With the Twisted Metal series lying dormant, and Vigilante 8's resurrection being limited to an XBLA version of the original game, car combat hasn't gotten much love in a while. Enter Scrap Metal, a car combat game that takes the genre's standard formula and changes it up a bit. Instead of massive worlds to wage war in, you're confined to smaller arena-sized areas.
Also, instead of just having a vehicular war with the last driver left standing amid a ton of gunfire, you can also have more traditional races and demolition derbies that take place in smaller venues. Both of these modes allow gunfire, but it's secondary, whereas in the regular car combat mode, it's a necessity to survive. During races, the gameplay is nearly identical to the old Super Sprint or Off-Road arcade racers with the overhead perspective.