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 (41 reviews) - 90% of the 41 user reviews in the last 30 days are positive.
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Very Positive (1,175 reviews) - 89% of the 1,175 user reviews for this game are positive.
Release Date: Jul 12, 2005

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About This Game

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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Hoogar33
( 21.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 30
Outstanding. One of the best racing games to this day. Definitely worth getting it during the sale while it's only 1€!
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JuGGis
( 3.2 hrs on record )
Posted: June 27
Hjuva rommuralli beli, jota jaksaa hakkaa hakkaamalla. Vois suositella.
Viiskauttaviis.
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azgalaga
( 5.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 25
Car blew up when I hit some barrels. ♥♥♥♥ing barrels. 10 Pootis out of 5
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g0mik #M9
( 16.3 hrs on record )
Posted: June 24
Come on, reviewers. You haven't sounded off yet, please don't blow out by disrespecting a game like this. So much fun--this is what gamers want in a game. Prove yourselves to not be a bunch of stodgy killjoys-without Burnout 3, this is as close as PC gamers will get to the sheer fun factor of arcade classics like San Francisco Rush
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5ragnar5
( 12.5 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Enjoyable destruction racing game!
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Gigdam
( 14.8 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
If you hear that someone has completed a race without recieving damage, then they are almost certainly lying
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shoelace
( 2.0 hrs on record )
Posted: June 17
Drift Simulator 2005
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CapeMEN
( 6.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 16
This is the game I've wanted my entire life. You smash things to go faster. Its the best, its just the best.




I hate this game.
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djisstopid
( 2.1 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
I HATE IT IT DOSENT EVEN WORK ON THE MULTIPLAYER
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Andreas444
( 4.7 hrs on record )
Posted: June 13
Well,this the first game from Flatout series wich is a pretty good game for a 2004 game.This game is more harder than Flatout 2 or Ultimate Carnage,why?
Well,let me explain,the cars are good but they are sliding sometimes and the opponets can be a problem sometimes,also you can damage the car how much you want but the car will NEVER explode like in Flatout 2 or Ultimate Carnage wich i found a good point.
Also the game have nice soundtrack.
This game feel like 90`s cars combined with rally cars.
Also this game have bonuses that Flatout 2 and Ultimate Carnage dont have it like Long Jump and etc.
Also if you work at PC`s services you can play with your workmates in LAN multiplayer,also the online mode is DEAD.
Il give this game a thumbs up and thanks for Bugbear that created this nice racing series.
Final note:8/10
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
14.8 hrs on record
Posted: June 17
If you hear that someone has completed a race without recieving damage, then they are almost certainly lying
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
Recommended
4.7 hrs on record
Posted: June 13
Well,this the first game from Flatout series wich is a pretty good game for a 2004 game.This game is more harder than Flatout 2 or Ultimate Carnage,why?
Well,let me explain,the cars are good but they are sliding sometimes and the opponets can be a problem sometimes,also you can damage the car how much you want but the car will NEVER explode like in Flatout 2 or Ultimate Carnage wich i found a good point.
Also the game have nice soundtrack.
This game feel like 90`s cars combined with rally cars.
Also this game have bonuses that Flatout 2 and Ultimate Carnage dont have it like Long Jump and etc.
Also if you work at PC`s services you can play with your workmates in LAN multiplayer,also the online mode is DEAD.
Il give this game a thumbs up and thanks for Bugbear that created this nice racing series.
Final note:8/10
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103 of 117 people (88%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
10.4 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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61 of 65 people (94%) found this review helpful
1 person 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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51 of 54 people (94%) 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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71 of 86 people (83%) found this review helpful
14 people found this review funny
66 of 84 people (79%) found this review helpful
4 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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35 of 41 people (85%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
Recommended
1.6 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2014
FlatOut was released on November 5, 2004 for both Windows and Consoles. My first impressions of the game were also back then. The game was fun. But now, it can only be played for nostalgia. I suggest you pick it up on a sale.

I said that the game was fun because there are better games out there that you can buy. This game made a good start for the derby racing game and started a future for FlatOut series. I still find it amazing how the driver just flies out of the window during big crash. The gave is hilarious especially if you play with friends. But I am not too sure if the game servers are even running. I know you can play with friends via some LAN programs or even HOTSEAT. It's a good game to have fun with.

As in any racing game there must be music in this one. It has a decent soundtrack for the time of release, but I have personally never heard those bands in my life before or after. I do not dislike the soundtrack but I think it could have been much better. The rest of the sound effects seem fine and nothing particular caught my eye( or more like ear).

2004 was a big year for very good looking games. This game didn't do too bad compared to big fish around that time. Car detail is good. The detail of the maps is good as well. Human rag dolls are a bit on the low side, but they are not that important. Overall, I am still very happy with the graphics to the current time.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=349808821
Controls and overall steering is a bit funny. I take it that's because the game was made for consoles too. There are not many buttons to press, but powerful steering can ruin your race.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=350923568
There are a few things, of course, that I quite hate about FlatOut. First thing is AI. It's so straight forward that it's actually not fun playing against computer. All it wants is to reach the finish line. I can also add that AI drives in the best possible way and will not crash. All other reasons add up to the first one. Because the AI drives really well, one mistake on the map could mean that you have lost your lead, quite probably for the rest of the match. And the last thing is that in my opinion the cars get damaged way too fast even without actually crashing into anything. But the end of the match you will end up having engine on fire, 2 car seats with human and skeleton of the car.
http://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=350923322
Re-playability is low in my opinion, because you can just play other better games with the same name.

So in overall, I think this game (without considering the rest of the series at least) is quite good. I would recommend it simply because it's really fun. Not everywhere you can send the driver flying out.
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33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
Recommended
11.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 4, 2013
This game may be old, but that does not take away from the fact that it's one of the best racing games I have ever played. The creativity in it is absolutely amazing, something I have never seen before in any game. The only complaint I have about this game is that there isn't anyone playing multiplyer on it anymore, which is a shame since this game is still so good. Overall I'd recommend this game to anyone looking for a fun, addictive racing game to pass time with.
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31 of 37 people (84%) found this review helpful
Recommended
3.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 27, 2013
Old but true.
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