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Strap in, gun your engine and go full throttle into the most turbocharged, hi-octane combat racing game to hit Steam. From the developers behind the epic Midnight Club series, Carnage Racing combines seat-of-the-pants driving, tricks and stunts with explosive vehicle combat in a no-holds-barred race for the chequered flag.
Release Date: Nov 21, 2013
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June 6th, 2014

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About the Game

Strap in, gun your engine and go full throttle into the most turbocharged, hi-octane combat racing game to hit Steam. From the developers behind the epic Midnight Club series, Carnage Racing combines seat-of-the-pants driving, tricks and stunts with explosive vehicle combat in a no-holds-barred race for the chequered flag.

Take on the rest of the world with Carnage Racing’s exhilarating 8-way real-time multiplayer mode and show them who really rules the road. Carnage Racing is a high-stakes game with one aim - take out your opponents, earn cash and buy upgrades that’ll power you to global victory. Get ready for the race of your life.

Key Features

Unique Gameplay
Carnage Racing is like no other racing game you’ve ever played, blending racing, strategy, combat and stunt driving into one unbeatable mix.

Multiplayer Mayhem
Show them who’s boss by taking on your friends, or players from around the world with 8 way real-time multiplayer.

Amazing 3D Graphics
Blistering graphics create an amazing feeling of speed and immersion that places you right in the heart of the action so that you see and feel every bump, smash, barrel roll and explosion.

Unique Race Tracks
Prove your skills in 21 races set across 3 tropical island race tracks, each of which is packed with ramps, boosts, pick-ups, and hundreds of alternative routes. Fill up your Phase Shift Meter and open up endless gameplay possibilities by using the Island’s mysterious warp portals to give you that extra edge.

Crusin’ Baby!
Whether you’re a gun lover, speed freak or air lovin’ trickster, we’ve got a vehicle for you. Dominate the track with 8 vehicles across 3 classes - from the gun-totin’, armour-plated “Destroyer” to the breakneck-fast “Speedster” and the nimble “Trickster” that can pull off ever more daring flips, spins and rolls.

Total Annihilation
Blast your enemies off the track with an incredible array of upgradeable weapons - including flamethrower, time bombs, decoys missiles, road sludge and energy drain.

Pimp your Ride
Spend your well-earned cash to make your car go higher, faster and even warp further with a host of performance upgrades. Make your mark and beef up your ride’s looks with a hot new paint job, go faster stripes or even some flamin’ decals up the sides.

Super Intuitive Controls
Race how you like using keyboard or your favourite PC controller.

PC System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP3
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz or AMD equivalent (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Intel HD Graphics 2000 or dedicated graphics card with 256 MB
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible
    Recommended:
    • OS: Windows Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: Intel Quad-core processor @ 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4000 or GeForce 9000
    • DirectX: Version 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible

Mac System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: OS X 10.6
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo @ 2.2 GHz or AMD equivalent (dual core)
    • Memory: 2 GB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4000 or GeForce 9000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
    Recommended:
    • OS: OS X 10.7
    • Processor: Intel Quad-core processor @ 2.4 GHz or AMD equivalent
    • Memory: 4 MB RAM
    • Graphics: Radeon HD 4000 or GeForce 9000 or higher
    • Hard Drive: 3 GB available space
Helpful customer reviews
64 of 82 people (78%) found this review helpful
322 products in account
16 reviews
1.5 hrs on record
So Steam gave me the notification that publisher Jagex was going to have a free weekend for two of their games: Ace of Spades, a Minecraft clone that plays like a military shooter, and Carnage Racing, a kart racer.

The free weekend hadn't started yet, but Carnage Racing piqued my interest. I like racing games, and I seem to recall maybe being vaguely excited for Carnage Racing years ago when I saw it on Gametrailers? I wasn't sure.

But outside of the Free Weekend it was on sale for $2.50, so rather than wait like a sensible human being, I bought it sight unseen.

And, boy, I learned a lesson today.

The game itself feels like it fell off of the iPhone in the worst way possible. The music is super uninspired, the sounds are limp and wimpy, the art is kind of questionable (what is up with that dude's proportions?), the cars are sluggish, and the weapons don't feel good (not only that, but you are totally, 100% defenseless in first place).

On top of that, the game informs you that you can use any USB gamepad to play the game, but does not offer any control customization options. I tried my Dualshock controller first (as I find it to be the most comfortable) but the only button that would respond was R2 - which Carnage Racing interpreted as the pause button. To get it to recognize my wired 360 controller, I had to quit out of the game and relaunch it, too. Kind of a nitpick, but still silly.

The game similarly doesn't provide any graphics customization options, with a single slider for "Quality" that goes between High, Normal, Low and Lowest. I did not notice any immediate change to the game's performance switching between these options, and driving retained sort of a jittery feeling throughout.

