FlatOut is adrenaline-filled muscle car racing game packed with explosive physics, spectacular effects and graphics, innovative game play mechanics and good old fun! Eight players or AI cars on track for close pack racing Single player Career, Quick race and Time trial modes Multiplayer mayhem with up to 8 players 16 different fully...
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Very Positive (1,243 reviews) - 90% of the 1,243 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 12, 2005

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FlatOut is adrenaline-filled muscle car racing game packed with explosive physics, spectacular effects and graphics, innovative game play mechanics and good old fun!

  • Eight players or AI cars on track for close pack racing
  • Single player Career, Quick race and Time trial modes
  • Multiplayer mayhem with up to 8 players
  • 16 different fully upgradeable cars
  • 48 tracks including stunt arenas and destruction bowls
  • Wacky and funny ragdoll mini-games
  • Open environments for taking your own shortcuts
  • Convincing car handling and impressive damage modeling

System Requirements

    Minimum: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent, 256 MB RAM, 64 MB Graphics Card,DirectX Compatible Sound Card, 1.1 GB of free Hard Drive Space, Win 98/ME/2000/XP, DirectX9.0c

    Recommended: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD 2000+, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB GraphicsCard, DirectX Compatible Sound Card, Gamepad or Steering Wheel, Windows XP SP2

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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: September 23
Good old game. Still nice and fun.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.5 hrs on record
Posted: September 25
Old classic game. Must play

7,5/10
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
0.1 hrs on record
Posted: September 19
This game may be old, but that does not take away from the fact that it's one of the best racing games.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
Recommended
6.8 hrs on record
Posted: September 10
This game was good, but could also be very frustrating. To everyone who buys this game and does not already know what I'm about to tell you, remember these words well: THE HEAVIER THE CAR, THE MORE CONTROL YOU WILL HAVE ON THE ROAD, WHICH WILL BE THE ONLY WAY TO WIN IN THE SILVER AND GOLD TRACKS. This game is just one long sliding fest. I would recommend this game because it is challenging. The fun factor, well, its there, but just barely.

7/10
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108 of 123 people (88%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
11.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Maybe one of the most under-rated racing game series. This game is made by Finnish studio called "Bugbear Entertaiment" known as of Flatout Series (expect Flatout 3 chaos & destruction which was awful game made by some studio from Czech) Rally Trophy, Ridge Racer Unbounded and future release "Next Car Game" what is upcoming game to new generation consoles and pc (people voted from greenlight for steam). Even Though game is from 2005 this game have "heavenly" physics motor and driving response system when it is considered its racing game era back to that time. Simple & very challenging single player career. 8 player AI-races, 16 different cars what you can customise, 48 different tracks including Demolition derbys, Bonus and stunt tracks and all tracks contains hundreds of destructible pieces. Multiplayer is closed but still working with downloadable patch from net. Sorry for my bad english!

LEGENDARY GAME 10/10
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67 of 71 people (94%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: April 15, 2014
Don't get decieved by a relatively low score on Metacritic, that's unfortunately a result of reviewers comparing FlatOut to Need For Speed (most popular racing game of mid-2000's). Although they belong to the same main genre, racing, they are completely different games with completely different perception of racing.

I played this game for the first time when it was released in 2005 but I was not able to get pass through the first stage of three as I was not that good in PC games back then. I grew up, saw this game on discount and I was determined to complete this after all those years and finally managed to complete the game in 15 hours.

During 15 hours, I completely lost my s**t, I leaned right or left on my chair while I was simply pressing left and right buttons on my cheap keyboard, I looked for a brake pedal under the desk, I felt like I won a real race after each race. This is probably one of the most underrated games of all times as it's gaming mechanics, AI, graphics are better than current era of arcade racing games.

FlatOut reminded me why I loved racing genre. 10/10.
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61 of 64 people (95%) found this review helpful
6 people found this review funny
Recommended
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: April 9, 2015
MULTIPLAYER!!! READ THIS!! NO FLATOUTNET!!!

If you want to play MultiPlayer (with hamachi) edit the launch settings like this:

The Hoster types:
-host="your ip"

The Joiners type:
-join="your ip"

For example:
-host=1.2.3.4
-join=1.2.3.4

And launch the game.

(make sure you are in the same hamachi network as the host)

ENJOY ;)
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82 of 97 people (85%) found this review helpful
16 people found this review funny
69 of 88 people (78%) found this review helpful
11 people found this review funny
Recommended
64.6 hrs on record
Posted: April 27, 2014
Seat belts are too overrated. 10/10
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Thrashmangler
7.2 hrs
Posted: September 25
So I dont get how a game that cheats towards the end of every race is a GOOD GAME. IF YOU CANT SEE THE AI CARS DOING THINGS THAT YOU CANT well there are plenty of other half ♥♥♥♥♥ games and this is one of them NO BUY
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.вαѕeᴅ (backup)
1.6 hrs
Posted: September 25
The game is fun, looks awesome and even runs on my piece of ♥♥♥♥ WinXP laptop...on max...WITHOUT LAG :D

Definitely gonna play this for the coming days, I'd recommend the game to whoever wants a fun arcade-like racing game

PS: To play with your controller, go to controls settings and select it.
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Zorak
10.5 hrs
Posted: September 24
great racing game
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Cornstalk6
2.5 hrs
Posted: September 23
One of my all time favorite games
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Spooky Ghost
2.1 hrs
Posted: August 22
This game has aged amazingly well.
It is easy to set up a XBOX controller, and play.
The driving model is very nice. A good mix of arcade and "sim"

PS
'sim' racing games are nothing like a realistic driving model, and are just for masochistic ♥♥♥♥♥♥s.
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