FlatOut 2 PlayStation 2

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  • Summary: Featuring an enhanced version of the original's physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience. Twice as many vehicles, a more sophisticated career mode,Featuring an enhanced version of the original's physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title the definitive FlatOut experience. Twice as many vehicles, a more sophisticated career mode, additional race environments, double the number of tracks, twice as many mini-games along with brand new and much requested online multiplayer modes are just some of the exhaustive features that are included in FlatOut 2. With more than 5,000 fully destructible objects on every track as well as 40 deformable parts on each vehicle, physical interaction in a racing game is taken to unprecedented heights. With a greater emphasis placed on causing destruction on the track by offering greater rewards, game play will be even more frantic than ever. Drivers will need to tear into competitors' cars, trash the local scenery, litter the track with obstacles, while at the same time trying to concentrate on their own race in a bid to cross the line first. The ever-popular Ragdoll mini-games from the original FlatOut game make a welcome return and are better than ever with 12 Ragdoll events, a Ragdoll Championship and full online support. New Ragdoll events include basketball, baseball and royal flush cards. [Empire Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 22 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. It may remind you of Burnout, but this is no wannabe or knock-off. It’s a solid racer with lots of destruction, good physics, and awesome online play.
  2. 83
    One hell of a fun racing game. Sure, many of its elements feel a tad generic, like the track and character design, but what it really comes down to is the racing itself and Bugbear has done a great job at drawing a line between control and complete chaos.
  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.
  4. FlatOut 2 seems a little too slick for its own good in spots, but it still manages to provide plenty of destructive racing fun.
  5. 70
    With everything ultimately both bigger and better, with more destruction, and much more depth, Bugbear Entertainment are coming ever close to a winner. If the handling is tightened, and the rest of the game makes another healthy step forward, another sequel on the next generation of consoles could be the first certain winner.
  6. 70
    The handling is a little floaty and the game hasn’t really evolved, but when you’re having fun you’re unlikely to care all that much at all.
  7. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    52
    Flatout 2 is pretty much like the first "Flatout", which was pretty much like a poor man's "Burnout". [Sept. 2006, p.98]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 6
  2. Negative: 0 out of 6
  1. 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 areMy 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 Collapse
  2. 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 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
  3. BradC.
    Aug 18, 2006
    9
    Great racing Game. Lots of Fun. Better than the first.
  4. 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 upEveryone 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
  5. 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 game3 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
  6. 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 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? Expand

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#87 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2006