Battle up to five friends online in this over-the-top vehicular mayhem racer!
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Very Positive (1,397 reviews) - 84% of the 1,397 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Mar 17, 2011

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Notice: Base game now includes the vehicles: Kitty, Nucloid and the Veteran and tracks: Death Area 8, Airplane Cemetery and Abandoned Sawmill.

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Buy Next Dimension Game Adventures Gold Collection

Includes 2 items: I, Gladiator, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem

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Includes 4 items: I, Gladiator, I, Gladiator - Soundtracks, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem: DLC - Chaos Pack

 

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About This Game

Post Apocalyptic Mayhem lets you race and battle heavily-modified vehicles through numerous breathtaking tracks and lay waste to other racers in over-the-top vehicular mayhem. You can use special vehicle abilities to cause spectacular destruction to enemy cars as you fight and speed to victory. You’ll experience remarkable speeds, hilarious and violent weapons, reinforced vehicles and various exhilarating tracks.
The game offers various intense race modes to allow you to showcase both your driving and battling skills. PAM features an accessible physics-based driving model that allows you to sense the immense speed of all the post apocalyptic vehicles as well as feel every bone-jarring impact from both weapons and the tracks. Play single-player or battle up to five friends in online multiplayer mode.

Key Features:

  • Vehicles – PAM offers numerous post apocalyptic vehicles. All the Vehicles are heavily-modified and extremely menacing. All Vehicles are heavy-duty, reinforced and are able to take and give a lot abuse. The vehicles all look like they can quickly and easily travel over the newly scorched wasteland while effortlessly smashing other vehicle along the way.
  • Weapons – All of the vehicles have three unique and powerful abilities that they can use to severely damage opposition vehicles: one front attack, a side attack and a rear attack. A Player can receive these special abilities by picking up Special Ability Barrels that are placed throughout all of the tracks. When a vehicle runs over a Special Ability Barrel, the vehicle will gain that specific ability and the Player will be able to use it whenever they prefer.
  • Multiplayer – Intense Online Multiplayer racing for up to 6 players.
  • Environments – The PAM tracks will be able to give players numerous options while racing as well as create intense areas for the all important collisions. All Tracks will contain:
    • Awe-inspiring apocalyptic environments.
    • Various paths around certain areas of the tracks.
    • Funnel areas were players are forced to drive in close quarters with other vehicles.
    • Huge Jumps.
    • Numerous compelling and completely unique tracks.
  • Achievements – 35 Steam achievements to be earned and displayed proudly.
  • Online Leader Boards – Every kill, every race and every result will be recorded and uploaded to online leader boards for bragging rights and fueled competition.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows® XP/Vista™/7
    • Processor: Intel P4 3.0GHz or similar AMD
    • Memory: 1GB RAM
    • Hard Disk Space: 1GB available space
    • Video Card: nVidia GeForce 6800 Ultra, ATi Radeon X1800 XT or better
    • DirectX®: 9.0c, June 2010 update
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c support
Helpful customer reviews
5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: March 30
I think PAM gives a simple short & fast paced punch of fun, and though it's not particularly special, if all you're looking for is a simple car combat racer then you'll come back to play this time and time again and it wont leave you disappointed.

Highlights

Simplicity is rarely a benefit, but this game pulls it off well. It's succinct and straight to the point. Everything fits and makes sense and the controls serve it well. This is a problem as well as a benefit because it may lead to boredom from lack of variety for some, but the fact that the developers have a complete package with few flaws and tight gameplay holds value.

Mistakes & Annoyances

The most severe problems with PAM are the same universal problems that the vast majority of multiplayer racing games suffer from: the lack of persistent mutliplayer. After a certain amount of time all multiplayer games will suffer from this, and that's just part of the scene, but for a game who's best enjoyment comes from the multiplayer combat and blasting and racing with and against your friends, it's sad that it's pretty much dead just a few years after release and the absence of local mutliplay is definitely a black mark.

Steam groups like PAM Multi may help to alleviate this and find people to play with, and the single player is still strong enough alone to have plenty of fun, but it's a big loss and may be a deal breaker for you, especially when compared against newer releases with similar mechanics and more players. If you have friends with the title or you're happy to blast around racing against the AI in single player then this probably isn't an issue for you.

Lack of content, specifically tracks and game modes is also an issue. With just an arcade racing mode, a slightly extended Challenge mode and only 7 tracks you can expect to explore all this game has to offer in a couple of hours. Yes, the game is simple chaotic fun, and the limited variety of vehicles and power-ups mean that every play will be slightly different, but it's still very much a one trick pony. The question is whether that pony is fun enough for you to ride on long enough to justify the price.

Recommendations

On Steam at $9.99/£6.99/9,99€, Post Apocalyptic Mayhem is good value for money for a game you're likely to come back to time and time again. There's also a 3-Pack option on Steam, which offers a negligible discount, and two Next Dimension packs which offer their other less positively reviewed game I, Gladiator which should probably be avoided. There's also the Chaos Pack DLC which offers 3 additional vehicles. This isn't much, but the price is so low that it's a fair buy for those who have played through the game and still enjoy it enough to pick up some extra vehicles.

* There's a well put together PDF Manual with some information on the vehicles, controls and more available here.
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 30, 2015
This game is a blast and i return to play it every now and then either as Single Player or as Multiplayer despite it's age. Multiplayer matches are rare but totally worth it when you manage to assemble a couple of drivers for a match.

Game is often bundled and sold very cheaply but do not think for a moment that this is some garbage bin game. Game has been designed with thought and this can be seen in the strategical thinking that is required to succeed rather than absolute skill in driving laps as fast as possible. In fact you will not win if you keep trying to speed away from the others. Kills count and they can be tough to get.

Not going to spill much ink here on mechanics. other reviews has explained this very well already in deep detail. Let's just say there are vehicles for everyone and yes there are some vehicles that are more deadly than others in the hands of people who know how to use them but no car is really OP once you learn how to deal with them.

Get this game and play it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
99.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2015
Pink flamingos as a weapon? 10/10
Craziest weapon selection in a computer game ever! This game is not about racing. It's about war!

This one was once a small little gem, that was sadly overlooked and suffered from race quitters in it's multiplayer times. The game looks nice with a cool aesthetic and a good driving feeling. On release there were only three maps available which were fun to play. Thank to the devs a free DLC was released adding new content like two new maps and three new cars. The cars are well balanced starting from small fast ones to big slower ones. All cars have a front, side and a back attack. Every car has its unique crazy weapons which are activated by collecting power-up barrels on the race track. All weapons are fun and you should definitely try out all the cars with their weapons to better choose what car is best for you.
If this game is on a sale grab it! You won't regret it. Even if mulitplayer is dead now you will enjoy the single player long enough.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
1.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 29
Brutal, but so much fun. I recently just bought this game, and i can't wait to play more of it!!
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
5.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 24
WHAT A GAME! WHAT OTHER GAME CAN YOU DROP FROZEN LOGS WILE FLIPPING METH! WANT EVERY ONE TO PLAY THIS BEAST!!!!
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