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 (34 reviews) - 73% of the 34 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Release Date: Oct 8, 2013

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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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BOBTHEBUILDER
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 26
Minimum requirements are very understated. Big FPS issues on slightly older PC. Changes in the games graphics settings resulted in a game that looked like it was from 2005 but still had fps issues.

Maybe its fun, I never found out.
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phoenix
( 1.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
"Not recommended" with caveats.

It's fun. The driving mechanics feel good. There's a lot of grind to get to the better, faster cars. You'll need to win a lot of races to unlock them slowly, one at a time. The punny humor (racer names like "Jack Kass", "Alotta Fagina") wasn't my thing, but it doesn't ruin the game. The announcer, in particular, sticks to the essential information. Things you actually want to hear. God knows how many racing games have been made less pleasurable experieces thanks to blathering announcers.

But bear in mind that Burnout Paradise is $20, and the first GRID is $15 these days. Compared to the $25 price tag here I'd say you're getting a lot more content with either of those games. But, there are guns here, unlike either of those two, and that adds a Mario Kart-like dynamic which can dramatically affect how racers will place or if they'll finish the race at all. If you love racing games and want to pick up another for something new, Gas Guzzlers isn't a bad choice. Look for a sale price or find it in a bundle.
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Tyler3Killer
( 3.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Great Game!
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The Cla$$ Act$ woot
( 0.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Nothing special.
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OLDr! Tabloids
( 6.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Fantastic multiplayer game. If you want a racing game with simple handling and over the top guns then this is a fantastic choice. Admittedly single player might get boring after a few hours (although racing against hard AI is a surprisingly deep experience). However the multiplayer creates fantastic moments and memories.

DLC is great value if you enjoy this game. Zombies is especially hilarious fun with mates.
If you have friends who are keen to play this with you it is a brilliant buy.

In short, worth considering as a single player racer.
Definitely worth the buy if you have friends to play with.

EDIT:
Didn't expect this review to get noticed. Thought I should mention multiplayer with strangers is very rare, however there are official servers so its easy to organise a game with friends.
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Ferretfuzz
( 7.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 23
Wow. This is the definition of a sleeper hit.

This is a 50/50 split between Flatout and Mario Kart.

Some of the humor is, erm... A little "edgy" (you'll see what I mean), but, it all certainly fits the theme, and it's nice to see such a well-developed game in a genre that's seen days better better than these.

I hope you enjoy it!
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Sgt. Gunnar
( 13.9 hrs on record )
Posted: June 21
Remember Road Wars from 2001 ? If you loved it, you should definitely try this. It's gonna be fun, even if You're not a racing game fan. Great cars, awesome soundtrack, nice graphics, just drive and blow up your opponents ♥♥♥.
For a moment I almost felt like Jason Statham from Death Race
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Kaze
( 13.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
Looking for extreme carnage while having your favorite rides by your side with the sound of death and sarcasm from the audios blaring through? You're in the right place! Gas Guzzlers Extreme made my day.

Vehicles, weapons and tons of death!
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yourwolfsdengaming
( 10.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 15
Gas Guzzlers Extreme is a fast and furious game with a hint of twisted metal, a sprinkle of Burnout: Paradise and Need for Speed all mixed together. But oh no! Professor Gamespires has accidentally added a special ingredient! Guns! With tons of trigger-happy AI just chomping at the bits to bite your metal ♥♥♥♥ a new one, dozens of tracks to choose from and dozens of customization options for your car, only you can save the day from…um…nothing!

That’s right! In Gas Guzzlers Extreme, you play as a random character who’ll go through a series of difficult, heart wrenching, ah who are we kidding?

The game’s actual story is that you start off with a horrible car and race until you have an amazing car. You start by choosing a character with series of voices ranging from nothing to annoying including the option of a Duke Nukem voice. From there, you race in a series of game modes reminiscent of the PS1 style Twisted Metal games in hopes to gain money and prizes. After each successful win, the player will be rewarded with a possible variety of things including money, unlocked cars, car parts, new tracks, weapons and more! From there, you can either buy a new car, upgrade your current car with parts or aesthetics like paint colors, or continue racing if you don’t have enough money for what you want. If you’re really strapped on cash, you can always sell an old car in your garage once you’re done with it for half price. We thought this was nice since you really have no use for older cars once you unlock a better one and purchase it.

