs, this is not good, I've played - and loved - Rally trophy, Flatout and Flatout 2, this I've tried for about 10 minutes now and I really hate that I gave them the money, hopefully they'll spend them on a future *good* (as I know they can do it) game.

This would be the first ever game I'd want to use the money back feature on, normally I put my lost money into the "I should've known better" jar of lost money and learn my lesson, in this case it's they who should've known better and the sad thing is I know they can do a whole lot better... (but I fear there's no way I can get my money back, at least I hope I can get someone else to not spend their hard-earned at least)
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TheBradad1111
( 8.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
This game was going to be a great game.
Then they stopped developing it for a while.
Then they ruined the handling.
It was supposed to be completed in 2015 and still hasn't been completed.
This game will likely never be done.
BeamNG.Drive is likely the better option of the two.
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Mace
( 2.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Already fun fun game. Ofcourse there is still a lot of missing features. It is like a good meal, but we still need perfect steak with it. Try and see yourself. I cant understand why there is so much nagative "reviews"!
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Crunchy Socks
( 9.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
Great for online multiplayer with friends. This game is worth it just for the figure 8 racing.

For all the whiners about it being slow in development, who cares, it's early access and there's no other game out there like this.
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M.Corleone (Not happening 4ever)
( 8.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
If u like races, and also like to smash into other cars at the same time, this is the game for u. (Forza players will love it! Since all they do is RamRamRam!)
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NexusOmega
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 26
I have had my eye on this for a while and picked it up along with a few other games.

I am oddly surprised at the lack of campain or direction when playing the game,

It feels hughly incomplete and plays like a tech demo
but considering how long its been in EA, rather sad.

Refunded.
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Mr.Minegician
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
This game is awesome! I love it! I like to destroy all the car in last man standing!
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Gilly
( 4.0 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
I'm so sad this game hasn't become what I hoped it to be (essentially Destruction Derby 3). Hopefully Mods can save it if the developers can't.
All it needs is more cars, smoother controlled cars*, more tracks and a much better UI.

By smoother controlled cars I mean faster and easier to control, more arcade-y, like in DD2 (which I played a fair bit of). Also cars that land better when you go straight over a jump, not try and flip themselves back.
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TheEngiGuy
( 51.3 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
(I recommend it, but beware of slow development)
I don't usually review Early Access games, but since the recent updates the fun factor of this game is coming back again, and I'm also gonna point out some things since there's apparently a Hate Bandwagon going on.
To start off, this is a simcade racing game in the vein of Destruction Derby 2 and Eve of Destruction (not a Flatout successor as some people thought it would be). It has got impressive car damage and deformation, fully functional online mode with dedicated servers, AI opponents and complete mod support. This has potential, but getting it now or when finished is only up to you (even though I agree it is a bit overpriced for being an alpha product with not much content yet).

I disagree with most of the negative reviews this game is getting.
-"The game is a simulator and destruction is missing":
this is totally false. The destruction is there and it's cool (especially since the last update from May). The driving model, although being realistic, is not sim-y at all. Perfectly playable with keyboard. Don't have any skills or just want to smash other cars? Enable driving assists.

-"The game is abandoned"
no, it isn't. The development is slow, but it's still being worked on. Funny how people keep saying that even though we're still getting updates regularly (after a looong wait because of a physics overhaul).
There are also some people who buy the game now because they had it on their wishlist before, and instantly refund it and giving a negative review saying "it's still an alpha since ages and it sucks". I agree, it sucks, but they don't know what the devs went through with the physics overhaul and making online, mods and general builds as stable as possible. Bad things during game development happen. The updates have been frequent this year, though.

It's like people are still stuck in the seventh build that came out a year ago, where the new engine was still at its prime and has made things worse for the most part. But today, the game is going in the right direction, and I've been playing it since the pre-orders even came up so I know what I'm talking about. Heck, I even got the very first build of the game still in my pc and comparing it to the actual one. Only the driving model was drastically changed.

