Conclusion: ZOMBIE WRANGLERS is one of those XBLA games where it plays to be a bit selective when trying to accomplish its Achievements. Whereas some of these Achievements will just land in your lap (you’ll receive the odd amount of 4 Gamer Score Points for wrangling a zombie), others take more uncovering than with they’re worth. Finishing Zombie Wranglers is a good idea, however, as a final boss kill is worth a whopping 42 GS Points.
Excerpt: First Impressions My reaction is Is FlatOut yet another racing game series from the past generation trying to prove itself on the Xbox 360? Well you can say so yes, after establishing itself as a solid racing gaming on the PS2 and Xbox a few years ago, FlatOut is back and bigger than ever on the Xbox 360. While many of you might not recall the name FlatOut, does Burnout find familiar? How about Burnout Paradise?
Conclusion: Graphics 8/10 - nothing special Sound 3/10 - generic engines, don't like the soundtrack at all (but that's my opinion) Gameplay 6/10 - Frustration, but not that bad, laws of physics a bit odd sometimes Overall, I like racing games, but a 6/10 based on what we're trying to do on this site, an 8/10 if you play with friends and aren't too achievement minded (why're you here?
Excerpt: When coming up with ways to describe FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage it is hard not to start with comparisons to Burnout, if for no other reason than to establish some kind of baseline. They are both arcade-style racing games, and they are both at least as much about smashing things together at high speed as they are about winning races.
Summary: If you like your racing fast and furious, with more than a little car-crushing chaos, then FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage will definitely satisfy your needs. If you like your racing a little more civilized, you might want to check out something like
Excerpt: FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage isn't a clever game. It doesn't try to wow you with layers of meaning and plot; it doesn't feature visuals and sound that will have everyone declaring that video games should be treated as art; and it doesn't feature motion capture work from A-list celebrities. BugBear's latest arcade racer is simply a thrilling joyride of a game, complete with stunning next-gen visuals and plenty of game modes to get stuck into.
Conclusion: It’s difficult to find many faults within FlatOut Ultimate Carnage , but there are a few we should mention before we end this overall glowing review. Even though the visuals are above average for any genre Xbox 360 game, the cars never seem planted on their sickly-modeled environments. Every vehicle looks to hover, which is a bit of a shame when considering just how good this game looks in motion. The A.I. is a bit of a beast too in that it hates to lose.
Excerpt: FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is perhaps one of the best examples of the smash-em up ‘Destruct-O-Racer’ genre to date. The first two outings in the FlatOut series have been well received and it’s fair to say that they have been good, solid racing games, which have appealed to fans of (virtually) smashing up cars.