Game Title FlatOut Ultimate Carnage
Console PS3, Xbox 360
Publisher Warner Brothers
Hot Great tracks, lots of destructablesNot Cars still feel a little floaty on the road
The FlatOut series keeps getting better with each new game release, and FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is the best yet. Packed with cars, tracks, mini-games, and tons of destruction, Ultimate Carnage, gives gamers fun from the get-go. For "serious" racing, check out Career Racing which gets progressively harder and has three classes of racing. There is also Arcade Racing and includes such favorites as time trials, challenges filled with crashes and the awesomely fun Deathmatch Destruction Derby.
The FlatOut series has been known for it's mini-games and how it sends drivers flying out of cars and "rag dolling" into objects destroying them as the driver's arms and legs flop and fly in every direction. Not to be outdone by past editions, FlatOut Ultimate Carnage comes with a dozen great mini-games for all kinds of over-the-top mayhem. With names like Free Kick, Stone Skipping, Field Goal, Soccer, Ring of Fire and the High Jump, it's easy to imagine what's in store. Even though each game is great for laughs, they still offer the challenge of getting it just right so that the driver flies out at the best spot to score the maximum points.
Another big plus is the variety of tracks, environments and cars that test a player's skills on different racing surfaces and situations. Gamers get to choose from 48 different cars, 39 tracks and six different environments from city streets to the desert. There are literally thousands of ways to take destruction to a new level since objects around the track can be plowed through, broken or smashed into and other cars can be bumped, scratched or trashed on the way to the finish line. Racing is fun in itself, but at times it's great to let loose and FlatOut Ultimate Carnage is a great way to do just that.