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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    It's an irrelevant racing game with a core idea that is out of date by now.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: 3 out of 9
  2. Negative: 3 out of 9
  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. Mar 23, 2017
    6
    Flatout 4 no llega al nivel de calidad de sus dos primeras entregas, ya que copia en demasía a estos y no innova nada, pero esta a años luz deFlatout 4 no llega al nivel de calidad de sus dos primeras entregas, ya que copia en demasía a estos y no innova nada, pero esta a años luz de su abominable tercera entrega. Es divertido, no se toma en serio a si mismo, goza de un notable apartado técnico y ofrece unas carreras muy caóticas (en el buen sentido).

    Pero se ve lastrado por su falta de circuitos, su desajustado sistema de desbloqueo en el modo carrera, y su irrisoria IA, que convierte a los campeonatos y desafíos en un simple paseo.

    Si todos estos problemas son solucionados en posteriores parches (que estoy seguro que sí) y echáis de menos aquellos títulos de conducción arcade de antaño, aquí tenéis una opción a tener en cuenta.
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  5. 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
  6. Aug 16, 2017
    1
    Flatout 4 doesn't live up to the glorious Flatout 2!

    If you are one of those who had tons of fun playing previous entries of this series, I
    Flatout 4 doesn't live up to the glorious Flatout 2!

    If you are one of those who had tons of fun playing previous entries of this series, I would suggest not to touch this one. I fired up my original xbox to be sure that I'm not just wearing nostalgia goggles. Flat out 2 is still the best one by far.

    In this title I found the cheapest AI in gaming history. Even worse than nfs undercover. I really didn't think that was even possible but here it is. It doesn't matter what you're driving or how well you drive. These opponents will pass you while driving the crappiest piece of **** in the game. Which leads us to the next problem. Usually the player will be the one who's driving the ****box clunker. That's because you have to go through hellish grindfest in order to have enough money for a better car. But that doesn't really matter because the ridiculous rubber band AI is giving you the finger no matter what.

    Destruction has been taken to a whole another level. Half the time you can't even see where you are supposed to go. There's just too much **** on the screen and too many opponents on the track at once. It's funny though. This chaos provided those rare moments of fun I had with this game. No guts, no glory! Pedal to the medal and hope for the best! Yeah.. that was fun. For a few seconds.

    The mini games from flatout 2 are back. Here you will fling your driver through your cars windscreen and use the poor fellow as a game medium to play high jump, beerpong or some other games like that. They are stupid and not fun at all, just annoying. In Flatout 4 you have to play them if you want to unlock any of the better cars. This happens by completing challenges in flatout mode. You have to complete ridiculously hard mini games and racing challenges. My "favorite" is a death match. In this challenge you will drive the crappiest cars in the game and try to demolish your opponents in an arena. Problem is you can't hit anything and even if you do, you just end up wrecking your own car. You get unlimited respawns though. Some times the opponents won't take any damage no matter how hard you ram them. it took me 4 hours to complete one of these.

    Fun moments in Flatout 4 are sparse. Even as a fan I wasn't able to enjoy the game much. The AI characters were obviously created by a 4 year old. Antonia Fool, a girl with a clown paint on her face. WTF!? It's a no-brainer, this game absolutely needs a local multiplayer option but it's not present. Why? I just can't figure it out. It makes me furious because local multiplayer should be an obvious feature in any racing game. Good soundtrack is not enough to save this totally vulgar pile of Scuzzlebuts excrement.

    After playing enough to do a review my eyes started to wonder. I was looking at my copy of flatout 2 in my game shelf. I ejected flat out 4 disc from my ps4 and threw it cross the room and out of the window. I couldn't believe I had wasted big pile of money to another ****ty game. I popped flatout 2 in my xbox. I played couple of races and suddenly all was well. I wasn't angry anymore, I was smiling. I was having fun. This is how you make a good arcade racer!

    Conclusion:
    Graphics: nothing special
    Game play: inconsistent, winning is matter of luck not skill.
    Ai: rubber band crap, unfair challenge
    Multiplayer: Only online, no local multiplayer. (This is automatic -5 from me in racing games)
    Soundtrack: Best thing about this game. Reminds me of times when racing games had awesome soundtracks every time. Many games today lack in this department.

    A solid score of 1 from me. I'm harsh but I'm fair. Score would be 6 with local multiplayer option. Even bad games become fun when you play with your friends in the same room.
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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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