Feel the adrenaline pulse through your veins as you barrel through insane race tracks against monster trucks, race cars, off road vehicles and much more.
User reviews:
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Very Negative (35 reviews) - 5% of the 35 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Overwhelmingly Negative (1,425 reviews) - 13% of the 1,425 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 13, 2011

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About This Game

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction brings a new dimension to high speed destruction racing.

Feel the adrenaline pulse through your veins as you barrel through insane race tracks against monster trucks, race cars, off road vehicles and much more.

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction is demolition racing at its extreme. Real world physics with 9 different game modes, and over 47 different vehicles available. Players may choose to race, smash and destroy their opponents in a wide variety of online and offline options.

Lay waste to farm houses, fences, and then wreak havoc in a Detroit suburb, race up the walls in giant waste disposal sewers. Let the chaos begin as you race through over 60 different tracks, narrowly avoiding wrecking balls, Double Decker buses and much more.

Create as much destruction in the all new monster tuck mode.

Choose from 20 different playable characters, select your weapon from the 47 available vehicles! Create as much Chaos & Destruction! In stuntman mode anarchy rules create havoc with some rag doll fun.

FlatOut 3: Chaos & Destruction offers more vehicles, game modes and different ways to demolish your opponents before crossing the finish line.

Key features:

  • Physics Engine capable of delivering over 20,000 fully destructible objects on every track
  • 47 vehicles with everything from muscle cars, monster trucks, tanks, bulldozers and more
  • 9 game modes plus challenge mode that incorporates all game modes into one 62 track race
  • 10 racing environments with 62 different race tracks
  • 3 stunt mode environments with 12 stunt tracks
  • 9 Destruction Derby Battle environments
  • All new Monster Truck, Nightshift, Off Road, and Speed modes
  • 8 multiplayer modes with support for up to 16 players
  • Force Feedback support for racing wheels
  • Larger Destruction Derbies with 24 players
  • Complete Chaos in Off-Road Mode
  • Complete Destruction in All new Monster Truck Mode
  • Head to Head in nightmarish, thunderous, rainy, fog weather in Night Shift Mode

System Requirements

    • Operating system:Windows® XP
    • Processor: Intel® 2 GHz dual core CPU
    • Memory: 2 GB
    • Video: Nvidia GeForce 8600+ / AMD Radeon HD X2600+
    • Internet:Broadband Internet Connection
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard disk space: 16 GB
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible Onboard Soundcard
    • Supported Input Devices: Keyboard, Joystick, XBox Controller, Gamepad, Microsoft Controller for Windows
    • Additional Notes: Also supports Razer Hydra.
    • Operating system:Windows® 7
    • Processor: Intel® Quadcore
    • Memory: 4 GB
    • Video: Nvidia GeForce GTX 590 / AMD Radeon HD 6970
    • Internet:Broadband Internet Connection
    • DirectX®: DirectX® 9.0c
    • Hard disk space: 20 GB
    • Sound: DirectX® compatible Soundcard
    • Supported Input Devices: Keyboard, Joystick, XBox Controller, Gamepad, Microsoft Controller for Windows
    • Additional Notes: Also supports Razer Hydra.
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IronTraccker
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 25
Another name for disappointment could be Flatout3.
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Bodom0089
( 1.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
This 'game' is a fu**ing desecration...
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S p a z m a t i c
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 20
Unbelievable . . . I remember when I was a kid having a homework deadline and throwing it together at the last minute not caring for the details or the quality .. That is exactly what this game is. If you don't believe me, go ahead and waste your money on it. The first FlatOut is a MAJOR improvement over this latest release. These guys must have given up or just not cared?? I don't know, but it's just plain awful.

0 Stars (I would vote negative if possible).
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ClockRight
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 16
Hahaha are you kidding me? What happened with the damage model of the cars?
One of the worst games i have ever played!



Flatout 2 was such a greate game...
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Frenchie575
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: May 12
Worst racing game I have ever experienced. I got the Flatout bundle and I'd pay to have this title removed from my library.
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Legend Penguin
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: May 2
This might be the worst game I've ever played. Literally nothing in human life can be worse than this. Surely this is what rock bottom looks like and I can only go up from here.
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Grenade Clock
( 2.9 hrs on record )
Posted: April 24
Is this still on steam? wow
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4 2 0
( 10.3 hrs on record )
Posted: April 23
pls no
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Robert
( 1.1 hrs on record )
Posted: April 22
Strica toata seria flatout din nefericire noi producatori au stricat tot conceptul jocului nu jucati acest joc nici sa nu il cumparati pentru ca nu e facut de bugbear entarteiment. Control jalnic la masini e foarte greu nici nu e realistic modurile de joc in teorie par interesante dar in practica te dazamagesc teribil se putea ceva mult mai bun facut din acest joc. Orice job merita incercat mai putin asta.
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Hsyn
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: April 18
Horrible. Such waste of time and money. I played Flatout and Flatout 2, both good games toguh first game is outdated. Then i started this game and... disappointment.
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Therian
( 2.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 8
Racing with a Broken Axle

This is one of the games on steam where a neutral option would prove useful.
In its current state, I simply can't recommend this game, certainly not at $30. Maybe if you pick it up in a bundle for $3 or less, or a price tag of $5~10, but no more than this.

