Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
Last Month We broke the news that the effective sequel to Tribes would be entirely browser-based, and through our veneer of professionalism it was apparent that we were fundamentally unsure about the whole thing. A browser is for the internet not games (at least not 3D games). To play a decent game in Firefox is to eat cereal off a plate with a fork: outright nonsense done wrong-wise.
But look across these two pages; I've been playing webgames all month and loving it This here game, Off-Road Velociraptor Safari, is obscenely fun. To play it you download a neat 3MB plug-in for your browser of choice before the whole thing jumps to life right there in your browser window. Velociraptor Safari looks great, runs great and is a fully featured game with persistent stats, achievements, leaderboards and objectives. This game is proof that browser-based gaming can work, and that Fallen Empires' Legion (the Tribes sort-of sequel) won't be held back in the slightest by its medium. How exciting.
Melding the joy of all-terrain vehicles and dinosaurs, Off-Road Velociraptor Safari has you driving a 4x4 across a prehistoric landscape, ploughing through ancient reptiles before collecting their bodies and depositing them at specified locations. The joy is in the killing, which can be done either by ramming into the dinos, or deploying a ball and chain that hangs from the back of your jeep. Sharp turns send this spiked ball swinging around (every movement dictated by a solid and satisfying physics engine), and well-timed actions lead to skull-crushing impacts and clotheslined reptiles. Downed raptors are impaled on the ball, adding extra weight to it for smacking up some more dinosaurs should you desire it and there are even bonuses for doing so.
The game is soaked in physics-centric fun, and the ability to create an account to keep a log of your achievements and high scores adds unexpected meaning to the whole thing. Oh, and we especially like the cunning and inexplicable twist, which is that you're a raptor too. Just one capable of driving a car.
Download Off-Road Velociraptor Safari
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP