FlatOut PC

Metascore
72

Mixed or average reviews - based on 21 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 21
  2. Negative: 2 out of 21
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  1. The handling is remarkable, and the fact the tracks are littered with obstacles that bounce and crash realistically makes it all the more fun. Throw in excellent damage modelling and it's plain to see that this game has nailed the core mechanics of an addictive racer perfectly.
  2. The AI of the other drivers is extremely good and can almost have you believing that you are racing against other humans.
  3. I’d like to thank BugBear for finally spending the time to deliver a fantastic damage model in a racing game.
  4. A solid bit of destruction derby/road racing hybrid madness that’s well worth picking up. Bugbear has the tools and talent to make the next game even better and I’ll definitely be along for that ride.
  5. A fun racing title with excellent graphics, good music, and a novel use of rag-doll and environmental physics that work quite well during races and bonus games. Its tracks are challenging and varied.
  6. The ‘instant gratification’ test from Flatout is very high which is always a good marker. Flatout does not profess to be anything but an out and out ‘revving foot on the pedal and try to waste the opposition’ game.
  7. I haven’t had this much fun with a driving game since the first "Driver" game was released for Playstation 1.
  8. FlatOut doesn't have nearly enough variety in its tracks. Though the layouts will change (sometimes only slightly), there are only a few landscapes, and they do get repetitive. This minor complaint aside, FlatOut is a great arcade-style racer.
  9. The racing's solid, but the AI needs work and the lack of internet play is inexcusable.
  10. It's a shame, because the action can be hugely entertaining, but without a satisfying structure to hold it all together, FlatOut is at best a fun diversion. [PC Zone]
  11. For those who just want to race fast, wreck hard, and look good doing it, FlatOut fits the bill.
  12. PC Gamer
    75
    An unapologetic arcade smash-'em-up that gets the important stuff right. [Aug 2005, p.70]
  13. PC Format
    74
    Fast, fun, and tasteless, but too many misfires to make it a winner. [Christmas 2004, p.108]
  14. Edge Magazine
    70
    This is a game that’s as riotously entertaining as it is viciously random... It’s gleeful automobile slapstick, but not for anyone who values skill and achievement more than taking a wrecking ball to their opponents’ racing lines. [Dec 2005, p.114]
  15. 70
    Multiplayer is the business and the bonus modes will be played for months to come. Too bad full online isn't in this PC version.
  16. Play Magazine
    70
    Upgrades on the variety of cars gradually up the speeds and intensity. [Aug 2005, p.50]
  17. 60
    Like a miniature fashion model: short, quite pretty, and as insubstantial as it is fun.
  18. 60
    FlatOut basically feels like a slightly more frustrating successor to the original "Destruction Derby" series on the PlayStation 1 (well, the first two games).
  19. 60
    A respectable weekend time-waster. It's got enough going on to fill a late night or two, and not so much that many gamers will pine for it when it's gone.
  20. Unfortunately, when it comes to actual racing, FlatOut is about as interesting as a public service announcement for seatbelts.
  21. FlatOut has all the makings of a great budget games, except that it's not great and that it's not budget priced.
User Score
7.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 135 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 2 out of 26
  1. CliftonM.
    May 1, 2007
    10
    This is a very fun game to just screw around in and bust stuff up.
  2. meme
    Aug 4, 2005
    10
    If you don't like this game you are gay...no its not your opinion you are a flaming homosexual if you do not like this game thast rightIf you don't like this game you are gay...no its not your opinion you are a flaming homosexual if you do not like this game thast right Cheat Code Central you bunch of homos, noobs nubs you dont know shit about good games.. what is not entertaining about a ragdoll flying out of a window Maxim online you need to be pissed on. Adam Sessler and Morgan Webb shut the hell up in Tech tv you pieces of homo Full Review »
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Collapse Full Review »