I actually enjoyed the game, having played to completion the two Battle Arenas, but it fell short on Racing and Monster Trucks due to one fundamental problem - the handling of the various vehicles was just horrible at speed. It's recommended in the first race tips to master the handbreak, though this seemingly does very little on its own. Used in conjuction with the boost (or being slammed from behind), I was able to take corners, and finished the first race on fifth or sixth position, but the problem with that was the even further loss of control, often resulting in slamming into someones living room, least for the first race.

Then there's the damage control system to contend with. I completely fail to understand how slamming into another vehicle at 160 kph head-on can deal only 1~3% of damage, while a slight "scratch" at half that speed can deal 5~15%+. I won, and lost, many a times for this during the Battle Arenas, even if did still technically win on points alone; which "feel" like for NPC's points are stopped been counted as soon as the player loses, instead of artifically continuing until the last one standing was revealed.

Graphics wise, can't complain too much. There's a wide selection of vehicles, colours, and even characters behind the wheels, seldom "repeated" by the NPCs, if at all. So there's plenty of variance on the track. Though at no point did I actually see for example a wheel flying off, or a character being thrown out of the car when the car itself dies off, which can apparently be done in one of the other game modes where you land them in a target following a crash. A game from 1995, Destruction Derby 2, was based much the same as Flatout 3, and even for its time, if you took too much damage various parts of the vehicle would go flying; the wheels included, which then (was supposed too, but aided sometimes.) negatively affected your vehicle control, or you had the hood bouncing around obstructing your view until more damage knocked it flying off. These are relatively small things, but they matter to the overall experience.

Long Story Short

Pro's
  • Wide Selection of Graphical Characters, Vehicles and Scenes
  • Multiple game modes ranging from Racing to complete Destruction
  • 'The Stig' reference with the unknown character
  • Unlockable Characters & Vehicles
  • Achievements

Con's
  • Very poor vehicle handling, in certain instances a 1 star vehicle was easier to control than a 5 star.
  • Poor damage control system. 'Scratching' doing considerbly more damage than head-on collisions.
  • Damage control system based as a whole, rather than individual parts of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle clipping. Occasionally at speed you'd drive straight through another vehicle, rather than hitting them
  • (Maybe just me?) No, or little, ability to recharge your boost gauge. Tips say it recharges during jumps or causing damage, but it seems much more random than this.
  • Damage having little to no affect on vehicle control. No losing of wheels until completely destroyed.
  • Lack of varied sound effects; e.g horns, announcer discussions, crash sounds.
  • Random unexplained "flatout3.exe has stopped working..." errors, or in some cases, inability to load the game at all according to some users.
  • No Trading Cards ;)

So once again, I cannot recommend this game in its current state, at the current price.
If you can buy it in a bundle, then by all means. Otherwise, wait for a 80~95% sale, by which point it may be worth a couple of hours of entertainment, but overall, if the developers ever come back to this game, it does have its potential if cared for properly.
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MLG ALCUTRAZ
( 2.7 hrs on record )
Posted: April 6
now i know this is like the third worst game on steam but to be honest you all are going to hate me for this but i love it the graphics are ok and the cars are cool and theres a charecter in the game that looks like vin deissil (if i spelled it right) so yes pls if you have the game give it another chance it not that bad i actully love it 100.01 tumbs up lets make this game a mostly positive game can we do it i think we can pls dont say no to this game
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Hao
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: April 4
This game gave me cancer.
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Duke
( 0.5 hrs on record )
Posted: March 31
A few years ago, I baught the FlatOut Complete Pack when it was on sale. when I tried to launch this game, it would never launch and I spent hours searching on the internet on how to fix it. I finally got it to work just so I could find out how terrible the game is (even not looking at it as a FlatOut game, its terrible) 10 minutes of gameplay and I asked myself, why did steam just throw in the #1 worst rated game on steam with 3 great racing games? And WHY does it cost more than the ones bugbear made?
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roodsk
( 0.2 hrs on record )
Posted: March 26
this game is a shame to the original flatouts, if you think this is good, you're an idiot, and let me go into gtreat lengths about why:

1: has no damage model. a flatout game without a damage model is like nfs 2015 without customization