All I can say is that you should try the game yourself. I cannot guarantee you this game WILL be finished obviously, but there's always the ability to refund if you don't like it or just want to try the alpha version before the final version. Worth picking up during a sale, though.
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SirMarcus
( 0.5 hrs on record )
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Posted: May 25
I dont know why so many people complain about that game. For 17 Euro it brings a lot of fun. The optic is very nice and it rund perfect on my 980 Nvidia with all details. Even if they dont make changes anymore its already nice now to play destruction derby only. Very realistic!
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Ruiner
( 3.3 hrs on record )
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Posted: May 25
This game will be in Early Access permanently at this rate.
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BrunoTheMad
( 0.8 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
This game has slowly gone from bad to worse over an incredibly incremental period of updates over several years.

The revamped engine looks mediocre compared to the older engine especially in terms of lighting, the physics and damage model is no longer nearly as chaotic, which makes for a much less entertaining game in general, seeing as it is not a sim.

The developers are likely shutting down and this unfinished game will be drip fed on life support by modders, which is far from ideal.
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YoutubeDude
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
DO NOT BUY! I WASTED 40 BUCKS FOR WHAT? A GAMER WHERE THE DEVS DONT DO ANTTHING AND A SMALL UPDATE COMES OUT ONCE IN A WHILE. I WANT A REFUND BUT I KNOW THAT I AM NOT GOING TO GET ONE!
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AmsterdamHeavy
( 0.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Another Early Access game I very much regret buying. Bought it because I loved the FO games. Abondonwared after the scumbags got their early access cash. As someone closing in on 1,100 games, I highly recommend avoiding early access titles at least until they are near their go live dates. Too many end up just like this.
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itsMe
( 47.7 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
tired of waiting for updates + game release ZZZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
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PsychOXRat
( 220.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Absolutely love this game, have done since the very first sneak peek and public version, every update added something diferent, some made a certain track worse, the rest have only added to how the game is, other reviews from people that haven't played the game too much really are missing the point, once you get to know players the game only becomes more enjoyable as you become part of a community, the modding updates bringing the whole community closer together. whilst also making the game ready for a multitude of different mods ranging from tracks from older games, to fictional ones, to improvements and a large variety of new cars, I, for one, added an old VW van into it and soon a Mini, others have made Lancias and Dodge Chargers and track ports from Destruction Derby 2!
Take it as you will, but this game isn't dead in any way
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markgreyam
( 4.9 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
I haven't been this depressed at the experience of watching all the fun and joy get sucked out of something that seemed so full of life and early promise since I last reflected on my own existence.

The early, pre-Steam and early-Steam beta versions were a hectic mess of wrecking fun, but at some point someone inexplicably decided to take everything too seriously.

As a result now we're presented with nothing more than a soulless, empty shell of a game which has completely forgot that it once knew what pure, unadulterated fun was, and which is certainly no fun now. There are plenty of serious racing games out there; something called Wreckfest was clearly never destined to join that group.

That next-gen update to Flatout, Destruction Derby or Test Drive: Eve of Destruction that we all want is going to require some more waiting for, because it's not here. It seemed like it was heading that way at some point, but that is not this game anymore.

I'm so sad at what this game has become that I can't even bring myself to use a "took a wrong turn at some point" pun.
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Atèn
( 14.6 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Edit: you wanna rant on the review ? Go ahead, it's not like I give a damn. This is my review, based on my experience with this game and if you don't like that, write your own review or screw off.

Don't buy this game.

It started out great. The devs of the best Flatout games were working on a new project, and they brought it to us, in early access.
The game was visually beautiful. And the handling, the destruction, the fun, was worthy of the best Flatout memories I had.
But then...
At first, updates became slower. The game was left untouched for long periods of time. But it was still great.
Suddenly, they started updating again... But they broke it. They tried to balance it. They completly changed their views, they attempted to transform Wreckfest into a simulator, and a bad one, that nobody was asking for.
And as a final "♥♥♥♥ you", they opened their now worthless piece of early access junk to the Steam Workshop, hoping modders would make Wreckfest a decent game while themselves completly gave up on it.

Never again, Bugbear.

1) Stay away
2) Only recommended when on sale
3) Recommended
4) Highly recommended
5) This is a must play
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Turki_Vulture
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
This game is trash. If your gonna be a pansy and rant on this recommendation, then just keep on scrolling, cause brother, im gonna tell it like it is.

