Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fast, furious, armed-to-the-teeth, trigger-happy shooter, shifted into top gear! Take a white knuckle ride in this crazily addictive combat racing game.
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Mostly Positive (18 reviews) - 72% of the 18 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,794 reviews) - 88% of the 1,794 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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July 11

Gas Guzzlers Extreme DirectX 11 build and 1.8 patch RELEASED



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- Version 1.8.0.0
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- New DirectX 11 rendering engine (DirectX 9 rendering is available as different branch)
- 5-10 times faster map loading times
- Lots of optimizations across the engine
(new animation system, new math library, new binary mesh format, new texture loader)
- Data optimizations. Game is 1 GB smaller for the same content
- Rendering optimizations
- Improved probe reflection quality and ambient light
- Fixed frame drops regarding particles at start of the race
- More stable FPS
- Faster and higher quality SSAO
- Fixed Bloom bug on AMD graphics cards
- Fixed bug with human player applying too much damage and taking 0 damage
- Engine switched to Visual Studio 2015

More information here: http://steamcommunity.com/app/243800/discussions/0/358417461601693479/

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Reviews

“For the price tag I highly recommend checking out this sleeper hit. I was shocked at just how much fun it brought me out of nowhere.”
80 – ZTGD

“This genre is severely under-served on the PC and I encourage anyone who enjoyed the likes of Interstate ‘76 to pick this game up.”
78 – Hooked Gamers

“The sense of humor is good, it looks great, and the gameplay is so well tuned that at times you will forget you are playing a driving game altogether.”
80 – Calm Down Tom

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About This Game

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fast, furious, armed-to-the-teeth, trigger-happy shooter, shifted into top gear! Take a white knuckle ride in this crazily addictive combat racing game that features a ton of vehicles, weapons, upgrades, on-track bonuses and environments. Gas Guzzlers Extreme is an exciting new twist on the car combat experience with the addition of furious team/clan combat battles.

Players start out with low performance vehicles and soon work their way up to high-performance models, by earning money in a series of hi-octane races and arena battles. New game modes, tracks and vehicles are unlocked as players progress through the game. Along with developing their driving and fighting skills, players can spend their hard-fought cash, customizing their vehicle to match their clan members or pimping their ride for the road to glory!

Key features:

  • Combat racing at its best, featuring a blood pumping single player campaign with over 12 hours of gameplay.
  • Fast-as-lightning multiplayer tournaments with 7 different modes (classic race, power race, battle race, knockout, deathmatch, last man standing and capture the flag); with up to 4 teams available in team play mode.
  • 350+ miles of road across 40 tracks, 8 arenas and 7 different environments.
  • 12 unique weapons, on-track bonuses and power ups.
  • 18 customizable cars (12+ upgrades, color, rims, stickers, etc.).
  • Multi-path tracks and sponsored events.
  • Instant play with vicious AI Bots populating your multiplayer match while other players begin to join in on the fun.
  • Beautifully displayed high definition visuals with extensive vehicle damage, motion blur effects and custom paint jobs.
  • Full force feedback controller support as well as keyboards, joy pads, joysticks and racing wheels.
  • Packed with tons of unique humor and personality.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Vista(TM)/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Dual-core 2.0 GHz
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX(R) 9 Compatible Graphics Card with SM 3.0. (GeForce(R) 8800 Ultra or 4850 AMD/ATi) with 512 MB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 Bit Sound Card
    Recommended:
    • OS: Vista(TM)/Windows 7/Windows 8
    • Processor: Quad-core Q6600 2.4 GHz or Equivalent
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: DirectX(R) 9 Compatible Graphics Card (Radeon(R) 6850, GeForce(R) 560) with 1 GB RAM
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Network: Broadband Internet connection
    • Storage: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 3D Compatible Sound Card
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Thog Gaming
2.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
I like this game, kinds brings back memories of Twisted Metal. I got it on sale with the DLCs. Career is cool. I hope to play it a lot more with you on my YT gameplays. You can race races you're good at too make money to get better cars and unlocks until you get confidence to race others. I wish there were more people playing online, that's the only way to really enjoy the DLCs. I have some gameplay videos on it if you want to see it in action. Let me know what you think, it's definitely appreciated :).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80v3AN8KW5I
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Randy Marsh
6.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
It's like Twisted Metal but with less "giant arena" and more "racing"
Pretty god damn fun for a game that doesn't have very many people playing it. Single player is pretty great and you can usually get a key for less than half-price if you know where to look.
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[DP]LANMAN
13.0 hrs
Posted: August 13
Supports LAN games, but you will need multiple copies of the game.

If using an XBOX360 controller you have to map every single button. Any game I've ever played has a default button profile. Apparently not this game! The real kicker, is you need to do this for every profile you create. Edit: We still need to map all the buttons for the XBOX360 controller, but it does remember once you do it. So, that' s good.

Originally a negative review I've changed my rating to recommended, because the single player game itself is good enough. That, and the developer actually cares enough to respond on the forums which is awesome.

