The first game released by Remedy Entertainment, for MS-DOS.
Death Rally is a top-down racing game. Okay, that's just about everything what I can tell - from game point of view, it's a fairly typical "racing game with weapons and no sportsmanship". =)
There are many different tracks (each has pretty cool graphics), many different cars (the one most people start with looks a lot like VW Bug...), many, er, options to advance in the races (fixing car, or "fixing" other racers' cars...)
Remedy is a company with demoscene roots, and this game still shows a lot from that side - the game uses somewhat cool demo effects (pick up a mushroom and you'll see =)
(Oh, and Duke Nukem is racing there, too! =)