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Dakar 18

Rating Summary

Based on 15 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

50

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0%

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Based on 15 critic reviews
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Game Information

Available on:PlayStation 4Sep 25, 2018
Xbox OneSep 25, 2018
PCSep 25, 2018

Publishers: Deep Silver, Burgoon Entertainment,.

Genre: Racing

Based on the world famous annual rally raid organized by Amaury Sport Organisation (A.S.O.) in South America, DAKAR 18 is a realistic simulation of the biggest cross-country rally in the world and features a variety of vehicles, including motorcycles, cars, trucks, quads and UTVs. Players will compete in fierce online multiplayer races as well as playing offline, to harness and grow racing skills in a huge open world.

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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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Dakar 18 manages to capture the essence of the test sublime, reaching a level of realism almost sickly, but fails in everything else. The fans of the test will know how to forgive these defects and they will find an adventure along 14 impressive stages, in which to suffer (and enjoy) like a true Dakar rider.

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Although I applaud Bigmoon for trying to bring this niche motorsport into video games properly, the end result is awkward and feels unfinished.

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. If a better balance could be found, then there is great potential here, but sadly, at this moment, the title just can't reach its own lofty ambitions.

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Recent News

Saber Interactive buys Bigmoon Entertainment, announces two new projects

Saber Interactive buys Bigmoon Entertainment, announces two new projects

Saber Interactive announces today that it's buying Bigmoon Entertainment, the makers of games such as Dakar 18, Demons Age, and Police Simulator: Patrol Duty

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