Gas Guzzlers: Extreme's bread, meat, potatoes and a side order of awesome are all contained within the game's career mode, a beefy challenge that enables users to unlock new cars, new modes, new tracks and new weapons. So how does it shape up and is it fleshed out enough to be fun? Simple answer is yes.
If you're satisfied knowing that the career mode works and you're not bothered to learn more about the content, you can bounce on right out of here and bother your time learning more about Foxconn sabotage conspiracies or the latest indie gem to make its way onto the PlayStation 4. However, if you're actually curious what's in the career mode of Gamepire's arcade-style combat racing sim, you can keep reading.
Now just to get the air clear, Iceberg Interactive sent out review codes to anyone willing to spend time playing the game writing about it... I was one of those poor saps... although, I can't say the experience has been bad at all. In fact, I've had a ton of fun playing Gas Guzzlers: Extreme, and I was originally going to buy the first game but I lost track of it after it was greenlit on Steam and well... there were other pressing matters I had to attend to.
After forcing a bit of my time into the game (because of the review code and all) I've been dabbling in the different modes, finding out what works, what works well and what doesn't So far, the multiplayer mode doesn't work but it's not because it doesn't work, it's because there's no one in there... like, ever.
Career mode has been a lot more affording and amenable to fun. I've had a good fill of dabbling in various race types, customizing vehicles (though it's very limited) and blasting the crap out of the competition.
The mode starts off pretty bare-bones, with a simple newb car in your garage that you eventually upgrade and win races with (if you're good). As you rank up and come in good positions in the races you'll eventually unlock new content with the money you earn, including new tracks, new paint jobs, new wheel rims, new weapons and even new sponsors that add an extra layer of depth and replayability to the game.
Now the cool thing about the career mode in Gas Guzzlers: Extreme is that it's tiered; players will have to win races and rank up to new tiers before being able to access bigger, badder, faster cars and more dangerous weapons.