DescriptionCarmageddon II is essentially more of the same. Whether this is a good or bad thing pretty much depends on how you liked the first.
In case you need to be told, this game sends the politically-correct-o-meter flying towards absolute zero, perhaps only beaten by Duke Nukem 3D. The framework is a futuristic race inspired by Deathrace 2000 and The Cars That Ate Paris: The contestants, in sport cars, monster trucks, and other motorized abominations, are placed on a track, a real populated area. Getting to the finish line first is secondary, and in fact seldom happens; the real winner is the one to trash everyone else, running over pedestrians on the way for extra profit.
- "Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now" -- European title
Part of the Following Groups
|Trying to beat the best ever wreck-o-rama game ain't that easy.||Windows||Zamppa (87)|
|Even sicker, even more fun.||Windows||Ola Sverre Bauge (235)|
|The original is better.||Windows||Steve Hall (322)|
|Absolute Insanity - Oh the hours I've spent...||Windows||Russell Brisson (6)|
|A bit different than the first... except for the mass carnage...||Windows||Chris Martin (1098)|
|Looks better than original, but plays only marginally better at best.||Windows||justinstyles (5)|
|Crap.||Windows||Tomer Gabel (4388)|
The Press Says
|Computer Games Magazine||Windows||Jan 12, 1999||90|
|Freak||Windows||Oct, 1998||90 out of 100||90|
|PC Gameplay (Benelux)||Windows||Dec, 1998||88 out of 100||88|
|Absolute Games (AG.ru)||Windows||Nov 21, 1998||85 out of 100||85|
|Game Over Online||Windows||Nov 14, 1998||84 out of 100||84|
|All Game Guide||Macintosh||1999||80|
|MacNN||Macintosh||May 12, 1999||80|
|GameSpot||Windows||Jan 06, 1999||7.8 out of 10||78|
|IGN||Macintosh||Jun 07, 2002||7 out of 10||70|
|Gamesmania||Windows||1998||65 out of 100||65|
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1001 Video GamesCarmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.
ArgentinaThe administration of Buenos Aires, Argentina tried to ban this game in 1999. They didn't succeed.
German versionThe US version is banned in Germany for excessive violence against the innocent (30.10.99). The German version is censored - it has robots instead of humans.
References to the gameStainless is thanked for Carmageddon 2in the readme for Grim Fandango.
SoundtrackThe Music in Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is played by the band Iron Maiden.
UK versionThe UK version has zombies instead of pedestrians and green blood.
Information also contributed by David Moron, Emepol and phlux
Related Web Sites
- Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now (Official Site - SCI)
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