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RoadWar 2000

DOS - 1987

Alt name Road∗War 2000
Year 1987
Platform DOS
Released in United States
Genre Role-Playing (RPG), Strategy
Theme Post-Apocalyptic
Publisher Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Developer Strategic Simulations, Inc.
Perspective Top-Down
Dosbox support Supported on 0.65
4.82 / 5 - 17 votes

Description of RoadWar 2000

This classic SSI game was available on the IBM, C-64, and Apple, and the IBM version is not the best. Still, its a fun and unique game that is both simple and yet addictive at the same time.

The plot is that in the year 1999 (which, I know, has already passed :) ) a terrorist group unleashes a deadly virus on the United States and the country collapses. You control a road gang that is trying to take over cities and survive the harsh world. Do well enough and you'll be contacted by the government and sent on a quest to find eight missing scientists and bring them back to a secret base. You move the gang around on a map of North America and have to loot cities for needed supplies, engage in gun battles with other gangs, and fight detailed tactical road battles to capture vehicles..

Good EGA graphics for its time and no two games are quite the same. Downsides are no sounds, easy to die at the start of the game, and unrealisitc features in the game (such as how gang combat in non-tactical battles is conducted). Despite these flaws, this is a great game that should have received more attention then it did. Two thumbs up!

Review By HOTUD

Comments and reviews

Roggin 2019-10-19 3 points Atari ST version

Another game that's just SUPERIOR on the Atari ST.

larry 2019-09-08 0 point

should be categorized as a "rpg with strategy and adventure elements", just like "king's bounty".

LeCarre 2019-03-03 0 point

Don't forget Roadwar Europa :)

campnarel 2019-01-17 1 point

WHY hasnt this been remade. It was soooooo playable. It could be the best game of this type. Had so many cool elements. Surely someone from an indie game co. could put this together.

Zack 2015-11-20 0 point Commodore 64 version

Enjoyed this so much on C64. At that time it was the only game similar to the Road Warrior movies. Must be really good, now that I see the stickman graphics.

walterd 2015-07-26 2 points DOS version

I wasted so much time on this game I wore out the disk!

chris 2015-06-29 3 points DOS version

another game that I won about 25 years after I started!

Firestorm 2015-06-06 1 point DOS version

This is a game I remember too well, even though I must have sucked at it, because I remember playing forever, but never getting into the "story" about finding any scientists.

John Tesh 2014-03-01 2 points DOS version

Haven't played this game in 25 years!

indstr 2014-02-08 -1 point DOS version

Oh man, we had this game when I was a kid and I hated it! No wonder I didn't remember it...

ali 2012-06-12 0 point DOS version

this game is very nice

admiral spike 2012-03-24 0 point DOS version

I can't seem to add the right floppy drive A for this game to play it. I'm sure it's my fault, because of my lack of computer skills

admin 2011-12-12 0 point DOS version

You're right ! Now it's the good DOS archive

havar 2011-12-12 0 point DOS version

I think this is the atari st version with emulator, not the dos version.

energythief 2010-02-06 0 point DOS version

A must-play. This consumed days of my childhood... thanks so much for bringing this back!

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