However, the fact that there is no split screen is a huge oversight in my opinion. This kind of game simply should always have it. It's what made the original NFS, Twisted Metal, etc... games so great. Hopefully the developers will include the this feature in future releases.
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peterjahtaylor
1.5 hrs
Posted: August 12
Game was bought and installed from a disc but will not play it will not let me get pass the profile screen. it states that the microsoft visual C ++ is 2010 and clearly my laptop is of a higjer version. was so looking forward to playing this game.
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CoachAub
4.5 hrs
Posted: August 10
Great fun! This is a totally underrated game. I bought it on sale and it was worth it. If you enjoyed "Blur" you may enjoy this. Like Blur, this combines racing and old "Spy Hunter" style attacks on other cars, such as oil slicks, smoke screens, shooting with a variety of weapons. The commentary is hilarious (I like Arny's voice). You can change the settings on the appropriateness of language and driver names. Default is "adult" names and language. If kids are playing it, you can change it. I've been using my Steam controller with the Xbox settings and it works fine. You can change some, but it was easier just to leave it as it was. It does not try to be a "driving sim" but is more arcade-style which makes it easily playable and lots of fun! If you're looking for a very serious driving sim, this is not it. This is a fun racer/shoot'em up game! However, it does have a career mode like many racing games where you can buy many cars and upgrades, change the paint scheme, colors, rims, etc. You earn money and open up new upgrades and race tracks. There are different racing modes as well. You can play solo races, campaign, and multiplayer. This review turned out longer than I anticipated but there is quite a bit to this game as I think about it and the bottom line is that this is a very fun game and hopefully you will enjoy it too!
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Octavarium
9.8 hrs
Posted: August 9
An awesome car combat game that has fun handling and exciting action. Its a rare racing game that finds the perfect mix between arcade playability and competitive driving.
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Alphonse Capone
5.1 hrs
Posted: August 9
*Full combat race.
*Goodl visual, Great effects.
*Able to upgrade your car, your weapon.
*Nice sounds.
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Karma_Energy
12.5 hrs
Posted: August 2
Great game with great replay....got it on sale but worth the $25 price tag. Wish more people played it.
If I had to gripe about something...wish for more weapon options and that the multiplayer rank meant something.
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Jonken
0.4 hrs
Posted: July 26
not as dank as i wanted it to be
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abysss24
127.8 hrs
Posted: July 26
Hands down gas guzzlers got to be the best combat racing game ever made, competitive to the bone, fun and awesome! Oh and criminaly underrated. I can't believe it's online playerbase is so very small. I mean, there are times when a room gets full - 8 players - and it's incredible fun, but also a rare event. The standard as of now is more likely 0-3 players playing online when I check in. More people should get it cause the game is really amazing, trust me.
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
Great fun! This is a totally underrated game. I bought it on sale and it was worth it. If you enjoyed "Blur" you may enjoy this. Like Blur, this combines racing and old "Spy Hunter" style attacks on other cars, such as oil slicks, smoke screens, shooting with a variety of weapons. The commentary is hilarious (I like Arny's voice). You can change the settings on the appropriateness of language and driver names. Default is "adult" names and language. If kids are playing it, you can change it. I've been using my Steam controller with the Xbox settings and it works fine. You can change some, but it was easier just to leave it as it was. It does not try to be a "driving sim" but is more arcade-style which makes it easily playable and lots of fun! If you're looking for a very serious driving sim, this is not it. This is a fun racer/shoot'em up game! However, it does have a career mode like many racing games where you can buy many cars and upgrades, change the paint scheme, colors, rims, etc. You earn money and open up new upgrades and race tracks. There are different racing modes as well. You can play solo races, campaign, and multiplayer. This review turned out longer than I anticipated but there is quite a bit to this game as I think about it and the bottom line is that this is a very fun game and hopefully you will enjoy it too!
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
9.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
An awesome car combat game that has fun handling and exciting action. Its a rare racing game that finds the perfect mix between arcade playability and competitive driving.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Supports LAN games, but you will need multiple copies of the game.

If using an XBOX360 controller you have to map every single button. Any game I've ever played has a default button profile. Apparently not this game! The real kicker, is you need to do this for every profile you create. Edit: We still need to map all the buttons for the XBOX360 controller, but it does remember once you do it. So, that' s good.

Originally a negative review I've changed my rating to recommended, because the single player game itself is good enough. That, and the developer actually cares enough to respond on the forums which is awesome.

However, the fact that there is no split screen is a huge oversight in my opinion. This kind of game simply should always have it. It's what made the original NFS, Twisted Metal, etc... games so great. Hopefully the developers will include the this feature in future releases.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: August 9
*Full combat race.
*Goodl visual, Great effects.
*Able to upgrade your car, your weapon.
*Nice sounds.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
12.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 2
Great game with great replay....got it on sale but worth the $25 price tag. Wish more people played it.
If I had to gripe about something...wish for more weapon options and that the multiplayer rank meant something.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 24
I like this game, kinds brings back memories of Twisted Metal. I got it on sale with the DLCs. Career is cool. I hope to play it a lot more with you on my YT gameplays. You can race races you're good at too make money to get better cars and unlocks until you get confidence to race others. I wish there were more people playing online, that's the only way to really enjoy the DLCs. I have some gameplay videos on it if you want to see it in action. Let me know what you think, it's definitely appreciated :).

