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.
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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Doctor Futurity
( 21.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 30
Amazing cart racer/smash-up wacko physics car racing game, not beaten (much like Burnout Paradise) by any contemporary racer yet.
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austinthehotty
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: May 29
Good game, bad port.
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Vella
( 6.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 26
Broken Product, this should have been fixed a LONG time ago when MS announced the closing of windows live. I can not reommend this product anymore. If this is ever fixed I will change my review. Until then Steam should remove this game due to it being broken.
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AirFox
( 5.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
People that have been Thumbing down this game because of issues with Windows Live, you can fix this issue by just downloading it from the main website here.

This game is great, so dont let Windows Live stop it.
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DavidD
( 8.6 hrs on record )
Posted: May 24
need somting to release your stress? then the flat out series is what you want, espechaly this one. This game is basicly a slight remake of FO2, but with more racers, Difrent songs and some gameing modes like beat he bomb and carnage mode. Plays great. their are only 2 problems i have, 1 is not really a problem but the sound track is kinda Meh to me but that is just my opinon, I created a custom sound track playlist on youtube to give it a more Flatout feel. the 2nd gripe is the windows live thing. it was a gauntlet for me to get the save feature to work. and with windows live i cant merge my offline save with my Online save. so be aware of that when your playing.
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Fantazm
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 22
Do not buy, the game uses Windows Live which has been shut down, so it won't even start on your PC.
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KillerBoss510 | Echo
( 22.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
I'm playing this instead of DS3 and The Witcher 3. That has to say something. I love this game, despite it taking over most of my free time.
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PaQ
( 12.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 21
One of the best racing games ever made. No disadvantages.
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macievelli
( 24.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 18
I wanted to love this game and for the majority of the game I did. It has a lot of the right elements, done the right way, which result in a great racing experience, very playable.

Then you get to the difficult end of the spectrum.

In the dictionary, under the term "nerfed" should be a picture of this game. Regardless of whether you manage to get the top cars, the level of AI, physics and performance changes that occur during the highest races drops the playability level down to all but unplayable. If you have learned the way to properly play and control your car through the various races and levels to get to the end races, you understand the elements around you and the other cars, how they behave. Unfortunately most of that information will do you no good, as the laws of physics suddenly stop applying.

Enemy cars will go from wrecking as you pass them to rocketing past you at 200 mph+. Pieces of paper in the road transform into massive obstacles able to flip your car high into the air on impact. Your car begins to perform like a ford pinto missing a few cylinders: One moment, it handles fine, the next it has no throttle response, no turning control or no brakes, or slides radically sideways if you so much as look as the hand brake button. Step on the gas pedal....it might respond, it might not. If you are really lucky, the wind from a passing car will make yours veer into that oncoming building corner or tree, stopping you instantly.

Don't worry, however, as things will revert just as quickly back to how you have come to understand them, once 3 or 4 of the opponent AI cars have passed you by, leaving you wondering just what the heck happened. You will have time to think about it after you lose the race again.

In playing this game, or any game, it is understandable that things get progressively harder. However, the "playability" of this game goes way down when the changes that make it harder are such that they are so readily apparent and unfair. You end up thinking "whoa, what the heck just happened?" a lot. Things happen which are beyond explanation and which are beyond you have any effect on whatsoever. There is no counter move you can do, no way to affect change in the situation at all. The outcome just changes, and the only thing you can do is keep the gas pedal down and watch the other cars pass you by.

The advantages given to the environment and AI cars in this make it a very different game at the end. I loved it up to that point, but there is no way to play against what you know about the game being useless to you when you are playing it. How do you race if gravity or the laws of matter change instantly for a few moments here and there, but never in your favor? There is no way to fight that. If you win, it will most likely be because of some freak bit of luck.

