Mind-altering sandbox game that can be described as a racing role-playing adventure game with a complicated storyline. You’ll find a unique atmosphere, complete freedom and lots of gameplay hours to figure out what’s the game is all about.
User reviews: Very Positive (68 reviews)
Release Date: Jun 19, 1998

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"An open world, voxel racing RPG that has you visiting numerous alien worlds. Even has an alien language for you to decipher! Yeah, it's pretty strange."

Special Edition

Vangers was originally released in 1998 and now we present you with the special reworked edition of the game with improved performance on modern operating systems. Game still runs in 800x600 resolution though, as it was intended to do.

Feature List

- Vast Sandbox world - do whatever you like, just don’t get caught without Rubbox.
- Non-linear story with multiple endings - choose who would you like to save - world, yourself or somebody else?
- 30 mechoses (armored vehicles) - drive, assemble and steal whichever you like.
- 70+ items to equip your mechos - big guns, big fun.
- 10 unique worlds to explore - and die for!
- Oldschool game from 1998 with epic hardcore gameplay and no help whatsoever.

About This Game

Vangers. Mysterious creatures from the future of mankind:
Mercenary murderers, victims of the cruel experiments,
masters of the roads, scum of the Creature Soup?

Name your native bios, and we'll tell you, for how long you'll live
Eleepods?.. Beeboorats?.. Zeexen?..
The Lost Chain of Worlds cursed forever,
the Larvae have already started to bore the eternity,
and mechos have commanded their own slaves.

The new universe is built and is waiting for the explorers...

Vangers is a mixture of various, yet consistent gameplay components. The player enters the strange world of the future, emerged as a result of the clash between humankind and another intelligent race of creatures, and now living according to its own rules. The world challenges for the quest.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7/8/8.1
    • Processor: Intel/AMD with SSE2
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel
    • DirectX: Version 9.0
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • OS: Mac OSX 10.8/10.9
    • Processor: Intel Core2 Due
    • Memory: 1024 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
    • OS: 32/64bit, Ubuntu >12.04, latest Gentoo
    • Processor: Intel/AMD with SSE2
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel/AMD (r600g too)/NVIDIA with GLSL
    • Hard Drive: 800 MB available space
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
16.2 hrs on record
Imagine a Russian version of Mad Max.

With giant bugs.

In space.

Now make it a thousand times better.
Posted: April 25
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
20.7 hrs on record
Finished the game for the ~18th time in the last 16 years, nothing has changed.

It's still the same solid game it was back in the day, with a story that will make your head spin. This is both it's strong point and it's weak point since the vast majority of the story comes in cryptic dialogue but once you decypher what is going on, you're in for the ride of a lifetime.

This is a good example of a great game that withstood the test of time, and the current generation could benefit from playing a game such as this, where deep plot points and unpredictable gameplay merge in a form of art we call vangers.

keep in mind, it's a little weird, even for those used to these kinds of games, but in the end, you'll thank yourself for picking this up.
Posted: May 12
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8 of 9 people (89%) found this review helpful
6.1 hrs on record
15 Years later and I still don't know what I'm doing, but it's fun. 5/5
Posted: April 27
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 1
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
32.9 hrs on record
Not a mainstream game. Blew my mind back in 1998, still lots of fun today (and so much better on TV). Do recommend.
Posted: April 27
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116 of 121 people (96%) found this review helpful
2.1 hrs on record
I remember seeing this game from Warehouse Clearence Shops when I was about 13 for around £2.99. It was a toss up between a game called H.E.D.Z. Extreme Destruction Zone and this and I bought this. From the outset the game seemed simple, drive around In vehicles fitted guns trying to shoot other vehicles. However the game designers had other Ideas.
I remember reading the booklet over and over and still not grasping what the point of the game was, it has to be one of the weirdest freakin' games I've played in terms of storyline and strange language. I really liked the graphics everything bar the vehicles looks like its made out of that Magic Sand stuff that stays dry under water and seems to shimmer and flush luminous colours. There are always things crawling over and under the surface like the ladscape is some giant, lumpy moth-eaten rug and you meet these creatures on a seperate screen who you interact with and buy stuff from who just make no sense at all and seem to live inside an advent calendar for no reason. And then you die. Over the years My copy fell victim to numerous scratches and became unplayable, when I saw that this game was on steam I thought I had to play it again. I think I have to agree with the description that mos of the pleasure that is to be had in this game is trying to work out what exactly whats going on and what you are supposed to do. You are kind of learning a foreign language with this game, but I think that's what gives the game it's appeal for me. It is a genuine oddity, a one off freak that you may never fully understand. And that is what has brought me here. Maybe I seek some sort of closure on what has been puzzling me for some time: Vangers, what was that all about?
Posted: April 24
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