FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage Xbox 360

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  • Summary: FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to utilize and take advantage of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of the Xbox 360 to produce an entirely new FlatOut experience. Features include: 12 cars racing on screen up fromFlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is rebuilt from the ground up and specifically developed to utilize and take advantage of the additional feature sets and improved processing ability of the Xbox 360 to produce an entirely new FlatOut experience. Features include: 12 cars racing on screen up from eight cars in FlatOut 2; Five all-new single player and two all-new Xbox Live multiplayer modes including ‘Hunter & Prey’, ‘Beat The Bomb’ and ‘Frag Derby’; Downloadable content support; Widescreen HD resolution (1280x720); Dynamic lighting and shadowing with real-time environment mapping on all vehicles; Increased polygon count, 20,000 per vehicle as opposed to 5,000 in FlatOut 2; 7,000-8,000 dynamic objects per track, up from 5,000 in FlatOut 2; Dynamic shadow maps for every single moving and static 3D object on each circuit; Parallax mapping for skid marks used in the off-road tracks and mud surfaces; Improved particle effects, e.g. dust, dirt, smoke and water. [Empire Interactive] Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 90
    It's a game with a huge sense of fun, it knows what gamers want and isn't ashamed to deliver it in spades. Its unforgiving elastic band AI and relatively steep learning curve may put some people off but they'll be missing out on one of the most enjoyable racers around and should be taunted accordingly.
  2. A likeable mixture of wheel-to-wheel racing and extreme racing modes is sure to satisfy the Alpha-male motorsports fan. The A.I. is a bit suspect, however.
  3. Games Master UK
    85
    It's "Flatout 2," given a seriously pretty makeover and superior solidity. Win! [Aug 2007, p.77]
  4. Overall, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is a really good 'had a crappy day at the office and need to blow off some steam' game. There is enough solid racing action and wanton destruction to appeal to fans of all ages and just about any genre.
  5. Although the game has minor flaws, it is largely an exciting racer that offers huge thrills and spills.
  6. While it’s not like you’re tearing up Forza 2-quality looking rides, the step up to the next generation makes all the flying debris and mayhem pretty alluring.
  7. 60
    Undeniably fun. It’s also incredibly derivative and still, after three tries, flawed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 23 out of 27
  2. Negative: 1 out of 27
  1. Oct 25, 2010
    10
    An underrated classic. Good graphics, great physics. The party games are insanely addictive and the core racing is solid too. AnAn underrated classic. Good graphics, great physics. The party games are insanely addictive and the core racing is solid too. An exceptional addition to the racing genre. Expand
  2. Dusty.L
    Aug 27, 2007
    10
    This has to be the best Racer (arcade) on the xbox 360 for on and off line play, I haven
  3. IanC.
    Jun 24, 2007
    10
    Really really really really really good! Fast, adrenaline fuelled, FUN, three different race classes, very interesting tracks design, Really really really really really good! Fast, adrenaline fuelled, FUN, three different race classes, very interesting tracks design, innovative mini-games that involve hurling your driver through the windscreen for all sorts of reasons, and (almost as an aside to my amazement) it has the beautiful beautiful destruction derby bowls or carnage that I remember from my youth. This game plays like a dream both on and off line, if you even nearly like driving games you need this. My copy of DiRT became instantly obsolete, Flatout UC is my new obsession. Expand
  4. ZacM
    Nov 13, 2008
    10
    Best racing game on the XBOX 360, if any you like the old Burnouts before then went open world and all 'EA' silly this game is for Best racing game on the XBOX 360, if any you like the old Burnouts before then went open world and all 'EA' silly this game is for you, but even more fun. Stick with it, its hard at first then just gets amazing. The AI is not that bad really, good enough to have a fight with. Its also an amazing technical feat. Expand
  5. DanB.
    Jun 25, 2007
    9
    Make no mistake this game is worth your money. It looks awesome, plays great and is very addictive. Yes it can be frustrating bit in a way Make no mistake this game is worth your money. It looks awesome, plays great and is very addictive. Yes it can be frustrating bit in a way that keeps you coming back to it time over. The sheer amount going on during races is incredible and it has brilliant online modes. Just play the destruction derby deathmatch mode (complete with powerups) and try to not smile continuously. Brilliant game - up there with the cream of 360 racing titles - buy it. Expand
  6. Andyman
    Nov 28, 2007
    9
    Yeah OK, so it's more than a little similar to FlatOut 2 on the original Xbox (some might even say this is just FlatOut 2.5, but hey). Yeah OK, so it's more than a little similar to FlatOut 2 on the original Xbox (some might even say this is just FlatOut 2.5, but hey). So its career progression hasn't evolved much either. So its CPU racers are still more than a little cheap. Yeah, so frickin' what! The point of FlatOut (in case you missed it) is to race and cause as much mayhem as possible and well... the graphics powerhouse that is the Xbox 360 delivers that mayhem easily 5x the amount seen in FO1 and 2. The aforementioned lack of innovation is the only thing keeping this game from a perfect 10. Yes, really. Oh, and you really should play this game online for the full experience. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2011
    0
    If you've played FO2, you don't need FO2:UC. And why Bugbear go with Games for Window? Better play FlatOut1, FlatOut2, or FlatOut3. Or FlatOutIf you've played FO2, you don't need FO2:UC. And why Bugbear go with Games for Window? Better play FlatOut1, FlatOut2, or FlatOut3. Or FlatOut Wii. Or FlatOut PSP. But not FlatOut2: Ultimate Carnage! Expand

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