Let’s take a look at the N64 iteration of the Road Rash series, i.e., the one where you finally didn’t have to play as a schmuck in a Jolly Rancher jumpsuit.
We go back to the ’70s (and the future, and then back to the ’70s again) in the greatest named sequel ever. Sadly, though, there are no flying saucers.
Twisted Metal + Mad Max + Leisure Suits + ALIENS, DUDE! = An awesome yet underappreciated car combat game.
Tired of stodgy old racing games with their “rules?” Introduce a little anarchy, and run over a whole lot of cows and salarymen along the way.
The first Twisted Metal offers a pretty solid take on arena car combat. Stronger multiplayer waits for later editions, though.