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: Overwhelmingly Negative (768 reviews)
Release Date: Dec 13, 2011
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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.
Helpful customer reviews
9 of 9 people (100%) found this review helpful
3.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
Unfortunately Flatout 3 is a big disapointment for me and many fans of previous parts.
What went wrong?
Gameplay has lost this "catchy" spirit making this game addicting. Controls has changed and physics as well. You don't have any feeling of the vehicle You driving. The game seems to be at faster pace. Too fast form me :) Too many explosions and destructions out of a good taste. Soundtrack is flat and colorless. It isn't bad but... There is no tracks of some famous rockbands as previously. Graphisc has not made any progress. It has made a step backwards as it stay in place.
Flatout3 has a lot of game modes some of which are not playable at all.

I like SPEED Mode it has something good :)

The rest is kind of fun ... for about 5 minutes. There is no career mode :(

To be honest : Flatout 1 & 2 have their own style and leave in gamers' minds an unique impresion and lots of good, warm memories. FO3 does not...
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14 of 19 people (74%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Even Flatout 1 is much better than this crap.
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11 of 15 people (73%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 26
Worst. Flatout. Ever. DO NOT BUY
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
I bought this with all the other FlatOut games for 5 dollars... still feel ripped off...
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: November 23
All the other flat out games are good and fun......

This game is neither. I played it for about an hour then uninstalled it.....

IMO this game should be buried in the desert like Atari’s ET game as it’s a steaming pile.

I do not recomend this game to anyone.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
4.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I was under the impression that Steam retailed reputable games, to later find out that this is total garbage, I have owned this game for a long time and have only been able to play it for a few hours, I can understand the lack of support because there are no micro purchases in the game for steam to make extra money off, I personally believe that steam should show some integrity and dignity by refunding or compensating the people that bought this game and were dissatisfied with the end product, Steam Credit would be acceptible,

The Fact that steam would sell such an inferior product goes to show a lack of integrity and poor customer support to the people who, at the end of the day, support them.

Be wise with your purchases people, just as with many retail/sales people/companies, they will promise you and tell you everythin you want to hear, but as soon as the transaction is done, any misleading information, inferior quality product will be left in your hands and you will be told that it was your fault for not researching the quality of the game or services.

If this was an automobile, It's a LEMON and just like car dealers, Steam does not care as soon as you drive off the car lot, they got their $$$$$ why should they care about you anymore?
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68 of 71 people (96%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 11
Awful in every sense of the word, ESPECIALLY when you compare it to its predecessors.

But, before I begin, there's something you must know - The first two FlatOut games were made by Bugbear Entertainment, and they were phenominal racing games, especially FlatOut 2. This game? Totally different company that completely misunderstood everything Bugbear had done right.

First things first, the AI is pitiful. I know the name of the game is destruction, literally, but it's a RACING game, and I'd rather have people using force to win the race than veering off the track in the first lap to wrestle in the grass like kittens.

On this note, *everyone* targets you. I went into one demolition derby round, and it was hilariously stupid the way it worked. As soon as the countdown hit zero, the twenty-or-so other non-player racers veered to the opposite side like the Persian army and all ganged up on me at once, with the exception of, what, like, two motorists smashing each other's bumpers in. I mean, I played FlatOut 2's derby mode religiously, and it sometimes feels like the AI prioritizes you over their brethren, but even in it worst state it was nothing compared to this insanity.

Now, it's time to compare it to its predecessors - Yes, Flatout 3 was made by a different company than the first two, but being a sequel by its title, I have to rate it in comparison to its past successes in the franchise.

The other NPC's -- The way this development team tried to recreate Bugbear's non-player character gimmick is awful. If you haven't played FlatOut 2, lemme give you the jist of things - There were seven NPC's that were the only opponents in the game. They all had distinct driving styles, color schemes, and skills in different racing areas. They were so memorable thanks to this that you had those names ingrained into your brain after your first couple of races and figured out very quickly whose names to curse every time you launched out of your windshield.

