6. “Twisted Metal: Head-On” (2005)
This game is the seventh installment in the highly acclaimed “Twisted Metal” series. Calypso is holding yet another tournament of vehicular combat called “Twisted Metal” with the prize for the winner getting whatever they ask for.
7.”Vigilante 8″ (1998)
In this game, you can pick from different ballistics type weapons (auto cannons, mortars, mines, homing missiles, and rocket pods); there is a special weapon that comes with each car. Machine guns are equipped on all cars. You can perform certain button maneuvers, fighting game style, that will take more of your ammo to “Total” other cars and score combo hits called Whammies.
8. “Carmageddon” (1997)
Inspired by the cult classic “Death Race 2000” that pits the player against A.I. competitors with different maps that vary from industrial, mine, and city settings. You only have a certain amount of time to complete each level, but you have the ability to gain more time by picking up bonuses, running over pedestrians or damaging your opponent’s car. You can either complete the races like other normal races by finishing first or you can waste the other racer’s cars and kill all pedestrians in the level.
9. “Badlands” (1989)
The setting is the aftermath of nuclear war where you race around the wastelands that have many hazards. The races include you and two other cars that are armed with guns, with the goal being to win prizes throughout the games. You can get better tires, more speed, more acceleration, and cannons. Between levels, you have the option to add missiles to your car to destroy your opponents’s car.
10. “Twisted Metal” (2012)
The most recent entry in the series (and on this list), you can now take all the things that the old games had and play with other people from around the world with multiplayer. You also have the ability to play as three different characters that each have a different story arc. The game is mainly a multiplayer game with different multiplayer modes that allow you to play in either four player split screen or sixteen players online.
Note that this list is not a best of list, but simply a list of ten games that are vehicular based combat games.