As for the game modes, you have a fairly okay (if a bit lackluster) variety. You have racing, racing with weapons, elimination with weapons, deathmatch with weapons, and last man standing with weapons. Some of these you unlock as you go along in the campaign, while others are there from the start. During the campaign, you’re not forced (besides playing tournaments) to any one game mode, meaning you can play any one particular game mode you like as much as you want. All the game modes play well and can be challenging against the AI, but the personality really just doesn’t seem to be there as one would hope for a game carrying a $25 price tag.

The cars also don’t have a lot of personality and they’re all rather bland. The game takes a lot of influence from Burnout Paradise, but unfortunately it also took it’s generic cars and maps. The maps again well not inherently bad just don’t carry the memorability that something in the Twisted Metal games might. However they all play well when racing on the tracks. Some of the tracks with weather effects show off what the engine they’re using can pull off.

Luckily what the game lacks in true originality is made up for in it’s actual gameplay. While it did take some of the lesser aspects of Burnout: Paradise, it also took the fairly well done vehicle racing by tweaking the cars to make them feel slightly heavier and adding weapons. The racing, combat and overall gameplay while we do have minor complains like the wish for a difficulty meter, meant the gameplay was solid and the racing fun and challenging. With a fairly large variety of weapons, it really comes down to personal preference. While some weapons are clearly better than others, there are also certain cases where you need to pick your strategy carefully as to what weapons to use on which map as larger maps aren’t really the best choice to play with a shotgun-type weapon.

The main section of the game should take anywhere between 8-12 hours. It’s a little grindy in the beginning, but the ability to unlock cars and customization parts helps to remove that factor in later hours of the game.

You also have a variety of power ups you can find on the map ranging from speed boosts to double damage using your weapon of choice. Along with that, you can also find traps like mines or oil slicks. While somewhat helpful in the racing modes, it’s far more useful in deathmatch and last man standing where you have a far more open space to try and lure enemies into mines and what not.

But clearly, some of you didn’t come here to ask us about the heart-wrenching story, you just want to know if big things go boom, and if the booms are impressive. Unfortunately big things don’t normally go boom. However, car explosions and the overall effects are really well done. So while big things don’t go boom, the things that do boom, boom quite nicely. You can even run into certain hazards on the track and gain a certain percentage of boost.

If you ignore the campaign or indeed all the single player modes and you’re planning on playing the fun Twisted Metal style combat in multiplayer or with friends, forget about it! The multiplayer is more dead than a bad pun about door knobs. The multiplayer does have a whole series of dedicated servers, but it’s all for not without players on them. Unfortunate, because the game would benefit from having an online playerbase.

Visually, the game looks similarly to Burnout Paradise. It’s not visually incredible, but it’s not horrible either and the visuals get the job done. The variety of levels and customization help to break up the aesthetics.

The audio also isn’t bad. The music is metal cheese if that’s your thing, and the voice acting for the selection of voice characters is cheesy, but they get the job done. Some of their lines however repeat just a bit too often. The audio effects however are well done and help to make the crashes feel more realistic.


As for the controls, there is no automatic controller support. If you hook up a controller, prepare to do all the button mapping yourself. That being said, full remapable keys are welcome, and the settings while on the generic side were fine, though no FOV slider was present unless we missed it. The game ran quite well, never dipping below 60fps on our system even with Vsync off, with very little if any screen tearing or micro stuttering present. The only real issue we had was that at two separate points, the gun we had equipped wouldn’t stop firing, causing us to run out of ammo.

