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 (847 reviews)
Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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February 16

Update v1.05 Out Now, Big Discount and new Zombie DLC !

Hi everyone !

The new 1.05 Gas Guzzlers Extreme patch is available now !
As a reminder, please don't forget to update and restart all servers.

The full list of bug fixes and features implemented in this patch is:

- Added x64 version of the game and dedicated server.
- Improved English clean version.
- Big engine CPU side optimizations for 32 and 64 bit version of the game.
- Improved animated model shading.
- Fixed stun grenade server crash.
- Fixed issue where action requests where not executed for controller in MP.
- Fixed crash when '%' char is used for nickname. '%' char is now forbidden in nickname.
- Maximum pixel size in options is now 200% for higher image quality and super sampling.
Effect is similar to NVIDIA DSR technology but this feature is working on any card with enough GPU power.
- Fixed bug with missing particles when SSAO post processing is disabled.
- Added support for different graphics adapter from config file.
Useful if the system has multiple graphics cards eg. Intel + Nvidia.
- Added support for Full Metal Zombie DLC.
- 15 new achievemnts for Full Metal Zombie DLC.
- Added 9 new ranks.
- Added 3 new songs.

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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: Windows® XP/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
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 16 Bit Sound Card
    • OS: Windows® XP/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
    • Hard Drive: 12 GB available space
    • Sound Card: 3D Compatible Sound Card
Helpful customer reviews
30 of 38 people (79%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: January 25
If you love Death Race film series, u should play this game =)
+ Full combat race.
+ Beautiful visual, Great effects.
+ Able to upgrade your car, your weapon.
+ Nice sounds.
+ Good AI, sometime you need to reduce difficult level to win =)
- Not much online player, when i check, it was 3 in game =)
- Gamma is to high, can't reduce gamma in game but you can manually reduce it by change config file
If you don't like Death race film series? you also should play it at least once time.
This game is really Great acrade racing-shooter game you should play if you are acrade racing game lover.

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22 of 26 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Vehicular combat racers come in many shapes. Futuristic hovercraft blowing each other up was made legendary in the Wipeout series and psychotic characters driving contemporary vehicles made blowing your friends up a blast in Twisted Metal. Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a good, old-fashioned vehicular combat racer which brings nothing new to the table but adds a new title to a solid and entertaining genre.The realistic thing about Gas Guzzlers Extreme is that you play as a redneck who has been recruited to race in a tournament created by rednecks for rednecks and, let’s face it, if anyone would be dumb enough to strap weapons on their cars and race around shooting at each other it would be rednecks.For fans of games like Flatout the amount of vehicles may be a bit small but coupled with a number of engine and weapon upgrades and the ability to customise the look of the car, there is ample opportunity to make the eighteen vehicles on stock completely your own. Cosmetic upgrades are free of charge and completing races will unlock new stickers and rims for your car. Engine, brake, and weapon upgrades, however, cost money which you earn during the race by finishing in a top spot, destroying enemy cars, performing daredevil stunts, and completing bonus objectives.Scattered throughout the tracks are weapons and boosts waiting to be picked up by the first car to hit them.The weapons available range from machine guns and shotguns to plutonium tipped rockets and some can fire both forward and backwards.As you can see, there is nothing really new about it, but the levels are very well designed and they come in seven different settings, ranging from dry deserts to snow covered mountains. None of the tracks I raced on was irritatingly complicated or idiotically simple, so the design team deserves complements for hitting a nice middle route in that regard. Races are tight and exciting and the AI functions very much like you would expect a real racer to behave.The graphics are adequate and the sound design is good but where the experience truly excels is music. The rock tracks that play during races blend perfectly into the action and boost the already heart-pounding excitement of the race.The game’s sense of humour is also a nice touch and everything from the track and bot names to the driver dancing the hula with a tire while you customise your car in the garage put a smile on your face both during and between races.This game is a welcome addition to the combat racing genre and although it adds nothing new to it, it holds up well against games like Twisted Metal. 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.
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12 of 12 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.3 hrs on record
Posted: March 29
Oh man....this is as adrenaline pumping a racing game as I have played. In addition to the kick ♥♥♥ soundtrack, the cars are beefy in an arcadey way, the tracks are fun and often challenging, and the guns....oh man the guns!

So, there are a few different race modes (all the racing standards really), but in addition to all the standards, there is also deathmatch. DEATHMATCH! That is balls out crazy bad assedness! There is also capture the flag (which is pretty much deathmatch with an obvious objective added).

The campaign mode (so far as I have gotten) involves moving up through the rankings while buying new cars, upgrades, weapons and of course tricking out your cars as well. Each race features three modes to choose from (typically standard race, battle (with guns), and elimination). It's as simple as that.

You can select a cheeseball voice for your racer and s/he comments throughout. I chose Arnold, and get some laughs out of it.

So, in addition to the guns (THE GUNS!!!!), there are also pickups such as smoke, oil, mines, etc....flapjacks happen to be one of them lol...that you can then drop to mess up the other drivers. There is also nitro for that extra boost. You obvioulsy have a myriad of ways to destroy your fellow racers, not the least of which include good old fashioned ramming. You can also pick up buffs like shields and double damage along the way. All are obviously single use or timed (depending on the type of pick up).

