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DeathTrack

DOS - 1989

Year
Platform
DOS
Released in
United States
Genre
Action, Racing / Driving
Theme
Automobile, FPS, Post-Apocalyptic, Sci-Fi / Futuristic, Shooter, Track Racing
Publisher
Activision, Inc.
Developer
Dynamix, Inc.
Perspective
1st-Person
Dosbox support
Supported on 0.70
4.92 / 5 - 12 votes

Description of DeathTrack

One of the most underrated sci-fi racing games of all time, Activision's Death Track is a fun futuristic racing game where the objective is to eliminate your opponents-- literally.

With names like "Preying Menace" and "Crimson Death," you know you will enjoy driving these cars long before the race even begins. When the action begins, you have many delightful ways to get rid of the competition: by ramming them, slicing their tires, dropping mines beneath their underbellies, and -- of course-- blasting them with a variety of weapons, including particle beams, leasers, missiles, and good ol' machine guns. You must stay on track, though, so keep an eye out for road signs. Running off the road slows you down a lot, and it is hard to get traction when you're off the blacktop.

If your car gets damaged, its performance will drop. When that happens, you can pull over into the pits to repair or get more weapons. The objective, naturally, is to cross the finish line first, but you can do that either by outracing, or outgunning, your opponents. "Kills" are worth points for your final score, but they don't win you any money, so winning each race is crucial to buying more powerful weapons for the next race.

With vibrant graphics, furious action, and a wide range of weapons to arm your car with, Death Track is a must-play for all racing and sci-fi fans, and is a true precursor for games such as Quarantine and Interstate '76. Two thumbs up!

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Comments and reviews

Psycho 2015-10-09 0 point

Used to play this in college. What a blast. Brings back memories!

Exoide 2014-08-04 0 point DOS version

This is one of my favorite cars games. I recommend it 100%

Mika 2014-07-09 0 point DOS version

Why use the Hercules screenshots? Moby games has much better, color ones available.

haen 2014-03-22 0 point DOS version

one trick that always work : CALTROPS

CMonkey 2014-01-23 6 points DOS version

Went with my older brother to purchase PC games. I bought this game, my brother bought Battle of Britain. I thought: I had enough plane simulator, this is interesting racing sim. What a joy! This is not just a racing sim. You build up your career racing AND killing other contestant!
My brother got hooked as well - we ended up taking turns racing (using the same career). I think we completed the games (the tournament) at least 7 times. At that point, out of 10 racer, 3 would be dead as we have green light for racing, another 5 dead before the first lap ended. You can see caltrops and mines at the starting line before you start (how they get there is a mystery). You would hear missile warning (and terminator warning masked by the missile warning - sneaky AI) by the first 3 seconds of the race. If you think Deathrace the movie was fun - this is crazier (and more realistic to me - you don't need to be a good driver to win - just be a good killer!)

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