Released: 16 May 2002
Developer : Multiple Contributors
GeneRally is a freeware racing game originally developed by brothers Hannu and Jukka Räbinä from Finland. Although it features a 3D graphics engine, GeneRally has a top-down perspective, where you can see all the cars (which is perfect for multiplayer races). Its art design calls to mind older arcade racing games such as Super Sprint and Slicks ‘N’ Slide. PCGamer, in an issue about free PC games, described it as “A minimalist Micro Machines”.
Up to six cars (either human or computer-controlled by AI) can race at the same time on a track. The game is quite easy to learn because the game physics are quite forgiving if you happen to lose control of the car. The game offers three game modes – time trial mode (player attacks best lap of a track; option of ghost car is available), race mode (against next 1-5 human or artificial opponents) and championship mode (season of several races). No matter on simple appearance, the game offers a basic damage model and even tire wear and fuel consumption causing necessity of pit-stops during the race – rare options in genre of arcade racing games including commercial titles. All settings of game are fully customizable (including details like separate adjustable AI level of every single AI opponent or pointing system of held championship).
- Easy-to-play – quick races, easy controls, lots of fun
- Intelligent, fun AI – they’ll give you a run for your money
- Detailed physics – including tyre wear, fuel use & damage
- Controller support – wheels, joysticks and gamepads
- Heavily moddable – create your own cars, tracks and much more
- Thriving international community – download mods and race in competitions
- Low system requirements – play on your laptop
Minimum System Requirements:
Processor: 2 GHz single core CPU
Memory: 1 GB of RAM
Graphics: GeForce GT8000
Hard Drive: 1.5 GB free space