The world's first high-speed internal organ liberation simulator is back in full 3D! The slaughter is bloodier, the body parts fly further, and the destruction is heavier. Crash and burn through the 3D rendered crowds with the pedal to the metal.
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Very Positive (269 reviews) - 87% of the 269 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Dec 14, 1998

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Includes 4 items: Carmageddon Max Pack, Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now, Carmageddon TDR 2000, Carmageddon: Reincarnation



7.9 – Metacritic

7.8 – Gamespot

7.0 – IGN

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The world's first high-speed internal organ liberation simulator is back in full 3D! The slaughter is bloodier, the body parts fly further, and the destruction is heavier. Crash and burn through the 3D rendered crowds with the pedal to the metal. Destroy your opponents every which way possible, the more creative the destruction, the better the rewards. No rules, no compromise, NO MERCY!

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is the sequel to the sensational "Game of the Year" smash and trash blockbuster from 1997. The creators of the original Carmageddon packed the follow-up with more action, fun, and mayhem! Play chicken with an airplane! Fry pedestrians with the Electro Bastard Ray! All of the fun and none of the responsibility of motorized murder and mayhem in one huge package. What are you waiting for? Gear up and ride out!

"Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Members of the public, you have ONE minute to reach minimum safe distance!"

  • Crazy range of vehicles and drivers, each with their own personality and driving style.
  • 30 grueling tracks
  • 10 manic mission levels
  • 10 stunning new environments
  • All-new damage model - cars smash apart, and can even split in two!
  • All-new full 3D modelled pedestrians!
  • A range of wildlife to mow down - from poor penguins to the mighty moose!
  • 90 Power Ups (and Power Downs) including user-triggerable ones
  • Waste trains, planes, and slaughtermobiles
  • Reckless driving gains points - annihilate anything and everything in your path
  • Great open world track design allowing complete freedom to explore.
  • Hidden bonus areas to find.
  • Ludicrously satisfying, arcade-style gameplay.
  • Heavy metal soundtrack from Iron Maiden and Sentience will accompany you on this hellish ride.

    The aim is for the player to work their way up the ranking system, from 99th place to first. The player vehicle is pitted against a wide range of computer controlled competitors, in locations such as cities, desert, airport, funfair and even an aircraft carrier. Levels can be beaten in one of three ways:

    • Completing all the laps of the race course, as one would a normal racing game.
    • "Wasting" (wrecking) all the opponents vehicles.
    • Killing all the pedestrians in the area.

    Each level has a time limit, but more time may be gained by passing through checkpoints, collecting PowerUps, damaging/destroying the competitors' cars, and by running over pedestrians (with bonuses awarded for style).

    These actions also reward the player with Credits, which can be used to make instant repairs or recover the car (after falling down a chasm, for example). They can also be used to upgrade Armour, Power and Offense stats in the Parts Shop between races. This is also the time to switch which car to drive if others have been obtained.
    As well as opponents partaking in the 'race', some levels also contain a number of Cop Cars, which will activate their sirens and hound the player when provoked. They can be attacked and destroyed, but do not count as opponents. A single "Super Squad Car" exists in one level, and it can be claimed if destroyed.

    An Action Replay with multiple camera viewpoints is available at any point during a race.

    Originally released for the PC in November 1998, Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now was an instant hit and the Carmageddon series sold over 2 million copies worldwide. Here’s what a sample of the gaming press thought at the time:

    “There are many clever vehicles, the levels are fun, and the physics engine is simply amazing...” - Christopher Allen "Enjoyment" 4.5 stars

    “If you love the smell of gasoline in the morning, prepare to take a huge whiff of victory. This is random violence and destruction at its most beastly.” - Joe Ottoson "Enjoyment" 4.5 stars

    “Arms go flying, heads pop off and roll into walls, and legs fall off and squirt blood on the ground. This game is not for the peace-loving hippie types.” - Dr.Moo B+

    “The physics model is so open-ended, and there are so many silly power-ups, Carmageddon II ends up being entertaining for a long time.” - Greg Kasavin Gamespot 8.3 av. User Score

    “Carma II does for Carmageddon what Doom did for Wolfenstein 3D: takes the concept and fine-tunes it, producing a game that is a ghoulish dream come true for fans of the original... and a kick in the cock for the critics.” -PC Zone 9.5

    Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is the second of a series of graphically violent driving-oriented video games. It was conceived and developed by Stainless Games, published by SCi and released November 30, 1998 on PC & Mac.
    The Carmageddon series of games was, and remain, a poster child for video game controversy. The controversy surrounded the game's central premise; that of earning reward for running down innocent pedestrians.
    The game was notable for its realistic and ground-breaking physics, and for its in-game action replay features. It was also one of the earliest examples of a sandbox 3D driving game, and may have influenced other later games including the Driver and Grand Theft Auto series.

    Stainless was founded in 1994 by Patrick Buckland, a veteran of the games industry going back to the Jurassic period of 1982, and Neil Barnden, who used to have hair like a mammoth. A team of 8 worked on the original Carmageddon at Stainless, and 5 are still with the company today, although a couple of them are now kept manacled in a small padded room in the cellar.

