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 (267 reviews) - 87% of the 267 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

About This Game

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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Very Positive (267 reviews)
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32.2 hrs
Posted: August 29
Absolutely GREAT game!
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G'eZz. ♏
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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Some God Damn Person
0.3 hrs
Posted: June 24
Damn, it doesn't want to launch.
Even after 6-7 minutes

(EDIT: Apparently, all you have to do is removing wsock32.dll and winmm.dll that are in the game's folder and it should play well)
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27.5 hrs
Posted: June 12
Every time i start the game and try to says it running put no page pops up for me to play. Why is this?
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0.4 hrs
Posted: May 16
I bought this because it was a game I used to play, I still have fun with it but unless you love older games you might not like playing this.
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3.7 hrs
Posted: May 1
Well... i've played this game almost 20 years ago on a steam powered ancient computer.
I was a kid, and back then i used to play only 3 games : Carmageddon 2, Duke 3d and Tomb Raider and obviously all the free shareware from 3d realms and Apogee.
In the '90s almost 1\3 of complete games were given free with shareware(at least on pc). Now you have to pay for hats and gun skins what a bag of the gaming world has become lol, sorry for the OT

BTW wtf will you get in this game??
Frenetic gameplay
Tons of the most various genres of powerups
A lot of cars
Funny tracks
Blood and guts everywhere
Awesome phisycs, handling and damage system (better than carmageddon reincarnation in my opinion)
Smashed cars and cunning stunts to the Max Damage (that's the name of the red skinned psycho)

To complete a race you can : smash all enemy cars to pieces OR kill every pedestrian OR race through checkpoints (adviced for noobs and annoying people only;)
There are also some bosses and other type of races that i will not spoiler now.
You can easily find mod packs that add tons of cars and tracks for this game on the net so...

Few simple things, but are the best recipe if you want some genuine fu.ckin fun.
It was funny then, and even now you can find out that very few games are like this.
This game alone should explain enough why the old school still rocks. (in the gaming but also in all the other fu.ckin things in my opinion;)
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4.4 hrs
Posted: April 8
Cars, violence, explosions, carnage... FUN!
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285.4 hrs
Posted: April 8
This game is very awsome. I like this game becaouse you have missions to deal with and haveing so much fun splating peds with stupid heads.Thank you Stainless Games.
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59 of 62 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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83 of 106 people (78%) 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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39 of 40 people (98%) 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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36 of 40 people (90%) 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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20 of 20 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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21 of 22 people (95%) 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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19 of 19 people (100%) found this review helpful
7 people found this review funny
5.4 hrs on record
Posted: July 7, 2015
God, I love this game. Maybe I'm donning the nostalgia shades here but this game is ♥♥♥♥ing great. Sure, the series strived on the controversy of violence, it exemplifies something that most games now-a-days don't care about. "What's that?" You ask, sweet reader, all beautiful and scared. "Simple my young gamer, it exemplifies fun gameplay." That's right, this is a game that actually has fun and addicting gameplay fun for adults and kids of all ages. Well, you know, aside from the MA rating it has because of the absolutely ridiculous amount of gore and violence present. But hey, I played it as a kid... why wouldn't you?
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28 of 36 people (78%) found this review helpful
12 people found this review funny
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: September 23, 2014
This game had dog AI before before CoD.
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