FlatOut Ultimate Carnage lifts destruction racing to a whole new level of bone-breaking slaughter. FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is arcade destruction racing at its best and most extreme with real world physics, three different game modes and offering players a wide variety of online and offline multiplayer options.
User reviews: Very Positive (653 reviews)
Release Date: Aug 19, 2008
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FlatOut Ultimate Carnage lifts destruction racing to a whole new level of bone-breaking slaughter. FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is arcade destruction racing at its best and most extreme with real world physics, three different game modes and offering players a wide variety of online and offline multiplayer options.
Features:
  • Arcade destruction racing at its best:
    FlatOut's peerless real world physics engine combines vehicles built from 40 plus deformable parts with over 8000 destructible objects per track.
  • Huge number of race styles to suit your mood and preferences:
    Career racing. Compete in progressively tougher championship wrecking your way through 3 classes to become the ultimate FlatOut champion. Arcade racing. Deathmatch Destruction Derbies, time trials and crash filled challenges.
  • Highly competitive FlatOut racing action:
    Compete against 11 other drivers in single player modes from a choice of 48 cars on 39 tracks in 6 different environments. Wreck you way across parched deserts, massive storm drains and narrow city streets.
  • Fully supports Games For Windows live:
    Up to 8 player simultaneous Live play including Races, Derbies and Stunts, plus the all-new Deathmatch Derbies and the excusive Head-On race mode.
  • Hilarious Ragdoll characters catapulted in-race and in 12 crunching mini games:
    The Ragdoll is a unique to FlatOut - which is catapulted through your windscreen or, even better, the other driver's windscreen as they are wrecked out of the race. Additionally there are the 12 Ragdoll events which take some beating for their sheer body abuse (e.g. High Jump, Stone Skipping, Ring of Fire, Field Goal and Free Kick).
  • Cars look stunning:
    See every scratch and dent all with real-time environment mapping to create a grittier realistic appearance. flatout features dynamic shadow maps for every 3D object on the track including buildings, scenery and cars making all movement in Ultimate Carnage exceptionally smooth. Improved particle effects e.g. Dust, dirt, smoke, water splashes and bouncing sparks.

System Requirements

    • Note: Multiplayer is not available in all countries, please visit www.gamesforwindows.com/live/countries for details. There is no LAN ( Local Area Network ) Function provided within this game. Flatout Ultimate Carnage is an online multiplayer game that utilizes the Games For Windows Live option provided by Microsoft.

    • Note: Games for Windows – LIVE requires you to have an account set up to play online Multiplayer Games. Please see the following link www.gamesforwindows.com/live for more information. Features may change without notice. Subject to terms of use (at www.gamesforwindows.com/live/termsofuse/).

    • Note: Steering Wheels are not supported with Flatout Ultimate Carnage. Keyboard and controller support only.

    • Supported OS: Windows XP (32bit) Windows Vista (32/64bit)
    • Processor: Intel Processor 2.2GHz or Higher / AMD 2.2GHz or Higher
    • Memory: 2GB or higher
    • Graphics: DirectX 9.0c or higher supported graphics cards with 256MB of Memory.
      Supported Cards:
      Nvidia Geforce 7600 or higher, ATI Radeon X1800 or higher.
      Integrated Graphics Chips and Laptops are not supported by this game.
    • DirectX Version: DirectX 9.0c
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c supported Soundcard.
    • Hard Drive: 4.75 GB free hard disk space
    • Controllers: XBOX 360 Controller for Windows. ( Drivers for the XBOX 360 controller can be obtained from http://www.microsoft.com/hardware/gaming/download.mspx ) Note:XBOX 360 Controller is preset and cannot be re-configured regarding the control options.
    • Keyboard/Mouse: PC Game Pad Controller ( Minimum 8 button controller )
      ( The Manufacturers driver must be installed for the game pad controller. Plug and Play controllers are not supported )
Helpful customer reviews
4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
110.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
+ Lots of game modes including a (sort of)campaign, custom play, online, party mode and carnage where you can do stuff like high jump, football, pure destruction racing/derbies and more
+ Physics and graphics are excellent(nothing fancy but it plays very well)
+ Catchy music that can get boring after a while but you can just disable it and play your own
+ Adrenaline!
+ Many different leaderboards to compare your best times and scores with the world
+ Many cars including different colours
+ Many tracks
+ Servers still online
+ Barely any bugs at all(I've noticed maybe one or two in total)

- GFWL...!
- Upgrades in the campaign are terrible
- Unfair AI further in the 'campaign' - even when fully upgrading most cars they(AI) WILL be faster than you(this is most noticeable on tracks without many turns)
- Game can get boring after a while after you've completed all the solo things
- Not many playing online(usually one or two people/groups at any time, when I checked)

Nothing else I can think of at the moment but even before I bought this game for a second time from Steam I had put at least 100 hours into it, even though I've always had many other games I could've been playing instead(which i didn't because this game is great!)