I don't expect it to be easy, but making it seem impossible by yanking victory from your grasp unfairly, and very visibly so, earns it a bad review. NERFED HARD, YO.
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TheDissociateAssociate
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
GET THIS GAME. THE GAMEPLAY IS PERFECTLY OPTIMIZED AND COMPARABLE TO BURNOUT PARADISE. IM AMAZED.
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☢=[R.O.G]=POINTMAN™=☢
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
This game launches but it still needs Windows live which is unfortunately not supported with Windows 10. It keeps giving error. Even compatibility and run as admin CANNOT FIX THIS.
Sooo....until this problem is fixed, Sorry I cannot recommend this game (for Windows 10 Users beware)
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Gamaroc
( 21.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
This is such an amazing game! In my opinion, it's underrated and not as popular as it should be. The game is fun, action-packed, and so addictive! It's is similar to FlatOut 2, however, this game has more game modes and updated graphics comparing to FlatOut 2. And surprisingly enough, the online servers in the game are still running in Ultimate Carnage! The thing is that you will need to download the Games for Windows Live client (remember GFWL back in the days?) because the online servers are run by it. All you need is a Microsoft account, and you can play online. There are a few people playing the game, but I've never come across a time where there was no one playing at all, so there's always a lobby to join. Any who, the game is tremendously fun! It's like Burnout, but different in a few aspects (more realistic, but it still maintains the massive mayhem that it contains) It's an action racing game, and the crashes and wrecks are what the game are great at delivering. There is also stunt mode, which is familiar to FlatOut fans as this mode has been around since the first instalment in the FlatOut series. You are in a huge and vivid stadium, and you are to send your driver flying through the stadium and hit bowling pins, dunk slam them into basketball baskets, hit them with a gigantic baseball bat, and so much more! The stunts are so fun and addictive, and absolutely hilarious because the way the characters move like ragdolls and fly around are funny! There is also a derby game mode, where the cars are parked on the edge of the arena, and they are going to drive and wreck each other, which is fun and addictive too. If you are a multiplayer type of person, then I'd still recommend this game to you, because it's so awesome when it comes to multiplayer (servers are still online). You can do demolition derbies, races, and even stunt modes in online. And the best part is doing stunt modes with other people, as you can see each other flying like ragdolls XD
The areas and tracks are also nice and interesting. You can drive on off-road tracks, or race on oval tracks... or even drive through trolleys in malls! The tracks are fun and entertaining!
If there was a bad thing about this game... it would be that the cars are too sensitive and slippery comparing to other racing games. They can be brought to a halt by simply hitting traffic cones and chairs.
But any who, it doesn't bother me at all, as there are simply too many pros. Brilliant game, brilliant franchise! I'm excited for their next game: FlatOut 4!!! :D :D :D
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jhheight
( 49.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 14
Luck, Skill and Steel Nerves is all it takes to master it.
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Z0011
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Recomended.
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(Not A Surfer)Bmo Failure
( 0.1 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Very disappointing compared to the other games in the series it seems like just A revamp of textures.
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Dope Pope
( 14.9 hrs on record )
Posted: May 11
I was debating a long time wether to give this game a positive or a negative review. Decided to go for a negative after going through all the bad things, here are the pros and cons.

___________________________________________________

** CONS **

* Dumb AI - It will constantly ♥♥♥♥ itself over, and sometimes take your poor soul with it. It has basic "rammimg/disabling" tactics, it doesn't consider other AI's, so 2 or 3 AI's might try to block you from both sides by driving steering to your path, and create some sort of useless triangle of infuriating, frustrating blockage that will keep you all at 70KMPH or less. It's easily fooled in derby mode, you just drive around in circles and watch them destroy eachother, and then butt in for the win.

* Heavy and wonky props - for some reason there are big @ss props on the map, if you're unlucky to hit one of them, you will probably stop to a halt/sub 20KMPH, and should probably press R to restart. It could happen any time, no matter first or last place, first or last lap, you will get ♥♥♥♥ed by it. If it's not big enough to stop you, it's small enough to bounce like a feather OR jam under your car and SEND YOU FLYING/SPIN YOU OUT OF CONTROL. These are way more common than the heavy props, and just as annoying.

* Bad physics in general - Let's say you master the evasion of props. Congrats! now you probably want to slam people the hell out of your way. It will probably not end well for you. Steer clear of people. ( Ironically ) especially in derby mode. If you try to steer people out of control by slamming to their back sides, they will rotate 90 degrees and you will stick to their T bone like a MAGNET. Don't try to slam people from behind in lower speeds - you will have no effect, and you will stick to their back side like a magnet until you slow down or pass them somehow.

* A terrible difficulty curve - 1st level is easy. Picked the Mustang, left all my opponents in the dust, no upgrades, no nothing. 2nd level? ♥♥♥♥, I couldn't even catch up to them. Had to buy another car and heavily upgrade it to stand a chance, and get mostly 2nd/3rd places ( thanks to props, too ). I'm dominating the side challenges because all I have to do is drive in circles, if not, AI will gang up on you and will ♥♥♥♥ you up in a minute.

* GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE - The world's most terrible, teeth grinding, usless sack of ♥♥♥♥ DRM makes an impressive comeback to this game. If you can't run the game at the first time, it's probably because you need to install Games For Windows Live. It's that terrible. The installation for it is in the game's library somewhere in your Steam library - common - steamapps - FlatOut : Ultimate Carnage. When you enter the game, just go as guest. I couldn't remember my ancient account. You probably wouldn't too.

* Mediocre graphics - This is a 2008 game. 2008. Having played the 2009 hit Burnout Paradise, this looks like a bootleg from 2003-4. At lease it got impressive "destruction" mechanics? kinda. It just creates more crappy glitchy props. No thanks.

________________________________________________________

**PROS**

* Easy to get driving mechanic - Gotta give it to them, at least the driving is pretty fun. Drifting is easy to master, all is arcadey as it should be.

* Great soundtrack - Classic "let's **** some ♥♥♥♥ up" rock music. Fits in great, some of the songs I will be listening to again outside of the game.

* What looks like 12-13 hours campagin - It's kinda good for an old game. Yeah, you will spend most of the time trying to redo failed races thanks to stupid AI and terrible props, but it's arcadey and pretty fun.

* Good maps and nice scenery - well, nice 2004 looking scenery, but you get the point. Maps are well designed ( better without the terrible props ).

_________________________________________________________

CONCLUSION

Rating - 4/10

Recommended price - 4$ or below ( on deep sales ), usually 20$

Shoud you buy it? - If you're into arcade racers with ( potential ) derby elements, sure. I couldn't do any derbying because it's all bugged to hell. I wouldn't get it if it was above 5$.
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xor1337
( 19.3 hrs on record )
Posted: May 9
I'ts a great party game. I'ts a great single player game. Its great online. Graphics and driving mech are perfect. only downfall is GWL, but really guys, get over it. sign up and make an account and stop ♥♥♥♥♥ing. Then have fun. I would spend my last $5 on this game.
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slowpard
( 12.7 hrs on record )
Posted: May 8
Pastor Maldonado Simulator 2008.
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Scar
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 29
Very good arcade racer, with beautiful cars that sound loud and crisp, handling feels more sophisticated than flatout 2, nice physics...and the graphics are very good, nice shaders and finally the lighting isn't static and overall looks good today still..the only thing i don't like of this game is gfwl, it SUCKS. Otherwise, fantastic racing game, BUY DIS
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ReoM
( 1.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 25
Games is fun, just like Fallout 1 & 2.
Works great with Nvidia 3D Vision.

I was about to refund it for not working because of GFWL..

BUT you can download gfwlivesetup from
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient use your account or make a new one (not tested).
Give it a try.

I can play it now and it saves my savegame!
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18 of 20 people (90%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
This game launches but it still needs Windows live which is unfortunately not supported with Windows 10. It keeps giving error. Even compatibility and run as admin CANNOT FIX THIS.
Sooo....until this problem is fixed, Sorry I cannot recommend this game (for Windows 10 Users beware)
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11 of 16 people (69%) found this review helpful
15 people found this review funny
Recommended
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: May 8
Pastor Maldonado Simulator 2008.
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
49.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 14
Luck, Skill and Steel Nerves is all it takes to master it.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
22.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 21
I'm playing this instead of DS3 and The Witcher 3. That has to say something. I love this game, despite it taking over most of my free time.
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 26
Broken Product, this should have been fixed a LONG time ago when MS announced the closing of windows live. I can not reommend this product anymore. If this is ever fixed I will change my review. Until then Steam should remove this game due to it being broken.
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5 of 10 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: May 11
I was debating a long time wether to give this game a positive or a negative review. Decided to go for a negative after going through all the bad things, here are the pros and cons.

___________________________________________________

** CONS **

* Dumb AI - It will constantly ♥♥♥♥ itself over, and sometimes take your poor soul with it. It has basic "rammimg/disabling" tactics, it doesn't consider other AI's, so 2 or 3 AI's might try to block you from both sides by driving steering to your path, and create some sort of useless triangle of infuriating, frustrating blockage that will keep you all at 70KMPH or less. It's easily fooled in derby mode, you just drive around in circles and watch them destroy eachother, and then butt in for the win.

