Metascore
70

Mixed or average reviews - based on 30 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 18 out of 30
  2. Negative: 4 out of 30
  1. The racing is fun for a while, and the appeal of launching your driver like a human dart can’t be denied, but even those who love that aspect wish you could skip the drawn out animation after awhile.
  2. When a racing game's gimmick relies on un-seat-belted drivers forcibly ejected through windshields during crashes, you know you're in trouble. [Aug 2005, p.110]
  3. FlatOut has all the makings of a great budget games, except that it's not great and that it's not budget priced.
  4. Unfortunately, when it comes to actual racing, FlatOut is about as interesting as a public service announcement for seatbelts.
User Score
8.5

Generally favorable reviews- based on 15 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 1 out of 5
  1. DragonKnightofFinalFantasy
    Aug 4, 2005
    4
    The graphics are good I thought they looked nice. The sound was nice as well sounds pretty average so far.......now the gameplay thats were it fall flat on its face. Besides the mini-games and the demolition derby style stuff was okay the racing which is supposed to be the point of most driving games is frustrating and boring to get even close to your oppenents is to use Nitrus and to do that you have to hit stuff slowing you down taking you all the way to last place with everyone way ahead of you, you have to get to first. Oh yay. This was so annoying and the only way to get the mini-games is to race and its not worth it. Rent it if you fell like you need to but I wouldn't advise it. Full Review »
  2. SanttuR.
    Jul 18, 2005
    10
    Very Good!!!
  3. MarkoE.
    May 17, 2005
    10
    Perrkeleen kovaa menoa.. Kyllä me suomessakin osataan :D aright.. flatout rlz.