Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now

Critic Score User Score
Macintosh
84
3.9
Nintendo 64
29
2.2
Windows
83
3.6
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Description

Carmageddon 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.

Screenshots

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows ...and double effect
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows mobile fence and forklift
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Stone ball.
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Regular driving screen; damage indicator at top right, enemy status at the bottom, mini-map at bottom right.

Alternate Titles

  • "Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now" -- European title
  • "Carmageddon 64" -- N64 title

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User Reviews

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 (1094)
Looks better than original, but plays only marginally better at best. Windows justinstyles (5)
Crap. Windows Tomer Gabel (4361)

Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Sep 19, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Freak Windows Oct, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Attack Games Windows Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Windows Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Power Unlimited Windows Jan, 1999 8.1 out of 10 81
GameGenie Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameSpot Windows Jan 06, 1999 7.8 out of 10 78
All Game Guide Nintendo 64 2000 3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars3.5 Stars 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60
Mega Fun Nintendo 64 Dec, 1999 49 out of 100 49

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Trivia

1001 Video Games

Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now appears in the book 1001 Video Games You Must Play Before You Die by General Editor Tony Mott.

Argentina

The administration of Buenos Aires, Argentina tried to ban this game in 1999. They didn't succeed.

German version

The 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 game

Stainless is thanked for Carmageddon 2in the readme for Grim Fandango.

Soundtrack

The Music in Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is played by the band Iron Maiden.

UK version

The UK version has zombies instead of pedestrians and green blood.

Information also contributed by David Moron, Emepol and phlux

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