I played not even 8 minutes of this game before it was more than evident how broken and unplayable it was. I've played a lot of games in my life, but never have i ever encountered the problems this game underlined. The first and foremost problem that was provided by the maliciously made game was tha fact that IT COULDN'T DETECT MY NIVIDIA GTX 770M GRAPHICS CARD. I spend 6 of the 8 minutes i had in this game fumbling around in the graphical settings trying to comrehend why this "next gen" game had such difficulty finding my state of the art graphics driver. I'm not one to boast about my rig, but when your running duel GTX 770M's on a 8 core i7 overclocked at 4.2GHz, then run into the issue of, again, a so called "next gen" game, not even being able to locate or process what graphical setting it should prioritizing then the game is just a hyped of pile of ♥♥♥♥, im sorry but that is just the uncensored truth. Instead of enjoying this game at 1920x1080 i had to downgrade to 1280x800 with all the graphical preferences set to the lowest possible setting...and it still could not be played on the Intel (HD) 4600 graphics card that is standardized into my Alienware, unless i wanted to enjoy 3FPS the entire ♥♥♥♥ing time i was mashing the ALT+F4 button to stop this monstosity of cancer.

Problem #2 is focused more towards the game developers rather the game itself. Congrats shitbirds, you succesfully outsourced a game that probably was a masterpiece if it stayed within your grasps. Instead you geniuses decided to cut the funding, wrap it up, and throw this game to the wolves. By that i mean the modding community. Now, if i can think properly like a normal human being, wouldn't the first thing that came to mind before making such a mistake in trading hands be "What is our current player/modder base"? or "What precentage of intake in our average gamer data quarry inticates wether or not we will take off or crash disasteriously into the ground IF WE OUTSOURCED OUR ♥♥♥♥ING WINNING LOTTERY TICKET"? I mean seriously, i watched Markiplier play this game when it first hit steam and i was in aw, the game ran smoothly, the graphics where state of the art for its release date, and it was every "smash em'up" type racing gamers dream...and then when you started raking in a little more dough...you cut your losses? like wtf?!? I just don't get it, i can't comprehend. I waited 2 years to be able to play this, and when i finally raked up enough money to purchase this game instead of focusing on college, bills, insurance, etc...all i was handed was a huge heaping pile of dissapointing ♥♥♥♥. Good job fellas.

I mean, there is probably another ♥♥♥♥ing 300 issues i could continue to fill the steam community in on, but i just couldn't sit and bare the etrocity that was bestowed upon me. I think this game only rivals 1 other...E.T for the ♥♥♥♥ing ATARI...aka the race for one of the worst games ever. I mean, taking a ♥♥♥♥ and then putting a ruler to the damn thing would show more promising results at this point then this heaping pile of garbage...i had such high expectations for this game and when i got it i took the shot in the dark, i ignored all the negative reviews and all the hu-ha and all that to give your game a chance. But boy was i wrong, i almost decided to stream this too...and what a horific thought that is now.

To all those who can manage to, somehow, play and tolerate this heap of ♥♥♥♥, i commend you. You few are the troopers who stood there ground and somehow gained access to another heavenly ♥♥♥♥ing realm of sorts just being able to let this game detect your ♥♥♥♥ing hardware. I give this game a ♥♥♥♥♥♥ poopy buttplug out of 10...now excuse me while i go burn my eyes and cut my wrists. Vulture OUT!



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Ditendra
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
Another Early Access game which stuck in it's state, which already means you should avoid it. Year ago, when I purchased it, game was lacking the content & had poor optimization & I refunded it. I don't regret my decision, because It's been already 2 years now & game is still stuck in Early Access stage & probably it will be dead & abandoned soon. This game is a good example why so called Early Access games are meant for robbing the customers & should be avoided. You don't have a guarantee that game won't be abandoned even before it gets finished & you just pay the full price for it & if you play more than 2 hours, boom, you can't refund it. This system is very tricky & meant for money milking the customers. Don't get fooled & stay away from Early Access games.
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Not Recommended
12.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
Step 1: release early access

Step 2: promise heavy damage physics and demo derby gameplay

Step 3: Sack that all off at the halfway point, remodel entire game, lose all aspects of the game that people bought it for.

