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Game #1360
Hall of Belated Fame Inductee  Roadwar 2000    View all Top Dogs in this genre
RPG   Top-down

Rating: 8.46 (109 votes)

Roadwar 2000 box cover

Roadwar 2000 screenshot
This classic SSI game was available on the IBM, C-64, and Apple, and the IBM version is not the best. Still, its a fun and unique game that is simple yet addictive at the same time.

The plot is that in the year 1999 (which, I know, has already passed :) ) a terrorist group unleashes a deadly virus on the United States causing it to collapse into anarchy. You control a road gang that is trying to take over cities and survive the harsh new world. Do well enough and you'll be contacted by the government and sent on a quest to find eight missing scientists and bring them back to a secret base. You move the gang around on a map of North America and have to loot cities for needed supplies, engage in gun battles with other gangs, and fight detailed tactical road battles to capture vehicles. The game had good EGA graphics for its time and no two playthroughs are quite the same. Downsides are no sounds, it's easy to die at the start and some of the unrealistic mechanics (such as how gang combat in non-tactical battles is conducted). Despite these flaws, this is a great game that should have received more attention than it did. Two thumbs up!

Reviewed by: SoulBlazer
Designer: Edward Harr
Developer: Westwood Studios
Publisher: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Year: 1987
Software Copyright: Strategic Simulations Inc. (SSI)
Theme: Apocalypse Now
None that we know of
System Requirements: DOS
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If you like this game, try: Roadwar Europa, Bad Blood, Quarantine

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