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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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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abysss24
( 107.5 hrs on record )
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. More people should get it cause the game is amazing, trust me.
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=DI= LoudTango
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 22
The first i saw the game i thought it "Luke Likesheet" somekind "Otto Mobile" carnage game, then i encourage get it from steam sale, i bought 4 packs and distribute to all my friends to play multi.

First time play the game, tell my self what a "Stu Pitt" decision i make, i choose this Mr Bean's rival 3 wheeled can, spent most of the time "Seymour Butz" and shooting desperately with "Max E. Mumm" effort my opponent's ♥♥♥, becasue my gun is somekind of "Izzy Cumming" device that i always run out of ammo before i triger the gun. Get "Perry Noid" when anyone get behind me, swearing and yelled "Lee Mealone" until my wife slap my head and told me to stop playing game and get things done instead, i just hoping whoever on my back to "Van Quish".

Wake up in the morning like an "Al Kaholic" can't believe i got to work and wishper to my PC and my cheap china made 3 in 1 wheel controller "Al Beback"!, at the office wishing time passing faster i tell my self "Tai Mi Shu" "Gus Gussler" i want to play it so bad .. why i don't get it since long time ago? now i write this review wishing more of my friends play together and hoping "Som Dum Guy" blow my friend's car then laugh.. then hunt this funny names ai :
Bjorn Toulouse
Yuri Diculous
Jerry Atrick
Mick Stup
Luke Warm
Lou Briccant
Mary Juana
Jed I. Knight
Haka Lue Gie
Tom Katt
Heinrich Maneuver
Lynn Meabuck
Pepe Roni
Harry Ape
Robin Banks
Hugh Mungus
Sam Urai
Kent Cook
Jacque Strap
Victor E. Lane
Doug Graves
Hu Flung Dung
Willie B. Long
Sy Philus
Ty Kwando
Harry Knokles
Shlomo Sectshual
Jawana Die
Ken U. Seemee
The Stig
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Bradb3rry
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
The dreamchild of Super Mario Kart and Flatout having a child.
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Tfaltys
( 13.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
Fun, fast, pretty, simple and full of awesome humour & references to over-the-top action entertainment glory days. Hell it even has duke's voice in it. Zombie dlc is also very much worth getting, its novelty fades fast but it's also unique and a blast the first few times.

There are no major flaws but a few minor ones I might point out like:
- I experience occasional crashes while browsing my garage or car shop but it's isolated to only then & there;
- campaign mode progression can be a bit weird as you have to use certain cars at times and the game doesn't remind you of this
- the female commentator voice is disappointing compared to the male one.

Great arcade driving game that doesn't consume a lot of time.
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Vinnyzero
( 6.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 20
A robust if not decent driving game. If you have a chance to pick this up on a whim or just get it in a bundle, take the time to try it out for a few hours. You might just love it!
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Sinister
( 2.6 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
Since latest update game contains a trojan virus will chnage my review once its fixed as its and enjoyable game

Screncap of antivrius detection http://imgur.com/IE3NJak
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Jay™
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: July 19
cars,guns,racing,zombies,survival mode. what else can you ask for
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Rex Draco
( 12.0 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I have played a handful of combat racers on the consoles. There is not very many of them on Steam that are very good. Believe me when I say this game is something special.

I have played the Mario Kart games, I have played Jak X Combat Racing, I have played a bunch of others that don't really come to mind... I really love this genre. There is a handful of them on Steam, all mediocre or ♥♥♥♥, usually one of the two. There is Post Apocalyptic Mayhem, which is actually okay, there is Zero Gear which is pretty ♥♥♥♥♥♥, and then there is that sonic game that's pretty damn good. This one, however, it is great.

What makes it unique for its genre, other than not being complete horse ♥♥♥♥ AND being on Steam, is the healthy variety of modes. It has racing with or without weapons, it has the mode where last place explodes, there is even a deathmatch arena mode. The game will go through various modes, depending on the playlist, and it's pretty fun.