Step 4: Introduce modding, so devs can exit game and leave community to do what they will with the bare bones, shitey game they left behind.

Suck my ♥♥♥♥ Bugbear
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Not Recommended
4.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 3
DO NOT BUY WILL BE ABANDONWARE SOON!

STARTED GAME IN 2012!

ITS NOW 2016 AND THEY HAVE FILED FOR BANKRUPTCY!
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Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
This game is like punk rock, its not dead, its just sucks now! the Devs spent the entire year of 2015 adding lawn mowers to a crash up derby game...need I say more?
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Not Recommended
32.0 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
If you want to know where the game is at now days.. Look for Santa Clause.. You'll have better luck.

So the game was awesome and they were going in a superb direction.. but BugBear have decided to stop all development and open the game out to modders.. A game that modders don't play as they are already in places like Race Department, Touring Pro series, Race2Play and the million of other PVT leagues / Communities places and on games like rFactor / Assetto..

So you may get 100 mods but 99 of them will be crap and fan made and you MIGHT find a proper gem now and then.. when an actual modder picks the game up and works with it..

So to sum it up.. ALL gaming development is on stop and they are adding things for the modders to use..

Ohhh and the 30 to 40 players (on a good day) that are logged in playing the MP side.. Yeah. The modding is going to split up the small player base to Modded servers and non modded servers..

YEY.. Let us download content that only 2 others are on.. Oh wait, they have changed the server.. download new mod..

No thanks.

REALLY Angry about this because this could of been the very best game of it's type.. now it's going to be rocking in the corner of the room because of the abuse it's sustained by BugBear.
*Slow clap*
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24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
220.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 24
Absolutely love this game, have done since the very first sneak peek and public version, every update added something diferent, some made a certain track worse, the rest have only added to how the game is, other reviews from people that haven't played the game too much really are missing the point, once you get to know players the game only becomes more enjoyable as you become part of a community, the modding updates bringing the whole community closer together. whilst also making the game ready for a multitude of different mods ranging from tracks from older games, to fictional ones, to improvements and a large variety of new cars, I, for one, added an old VW van into it and soon a Mini, others have made Lancias and Dodge Chargers and track ports from Destruction Derby 2!
Take it as you will, but this game isn't dead in any way
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20 of 20 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
51.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
(I recommend it, but beware of slow development)
I don't usually review Early Access games, but since the recent updates the fun factor of this game is coming back again, and I'm also gonna point out some things since there's apparently a Hate Bandwagon going on.
To start off, this is a simcade racing game in the vein of Destruction Derby 2 and Eve of Destruction (not a Flatout successor as some people thought it would be). It has got impressive car damage and deformation, fully functional online mode with dedicated servers, AI opponents and complete mod support. This has potential, but getting it now or when finished is only up to you (even though I agree it is a bit overpriced for being an alpha product with not much content yet).

I disagree with most of the negative reviews this game is getting.
-"The game is a simulator and destruction is missing":
this is totally false. The destruction is there and it's cool (especially since the last update from May). The driving model, although being realistic, is not sim-y at all. Perfectly playable with keyboard. Don't have any skills or just want to smash other cars? Enable driving assists.

-"The game is abandoned"
no, it isn't. The development is slow, but it's still being worked on. Funny how people keep saying that even though we're still getting updates regularly (after a looong wait because of a physics overhaul).
There are also some people who buy the game now because they had it on their wishlist before, and instantly refund it and giving a negative review saying "it's still an alpha since ages and it sucks". I agree, it sucks, but they don't know what the devs went through with the physics overhaul and making online, mods and general builds as stable as possible. Bad things during game development happen. The updates have been frequent this year, though.

It's like people are still stuck in the seventh build that came out a year ago, where the new engine was still at its prime and has made things worse for the most part. But today, the game is going in the right direction, and I've been playing it since the pre-orders even came up so I know what I'm talking about. Heck, I even got the very first build of the game still in my pc and comparing it to the actual one. Only the driving model was drastically changed.

