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  • Summary: Create carnage in a wide range of large open world environments and smaller battle arenas, with plenty of fun stuff to smash into, smash up, snap off and sling around. Explore city streets and country trails, arid deserts and icy wastelands all packed with juicy meatbags for your killing pleasure.
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 28
  2. Negative: 9 out of 28
  1. Jul 8, 2016
    80
    For console gamers or those approaching this fresh, this is an easy recommendation. It’s fun and just the right kind of depraved.
  2. Jul 15, 2016
    70
    It’s really fun and challenging, but unfortunately, due to the crazy loading times -- and the fact I know the graphics could be better -- I have to give it the score it deserves, rather than the score I want to give it.
  3. Aug 18, 2016
    60
    Carmageddon: Max Damage try to live with the old good days, but that's not always a choice. We expect something more from this reboot.
  4. Jul 13, 2016
    54
    Max Damage is a collection of ideas that looked good on paper and sounded good in its Kickstarter pitch, but in practice it would only have been an acceptable sequel if it’d come out in 1999.
  5. Jul 11, 2016
    50
    Yes, it’s better than last years’, Carmageddon: Reincarnation, but a bit of polish and a few extra game modes can’t save was is a fundamentally flawed video game.
  6. Aug 1, 2016
    40
    Max Damage is a game that comes filled with frustration, from the awful handling model to the bare bones limited visuals, from the tedious and drawn-out races to the generic music, everything about this recent Carmageddon game is just middling and sterile, and what fun is to be had is often in small spades that it is a struggle to play for extended periods of time.
  7. Playstation Official Magazine Australia
    Aug 24, 2016
    20
    Any good racer offers either a sense of speed or a sense of control, but Carmageddon fails to provide either. [October 2016, p78]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 10 out of 18
  2. Negative: 5 out of 18
  1. Jul 14, 2016
    10
    Tiene detalles a mejorar, pero la experiencia de juego se ha logrado como en el primer titulo de Carmageddon. Me ha gustado mucho revivirTiene detalles a mejorar, pero la experiencia de juego se ha logrado como en el primer titulo de Carmageddon. Me ha gustado mucho revivir algunas de las sensaciones que vivi en aquella epoca. Me parece un buen trabajo. Expand
  2. Jul 24, 2016
    10
    Played this when I was a kid and it still has the old school feel wrt the handling, physics and sounds.
    Brings back many good memories, a
    Played this when I was a kid and it still has the old school feel wrt the handling, physics and sounds.
    Brings back many good memories, a must have for the Carmageddon series lovers. This can't be compared to other racing games on the same platform because they are in a different league, this is just to wreak havoc!!
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  3. Jul 8, 2016
    10
    love the game,i never played before so... i took the game for the ps4 and so far im loving it,its a must buy forlove the game,i never played before so... i took the game for the ps4 and so far im loving it,its a must buy for sure.................................... Expand
  4. Sep 13, 2016
    9
    From a time before modern videogame conventions comes a re-imagining of Carmageddon.

    The game design is about as old-school as you can get
    From a time before modern videogame conventions comes a re-imagining of Carmageddon.

    The game design is about as old-school as you can get - Large open areas to drive around, ridiculous cars with spikes & blades all over them, 91 different power ups that range from simple turbos to an anvil launcher & a death ray that splits vehicles in half and lots of juicy pedestrians to splatter.

    Basically this is made for people who loved the originals or who know what the deal is. It's an incredibly offensive and visceral game. Graphics and sound are good, control is tricky to master but responsive. Gameplay is what this is all about, dumb fun with no objectives or any guff to worry about.

    Although I loved the originals I wasn't expecting much because of mainstream reviews. I'm so glad I gave it a shot, the original creators really knew what they wanted to achieve here and I find that my play sessions are extremely long. It's the kind of compulsive gameplay that makes me feel 20 years younger, I highly recommend it to anyone with fond memories of the past games.

    Thank you, Stainless Games!
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  5. Jul 15, 2016
    6
    I loved the original at the time but I cannot like this game despite it being very faithful to the original. I have grown up and no longerI loved the original at the time but I cannot like this game despite it being very faithful to the original. I have grown up and no longer find running over people hilarious enough to put up with the terrible driving physics. Keeping a straight line is often a chore in this game. Doesn't look and run that much better than the 1999 game on PS4. Avoid this overpriced turd. Expand
  6. Jul 11, 2016
    4
    This game had a hell of a lot of potential, especially for an under utilised genre like 'arcade racers'.
    Whilst this game isn't a complete
    This game had a hell of a lot of potential, especially for an under utilised genre like 'arcade racers'.
    Whilst this game isn't a complete failure it has many crippling flaws, some of which made is unplayable for me.

    Cons:
    - The handling is dreadful. A game about crashing into things relentlessly punishes you for doing so as you spend the majority of your time reversing and spinning out every time you turn a corner. Some might defend it as realistic, but even if that's the case it feels at odds with a chaotic, unrealistic game.
    - The AI is hilariously bad. Most races fall down to the AI themselves struggling with the handling and spinning in circles or pushing you like a forklift locking you in position until they stop.
    - The graphics are very sub par, with muddy textures and constant pop in. Not game breaking but still underwhelming for a 2016 game.

    Pros:
    - The carnage is really fun when it works. The power ups and unlockable cars keep things fresh and entertaining.
    - Multiplayer brings this game to life, and is much more fulfilling than playing solo.

    I'm sorry, but if you take off the nostalgia goggles like I did, this isn't a good game. As fans of the series we deserve better than this mediocre outing.
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  7. Jul 26, 2016
    0
    Bad game is bad, devs are bad, gameplay is bad, graphics are bad, everything about this game is just bad, bad is bad but thi sis just reallyBad game is bad, devs are bad, gameplay is bad, graphics are bad, everything about this game is just bad, bad is bad but thi sis just really bad, so bad it's beyond bad Expand

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