Interstate '82

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Interstate '82
Interstate 82 Cover.PNG
Developer(s) Activision
Publisher(s) Activision
Composer(s) Josh Mancell
Engine Dark Side
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Genre(s) Vehicular combat
Mode(s) Single-player, multiplayer

Interstate '82 is a vehicular combat video game developed and published by Activision exclusively for Microsoft Windows.


The game is set in the southwest United States in an alternate version of the year 1982, during the Reagan Administration. The game is less complex than its predecessor, Interstate '76, lacking the detailed armor and weapon management of the original. Its play-style is closer to console-based vehicular combat games like Twisted Metal, with a single health bar displaying both armor and chassis strength, as opposed to '76's armor/chassis strength system. The vehicle models have been updated to reflect the change in era, and overall, the game has a new wave feel, with several hitherto-unreleased Devo songs being on the soundtrack, as opposed to the first game's funk-inspired style.

Interstate '82 features a story-mode like its predecessor, with one new option: the player can exit his vehicle and enter another, adding some strategy to the game's storyline. Another new addition is the ability to skin the new vehicle models.


Six years after Groove Champion and his allies avenged his sister's murder, the former hero has gone missing. The player takes on the role of Taurus, Groove's former partner, as he tries to discover where his friend has gone, uncovering a conspiracy leading all the way to the very top of the American government.


Aggregate score
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 62%[1]
Review scores
Publication Score
CGW 2/5 stars[2]
Eurogamer 6/10[3]
GamePro 3.5/5 stars[4]
Game Revolution B[5]
GameSpot 6.2/10[6]
GameSpy 81%[7]
GameZone 7/10[8]
IGN 6.9/10[9]
PC Gamer (UK) 34%[10]
PC Gamer (US) 68%[11]

The game received a bit more mixed reviews than the original according to the review aggregation website GameRankings.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Interstate '82 for PC". GameRankings. 
  2. ^ Green, Jeff (February 2000). "Through Being Cool (Interstate '82 Review)" (PDF). Computer Gaming World (187): 136. Retrieved May 7, 2017. 
  3. ^ Richards, Geoff (January 18, 2000). "Interstate '82". Eurogamer. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  4. ^ Saltzman, Marc (December 17, 1999). "Interstate '82 Review for PC on". GamePro. Archived from the original on February 9, 2005. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  5. ^ Johnny B. (December 1999). "Interstate '82 Review". Game Revolution. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gerstmann, Jeff (November 30, 1999). "Interstate '82 Review". GameSpot. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  7. ^ Misak, John "Damfer" (January 15, 2000). "Interstate '82 [title mislabeled as "Silhouette Mirage"; date mislabeled as "January 15, 1999"]". GameSpy. Archived from the original on August 15, 2000. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  8. ^ Lafferty, Michael (December 22, 1999). "Interstate '82 Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on October 1, 2008. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 
  9. ^ Blevins, Tal (November 29, 1999). "Interstate '82". IGN. 
  10. ^ "Interstate '82". PC Gamer UK. 2000. 
  11. ^ Poole, Stephen (2000). "Interstate '82". PC Gamer. Archived from the original on March 15, 2006. Retrieved May 6, 2017. 

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