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.
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: THE VERDICT: 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...
Conclusion: Das Spiel macht vor allem eins …. sehr viel Spaß. Das liegt zum einen an den interessanten Rennen. Hier wird sehr viel vom Spieler gefordert. Dafür sind die Rennen aber auch sehr interessant und abwechslungsreich.
Conclusion: Die größte Stärke von Flat Out ist der optimale Multiplayermodus, der als Partykracher mit Freunden zusammen für jede Menge Spaß sorgt. Aber auch der Einzelspielermodus kann sich sehen lassen und hebt sich dank der besonderen Auslegung des Spiels von der Konkurrenz ab.