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Carmageddon

MobyRank MobyScore
Macintosh
74
3.1
Symbian
...
2.0
Android
...
4.4

User Reviews

Carmageddon is tasteless, completely ridiculous, uglier than Divine in a two piece... and its one of my favourite games of all time. DOS Kadath Bird (706)
Fun x Fun = Fun² DOS Goteki45 (308)
The first and best Carmageddon DOS Gutter Snipe (23)
Though outdated, it's still one of the greatest racing games in computer game history. DOS Zamppa (87)
A great game for total unadulterated fun.. DOS Chris Martin (1098)
One of the best network racers around DOS Steve Hall (322)
One hell of a stress-reliever. Forbidden, sinful fun. DOS Trixter (8737)
For those who are about to experience this for the first time. We salute you! DOS Paul Graves (26)
Original, very bloody original :) DOS Peter Cameron (2)
Fun at first, sucks later. DOS Tomer Gabel (4388)

Our Users Say

Platform Votes Score
Android 3 4.4
DOS 63 4.0
iPad 1 4.0
iPhone 1 4.0
Macintosh 5 3.1
Nintendo 64 9 2.1
PlayStation 7 2.9
Symbian 4 2.0
Windows 30 3.9
Combined MobyScore 123 3.7


The Press Says

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100
DOSThe DOS Spirit
Om du er ute etter ett klassisk spill som gir deg underholdning verdt din tid, er det ingen tvil om at Carmageddon er det spillet du leter etter. Kos dere!
100
MacintoshMac Game Gate
Carmageddon takes up where Speed Demon left off and goes to hell and back. Now all we need is a combination of the two. Carmageddon & guns, now that would be fun. If the Mac version sells well SCI might come out with it upgrade, delicately titled Splat Pack, with even more tracks and improved cars. So why don't you go get this game, sit down and kill a few pedestrians. It will make you feel good. Carmageddon is simply the second best Mac release ever, Marathon Infinity is the only game to top it. A must have.
96
DOSMega Score
Impiedoso. Simplesmente impiedoso, sangrento, violentíssimo e tudo quanto há. E quando as rodas do bólide repisam os corpos mortos o rasto do plasma colorido com glóbulos vermelhos das vítimas deixa-nos sem fôlego. Um must.
95
WindowsGame.EXE
Свобода выбора - это и есть Carmageddon. Свобода выбора маршрута: тупое прохождение трассы от чекпойнта к чекпойнту считается моветоном. Свобода выбора между гоночным болидом и адским трактором. Гоночная игра, в которой никто не обращает внимание на занимаемое в гонке место, - не нонсенс, а Carmageddon. Вы никогда не поймете, приехали вы к финишу первым или катитесь последним. Вернее, никто из компьютерных персонажей финишем не интересуется, а заветная цифра (места по порядку) нигде не показывается.
95
WindowsPC Zone
Let me put it like this: I've been in a real destruction derby, which was bloody scary, and Carmageddon is as near to that as you're going to get. You FEEL the contact, and that's no joke. The sound effects are superb too. Yes, everything is superb, and it all melds together into something out of this world. Grovel, grovel, fawn, fawn, arse-lick, arse-lick, Carmageddon is God!
90
DOSAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Такого безумия на дорогах мы еще не встречали ни в одном виденном до этого проекте. Никогда убийство не было столь жестоким, необоснованным, кровавым и вместе с тем сладострастным и живописным. Вряд ли у кого-нибудь в будущем, в здравом уме и с трезвой рукой, получится изваять нечто подобное, не пожертвовав при этом парочкой себе подобных творческого эксперимента ради. А поэтому наслаждение виртуальным насилием будет длиться вечно, пока жив Carmageddon…
90
DOSPC Gameplay (Benelux)
Carmageddon is een prachtig spel dat door de vele mogelijkheden niet snel gaat vervelen. Het enige minpuntje is de besturing met een stuurwiel of joystick: wanneer je te lang op je rem blijft drukken ga je automatisch achteruit rijden. Verder heb ik maar één ding te zeggen: we met die saaie verkeersregels en plankgas achter de voetgangers aan...
