Abandonware DOS title

Combat racing games

A vehicular racing game (or combat racing game) is a genre of racing game that combines traditional racing mechanics with elements of vehicular combat. In these games, players not only compete in races to finish first but also engage in combat with opponents using various weapons, power-ups, and strategies. The focus is not solely on speed and racing skills; players also need to eliminate or hinder their opponents to gain an advantage and secure victory.

These games often take place in futuristic or fantasy settings, where vehicles are equipped with weapons, armor, and other unique attributes. Players can use offensive and defensive tactics to target opponents, protect themselves, and race through tracks filled with obstacles, hazards, and other challenges. The combat aspect adds an additional layer of strategy to the traditional racing experience.

Most popular vehicular combat games

Road Rash
racingWindows XP/98/95
Carmageddon
racingDOS, Windows XP/98/95
  • actionfighter-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Sega
  • auto-duel-05
    DOS19853.8/5 Origin Systems

    Autoduel is an abandoned top-down open world post apocalyptic RPG/driving game hybrid designed by Chuck Bueche and Richard Garriott of Ultima fame. Autoduel was developed by Origin Systems and was released in 1985 for DOS, Atari 8-bit, Atari ST, C64, Apple II, Macintosh, Amiga. Autoduel is based on a board game designed by Steve Jackson himself.

  • carmageddon-4
    DOSWindows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Stainless Games

    Carmageddon was a controversial and violent vehicular combat / car racing game, where the player must compete against a number of computer controlled opponents. Running over pedestrians and damaging opponents cars grant time bonuses and credits to be spent for upgrades.

  • deathrally-02
    DOS1996freeware4.1/5 Remedy Entertainment Ltd.
  • deathtrack-1
    DOS19893.9/5 Dynamix

    Deathtrack is an abandoned racing vehicular combat game set in a post-apocalyptic North America. Deathtrack is a mix of high-speed racing and combat and was developed by Dynamix and released by Activision in 1989 for DOS.

  • fire-and-forget-02
    DOS19883.8/5 Titus Interactive
  • fire-and-forget-2-02
    DOS19883.7/5 Titus Interactive
  • hioctane-04
    DOS19954.3/5 Bullfrog

    Hi-Octane is an abandoned futuristic combat racing game developed by Bullfrog and released by Electronic Arts in 1995. Hi-Octane was published for DOS and a few consoles: PlayStation, PSP, PS Vita, SEGA Saturn. It's based on the same code used for Magic Carpet, a well known game also made by Bullfrog.

  • highwayfighter-2
    DOS19954/5 Safari Software
  • highway-hunter-03
    DOS19943.2/5 Safari Software
  • interstate-76-03
    Windows XP/98/951997protected4.2/5 Activision
  • last-duel-03
    DOS19893.4/5 Capcom
  • quarantine-4
    DOS19944/5 Imagexcel

    Quarantine is a futuristic racing/driving game released by GameTek in 1994 for DOS. Quarantine is set in a dark dystopian futuristic city where the player drives around in a taxi cab, picking up passengers and killing everyone else. If you loved Carmageddon, you will also like Quarantine. Stay away if you don't like gratuitous violence, gore and bl...

  • quarantine-2-03
    DOS19953.5/5 GameTek
  • road-rash-win-05
    Windows XP/98/9519964.3/5 Papyrus Design Group

    Road Rash is an abandoned motorcycle racing game developed by Papyrus Design Group and released by Electronic Arts in 1996. Road Rash runs on Windows XP/98/95 but was also published for Amiga, Sega Genesis, Sega Master System, 3DO, Game Gear, PlayStation, Saturn, Game Boy. In Road Rash you're a motorcycle racer that needs to win against other racer...

  • soviet-04
    DOS19904.1/5 Opera Soft
  • spyhunter-1
    DOS19843.7/5 Midway Manufacturing Company
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