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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Release Date:
Sep 25, 2018

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October 7

Dakar 18 - Update v.07

We are releasing the seventh update, with the content update focused on the Artificial Intelligence improvements.
In addition, we have included many other improvements and fixes from reported issues.

We tweaked the steering wheels code. If you find any issues with your device, we recommend to access the Control Settings and "Reset to Defaults".

Features improved:
  • Improved: AI driving is now more realistic
  • Improved: AI behavior changes according to the difficulty mode more noticeable
  • Improved: Truck tires' damage adjusted
  • Improved: Better UI display when picking up a treasure in Treasure Hunt mode
  • Improved: Peugeot 205 T16 engine and gear box improved (it now reaches a top speed of 170km/h)
  • Improved: Wheel particle system management on a world shift
  • Improved: Server list now shows server state ('Lobby' or 'In Progress')

General Bugs Fixed:
  • Fixed: NPC vehicles disappeared during world shift
  • Fixed: Some assets had glitches and could end up with different visuals during world shift
  • Fixed: Issue with landscape lowest LOD showing for a few frames after a world shift
  • Fixed: Problem where binding an input, player could end up stuck
  • Fixed: Some bushes were seen inside the cockpit
  • Fixed: Painted green the path on Stage 11 note 30

See you in the Dunes!
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October 3

Dakar 18 - Update v.06

We are releasing the sixth update, today only with bug fixes.
Meantime we are preparing the second content update for the end of the week with nice improvements.
  • Fixed: Multiplayer - Incorrect player count in the server list
  • Fixed: Characters in "T-Pose" when skipping the intro
  • Fixed: Unknown devices no longer interfere with wheel default bindings
  • Fixed: When starting the game for the first time the devices configuration files were not created properly
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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