    Stainless Games now employs around one hundred dedicated people of assorted gender, height and width. They can all be found dangling precariously from a small chalky rock just off the South Coast of England.

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 512 MB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 7
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: directx compatible
    • OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor: 1.8 GHz Processor
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM
    • Graphics: 3D graphics card compatible with DirectX 9
    • Storage: 1 GB available space
    • Sound Card: directx compatible
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60 of 63 people (95%) found this review helpful
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Improved version, with added glide wrapper, meaning you can play games designed for 3dfx Glide API without the need of having a 3dfx graphics card. The 90s :)

If you go to your Steam Library and look for "Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now" then right click on it you will only find "Play Game..." and "View Player Manual" There is no option to configure the glide wrapper aka "nGlide" You have to do it manually go to your SteamApps/Common folders and inside "Carmageddon2" you fill find the "nglide_config.exe" so you can configure correctly the wrapper.

Also when the game was released (Late 90s) it came with ipx support so for this release (Prolly the GOG version have it too) they added an ipx wrapper, that wraps IPX packets into UDP, so modern OS can run this legacy games with multiplayer support.

About the music, The amazing soundtrack is still here, this time is compressed using Vorbis (Lossy compression) The original release of Carma2 came in a CD, it was an Enhanced CD (Yellow Book CD-ROM + Red Book CD-DA) where the 1st track was the Data (The video Game) and the rest of tracks were the music, meaning your were allowed to put your Game CD in your CD Player and listen to the music, of course if you played the 1st track the one that contains the game data you will only hear random noise. While writing this review I was listening to the songs and found out that track Number 8 "The Trooper" by Iron Maiden at the 3:04 there is an error in the song prolly the CD was damaged/scrached, and you guys ripped it anyway, Lazy Stainless :P

Excelent Game, lots of fun.
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80 of 104 people (77%) found this review helpful
9 people found this review funny
15.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
tldr: Is awesome car combat game (with a twist), buy it.

-Is Carmageddon
-Runs smoothly
-Is also Carmageddon
-Car Combat
-Driving is genuine fun
-You can murder innocent people with a car and be cheered on for doing so
-Is fun
-Driving model is excellent
-Car Deformation is still the best
-Fun ways to screw around
-Is Carmageddon
-Limitless replayability with mods (Even without mods you can still easilly clock about 50 plus hours on this)
-Awesome game

-You probably haven't bought it.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
6.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 14, 2015
Fast cars + kill everything that moves + Iron Maiden = Best game ever!
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33 of 37 people (89%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
12.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 25, 2015
Still fun, even after 17 years.
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43 of 54 people (80%) found this review helpful
19.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 22, 2014
I grew up playing this game, it is amoung the first games i've played, 10/10
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40 of 52 people (77%) found this review helpful
7.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
Here at twos apply what I wrote the previous part.
What could be better than a cow smashed the windshield? This game is priceless. Home of my best memories from that time, Carmageddon, Blood, Duke Nukem and many others. Thank you very much.
Please add Carmageddon TDR 2000 :) let's get this complete.
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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
6.0 hrs on record
Posted: December 11, 2015
Just one of the best game , ever.
And it works on Windows 95,98 SE,ME ,XP, Vista, 7 & 8 , 10.
EA still working on NFS series to figure out how to make a real funny driving simulator.

BTW, thanks to Mr MO, Carmageddon 2 working, just do this:
Remove "wsock32.dll" and "winmm.dll" from the game's folder.Is working with no problem after that.
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16 of 17 people (94%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
3.3 hrs on record
Posted: September 29, 2015
Kill people + fast cars + metal songs = Best game ever!
10/10 iGN
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
2.0 hrs on record
Posted: September 19, 2014
I'm one of the few people who liked Carmageddon 2 better than the original. The racing was a lot more exciting this time around and the use of 3D graphics, while primative, was a big asset. On the other hand, some of the challenges / missions were cruel in their difficulty.
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16 of 19 people (84%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
Posted: March 19, 2015
Amazing game, beautiful damage system for 1998, way ahead of it's time!
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1.5 hrs
Posted: October 24
Carmageddon is way to difficult to move around in. If you were expecting the cars to have decent handling, you will be disappointed.
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47.7 hrs
Posted: October 18
Although this game shows I've played it for 47 hours, I fail to understand how that could be, since I'm unable to get it to load in the first place.
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7.6 hrs
Posted: October 8
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32.7 hrs
Posted: September 20
Product received for free
What I liked about the game

• The game play is still very addictive and fun. The game has full 3D graphics this time round, so when you run over pedestrians you have a chance to dismember them.
• Tons of awesome power ups, which can affect your vehicle in positive and negative ways.
• When you complete a level you have a chance to purchase another opponent's vehicle.
• You have manic missions now. One per group. This brings more variety to the mission groups.
• Many cars to waste and purchase. Cars can now smash apart.
• The maps feel more alive. The pedestrians are now driving vehicles (cars and planes). You also have plenty of time to explore the maps.
• Not as repetitive as the first Carmageddon. A new map is introduced in every group.