* Heavy and wonky props - for some reason there are big @ss props on the map, if you're unlucky to hit one of them, you will probably stop to a halt/sub 20KMPH, and should probably press R to restart. It could happen any time, no matter first or last place, first or last lap, you will get ♥♥♥♥ed by it. If it's not big enough to stop you, it's small enough to bounce like a feather OR jam under your car and SEND YOU FLYING/SPIN YOU OUT OF CONTROL. These are way more common than the heavy props, and just as annoying.

* Bad physics in general - Let's say you master the evasion of props. Congrats! now you probably want to slam people the hell out of your way. It will probably not end well for you. Steer clear of people. ( Ironically ) especially in derby mode. If you try to steer people out of control by slamming to their back sides, they will rotate 90 degrees and you will stick to their T bone like a MAGNET. Don't try to slam people from behind in lower speeds - you will have no effect, and you will stick to their back side like a magnet until you slow down or pass them somehow.

* A terrible difficulty curve - 1st level is easy. Picked the Mustang, left all my opponents in the dust, no upgrades, no nothing. 2nd level? ♥♥♥♥, I couldn't even catch up to them. Had to buy another car and heavily upgrade it to stand a chance, and get mostly 2nd/3rd places ( thanks to props, too ). I'm dominating the side challenges because all I have to do is drive in circles, if not, AI will gang up on you and will ♥♥♥♥ you up in a minute.

* GAMES FOR WINDOWS LIVE - The world's most terrible, teeth grinding, usless sack of ♥♥♥♥ DRM makes an impressive comeback to this game. If you can't run the game at the first time, it's probably because you need to install Games For Windows Live. It's that terrible. The installation for it is in the game's library somewhere in your Steam library - common - steamapps - FlatOut : Ultimate Carnage. When you enter the game, just go as guest. I couldn't remember my ancient account. You probably wouldn't too.

* Mediocre graphics - This is a 2008 game. 2008. Having played the 2009 hit Burnout Paradise, this looks like a bootleg from 2003-4. At lease it got impressive "destruction" mechanics? kinda. It just creates more crappy glitchy props. No thanks.

________________________________________________________

**PROS**

* Easy to get driving mechanic - Gotta give it to them, at least the driving is pretty fun. Drifting is easy to master, all is arcadey as it should be.

* Great soundtrack - Classic "let's **** some ♥♥♥♥ up" rock music. Fits in great, some of the songs I will be listening to again outside of the game.

* What looks like 12-13 hours campagin - It's kinda good for an old game. Yeah, you will spend most of the time trying to redo failed races thanks to stupid AI and terrible props, but it's arcadey and pretty fun.

* Good maps and nice scenery - well, nice 2004 looking scenery, but you get the point. Maps are well designed ( better without the terrible props ).

_________________________________________________________

CONCLUSION

Rating - 4/10

Recommended price - 4$ or below ( on deep sales ), usually 20$

Shoud you buy it? - If you're into arcade racers with ( potential ) derby elements, sure. I couldn't do any derbying because it's all bugged to hell. I wouldn't get it if it was above 5$.
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22 of 31 people (71%) found this review helpful
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 11
This game used to be awesome when Windows Live was still around and stored all of your progress. Now that it's gone, every time you play you have to start all over. Steam has to be aware of this, yet they still sell the game, knowing that you will never unlock all of the best cars which take weeks of playing to aquire. I already have the CD of this game that cost me 5 bucks, but quit storing my progress when Windows Live shut down. Now I have the 20 dollar Steam version that does the same thing. Selling this game with no fix is BAD BUSINESS.
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12 of 17 people (71%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 25
Games is fun, just like Fallout 1 & 2.
Works great with Nvidia 3D Vision.

I was about to refund it for not working because of GFWL..

BUT you can download gfwlivesetup from
http://www.xbox.com/en-GB/LIVE/PC/DownloadClient use your account or make a new one (not tested).
Give it a try.

