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Mixed or average reviews - based on 28 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 15 out of 28
  2. Negative: 1 out of 28
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  1. PSM3 Magazine UK
    70
    If you like the idea of sending a small man through a windscreen in to a giant dartboard, this is worth a look. [Apr 2008, p.82]
  2. 70
    FlatOut: Head On basically takes FlatOut 2 and tweaks a few things, resulting in a solid game, with plenty of content. The racing isn't quite as good this time around, but the Carnage mode is pretty decent.
  3. A fun, cheeky, crash-tastic ride to the finish line.
  4. FlatOut Head On has some minor problems just like its big brother on the Xbox 360. Although the conversion to the handheld is a success, the game has some issues when it comes to framerate and unpredictable physics. The gameplay compared to FlatOut Ultimate Carnage stays the same and on top of that the game has variation and good visuals to make it even more attractive.
  5. FlatOut finds its natural home on PSP where the speedy events and abusing your driver gag don't outstay their welcome as much as on PlayStation 2. An instant pick-up-and-play winner.
  6. Play Magazine
    70
    Flatout: Head On may not contain guns, but who needs guns when you get plenty of explosive destruction by simply crashing your ride into oblivion. [May 2008, p.65]
  7. FlatOut is a mix of the extreme racing seen in the Burnout series combined with the crazy stunts that you would see in Jackass. It's different, and offers something for both the speed freaks and crash-n-burn junkies.
  8. The controls start out accessible, but get a bit nutty with the faster cars, but if you can get used to them then you should find yourself enjoying the $20 you spent on this one.
  9. 65
    Technically the title is extremely impressive too, so if you're looking for a title to sell PSPs to your friends, this might do it.
  10. The overriding feeling is that Head On belongs on more powerful consoles. Without the added bells and whistles, its core racing mechanics and their shortcomings are bare, obvious, and will struggle in a genre that is stacked to the rafters on PSP.
  11. A fun little arcade racer that will be a fun diversion for a few hours, but the novelty is likely to wear off quickly.
  12. AceGamez
    60
    FlatOut: Head On looks a bit like a nice slice of cake, but in reality it's more of a biscuit. It's not even a particularly pleasant biscuit, either; the first bite or two is nice enough, but after an hour or so you'll begin to taste the bitter unfairness of the AI, or the stale mini-games, or theā€¦ well, you get the idea.

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#16 Most Discussed PSP Game of 2008
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#34 Most Shared PSP Game of 2008
User Score
8.2

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Sep 9, 2017
    7
    A really fun game for traveling. While it is largely the same as the other FlatOut games, this is a good on the go game, and it plays prettyA really fun game for traveling. While it is largely the same as the other FlatOut games, this is a good on the go game, and it plays pretty much the same as the console games, which is good for a portable game. If you like playing FlatOut, and want to travel with it, then get this game. Full Review »
  2. May 16, 2016
    8
    Flatout Head On is Flatout Ultimate Carnage on Xbox 360 . I played in Ultimate Carnage and Head On . In Flatout Head On good graphics for PSPFlatout Head On is Flatout Ultimate Carnage on Xbox 360 . I played in Ultimate Carnage and Head On . In Flatout Head On good graphics for PSP game and many cars . In this game are many crashes . Flatout Head On one of the best Racing Game on PSP . This is a very good Racing Game and in this game there is a good career and there are trucks . 8/10 . Full Review »
  3. Nov 23, 2015
    10
    The game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rateThe game is just amazing. I love play this game. For me this game is amazing ! Nothing more to comment because this game is amazing ! I rate this 10/10 Full Review »