Multiplayer features all the modes in a seven race round robin of sorts. They are team oriented, and if you play with somebody you know, you can definitely incorporate tactics into the matches to increase your odds of winning. There werent a ton of players online when I played last night, but it was still a ton of fun and the game populates the matches with bots to fill them out if you dont have all 8 players to fill a server. The bots are actually pretty solid players as well lol.

I would say this may go down as my fave racer. It is intuitive and easy to grasp, but still rewards practice. It has fun tracks, cool guns and upgrades, and no small amount of humor involved (outside of the voices, you might have a blow up doll or president bust passenger in your car, you might find penguins on the track, etc....).

Definitely must own, must play.

Do Eet. Do Eet Nowwww!!!!

9 skid marks/run over penguins out of 10
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 12
All I can say is that it's been a lot of fun with my time with it so far, it's great frantic multiplayer racing destruction fun. With a good variety of vehicles, weapons, tracks, and a number of modes both focused around pure racing, pure combat, and some level of variation between the two. The cars control nicely, drifting is slick, boosting feels appropriately fast. Definitely worth picking up, in my opinion, if you have some friends to go play with for good fun. Can support up to 8 players online. Be weary though, the AI love to tail you and shoot shotguns up your ♥♥♥.
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11 of 13 people (85%) found this review helpful
21.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 4, 2014
The best Combat Racing game available on Steam. My only complaints are that there's usually not many people online and I think it could benefit with more car customisation in multiplayer - earning cash during multiplayer races to trick out your chosen car would make this more appealing in my opinion as there isn't much difference between how each car handles or performs.

Otherwise, this game is definitely in my top 10 of the past decade.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
22.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
Well massive guns and fast cars are what I wanted and thats what I got. Great fun, hours of fun and simple addiction. It looks good and plays well with no real problems that I have seen. AI is a little simple but the pleasure of blowing everything up will make you forget that. I didn't pay the Steam price, if you look around you can found this for 4 or 5 pound so at that price makes it worth every penny.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
25.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 14, 2014
There have been three truly great automotive combat games since people started trying to convert Car Wars into a video game: Autoduel, the original Twisted Metal, and now this title. This should have been one of the big games of the last year, but somehow it slipped past most of us. There is a ton of content here, and it's all AAA quality and execution. (Well, except for the names. As the title of the game may suggest to you, these people are TERRIBLE at naming things. Just terrible. It's painful. I'm not kidding.) Right now this is $3.45 on Humble. That's a steal. Highly recommended at any price point!

As usual, feel free to friend me for multiplayer.
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13 of 18 people (72%) found this review helpful
69.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 8, 2014
i Love this game is so Perfect when u play multiplayer perfect chat of voice and NO LAG!!! i recomend this game so good !
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 23
NOTE: to the people who don't like to read, there will be a short summary at the bottem of this revieuw.

This game is awesome. Basicly it's a racing game with weapons and powerups combined with a strange kind of humor that if you can apreciate that kind of humor will make you like the game that much more. I've played the game for about 4 hours now and I think i've seen enough to write a revieuw about it. If I'll encounter more awesome stuff in this game I'll change the revieuw.

The game starts off pretty awesome, You create a profile and get to choose a protagonist for your driver. You get to choose between 2 voices no-one cares about, Arnold Schwarzenegger and Duke Nukem. Of course Arnold and the voice actor of Duke Nukem didn't record these lines but I know who voiced Duke Nukem and I'm familiar with his Duke voice, and although the guy sounds like Duke there's a clear difference between him and Duke's voice, but the develloper went the extra mile and made him really sound like Duke Nukem and that's something I have to give them credit for. I don't know how acurate Schwarzenegger's voice is as I'm not as familiar with his voice as with Duke's voice but it does sound like Schwarzenegger.

After you created your profile you're good to go. You start off with a little bit of cash so you can buy your first car, put some guns on your car and you're off to your first race. At the start there are 3 game modes you get to choose from: Power Race, Battle Race and Knockout Race. Power Race is a race without weapons but with powerups like mines, oil slicks, smoke trails nitro's and repair pickups. Battle Race is a race with powerups and weapons. Those weapons are attached to your roof and can be used to shoot the living hell out of your opponents with weapons like machine guns, shotguns and rocketlaunchers and some of those can even shoot in 2 directions so no one is safe in front or behind your car. Oh, and cars donnot respawn so if you got destroyed it's race over. Knockout Race is basicly the same as Battle Race but this is more like an Elimination race as the last player that crosses the finish line gets eliminated and that goes on till there's only one car left. There's also Last Man Standing after completing the first tournament, which is basicly a battle in an arena that ends when only one car is left.

Now you might be wondering what the goal of the game is. For as far as I know it's winning all the tournaments. To get to a certain tournament you have to race untill you scored enough points to take on the tournament, you'll get points for winning races and killing opponents. Than you can participate in the tournament to compete for the most points which will be rewarded for winning and killing opponents. after you won the tournament you'll get some money and a new car. It isn't the most origonal idea but it works fine.

