Unlike Mario Kart, there’s a story. Emperor Hadrian organises a Chariot Race, so that the various noble houses all get to enter try to win and then hopefully wave their metaphorical weapons around and say god, I’m good.
Well, as is tradition for roman storylines, people get murdered; fingers are pointed towards the murderous and bloodthirsty noble families, and it’s up to you to step in race chariots and generally figure out how the killers are.
Having said all that, Chariot Wars does look pretty, you get to choose your own charioteer, upgrade your horse, 8-way multiplayer etc.
If you’re interested in giving Chariot Wars ago, you can get it from Steam from here.
Chariot Wars Races to Steam for Windows
Chariot Wars has players racing against the greatest charioteers from across the Roman Empire. Evoking the glory days of chariot racing, the game features a story-led single player Tournament and 8 player multiplayer modes.
In 128AD, Emperor Hadrian announces a chariot race spanning the entire empire from Rome to Helvetia. The night before the first race, one of the charioteers from Judea is found murdered in his quarters. An unknown woman’s body is also found on the floor.
The head of the emperor’s Praetorian guard, Quintus Octavian, suspects Rome’s constantly feuding noble families of masterminding the murders. Emperor Hadrian asks Quintus Octavian to take the position of the murdered Judean charioteer and represent Judea in the upcoming chariot race. As Quintus continues his investigation, he is drawn inexorably into the murky world of Roman politics.
- Single player arcade racing including Championship and Time Trial modes
- Exciting story told via a digital graphic novel
- Levels set in Ancient Greece, Egypt, Helvetia and Gaul during day and night levels
- Eight different chariot models
- Male and female charioteer avatars
- Multiple horse types to unlock and upgrade
- Real-time 8 player multiplayer
- Lobby, achievements and global leaderboard