This group includes games in which player-controlled characters and opponents drive cars or motorcycles, and use violence to deal with each other. Most of these games feature cars equipped with various weapons. Many such games revolve around races, where victory depends on successful violent elimination of the opponents.Limitations:
- Games in which car combat is not the main gameplay mechanic should not be included in the group.
- Games in which the player mostly uses cars for purely driving purposes, or to damage pedestrians or anyone else who is not necessarily driving a car himself (e.g. GTA games) should be likewise excluded.
- Games submitted to this group must be action- and driving-oriented. Additional gameplay elements (e.g. role-playing) are allowed as long as combat is action-based and players are able to drive their cars.
- Futuristic car designs are allowed. However, for vehicular combat games featuring vehicles other than cars or motorcycles, please refer to the following groups:
For games with giant robot (mech) or tank combat, see the BattleMech and Tank genre, respectively. For games with space combat, see the Space combat simulation group.
|Game Title||Year||Platform||Publisher||User Score|
|Spy Hunter||1982||Amstrad CPC, Apple II, Arcade, Atari 2600, Atari 8-bit, ColecoVision, Commodore 64, NES, Palm OS, PC Booter, ZX Spectrum||Bally Midway Manufacturing Co., Inc.||3.38|
|Bump 'N' Jump||1982||Arcade, Atari 2600, ColecoVision, Intellivision, NES||Coleco Industries, Inc.||3.44|
|Autoduel||1985||Amiga, Apple II, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, Macintosh||ORIGIN Systems, Inc.||3.35|
|Mach Rider||1985||NES, Nintendo 3DS, Wii, Wii U||Nintendo of America Inc.||3.10|
|BreakThru||1986||Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, NES, ZX Spectrum||Data East USA, Inc.||2.07|
|Action Fighter||1986||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, DOS, SEGA Master System, ZX Spectrum||Firebird Software Ltd.||2.51|
|Jackal||1986||Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Commodore 64, DOS, NES, ZX Spectrum||Konami, Inc.||3.43|
|Major Motion||1986||Amiga, Atari ST||MichTron Corp.||3.50|
|Thundercade||1987||Arcade, NES||American Sammy Corporation||2.55|
|Asphalt||1987||Amstrad CPC||Ubi Soft Entertainment Software||3.70|
|Mean Streak||1987||Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Mirrorsoft Ltd.||...|
|RoadBlasters||1987||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Arcade, Atari ST, Commodore 64, Genesis, Lynx, NES, ZX Spectrum||Atari Corporation||2.58|
|Crazy Car||1988||Commodore 64||Systems Editoriale s.r.l.||...|
|Fire and Forget||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS, ZX Spectrum||Titus France SA||1.97|
|R.C. Pro-Am||1988||Arcade, Genesis, NES||Nintendo of America Inc.||3.76|
|Knight Rider||1988||NES||Acclaim Entertainment, Inc.||2.40|
|Overlander||1988||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Elite Systems Ltd.||3.24|
|Marauder||1988||Amstrad CPC, Commodore 64, ZX Spectrum||Hewson Consultants Ltd.||3.50|
|Road Warrior||1988||Commodore 64||CRL Group PLC||...|
|Night Striker||1989||Arcade, PlayStation, SEGA CD, SEGA Saturn||Taito Corporation||2.60|
|Highway Hawks||1989||Amiga||Anco Software Ltd.||4.00|
|Nitro Boost Challenge||1989||Amiga, Atari ST||Codemasters Software Company Limited, The||2.80|
|Iron Trackers||1989||Amiga, Amstrad CPC, Atari ST, DOS||Microïds||5.00|