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.
User reviews: Very Positive (1,243 reviews) - 90% of the 1,243 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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“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

    • 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
    • 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
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 32 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
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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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 17
Car combat games can be hit or miss, and I'm very happy to say that Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a hit through and through. The game features a single player campaign spanning over three separate championships and a multitude of races leading up to unlocking said championships, in which you can pick and choose which type of race you'd like to play. You have your classic race with no weapons other than specials (mines, smoke, oil spills, and the like), battle races (where you must complete so many laps and stay alive while trying to kill your opponents), and knock out races (number of laps equals number of opponents, and you can either win by killing everyone else or completing the laps remaining). Over time, you'll unlock some fantastic game modes such as deathmatch (whoever kills 10 other cars first wins), capture the flag (my personal favorite, where you must capture a flag and drive it to the other flag, which in many cases is picked up by the opposing team; death and explosions ensue),and last man standing (eight cars spawn on the map, kill and try not to die until you're the last). You can pick and choose from whichever game modes you want to play, earning points to further your standing. If you find classic races boring, you don't have to play them at all (other than one per championship), which is a pretty cool feature.

The cars control great, and differentiate a bit between one another. You have options to upgrade your car's body, weapons, and paint job, even down to what color your license plate is. There are quite a bit of cars to pick from, and many unlock during your journey through the campaign. The cars are not licensed, but are made to appear like real branded cars (the car The Matador, for example, shares the likeness of the Lamborghini Aventador). The settings screen allows you a variety of options, including turning cursing off, which I did simply because I liked having the option (this also would make this game suitable for children, as other than the cursing, there is no blood or graphic violence other than explosions, which are fun for the whole family).

I beat the game's entire campaign in about nine hours, but it doesn't have to end there if you don't want it to. The game also features multiplayer for those who like to play online (not my cup of tea, personally, so I did not check this option out), quick races, and you can even continue in the campaign like normal, sans championships. For those who only play single player like myself, don't fret. The game's AI is some of the best AI I've ever seen in a game of any genre, and I'm not exaggerating. The AI in this will not let you win easily, and their ruthlessness in battle is what made capture the flag so fun and memorable for me. I did not notice any rubberbanding, however. The AI will mess up like you do, driving over mines and crashing into each other, keeping the game fair, yet challenging.

The game doesn't feature a very memorable soundtrack, but it's not terrible by any means, and the music that plays during upgrading sessions reminded me a lot of Fallout 3. The graphics of the game are pretty great for 2013, other than some blurry background textures that you shouldn't be paying attention to anyway. The only two negatives I have for this game are that for one thing, I never did figure out how to use the smoke special every single time I picked it up. It seemed finicky, like it would only work a third of the time you legitimately picked it up, so I'm not sure if it had a cooldown or what. The second negative would be that although you can pick between multiple game modes throughout the campaign, the race tracks seem to randomize, and you often have to play some of the same tracks quite often, despite unlocking new ones nearly every race. Also, if you are wanting to play a certain game mode but don't want to play on the track it offers, you can't switch the track within that game mode. You'd either have to suck it up or play a different mode (the latter of which I usually did, since they all are fantastic).

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fantastic game that should belong to every racing fan, and it serves as a great "learning tool" for those gamers who are looking for a good intro game to the car combat genre, as its options and various difficulties make the game approachable for genre veterans and beginners alike. It's one of those games you'll keep on your hard drive even after you beat it, because it's an easy game to drop in and drop out of. I would personally rate this a 9/10. I was looking for a car combat game that would make my heart race and fulfill my need for destruction and explosions, and Gas Guzzlers Extreme did so in every regard.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 27
I'm not a massive fan of racing/driving games because I find them too easy, But gas guzzlers Extreme has manged to keep my interest by throwing guns into the mix. Its satisfying as well drifting round a corner for nitro to catch up to that guy in 1st place then ram a missile up his exhaust! Enough game modes to play through.(Last Car Standing being my favorite) Only issue is the lack of people playing multiplayer for a game like this it should be much higher.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 15
It's a decent racer/vehicle combat game with a (slightly juvenile) sense of humour and a slightly obscure progression system (I just keep racing and get money - that's all I understand)

Some of the Deathmatch/CTF open-world stuff isn't really my cuppa (tho it works just fine) but the racing is quite well done - the weapons are 'fair' - whoever designed the cars had an appreciation of cars too!

No other game has included a Hillman Hunter - the car which went on to be the first 'Iranian National Car' (the Neykan)

Note: the 2nd Iranian National Car - the Peugeot 405 aka Peykan - is sadly missing - DLC perhaps? :)

My ONLY complaint jere is it's a massive install (16Gb) and it has some whopping loadtimes (not noticably reduced on an SSD so uncompressed data I guess?) but if you can live with that, it's fully worth the relatively small sum I paid (Steam Sales eh?) :)
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
8.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
A fun and over the top combat racing game with frantic gameplay, pervasive humour and a good amount of content.


-pretty good graphics with decent effects and tons of explosions whenever combat starts: cars also show damage and deform appropriately when hit

-a good rock soundtrack that perfectly complements the action

-you can choose a Duke Nukem voice for your pilot

-easy to pick up gameplay provides immediate fun

-well made career progression sees you slowly advance to higher tournament levels

-several different game modes to choose from like normal races, battle races (where you can use weapons), deatmatch, capture the flag etc

-overall great track design

-lots of cars, upgrades, weapons and tracks to unlock as you win

-race pickups (like shield, mines, smoke) add even more means to annoy and damage your opponents

-a good amount of customization to each car thanks to rims, stickers and ability to change paint colour

-the pervasive humour is pretty funny overall whether it's pilot names, upgrades descriptions or ingame messages


-AI rubberbanding during races can get a bit annoying

-a couple tracks are less inspired than others

-multiplayer is sadly empty


Gas Guzzlers eschews a story in favour of immediate, silly and ultimately enjoyable gameplay that basically sees you laying waste to the opposition with whichever weapon you prefer while trying to overtake those who survive: it's simple, it doesn't take itself seriously but it works, and it works well.

Considering the combat racing game genre is pretty rare on Steam Gas Guzzlers is a truly welcome addition: while not overly original it has enough going for it to merit a full recommendation by me, especially considering you can get the whole package for 4$ durring sales.
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