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.
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Mixed (44 reviews) - 65% of the 44 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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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 )
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anjing
13.1 hrs
Posted: August 23
If you have 99.9% stable connection then go ahead buy this game, otherwise stay away.

When you in the mood for playing this game, then the internet goes unstable
GFWL won't let you play with your saved game. even it asks you to enter the serial number again sometimes.
mood ruined
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Nexiu
1.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Seat belts are overrated.
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Banana
4.1 hrs
Posted: August 12
Is gud buy dis nut da turd juan the turd one is ♥♥♥♥
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🐺Nimdo🔰
3.8 hrs
Posted: August 10
I bought this game in 2009 (cd version), and it was a blast, i always liked Flatout, especially FO2, this game brought a new life to FO2, making the best destruction racing game ever made even better, its perfection at its finest, the graphics were the best, and the addition of the carnage mode made existing modes more fun... the only thing that i missed was the LAN mode for multiplayer but online was good. After 7 years the game held up kinda well, the graphics continue to look good (needs a bump in refletions and some textures), but what made the game lose some of its goodness was Games For Windows Live, i can't log in with my old account where i had all my progress because many changes were made in microsofts accounts and GFWL is abandoned and never got updated to accept those changes, so i was forced to make a new account to be able to play online, not a big problem for me, but Games For Windows Live DRM will eventually disappear (in my belief very soon) leaving the game dead, one solution would be integrating it with steamworks but Strategy First doesn't do anything (tipical from this publisher), and the developer says they can't do anything because they don't own the rights to do such thing (similar story happened to FO2 when Gamespy closed and left the online multiplayer dead to this day)... but if you are not concerned about the future of the game and your pc supports GFWL (some w10 users report not being able to use it) i recommend getting it, as it is a great game and in my opinion a must-play game.
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Morphdren
2.7 hrs
Posted: August 9
Horrible Microsodft Games For Windows Live is preventing me from playing or even signing in. Can't play on my windows 10 home laptop.
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Poor Tortured Guy
49.3 hrs
Posted: August 8
FlatOut 2 was a great followup to the original FlatOut. It didn't take itself seriously and had nice graphics and style to boot. In 2007 BugBear decided to tweak it, repackage it and call it Ultimate Carnage. It's basically the same game but with some added modes and upgraded visuals. There's better textures, water, debris effects and reflections on the cars themselves. On the audio side the soundtrack has been replaced with lesser known tracks but they're mostly good although it gets repetitive after a while.

This is kind of a tough game to judge. It's fun, entertaining and has a lot to like but if you've played FlatOut 2 before then you'll feel more than a little sense of Déjà vu. It has the same cars, same tracks, same game engine and even the same physic glitches. It's pretty much FlatOut 2 with some new paint and chrome which is more than a little disappointing. Fans of the series would eventually get a FlatOut 3 from a different studio but the less said about that the better.
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♣RG♣
3.4 hrs
Posted: August 7
flatout 2 is better and bassrain is noob
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HOTDOGWELDER
1.3 hrs
Posted: August 6
2008 simulator
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felipet_21
1.6 hrs
Posted: August 6
Won't Launch---> donwload windows live -----> game launchs but won't save and the mouse doesnt work in full screen mode.

Very fun game, i playied when i was younger and downloaded now again, but whithout the option of saving it loses alot of points.
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Cataclystic
0.5 hrs
Posted: August 4
As a remaster of FlatOut 2, and being a FlatOut player for over 10 years, this game feels refreshing arcadey and VERY nostalgic.
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13 of 13 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
68.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
The game itself is fantastic - best racing game I ever played. The focus on destruction is hilarious and fun. Some of the music is great too, especially if you like hard rock / metal.

However, when you first start the game, it won't work work. No error message, it just won't start. It deserves a thumbs down for that alone. To fix it, you have to install Windows Live Marketplace (WLM) a.k.a. Games For Windows Live (GFWL) first. If you sign up for an account you'll be disappointed, because GFWL insists it needs to download an "update", but then says "Can't download the update. Make sure that you are connected to the internet", offers a broken "support" link, and forces you to sign out of GFWL. This problem is caused by Microsoft, but the game developers have refused to fix it for YEARS even though they keep trying to sell it!

Since you're signed out, you can't play multiplayer and more importantly, YOUR SINGLE PLAYER PROGRESS IS NOT SAVED on exit; you'll be left with nothing unlocked so you can only play the initial maps. I've experienced the same thing on two PCs, one running Win7 and the other running Win10, and before that I was completely unable to make this game run on another Win7 PC.

