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 (634 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
2 of 2 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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1 of 1 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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1 of 1 people (100%) 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1.7 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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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
2.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
i r8 this 8/8 m9
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20.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 10
Still an awesome racing game. Unlike other racing games, even when you are losing, you can still get something from a race by smashing the crap out of your opponents for money.

It has GFWL, but rumors of GFWL's demise have been greatly exaggerated. As of time of writing, it still works fine and you can still play multiplayer.

Only bad point - the sound track is absolutely awful.
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20.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
A really solid arcade style racer. Good fun throughout as you blast opponents while trying to stay on the best race lines. This game doesn't take itself too seriously but it nails the gameplay and execution of everything. It stinks to see some of the leaderboards ruined by cheating but it is what it is.

On a side note, for some reason, I keep getting my save file deleted. I have no idea how and perhaps I'm accidentally doing it myself but it sucks :(
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 5
Classic. This game will never get old.
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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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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
16.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 3
ENG:
The same beloved FlatOut 2, but with the new cars, new tracks, prettier graphics and twice more opponents in the races.
What it gives? That's right, even more fun!

RU:
Всё тот же горячо любимый FlatOut 2, только с новыми машинами, новыми трассами, похорошевшей графикой и в два раза большим количеством соперников в заездах.
Что это даёт? Правильно, ещё больше веселья!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
30.2 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
17.9 hrs on record
Posted: July 1
deepest lore, true to the table-top version of the game, utilizes aspects of the main story very well. A must-buy for fans of the series. Don't let it slip through your hands.
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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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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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2 of 3 people (67%) 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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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 27
This is the only good flatout other then the first one
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 26
Great destructive racing game despite having a few years on its back by now. Then again, in how many car games can you catapult out your driver to play various minigames? Plenty of laughs if you have some friends to share the fun with.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 13
9/10
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
29.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Очень порадовало наличие ручной коробки передач по сравнению со второй частью ну и конечно же народу на трассе стало больше, а гонка - зрелищнее. Поиграть с друзьями в онлайне очень даже весело, советую :3
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6 of 11 people (55%) 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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