2: no career mode. this dissapointed me greatly because all other flatout games had one

3: horrid controls

4: blatent rip-offs of todays popular cars, like the mitsubishi evo x (scroll through the car list and you'll see what i mean)

5: the biggest one, THIS ABOMINATION ISN'T EVEN MADE BY BUGBEAR! this is what really gets me, because it's in a pack with games by bugbear, and those games were and still are awesome to this day.
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Zersal
( 0.4 hrs on record )
Posted: March 9
What has happened to one of my favorite Raceing Games ;-;
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ctroop
( 1.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 6
Don't by it it is a west of money Worst I think the second flat out is the best so go get the second flat out flat out 2 is cheper good music good flat out 3 nope bad graphics music can be never listen to
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Scorch Draken
( 0.3 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
This game has absolutely terrible gameplay. Physics are worthless in it, you can't control anything to save your life, no in race music, no force feedbad (The worst part in my opinion), lack of throttle control from what I can tell, and an overall discrace to BugBear and the Flatout name.

IF YOU LIKED THE ORIGINAL FLATOUT AND FLATOUT 2, DO NOT GET THIS GAME, I REPEAT, DO NOT GET IT!
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Ecozones
( 0.9 hrs on record )
Posted: March 2
Garbage
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22 of 27 people (81%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: May 2
This might be the worst game I've ever played. Literally nothing in human life can be worse than this. Surely this is what rock bottom looks like and I can only go up from here.
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6 of 7 people (86%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: May 20
Unbelievable . . . I remember when I was a kid having a homework deadline and throwing it together at the last minute not caring for the details or the quality .. That is exactly what this game is. If you don't believe me, go ahead and waste your money on it. The first FlatOut is a MAJOR improvement over this latest release. These guys must have given up or just not cared?? I don't know, but it's just plain awful.

0 Stars (I would vote negative if possible).
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 90 days
24 of 25 people (96%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
this game is a shame to the original flatouts, if you think this is good, you're an idiot, and let me go into gtreat lengths about why:

1: has no damage model. a flatout game without a damage model is like nfs 2015 without customization

2: no career mode. this dissapointed me greatly because all other flatout games had one

3: horrid controls

4: blatent rip-offs of todays popular cars, like the mitsubishi evo x (scroll through the car list and you'll see what i mean)

5: the biggest one, THIS ABOMINATION ISN'T EVEN MADE BY BUGBEAR! this is what really gets me, because it's in a pack with games by bugbear, and those games were and still are awesome to this day.
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23 of 28 people (82%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: April 24
Is this still on steam? wow
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10 of 11 people (91%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.4 hrs on record
Posted: April 8
Racing with a Broken Axle

This is one of the games on steam where a neutral option would prove useful.
In its current state, I simply can't recommend this game, certainly not at $30. Maybe if you pick it up in a bundle for $3 or less, or a price tag of $5~10, but no more than this.

I actually enjoyed the game, having played to completion the two Battle Arenas, but it fell short on Racing and Monster Trucks due to one fundamental problem - the handling of the various vehicles was just horrible at speed. It's recommended in the first race tips to master the handbreak, though this seemingly does very little on its own. Used in conjuction with the boost (or being slammed from behind), I was able to take corners, and finished the first race on fifth or sixth position, but the problem with that was the even further loss of control, often resulting in slamming into someones living room, least for the first race.

Then there's the damage control system to contend with. I completely fail to understand how slamming into another vehicle at 160 kph head-on can deal only 1~3% of damage, while a slight "scratch" at half that speed can deal 5~15%+. I won, and lost, many a times for this during the Battle Arenas, even if did still technically win on points alone; which "feel" like for NPC's points are stopped been counted as soon as the player loses, instead of artifically continuing until the last one standing was revealed.

Graphics wise, can't complain too much. There's a wide selection of vehicles, colours, and even characters behind the wheels, seldom "repeated" by the NPCs, if at all. So there's plenty of variance on the track. Though at no point did I actually see for example a wheel flying off, or a character being thrown out of the car when the car itself dies off, which can apparently be done in one of the other game modes where you land them in a target following a crash. A game from 1995, Destruction Derby 2, was based much the same as Flatout 3, and even for its time, if you took too much damage various parts of the vehicle would go flying; the wheels included, which then (was supposed too, but aided sometimes.) negatively affected your vehicle control, or you had the hood bouncing around obstructing your view until more damage knocked it flying off. These are relatively small things, but they matter to the overall experience.