Carnage Racing's primary conceit is a teleportation meter that fills up, and once you pop it, you can drive through portals that warp you to a shortcut. It's kind of a cute idea but isn't utilized very well (your meter fills up so slowly that you can only use the warp once per lap, and almost always in the same spot). On top of that, warping is a little disorienting - you don't teleport in "logical space". It's literally a portal to some unrelated section of the track. It makes it hard to keep a bead on where your opponents are because even if somebody's on your left, when you warp, you could suddenly be on the opposite side of the track, above them. There's absolutely a feeling of "Okay, where even am I in relation to anything, now?" There's no immediately recognizable benefit to using it, it just looks cool.

But I could probably put up with that. I've played lackluster racing games before and gotten some amount of enjoyment from them. The real problem with Carnage Racing is that it kind of doesn't want me to play it at all.

After a certain point, tracks just... stop loading. Me and all the CPU racers will spawn in the sky and fall for an eternity. Sometimes, dumping out to the menu and re-loading back in to a race will fix it, but most of the time, it doesn't. It makes it 100% unplayable in any degree whatsoever.

On the plus side, I'm only out $2.50, and bizarrely one of the Steam trading cards I got from the game is selling for an average of $0.84, so I may yet even make my money back.

If only I could actually play it, maybe it wouldn't be such a steaming pile.
Posted: July 25th, 2014
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20 of 29 people (69%) found this review helpful
229 products in account
1 review
0.1 hrs on record
Utter twaddle. It might actually pass the time for a few hours if it didn't insist on keyboard as an input. It says you can use a controller, but the only button it recognises on a 360 pad is Start, with no button mapping options.

2/10
Must try harder
Posted: July 24th, 2014
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50 of 88 people (57%) found this review helpful
324 products in account
5 reviews
17.9 hrs on record
Carnage Racing is a free to play, micro transaction, pay to win Facebook game that was ported to PC. NOW HOLD ON, before you click off this review hear me out. This game went on sale for dirt cheap during 2013 the 2013 holiday sale. I purchased the 4 player pack and gave them out to some friends as gifts. I knew it featured 8 player Multiplayer so I figured, its a racing game, 8 player MP and cheap. how bad can it be?

Carnage Racing is not what I expected, it was more, way more. It has physics that are completely un realistic and un natural, the pace is slow and dragging, the stunts suck and the points you get really don’t matter. But after the end of each race I'm laughing, competitive, happy and craving the next race!

There is something about a game that plays simple, is low key and just does the bare minimum. Micro transactions are gone, pay to win is gone and you get the full game with your initial purchase. The game play is fun and easy to pick up and play no matter your skill level. "Phase Shifting" allows you to warp ahead of other players here and there, and the selection of weapons is limited to 4-5 types, so its not confusing. At the end of the race, you may be a good driver but if you know how to use weapons correctly, you can smack that 1st place outta there!

I love Carnage Racing, its probably some of the best laughs I've had with my homies playing online, please get it and let me know so you can join us!
Posted: March 5th, 2014
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
225 products in account
34 reviews
0.1 hrs on record
something is wrong with this game. i think it may be limited to 30 fps.

the graphics are nothing to write home about yet it still runs slow on a phenom2 965/16gb with r9 270x.
Posted: July 25th, 2014
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14 of 25 people (56%) found this review helpful
91 products in account
1 review
12.8 hrs on record
When I first saw this game in the Steam Store, I instantly bought it as it seemed like it would be fun. I liked the initial idea of a racing/combat game with a more cartoonish feel rather than a destruction derby or demolition type feel. After playing the game for a while and getting the hang of a few things, it was really fun to play. One thing that really seemed missing, though, was an intro control tutorial. It took me a few minutes and a few awkward crashes to realize what keys did what, as I jumped right into the game without realizing that it wouldn't let me know the advanced controls (weapons/phase shifts) in-game. The AI are really competitive and it makes for a good challenge as you work your way through the game.

The real strong point for this game is the fact that only a few maps can be turned into so many different courses through the use of the "phase shift" portals that are placed around the track. These help you gain ground and can help anyone who knows which ones to take to go from a lap down to competing for the front in just a few seconds. I love being able to elude people and switch up my position on the track, as well as avoid weapons and take the lead in a few fun portal jumps. Anyone who likes taking their enemies by surprise or taking a unique look at the world of racing while enjoy the fun and smooth action in Carnage Racing.

That being said, there are a few things I would love to see changed:
-smoother interaction with the roll/flip/spin mechanics and movement controls
-a slight drift/tire spin mechanic which could be used to help players overcome certain areas of the track
-fixes to track "potholes" where cars can suddenly hit walls that aren't there and come to a complete stop

This game will provide hours of entertainment. If you can get the right group together online, there are many fun and spectacular battles to be had. I fully recommend this game to anyone who enjoys simple and fun battle racing.
Posted: January 31st, 2014
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