Vangers Review

The Vangers Review explores the surreal Russian racing and role-playing game that remains a cult classic. It may also be titled as Vangers One for the Road depending on who you talk to.
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00:00 - Intro
00:47 - Game Premise
1:44 - What?
2:37 - Gameplay Mechanics
3:54 - Visuals
5:47 - Vehicles & Further Mechanics
10:36 - Story & Writing
12:59 - Conclusions
14:27 - Credits


  1. MandaloreGaming


    3 жилийн өмнө

    Vangers on GOG - gog.la/WhatTheHellAmIDriving THE LIST - docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1_K3ziSxT9zcUUGCddS4sF1uNJTWHSbOwB1CQX2Rx4Uo The GOG version includes the soundtrack and game manual. Steam does not so if you get that version for the sake of your sanity find a manual pdf.

    • ты кринж

      ты кринж

      3 сарын өмнө

      Infernals are waching you

    • WingMaster562


      3 сарын өмнө

      What is the music at the end credits?

    • dengamleidiot


      5 сарын өмнө

      "ody-night! ody-night!"

    • Aetheria Rain

      Aetheria Rain

      7 сарын өмнө

      We are waiting for the review "Perimeter"

    • Pyro-Moloch


      3 жилийн өмнө

      Murat Emkuzhev hey, can I contact you anywhere??

  2. Clause Luger

    Clause Luger

    Цагийн өмнө

    I learned the entire russian language, just to understand this game... And now I see the f*cking english language version of this game... I wasted too much time of my short life.

  3. Durema


    3 өдрийн өмнө

    Btw whenever your vehicle are hit the camera does 360. Most drivers shot you multiple times so good luck watching your screen going brrr

  4. Thomas MacDonald

    Thomas MacDonald

    8 өдрийн өмнө

    It's pretty impressive how they baked a claymation aesthetic into voxels. IMO, that by itself is worth the asking price... IDK how or why but the animation sort of reminds me of the original Gumby and claymation kids shows of the era. Edit: what's impressive to me aside from the above is that the devs are still actively updating it. That's awesome! We're talking the studio released the game in 98 and in 2021 they're still doing things for it.

  5. cristhianmlr


    9 өдрийн өмнө

    Vangers the Avengers Bangers

  6. X marks the spot

    X marks the spot

    9 өдрийн өмнө

    The story sounds like Stargate that show that used to come on.

  7. JanakLegion


    10 өдрийн өмнө

    You should review Ys I&II

  8. Kastrenzo


    15 өдрийн өмнө

    this is beyond fucked up

  9. Three Mountains Gaming

    Three Mountains Gaming

    16 өдрийн өмнө


  10. Zhanna Reich

    Zhanna Reich

    17 өдрийн өмнө

    Probably surviving alien from Tunguska "meteor" just felt nostalgic and homesick. And decided use his space shekels to make game.

  11. Kizunaut


    26 өдрийн өмнө

    This setting, these graphics and it's a....driving game

  12. Intorsus Volo

    Intorsus Volo

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    I’ve had nightmares just like this.

  13. X37V_ Freecazoid

    X37V_ Freecazoid

    26 өдрийн өмнө

    Мистер Бебей передаёт вам привет

  14. verzocktes


    Сарын өмнө

    Wait wtf I think I own this game

  15. Azr


    Сарын өмнө


  16. CalgarGTX


    Сарын өмнө

    I remember playing this game back in the day, it was so bizarre, so unique and so brutal. Bigger cars with rocket launchers could come out of nowhere and take your lunch money basically... They had so many unique terms and vocabulary, I have no idea wtf they were thinking when they made it. Many bugs too, but I still liked it !

  17. Reno Fox

    Reno Fox

    Сарын өмнө

    I absolutely love the setting and the completely unique world, but unfortunately the game was too russian for my taste. They don't believe in "fun" and "enjoyable" like western games do, so I wish someone did a less randomly unfair version of this.

  18. Prometheus


    Сарын өмнө

    Wait...? Russian is a Side effect of a medical prescription? Everything makes sense now! xD

  19. guy man

    guy man

    Сарын өмнө

    Oh man, I just noticed that the game made fun of Mandy not paying attention and therefore being confused pretty close to the start: "I see you're too dumb to listen to me. What are you worth, you worthless piece of trash." Спасибо, Липкий!

