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 (820 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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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: 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
    Recommended:
    • 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
68 of 76 people (89%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
46.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 17, 2014
This game needs more love. It is Fun, Fast Paced, and full of action.

Gas Guzzlers leans into the shooter and battle aspects, but there are straight races to be had, in addition to Arena Deathmatches and Elimination Races.

There is a significant single player experience and online bots to get you started.

if you enjoyed Twisted Metal, or the Flatout series, you will likely enjoy this immensely.

8.5 / 10
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36 of 40 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 28, 2014
Really hope the developers have something new coming up. This game is awesome, something I've been looking for since Vigilante 8. Even though it's racing and not just car combat, the racing part of it is still very enjoyable.

Capture the flag is quite competitive, you're not always just with crap AI, they do actually help.

- Lots of upgrades, unlocks, races and cars

- Beautiful visuals

- Great humor

- Great AI, can be rather challenging

- Shortcuts on various tracks, always something to look for.

- Hazards on the roads, explosive barrels, oil cans.

Overall, if you're looking for a great arcade racer, with guns just like the old days. This is certainlly for you.

Note to developers - You've done extremely well, please keep at it and come out with a sequel. Love to see what you could all come up with :)
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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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26 of 33 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 =)
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- 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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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
The game is fun online and offline. However, the short single player campaign felt tedious quickly there is not much varation in the tracks. The AI also does not go out of its way just to kill you unless the race is a CTF map. This means in a typical gun enabled race you can pick off the AI cars and win the race simple because you are the only car left. I am fine with that. However, it be intresting to see the AI take a more active role in also trying to win the race in this manner.
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14 of 17 people (82%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
68.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 7, 2014
This game is a Fantastic Combat driving game. A mix of Vigilante 8 and Twisted Metal with the Graphics of DIRT 3 and loads of Great tracks. The best part is the super car handeling which you can't say for most driving games. Wish more people would buy this game so I could better take advantage of Multi-player. Anyone have this game hook up with me!!!!
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
12.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 25, 2014
I am still strugglinhg to cope with how awesome this game is get it quick whilst it's cheap. Customisable cars and weaponry, exciting races, blowing ♥♥♥♥ up what more could anyone possibly want. Really well presented, plays all lovely with nice handling too. Funny cars to pick from including a 3 wheel Reliant Robin type thing, a Renault 4 and many more. Cannot recommend this highly enough
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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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11 of 13 people (85%) 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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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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9 of 11 people (82%) 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 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
7.8 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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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 8, 2014
Awesome game if you love arcade style car combat. Kind of a Vigilante 8 and Burnout meet Dirt Showdown. Looks great and plays solid.
Good assortment of game modes and thankfully a decent enough to work singleplayer campaign.
From standard racing to full blown vehicular CTF warfare.

I only have 2 problems with it.

It locks up my desktop when I exit it forcing me to sign out of my windows account and back in as the Game screen sits frozen on top of everything including taskmanager.

And secondly every time I go to play online there is nobody playing forcing me to play against AI.
Honestly quite surprised this game doesn't have loads more playing it. Definitely has a AAA polish to it.
If they could get more people playing online this game could easily consume hours of my life.
Time for some PR work from the devs me thinks. This game could easily become a name franchise like Flatout and Burnout.

Only thing I'd add to the game is having some kind of progression and levelling unlocks so you could upgrade and buy vehicles like in the offline career mode instead of having everything available from the get go.

But yes, if you like shooting cars with cars while racing in realistic looking environments then this game is definitely worth checking out especially if it's on sale.

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8 of 10 people (80%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 30, 2014
Great game imo better than the great carmegeddon and i played that a lot in my younger years!!!

cheers for the game
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8 of 10 people (80%) 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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12 of 18 people (67%) 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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5 of 5 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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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
14.0 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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