Vehicular combat is a genre of video game in which the player battles against opponents using vehicles, whether they be cars, boats, planes, or on some occasions even hot air balloons. Vehicular combat can refer to a variety of games such as demolition derby video games as in Twisted Metal or Carmageddon, or even aircraft dog fighting games. Vehicular combat is different from racing, because the main goal is not necessarily to reach the end of the track, but to destroy everyone on an open course.
They can be seen as highly exaggerated Destruction Derbies. Some racing games, like Mario Kart 64, feature a "battle" mode that can be seen as having elements of vehicular combat, but ultimately, the main draw of that game is the racing.
Notable Vehicular Combat games