Summary: Don't listen to the other reviews. I got the game a long long time ago, and I still love to play it. I do agree that some of the minigames could have some major improvement; but despite this, one minigame is very,very,fun to do. The high jump minigame is what I mainly do on this game. (besides races) Also the races the cars you're racing are accually not like a four year old is driving them.
Summary: Flatout is a very average racing game with average cars and a below-average soundtrack. The car handling is spotty and the graphics aren't Burnout Revenge quality by a long shot but not too bad either. I think the developers made a mistake by only having crappy junk cars and the soundtrack is lame. But the minigames make this a solid $10 used game purchase.
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2 July 2006
Summary: Flat Out is a racing game that rewards you for smashing into other cars. You're expected to run dirty. Minigames involve things like flinging your driver the longest distance. You can be a guy or a girl, and you can choose from a variety of car options. Once you get into the races, what you usually notice first is the rag doll physics of the drivers - as they get flung from their cars.
Summary: I find the complaint that Flatout is too difficult, interesting when that is one of the game's main assets. I find this theme of dirtroad junkcar racing rather lacking in the market compared to the overcooked city style street racing and it's good to see something come out that is a little unique and challenging.
One amusing gimmick can't compensate for an unfinished product
24 May 2006
Summary: A novel concept is generally the first step taken by any developer with aims at creating a new franchise amidst the crowded market of today's gaming landscape. There's been a lot of ground covered over the last thirty years, but there's also plenty of room left for innovation, and if you're going to stand out on the shelves, you're going to need a hook. In Flatout, that hook is certainly not lacking, (it's the only game I can think of that features...
Summary: Don't buy this game because you will forever wonder why you did so. This is the worst racing game I have ever played. The bonus games are crap and are all the same thing. If this was even a decent game there would be a reason to play the bonus games. But, there's not. Sure you get money, but with the best car in the game fully upgraded (why did I waste my time) you can't tell a difference in the race from a crap car.
Conclusion: Flatout? I bought this game because I'd played a demo and loved the high jump mini game. That and I got it for £5! was it worth it? I'm still deciding. When I first started playing, I really enjoyed it. You've got to choose a car to start with, colour - although this is such a pathetic attempt at customisation you wonder why they bothered. Then you can go and do the career thing where you have to win races to unlock more and proceed, or the bonus games.
Summary: Flatout for Xbox was somewhat surprising to me. I mean, there were commercials and all of these ads in magazines. It looked so cool when I first saw it. Then, when I got it, I found out i it was a total rip off. There was only one thing that I liked and that was when you were trying to fly out of the front window to see how high you can go. That was all. The GOOD THINGS about Flatout: Easy controls- When you first play this game, you will get the controls right away.
Summary: This Game is stupid. They really need to tighten up the graphic a bet. I mean who the hell gets stuck in a fence after being launch 89 feet! of crach too an ivsible wall after being launch 100 feet. the races are frustrating. you have too get a really fast car. there's not that much cars. only one is the fastest. all the good stuff have to be unlocked. And the Bonus games are a total Agrrevasion. Except the High Launch Bonus. If you want this game. I suggest You Rent It!
Summary: This is the funnest Xbox live racing game out there. This is the best racing game since Speed Devils on the Dreamcast. The physics are outstanding. The wrecks are awesome (and they're not cut scenes, you actually have to recover and get back in) and the graphics are great. (Warning for those who rent it: The first round of races are mildly fun but they get better quickly, including shortcuts, jumps, traps, and ice, etc.