8/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 19
Altough Next Car Game: Wreckfest is almost out, this is still the best flatout game out there, i suggest you buy this one instead of flatout 2. This version has improved graphics, more cars and game modes than flatout 2 has. but of course, as an flatout fan you should get all of them ;)
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Windows live is a reason not to buy this. another reason is that this game just os not that good. i prefer flatout 2 above this.
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1 of 5 people (20%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
im convinced anyone who plays and likes this turd kisses women but fake and bad of course.
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 5
Not only does it use Games For Windows Live, but it also does not even start on my computer. Just get Flatout 2, it's the same game without the ♥♥♥♥.
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3.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
I heard everyone talking about Flatout on the Next Car Game forums and I enjoyed NCG so much I saw a Flatout bundle for 8 bucks and wanted to try it. I was not disapointed. The racing is fun and competitive, Carnage races are even better. There are Demolition Derby's although not as fun as NCGs in my opinion. Also the stunt games are great. If you like nitro induced racing this is a good game. If you want realistic demolition derbys I recommend getting Next Car Game by Bugbear Games.
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26.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
I'll recommend this game to those who love arcade-style racing with a twist of destruction. Not only you get just pure racing, you also get these mini games which are enjoyable to play. The vehicles look very decent, even if they look like a utterly mess.

The soundtrack is very outstanding, it keeps you movitated in annihilating your competitiors from the road or anything that stands on your way.

My rating will be a 9/10
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3.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
its ok
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16 of 20 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Classic. This game will never get old.
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Awesome remake of FlatOut 2 with the better graphics and working on-line matches!

But "Games For Windows Live" is HELL:
1. The game won't start at all (without any error message) if you haven't installed the "support/XLiveRedist01.02.0241.00.msi" file from the game's directory on your hard disk (the setup wizard tries to install it automatically, but fails to locate the file and just skips it)
2. The game won't let you play if you haven't created an account at http://live.com/
3. The game won't let you play (will show a weird message) if you haven't tied your live.com account to an account at http://account.xbox.com/
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 20
Cool. Much better then prequel.
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8 of 11 people (73%) found this review helpful
11.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 3
Cons:

1. It uses Windows Live.

2. You need to download Windows Live to even start up the game.

3. You need to use a Windows Live account to play.

4. It uses Windows Live.

5. Did I mention that it uses Windows Live?

6. See #1.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
Flatout Ultimate Carnage looks better and plays better than any of the titles in the series. There is support for controller and it works really well with an X-Box 360 wireless controller. Great game and lots of fun to be had. The sound track is great. The variety of challenges is good. Highly recommended!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
105.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
It’s the spiritual successor of Rush. It’s Mario Kart for almost grown up adults. It’s the racing game for people who find continually trying to drive the perfect lap in Forza or GT tedious yet kind of sort of actually secretly like it. I am a Forza/GT fan who typically despises games like Need for Speed, but I loved this.
There are some annoying things like Microsoft basically holding you hostage nearly forcing you to make an account in order to play the damn game. Or the ♥♥♥♥ty port aspect – all menus have prompts like press ○A and the mouse curser isn’t even supported even when friggen annoying Microsoft menus pop up in which you really need a damn mouse. On the plus side it supports non-Xbox controllers.
That being said, it’s really a decent game. The racing aspect is super fun and it controls well although there’s obviously a bit of plasticity as it’s a smash up racing game. You’re encouraged to run into other players and take high risks in order to get more boost as opposed to just straight racing, so go ahead, have another one and drive sloppy. There’re plenty of upgrades for cars albeit not as in depth or complex as Forza or GT. There’s a good amount of cars as well so you won’t get bored; there’s always something to look forward to.
And to top it all off there’s a ridiculous arcade and mini-game section where you’ve got to do silly things like make the biggest crash and fling your driver as far and high as possible. This section is particularly fun when you are too high/drunk to actually race.
In summary, despite it being poorly ported and having Microsoft’s greasy finger prints all over it, I strongly recommend this game to anyone who wants a fun and ridiculous racer. Having not played any of the other ones in the series, it seems like Carnage is all you need. Apparently it has virtually all the features of 1 & 2 and more and it doesn’t blow barnyard animals like 3. Cheers.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 1
Really an amazing game. One of the best (if not the best) of the Flatout games. It has all the best things of 1 and 2 put together with better graphics, more maps, more modes, and a whole second story mode revolving around destruction. No doubt a great game for any gamer. 10/10 would recommend to everyone. (BEWARE FLATOUT 3 IS REALLY REALLY BAD)
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
Good Racing Game but not for 20$ buy it wenn its sale Time
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
10.9 hrs on record
Posted: September 27
This isn't a review so much as a warning: You have to have a Games for Windows Live account even to save progress in single player. It gives no warning of this so I lost a couple of hours gameplay and I'm lucky I didn't lose more.

Add to that the mess of trying to set up a GFWL / Xbox account and I'm really not impressed.

Which is a shame because the game itself looks pretty good.
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7 of 12 people (58%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 28
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is a port of the original FlatOut 2 to next-gen (at the time) consoles, combining the original's engine and gameplay with HD graphics and Games For Windows Live support.


Pros: is Flatout 2 in HD

Cons: with Games For Windows Live

conclusion: just get flatout 2.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
28.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 19
Great GAME!!! I can waste hours on it.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: July 25
Best arcade racer I've ever played. It's almost the same as Flatout 2, only this game is better looking, has more opponents and I believe more maps and stunts. Only complaint I would have is that the soundtrack isn't as great as Flatout 2's soundtrack.
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