  20. Anne Dank

    Anne Dank

    Сарын өмнө

    The art style gives me severe nostalgia and i cant recall why

  21. MegaKillBot


    Сарын өмнө

    Култовая игра, в девстве ничего не понял и бросил. Но я вырос, и по итогу прошёл полностью, около года назад )))

  22. zombieowen


    2 сарын өмнө

    I remember seeing this hyped in EGM. I rented it one time, and I could not figure out what to do or what was going on for the life of me. I still don't have a good grasp on what you do. But I love the overhead, 3D, voxel style.

  23. crewmate


    2 сарын өмнө

    I hope the fanbase calls themselves: Vanger Boys

  24. GG LagMaster

    GG LagMaster

    2 сарын өмнө

    What is the name of the song on the end? I know if from somewhere.....

  25. Jonathan Clements

    Jonathan Clements

    2 сарын өмнө

    the real first strand type game

  26. Adam Jorgensen

    Adam Jorgensen

    2 сарын өмнө

    Perimeter was awesome

  27. Твоя Жизнь

    Твоя Жизнь

    2 сарын өмнө

    2:24 gachi gachi gachi

  28. xj770HUN


    2 сарын өмнө

    Well... Thank you for the nightmares... :D

  29. anothga


    2 сарын өмнө

    I haven't heard that music at the end in a long time.

  30. DrEsquizoide


    2 сарын өмнө

    I didn't even know F24 was a thing

  31. Jaxgem


    2 сарын өмнө

    delivering boxes... vangers was the first strand type game.

  32. Ϯϯ[ÃŖŦԱŔ ҡắҏѻ4]ϯϮ

    Ϯϯ[ÃŖŦԱŔ ҡắҏѻ4]ϯϮ

    2 сарын өмнө

    Русские вы где? Начнём бомбить комментарии этого видео.

  33. Nikita Chumachenko

    Nikita Chumachenko

    3 сарын өмнө

    When you're a Russian child in the late 90s early 2000s you have no nintendo, no playstation, no nothing. All you have is gothic, CS 1.6, and this.

    • mazanakaUA


      20 өдрийн өмнө

      HoMM 3: SoD too. And Red Alert 2 with video cutscenes ripped. And D2 (also without cutscenes)

    • Arkady Zhelezniak

      Arkady Zhelezniak

      27 өдрийн өмнө

      And Дальнобойщики.

  34. Egor Sukhorukoff

    Egor Sukhorukoff

    3 сарын өмнө

    genre: pain

  35. jaggoff


    3 сарын өмнө

    Welcome to HR Geiger elite dangerous

  36. FyrexNL


    3 сарын өмнө

    I'm less then 10 sec. into this video and I'm already terrified. Send help.

  37. Sd.Kfz.222


    3 сарын өмнө

    KDV Labs, the developers of Vangers, later released prequels (?) under the name "Perimeter". Maybe you're interested to check them out -- they are kinda less bizarre.

  38. TahiShengaming


    3 сарын өмнө

    That random Swat 4 ost though

  39. Raptakula


    3 сарын өмнө

    Ты что там бормочешь, навозник?

  40. guy man

    guy man

    3 сарын өмнө

    What mandalore doesn't mention is that you can commit planetary genocide. I won't say how, though, you should figure it out on your own.

  41. Julian r

    Julian r

    3 сарын өмнө

    I think THIS is the first strand-type game.

  42. Qwufi


    3 сарын өмнө

    I had the demo for this. I had no ideawhat is going on but I played it over and over again.

  43. Ribbons0121 R121

    Ribbons0121 R121

    3 сарын өмнө

    i love how theres a section just called "what?"

  44. Ribbons0121 R121

    Ribbons0121 R121

    3 сарын өмнө

    how do you keep finding amazing games ive never heard of in my entire life

  45. StPetersburgOneLove


    3 сарын өмнө


  46. Senya Borovikov

    Senya Borovikov

    3 сарын өмнө

    Honestly, I think we can promote Mandalore to honorary Russian, now that he's beaten Pathologic, Pathologic 2, Vangers and all three S.T.A.L.K.E.R games.

  47. Искандер Мугинов

    Искандер Мугинов

    4 сарын өмнө

    Perimeter Geometry of war... waiting

  48. colinmoriarty


    4 сарын өмнө

    What was the the credits music from mandalore. What’s it from

  49. Kopperhed


    4 сарын өмнө

    I'm reminded of that episode from Space Dandy. Yeah, that episode. I wonder which came first.

  50. Jääkiekko Iso Mies

    Jääkiekko Iso Mies

    4 сарын өмнө

    Hah the game really is buggy

  51. SierraSierraFoxtrot


    4 сарын өмнө

    It's really confusing to hear you says "Vangers" with a soft G... I think that's wrong.

