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Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now

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MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
84
3.9
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 mobile fence and forklift
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows This concludes our tour.  Thankyoudrivethrough.
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Break the fence
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Long jump

Alternate Titles

  • "Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now" -- European 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 (1098)
Looks better than original, but plays only marginally better at best. Windows justinstyles (5)
Crap. Windows Tomer Gabel (4380)

The Press Says

Imperium Gier Windows Oct 10, 2001 9.2 out of 10 92
FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Windows Sep 19, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Attack Games Windows Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
All Game Guide Macintosh 1999 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
GameGenie Windows 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Windows Apr 07, 1999 71 out of 100 71
ESC Magazine Windows Feb 14, 1999 7 out of 10 70
IGN Macintosh Jun 07, 2002 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania Windows 1998 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Windows Apr, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60

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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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Contributed to by Scaryfun (11940) and Chris Martin (1098)