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  • Summary: Play a bunch of game modes against the new improved AI opponents, or online against the rest of the Carmafan masses, such as they are. Progress your Career through the Carma ranks or have a MultiPlayer romp in a Car Crusher, Fox 'n' Hounds, Death Race or Checkpoint Stampede event,Play a bunch of game modes against the new improved AI opponents, or online against the rest of the Carmafan masses, such as they are. Progress your Career through the Carma ranks or have a MultiPlayer romp in a Car Crusher, Fox 'n' Hounds, Death Race or Checkpoint Stampede event, characterized by Carmageddon’s trademark over-the-top violence, crazy PowerUps and laughs. Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 21
  2. Negative: 6 out of 21
  1. Pelit (Finland)
    Jun 14, 2015
    80
    Carmageddon is back with a crash. Reincarnation offers little new in terms of gameplay if you have played the first two Carmageddon games, and is riddled with technical problems, but Reincarnation still has its moments after all these years. A solid, gore-filled and violent racer. [June 2015]
  2. Jun 12, 2015
    76
    Reincarnation is trash and proud of it. It celebrates its roots and is consequent in what it tries to achieve: To be a thoroughly entertaining waste of time. Well… Mission accomplished.
  3. Jun 8, 2015
    70
    Carmageddon: Reincarnation is - on one hand - a game with lots of satisfying details, great gameplay and cool bloody atmosphere. On the other - it's quite ugly and the technology used to make it tick is mediocre at best. The new Carmageddon is aimed first and foremost at the fans of the original games and even they will notice that there's still some work to be done.
  4. Jun 9, 2015
    55
    The return of the "kill all the pedestrians" series remains almost unaltered in its the original formula, extending it with new game modes and not disappointing those who expect tons of destruction and crazy power-ups. On the other side the effort to recover the magic of the past must face a technological deficit and an awful optimization.
  5. Jul 27, 2015
    50
    Sometimes, such fondly remembered franchises can be revived to stand alongside contemporary greats, simultaneously satisfying our younger selves and our more demanding modern expectations. Sadly, despite Stainless Games’ best efforts to recapture the wacky allure of the 1997 original, Carmageddon: Reincarnation is not one of those games.
  6. Jun 4, 2015
    50
    Very painful resurrection of manic races. Reincarnation gameplay gets tries and achieves the qualities of the original Carmageddon. Unfortunately, the game is in such unfinished state, that you won't believe it was released.
  7. May 29, 2015
    30
    Not the revival Carmageddon veterans will have been hoping for, and far too glitchy and unrefined to draw in more casual fans of vehicular violence.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 34
  2. Negative: 8 out of 34
  1. Dec 4, 2018
    10
    everything you could expect from Carmageddon ! new graphics, more blood, hilarious power-ups, meaner black humour ! just a lot of fun !
  2. May 22, 2015
    10
    I've been playing this game extensively for 90+ hours and there's still plenty to play.
    Before i go into pros and cons, i have to add that
    I've been playing this game extensively for 90+ hours and there's still plenty to play.
    Before i go into pros and cons, i have to add that Carmageddon Reincarnation, although gone out of BETA and into GOLD, is not yet the complete experience.
    What do i mean?
    It is known that the developers are working on many, new, never-before seen in Carmageddon games features such as 2-wheeled tech, Tracked Wheel tech (the ability to add tanks in game :D), new maps, cars and car splitting.
    Also being a small/medium sized studio the amount of work, they achieved in creating their own Graphics Engine (no Unity, Unreal or Source here, since it was decided in 2012 before those went free) crushing bugs and dedication is phenomenal. Key features like Pinball mode, used to be huge CPU eaters (rightfully so), but not anymore! Each event in Single Player runs pretty smooth!
    By the way here's my performance report :

    Game runs good on 1080p Medium Settings on a 2012 PC. i5-3470 , 8GB RAM , GTX 750Ti, Samsung SSD 120GB. "Runs great" means 40-70 FPS on all times. And it is great since anything above 35FPS is enjoyable. 25-35 FPS is playable. Minor FPS drops only in Multiplayer. Single Player is great!

