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  • Summary: Flatout 4: Total Insanity elevates the level of hard hitting, fast paced action in the demolition derby style racing genre. The game offers bigger, louder, better and more outrageous stunts and collisions. Also, fans of the genre can still enjoy some of the popular classic stunts too, asFlatout 4: Total Insanity elevates the level of hard hitting, fast paced action in the demolition derby style racing genre. The game offers bigger, louder, better and more outrageous stunts and collisions. Also, fans of the genre can still enjoy some of the popular classic stunts too, as FlatOut 4: Total Insanity offers something for FlatOut fans both new and familiar. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 6 out of 32
  2. Negative: 4 out of 32
  1. Apr 3, 2017
    85
    FlatOut 4 is a well-made and well-presented racing game that does a lot to escape the level of 'mediocre' that falls among other racers. With modes like beer pong, survival and time trail to choose from, FlatOut 4 is a great experience from start to finish.
  2. Mar 24, 2017
    78
    Flatout 4 is back on track. It takes a while to get into, but once you’re hooked to this arcade racer, you’ll look past its loose controls and the AI flaws.
  3. Mar 28, 2017
    70
    Flatout 4 Total Insanity for PS4 has many game modes and minigames, but it´s poor controls and unrealistic physics engine ruin the arcade driving experience.
  4. Mar 27, 2017
    65
    FlatOut 4 tries so hard to be good, but the story mode is quite boring, the IA is unbalanced and the mini-game section is fun, but forgettable in the long run.
  5. Mar 21, 2017
    60
    It's certainly a total insanity, but not so funny so we would expect. The races become boring in no time, the sense of progress is bad and physics are poor, which is something important in this kind of games.
  6. GamePro Germany
    Mar 17, 2017
    60
    It's an irrelevant racing game with a core idea that is out of date by now.
  7. Mar 22, 2017
    30
    In so many ways this feels like a driving game from another age, but no matter how much you miss old school arcade racers FlatOut 4 will end up driving you crazy.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 12
  2. Negative: 5 out of 12
  1. Mar 18, 2017
    10
    Very good game. Is better then FlatOut 3. If you love this series of game, then run and buy it.

    P.S. Critics are wrong, Don't listen to
    Very good game. Is better then FlatOut 3. If you love this series of game, then run and buy it.

    P.S. Critics are wrong, Don't listen to them. It's really good game.
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  2. May 12, 2017
    10
    I've never played this game before the 4th installment, but I can say that I haven't had more fun playing a racing game then this game rightI've never played this game before the 4th installment, but I can say that I haven't had more fun playing a racing game then this game right here. The graphics are great on PS4 pro the sound is awesome and the cars and tracks are cool and creative. I honestly don't understand all the negative reviews... I'm rating this game a 10 to balance out the zeros and low scores...But honestly it's a strong 8 out of 10 Expand
  3. Mar 18, 2017
    8
    It's Flatout, and if you like any of the previous Flatouts, you'll like this. Unfortunately, it is just like the previous version which isIt's Flatout, and if you like any of the previous Flatouts, you'll like this. Unfortunately, it is just like the previous version which is great in some ways, but could be seen a missed opportunity. It's still great fun though and one of the best arcade racers out there - especially if you like crashes (and who doesn't?). Would certainly recommend, especially as it will no doubt be in the bargain bucket within a few weeks due to the terrible job they've done of not marketing it. Expand
  4. Aug 1, 2018
    5
    average game it was far to easy the campaign get far to repetitive i hope you like racing on the same track several times moving to aaverage game it was far to easy the campaign get far to repetitive i hope you like racing on the same track several times moving to a different tier only makes the cars shinier and faster and that,s it the stunt mode can be fun though if you got friends to play agents but that,s pretty much about it i could only recommend getting this if it,s a. heavily discounted and b. if you always got friends coming over to your house if these two requirements are not met i just cannot recommend this game even if its super cheap Expand
  5. Jun 29, 2019
    4
    Not devoloped by the Famous bugbear! the Previous best Flatout games are: FlatOut, FlatOut2, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage and Flatout Head On forNot devoloped by the Famous bugbear! the Previous best Flatout games are: FlatOut, FlatOut2, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage and Flatout Head On for the PSP, Flatout 3 and Flatout 4 are ones of worst.
    no Longer is Real
    the engine physics are worse, the damage effects are weak. it's i rubbish.
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  6. Nov 15, 2019
    3
    This is the game that made me appreciate even more one of my most beloved racing games, Flatout 2. So, kudos to the developers... I guess. ButThis is the game that made me appreciate even more one of my most beloved racing games, Flatout 2. So, kudos to the developers... I guess. But anyway, it would have been great if the developers would at least hide the fact that they spend all the time on their rally games, while "developing" this mess.