Long Story Short

Pro's
  • Wide Selection of Graphical Characters, Vehicles and Scenes
  • Multiple game modes ranging from Racing to complete Destruction
  • 'The Stig' reference with the unknown character
  • Unlockable Characters & Vehicles
  • Achievements

Con's
  • Very poor vehicle handling, in certain instances a 1 star vehicle was easier to control than a 5 star.
  • Poor damage control system. 'Scratching' doing considerbly more damage than head-on collisions.
  • Damage control system based as a whole, rather than individual parts of the vehicle.
  • Vehicle clipping. Occasionally at speed you'd drive straight through another vehicle, rather than hitting them
  • (Maybe just me?) No, or little, ability to recharge your boost gauge. Tips say it recharges during jumps or causing damage, but it seems much more random than this.
  • Damage having little to no affect on vehicle control. No losing of wheels until completely destroyed.
  • Lack of varied sound effects; e.g horns, announcer discussions, crash sounds.
  • Random unexplained "flatout3.exe has stopped working..." errors, or in some cases, inability to load the game at all according to some users.
  • No Trading Cards ;)

So once again, I cannot recommend this game in its current state, at the current price.
If you can buy it in a bundle, then by all means. Otherwise, wait for a 80~95% sale, by which point it may be worth a couple of hours of entertainment, but overall, if the developers ever come back to this game, it does have its potential if cared for properly.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
5 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 9
What has happened to one of my favorite Raceing Games ;-;
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 31
A few years ago, I baught the FlatOut Complete Pack when it was on sale. when I tried to launch this game, it would never launch and I spent hours searching on the internet on how to fix it. I finally got it to work just so I could find out how terrible the game is (even not looking at it as a FlatOut game, its terrible) 10 minutes of gameplay and I asked myself, why did steam just throw in the #1 worst rated game on steam with 3 great racing games? And WHY does it cost more than the ones bugbear made?
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
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141 of 166 people (85%) found this review helpful
185 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: January 2
The best feature was the uninstal option.
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46 of 50 people (92%) found this review helpful
13 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2015
Don't...

A few years ago, I baught the FlatOut Complete Pack when it was on sale. when I tried to launch this game, it would never launch and I spent hours searching on the internet on how to fix it. I finally got it to work just so I could find out how terrible the game is (even not looking at it as a FlatOut game, its terrible) 10 minutes of gameplay and I asked myself, why did steam just throw in the #1 worst rated game on steam with 3 great racing games? And WHY does it cost more than the ones bugbear made?

I cannot reccomend this game unless you are looking for the #1 worst rated game currently on steam.
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54 of 65 people (83%) found this review helpful
31 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 5, 2015
Quite possibly the worst racing game of all time. I spent 13 minutes on this game, which consisted of looking at the vehicles and characters for 10 minutes then uninstalling halfway through the first race.
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28 of 31 people (90%) found this review helpful
10 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
Terrible optimization terrible controls and an ♥♥♥♥ load of forced post processing effects you cant turn off.
This game isnt even worth your money if it was only 3 cents.
This game is worse than a rushed unity game slapped on greenlight as early access
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37 of 50 people (74%) found this review helpful
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23 of 27 people (85%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9, 2015
Easily the worse racing game I have ever played.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
8 people found this review funny
7 of 11 people (64%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
2.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 6
Worst game everrrrrrr
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363 of 376 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Not Recommended
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27, 2013
The game name says Flatout. But do not think of it as Flatout. It is not even made by same developers as the original Flatout, Flatout 2 and Ultimate Carnage. This is made by Team 6. Team 6 has not made a single good game ever. And this is not exception.

This game is absolutely horrible, I do not recommend it for anyone.
The physics are one of the worst I have ever seen in racing game.
Crashing does not feel good when it should in this type of game.
The graphics look just ugly. Even the first Flatout from 2004 looks better than this in my opinion.
There is not even a proper career mode, just a boring challenge mode that has random single races you can complete.
This game is overpriced, it should cost 5€/5$ at max, and even then I would not recommend the game to anyone.

Play the good old Flatout instead, or check out the Next Car Game by the developers of original Flatout games (Bugbear Entertainment). That will be a true demolition racing/derby game.

DO NOT BUY FLATOUT 3
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182 of 196 people (93%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: August 23, 2015
I'd rather tea-bag a Bear Trap than to play that ever again.

Go play Flatout 2. Now!
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150 of 158 people (95%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
11.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
This game is rubbish, if you loved flatout 2 or UC then don't buy.
Flatout 3 features cars that have some of the worse systems of damage e.g. you trade paint and explode, you hit someone face on no damage. Maps that have the track missing in places e.g. a map where you have to jump across a black hole and never make it (including the AI). Zombies that should be road cones (they don't move). Graphics that are worse then flatout 1. Maps that have nothing in them called off road maps.
This game was not made by bugbear it was made by Team 6. Think Pizza Dude and Taxi Raser. It is the same quality
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167 of 181 people (92%) found this review helpful
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Not Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 7, 2015
best uninstall simulator I have ever played.
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