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  • Summary: FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction brings a new dimension to high speed destruction racing.

    Feel the adrenaline pulse through your veins as you barrel through insane race tracks against monster trucks, race cars, off road vehicles and much more. FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction is demolition
    FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction brings a new dimension to high speed destruction racing.

    Feel the adrenaline pulse through your veins as you barrel through insane race tracks against monster trucks, race cars, off road vehicles and much more.

    FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction is demolition racing at its extreme. Real world physics with 9 different game modes, and over 47 different vehicles available. Players may choose to race, smash and destroy their opponents in a wide variety of online and offline options.

    Lay waste to farm houses, fences, and then wreak havoc in a Detroit suburb, race up the walls in giant waste disposal sewers. Let the chaos begin as you race through over 60 different tracks, narrowly avoiding wrecking balls, Double Decker buses and much more.

    Create as much destruction in the all new monster tuck mode.

    Choose from 20 different playable characters, select your weapon from the 47 available vehicles! Create as much Chaos & Destruction! In stuntman mode anarchy rules create havoc with some rag doll fun.

    FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction offers more vehicles, game modes and different ways to demolish your opponents before crossing the finish line.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 22
  2. Negative: 20 out of 22
  1. Feb 21, 2012
    50
    It's not the premise that works against Flatout 3 being a good game, it's the implementation. Terribly weak AI and amorphous car control distract from what could have been an enjoyable vehicular riot.
  2. Jan 18, 2012
    44
    Terrible physics, shoddy controls and unfair AI-Opponents bury the once great Flatout series under a pile of Chaos & Destruction.
  3. Jan 4, 2012
    40
    Flatout 3 is a total failure. There no career mode and the races are chaotic and unplayable. Don't play it.
  4. Dec 28, 2011
    20
    Not surprising. There isn't much to play or buy here. Between its obsolete visuals, dead vehicle dynamics, atrocious AI, and deserted multiplayer lobbies, Flatout 3 is a decided waste of time and space.
  5. Games Master UK
    Feb 15, 2012
    10
    Some games are so bad they're good (for a laugh, at least). FlatOut 3 is just plain bad. [March 2012, p.102]
  6. Jan 23, 2012
    1
    This game is not just boring – it's disgusting to play.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 12 out of 87
  2. Negative: 69 out of 87
  1. Dec 28, 2011
    10
    Great over the top arcade racing game. There are too much realistic racing games these days. Racing, Destruction Derby, Stunts and MonsterGreat over the top arcade racing game. There are too much realistic racing games these days. Racing, Destruction Derby, Stunts and Monster Trucks missions in one game for a small price, great!. No regrets at all I bought this game. I recommend this game if you like over the top racing games. Expand
  2. Jan 4, 2012
    8
    I really like this game, even though it's so different from Flatout 2, which I played for a long time. The developers added much contect likeI really like this game, even though it's so different from Flatout 2, which I played for a long time. The developers added much contect like race cars and monster trucks, and I really like it that you can also for example race in a normal track with a monstertruck. (or with normal cars in monstertruck tracks, which really makes them easy :) One of the best things is that the developers still patch the game, it already has 4 patches by now which fixed most problems and they listen to the community, for example they added more modes like classic mode that makes the cars slower like in flatout 2. Of course there are also things I don't like. One of them is that there is no career mode, instead you have challenge mode. Unfortunately you can't upgrade cars in this mode and I finished the 50 challenges way faster then flatout 2's career mode. Another thing that really sucks is that there is no one in multiplayer.. I really hope that after 4 patches more people will enjoy the game so that I can do multiplayer matches. Oh and I think the opponents are too easy most of the time, especially in speed mode. Expand
  3. Dec 16, 2011
    3
    I was very let down by FO3C&D, if you are thinking of getting this because you enjoyed the previous' flatout's
    then you will be very
    I was very let down by FO3C&D, if you are thinking of getting this because you enjoyed the previous' flatout's
    then you will be very disapointed.
    The cars feel like they are go-karts, with no feeling of weight or speed to them.
    No sense of speed, eg; 150 mph feels like 50 mph and the cars appear to handle the same regardless of speed.
    Watered down physics compared to the previous FO's, cars try very hard not to roll over as if they have a magnet under them holding them to the ground.
    The previous FO's, cars crumpled and deformed realistically, but here they lose the doors, bumpers, the hood and that's about it as far as the damage system goes.
    Sound is very generic with many public domain sound effects for the crashes and bangs.
    No career mode to be found, instead its simply different race modes in which you unlock other tracks by winning events.
    The game pace is far too fast, it feels like about x2.5 the speed of the previous FO games.
    I feel if they changed the title of the game to remove FlatOut from it, and sold it as something else with a cheap price like $10, it would be more well received, because as it stands it is not worthy of the FlatOut title.
    The good: frame-rate seems smooth, graphics while medicore are passable, seems to be a good amount of content such as vehicles and tracks.

    Should you play it or not? if you are looking to play it because its a FlatOut game then i would heavily recommend you to avoid it, as it looks and plays NOTHING like the previous games.
    If you want to play an arcade racer then possibly it might be worth your time as a fun diversion, however its current price still does not warrant a purchase IMO.
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  4. Sep 11, 2013
    0
    I didn't expect that FlatOut will continue after Empire Interactive bankruptcy, but I knew that all Team6 suck immensely long before theyI didn't expect that FlatOut will continue after Empire Interactive bankruptcy, but I knew that all Team6 suck immensely long before they ruined my favourite game. That was enough to make me scared of FlatOut burial, and I was totally right. This... "game" not only shows true identity of Team6, it also breaks hearts of gamers very hardly. Entire game is like swiss cheese; full of holes. The only thing that game can be praised for is holding a Guinness record for most blur in computer games history. Team6 staff keep defending themselves from getting raped by angered gamers armed with barbed wires, but resistance is futile and these morons will definitely pay sooner or later. Strategy First did noting wrong here; it was set up by Team6. Expand
  5. Dec 18, 2011
    0
    What a worthless piece of crap. I wouldn't recommend that even to my worst enemy. The graphics are Ps One level, the AI is stupid, theWhat a worthless piece of crap. I wouldn't recommend that even to my worst enemy. The graphics are Ps One level, the AI is stupid, the controls are terrible. This game is totally crap. Only trolls or Team6 employees would score a positive review for this junk. Expand
  6. Dec 14, 2011
    0
    What a troll are you Ears14U? You are the same retard that gives Metro 2033 a zero?
    I waste no time writing a review about this disastrous
    What a troll are you Ears14U? You are the same retard that gives Metro 2033 a zero?
    I waste no time writing a review about this disastrous piece of junk nor will I even consider propperly rating this game. This game is a shame and a total humiliation for the FlatOut series.
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  7. Dec 21, 2011
    0
    It's like they took everything good about the previous Flatout games and then removed it. In fact it's really weird that they seem to haveIt's like they took everything good about the previous Flatout games and then removed it. In fact it's really weird that they seem to have removed parts of the physics engine, made the car-colliders square boxes, and so on. Apart from that, they've also changed the speed of the game, it's now so fast that you can't see anything. Although there's different looking cars to choose between, they all handle the same.
    So as a conclusion: Don't buy this game. Ever.
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