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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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 )
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
157.7 hrs on record
Posted: September 28
Love it, great game
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80 of 86 people (93%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
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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59 of 69 people (86%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
232.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 2, 2013
Still ridiculously fun! Hope that “NextCarGame” will push it far beyond Ultimate Carnage!
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39 of 40 people (98%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
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.


- 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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56 of 67 people (84%) found this review helpful
26.6 hrs on record
Posted: July 18, 2013
The Best Flatout version!
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48 of 55 people (87%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
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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104 of 147 people (71%) found this review helpful
37 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 3, 2015
I hate you Windows Live
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48 of 60 people (80%) found this review helpful
69 people found this review funny
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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32 of 38 people (84%) found this review helpful
1,085.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
A timeless classic! There is nothing more to say. No other arcade racing game has such awesome feel and handling, at least no other racing game that i know of (and i know a lot). Especially in multiplayer mode this game is addictive.

In order to play FOUC you need to install Microsoft GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE. You should be able to install WINDOWS LIVE by doubleclicking the exe [LiveUpdateLauncher] located in the game directory. The game directory is usually [C:\Program Files (x86)\Steam\SteamApps\common\Flatout Ultimate Carnage]

BTW: We are still playing it online via "Games for Windows Live". The Microsoft announcement from June 2014 that "GFWL" will be closed at 1st July was false. Microsoft told us that "GFWL" will not close anytime soon.
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27 of 31 people (87%) found this review helpful
33.1 hrs on record
Posted: November 19, 2014
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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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 20
FlatOut2'nin gelişmiş versiyonu daha iyi grafikler, daha çok yarşıçı daha çok içerik ama genel olarak FlatOut2 diyebiliriz...
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12.3 hrs
Posted: October 17
Even though this game has been out for years and years. I still recommend it.

This is just one of those games where the developers just say screw it. And do it right. Cars drive well for what it was meant for and the gameplay is downright fun. Multiple race types, demoliton derbys. Rocket car stunts. Is easy at first. But as you progress through to the different classes the game becomes alot more difficult. Even for an experienced racer like myself. Cars will go from very tough but slow. (Derby) to crazy fast but very brittle. (Street) A modest selection of cars for its age. And a multitude of tracks and challenges. Not to mention the cheats in non-story mode races which can spice things up.

Its just one of those undying classics you rarely find these days.
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Lit For 20 (New PC Edition)
3.4 hrs
Posted: October 11
*I don't have much time but I had this game on XBOX*

Overall it is a great game and I think it is the best game in the series. Graphics where good at the time and still look alright today. One think about this game is setting it up for the first time. You have to make a Games For Windows Account which is pretty difficult considering it isen't really supported anymore. Just to launch the game you have to have it installed but you can still get the installer from the Microsoft website. Once you get into the game you HAVE TO connect to Games For Windows to save your progress. Which isen't hard but it has to happen lol. As far as gameplay goes it is like any other racing game but I think it is better in a way. There a minigames and stuff like that and has come to be my favorite racing game ever. Yea sorry for this rant.
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Z¤ŁIka*.. Saiyajin
4.8 hrs
Posted: October 10
The best racing game! Everyone should own this game.
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0.3 hrs
Posted: October 9
the windows live locked me out of my account and for the life of me did not even get past the sine in and we tried it is just not worth the time or trubble of this 10/10 ign windows live
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1.0 hrs
Posted: October 8
You have to create microsoft profile to save in this game
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1.7 hrs
Posted: October 7
Pros :

- No DLC , everything is purchasable with in-game earned money

- Old but still decent

- Long , very long to complete

- Power Slam satisfaction

- More than just race mode

- Lots of positive stuffs etc..

Cons :

- No steam achievements ( only GFWL achievement )

- Online is dead

- Car sounds ... better play with muted
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15.5 hrs
Posted: October 6
Rolf Royce :B1:
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Uncle Marine
9.7 hrs
Posted: October 6
I've played the series since the first game,and it always has been one my favorite series of all times.As there might be some "bugs" its all about the fun and destruciton.

-Kept the stunt event
-4 new charaters
-Added garnage mode
-Some new sick cars
-Kept all the bonus cars from the last games

-There aint none unless you count fun a "waste of time"
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