Well, 3 messes this all up. There are something near 15 characters, and some of them are so similar that you have no hope of remembering them. The character models are all very idealized, if you catch my drift, and there's one fully anonymous man wearing a motorcross helmet with practically full-balanced stats that you'll choose every time if you're sane. That's another thing, too - Unlike the original, where you were your own identity, you have to choose one of these punks.

Anyway, 2.5/10, because it technically functions, I guess. Go buy Next Car Game instead, it's made by the same company that made the other FlatOut games. Speaking of which, go buy the other FlatOut games, too, they're super cheap and also on Steam. It's a shame those two don't have online multiplayer anymore, because if they did, I'd force you to buy them at gunpoint.
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38 of 44 people (86%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 21
Take Flatout 1, add a little flatout 2 and then smash it together like a toddler with cake, throw it at the wall, eat it, digest it, vomit it back up, scrape it up and hey presto flatout 3
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
I'm absolutely speechless.
This 11GB piece of crap is disgrace to the Flatout series!
It's like Bad Rats on wheels!
1/10
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17 of 18 people (94%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 23
Don't be stupid like me and don't buy this game, it's total garbage. If you want nice destruction derby game, get FlatOut2: Ultimate Carnage, soo much better than this crap. Or get Bugbear's new game called Next Car Game, thats a great destruction derby game (but still in making).

The real problem with this game is, that it isn't made by Bugbear but by some ♥♥♥♥ty company.
Graphics seems (at least to me) like downgrade from FlatOut2.
It have horrible original "music" and not licensed music from rock bands like the other flatouts.
From what else i saw in that half hour i wasted on it was horrible maps like simple square with some houses around and thats it, thats your city race track. No destructible props at all.
The "throw your driver out of car" minigames are worthless, so much better in FlatOut2.

My verdict? It's 1/10. One point for cool name that can charm fans like me who played and loved previous FlatOut games.
Seriously, don't buy this crap, hell, don't even pirate it, it's just waste of time.

P.S. On the other hand, if you want to torture some clueless friend, get this game for him/her. He/She will get this monster big mindf*ck and will do anything for you, just not make him/her see this game again.
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7 of 7 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 21
I'm a fan of the FlatOut series, and I bought this on release thinking it would be the latest and greatest. But this game is tough to get into, if not for the fact that the controls operate like your gamepad is begging for an immediate and swift death. The adrenaline of Ultimate Carnage is ill-supported here and the game lacks a lot of the punch that made past titles great.

Worth noting - this game was made by a third party studio, not the one responsible for the earlier games.
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7 of 8 people (88%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: June 24
They totally ♥♥♥♥♥ a good series with this game.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: June 20
A complete turd that killed the Flatout series.... Everything you enjoyed in part 1 and 2 is ruined with 3... skip this one!
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 22
Let me give you the TL;DR right now. Worst game ever.

I played a single race (yes I made it that far, so I earned the right to judge the game). I immediately remembered a really funny parody of the FPS games of that era. Duty Calls. Now for those who aren't familiar with this name, let me describe it briefly. Duty Calls is a parody of many FPS games, based on Call of Duty franchise. It was made as an advertisement for Bulletstorm, whose trailer played at the end of this mocking game, with the message being "nowadays FPS are like the one you just played, here is what it is supposed to be like (Bulletstorm trailer begins)". Flatout 3 felt exactly like that. "Here is a crappy racing game to depict everything wrong with racing games today, and now, real Flatout 3 begins where you get to have super fun just like you had in the previous games, even ultimate carnage, which was basically flatout 2 re-sold to you suckers, but turned out to be pretty good anyway". Disappointment begins... It was no joke, no "real" Flatout 3 started. Flatout 3 really is the horrible.... ummm..... I can't really say that it's a game.... It's...... a software...... where you control...... no not control........ more like........ watch a car that was based on the drawings of a drunk newborn...... cruise in a city designed by a band of autistic apes...... and think that you contribute to its behaviour by pressing certain buttons on the controller.

Ok jokes aside. Graphics are extremely unfinished. Simple and undetailed, but not intentionally, just due to lack of skill and/or effort. Just look at the screenshots. At the first glance they look pretty decent. Now look closer. Inspect details. Don't tell me it's a 2011 game. Compare it to DiRT or just Flatout UC. You will see it has horrible graphics.