90
WindowsAdrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
If you need to blow off a little steam or you want a racing simulation that is different than the rest, you need to go buy this game. Carmageddon is a masterpiece of racing and hard-core action. The game doesn't get old, you can try to win each race in a number of different ways, and the whole thing is an action-packed, high-octane, bloody mess. Old men with canes, cows, women on the beach . . . no one is safe from the total carnage of Carmageddon. If you're not sure if you have the stomach for something like this, download the demo and give it a try. It will give you a really good idea of what to expect. Otherwise, go buy the game and help make our nation's streets a little safer. Happy hunting!
89
DOSPelit
Carmageddon on varmasti sairain koskaan pelaamani autopeli. Periaatteessa radat ajetaan läpi järjestyksessä tarkistuspisteiden läpi ja maaliin pitäisi tulla ennen muita, oikeasti kaiken tuollaisen jäykistelyn voi unohtaa. Vaikka ratoja ja autoja on paljon, ei Carmageddon silti ole mitään kovin pitkäaikaista hupia. Mielenkiinto alkaa hiipua, kun kaikki autot on kokeiltu. Siihen saakka täysin järjetön kolarointi pitää tiukasti otteessaan ja ensimmäisen kyllästymisenkin jälkeen tulee aika ajoin pakottava tarve päästä törmäilemään.
88
DOSGameSpot
This is not a racing sim by any stretch of the imagination. If you can keep that in mind, you shouldn't be disappointed. Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun, no strings attached, no artificial morals or ethics added, and no artificial colors - just black, blue, and red all over.
88
WindowsGameSpot
But this is not a racing sim by any stretch of the imagination. If you can keep that in mind, you shouldn't be disappointed. Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun, no strings attached, no artificial morals or ethics added, and no artificial colors - just black, blue, and red all over.
83
WindowsGamezilla
This is one fantastic game -- it's demolition derby with a body count. If you're looking for a racing game that tosses the rulebook away, this is it. The variety of tracks and opponents, combined with the freedom to go anywhere and run over anything, makes this game a great stress reliever. The only drawback is the lack of modem or Internet support for multi-player games. This has quickly become one of my favorites -- I would definitely recommend Carmageddon to anyone looking for a little uncontrolled mayhem.
83
WindowsGame Revolution
I have to be honest - Carmageddon isn't revolutionary. It isn't pleasant, it isn't nice, and it isn't something to show mom. It's a game that breaks the rules by shamelessly allowing full-fledged violence to take center stage, all the while maintaining strong gameplay and good design. C'mon, you've always wondered what it was like to run over a cop...or a cow...or a...
80
WindowsPower Play
Ich pfeife auf alle Verkehrsregeln: Statt mich mühevoll durch den morgendlichen Stau auf der A9 zu schleppen, verschrotte ich am Monitor in Sekunden mehr Blech als eine Autopresse in zwei Jahren. Nach einigen zweifelnden Minuten mit der trickreichen Steuerung von „Carmageddon“, siegt letztendlich der diabolische Zerstörungsdrang: Es macht einfach einen Heidenspaß mit 120 Sachen ein Gegnervehikel zu rammen oder ganze Robotergenerationen auszulöschen. Wem die Distanzknallerei bei “Interstate 76“ zu anonym ist, kommt hier dem motorisierten Feind so nah, daß er die abgelaufene TÜV-Plakette auf dem Nummernschild sieht — einfach herrlich. Da stört es auch kaum, daß die Grafik in SVGA ein wenig ruckelt und es keine permanente Streckenkarte gibt. Da freut es uns zu hören, daß der 3Dfx-Patch bald kommt. Kurzum: Wer die Nase voll hat von ADAC- Schergen, Radar-Kontrollen, dem hiesigen Schilderwald, Sonntagsfahrern und listigen Verkehrsbeschränkungen, kann sich bei „Carmageddon“ voll austoben.