    How is this even possible. Flaout 2 was made more than a decade before this installment. Maybe, it wasn't the first game in its genre, but it gave a clear template to future developers, on how to make a great follow-up.

    This game feels lifeless and it took me a while to figure it out, because it's so obvious, in plain sight that I wasn't expecting developers to be so lazy.

    Sound:
    Right at the start of the game, when you hit the gas pedal, you'll notice something is missing. The car has only engine sound effects, there is no noise from tires when you're turning. Hitting other cars sound effects is much quieter than hitting random wooden boxes on the tracks. When you hit the wall and ragdoll-driver falls out of the front window all you hear is the quick smash sound with nothing else. If you're a fan of Flaout1-2 you know that the driver screams when he/she flies through the window and then screams again when he/she hits the wall or falls on the floor. It's such a memorable element of the series that it's embarrassing that developers "forgot" it. The game also missing sound effects for smashed glass/windows as well.

    Gameplay:
    Vibration, you would think that developers have figured out how it works, so why do I have to mention it? Vibration works only when you hit another opponent, random objects on the tracks and when you hit nitro, especially the last part. Anything else is missing, fell off the main road, so you're riding offroad? Nothing. You're drifting or sliding? Nada. How about frickin' hitting the ground after flying a few seconds? Oh, come on!

    The same can be said about driving itself. There is no difference if you're driving off road, speed is only affected if you hit something or someone. It looks as if the car is just floating on the road. It feels like you're controlling a car-shaped rubber.

    When the stunt mode rounds start you can see how the car textures/object fall for a short millisecond on the track. And that's happening every damn time. It's annoying and could be easily fixed, but I guess they have another rally game to make in time.

    Career mode is a nice throwback to Flatout2. The only thing is added is the mode with "weapons", it's something new. But unfortunately, I couldn't enjoy it. I found it to be rather frustrating than entertaining. Upgrading the car has not changed much, except for the visual exhaustion animation and horn upgrades. I guess it's cool, but I got to ask... what am I supposed to do with switching horn sound? It feels so unnecessary and it's definitely useless for players.

    Graphics:
    Graphics is not something I care about much, but I would argue that the Ultimate Carnage had much better graphics. Color palette is lifeless and the graphics are muddy. It's 2017 and I thought people already figured out that motion blur does not make graphics prettier, and in the case with this game, it doesn't make any favor either.

    Design/Art direction:
    This is something that I can see clearly, that people cared about the work they're putting in. Some levels borrow elements from Flatout2 and newer ones can be a memorable and nice welcome. The game has a nice variety of cars, so you won't have any problems to find a favorite or a few.
    When it comes to music, it is subjective, obviously. It was either hit or miss, but there were plenty of songs fitting the racing.

    Conclusion:
    Some people point out how this game is better than Flaout3. Why stop there? How about comparing it to Big Rigs, then call it a masterpiece and call it a day. Yeah, that cheap comparison doesn't make it any better.

    Make yourself a favor, either buy Flaout1/2 if you did not play them or try out Wreckfest. As for the Kylotonn Games, good luck with your annual rally game releases.
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  7. Apr 1, 2017
    0
    Game is n ot bad i used to it lackness and it was good to play and fun too but sudenly my saves got deleted so im in hate coma now. PozdroGame is n ot bad i used to it lackness and it was good to play and fun too but sudenly my saves got deleted so im in hate coma now. Pozdro 600. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa Expand

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