Back in the late 90’s I was a huge fan of Carmageddon on the PC – driving cars around, knocking competitors out of the race and all while running over zombies 1. Wouldn’t that be great now, on the latest generation of consoles? Well, it now is – Targem Games is set to release Armageddon Riders for the PS3 (available exclusively as a download via the PlayStation store).
Targem Games are a Russian games company established in 2002 with a few console games already “under their belt”. However this game is the first project of the studio as a publisher on PSN.
Here’s the official description…
Drive and kill in a bloody car battle with no rules and no brakes on PS3.
Armageddon Riders is a bloody car battle for fans of fast drive, with no rules and no brakes! You’re driving a killing machine on the streets of a dead city. Your enemies are zombies and marauders. Go get them!
There has been a fatal accident in the Large Hadron Collider that plunged the nearby city into chaos, filling it with anomalies and turning the residents into zombies. The restricted zone became a Mecca for marauders and criminals who hunted for artifacts and thrills of dead city street racing. Outrageous speed, rivers of blood, brutal cars, equipped with instruments of destruction: spikes, saws and blades, and don’t forget the boosters. Hundreds of hungry zombies roam the streets, jumping on cars and trying to get to the drivers. To survive there and return to tell the tale is a real challenge.
- A multitude of drivable vehicles and upgrades
- Many ways to destroy zombies
- The LHC campus is a complete city open for exploration, sandbox style
- 8 game modes of racing and combat
- Advanced collision and damage physics
It runs at a 720p resolution and is Dolby 7.1 compatible. It also has a 2 player mode. Also bear in mind that this game has an 18+ PEGI rating.
The game is available now for just £7.99. I’m hoping to post a review in a few days – I’m really looking forward to playing it as it really looks excellent.
- yes, it was a controversial game