What I disliked or was disappointed with

• The game can be frustrating (other vehicles, timer, flipping car over and yourself).
• The soundtrack can get very repetitive.
• The manic missions are overall very good and they do bring more variety to the game, but some of them, in my opinion are too difficult, for example I had to use a cheat to stop the timer for two of the races and with a another manic mission I had to look up on Youtube to find out how to complete it.
•The pedestrians don't look as good graphically, as compared to the first game.
•When you come to using the much bigger vehicles in the game like the bus, you will have to switch the camera from 3rd person to 1st person. There is no option to zoom out in 3rd person, the camera is too close to the vehicle, this makes driving the bigger vehicles almost impossible and you are unable to look around and see whats going on.

I really enjoyed Carmageddon 2, better than the first game, in my opinion. If you enjoyed the first game, I highly recommend you buy this. 77/100
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12.2 hrs
Posted: September 7
Product received for free
Must have for every driver!
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Strawberry Fields Forever
42.2 hrs
Posted: September 2
Carmageddon II has a special place in my heart. It's just fantstic fun all of the time. I love it so much. I picked this game up from Salvo's (yeah, Salvo's) for like $3. Grew up loving TDR2000 and actually had no idea there were any other Carmageddon's. Although very glitchy and sometimes frustrating, it's just an honest blast. It runs perfectly as far as I can tell on most modern systems at your native resolution (yes, 1080p without configuring anything, not even in the menu), the only thing you have to do is delete the last two files in the games folder (delete winmm.dll and wsock32.dll) otherwise it will say it's running when it won't even boot. Unlike the original, this thing runs perfectly otherwise.

+Decent graphics for 1998, though not great
+Sound is great
+The car destruction model is fantastic and though the cars themselves obviously look very dated, the actual destruction of them is rarely surpassed even nowadays
+Great Carmageddon sense of humour
+Long campaign
+Multiplayer is even more of a blast
+Very high replayability
+Many cars to chose from and hilariously creative
+Running over penguins and elephants never gets old, as well as peds of course
+Huge variety in levels
+Levels are fully explorable so do whatever you want!
+Missions are actually pretty fun and creative, it's just the difficulty that lets them down

-Might want to turn off music as the same 5 tracks play over and over again (Iron Maiden are great though)
-Very buggy
-Cars' hoods can become ramps if their hood gets deformed making it extremely hard to kill them
-A wall might decide to kill you and split you in half for no reason
-Cars might be on 2% health, but apparently driving into them at 200km/h won't kill them (even though you credits for 'damaging' them)
-Missions are extremely difficult (type smartb.a.s.t.a.r.d in-game while playing to skip them, without the full stops)
-No idea why the Carmageddon series does this, but a lot of keys you can't use, WASD is a no-go, simply doesn't allow it for some reason
-Later missions get rediculously tough if you don't upgrade your car often
-Can't go back to previous missions until you've finished the game

Sound: 6/10
Graphics: 4/10 (very dated obviously, was released in 1998 after all, but is easy on the eyes)
Gameplay: 9.5/10
Content/Replayability: 9.5/10
Overall: 9.5/10

Although there's almost more cons than pros, they're all very, very minor but I thought I'd just point them out. It doesn't look like it but the positives far outway the negatives. This game is soooo good and very cheap. Get it, the mobile version of the original and Carmageddon TDR2000 (well, most people don't like that one, but I do) and you're set.
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52.8 hrs
Posted: August 29
Absolutely GREAT game!
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G'eZz. ♏ [Halloween]
1.3 hrs
Posted: June 30
Who the f*** dislike this game? Really? i...I mean... remember back in the day? Back in 2000 i played this game in the cyber-cafe places... oh good old days.. i played this game when i was 9 years old.. imagine the hyped to kill and destroy my enemies with a car..

Ok... Things i love from this game: The Destruction 8/10 , The Blood 8/10 , the Cars, the Music 9/10 (Iron Maiden.)

Things that i dont like from this game: U only can control the car with 8,4,6,2. And its a little bit annoy.. But.... u know.. old games will always be in my heart

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1.2 hrs
Posted: June 26
I had very fond memories of this game. Those memories are wrong. Even the age of the game cant excuse how unresponsive the controls are, the poor design of... well.. everything really. Worst of all, it's just not fun.

I wanted to like it. I tried to like it. I used to like it. But games have just moved on too much. There are some games that have stood the test of time and remain popular due to their quality, playability or awesomeness - Diablo II is 16 years old and still huge - but Carmageddon II is not one of them. By today's standards, it's virtually unplayable.

I got it cheap in the summer sale, so I'm not angry. I'm just very disappointed.
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11.5 hrs
Posted: June 26
Wonderful game, especially for those who used to play it in childhood. It works even on Windows 10.
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