Excerpt: I’ve put on my racing helmet, pulse protectors and gloves (pictures on request) while FlatOut loads. You don’t exactly have to be Einstein to figure out that I had the feeling things were going to get rough!
Excerpt: Most of FlatOut's gameplay is found in the career mode, which really has nothing to do with a career, it's just a bunch of races. You start by selecting a car from a small group of clunkers, and then you race to earn money to fix up your ride or buy new vehicles.
Excerpt: Genre: Racing Publisher: Empire Interactive Developer: Bugbear Release Date: July 12, 2005 Buy 'FLAT-OUT': Xbox | PC | PlayStation 2 Mayhem. Flying debris. Bodies doing ballet in the air as gas tanks burst and glass shatters. High powered engines screaming under the stress of insane speeds.
Excerpt: Let’s face it, even if racing purists don’t want to admit it there is one defining reason to watch Nascar: Someone might crash . People love car crashes, it’s why we slow down traffic to gawk at some unlucky guy whose car is laying in pieces by the side of the road and why our action movies are full...
Conclusion: FlatOut would be a whole lot easier to recommend if certain aspects of its package were tightened up. The merely mediocre artificial intelligence, the weirdly sporadic multiplayer features across platforms, and the repetitive driver-launching mechanic are probably going to annoy the hell out of some...
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.
Conclusion: In terms of sound, FlatOut more or less gets of the job done. It isn’t the most defining feature, but it works. The sounds of the engines are beefy and throaty, though again, most sound alike.
Conclusion: Whilst it may not be as good as Burnout 3 in the long run, it is good fun in its own right and well worth a try even if you already own the Takedown king. The Bonus events are a very welcome highlight.
Summary: Many people probably haven't heard about this game, it's usually only the huge games like Fifa, Pro, GTA and Mario that get lots of publishing and advertising. You can't go into a shop without seeing some form of advertising showing them off, well we at BlokesOnly think that the smaller games should...