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This is a list of the best vehicular combat games of all time for any console or system, including cover art pictures when available. These highly rated car combat games are ordered by popularity, so only the greatest vehicular combat games are at the top of the list. Spanning the entire history of the genre, these vehicular combat games are considered the best in the genre. This list includes all challenging car combat games that have ever hit the shelves, so it doesn't necessarily have all the more obscure or new vehicular combat games.This list below has everything from Mario Kart 64 to Mario Kart Wii.This list answers the questions, "What are the best vehicular combat games?" and "What is the greatest vehicular combat game game of all time?"

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Twisted Metal 2 is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
RafaƂ Prosiakowski added Twisted Metal 2 1996 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: Black is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal: Black 2001 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 is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal 1995 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
Vigilante 8: 2nd Offense 1999 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
Vigilante 8 1998 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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Twisted Metal: Head-On is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal: Head-On 2005 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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Mario Kart 64 is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Mario Kart 64 1996 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 is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal 2012 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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Twisted Metal 4 is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal 4 1999 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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Crash Team Racing is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Crash Team Racing 1999 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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Interstate '76 is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Haf Gaemer added Interstate '76 Mar 28 1997 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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Twisted Metal III is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal III 1998 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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Burnout 3: Takedown is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Burnout 3: Takedown 2004 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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Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Rogue Trip: Vacation 2012 Sep 30 1998 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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Wipeout is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Wipeout 1995 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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Mario Kart Wii is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Mario Kart Wii 2008 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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Road Rash is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
ChaosCreation added Road Rash 1991 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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Jak X: Combat Racing is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Jak X: Combat Racing Oct 18 2005 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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Twisted Metal: Small Brawl is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Twisted Metal: Small Brawl 2001 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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Carmageddon is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Carmageddon 1997 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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FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Oct 02 2007 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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Driver is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Driver 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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Blur is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Blur 2010 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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Vigilante 8 Arcade is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Vigilante 8 Arcade Nov 05 2008 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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Burnout Paradise is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Burnout Paradise 2008 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

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Interstate '82 is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Haf Gaemer added Interstate '82 Nov 22 1999 Interstate '82 is a computer game for the PC. It was developed by Activision and released in 1999.

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Wipeout HD is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Wipeout HD Sep 25 2008 Wipeout HD, is the eighth title in the Wipeout racing video game series, developed and published by Sony Liverpool for the PlayStation 3 console. The game marks the Wipeout franchise's debut on ...more

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gas guzzlers extreme is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Gas Guzzlers EXTREME 8 Oct, 2013

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Wipeout 3 is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Wipeout 3 1999 Wipeout 3 is a futuristic racing video game developed and published by Psygnosis exclusively for the Sony PlayStation. The title is the fourth game in the Wipeout series, and was released in ...more

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Spy Hunter is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Spy Hunter 1983 Spy Hunter is a 1983 arcade game developed and released by Bally Midway. It has also been ported to various home computers and video game systems. As a cabinet-style arcade game, Spy Hunter was ...more

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Crash Nitro Kart is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Crash Nitro Kart 2003 Crash Nitro Kart, released in Japan as Crash Bandicoot: Bakusou! Nitro Kart, is a 2003 racing video game developed by Vicarious Visions and Universal Interactive. It is published by Vivendi ...more

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True Crime: Streets of LA is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
True Crime: Streets of LA 2003 True Crime: Streets of LA is an action-adventure video game set in an open world environment. It was released for the PlayStation 2, Xbox and GameCube in November 2003 and the first game in the ...more

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Rock n' Roll Racing is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Rock n' Roll Racing 1993 Rock n' Roll Racing is a battle-racing video game developed by Silicon & Synapse and published by Interplay for the Sega Mega Drive/Genesis and the Super Nintendo Entertainment System in ...more

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MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Le... is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
MechWarrior 2: Ghost Bear's Legacy 1995

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MechWarrior is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
MechWarrior Jan 01 1989 MechWarrior is the first video game released in the BattleTech game series. MechWarrior was the first video game to offer the player a chance to pretend to pilot a BattleMech from the view of a ...more

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SpyHunter 2 is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
SpyHunter 2 2003 SpyHunter 2 is a video game published by Midway in 2003 for the PlayStation 2 and Xbox platforms. This game is the sequel to the 2001 SpyHunter, itself a remake of the 1983 game Spy Hunter. The ...more

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Mashed: Fully Loaded is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Mashed: Fully Loaded Mar 30 2005 Mashed is a vehicular combat racing video game developed by Supersonic Software for PlayStation 2, Xbox and Microsoft Windows and was only released in European markets. An updated version called ...more

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Crackdown is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Crackdown 2007 Crackdown is an open world third-person shooter video game developed by Realtime Worlds and distributed by Microsoft Game Studios for the Xbox 360. It was released in North America on February ...more

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Crimson Skies: High Road to Re... is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge 2003 Crimson Skies: High Road to Revenge is a first-party video game developed by FASA Studio for the Xbox. The game was later made available for download on the Xbox 360 from the Xbox Live ...more

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Autoduel is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Autoduel 1985 Autoduel is a 1985 role-playing video game published by Origin Systems for the Atari 400 and 800, Commodore 64, Apple II, Apple Macintosh, and DOS. It was released in 1987 for the Atari ST and ...more

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Hot Wheels: Beat That! is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Hot Wheels: Beat That! 2007 Hot Wheels: Beat That! is a racing video game released in 2007 developed by Eutechnyx.

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Star Wars: Demolition is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Star Wars: Demolition 2000 Star Wars: Demolition is a vehicular combat game set in the Star Wars universe created by both Luxoflux and LucasArts using the Vigilante 8 game engine. The story of it occurs after the Empire ...more

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Carmageddon TDR 2000 is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Carmageddon TDR 2000 Dec 14 2000 Carmageddon TDR 2000, is an action-racing-vehicular combat video game. The sequel to Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now, it was developed by Torus Games and released in the United Kingdom on ...more

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Split Second: Velocity is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Split Second: Velocity May 18 2010

Racing on a TV show with explosions!

Split/Second, released in the UK as Split/Second: Velocity, is an arcade racing video game developed by Black Rock Studio and published by Disney Interactive Studios for Microsoft Windows, ...more

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RoadBlasters is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
RoadBlasters 1987 RoadBlasters is an arcade game released by Atari Games in 1987. In RoadBlasters, the player must navigate a sports car through 50 different rally races, getting to the finish line before running ...more

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Steel Panthers III: Brigade Co... is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time

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Battlezone is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Battlezone 1980 Battlezone is an arcade game from Atari released in November 1980. It displays a wireframe view on a horizontal black and white vector monitor. Due to its novel gameplay and look, this game was ...more

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Car Battler Joe is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Car Battler Joe 2002 Car Battler Joe is a car battling video game for the Game Boy Advance, developed by Ancient and published by Natsume. The game involves using cars to fight opponents in action-styled battles, ...more

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Ridge Racer Unbounded is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
abyx added Ridge Racer Unbounded 2012 Ridge Racer Unbounded is a racing video game for Microsoft Windows, PlayStation 3 and Xbox 360. Part of the long-running Ridge Racer franchise, the game is published by Namco Bandai Games and ...more

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Steel Panthers II: Modern Batt... is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list The Best Vehicular Combat Games of All Time
Steel Panthers II: Modern Battles 1996 This is the sequel to 'Steel Panthers'. While 'Steel Panthers' covered armored warfare from 1939-1945, 'Steel Panthers 2: Modern Battles' focus' on conflicts from 1950-2000. The basic game ...more