FlatOut is adrenaline-filled muscle car racing game packed with explosive physics, spectacular effects and graphics, innovative game play mechanics and good old fun!
Eight players or AI cars on track for close pack racing
Single player Career, Quick race and Time trial modes
Multiplayer mayhem with up to 8 players
16 different fully upgradeable cars
48 tracks including stunt arenas and destruction bowls
Wacky and funny ragdoll mini-games
Open environments for taking your own shortcuts
Convincing car handling and impressive damage modeling
An absolute classic! The first racer with realistic physics engine with which one could destroy the environment. When crashing, the driver is physically correctly hurled from the cockpit. The driving behaviour is more realistic than with the successors but is still to be described as arcade like. Great fun is also to be got from the minor examples, where you have to rush the driver after a crash as high as possible from the cockpit.
I really like this game. Vehicles are customisable (thought not physically, only under the bonnet), which is very fun. The game still looks pretty good for its age and it runs fine even on my laptop, which was entry level nearly ten years ago. The driving mechanics are on point, as they should be in racing games, but that unfortunately is not always the case. This game feels very natural to play and the physics and deformation make it even more fun.
FlatOut is still a surprisingly good time. It controls well, it still looks nice, and it's quite hectic. It's basically a monster truck rave with far flimsier cars, providing a good balance of destruction and actual racing goodness. It's sequels overshadow it, but it's still a good time, and for the price, it's well worth it.
This game was one of those games which you enjoyed when you were a lot younger, the problem with that is that you tend to think it was brilliant at everything so when newer games come out you think that older game was better then it actually it is. That does raise a number of flags however this is still fun, there are limitations in the level of damage and breakable stuff due to hardware limits at that time but still you can cause some major destruction. This however hasnt aged as well as flatout 2 which is pretty much better at everything, while i recommend this i recommend the second one even more.
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