Motorhead (video game)

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European PlayStation cover
Developer(s) Digital Illusions
Platform(s) PlayStation, PC (Windows), PlayStation Network
Release date(s) PlayStation
  • EU April, 1998
  • NA September 30, 1998
  • NA February 28, 1999
PlayStation Network
  • PAL January 31, 2008
  • NA March 12, 2013
Genre(s) Racing game
Mode(s) Single player, Multiplayer

Motorhead is a futuristic racing game, developed by Digital Illusions in 1998, and published by Gremlin Interactive in Europe & Latin America and Fox Interactive in North America. It is available for Microsoft Windows and PlayStation.

It is a dark and moody arcade racing game, set in futuristic urban environments. The sports cars available for play are reminiscent of vehicles of the era, and also handle more realistically than most other arcade racers of the time. The lack of commentary audio was applauded by game critics as it enhanced the moody racing experience.

The game engine had the ability to produce stunning visuals without the need for hardware accelerated graphics cards. Digital Illusions developed the engine from scratch, where it was also used in S40 Racing.


  • The game was nominated for the BAFTA Interactive award in October 1998 and has so far sold more than one million copies.
  • A sequel was announced by Digital Illusions in December 2000, for the PlayStation 2, only to be quietly cancelled less than two years later.
  • The original PC game disc was a multi-mode CD, containing the game's soundtrack in CD-player friendly format. There are 10 tracks of mostly electronic music, composed by the Swedish video game music composer Olof Gustafsson (also known as Blaizer).

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