Review – Gas Guzzlers Extreme
If Forza Motorsport taught me that there’s very little more rewarding than slipping to the inside on a corner and taking the lead away from a rival, Gas Guzzlers Extreme teaches that slipping to the inside and nudging that rival into a land mine is just that little bit more rewarding.
Billed as a ‘combat racing game’ Gas Guzzlers Extreme is an old-school arcade take on racing, putting you through an early slog in low-powered vehicles as you pick up enough money and fame to gain access to new tracks and more powerful vehicles and weapons. With 42 tracks to open up across eight environments, and 21 cars – each with customization and upgrade options – as well as 12 unique weapon types, Gas Guzzlers Extreme packs some replay value.
That’s a good thing, as it’s also an old school take on racing in that there’s no multiplayer on offer at all. While this is a disappointment, it’s worth noting Gas Guzzlers Extreme is still a ton of fun to play solo, and works extremely well for ‘pass the controller’ couch co-op play. In addition to standard racing and combat racing modes, there’s also the oddballs of the bunch – Survivor and Defend the Base. These top off the post-apocalyptic setting by pitting you against wave after wave of zombies, with the added tension of having to continually refuel or risk running out of gas during a fight.