Carmageddon Image

Mixed or average reviews - based on 9 Critic Reviews What's this?

User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

Your Score
0 out of 10
Rate this:
  • 10
  • 9
  • 8
  • 7
  • 6
  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1
  • 0
  • 0
  • Summary: --- Special offer - reduced for a limited period only! ---Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic--- Special offer - reduced for a limited period only! ---Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps. Now the same Mac & PC classic that was BANNED AROUND THE WORLD is back and available on iPhone, iPad and iPod touch!Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!FEATURES• 28 dangerously deranged Opponents• 11 wildly exhilarating Environments• Career Mode featuring 36 satisfyingly violent Levels• Race and Wreck opponents to unlock 30 playable cars!• Universal App• iCloud Support • 27 Cunning Stuntworthy Achievements• Leaderboards• Game Center integration• Multiple control methods: digital, analogue (mix ‘n’ match), tilt• Edit your control layout in game to your preferences• Comprehensive Action Replay System• Movie editing; Save your movies straight from the game to YouTube; Share links using iOS 6 • Retina display and iPhone 5 support • Environment maps and other special effects• Enhanced pre-lit environments• Buckets of gibs• Tons of laughsPlus the opportunity to make in app purchases to unlock ALL the cars (apart from the secret one) and ALL the races! Carmageddon requires iOS 5.1 or later.AWARDS AND RECOGNITION FOR THE ORIGINAL GAMECarmageddon won the “Game of the Year” trophy in the 1997 PC Zone Reader awards. Carmageddon 1 & 2 were “Driving Game of the Year” 1997/1998.SELECTED REVIEWS OF THE ORIGINAL GAMEOriginally released for the PC in 1997, Carmageddon was an instant hit and the titles went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. Here’s what a sample of the gaming press thought at the time:“Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun...” - GameSpot 8.8 out of 10 “Carmageddon, to get straight to the point, is one of the best computer games I've ever played… Carmageddon is God!” - Duncan McDonald 95% Classic Award PC Zone Magazine“Carmageddon is one of those games that only come along once in a blue moon. An essential purchase.” - Escape Magazine 6 out of 6“The gameplay is spot on and anyone with a dark enough sense of humour should give it a go.” - Computer Gaming World 4 out of 5 “So next time you gun down coppers on GTA VI, just remember, Carmageddon’s controversy was there first, and you have a lot to thank it for.” - RetroGardenABOUT STAINLESS GAMESStainless was founded in 1994 by Patrick Buckland, a veteran of the games industry going back to the Jurassic period of 1982, and Neil Barnden, who used to have hair like a mammoth. A team of 8 worked on the original Carmageddon at Stainless, and 5 are still with the company today, although a couple of them are now kept manacled in a small padded room in the cellar. Stainless Games now employs well over fifty mad, dedicated people of assorted gender, height and width. They can all be found dangling precariously from a small chalky rock just off the South Coast of England. Expand
Buy Now
Stream On
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 9
  2. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. Oct 21, 2012
    Carmageddon is the '97 classic given just enough of a tweaking to make it feel at home on the iOS platform - there are still some quirks left over from the original, but smashing your way through pedestrians and vehicles alike makes for a disturbingly fun distraction.
  2. Oct 21, 2012
    I have no recollection of how the original game progressed - I mainly just remember the moment-to-moment glee of splattering pedestrians - but this iOS version is a series of unlockable levels, a collection of unlockable cars, a garage full of car upgrades, and variable goals for each level. If that's not enough, leaderboards, achievements, and challenges are all supported on Gamecenter. In other words, a whole lot of incentive to drive, smash, and splatter.
  3. Oct 21, 2012
    Carmageddon may have lost its sheen along with its controversial edge, but it's lost none of its schlocky, multilayered charm.
  4. Oct 21, 2012
    Carmageddon is an older game, and it shows even on a mobile device, but people don't always love old games purely because they're old. Sometimes they love them because they're fun. And despite the slippery controls, this bit of nostalgia is still very, very fun.
  5. Nov 13, 2012
    Carmageddon delivers a charming, though very frustrating, experience. The game is packed with lots of cars and tracks, and it's very fun to play, but you have to deal with some awkward controls.
  6. Nov 12, 2012
    The very same game we know, being this both positive and negative. We need to mention that the control is harder on iDevices, but it's not a bad choice if you want to relive this controversial classic.
  7. Oct 26, 2012
    Carmageddon on iOS is the exact same game that came out in 1997, which it doesn't get away with nowadays. It's never been a franchise about refined techniques, but revolved around pure, raw fun. To experience that fun, you'll have to get past a number of barriers, like bad controls and an awful look.

See all 9 Critic Reviews

Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. Sep 25, 2014
    For this price, the ability to own one of the most fun and controversial games is a must. The gameplay in this is incredible, just like it wasFor this price, the ability to own one of the most fun and controversial games is a must. The gameplay in this is incredible, just like it was so long ago - I had so much fun with this series while back, that being able to play the first one on my smartphone is just one of the things that make me happy. I highly recommend this game to anyone, who wants to check how many barriers in games, both ethical and gameplay-wise, were able to be broken back in a day. This is an expression of pure freedom of mind, that Stainless games represent. And the feeling of people and cows running away from you with screaming, the thrill of going head on with your enemy is there again! As sick as it is, it's also extremely fun, and the weird powerups that you can collect along the way makes it clear that this is not realistic, so it's not only for sociopaths. I love that game, and if you'd approach it with an open mind, you'd love it too. You can always search for 'Carma Free' to check out the demo. It's worth it! Expand
  2. Jun 24, 2013
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This is a great game for everyone who likes the series! Even though before I played mainly Carmageddon 2, I enjoyed very much this one on the phone! Brings me back years ago. I find the controls fine. For whoever is interested, be aware, a new Carmageddon will be coming soon for the PC Expand