Summary: OVERALL: A racing game with excellent object physics. The sequel "The Next Car Game" game, piqued my interest (Bugbear Entertainment lost the "FlatOut" license and FlatOut 3 was--from what I've read--a dissapointing entry created by "Team 6"). STORY: Nonexistent. GRAPHICS: (9/10): It looks great if you bump up the resolution, runs great, and has aged well. The big hook is the many physics-enabled side barriers and other objects to crash through.
Summary: I'm honestly surprised that I enjoyed a PC racing game, but my god this one is fun! The physics engine is superb, and the graphics are beyond their time. The game offers a decent selection of cars and has intense racing/smash-and-derby/other modes that are enjoyable to play. Denting and destruction is apparent in cars, which adds a needed realistic factor that many racing games fail to achieve. Props are destructible and crashes are intense and awesome looking!
Summary: It isn't Burnout 3, but it comes close. Decent sense of speed, decent selection of cars. Destructibility of tracks is pretty awesome, and the track design is very good. Some of the physics are a little wonky but the driving mostly feels good overall. One of the best arcade racers I've ever played, but it just can't beat Burnout.
Summary: This is a classic! The racing is fun and begs to be replayed in the early levels. But as you progress, the AI gets almost insanely difficult. The cars take unrealistic amounts of damage, but every dent & sheared quarter panel is smoothly reproduced. Then there are the mini-games! Great entertainment with or without a few beers! I owned it for many years and often entertained guests with Flat Out 2's mini games.
Summary: Flatout 2 inovatted the racing games. After play Flatout 2 and Ultimate Carnage, you probably will not play Need For Speed again. The soundtrack is very good and ideal for this game. This is the best racing game franchise in my opinion.
Summary: Not sure what all of the bad reviews are about, but i have been into console racing games since the Atari 2600 30 years ago, and in my opinion this is the best racing game ever on any console and i have many of them (up to the PS2 and original Xbox) can't speak for the current gen systems.
Summary: This game is fun but not for a long period of time. I like that you get points for crashing into things and that you can go off the road more than normal racing games. I think it is a good game and fun to play for short periods of time. Would not pay full price for it.