Based on the world famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America, DAKAR 18 is a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world and features a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SSVs.
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Very Positive (19) - 84% of the 19 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
All Reviews:
Mixed (179) - 64% of the 179 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date:
Sep 25, 2018

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November 22

An announcement and... The Steam Awards!

The Steam Awards are here! Bear in mind that you can only nominate Dakar 18 for one category.

"Best Environment" is probably where Dakar 18 has the best chances of standing out. We did create an unprecedented big map with immense detail and we'll be adding more to the mix.

"Most fun with a Machine" is also a good match, if you had fun riding across the rugged terrains of Peru, Bolivia and Argentina!

And, of course, "Game of the Year", if you truly consider us to be worthy of that honor.

This has been a wild ride and we keep on improving the game. We'd like to take the opportunity to show you what we've also been working on. More content to the game, a Rally within a Rally... the Desafío Ruta 40 is coming to Dakar 18 soon!

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November 3

Dakar 18 - Update v.09

We are releasing the ninth update, with the content update focused on improve the gameplay experience.
In addition, we have included many other improvements and fixes from reported issues.

New Features:
  • Implemented permanent WayPoint indicator (WP) on Rookie modes (on and off-track)
  • Implemented the option to play the Tutorial or not at the Start Menu
  • Implemented crash camera effect
  • Implemented impact particles

Features improved:
  • Improved: Previous used camera are now restaured when the player returns to the game, in career mode
  • Improved: Performance on stages with vegetation
  • Improved: Some road book icons were adjusted to improve navigation
  • Improved: Removed the vehicle to tow mechanics when the player choose challenge mode in the tutorial
  • Improved: The ocean effect
  • Improved: Removed the WayPoint indicator (WP) on training lessons for learning proposals

General Bugs fixed:
  • Fixed: Bikes would hit the ASO NPC during control points
  • Fixed: Audio effects stop playing after a while
  • Fixed: Bikes would fall during intro cut scene
  • Fixed: Steering linearity was not properly set after using Last Waypoint
  • Fixed: Problems unlocking achievement "Better than Walkner"
  • Fixed: Opening the Steam overlay platform during pause would lead to no input
  • Fixed: In the option "Restart Stage" if the Last Waypoint option was activated, didn't move the character to the proper place
  • Fixed: Issue related with the orientation arrow when is inside of the other waypoint radius
  • Fixed: After a load game the waypoint counters were duplicated
  • Fixed: After a load game, all AI drivers would start from the beginning and not on the previous position
  • Fixed: Controller vibration option no longer interferes with force feedback from the steering wheels
  • Fixed: Credits background overlaying gameplay after complete a career
  • Fixed: Roadbook not updating when doing last waypoint on Multiplayer clients

See you in the Dunes!
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About This Game

Based on the world famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America, DAKAR 18 is a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world and features a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and UTVs. Players will compete in fierce online multiplayer races as well as playing offline, to harness and grow racing skills in a huge open world.

In Dakar 18 you can choose between 5 vehicle categories:

  • Car
  • Motorcycle
  • Quad
  • Truck
  • UTV (SxS)

Full Control over official vehicles and pilots:

  • Cars: Peugeot, Mini, Toyota, Renault, Mitsubishi
    starring Carlos Sainz, Stéphane Peterhansel, Sebastien Loeb, Nasser Al Attiyah, Nani Roma, Orlando Terranova, Mikko Hirvonen, Bryce Menzies, Emiliano Spataro, Carlos Sousa and many others.
  • Motorcycles: KTM, Honda, Yamaha, Husqvarna
    starring Mathias Walkner, Sam Sunderland, Joan Barreda, Adrien Van Beveren, Pablo Quintanilla, Laia Sanz and many others
  • Quads: Yamaha Raptor
    starring Ignacio Casale, Sergey Karyakin, Alexis Hernandez, Rafal Sonik
  • Trucks: Kamaz, Maz, Tatra, MAN
    starring Eduardo Nikolaev, Martin Kolomy, Aleksandr Vasilevski and many others.
  • SxS: Polaris
    starring Patrice Garrouste, Claude Fournier and many others


  • Huge Cross-Country Open World: driving experience across Peru, Bolivia and Argentina with more than 12,000km2 of open world that doesn’t limit you to a track or certain roads
  • Dakar Rally 2018 simulated 14 stages from Lima to Córdoba
  • Realistic Graphics: through the conversion of satellite images on the game terrain
  • Realistic Road Book Navigation System: Simulating the official Road Books of the Dakar Rally 2018 to guide you across that immense landscape where you’re free to roam. Can you get to the finish line without getting lost?
  • Time and Weather Simulation: Get stuck in dry sand under the burning sun or fight against deep mud in heavy rain or river beds!
  • Rescue and Repair: Are you just driving for victory or willing to stop and help others in need? Towing a stuck competitor will provide you extra repair points. You will need them!
  • Single-player and Multiplayer: The game features a full-fledged online and offline multiplayer experience and competition. Race up to seven other competitors in online stages or play with a friend on split screen!

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows 7 SP1, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 (64-bit versions only)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-2400s @ 2.5 GHz or AMD FX-6100 @ 3.3 GHz or equivalent Core i3-7340
    • Memory: 4 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660 or AMD HD 7870 (2GB VRAM with Shader Model 5.0 or better)
    • OS: Windows 10 (64-bit)
    • Processor: Intel Core i5-4690k @ 3.5 GHz or AMD Ryzen 5 1600 @ 3.2 GHz or equivalent
    • Memory: 8 GB RAM
    • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 (6GB) or better

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