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Darkwind: War on Wheels

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Battle for survival and supremacy in a gritty post-apocalyptic world of vehicular combat where strategy and tactics determines who wins.
Darkwind is a simultaneous turn-based, physics-based game. It is often described as "X-Com meets Mad Max" or "Car Wars [1980s boardgame] Online".

Darkwind is the only car game we know of that combines accurate physics with turn-based play. Not just turn based racing and Death-racing (with multiple cars), but also combats with up to 20 vehicles is where you realise why turn based is a must in this game. Running 10 trucks at once through a slaver ambush in Badlands, managing speed, steering, gun fire from anywhere up to 8 points on a truck would not be possible in real time.

Manage your gang, train your characters, design your own cars and scavenge for parts. Make your fortune in racing, deathracing and arena combat leagues, or venture into the wilderness and engage in tense multiplayer battles with pirates, traders and other players.

Trade for parts, cars and weapons in the dynamic economy of a world where your characters will age, sustain permanent injuries, and die. The detailed weapon stats, and the detailed combat system with physics, critical hits, injuries and healing, psychology, leadership and perma-death ensures a strategic challenge like few other games.

Award winning in the indie gaming community, acclaimed in the main-stream computer gaming press and praised in the war-gaming media: play it yourself to find out why.
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Developer
Psychic Software
Publisher
Psychic Software
Age rating
Not rated
Website
http://www.dark-wind.com/

System requirements for macOS

Minimum:
  • OS: Leopard (10.5)
  • Processor: Core i5 or PowerPC
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
  • Additional Notes: very light on requirements, runs fine on netbooks etc. although 1024x768 resolution preferred
Recommended:
  • OS: Leopard (10.5) or higher
  • Processor: Core Duo i5
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible

System requirements for PC

Minimum:
  • OS: Windows XP
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 1 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 250 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
  • Additional Notes: very light on requirements, runs fine on netbooks etc. although 1024x768 resolution preferred
Recommended:
  • OS: Windows 7
  • Processor: Core 2 Duo
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: OpenGL compatible
  • Network: Broadband Internet connection
  • Storage: 350 MB available space
  • Sound Card: OpenAL compatible
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Last Modified: Sep 17, 2019

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Darkwind: War on Wheels reviews and comments

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Microsoft from Deutsch
Review of Darkwind: War on Wheels The Game has Potential. It's Interesting, Gameplay works, there are no Bugs and Glitches, Overall the Game is actually good. It has only two MASSIVE Problems: 1 An incredible Entry level Hostility. The Main Menu is a single Clusterf * ck. It's extremely confusing and a Newcomer won't find his way around it. I had to access Youtube Lets Plays as the Wiki barely helps. Through these Videos I got the Hang out so slowly. It turned out that the Majority of the Game is not in the Game, but on the Website. I can't explain that, unfortunately, otherwise probably all 7 Harry Potter Parts would be here in the End. I recommend watching the Videos. 2. A barely existent Player Base. There are rarely more than 30 Players online at The same time. The entire Player base is American, I haven't met a single German Player. This Player base is a Problem because it requires Teamplay to succeed in the Game. After all, the Community is helpful and friendly to Newcomers. Verdict: It's a multiplayer game. To replace Players, bots exist, but playing against Bots is never as good as against other Players. Unfortunately, my Conclusion is: A multiplayer game without a Player base is not a good Game. I could still complain about the Graphics, but for me the Graphics are unimportant as long as the Gameplay is good, which it is in this Case! As long as this Game lacks the necessary Player Base, I just can't recommend it. Rating: 4/10
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It could have been a good game.... If it had appeared in the 90s.... Finally, if it's a good game...... It is not Mogo in either, but whether it is question graphics or playability or even the emptiness of have are endowed the decores, it is of the vieu. I'm not saying that all this is Mogo, just that 20 years ago it would have been graphics at the forefront of perfection. In addition, the concept is not bad: in a world with the Mad Max (Yes, it does not show, but to open your Chacra and you see the side Mad Max, a little, a tiny bit.....), you control a gang of car squeer, all of weapons. The goal being to do gang warfare but in turn-based strategy mode (of the month I believe, I even had the guts to finish the tutorial because I did not understand anything) but also racing cars and other modes that you Vered in the trailer and can be even in the game if you can to finish the tutorial. To what seems the vehicles are personalizable, as well as the menbre of your gang. You asked yourself may be: "but for sure he recommends such a game despite what he said precedament?". Well it's simple, it's not a Mogo game. Already it has a new concept bored in are gameplay, and if you put yourself in the place of the people of 1993, I'm sure you would like the graphics as you like the graphics of COD now (I take COD as reference because I know it's a very well-known game and that more people will understand, but I'm not saying that COD has the best graphics in the world). Well, I need a conclusion because I've made it all blurry to my AVI. Basically: if old graphics, empty scenery doesn't bother you and you like turn-by-turn strategy games with a special concept, play there, it's not bad. That's all for me, thank you for taking the time to read, good game to all!
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