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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: 24 out of 30
  2. Negative: 3 out of 30
  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. AdamG.
    Sep 3, 2007
    10
    This game is freaking brilliant. I played Forza 2 to death and grew tired of the online play (constant cheating and crashing out). Also I This game is freaking brilliant. I played Forza 2 to death and grew tired of the online play (constant cheating and crashing out). Also I have never met a more uptight online community! I took the plunge and traded my copy of Forza at Game for £28, added the extra £1.99 and got my copy of Flatout Ultimate Carnage. I have not looked back since - this game is both fun and challenging, the online experience is great! BUY THIS GAME! Expand
  3. ChrisB.
    Jun 23, 2007
    10
    You simply must own this game. Trade in your grandmother if you have to! I love Forza 2, but I had more fun on one lap of Flatout than You simply must own this game. Trade in your grandmother if you have to! I love Forza 2, but I had more fun on one lap of Flatout than I've had in my whole time with Forza (and, unlike Forza people online don't moan if you give them a little 'nudge'!) Quite simply a riot to play and all the better for not taking itself too seriously. If, like me, you think the Burnout series has lost its way (or even if you don't), I guarantee you will love it Expand
  4. Mar 8, 2017
    10
    Absolute incredible Racing game and the definitive version of Flatout 2. FlatOut UC is fun, frantic, intense and fluid in both design and gameAbsolute incredible Racing game and the definitive version of Flatout 2. FlatOut UC is fun, frantic, intense and fluid in both design and game play. It has an incredibly fun campaign and arcade mode as well as a very competitive online. The tracks are very well designed featuring lots of minor detail, multiple paths, shortcuts and destructible objects/pathways. The game which is built on destruction, does everything it intends to. You must play this game! Expand
  5. JoeA.
    Oct 18, 2007
    9
    One of the best racing games I've ever played, reminds me somewhat of good ol Carmageddon. Awesome graphics, good multiplayer, very fun One of the best racing games I've ever played, reminds me somewhat of good ol Carmageddon. Awesome graphics, good multiplayer, very fun single player. Expand
  6. AdeK
    Dec 18, 2009
    8
    6/10 single player, but 9.5/10 online, the most fun this side of modern warfare online
  7. Apr 11, 2017
    0
    Un jeu développé avec deux balles et un Mars, tout est médiocre ou nul hormis le mode Destruction Derby, mode cependant en net retrait de ceUn jeu développé avec deux balles et un Mars, tout est médiocre ou nul hormis le mode Destruction Derby, mode cependant en net retrait de ce bon vieux Destruction Derby ou même du pathétique Dirt Showdown, c'est dire l'étendue de la médiocrité qui se dresse devant nos yeux.

    Assez vilain le jeu (mais on a vu pire ?) y compris au niveau des menus et de la présentation générale, débile également avec des modes de jeu affligeants (le bowling avec des bagnoles par exemple...). Rien à sauver, même pas la musique (un rock d'ados golios) ni les effets sonores, pas folichons, ni la pseudo-conduite qui n'offre aucune sensation du tout. Putain la poubelle a faim !
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