All I can say is that you should try the game yourself. I cannot guarantee you this game WILL be finished obviously, but there's always the ability to refund if you don't like it or just want to try the alpha version before the final version. Worth picking up during a sale, though.
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45 of 67 people (67%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.9 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 4
Just...don't. It's been two years and the game has barely changed. Any changes that have been made are for the worse! The sneak peek was awesome, and sold me on the early access. Now all the physics are rubbish, the driving feels slow, and the performance is GARBAGE. The game doesn't even look good to justify the bad framerate (which appears to be random as some people report no issues, and others with better specs have an unplayable 10fps.)

Maybe the game will have a full release in the next few years, if you're lucky. Oh, wait. There's talk of bankruptcy - have a look at the forums.

Spend your money on something else. For the £25 they are (laughably) charging, there are so many other games you could buy!
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29 of 44 people (66%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
They probably spent all of their resources making the engine. It is an impressive engine I guess, but I'd still rather play a game with a less impressive physics engine and tons of tracks and cars, and an actual career mode, than a game with kewl car crashes yo but only like ♥♥♥♥ing FIVE TRACKS, SIX CARS AND NO CAREER MODE.

"BUT IT'S STILL IN EARLY ACCESS!"

♥♥♥♥ you, it's been in early access for ♥♥♥♥ knows how long now, and it seems like it'll stay that way. Forever.

This is basically the DayZ of racing games. Actually, lemme take that back, this is the ♥♥♥♥ing WarZ of racing games.

Just buy Flatout 2 instead.
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18 of 28 people (64%) found this review helpful
Recommended
41.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 6
TL:DR - 8/10, the game has come a very long way, its a solid arcadey simulation with a lot of fun to be had on multiplayer, worth it for anyone to check out, especially when its on sale.

Do you remember Destruction Derby for the Playstation One? I do, and I freaking loved it. Sadly that game would be absolutely unbearable nowadays. Thats where Wreckfest comes in.

The great thing about Wreckfest is that it isnt just Derby. There are circuit tracks on tarmac, and gravel. You have a small variety of cars to choose from and with recent updates there is a progression system so you can finally start from the bottom and work your way up.

Now, Wreckfest wasn't always as good, and wasn't always recieving updates as frequently as it is now. The good folks developing this gem have spent some time ironing out their version of car physics so that racing can be exciting and enjoyable for all car classes. The damage modeling they have done is great and its extremely satisfying to see your car get wrecked up during semi-clean contact racing.

This game has come a long way and the developers truly appear committed to completing this game and having it stand on its own in a sea of racing sims. A racing sim you will not find here. This is an arcade style simulation with the flavour of real physics behind it. You can enjoy it with wheel, a controller, or even a keyboard and you will not feel at a disadvantage which to me is extremely important. Although with a wheel you could probably have a great deal of fun drifting through corners in their new Asian Drifter style car(kind of looks like an old skyline).

The absolutely best part of this game though has got to be its Multiplayer. This game is like the DayZ of racing games when you are online, its just awesome. Most of the players that stick with this game prefer a Semi-Clean racing style, so you will enjoy the bump and grind of a derby, but against the backdrop of a circuit race. Its incredible how much fun you can have when you get a server full of people to race so clean no one is intentionally hitting, but everyone is trying to get in front and you have cars going 3 wide through corners without wrecking, but instead shoving and pushing each other out of the way as they jostle for that lead position.

...And then. You might join a server with no rules at all, and you'll be wiping the tears from your eyes because for the first time ever you're in first place, and then crunch! Both your front wheels are gone, your engine is bent in half and there is a smoldering wreck of a car from a player going backwards on the track, probably giggling and laughing hysterically in front of their screens as they watch 4 or 5 more cars plow into you, turning your car into a smoldering wreck aswell.

To each their own to be sure, but man the multiplayer can be wicked fun. I hope they make it so you can play the entire game progression wise on multiplayer. Right now you simply get all the cars for free but dont earn anything, and if you choose to race with a car you do own, you don't really earn enough for it to be worth while.