I can play it now and it saves my savegame!
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4 of 4 people (100%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
13.7 hrs on record
Posted: March 25
The game where you get to bang hot chicks (also some guys) from behind with your Blaster XL all hardcore-style. It does feels slightly off in terms of music choice compared to Flatout 2, but now you got your Sofie Martinez in full HD and it's still the same total porn of a game none other could ever outdeliver.
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 22
Great game but steam and microsoft ruin it. You have to have a microsoft live account. Everytime i log in, it acts like its just been installed. Played 3 hours first time and nothing saved. ♥♥♥♥ you steam and ♥♥♥♥ you microsoft live. Just let me play the god damn game I paid for.

Great game though!
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12 of 22 people (55%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
♥♥♥♥ING PIECE OF ♥♥♥♥

IT MADE A CANADIAN ANGRY

♥♥♥♥ THIS GAME

IT SUCKS ♥♥♥

IT DOESN'T WORK

DO NOT BUY THIS PIECE OF GARBAGE
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 2
Everything FO2 was only better. People complain about GFWL, but it doesn't seem all that intrusive. Only annoying thing about it for me is that if you want to change your username you have to pay, so I'm stuck with one I really would prefer to change, but I begrudge giving Microsoft money for basically nothing.

FO1 is still my favourite, I prefer the handling in that one, but this is probably my second favourite of the series. FO2 would be third, and WE DO NOT SPEAK OF FLATOUT THREE.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
22.2 hrs on record
Posted: April 17
Flatout Ultimate Carnage gives you the opportunity to create absolute mayhem in what is a decent racer. As well as racing, you build nitro by crashing into the scenery and anything in your path. Including your opponents. It is easy to forget about the racing and just cause carnage for the sake of it. It won't win you many races mind. This game is a mix of styles. Similar to Burnout, handling is more rally style (quite a bit is off-road) and the power sliding and nitro not unlike Ridge Racer. Whilst this makes for a good fun racer, some of the racing can get a bit 'flat' after a while.
The AI in this game is mighty impressive, Each car has its own driver and personality and it often feels like you are racing against humans. They are totally unpredictable, and you will find yourself having great ramming battles on the track together with head on collisions, flip-outs, wrecked cars and some wild manoeuvres.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
21.7 hrs on record
Posted: April 29
Very good arcade racer, with beautiful cars that sound loud and crisp, handling feels more sophisticated than flatout 2, nice physics...and the graphics are very good, nice shaders and finally the lighting isn't static and overall looks good today still..the only thing i don't like of this game is gfwl, it SUCKS. Otherwise, fantastic racing game, BUY DIS
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49 of 58 people (84%) found this review helpful
49 people found this review funny
Recommended
10.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 23, 2015
Great game to play drunk to forget about my horrible live choices
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29 of 35 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1,037.9 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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19 of 22 people (86%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
16.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 30, 2015
An eyecandy for those who loves seeing:

-Cars crashing
-Burning
-Exploded down to it's frames
-Drivers ejected through the windshield
-Head-on crashes
-Rocket cars
-Stunts
-Bowling with a car
-Rocket cars
-Being a ball in a football game
-Using expensive cars in a derby
-Have i said that you can use rocket cars?

One of the greatest game on it's age
9.5/10
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 28, 2015
First things first; I can't review Flatout 3 because I only played it for 3 minutes, and I've already uninstalled the game, and it's not worth re-installing just to play it enough to be able to review it. So I'll leave my review on that here to say that it's the worst driving game to ever exist.

But, FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage is extremely fun! I remember a few years back, I was in year 10 at high school, and FlatOut 2 had done the rounds on people's USB sticks. So a lot of us were playing LAN (is that still a thing?) battles of FlatOut 2 demolition derbies, and I absolutely loved it.

If you've played that game and loved it, you'll love this... mainly because it's basically the exact same game, bar a few changes such as better graphics. AI players are the same, FlatOut mode is the same from what I remember. It's just updated a bit. Oh well, still a great game. Buy it! And don't buy FlatOut 3! Even ignore the ultimate FlatOut bundle. It's worth paying that little bit extra to say that you never owned that piece of garbage.

Oh, and also, I've had no loading issues or any crap with this game, even on Windows 10. Ignore what the negative reviews say.
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
Recommended
16.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
I'm a big FlatOut and FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage has to be the best FlatOut game I've played so far I recommend it!
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 3
THis is my favourite out of the Flatout games. Its a lot of fun if you dont take it to seriously. I find it works better with an Xbox controller than a steering wheel (G27). I highly recommend this one. IN fact buy all 4 as one package.
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