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IndyCar Racing (DOS)

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IndyCar Racing is Papyrus' second racing game, four years after the release of Indianapolis 500. With an official license, all the real track names and designs are available (eight in total), with authentic sponsors and logos. Other features include multiple TV-type replays, a comprehensive garage and setup routine and breakaway parts when making contact with other cars. This is a pure open-wheel simulation, based on the American races, with realistic car handling and room for racing techniques based on grip, ideal racing lines, and throttle-to-brake interaction.


IndyCar Racing DOS replay camera
IndyCar Racing DOS main menu
IndyCar Racing DOS Track selection screen - many to choose from!
IndyCar Racing DOS The Indianapolis track, only available separately.

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ASM (Aktueller Software Markt) Feb, 1994 11 out of 12 92
PC Games (Germany) Nov, 1993 92 out of 100 92
Electronic Entertainment Mar, 1994 9 out of 10 90
Tilt Dec, 1993 88 out of 100 88
PC Player (Germany) Dec, 1993 87 out of 100 87
PC Joker Jan, 1994 87 out of 100 87
Power Play Nov, 1993 85 out of 100 85
WIZ Feb, 1994 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
Edge Jan, 1994 8 out of 10 80 Jan 17, 2011 16 out of 20 80


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Road surface textures were added during development when the team noticed that Geoff Crammond had used the technique in World Circuit (1992). The game originally had eight tracks, but seven more were added in an expansion pack, and the Indianapolis track was available through another add-on after the proper licensing was secured.


About 300,000 units were sold worldwide.


  • Computer Gaming World
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Simulation Game of the Year
    • June 1994 (Issue #119) – Best Female Voice-Over Acting (for Virginia Capers for her role as narrator)
  • GameStar (Germany)
    • Issue 12/1999 - #85 in the "100 Most Important PC Games of the Nineties" ranking

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Derrick 'Knight' Steele (2133) added IndyCar Racing (DOS) on Mar 07, 2000