    I played the newest build (Gold Version) for a few hours and here's what i have to say for the v.1.0 and the game in general

    Pros
    -Awesome sandbox maps and gameplay full of unexpected outcomes.
    -One of the most detailed crushing code/physics i've ever seen in a car/driving game
    -Great car models! Each car is unique with it's own parts (moving or not) and drives differently.
    -Sounds and animations are hilariously stupid! Cow sounds for example always give me a good chuckle.
    -Enemy car AI has improved A LOT since Alpha! I was amazed at the preciseness of the whole thing. If i'm allowed to post videos in reviews to showcase this, i will.
    -The performance is good and smooth now on a 2012 PC rig.
    - There are some pretty eye-catching and innovative features like tires blowing off and popping out, and the suspension system is exemplary. Not many games can brag about such detailed stuff.

    Cons
    -Although i never go went lower than 30FPS on 1080p mostly on medium settings, and the range is 30-70 FPS, the game could still be optimized a bit more. I don't consider it an "unoptimized mess" by any means, but the truth is it needs a bit more smoothing out.
    -One map feels visually empty (Icy Oil Rig).
    -Receiving and giving damage on Hard Difficulty is insane. That might or might not be a case with you (may other people found it pretty easy), but i was getting wrecked all the time and the damage i dealt to others was not satisfactory. On lower difficulty modes it's much better.

    Overall this game has the best combination of physics, fun and gameplay from all the latest driving games. Should you like Car Mayhem games i recommend this.
    If you're a fan of the first Carmageddon games i can't even describe how much you'll love this game.

    Taking into consideration that Stainless is not by any means an AAA studio in terms of size, i'll have to give this one a 10.
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  3. Dec 27, 2014
    10
    one of the best reboots to a franchise. even that looks like an old game :D
    the graphics are looking great for the ps3 and 360. but still
    one of the best reboots to a franchise. even that looks like an old game :D
    the graphics are looking great for the ps3 and 360. but still they need to upgrade it. and this game is goty :D

    THIS IS THE GAME THAT CARMAGEDDON FANS HAVE BEEN WAITED FOR !
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  4. May 25, 2015
    8
    I was waiting for this game for a long time. At last it's available and is great. Gameplay is awesome and fun. MP rocks! Game was made to beI was waiting for this game for a long time. At last it's available and is great. Gameplay is awesome and fun. MP rocks! Game was made to be fun and it does it perfectly!!!
    I have 2 years old laptop (i5, Radeon 7000 series (1GB), 8GB RAM) and it runs avg. 20fps on medium. For me this is perfect. I don't need 60fps.
    I gave 8, not 10 only because there are happening occasional crashes what should change in nearest future after patches.
    If you like fun games and you don't bother about fps this is game for you! :)
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  5. May 22, 2015
    7
    I must say, I'm unimpressed with the game's optimization and crashes and everything, I'll be just simple, almost 2 decades for one game toI must say, I'm unimpressed with the game's optimization and crashes and everything, I'll be just simple, almost 2 decades for one game to release? It really feels like it's Duke Nukem Forever, what I'd say is the game's fine for a Kickstarter project, but I'll be giving a high score like that because of the nostalgia and waiting almost 2 decades (about 1.5 decades to be sure) is a shame for what it look like, otherwises I'd give the game a 6/10, and yes, the game needs to be fixed. This is somehow Carmageddon TDR 2000 with better graphics... such a disappointment... I should add one thing, the "final release" is identical to the beta, I did not saw a single thing to be changed... Expand
  6. May 27, 2015
    5
    I haven't played this yet because I am still waiting for my new rig to arrive...the point of me saying that is the system requirements forI haven't played this yet because I am still waiting for my new rig to arrive...the point of me saying that is the system requirements for this game are just insane, and it looks like 2004 era graphics, something like Half-Life 2 with HDR lighting. I am sure people with low-spec machines that like Carma will be seething or splashing out for new hw, or both Expand
  7. Jun 4, 2015
    0
    Game doesn't even get past the loading screen without crashing. This was a problem after one of the beta updates came out and it hasn't evenGame doesn't even get past the loading screen without crashing. This was a problem after one of the beta updates came out and it hasn't even been fixed for final release. Shame on the developers for stealing my money. Expand

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