Overall, the game was (while unremarkable in terms of uniqueness) offered well-balanced and fairly competent combative racing. Twisted Metal-like games don’t come onto PC often, and the amount of more ‘arcade’ style racers on PC is slim at best, but this game certainly is one to add to the wishlist if you’re a fan of the vehicle driving of Burnout or wished to have vehicular combat like in Twisted Metal. It’s cheesy audio may turn off some and it’s visuals are nothing to write home about, but it was enjoyable to play it’s single player. Some notable things that would have improved the experience is if it offered more characterization of cars and if it had a story more in line with the 4th Twisted Metal game. It’s debatable if it’s worth the $25 and we’d suggest picking it up on sale if you plan to pick up the game. For what it is, we enjoyed our time with the game and would like to see a possible sequel or spin-off.

PROS

  • Excellent overall driving and arcade combat
  • Well-balanced combat
  • Controls were well done
  • Great selection of tracks, and car customization
  • Fairly decent selection of game modes

    MEH

  • Music and voice acting are just okay
  • A difficulty meter would be beneficial
  • Visuals get the job done, just nothing to write home about

    CONS

  • It loses something without a multiplayer playerbase
  • Steep MSRP may leave some waiting for a sale

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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 2
Great game from what i have played, will be playing it more since i built my new pc, if you are going to get this have a pretty good pc otherwise you will get awful fps.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Who needs Mario Kart when there is Gas Guzzlers Extreme - 100% recommended!
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Fantastic multiplayer game. If you want a racing game with simple handling and over the top guns then this is a fantastic choice. Admittedly single player might get boring after a few hours (although racing against hard AI is a surprisingly deep experience). However the multiplayer creates fantastic moments and memories.

DLC is great value if you enjoy this game. Zombies is especially hilarious fun with mates.
If you have friends who are keen to play this with you it is a brilliant buy.

In short, worth considering as a single player racer.
Definitely worth the buy if you have friends to play with.

EDIT:
Didn't expect this review to get noticed. Thought I should mention multiplayer with strangers is very rare, however there are official servers so its easy to organise a game with friends.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Lovely graphics, great sounds, fantastic car handling, great weapons / power-ups, superb tracks and all delivered with a pitch black sense of wonderfully macabre humour (just look at the in game racing name rosta and you'll understand - ****ing hilarious).

Essentially at it's heart is a superb racing game with the addition of inventive, well balanced weaponry. I'll never understand why this game wasn't a MASSIVE hit with PC gamers but it's not too late to rectify that and turn this into a sleeper cult classic.

I can't recommend this gem enough. It's daftly cheap now (the addons are amazing by the way) so if you like the genre and haven't already taken the plunge then simply stop reading this and buy it forthwith.

It's in my top three all time racing destruction games and trust me I've played or owned them all across multitues of platforms since the dawn of gaming time.

So, in summary.

On a very drunken and experimental night in Soho. Carmageddon, met Twisted Metal, met Destruction Derby, met Super Mario Cart, met Colin Mcrae, met Interstate '76 who had a keys in the bowl party together and begat a weird, disturbed, yet somehow beautiful emo kid who likes to set fire to things and chuckle loudly about it afterwards... can't say a fairer description of this gem than that :)

I hope they make a sequel.

9/10 - A must buy.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: June 1
Wow, this game surpised the hell out of me. It may look like a lame budget game from first glance, but there is actually a hidden gem in this game.

The racing is arcady, so you dont need to be a pro to enjoy this game.

and THE MOST satisfying part aobut this game is when you gun down your opponents, Oh boy does it feel soo good to take them out, and when they are out they are KNOCKED out of the race.

I recommend this game to anyone, Im not even a racing game fan, Ive only played Forza a long time ago on my x360, but thats about it. the only other racing game i loved was Burnout Takedown.

This game is just as addicting as old school burnout, except this time you have guns..... nuff said
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 23
Wow. This is the definition of a sleeper hit.

This is a 50/50 split between Flatout and Mario Kart.

Some of the humor is, erm... A little "edgy" (you'll see what I mean), but, it all certainly fits the theme, and it's nice to see such a well-developed game in a genre that's seen days better better than these.

I hope you enjoy it!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
26.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
Road Rash with cards instead of bikes. Hilarious in multiplayer. Campaign falls a bit short, but the many customization options make it worthwhile.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
7.1 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
Best racing/shooting game i played in a while
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Nice, casual fun driving...Destruction, upgrade...
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