Summary: If you like balls-out racing, this is definately the right game! If you love flatout 1, you may have mixed reviews about 2nd. In flatout 1, the cars handled realistically and was more of a race simulator. Flatout 2 is similar to the "Burn-out" series physics. The tracks are fast and full of action, but are strictly tracks and not a free-roaming enviroment.
Summary: A fascinating destruction derby, where you can almost do anything without rules. Pros: very good experience in multiparty, fitting music, nice graphic for 2006 and good simulation of physics Cons: sometimes buggy in multiplayer mode, even after patches (but, not that critical)
Summary: Better than Flat Out and filled with the same insane good humour. My only complaint is that it gets repetitive pretty quickly. Upgrades and new cars notwithstanding, you get the same thing in every race, which is amusing to begin with but soon reduces the enjoyment. Worth a look nevertheless.
Excerpt: I was a big fan of Flatout, therefore i had high hopes of the sequel. At starters, nothing much has changed really, theres just more of everything. 3 car classes, several different themes for tracks, more minigames, more beautifull graphics. Gameplay: Controls are easy to get into. Cars feel very different if they are RWD, FDW or 4WD. Cars handling is very fun, and i found it work nice with a steering wheel and also gamepad.
Summary: Once you have got used to controlling the car (i'm using the keyboard!) this is a great racing game! You get nitro from travelling in the air, bashing other cars and scenery, which allows you to speed round corners, along straights or crunch other players. Graphics are great and v smooth on high setting with no post processing, Gameplay is very good and addictive. There are 3 types of class: Derby and 2 racing classes.
Seriously good fun, amazing graphics, GREAT soundtrack.
Amazon Customer, Amazon
22 June 2007
Summary: This game is fab, an arcade racer with a brilliant physics engine, great sounds effects and a set of rock tracks from big names such as Nickleback and Rob Zombie. This game has so many things going for it, over 30 tracks, destructable environments, and a set of mini-games (which I don't personally like so much) that involve flinging your driver through the windscreen to score points by landing him in various score zones.
Excerpt: i currently own flat out 2 and i am a current user of the game online and off line, the single player mode is great, you start of with lower class cars in a lower class events (derby class) then after you have won your races, derby's(where you have to try and be the most destructive car by hitting all the other cars and trying to survive) and also stunts(where you have fun and enjoyable tasks to complete) after you have done this you move to a better class the race class...
Excerpt: As a big fan of the Need for Speed series of games from Electronic Arts, I've always been dubious of buying driving games from other vendors, but Flatout 2 turned out to be a pleasant surprise. Racing consists of three categories : Low-cost demolition Higher-cost demolition Street Racing for each category, there a selection of cars, each with different characteristics, some faster than others, some with a stronger or heavier chassis.
Pros: Playable speed, fun side games, excellent damage engine