Excerpt: Developed by Bugbear Entertainment (Rally Trophy makers), FlatOut is an action-packed racing game that is using physics not just as a neat little feature but as an important part of the gameplay.
Conclusion: Looking at the specs for FlatOut 2 , though, it’s hard to ignore just how much Bugbear wants to emphasize the improvements planned for this game over the first one. In most areas, players can expect at least twice as much as was found in the first FlatOut: twice as many cars, twice as many Rag Doll...
Summary: No. Just no. At $29.99, this is a complete rip-off. It looks and plays like a $9.99 budget title, and even then, you would be paying too much. It’s bad, it’s broken and worst of all it has the FlatOut name.
Excerpt: Non-realistic racing games have really gotten a boost in the past few years - the recent tuner-oriented Need for Speed games, as well as the crash-heavy Burnout series have seen huge success even alongside the sims like Gran Turismo 4.
Excerpt: Every once in a while a relatively unknown developer will come up with a great idea and be able to turn that idea into a rather entertaining game. Developed by Bugbear Entertainment, Flatout (available on PC, PS2, and Xbox) is a surprisingly well done mixture consisting of both strategic racing and...
For those who just want to race fast, wreck hard, and look good doing it, FlatOut fits the bill.
18 July 2005
Summary: After last year's thoroughly disappointing Test Drive: Eve of Destruction, it seemed like the notion of the demolition racer had all but gassed out in this day and age. After all, what fun could it be driving around big, ugly, clunker cars in silly wreck-oriented races when something like Burnout 3...
Pros: Cars and tracks that break and smash apart in wonderful ways, Excellent graphics engine that's downright brilliant on the PC, Minigames are a riot, if only for a short while, Online play is fantastic
Cons: Opponent AI is overly aggressive and prone to rubber-banding, Middling soundtrack, No online on PC; no online demolition derby mode on Xbox, Launching your driver out of the windshield gets pretty old
there are other, more sophisticated racers on the market, FlatOut's simple
arcade-style play and violent crash mechanics definitely give it a unique
feel. The game's standard racing modes are fun and challenging, making for
an enjoyably untethered driving experience.