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Self billed as the "most realistic combat racing sim ever created", Road Wars is a driving and shooting game where twelve different characters race their armed and armored vehicles across a dozen assorted tracks. Although the emphasis is on racing and completing laps, cars are equipped with a variety of weapons to impede the progress of the other drivers including gatling guns, missiles, oil slicks, and land mines. Individual drivers also have personal advantages such as cheaper repairs or better traction. Players can compete in single races or three different league circuits of increasing difficulty. Each league season consists of eight races where drivers use their cash winnings for repairs and upgrades between the stages.

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Road Wars Windows The traditional countdown to mayhem.
Road Wars Windows ... where a wide variety of weapons, armor, and upgrades await purchase.
Road Wars Windows Each character has a unique car and a special advantage.  Daisy here gets her tires for free.  I wonder how she does that?
Road Wars Windows Some tracks have claustrophobic indoor legs such as this ride through a train station.

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User Reviews

Deeper than first suspected, but too fast and not deep enough Kasey Chang (4608) unrated

Critic Reviews

Absolute Games (AG.ru) Aug 13, 2000 70 out of 100 70
Gameplay (Benelux) Sep 28, 2000 65 out of 100 65
PC Gamer Oct, 2001 57 out of 100 57
GameStar (Germany) Sep, 2000 53 out of 100 53
Game Over Online Sep 07, 2000 50 out of 100 50
Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault) Jun 11, 2001 2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars2.5 Stars 50
Gamekult Sep 08, 2000 4 out of 10 40
PC Action (Germany) Sep, 2000 39 out of 100 39
PC Player (Germany) Sep, 2000 35 out of 100 35
PC Games (Germany) Mar 07, 2001 31 out of 100 31

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ClydeFrog (10528) added Road Wars (Windows) on Jul 31, 2002