Another big part of the game is it's humor. Not all of you can apreciate it but it doesn't affect the gameplay if you don't enjoy it but it makes the game that much better if you do. from wheird opponent names like Sum Dum Guy, Kent U. Seemee and Lui Bricant to sponsors with names like Happy Smoke that fill your car with pictures of weed if they sponsor you. I personaly enjoyed this kind of humor. Talking about sponsors, sponsorship is a big deal in this game. They will give you extra money if you win races and you'll unlock special sponsor events that reward you with a lot of cash if you win. Sponsor events are mostly team based games like Capture The Flag and Team Deathmatch. You can get a sponsorship by winning a few races in a row. If you do well they'll pay you more money but if you end up on a losing streak they will stop sponsoring you.

I also want to mention something about the music in this game. The music in the main menu and during the races isn't anything special, but it isn't bad either. it pretty much concists of generic metal tunes that will get you in the mood but nothing memorable. The music in the garage however concists of things like country, jazz and I even heard the Dutch and American national anthems, it just adds to the fun factor of this game.

The only downsides to this game are the ability to restart races during a tournament which alows you to try the smae race over and over again untill you win and the amounth of racing tracks. There aren't that many which can make the game repetitive. I didn't think it was a big deal because I had a blast playing this game no matter what track I was playing and it is 3 times cheeper than most tripple A titles but keep that in mind if you want to buy it. Also the game is pretty easy on it's default difficulty setting as you will barely lose a race so sponsors keep bringing in more money and you'll become too rich. I don't say this to critisize the game it's just to tell you that if you want a chalange you should crank up the difficulty. You can also change the difficulty later on so you don't have to do that while creating your character.

Long story short it's an amazing game. If you want to play a Racing game as Duke Nukem or Arnold Schwarzenegger with more action than just driving around in circles then this is the game for you, races are fun and the gameplay mechanics work very well. The only downsides are te ability to restart tournament races and the amounth of racing tracks but that can easily be justified by the game's relatively low price tag. Therefor I give this game an 8/10
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 25
Almost as good as Flatout..... that means this is an EPIC GAME. Got it cheap too. Will not be disappointed. 10/10
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9 of 12 people (75%) found this review helpful
8.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 18, 2014
This game is like if Full Auto, Twisted Metal, and Flatout had a baby that was injected with steroids and metal.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2014
This is such a great engine to play on as well as the detail to attention which brings everything into a great ball of FUN!
Its been a long time since i could play a game and open it up again day after day and continue to enjoy it. My brain likes. thank you.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: February 21
Awesome race/combat game! tons of modes even more cars and weapons,really fun game never a dull moment.
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7 of 9 people (78%) found this review helpful
5.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
Games like this are rare these days , specially on PC. It's a car battle racing game, like Post Apocalyptic Mayhem or Mario Cart (but more brutal). You can customise and upgrade your cars in some ways, like choosing which weapons you use and have quite a number of cars to choose from . Also battle damage depicted greatly on your car if it gets damaged. Handling is ok i guess, but personaly i feel like driving a boat with a xbox 360 controler.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 3, 2014
The games awesome great graphics, great gameplay and is easily addicting, it is exactly what i thought a cars with guns game to be like.
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10 of 15 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2014
Like Full Auto, but better. Currently you can get this as part of the HUMBLE BUNDLE for like $3.50 along with a bunch of other games. BUY IT
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12 of 19 people (63%) found this review helpful
2.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
I bought this on sale during the Black Friday sale and it's deserving of the $25 price. Maybe even a bit under priced. Really great hi-octane action-packed fun. And yeah, that's just the racing part of it. There's also guns, rocket launches, bombs, etc... c:
Games just aren't made like this today. Games with the sole purpose to have fun.
I could give a really long in-depth review, but there's really nothing else to say. The videos and screenshots on the store page show exactly what you get. Nothing but fun.

EDIT: Apparently this game is on the weekly Humble bundle right now. (December 13, 2014) I highly recommend you go get it for the steal price of less than $4 right now.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.8 hrs on record
Posted: February 22
Easy to agree with all the reviews here. This game is a lot of fun. It's driving models do the job and are very enjoyable to race and battle it out - especially the wide open tracks. Multiplater is where this really comes alive. Play with us here:

I'd love more nuanced handling, better damage models and more server options - but in the meantime this will do nicely. There's not enough vehicular combat games... support this one and there might be a third installment from the brilliant Gamepires [well done guys]. (How about some mission based gameplay?)

It's only £4.74 on Steam right now!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 16
Fast cars with big guns - what more do you need to say? This is a really fun game and worth the purchase.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
This game should get much more attention. Awesome destructive and intense action gameplay! Really nice graphics, great cars and weapons. The humor is also a great thing in this game, and the menu's and the general look and feel of the game are just great. If you like wrecking and action-racing games, like Flatout and Burnout, you definitely should pick this right up.
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