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  • Summary: Hi Octane motorized anarchy – Maximum fun, maximum chaos, and all in eyeball searing high definition, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage promises to be the PC’s most extreme destruction racer, with three distinct carnage-filled game styles, an integrated championship racing career mode and intenseHi Octane motorized anarchy – Maximum fun, maximum chaos, and all in eyeball searing high definition, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage promises to be the PC’s most extreme destruction racer, with three distinct carnage-filled game styles, an integrated championship racing career mode and intense in-your-face destructive action. Expand
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  1. Positive: 12 out of 16
  2. Negative: 0 out of 16
  1. The upgrades to this game aren't enough to make me recommend it if you own FlatOut 2, but, for everyone else, it's a green light.
  2. It's quite confusing: Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is the third game of the series, but at the same time it's the PC conversion of the Xbox 360 game, which was a new version of the PC game Flatout 2. Basically Flatout: Ultimate Carnage is a remake with better graphics and more cars. If you already own Flatout 2, there aren't many new things in the game to justify buying Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, but if you don't, go ahead and get it.
  3. The newest instalment in the series has the same simple goal as its predecessors: Entertain the player. And it totally delivers!
  4. Play (Poland)
    80
    More explosions, faster cars, new event types, marginally better handling and... no new tracks. I'd call foul, but this game knows no rules. [Oct 2008]
  5. 78
    Hybrid racers of this type are pretty rare on the PC in this day and age, and this is by no means a bad game. So if you're looking for a fun and silly racer that may not blow you away, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage may be the racer for you. So go break a leg, or two.
  6. Overall, it's a very entertaining low-tech drive and demolish racer, but with one caveat for veterans of the series - they'll have seen much of the game already in FlatOut 2.
  7. FlatOut 2 has been given a light dusting over by Bugbear and released in a pretty new frock. It's hard to decide between rage and disappointment.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 24
  2. Negative: 4 out of 24
  1. TonyM.
    Aug 12, 2008
    10
    FlatOut 2 on the PC is my favorite racing game because it looks hot and is loads of fun. So naturally, Ultimate Carnage looks to be a great FlatOut 2 on the PC is my favorite racing game because it looks hot and is loads of fun. So naturally, Ultimate Carnage looks to be a great extension of 2 (however minor in gameplay, but better in technology). Plus 12 players over 8 should be a welcome addition to the fun. I just hope the price is right. Expand
  2. SnatcherJ.
    Aug 3, 2008
    10
    The only that grabbed me for hours in a long time!
  3. JeremiahO'N
    Oct 3, 2009
    10
    A very excellent game. Sturdy and bug-free, runs amazingly well, loads fast and looks beautiful on a computer with an 8-year-old motherboard. A very excellent game. Sturdy and bug-free, runs amazingly well, loads fast and looks beautiful on a computer with an 8-year-old motherboard. Gameplay is great and innovative, multiplayer is incredibly comprehensive and intuitive for all it's flexibility and the bonus modes make great use of the game's oh-so-smooth graphics engine in a flamboyantly hilarious and arcade-like manner. It's like a new-age arcade racer gone wild. In keeping with the difficulty level of the arcade games this game styles itself after, however, the game isolates new players, who will quickly become frustrated with the overintelligent AI. The game's lightning-fast engine works against it in this way, as the all-too important gameplay tips are featured on the loading screens, which are subverted in an instant. A game ahead of it's time, styled after a genre long-dead, running too well on merely moderate systems. This game exceeds it's audience and bounds in greatness- and is the worse off for it. If you can take losing with a smile, if you are a person who appreciates the thrill of high-speed crashes and the beauty of variable-mesh twisted carframes, if you have fast reflexes and know your limits, then you can have the time of your life with this game. If you're not, then you should A) stick to sims like GRID until you are prepared to have fun with video games and B) do NOT give this game a poor review because it's too good for your pretention. If the game isn't your type, that doesn't make it bad. Just accept that you made a mistake in your purchase by a misjudgement of your own prefered genre and move on- the price you paid for this masterpeice isn't enough to justify such misplaced rage. I urge any potential buyers to bear in mind that this is an ARCADE racing game, and to not make the mistake of buying this as a serious simulator. Expand
  4. Mar 16, 2018
    8
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  5. May 29, 2011
    8
    If you're looking for a realistic racing sim, stop reading and find another game. Flatout is all about the ridiculous arcade type experience,If you're looking for a realistic racing sim, stop reading and find another game. Flatout is all about the ridiculous arcade type experience, incentivizing ridiculous ramp jumps, smashing scenery, and crashing into other players by giving a boost of nitro every time.

    The result is ridiculous, fast, destructive, and nothing at all like a serious driving game, and that's what's so appealing.

    It's not without some flaws -- This is clearly a port from a console and without a whole lot of work to fix it up for PC, but for the most part the leftovers from console are tolerable. The soundtrack is dumb D-list nu-metal garbage, and the camera isn't always friendly, especially if you're driving one of the bigger vehicles which can block your view of the road. But overall it's good fun. Pick it up next time it's on sale.
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  6. DavidS
    Sep 13, 2008
    6
    New game-modes and improved visuals for the PC version don't make up for the loss of a LAN-play function. Flatout 2 is a favourite at New game-modes and improved visuals for the PC version don't make up for the loss of a LAN-play function. Flatout 2 is a favourite at out LAN parties, but UC only supports online multiplay via Windows LIVE - making this an inferior product to its predecessor. Expand
  7. Dec 19, 2017
    0
    Absolutely crappy remake. It's more demake, than re-.
    - Broken physics
    - 12 racers (instead of 8 in FO2) => more chaos and less fun - Color
    Absolutely crappy remake. It's more demake, than re-.
    - Broken physics
    - 12 racers (instead of 8 in FO2) => more chaos and less fun
    - Color palette get cold (instead of warm color in FO2)
    - AI still loves cheating
    - Tracks have loss lot of details that can be interacted with
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