  52. A. V.

    A. V.

    4 сарын өмнө

    Man, I used to love playing this game as a kid. I remember making Vanger cars out of Legos too. Gotta reinstall it

  53. Frisky Django

    Frisky Django

    4 сарын өмнө

    This is known as the first “Stranding” type game

  54. Brando's Grasses On

    Brando's Grasses On

    4 сарын өмнө

    What's up with the meet&fck music at the end of the video? Lol hahaha I still love that pick. Keep it up man!

  55. OdysseyHome


    5 сарын өмнө

    "Some of them are doing some very human activities"... ...wait is that mutant having a wank?

  56. Korusho


    5 сарын өмнө

    Excuse me, what, Perimeter was a PREQUEL TO THIS MESS??? WHAT?

  57. EzraeL91


    5 сарын өмнө

    14:04 It's free hentai time

  58. Еба Лай

    Еба Лай

    5 сарын өмнө

    Бибурат члену рад

  59. Ragadabah


    5 сарын өмнө

    I've been looking for this game for years!

  60. Patrick O'Grady

    Patrick O'Grady

    5 сарын өмнө

    The first Strand game?

  61. bsedhs


    5 сарын өмнө

    why no spoilers... :(

  62. MrTyphoon


    5 сарын өмнө

    So this is like Hollow Knight x Death Stranding?

  63. K G

    K G

    5 сарын өмнө

    There's so much detail that i feel like this could be first or third person and still look natural... if natural is a word that fits with this game

  64. hunt2334


    5 сарын өмнө

    Wait, wait, wait, this is moving to fast. So, is this a racing game?

  65. Sir Ezreal

    Sir Ezreal

    5 сарын өмнө

    oh my god I played this when I was like 8 yr old and had no fkin clue how to get pass the green lvl so I've been just driving around shooting stuff untill I got bored xD, had no internet back then so nobody to ask, so now I know how other levels look like thanks man :D

  66. rot candidate

    rot candidate

    5 сарын өмнө

    the "what" section really fits and even the save agrees

  67. Sissine


    5 сарын өмнө

    Death stranding wasn't the first

  68. No Lives Matter

    No Lives Matter

    5 сарын өмнө

    What is that thumbnail change tho

  69. Oke Doge

    Oke Doge

    5 сарын өмнө

    This review also works for Bannerlord

  70. Calamity2007


    5 сарын өмнө

    Vangers: One of those games that fascinate me to watch and maybe try but I would probably be too frustrated to play much.

  71. Warden-Sisyphus


    5 сарын өмнө

    Omfg! I remember playing the demo for this at least a few times, really weird but also something cool about it

  72. SevenDeadlySquids


    5 сарын өмнө

    When is the Reader Rabbit review coming?

  73. TTHJJD100


    6 сарын өмнө

    I ABSOLUTELY love perimeter and I had no idea this game existed or that it's a prequel to this. I'm glad I now know

  74. UltimaHelz


    6 сарын өмнө

    Old thumbnail was better...

  75. Ryan Karuna

    Ryan Karuna

    6 сарын өмнө

    0:54 Where the fuck is 'F24' button?

    • Madhijz


      5 сарын өмнө

      check the other side of your keyboard. It's right there next to the any key.

  76. Máté Tüzér

    Máté Tüzér

    6 сарын өмнө

    Does anybody know the story, because I tried to look it up on the net, but could hardly find anything, even less gameplays. Yeah, Mandi talked about how these became what they are now, but what's happening during the gameplay?

    • Askold Kr

      Askold Kr

      5 сарын өмнө

      The story is bizarre like a game itself. It's close to impossible to explain, what is really happens here. You need to play and get all of three ending for understanding.

  77. Average Joesson

    Average Joesson

    6 сарын өмнө

    What was the credit music? I remember that it's the same music that was part of a "Meru the Succubus" porno before Skuddbutt or whatever his name is managed to find VAs and complete the OVA.

  78. Patryk Żukowski

    Patryk Żukowski

    6 сарын өмнө

    I was one of the people who played this game when they were very young, but to be honest, all kinds of weird games were releasing at that time, so I was kinda accustomed to seeing weird shit and Vangers, while still cryptic, wasn't all that weird to me back then. Today, though, it looks to me like a fucking LSD trip seasoned with a cremated alien from another dimension.

