FlatOut 2 PlayStation 2

User Score
7.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 27 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 27
  2. Negative: 4 out of 27
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  1. Sep 22, 2015
    8
    3 words: the "ragdoll mini-games"! Some chips, a few beers and a friend is all you need to have the time of your life with this hilarious game mode. Drive your car fast to the launching point and press R1 to throw your driver through the front window and into a football goal, basketball hoop, darts board... it's so much (sadistic) fun. Imagine if the games Burnout and Pain had a lovechild3 words: the "ragdoll mini-games"! Some chips, a few beers and a friend is all you need to have the time of your life with this hilarious game mode. Drive your car fast to the launching point and press R1 to throw your driver through the front window and into a football goal, basketball hoop, darts board... it's so much (sadistic) fun. Imagine if the games Burnout and Pain had a lovechild and you'll get an idea how much fun this game mode actually is. Not all of the ragdoll mini-games are equally fun and i wish there were more than only 12. Expand
  2. Dec 20, 2011
    10
    My favourite racing game in 2006. BugBear rulez! Played money hours this game and also at LAN parties. Thumbs up. The Stunts and crashes are great! There should be more stunts, that is my only comment
  3. KarlNordstrom
    Sep 21, 2007
    9
    Everyone has their own reasons for liking different games but this one is my favorite (though I haven't played Flatout 2 yet). I grew up on a farm driving these kinds of cars around the fields and this game takes me back there. I also love the physics in this game. I can feel each tire and the response of the suspension when a tire catches a ditch or other object. I like how thereEveryone has their own reasons for liking different games but this one is my favorite (though I haven't played Flatout 2 yet). I grew up on a farm driving these kinds of cars around the fields and this game takes me back there. I also love the physics in this game. I can feel each tire and the response of the suspension when a tire catches a ditch or other object. I like how there are consequences after crashes, leading to tangible changes in the suspension performance. The races are pretty crazy and fun to play multiplayer. The ragdoll mini-games are hilarious but it would be good to have the option of turning ragdoll off during races. It gets tedious. The two faults of this game are: not being able to drive multiplayer in the demolition derby and only being able to drive one car at a time. (When you switch cars, you lose the value of all the upgrades to your existing car.) I can understand, given a number of faults, why the game is rated lower but, in my opinion, it's still more fun than Burnout. That's why I gave it a 9. Expand
  4. Artgirl777
    Sep 11, 2006
    5
    I can't believe that a driving game doesn't utilize a steering wheel. First flatout used the logitech pro 900 degree wheel, and this one doesn't even use a wheel - what's up with that?
  5. BradC.
    Aug 18, 2006
    9
    Great racing Game. Lots of Fun. Better than the first.
  6. EfeB.
    Jul 11, 2006
    10
    just simply amazing. the physics are just incredible. flat out was great but this one is even better...critics are giving these series such low scores, i have no idea why...they dont even tell you what they dont like...oh its great, oh its so fun...yet their socre is below a 7 out of a 10...this carnage must stop!!!! flat out 2 is so much more advanced than the highest ranked racing games just simply amazing. the physics are just incredible. flat out was great but this one is even better...critics are giving these series such low scores, i have no idea why...they dont even tell you what they dont like...oh its great, oh its so fun...yet their socre is below a 7 out of a 10...this carnage must stop!!!! flat out 2 is so much more advanced than the highest ranked racing games out there, to the point of ridiculousness...simply put: play this game or miss the ride of your life. Expand

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#87 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006
Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 44 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. It's not a radical departure from the original game, which is good, but thoughtful additions like hurling your crash-test dummies through the windscreen online and extra emphasis on exploring the many paths on offer in each track mean that FlatOut 2 is the perfect way to continue driving in high-speed wonky lines.
  2. There’s no getting away from the fact that FlatOut 2 is damned good fun, and will bring you back to the days of Destruction Derby and its ilk. However, as much as we appreciate the tweaks – and that’s really all they are – to the first game, there are still a few too many fundamental flaws which bring out a wail of frustration or a tut as you consider how easily certain annoyances could have been avoided.
  3. It's quite honestly an astounding achievement in terms of the implementation of the physics, which should garner the franchise (and BugBear) further success. It's giant step forward from the original title of 2004.