Gamepires is a new developer on the scene, which makes it difficult to know what to expect from their first title, Gas Guzzlers: Combat Carnage. There is no established track record or existing library of titles to help give you an idea of what you might be in for. The genre Gamepires chose for their debut, combat racing, doesn’t help much either. Everyone knows what to expect from a game with guns or a game with cars, but a game with both? It’s been a while since we’ve seen a title that pulls off a nice balance between racing and vehicular combat. Could this relatively small indie studio really pull it off?
Once you get past that rather unpleasant appetizer, the meat of the game is far more satisfying. You will unlock your first weapon, and
Holding everything together is the developers’ quirky sense of humor. You’ll race against drivers with names like “Jack Kass”, “Stu Pitt”, and “Luke Likesheet”.