Controls just don't matter. You don't feel in control of the vehicle, not even a little bit. The car just goes vroom vroom. No realism, no control, no fun. For those who will bash me for looking for realism, just go play the previous games. You will see what I mean. Junker cars used to slide, drift, bump, etc. Now they just perfectly hover over the asphalt. When you try to turn, it either doesn't turn enough (if you're too fast), or turns successfully (if you're slow enough). It doesn't drift, slide unless you pull the handbrake. But if you use nitro when your car is aligned with the road, it just immediately and magically stops sliding and continues it's hovering over the road. Here is a short list of games that offer a better and more realistic driving experience: Asphalt 8 (iOS and Android), The Need for Speed (1994), FIFA '96. Also, I'm using a Logitech F710. When I set the controls to the gamepad, it stops working. If I set them to keyboard I can use my gamepad with xinput mode. ♥♥♥♥ logic!

Sounds. There are 4 sounds in total. One of them is the menu sound "click". Three in game sounds are "vroom", "bfffttt", and "dufff". Now "vroom" is the engine sound made by the cars engines. The sound was produced by a pair of bored game devs, that just made the sound with their mouth. I can almost hear one of them saying "screw the consumers, they will buy our games anyway", in the middle of the sound recording session, faintly hidden behind the sound of the engine. "bfffttt" is the sound nitrous makes, and the artistic creation of this amazing sound was most likely based on an air refresher spray. "dufff" is the collision sound used in every single collision to every single combination of objects. Again, it was probably made by devs dropping a heavy pillow from a distance.

Music. Literally non-existent.

Car tuning. Do you remember the simple, yet fun car modification system Flatout used to offer? It's gone. Here is the new system. "Would you like to tune the car?" [Yes/No]. If you choose yes, then the car is "tuned" by standards seen fit by the devs. I swear to god, I am laughing at the stupidity of this, as I'm writing, while crying on the inside because it isn't even slightly exaggerated. Ladies and gentlemen, a new era of modification begins where cars are either "tuned" or "aren't".

Please just watch a single gameplay footage from any source. Even the official game trailers give you an idea of how ridiculous this game is. Don't take any of my word for it. Just look it up on youtube yourself. Watch some videos and see for yourself that every single sentence you read here, is describing that video.

I bought the Complete pack for 10$. I am not sorry because I love Flatout games. I played them on PS2 for long hours. I am glad to have 1, 2 and UC in my steam library for just 10$. But if you want a Flatout game, just buy UC. 2 was better than 1, even though 1 was a pretty solid game itself. And UC is just a graphically and realistically superior game, that is essentially Flatout 2 with additional content.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 22
this isn't a Flatout series game.

the new developers only develop ♥♥♥♥, look at the other games of 'Team 6 Studios' to understand how much awful is Flatout 3 compared to Flatout 1, 2 or Ultimate Carange.

AND! is the first racing game that i see with glitches in the ♥♥♥♥ing direction when you turn (yup, left/right)..
i can expend half an hour trying to get used to the ♥♥♥♥ing new physics that the devs though optimal (they are not), but how im suposed to get used to a ♥♥♥♥ing turning glitch? It happens once every 2 races minimum..

:cry:
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 18
Do not get.

If you want a racing game based around destruction then get flatout 2, because this game is not anything like it says. this game is TERRIBLE!

If you play the previous flatouts, you will understand why i hate this, this THING more than Ride to Hell.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: July 18
No! Never! Don't!

Enough said.
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4 of 6 people (67%) found this review helpful
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: June 19
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Could this be the worst game ever made?
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
~~~~~WARNING~BAD~GAME~~~~~

this HAD potential, it has loads of different race types and minigames BUT BE WARNED this was NOT made by the same group that made the other 3 flatout games.

this disaster of a game has worse driving mechanics than one of those free cell phone games. the music, graffix, gameplay, driving physics, damage models, racetracks, and non-existant distructable enviroment ALL SUCK beyond what even EA at its worst made.

NOTHING ABOUT THIS GAME IS WORTH BUYING
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