I picked this up in a multi-pack with several other games as I had played previous games in the series before. Honestly, I think I might have been better off paying more to buy the rest of the pack separately without this one.
Avoid this game and here is why:
The graphics are at best mediocre. However, despite this expect to find the game stuttering and struggling to keep up (especially when turning corners). This quickly becomes more than a minor annoyance when you find yourself losing control because the game has stuttered on a corner. Textures applied to the walls around the track (such as graffiti on the concrete) will flicker. (Keep in mind this is on a PC with an i7 CPU, 8GB of RAM, and a GeForce GTX 670).
The car handling is distinctly fishy. Half the cars will stick to the road like glue. The other half will be sliding all over the place. There is nothing in between.
The AI is even fishier. When they go around corners expect to see carnage as they drive straight in to walls. To make up for this the AI will quickly catch you on the straights – passing your car with no problems even when you’re burning nitro.
The damage modelling on the cars is all or nothing. Where Flatout Ultimate Carnage slowly added damage to the cars depending on the impacts in this game your car is either brand new or has been completely crumpled. There is no damage in between these two options. As soon as your car scrapes against anything expect to see the whole car appear as if it has been squashed by an 18 Wheeler.