Edit: other reviews say Ultimate Carnage is the same as Flatout 2, but sadly it's not. While the gameplay and maps are similar, FOUC is a VERY polished remake of FO2. The graphics are dramatically better in FOUC, the user interface of FOUC is far more polished, the soundtrack is new and the maps are also new, albeit similar. In short, if Bugbear could spare a couple of days' work to make GFWL optional and save single-player progress without GFWL, FOUC would be far better than FO2.

A couple more things: (1) even broken I still would buy it when it is heavily discounted, as the initial maps are fun and there is a party mode (turn-based multiplayer stunts) which doesn't have any upgrades to lose on exit (but might be too challenging for actual parties). (2) The mouse cursor is broken in GFWL; use the keyboard to navigate it (Tab, Enter, Esc and arrow keys) (3) Microsoft somehow offers two versions of the GFWL installer (gfwlivesetup.exe) in different places and I tried both of them on Windows 10. One of them is 70 MB and is self-contained; the game is incompatible with this copy and WILL NOT START. The other is 628 KB and downloads the rest of itself. This copy worked for me on both Win7 and Win10 (Sorry for not offering a link, as I lost track of where I got it from). After installing it, don't worry about logging into the marketplace, it is not necessary.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
Seat belts are overrated.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
I bought this game in 2009 (cd version), and it was a blast, i always liked Flatout, especially FO2, this game brought a new life to FO2, making the best destruction racing game ever made even better, its perfection at its finest, the graphics were the best, and the addition of the carnage mode made existing modes more fun... the only thing that i missed was the LAN mode for multiplayer but online was good. After 7 years the game held up kinda well, the graphics continue to look good (needs a bump in refletions and some textures), but what made the game lose some of its goodness was Games For Windows Live, i can't log in with my old account where i had all my progress because many changes were made in microsofts accounts and GFWL is abandoned and never got updated to accept those changes, so i was forced to make a new account to be able to play online, not a big problem for me, but Games For Windows Live DRM will eventually disappear (in my belief very soon) leaving the game dead, one solution would be integrating it with steamworks but Strategy First doesn't do anything (tipical from this publisher), and the developer says they can't do anything because they don't own the rights to do such thing (similar story happened to FO2 when Gamespy closed and left the online multiplayer dead to this day)... but if you are not concerned about the future of the game and your pc supports GFWL (some w10 users report not being able to use it) i recommend getting it, as it is a great game and in my opinion a must-play game.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
49.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 8
FlatOut 2 was a great followup to the original FlatOut. It didn't take itself seriously and had nice graphics and style to boot. In 2007 BugBear decided to tweak it, repackage it and call it Ultimate Carnage. It's basically the same game but with some added modes and upgraded visuals. There's better textures, water, debris effects and reflections on the cars themselves. On the audio side the soundtrack has been replaced with lesser known tracks but they're mostly good although it gets repetitive after a while.

This is kind of a tough game to judge. It's fun, entertaining and has a lot to like but if you've played FlatOut 2 before then you'll feel more than a little sense of Déjà vu. It has the same cars, same tracks, same game engine and even the same physic glitches. It's pretty much FlatOut 2 with some new paint and chrome which is more than a little disappointing. Fans of the series would eventually get a FlatOut 3 from a different studio but the less said about that the better.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 4
As a remaster of FlatOut 2, and being a FlatOut player for over 10 years, this game feels refreshing arcadey and VERY nostalgic.
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
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75 of 81 people (93%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 29, 2013
In case your confused Flatout Ultimate Carnage is Flatout 2 with a few extras. Basically Flatout 2 with a DLC in it would be the best way to describe it. In truth it was a re-release of Flatout 2, not exactly sure why.

I hate racing games. So for me to like a racing game it must be pretty damn fun. A garage where you can purchase and upgrade many vehicles. Your car takes lots of damage and so do the other cars. You can visibly see the damage of all the cars. You can totally wreck your car out of the race and you can also take out opponents by causing enough damage to the AI cars.

Some of the best feeling cars in a simulation. It doesnt feel "arcadey" yet cars become very managable at high speeds. There is even a crash durby mode.

WARNING - Don't even think about Flatout 3. Totally different company did that one and unless you want to see an example of the worst race game ever don't bother. Flatout 2 is the best in the series.

SERIOUSLY - No idea if the forum is still up for Flatout 3 but at some point I was wondering if they were going to shut it down because of SOOO many complaints. Have you ever bought a game programming book with an example race game in it? Flatout 3 was worse than that.
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42 of 43 people (98%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
222.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 13, 2015
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.


Cons:

- 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


Pros:

- 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.

8/10
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59 of 70 people (84%) found this review helpful
55 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Great game to play drunk to forget about my horrible live choices
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57 of 67 people (85%) found this review helpful
Recommended
230.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Still ridiculously fun! Hope that “NextCarGame” will push it far beyond Ultimate Carnage!
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