Typically, you race and pick from the start what weapon you wish to use for the rest of the game. While most combat racers have random powerups that contains the weapons through out the race track, this one does not. There is a deathmatch mode where you do pick up weapons, as well probably others. There is A LOT of modes, I just find it strange there isn't one for racing with weapon powerups on the course.

The weapons all feel fairly balanced. Some require different skill sets or are very circumstantial. They are pretty diversed, so you have plenty of toys you play with. There is also secondary weapons which are more for placing land mines, oil spills, etc.

There is a decent variety of vehicles as well, which is great. You can also customize them a little bit, but you don't have a whole lot of control beyond the solid color they are and the different tires. There is dlc skins, but you cannot change the colors of them which I think is a missed opportunity.

Speaking of DLC, this game has it. The DLC isn't half bad to be honest. I am typically anti-DLC because I'm both cheap and poor, but this game doesn't feel too bad. The dlc gives you a handful of stuff, like modes or vehicle skins. The modes are pretty fun, but you might have trouble finding a server that plays them all.

Speaking of servers, this game has a good amount of them and, typically, they're all empty. This game is pretty dead or close to it. I go on and see maybe ten people at a time. This is definitely a game you want to get a group of friends to play. You'll come across full lobbies every now and again if you look for it at the right time, but ultimately you're not going to want to count on online with randoms.

There is a handful of bugs that my friends have all experienced. Some minimal and then some critical game ruining experiences, like a friend getting stuck inside objects or outside of map. They happen fairly rarely, so I wouldn't take them too deeply into account in how good this game is.

The graphics are pretty good, sound track is alright, and it has great controller support. The destruction on the vehicles is pretty good. In fact, you can even notice dints and torn off metal through out your vehicle. It even can lose the whole top, get smashed, etc. The customization is lacking however, as earlier mentioned.

Not only do you have limitations on how you can edit your car, you also have limitations on how you edit your character. You have an avatar and the game has you choose a voice for him. The voices are pretty bad and get annoying over time. They're all basically impersonations of various popular characters, such as Arnold Shwartzenagger *spelled wrong, not gonna google* or Duke Nukem. There is another one, forgot what it was. The strange part is, how often they talk and how annoying they are, the other players never at any point hears your character. Why have them at all!?

This game was a positive experience and therefore a great buy in my book. My friends and I played it boat loads of times and we will probably play it quite often for a long time, even if we take breaks from it from time to time. I encourage everyone to purchase this game if you're interested in combat racers and have been looking for a good one. The DLC isn't bad either. Fair warning, though... Make sure you run it for 64 bit if you got 64 bit OS.

8/10

Pros-
Great gameplay
Good game modes choices.
Decent variety of vehicles, weapons, and the likes.

Cons-
Avatar and vehicle customization is incredibly limited, other players do not hear voices, etc.
Bugs and the likes. They are there and you will notice them.
Dead online community *shocker*
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Deranger[FI]
( 21.4 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
Otherwise, I'd give 9/10, but have to settle for a solid 5/7 so far, keeps on crashing on me :/

Geforce 770 Ti, Phenom x4 940BE, asus mobo, 8Gb RAM running on Win7.

Dunno what's the cause. Updated drivers and everything. Otherwise a great game.

BUY IT, especially if you can catch it on sale.
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Kaiser SaySo
( 5.5 hrs on record )
Posted: July 18
I think there might be a glitch with this game/Steam so it doesn't accurately clock up the hours I've spent on it, as I'm pretty sure I've played more than the "5.5 hrs on record" as stated at the time of writing. Other than that, this game is fine and the update has helped improve the loading time, which would have been my only other moan.

