"the game is immensely fun to play even without lots of features and options, because it offers quick and polished racing, Destruction Derby style" - CPUGamer.com
"unique physics-flavored racing and fun dirt track action" - AtomicGamer.com
FlatOut is a good old, action-packed, destruction filled racing game. Realistic graphics toss you mercilessly into the action, and a variety of tracks and characters set it apart from other racing games. Smash into obstacles along the track and leave piles of flaming debris behind. Head into the pit to fine-tune your car and gain an edge over other racers. FlatOut is gritty, rusty racing at its metal-grinding best!
A great destructive racing game, but could have been even betterBlockAgent | June 25, 2014 | See all BlockAgent's reviews »
Flatout is a fun racing game. That has to be said. The physics, the cars, the tracks and the destruction are all great. The AI drivers are smart and realistic. They make mistakes from time to time and are not afraid to bash into each other as they fight for a better position. This game is very fun and addictive. The destruction derby bowls and races are my favorite part. One thing that I don't like about this game is the drivers that launch out of the car during big (and sometimes very little) crashes. It takes a very great and believable game and makes it cartoony. Every time it happened I just shook my head. Had they left that one element of the game out, I would have given this game a 100. Sometimes your driver will get shot out of the car (visually glitching the whole time might I add) even when you very gently scrape the back of your car against a guardrail. This can be so frustrating when you are on the final lap and about to win. But don't let that stop you from picking up this wonderful game.
Destruction Derby again!AkiMatti | April 15, 2014 | See all AkiMatti's reviews »
Gentlemen, start you engines and get out of here, because this game is not for you! This game is for rude, tough and dirty drivers that are willing to do anything it takes to win the race!
Plates of metal will fly, tires will scream and shacks will shatter as you circle around the race tracks wreaking havoc along your way. A little rubber banding shatters the game a bit, but not too much. Just enough to make it more challenging. And challenge you will get!
But along with it, lots of fun. There are many bonus game modes that are often relying on sending the driver flying towards different goals. You will need a certain mindset to enjoy a laugh out of them, but if you do, it is great.
Recommended to share the experience with a friend.
Fun racingJimmysil | Sept. 18, 2013 | See all Jimmysil's reviews »
The most important thing on this game is definitely the destruction model of the cars and enviroment. You'll see that you just love to smash everything and everyone. Car control is somewhere between simulation and arcade, but its perfectly balanced and you will quickly get used to it. You can also customize your car and improve it. And if you are bored of racing you can try some funny ingame activities.
Destroy EVERYTHING!!!drafek | June 21, 2013 | See all drafek's reviews »
This game is about destroying everything basicly. The graphics are made well, the sound also is really good. The crashes are made well. You'll enjoy this game for a few hours. Worth picking up at full price
Fun, but definitely not a simDaiMonPaul | June 17, 2013 | See all DaiMonPaul's reviews »
I LOVE the game modes which make you find the optimum way to eject your driver from the car, measuring how far or high he flies. These minigames never fail to give me a chuckle, and they're truly unique in the world of racing games. As for the actual racing? Eh, it's ok. You can damage almost anything in the world, which is cool, but the cars don't really drive in a realistic way. This is a pure arcade title, not a sim. It's still entertaining, and there are plenty of race types and courses that will give you lots of value for your money. The graphics are dated, but they still look decent. Get this if you're looking for a fairly unique arcade racer, but if you want anything with more sim-like elements, you might want to look in a different direction.