Vigilante 8 is a vehicular combat game developed by Luxoflux and published by Activision. The player can choose between a number of drivers divided by two groups; the Vigilantes who are good and the Coyotes who are evil. In the second installment, the player can choose someone in a third group called the Drifters. The game takes place in 1975. There is an oil crisis in the south-western part of the USA. A company called OMAR (Oil Monopoly Alliance Regime) plans to steal all of the oil. They want as much of the US destroyed as possible so they have a better chance at succeeding.
There were probably more Vigilante 8 games planned, but the developer Luxoflux went out of business.
The Vigilante 8 series take place in the 70's, so there is naturally many disco tunes. However, both games in the series contain rock-based themes as well.
The Nintendo 64 versions of both games have differing soundtracks than the DreamCast/Playstation versions of the games, save for the title theme. This was due to two main reasons; one being that the audio hardware on the Nintendo 64 was limited compared to the DreamCast/PlayStation's CD audio. Also, different composers were assigned to the Nintendo 64 and DreamCast/PlayStation versions.
The first game lists the songs by number, and the second game gives official song titles to the songs, save for the music used in the cutscenes. Also, because the PlayStation version uses RedBook audio, the music can be inserted into a CD player and played.
Vigilante 8: Second Offense
- Vigilante 8: Second Offense (DC)
- Vigilante 8: Second Offense (N64)
- Vigilante 8: Second Offense (PS1)