Excerpt: Most of you’ll probably remember the previous version of this game, the first real hit from the Bugbear development team. In that game, you were supposed to race against a few opponents and while doing so the goal was to wreck the environment and the opposition as much as possible.
Excerpt: As worldwide sales of FlatOut crash through the 800,000 mark, the sequel to the much acclaimed destruction racer is set to accelerate its way on to PlayStation 2, Xbox and PC this May in the nitrous charged form of FlatOut 2, courtesy of Bugbear Entertainment and Empire Interactive, one of the UK's...
Excerpt: When I first saw FlatOut 2 , I instantly harkened back to my days playing Destruction Derby on the original PlayStation. That game combined some wicked crashes with NASCAR-esque simulation racing.
Excerpt: FlatOut 2 isn't a clever game. It doesn't try to wow you with layers of meaning and plot, and it doesn't feature visuals and sound that will have everyone declaring that video games should be treated as art.
Excerpt: Since the beginning of video games there have always been racing games. And in the modern day they continue to be one of the most popular genres in gaming, although the genre has sprouted some sub categories.
Summary: FlatOut 2 is fun. Yes, I Joshua Richey, hater of all racing games, just said that FlatOut 2 is fun. Is it fun enough to buy? No. Is it as good as the Burnout series? No. But what it is - is a racing game that isn’t afraid to try something new.