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The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time 

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Updated April 3, 2020 4.4k votes 521 voters 42.8k views 89 items

This is a list of the best vehicular combat games of all time for any console or system. These highly rated car combat games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest vehicular combat games are at the top of the list. Known for the bombastic gameplay and intuitive controls, these games are some of the funniest titles to play. 

This list includes all challenging car combat games that have ever hit the shelves, which means it includes both current releases and old-school favorites. From newer games like Crossout to classic titles like Death Race (which was released in 1976), This list has everything from Mario Kart 64 to Mario Kart 8

Be sure to vote up favorite vehicular combat games up to the top, and be sure to add any we might have missed.

 

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Twisted Metal: Black is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2001 (Incognito Entertainment)
Twisted Metal: Black is a vehicle combat video game developed by Incognito Entertainment and designed by Sony Computer Entertainment America for the PlayStation 2 video game console. It is the ...more
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Twisted Metal 2 is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
RafaƂ Prosiakowski added Released: 1996 (Incognito Entertainment)
Twisted Metal 2 is the second and most successful game in the vehicular combat series, Twisted Metal. It was developed by the game studio SingleTrac, published by Sony, and released in 1996 for ...more
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Twisted Metal is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (SingleTrac)
Twisted Metal is a vehicular combat video game developed by SingleTrac, produced by Sony Interactive Studios America and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game ...more

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Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense... is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Luxoflux)
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense is a vehicular combat video game developed by Luxoflux and published by Activision released for the PlayStation, Dreamcast and the Nintendo 64 on December 1, 1999. It is ...more
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Vigilante 8 is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (Luxoflux)
Vigilante 8 is a vehicular combat video game developed by Luxoflux and published by Activision, originally released on the PlayStation in 1998. Later ports of the game were released for the ...more
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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1996 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
Mario Kart 64 is a 1996 go-kart racing game developed and published by Nintendo for the Nintendo 64 video game console. It is the successor to Super Mario Kart for the Super Nintendo ...more

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Twisted Metal: Head-On ... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Incognito Entertainment)
Twisted Metal: Head-On is a vehicular combat video game developed by Incognito Entertainment and released by Sony on March 24, 2005 for the PlayStation Portable and February 5, 2008 for the ...more
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Twisted Metal is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2012 (Eat Sleep Play)
Twisted Metal is a vehicle combat video game developed by Eat Sleep Play and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 3. It is a reboot of the Twisted Metal franchise. The ...more
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Crash Team Racing is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (Naughty Dog)
Crash Team Racing is a kart racing video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on September 30, ...more
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Twisted Metal 4 is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1999 (989 Studios)
Twisted Metal 4 is a vehicular combat video game developed by 989 Studios and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on October 31, ...more
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Interstate '76 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Haf Gaemer added Released: 1997 (Activision Blizzard)
Interstate '76 is a vehicular combat video game for Windows. It was developed and published by Activision and released in 28 March 1997.
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Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2004 (Criterion Games)
Burnout 3: Takedown is a racing game developed by Criterion Games and published by EA Games for PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the third game in Criterion's Burnout series. The game was released ...more
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Carmageddon is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1997 (Stainless Games)
Carmageddon is a graphically violent vehicular combat 1997 PC video game. It was later ported to other platforms, and spawned a series of follow-up titles. It was inspired by the 1975 cult ...more
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Twisted Metal III is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (989 Studios)
Twisted Metal III is a vehicular combat video game developed and published by 989 Studios for the PlayStation. The game was released in North America on October 31, 1998 and was re-released for ...more
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Rogue Trip: Vacation 201... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1998 (SingleTrac)
Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 is a 1998 vehicular combat video game. It was developed by the game studio SingleTrac using the concept and the engine of their earlier series Twisted Metal, and ...more
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Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (Nintendo Entertainment Analysis & Development)
Mario Kart Wii is a 2008 racing video game and the sixth major and most successful installment in the Mario Kart series, developed and published by Nintendo for the Wii video game console. Mario ...more

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Blur is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Released: 2010 (Bizarre Creations)
Blur is an arcade racing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360 developed by Bizarre Creations and published by Activision in North America and Europe. It features a racing ...more
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Jak X: Combat Racing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2005 (Naughty Dog)
Jak X: Combat Racing is a vehicular combat game video game developed by Naughty Dog and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation 2 and first released in North America on ...more
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FlatOut: Ultimate Carnag... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2007 (Bugbear Entertainment)
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is the third game in the FlatOut demolition racing series, known earlier as FlatOut: Total Carnage. FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage was officially announced February 1, 2007, ...more
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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 1995 (SCE Studio Liverpool)
Wipeout is a 1995 futuristic racing game developed and published by Psygnosis. It is the first game in the Wipeout series and is set in the year 2052. It was originally released in 1995 for ...more
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Twisted Metal: Small Bra... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2001 (Incognito Entertainment)
Twisted Metal: Small Brawl is a vehicular combat video game developed by Incog Inc. Entertainment and published by Sony Computer Entertainment for the PlayStation. It was released exclusively in ...more
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Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
ChaosCreation added Released: 1991 (Electronic Arts)
Road Rash is the name of a motorcycle-racing video game series by Electronic Arts in which the player participates in violent, illegal street races. The series started on the Mega Drive and made ...more
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Vigilante 8 Arcade is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Released: 2008 (Isopod Labs)
Vigilante 8: Arcade is a vehicular combat video game developed by Isopod Labs and published by Activision. It was announced February 14, 2008 and released on November 5, 2008 for Xbox Live ...more
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Driver is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Driver is a series of mission-based action-adventure video games developed by Reflections Interactive, and originally published by GT Interactive, later by Atari and now by Ubisoft. The gameplay ...more
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Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Released: 2008 (Criterion Games)
Burnout Paradise is the fifth game in the main Burnout racing video game series and seventh overall. It was developed by Criterion Games and published by Electronic Arts. It was released in ...more