Dakar is an annual event organized by the A.S.O that takes place every January, where an arduous and exhausting two weeks of survival and endurance tests the world’s greatest drivers. Dakar Desert Rally is one of only several video games made about this event. The last time we saw a game about it was four years ago with Dakar 18, a solid attempt that didn’t review well. Many improvements can be found here in this year’s game, but it too has its fair share of problems. While it’s true that the issues hold Dakar Desert Rally back from greatness, I maintain that it’s an exhilarating and harrowing style of racing you won’t experience elsewhere.