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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 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
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 37 out of 44
  2. Negative: 0 out of 44
  1. 90
    Anyone who's ever laughed with glee at taking down a rival racer in a game of Burnout should be all over it.
  2. A robust, well-rounded, highly enjoyable and easily recommendable racer with a twisted sense of humour and a good all-round sense of fun.
  3. FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is a fun filled, balls out adrenaline fuelled, challenging and addictive game which improves on its predecessors whilst remaining faithful to what made them so popular.
  4. 80
    A smorgasbord of rock 'em, sock 'em vehicular insanity that, while not without its quirks, will at least temporarily addict anyone with a pulse.
  5. 80
    With so much content, from racing to destruction derbies to ragdoll bowling, this title will hold your attention for some time to come.
  6. Destruction is simply more fun than obsessive tuning, assuming you've got a few screws loose to start with. [Nov 2007, p.84]
  7. 60
    Undeniably fun. It’s also incredibly derivative and still, after three tries, flawed.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 25 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. An exceptional addition to the racing genre. Expand
  2. Jun 2, 2012
    10
    My favorite racer and I've played a lot.
    If you like fun, non-anal racers a lot like burnout with amazing graphics and great offline mp this
    is for you. Single player is massive with lots of game modes.
    My son loves the party mode of flying the driver out of the window.
    Will be interested to see how Dirt showdown compares.
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  3. Jun 10, 2013
    7
    This game is good, I'll give it that. It's basically an expansion pack for FlatOut 2. The only reason why this game can't have a 9/10, is because LAN mode, for some reason, doesn't work properly. Expand
  4. 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 FlatOut Wii. Or FlatOut PSP. But not FlatOut2: Ultimate Carnage! Expand

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