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Old 02-16-2018, 02:34 PM   #1
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Default Convoy Steam game closest thing to Car Wars now...

I just found this rogue-like early 1990s graphics game called Convoy.
Here is the game on steam.
Blasted Road Terror is another just like it.
I have always said on the Steam forums that a good car game should be a top-down RPG shooter that behaves like Autoduel and Zombie Driver.
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Old 02-16-2018, 05:05 PM   #2
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I think Darkwind: War on Wheels is on Steam? If it is, that is the closest thing you'll find to Car Wars on Steam. If it isn't, it's the closest computer game you'll find to Car Wars, period.
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Old 02-17-2018, 09:39 AM   #3
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Technically this game is the closest to Car Wars but you have to also balance the demographics. You see, people who played SJG Car Wars as kids are in their 40s and 50s now. Kids want a little more action in their car game.
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Old 02-19-2018, 09:06 AM   #4
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I think "The Streets of SimCity" was supposed to be a CW-like game, but the frame rates are so bad, even on modern computers (which means it's a coding issue) that the thing is just atrocious.

Like I said on the other thread, Rockstar's GTA and GTA2 are extremely CW-"ish" with a wink and a nod. There's even a tank you can get in GTA2.

No, I never played any of the other games in the series after 2. Those games smack of semi-realistic violence that churns my stomach. GTA2, on the other hand, is kind of comic-book like in line with a lot of warsims and scifi games that came out in the 80s and 90s.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:14 AM   #5
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Technically this game is the closest to Car Wars but you have to also balance the demographics. You see, people who played SJG Car Wars as kids are in their 40s and 50s now. Kids want a little more action in their car game.
Brother, I turn 39 this year. Don't be throwing Old Man Time at me like that!
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Old 02-22-2018, 02:06 AM   #6
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Dark Wind is great. It's a rather amazing blend of turn-based and action games.

Are the Interstate 76 games on Steam? Or Carmageddon?

I've never been able to track down it's name, but as a kid to early teen (late 80's to early 90's) there was an arcade game in our local store. A sorta 3/4 top-down "auto combat" game where you are this truck/jeep vehicle and driving down a straight road for the entire game (straight, but I believe it pointed diagonally up and to the right). The terrain changes somewhat: bridges, colors, etc, but always was a straight road. Does that ring any bells for anyone? Very Zaxxon like in layout, but with a heavy vehicle.

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Old 02-22-2018, 02:43 AM   #7
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Sorry, I don't mean to inundate the thread, but searching for the game I tried to mention above has revealed a few others I never heard of!

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Old 02-22-2018, 06:28 AM   #8
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Years back I picked up a cheap game called Rollcage. It's a 3rd person racing game that has missiles and shields. It's loosely Car Wars' like.
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Old 02-23-2018, 02:53 AM   #9
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How about Crossout? It's a F2P car building combat game, not tried it myself though.

https://crossout.net/en/#/

Dark Future: Blood Red States is under development too, and looks VERY CW, but who knows how it will turn out, or even if it'll get finished?

http://www.darkfuture.info/
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Old 02-23-2018, 04:52 AM   #10
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Crossout is good, but it's not turn-based and does require quick reactions and shooting accuracy (unless you go for auto-aim weapons).
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