If you like the Driver/Shooter hybrid-genre, then get it.
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8.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 28
If Flatout 2 and Twisted Metal had a baby.
This game would be it.
Not quite as good as the parents but still ****ing awesome!
10/10
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This is the best racing game I have played on steam so far. Highly recommended!
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Posted: July 11
Definitely gotta upvote this one. An awesome game that is still updated three years after release !
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Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Rocket Laucnhers + Nitro = Gas Guzzlers Extreme, a non serioes but somewhat violent racing game which is a kick ♥♥♥ game
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
87.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 14
Product received for free
after owning this for over a year and playing it off and on in this time (before the first DLC released) - i must say without hesitation or negativity on any other game in the genres part - this is the most underrated car racing/destruction/replayability on the market today. so few people know about this gem, and its even harder to get someone to give it a try!
well worry no more, the dev's like to think ahead, and by doing so made a demo. if you are unsure about the content, you can try the demo for free! how many games have demos nowadays? a good 90% or higher ratio do not.

this will keep you coming back for years to come, as well as some of the most fun you've ever had in a race/deathmatch. If you were a fan of games like Twisted metal and Vigilante 8 back in the day, this is like a combination of the two mixed with some of the recent need for speed games. it has all the variations, race types and options you could ever dream of (save maybe 1 or 2 things which were so minor i cannot remember, and does not affect the product in any way) on top of racing/destroying with friends in a cooperative enviroment. and if i remember correctly, at the time of its release (even to today) its the only online racing game which features fully functional and fully customizeable AI opponents while online.

if you call yourself a 'gamer' and have not tried GGE, you sir/mam are no gamer at heart. being a 'gamer' involves loving and trying all genres of games, instead of just sticking to 1. so if you consider yourself one, give this a try, it even has a demo with limited content to give you the idea of what you are in for. so there is no reason not to try it, my gamer friend.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 30
Jesus! this game is so bloody fun! i was actually smiling! 8/10


Only issue is that you have to set up your own controller input (racing is better with controller)
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Recommended
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: July 12
A well supported and increasingly fun game. (Been a while since I have played) But fun none the less! They constantly add and update. If your into this type of racing or even racing alone, you should check it out. Ever want to play hit me up =)
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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
awesome game and good shooter and good race game biyach
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
5.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
1- GENERAL

Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a racing and combat game.

The game presents itself with a lot of content for a racing game. You have the usual stuff, like career mode, quick race, multiplayer (which is almost empty), but inside of those you can ad a lot more.

In career mode you start with one car and you will unlock the others during your progress. Upgrades can be bought with the money earned in the races. You can customize paint jobs, rims and even the license plate. Guns can be added to the car, shield, new exhaust or engine... the world is not enough.

I should say that the game does not have real licensed cars, but imagine chinese copies of famous cars. You are wright. All the cars are blatant copies of real cars, and you will spend some time guessing which is which.

The graphics are OK. We know this is not a AAA game, but the textures are quite nice and detailed. The cars are very well designed. Keep in mind that this is not Gran Turismo, but the creators have a nice and polished game.

2- GAMEPLAY

Surprisingly this game has quite a nice handling. The physics of the car are not perfect, but very acceptable for a combat game. The AI is very nice, and hard to beat even at medium levels. There are some nice toutches like the funny AI names, and the option to choose from different types of commentaries. I've choose to have Duke Nukem commenting my races. It's quite fun.

There are some different game modes:

* Power race: a straightforward race, with no weapons or combat envolved;

* Battle race: a normal race but with weapons and the possibility to knock out opponents;

* Knockout: 8 guys in an arena, the last one alive wins;

* Sponsored events: sometimes your sponsor puts you in private capture the flag races.

There are some pickups during the races. They give you some perks or simply ammunition, and they can change the flow of the game.

Shortcuts are available, but they are not easy to drive through.

3- CONCLUSION

I'm having a lot of fun with this game. I have to admit, the price is a bit steap, since it's marked 22,99€ in steam atm, but in a sale under 5€ is a must have for racing games fans.

https://youtu.be/9sydz37zZ3o
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8 of 12 people (67%) found this review helpful