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  • Summary: Command a team of ruthless highway warriors on the gang-infested highways of North America’s wastelands in this RealTimeShift Vehicular Action Strategy reboot of the cult-classic Games Workshop car combat game. An alternative America 2023: too wild to be true, too close for comfort.
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  1. Positive: 3 out of 4
  2. Negative: 0 out of 4
  1. May 28, 2019
    80
    The bottom line… there’s not a lot of intellectualising here… grab a car, pick a job, go out and execute the job (or target… well both really). It’s simple fun with a bit of a flair for strategy if you want it. Works great as a pick up and play game too so if you can only spare 10 mins or so (the missions are timed) you can get in a quick task and be off again. Worth your time if you like a bit of road based combat.
  2. 80
    The game is loads of fun, but I did occasionally have a tough time with the UI. I get the style they’re going for here with the faint green retro feel, but it just ends up looking clunky and makes it hard to navigate. However, it’s a small price to pay for such a fun game. This one screams badass, and if that’s your style, definitely check out Dark Future.
  3. Jul 22, 2019
    80
    Dark Future: Blood Red States is a great game for a niche audience interested in a post-apocalyptic single player mix of car combat and rail shooter. The combat is engaging and fun with elements that allow players to make strategic choices.
  4. Jun 4, 2019
    70
    Dark Future: Blood Red States is a quirky video game adaptation of this niche Games Workshop board game, and Auroch Digital have done a great job of preserving that feel in a real time form. Its bitesized campaigns keep the dystopian road warrior gameplay going, and there's a real charm that manages to shine through, even if there's probably a few too many rough edges and limits to the design.
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  1. May 23, 2019
    9
    Excellent hybrid of board/strategy/action game, based on the 1980s carwars game by Games Workshop. Build and upgrade your vehicle in a grittyExcellent hybrid of board/strategy/action game, based on the 1980s carwars game by Games Workshop. Build and upgrade your vehicle in a gritty post-apocalyptic environment. Highly recommended. Expand