  79. Ultimate Scrotum

    Ultimate Scrotum

    6 сарын өмнө

    So basically this game is a buggy mess....literally!

  80. Kaga


    6 сарын өмнө

    anyone know the ending song?

  81. Kaga


    6 сарын өмнө

    "they are like g.i joe cars if the designer had voices in his head" got me

  82. Daring Dave

    Daring Dave

    6 сарын өмнө

    hey mandalore have you done a kotr game yet?

  83. Angus McLean

    Angus McLean

    6 сарын өмнө

    Did this get an updated thumbnail?

    • No Lives Matter

      No Lives Matter

      5 сарын өмнө


  84. Alibey Bal

    Alibey Bal

    6 сарын өмнө


  85. Deus Ex Machina

    Deus Ex Machina

    6 сарын өмнө

    >tfw Russians created a strand game before Kojima thought of it and did it better

  86. Cowboy Tanaka

    Cowboy Tanaka

    6 сарын өмнө

    This looks amazing. Crazy. Wow.

  87. UndyingNephalim


    6 сарын өмнө

    Perimeter is just as bonkers as this game. You know you've found a gem of an RTS when a level has you terraform a giant pizza or pages of the Bible to construct your bases on.

  88. Dezert Punk

    Dezert Punk

    6 сарын өмнө

    Honestly thought I dreamed this game

  89. pigment peddler

    pigment peddler

    6 сарын өмнө


  90. Patrick Macken

    Patrick Macken

    6 сарын өмнө

    6:20 Should've said "He'll bug out".

  91. Илиан Тодоров

    Илиан Тодоров

    6 сарын өмнө

    So Hideo Kojima ripped this off to make Death Stranding, figures.

  92. dr macreme

    dr macreme

    6 сарын өмнө

    i feel like who ever liked this game as a kid there favorate starburst flavor is orange

  93. AngryGardenGnome


    6 сарын өмнө

    It kinda reminds me of "A.I.M. Artificial Intelligence Machine", has anyone ever played that?

    • Viktor Vlasov

      Viktor Vlasov

      6 сарын өмнө

      @AngryGardenGnome I'm pretty sure as long as you have 55% in a sector your clan only grows stronger in it but whatever.

    • AngryGardenGnome


      6 сарын өмнө

      A.I.M. racing? yeah was the arcade one, but even 2 was... meh. The story was, ok? i guess... but the gameplay itself was kinda tedious: going around collecting cores, just for them to disappear after 10 minutes. Or killing an entire faction, just to go in another zone, and coming back to them and find that they are back to their original number. Also it had some VERY big game breaking glitches, like one in the zone with the space ship (i can't remember the name of it, was it engineer faction or something? idk) in which I would get launched in the stratosphere for no reason whatsoever, and destroyed by "fall" damage. Also your faction members that follow you, sometime would just wander off to the other side of the map, and get ganked and killed.

    • Viktor Vlasov

      Viktor Vlasov

      6 сарын өмнө

      @AngryGardenGnome wasn't 2 actually ok. And AIM 3 being ugly arcade.

    • AngryGardenGnome


      6 сарын өмнө

      @Viktor Vlasov Really? That's great! I was really disappointed with 2, maybe this time they'll do better.

    • Viktor Vlasov

      Viktor Vlasov

      6 сарын өмнө

      Yes, Russian game to. One of original programmers bought title license from a publisher. Now he works on REAL third AIM game.

  94. Dead25m


    6 сарын өмнө

    Wait, why did they make A Bug's Life into a racing game?

  95. John Jackson

    John Jackson

    6 сарын өмнө

    Oh my god, this is the first game I ever played. Searching about on the internet I was never able to find it so I always just thought I was mis-remembering the name or something, turns out it was just obscure and Russian

  96. InspectrE


    6 сарын өмнө

    Welp. I’m not sleeping tonight probably.

  97. Lt_Kettch


    6 сарын өмнө

    How to spell it right: "va" like in "Wario", "ge" like in "get".

  98. Romy Webster

    Romy Webster

    6 сарын өмнө

    Ah, the prequel to Death Stranding

  99. MawKuvii


    6 сарын өмнө

    2:50 а за главный музон Vigalante 8 тут только царский лайк and for the music of the start menu Vigalante 8 is a special like

  100. Даниил Амиров

    Даниил Амиров

    7 сарын өмнө

    my god dude. lore and wording in this game is just wild its sad that i found the game first time when i was 10 or mb 12 question mark. glad i remember and play through it on youtube) "...слыш!?")