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 (1,140 reviews) - 84% of the 1,140 user reviews for this game are positive.
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.
  • 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
92 of 131 people (70%) found this review helpful
27 people found this review funny
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3
I hate you Windows Live
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
222.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
I've played the retail of this game, the not retail, the steam release on another account and a few times on this account..

So.. What is Flatout UC and what makes it tick?
Basically, an upgraded Flatout 2 with some chievs and stuff. But saying that isn't helping much so lets just do a list of pros and cons. Cons first.


- uses GFWL
- that glitch with rubbish on the road that normally should just bump from the car but that one critical time impales your car thru the middle and makes it vault into the air when you could have got that new lap record or won a hard race.
- online races are either stomps or annoying
- not the best graphics, but good enough
- you might not like all the modes of the game. personally i think stunts are fun in between some normal races with friends. Not a fan of the derby mode, timerun or unbalanced online games.
- way too much nitro as default


- you can overshoot the bowling lane to spell "BO...NG"
- the commentator in stunts when he gets all excited
- seeing a ragdoll AI driver overtaking your car briefly as you hear the car had crashed behind you
- half a lap behind when only 2 laps remain? NOT a problem. You might still win.
- getting that flatout (doubletap throttle and hold) turn in the curve going exactly as you wanted
- playing close races with friends and then continuing racing online together against the world
- old but still going strong. same applies to game.
- more fun than many other racing games out there. the pioneer of derbylike racing games.
- no cliché storyline, just start racing and have fun.
- do you prefer to race on gravel, at racetracks or to demolish a shopping mall with your car? Look no further.
- match options are ok and exist. typically put 100% upgrades, no bonus and half or less nitro + only half damage and it's pretty cool.

If you like arcadeish, not too serious derbyracing with some amount of destructive environment with a flair of stunts, sterotypical AI characters, non-copyrightinfringing carbrands and something slightly more than flatout 2 i'm not sure why you're reading this after watching the trailer, just put it in the cart already you scrub.

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32 of 50 people (64%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: June 15
I love everything in this game. But not Games For Windows Live.
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16 of 21 people (76%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Ignore negative reviews, They're mainly about GFWL, Which can be removed with a very simple little patch.

Onto the game - It's classic flatout with TONES of mini games, but with prettier graphics and smoother gameplay.

If you've ever played or enjoy the flatout series, this has to be the best of the later games.

Until Wreckfest is finished or in a state where I deem it worthy of a purchase I recommend everybody to play this one for now!

You'll not be disappointed.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
460.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 5
Pretty addictive gameplay. Cars feel like they have real weight, to the point that my fingers hurt from steering after an intense session. I went from this to Burnout for a minute and it felt like going from driving hyper-fast tanks to toy cars.

Here's my complaints:
-The color pallette is straight out of Quake. Wish it was a little less muddy.
-The music is awful. I wish there was an option to change it out. If you like radio hard rock you'll like this. I do not.
-It's sometimes difficult to tell what piece of debris is going to turn into a major wreck vs act like flying scraps of paper. Nearly everything in this game is destructible and debris stays around, which is fun but sometimes the physics are unpredictable.
-Games for Windows Live. If the service is dead, why does it still sign me out of my Xbox when I play this game?

Other than those complaints, I really enjoy this game. I only tend to like arcade-y racers, like Burnout and Project Gotham. This fits nicely in there. I bought 15 games or so recently and this has gotten the most play.

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