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  • Summary: Dakar 18 is a simulation of the world-famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America, and features visuals and many vehicles including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and SxS.
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  1. Positive: 0 out of 14
  2. Negative: 3 out of 14
  1. Mar 6, 2019
    65
    In front of us we now have first Dakar rally game in 15 years, and since we waited so long for it, we have mixed feelings and thoughts about it. Yes, we are grateful that somebody took it upon themselves to develop a game based on the most famous and grueling rally in the world, and we can see the effort that went into it, and small things that show the uniqueness of the rally, but on the other hand, it`s hard for a smaller company to make a great game for a rally of this scale, and it is really visible.
  2. Sep 29, 2018
    65
    Dakar 18 is a game that accurately depicts rallye-raid and it's focus on navigation rather than speed. It's highly recommended for fans of this genre of race, but feels incredibly tedious for regular gamers. moreover, the game lacks polish and has bugs in abundance. Proceed with caution.
  3. Oct 17, 2018
    60
    Unlike most driving games, Dakar 18 is not an intense and action-packed experience, but a slow and more mindful fare. Its divergence from typical driving games may put off a lot of players, but the unique mechanics and beautiful world more than make up for this. Hopefully future Dakar games will capitalise on its highlights and eliminate its many problems.
  4. Oct 8, 2018
    55
    Dakar 18 was a promissing title that might had over-promissed. Its numerous technical flaws and its poor physics are too much to overcome, despite some good ideas, such as its navigation system.
  5. Oct 8, 2018
    55
    A very noble effort to translate the grueling Dakar rally into a videogame while staying true to the spirit of rally racing. Die hard rally fans can and surely will enjoy Dakar 18 but more casual racing fans less so. Navigating is a pain and the different types of vehicles don't all control very well. On top of that , the long load times that riddle the game when you attempt to restart from a checkpoint don't do the game any favors either.
  6. 50
    Dakar 18's execution is terrible. The considered navigation system finds itself undermined by a co-driver I have no faith in. Handling is stiff and the world around you is struggling to keep itself in focus. There are moments of fun to be had when you barrel through dunes and palm trees but they remain moments. It operates on a very thin line and, all too often, that line breaks.
  7. Oct 22, 2018
    30
    Dakar 18 is sadly a misjudged game that can feel refreshingly different to start with but ends up being incredibly frustrating, behind the pace and poorly implemented. With a focus on navigation and gruelling competition, refinement of crucial gameplay elements is sorely lacking. Some of the environments are truly epic, but the way the game fails to build upon them means they go to waste.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  1. Sep 29, 2018
    10
    If everyone was stupid as a user of Rijoloco there would be no games! Because all the big studios once started as small and therefore deserveIf everyone was stupid as a user of Rijoloco there would be no games! Because all the big studios once started as small and therefore deserve support and even more so for a courageous step to the game of Dakar 18. Such a game was not 20 years old and as the first big game of this studio is the first part really great !! Of course, there is always something to improve, but the graphics are open to the super world and the gameplay is also good.Roadbook is great and nothing similar in the market is not !! Expand
  2. Sep 30, 2018
    9
    The guys from Bigmoon have ventured into the unknown and that's why they deserve our recognition. They are the first to have created a raidThe guys from Bigmoon have ventured into the unknown and that's why they deserve our recognition. They are the first to have created a raid videogame, with an open world of virtually unrivaled dimensions and with a professional navigation system that follows the rules of the FIA and ACO. The ambitious project, nevertheless, needs to polish several edges that do not enjoy the splendor of the landscapes and the challenge of navigation: steering wheel compatibility, vehicle physics and some naughty textures. Expand
  3. Jan 20, 2022
    9
    Very fun and broad game to experience what Rally Raid is about! Graphics are nice, the open world is huge, and the navigation and enduranceVery fun and broad game to experience what Rally Raid is about! Graphics are nice, the open world is huge, and the navigation and endurance part of these kind of rallies is very well made. It is definitely a niche game, but if you enjoy raids, Pari-Dakar, navigation, challenges, and off-road, you'll like it.

    I love the game, it is amusing. Although the physics are mid-way between arcade and sim, the atmosphere and competition is so well made that you forget about it. The last patch from late 2019 fixed all the issues, and the wheel and FFB works pretty well.

    I recommend it, but don't look for a race and crash game, this is not a Burnout, Fuel or The Crew. This is proper rally raid, and it is challenging.
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  4. Mar 9, 2019
    7
    This game is not for everyone. You have to have an open mind and patience for which is mostly uncommon in gamers. If you’re looking for aThis game is not for everyone. You have to have an open mind and patience for which is mostly uncommon in gamers. If you’re looking for a crash and burn racer, bump and pass competition, and/or details you can inspect under a microscope down to the last rivet, then Gran Turismo Sport, Forza, and Horizon are waiting for you. This game is not perfect but the developers have a passion for what they do and it shows. Expand
  5. Oct 17, 2021
    7
    I like the concept, the first time I played the Dakar game and the 1 hour marathon, but after reaching stage 11 I was really bored andI like the concept, the first time I played the Dakar game and the 1 hour marathon, but after reaching stage 11 I was really bored and couldn't continue, I hope the next game will be much better Expand
  6. Oct 2, 2018
    2
    luigi801, first i am not stupid, maybe you are only a very rich guy, and maybe you can't read english, and in those big issues i can not helpluigi801, first i am not stupid, maybe you are only a very rich guy, and maybe you can't read english, and in those big issues i can not help you... sorry...
    Can you answer me? is it fair to pay a full price for a game like Dakar 18?
    Yes its true, its a new company, and we have to give them a chance, but its not paying a full price for a indie looked game.
    In fact i think if Dakar 18 was presented as a indie game or a lower priced game, maybe, we gamers give them a chance, instead that its a full priced game and a very low quality game.
    Sorry, its my opinion and if you want you get it has an advice, but you dont have to call anyone stupid when i am free to give my review.
    Maybe you are the stupid who pay for the game. sorry for that
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  7. Oct 15, 2021
    1
    My Husband and I got the game so we can play it together. Although this is a really good game there is A LOT of glitches. For example everyMy Husband and I got the game so we can play it together. Although this is a really good game there is A LOT of glitches. For example every time I accidentally bump into a small wood pole or a tree the car get stuck so bad that you cannot get out, and there is no penalty or withdrawal you stay stuck forever and have to quit the game and start all over again. Another glitch happens when we play on very long tracks, the entire game shuts down and you loose everything from the track you were busy with. Expand

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