Anyways, thanks for reading, this game is an easy 8/10 as it is, because it really is that fun. I will climb to a solid 9/10 by the time all the content is in and they leave early access.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 15
a lot of fun and laughs.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 25
I dont know why so many people complain about that game. For 17 Euro it brings a lot of fun. The optic is very nice and it rund perfect on my 980 Nvidia with all details. Even if they dont make changes anymore its already nice now to play destruction derby only. Very realistic!
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25 of 45 people (56%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
7.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
Game is great!
but DO NOT BUY

THIS GAME IS GOING TO BE ABANDONED AND DEAD



Rip Bugbear

Also Please give me a full refund
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15 of 26 people (58%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.4 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 21
It looks nice and the behicle physics are cool but I've had this game in my steam library for at least 2 years and it's still not finished. I couldne't reccomend anyone pay 45$ for this game.
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24 of 44 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
3.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
TECHNOLOGY DEMO is more fun to play! This game is turning in to some kinda simulation ♥♥♥♥. Need more arcade fun!
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
5.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
This game was very promising when I bought it two years ago. I had high hopes that this will be the premier racing game in due time. But the updates for this game seem to come every 4-8 months or so, and they contain so little stuff that by the first hour after you've download the update you've already covered everything new atleast 5 times. When you open the game the modders in early access, you've essencially said that the game will never be completed and the modders must finish the game that we promised to bring to all our customers. After that point, I recommend you go spend your money on something that isn't as sad as the development of this game

The best thing to come out of this game is the knowledge of how bad early access sucks!!
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18 of 33 people (55%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.7 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 23
Well, I bought this game a while back, before steam's refunding had sorted itself out. When I bought this game, I realised that it wasn't any fun. I wasn't having fun and wasted £22 on this piece of garbage. Unfortunately I'll always have this junk in my library and won't be able to sell it. Great.

After some researching, I realised that BugBear have done nothing to improve this game at all. With their recent decisions, they have shown that they truly cannot be bothered and have handed it over to modders to take this game and attempt to make it fun as the developers are too inept and flat out lazy! I can speculate that over 90% of the mods are going to be cheap and poorly made, similar to this game but the developers had the GREAT idea to put the price tag up and keep the money rolling into their pockets.

To round up, DO NOT BUY THIS GAME. YOU WILL, AND I REPEAT, WILL DESPISE IT. Luckily for the readers who still decide to purchase this fail of a game, you have the opportunity to refund, so I would get your phone ready to request a refund. That's what I think anyway.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.1 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 10
This game is getting good. For an early build, I'm pleasantly surprised with the ease of getting money to afford new content. Hopefully the final build will make money more scarce to make for a longer career mode. I'm eagerly awaiting more content from BugBear, but also admire the direction that they are taking to continue upon what they started with Flatout.
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8 of 14 people (57%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
21.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 17
This is a good game, but I want to put a disclaimer up, the crash physics and car destructibility is better in BeamNG Drive. With that said, this game is a nice spiritual successor to Destruction Derby.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
4.6 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 5
I wouldn't recommend this game in its current state.

The engine seems well-crafted. The cars crumple and break down masterfully as they get hit. Unfortunately, the driver also gets squashed into weird shapes. At the moment there is no depth to the game and the scoring system can be weird at times. You get a free crew. You move them to any car at any time with no penalty. As you race, they get better (which allows them to fix an extra point of damage per go) and you get more money (which allow you to purchase better cars and better parts). Everything is available from the get-go and you can skip a lower tier (if one can call it that) car and/or part altogether and go straight for the last one from each region or group. From the first car with no upgrades to owning every car with all the upgrades took about two hours total. I even purchased two more crews at a grand each just so each of the three regions have their own crew. I don't even play the races as I didn't buy this game for that racing simulator experience ("Wreckfest", remember?). Though derby mode is a lot of fun, I often wonder why I didn't get a point for hitting another car hard or assisting in wrecking it. Especially when driving in a smaller (lighter) car, the damage you do to your opponent is often considered moot, even though there are clear signs that you made a fender or door cave in completely.

tldr; Give it a go if it's on sale and you really want to get that Early Access feel, otherwise wait and see if things change.
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9 of 16 people (56%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Early Access Review
Posted: May 12
awesome graphics.. great physics.... whole lotta fun!
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