Metascore
23

Generally unfavorable reviews - based on 22 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 20 out of 22
  1. Jan 23, 2012
    1
    This game is not just boring – it's disgusting to play.
  2. Jan 5, 2012
    20
    Flatout 3 does wind up having one mildly redeeming feature: it won't screw up your computer when you inevitably delete it in disgust.
  3. Jan 19, 2012
    10
    An unforgivable defamation of the FlatOut series. [February 2012, p.66]
  4. Jan 6, 2012
    10
    Bugbear built the FlatOut brand, and bred a following on a balance of silly stunts, destructible environments and rewards. It crafted the game's zanier side with care, with the aim of keeping players invested in its often cheap kicks. Team6 has abandoned that manifesto in favour of haphazard thrills via haphazard design. As a result, FlatOut 3 crashes and burns.
  5. Jan 5, 2012
    10
    It is not bad in the way that a game like Boiling Point is bad, where things coalesce into a kind of awful greatness. This is a tacky and technically incompetent production with no redeeming features whatsoever, devoid of fun and an insult to the name it bears. Flatout once burned bright, but now is gone - and if there is a driving hell, this is surely it.
  6. Jan 9, 2012
    40
    The jam of optional game modes helps a little to forget the botched gameplay of the main race, but can't save Flatout 3: Chaos & Destruction from the shame of a production that screams vengeance thinking to the never-ending holidays where talented developers like Bizarre are forced.
  7. Feb 15, 2012
    20
    Flatout 3 doesn't come close to the glory of the former games in the series. This game manages to throw everything that makes Flatout great out of the window. Forget this title.
  8. Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Some games are so bad they're good (for a laugh, at least). FlatOut 3 is just plain bad. [March 2012, p.102]
  9. Jan 23, 2012
    10
    There may be something sexual in watching a car with no artificial intelligence banging on rocks with its bumper – that's what new Flatout is all about. It's about foolishness, disrespect and defective work. A game so confusing and so uncontrollable would succeed on the market only if buyers were incredibly naive and they pre-ordered the game after just seeing its well-known title.
  10. Dec 22, 2011
    50
    Oddly enough, it's the chaos and destruction that derail FlatOut 3.
  11. Dec 28, 2011
    20
    Not surprising. There isn't much to play or buy here. Between its obsolete visuals, dead vehicle dynamics, atrocious AI, and deserted multiplayer lobbies, Flatout 3 is a decided waste of time and space.
  12. Dec 19, 2011
    31
    The subtitle of Flatout 3 is "Chaos & Destruction". Quite appropriate: This impudence sparked in me an unexpected destructive frenzy so far. And after throwing my gamepad about twentyseventimes through my office, it was also there, indeed, pretty chaotic. The subtitle, however, remains the only promise that redeems Flatout 3 - the rest is utter misnomer. Here is pursued, in the most shameless way, to flog off an abysmal racing game with a known name to unsuspecting fans of the series. Flatout has not deserved this!
  13. Feb 21, 2012
    50
    It's not the premise that works against Flatout 3 being a good game, it's the implementation. Terribly weak AI and amorphous car control distract from what could have been an enjoyable vehicular riot.
  14. 30
    Despite to first two enjoyable episodes FlatOut 3 sets out its own way – unfortunately, what a way to a waste container. A.I., driving model, boring races… almost everything is as bad as it gets. [Jan 2012]
  15. Jan 15, 2012
    10
    The gaming equivalent of a Reliant Robin, except with none of the character or entertainment value - just a grand tour of everything you could possibly get wrong in a driving game.
  16. Jan 4, 2012
    40
    Flatout 3 is a total failure. There no career mode and the races are chaotic and unplayable. Don't play it.
  17. Feb 23, 2012
    28
    This is an immense disservice to the Flatout franchise, and one that makes Flatout 2 look like a vehicular ballet. [Apr 2012, p.72]
  18. Jan 18, 2012
    44
    Terrible physics, shoddy controls and unfair AI-Opponents bury the once great Flatout series under a pile of Chaos & Destruction.
  19. Feb 13, 2012
    38
    FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction crashes and burns. Mediocre at best, unplayable at worst, the title disappoints in all the key areas that made the previous FlatOut games enjoyable. [Feb 2012]
  20. Jan 12, 2012
    30
    A lot of ideas developed in a bad and very quickly way, without a real beta testing. Although several patches have been released, the game is still a failure.
  21. Feb 23, 2012
    15
    Avoid this game at all cost! Don't even think about buying this it. FlatOut 3: Chaos and Destruction is pure garbage!
User Score
3.6

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 252 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 90
  2. Negative: 65 out of 90
  1. Dec 13, 2011
    1
    This game sucks big time!

    The overall speed of the game seems too fast compared to Flatout 1+2, the controlls and the handling is so messed
    This game sucks big time!

    The overall speed of the game seems too fast compared to Flatout 1+2, the controlls and the handling is so messed up (even worst then Ridge Racer), the graphics look terrible (it's DX9 but no FXAA??? AA or AF????), heavy performance problems, no deforming cars, the menu looks so cheap on 1080p and above, no carrier, no actual tournaments, the cars all look like alien ships, no localisation not even the menu.

    29,99 for this piece of s***? Better hire some guys from Bugbear and do it right! I will stick with Flatout 2.
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  2. Dec 13, 2011
    3
    This is a poor man's Flatout. Made by the same team that made the horrible port Wii port of Flatout and not the original dev house Bugbear.This is a poor man's Flatout. Made by the same team that made the horrible port Wii port of Flatout and not the original dev house Bugbear. Graphically, this is very close to Wii level. They try to mask it by using very heavy bloom & motion blur but all for naught. The car models are poor and do not break in a fashion that was expected from a PC version of Flatout. As far as gameplay is concerned there aren't many redeeming qualities. The player car gets destroyed much easier than the CPU cars, the environments are nowhere near as creative as the previous games and the car handling is HORRIBLE. The cars feel the same, no matter what car you choose. Oh, there's no career mode either. As an added insult to the fans on earlier Flatout games and their great handling of car physics, these cars bounce around like crazy after hitting obstacles. There's nothing that reminds me of reality when it comes to the physics in this game.

    All in all, this is a very poor attempt at using a well know name for a quick cash grab. If you want a REAL Flatout experience with polished graphics, sounds and gameplay, you'd do well to buy Flatout: Ultimate Carnage or Flatout 2 instead.

    This game's a joke. A bad one at that.
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  3. Dec 14, 2011
    0
    First, I cried over the **** menu, then i manned up, and decided to start a race to let the game shows what it has. Well... oh hell yeah itFirst, I cried over the **** menu, then i manned up, and decided to start a race to let the game shows what it has. Well... oh hell yeah it showed me.... I puked in my mouth, and cried again.
    How can you pull a game like that out of your ass on pc... It's not even good enough for smart phones... Everything is made of **** Speed feeling, graphics (LOL), everything.... I can't even say what kind of car I was driving... It looked like a big fridge. This game is a pathetic excuse for an emo to cut his veins or anything that hit rock bottom in this world.
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