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Darkwind: War on Wheels

Darkwind: War on Wheels is a turn-based vehicle combat MMO set in a post-apocalyptic world where tactics determine victory. Combining lifelike-phsyics and simultaneous turn-based gameplay, Darkwind offers a unique experience that focuses on epic car vs. car battles in a desert wasteland.

Publisher: Psychic Software
Playerbase: Low
Type: Strategy-Racing MMO
PvP: Deathmatch / Conquest / Leagues
Release Date: May 04, 2007
Pros: +Unique gameplay. +Detailed car physics. +Friendly community.
Cons: -Awkward UI. -High learning curve. -Long waiting time for events to start.

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Darkwind: War on Wheels Overview

Darkwind: War on Wheels is a free-to-play turn-based 3D vehicle combat MMORPG set in a Mad Max-inspired world that pits player gangs against each other in dangerous deathraces, tournaments, and wilderness scouting events. Combining action-packed–turn-based gameplay with realistic car physics, the game is a unique experience that requires strategic decisions to control speed, steering, and gun fire for multiple vehicles. Partake in the game's events using the 3D client and manage your cars, crew, camps, and more using the game website, splitting the game into both browser and 3D-based play. Trade for parts, cars, and weapons in the marketplace or send your characters to the hospital to recover from temporary injuries. Many of the mechanics err on the hardcore side, as the game's recruitable characters can become permanently injured, age, and die, while cars can be permanently destroyed.

Darkwind: War on Wheels Key Features:

  • Build Vehicles – create and customize vehicles from a wide range of components, parts, and armor.
  • Variety of Weapons – outfit your vehicle with a variety of weapons and assign crew member to man your guns.
  • Unique Gameplay – the game offers distinctive gameplay through its unique blend of genres, combining elements of racing games, MMORPGs, and turn-based strategy.
  • Multiple Game Modes – participate in racing to get a feel for car controls, destroy your enemies in deathraces, kill NPCs in character arena battles, scout the wilderness, and more.
  • Leagues – take part in the game's leagues, offering rewards and glory for placement in a variety of game types.

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System Requirements

Darkwind: War on Wheels System Requirements

Minimum Requirements:

Operating System: Windows XP / Mac OSX 10.5
CPU: Core 2 Duo
Video Card: OpenGL compatible
Hard Disk Space: 250 MB

Recommended Requirements:

Operating System: Windows 7 / Mac OSX 10.5
CPU: Core 2 Duo
Video Card: OpenGL compatible
Hard Disk Space: 250 MB


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Additional Info

Darkwind: War on Wheels Additional Information

Developer: Sam Redfern
Publisher: Psychic Software

Distributor: Steam

Release Date: May 4, 2007

Steam Greenlight Date: August 31, 2012
Release Date (Steam): August 22, 2014

Development History / Background:

Darkwind: War on Wheels is developed and published by Sam Redfern, the primary developer at Psychic Software, an Irish indie developer consisting of Redfern and various collaborators. Darkwind was initially released on May 4, 2007 through the game's own website, utilizing a limited free-to-play and subscription model that allowed free players to only use pre-built vehicles. After the game's release on Steam, on August 22, 2014, the game shifted its focus towards its free players, its only remaining restrictions to non-subscribers being a garage limited to ten cars and operations limited to 3 towns. Subscribers are free to buy and customize an endless variety of vehicles and travel anywhere within the game.