POD - Planet of Death is a futuristic racing game for Windows released by Ubisoft in 1997. The game is set in the distant future on the planet Io. A mining accident unleashes a virus from within the planet on its inhabitants, causing widespread panic. After most of the population escapes the planet, a few survivors remain on Io, with only one ship remaining. The survivors soup up cars which they race in tournaments, the winner of the final tournament taking the last ship and escaping to safety, leaving the others to die.
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