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=80v3AN8KW5I
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
It's like Twisted Metal but with less "giant arena" and more "racing"
Pretty god damn fun for a game that doesn't have very many people playing it. Single player is pretty great and you can usually get a key for less than half-price if you know where to look.
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168 of 195 people (86%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Recommended
38.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2013
It's like Flatout, Mario kart and Twisted Metal had a threesome and had the baby born in Texas and after that moved to Croatia to find jobs.
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122 of 134 people (91%) found this review helpful
34 people found this review funny
Recommended
9.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 24, 2015
You remember all these times you were playing a 'regular' racing game and that "!$%@ car passed you right before the finish line? Of course it blocked the whole road and you were out of nitro so in the end you were only able to score the infamously annoying 2nd place...

Well 'Gas Guzzlers' solves this problem by adding some machine guns, shotguns or some friggin rockets to your car. An opponent is right in front of your car and blocks the way? Here it's a perfect opportunity to pump some metal into this target on wheels and turn it into a burning pile of scrap. EAT THIS!

It's definitley a very entertaining and quite solid arcade/action-racer with several fictional cars, routes and weapons, that features many interesting gaming modes as well as a small tuning system and... Zombies (DLC)! I mean hunting zombies with a nice sports car and some built in shotguns: That's the real manly way to do it!

Sure the cars don't drive very smoothly, there is no real story in the campaign mode, the music is just some generic rock stuff, there is no splitscreen (and the multiplayer is kind of empty) and the whole concept is copied from several other games but it is combined quite well, makes a lot of fun and is at least worth to look at in a Sale. It's like the indie child of 'FlatOut', 'Mario Kart' and 'Twisted Metal'. The one with Zombies. And rockets. And railguns. The one you always wanted because of... (explosive) reasons!
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106 of 130 people (82%) found this review helpful
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
"Very nische racing type of game, yet entartaining as nothing else."

There has been not many games that actually have cars and weapons mixed together. This type of racing game is pretty "nische" and there were games in the past (Road Wars for example) that did it nicely. This one is new, fresh, and does it stand up to the great game name?

That question is pretty tough, but in my honest opinion - yes it does. Previous Gas Guzzlers was plagued by loads of problems: from barely working controls, via terrible physics, to horrible optimisation. This one as sequel on the other hand, does everything better, as expected.

Game starts you with sponsored car. You get the money by winning races. The more races you win, the more money you get. Also winning unlocks cars, upgrades, rims, stickers and weapons, but this happens every 3-4 races. There is a lot to do in single player, however, the beginning of the campaign is pretty slow, and boring, but it does get better as you progress more. In the race you have various objectives that can give you more money, like "destroy x amount of cars in 1 lap". This adds variety to the gameplay and does add the replay value to the game.

Graphics are much better. They are shiny (but it's not overdone) colourful, with nice shadows and particle effects. Models look nice, and most of cars are based on their real counterparts which is good, but they have really cheesy names. Overall game has really cheesy humour, which could be considered childish, but for me, it doesn't matter, but let's get back to technical stuff. Damage done to cars is somewhat 'meh' but it does job well on harder difficulties. Ai does it's job too. They're challenging, they are intelligent and they use their weapons with caution and can be deadly sometimes. Optimisation here is also better than previous one. I have mid-range PC and 60FPS all the time on ultra settings, which is amazing. There are many options to customise so you won't be dissapointed. Sound departament delivers funny yet very high quality sounds, for example there are voice-overs from Duke Nukem (!) which is a nice touch (they sound exactly like duke!), engines have that "punch" and differ from car to car... Just awesome. Music is outstanding, some heavy metal tunes over there, but opinions may vary here.

Controls are improved, as it should be done in sequel. Car instantly responds to your commands, they have feel of weight, but at the same time they handle well. I had no problems handling the cars. Keep in mind that every car handles differently, and there are noticable differencies between all of them. Same goes to weapons. Some can shoot even backwards, which is awesome. There are some powerups on map such as repair, oil that you can spill on the track, mines etc. It all works together very well.

Multiplayer is a typical madness. Capture the Flag, Deathmatch, Last Man Standing. Just Awesome. Too bad that nobody plays this game on MP which is shame because it's so much fun even with bots. Runs fluid smooth, has no lag issues, so what's the matter?

There are some flaws. Sometimes Ai runs in circles when FPS goes down on older PC's. There were some problems for me with my steering wheel, but I got them resolved, and mentioned above slow single player campaign start which is annoying and can make you bored of game quickly if you won't get new car soon. I also wish for more cars, and weapons. There were some problems with achievements, but other than that, I had no glitches.

Game is good for what it is. It does entertain you, and it does it pretty well. Question is, is it worth 22,99? For me, yes, for others looking for a realistic racing game - not really. Buckle up, this is going to be hell of a ride!

8/10
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