80
DOSPower Play
Ich pfeife auf alle Verkehrsregeln: Statt mich mühevoll durch den morgendlichen Stau auf der A9 zu schleppen, verschrotte ich am Monitor in Sekunden mehr Blech als eine Autopresse in zwei Jahren. Nach einigen zweifelnden Minuten mit der trickreichen Steuerung von „Carmageddon“, siegt letztendlich der diabolische Zerstörungsdrang: Es macht einfach einen Heidenspaß mit 120 Sachen ein Gegnervehikel zu rammen oder ganze Robotergenerationen auszulöschen. Wem die Distanzknallerei bei “Interstate 76“ zu anonym ist, kommt hier dem motorisierten Feind so nah, daß er die abgelaufene TÜV-Plakette auf dem Nummernschild sieht — einfach herrlich. Da stört es auch kaum, daß die Grafik in SVGA ein wenig ruckelt und es keine permanente Streckenkarte gibt. Da freut es uns zu hören, daß der 3Dfx-Patch bald kommt. Kurzum: Wer die Nase voll hat von ADAC- Schergen, Radar-Kontrollen, dem hiesigen Schilderwald, Sonntagsfahrern und listigen Verkehrsbeschränkungen, kann sich bei „Carmageddon“ voll austoben.
80
WindowsComputer Gaming World (CGW)
But the few problems I had with CARMAGEDDON never overrode its addictiveness, nor stopped me from playing, and I wound up answering each crash of the program with a dozen soaring ones of my own. CARMAGEDDON is the kind of game that most racing titles only wish they were: the fun kind.
80
DOSComputer Gaming World (CGW)
But the few problems I had with CARMAGEDDON never overrode its addictiveness, nor stopped me from playing, and I wound up answering each crash of the program with a dozen soaring ones of my own. CARMAGEDDON is the kind of game that most racing titles only wish they were: the fun kind.
80
DOSJeuxvideo.com
Véritable éclate purement arcade, gore et immoral, Carmageddon est une dose de fun concentrée. Si certains lui reprocheront cette violence gratuite, les autres prendront des heures de plaisir à arpenter les nombreux circuits au volant de leurs bolides tous plus trash les uns que les autres pour des courses violentes, rapides et intenses. Un jeu qu'on ne lâche pas facilement, sauf peut-être pour jouer à la suite ?
80
DOSPC Player (Germany)
Negativ fällt neben der langsamen Grafik die Steuerung auf. Der Wagen reagiert viel zu stark auf den Tastendruck und neigt dazu, schnell auszubrechen. Das heißt, daß er beim normalen Lenken fast häufiger ins Schleudern gerät, als wenn ich die Handbremse ziehe und das Steuer herumreißen. Glücklicherweise gewöhnt man sich mit ein wenig Fingerspitzengefühl und einer Menge Zeit an die empfindlichen Reaktionen der Vehikel.
80
MacintoshMac Gamer
Although Carmageddon is not designed for those under 17 years of age, those who are responsible enough to know that it is only a "game" will find it fun to play. Its realistic effects (in the U.S. version) are quite crisp in the high-resolution, although you'll need some fast hardware to see fluid action in full screen (without 3Dfx acceleration). We hope that a Mac version of the 3Dfx Carmageddon patch will be made available soon. I am disappointed that the CD-ROM is required in the drive in order for the game to play, even when the entire program is copied onto the hard disk. The only portion not installed (when copying the Carmageddon folder to the hard disk) is the music soundtrack. If I'm going to use up 300 MB of my hard disk for a game, I shouldn't be required to keep the CD-ROM in the drive. Still, if you can get over the violent game play and play the game for what it is (target practice), you will find it to be a truly enjoyable experience.
80
WindowsFZ
Har Carmageddon fortfarande någonting som lockar efter tio år? Enspelarläget bjuder fortfarande på en rejäl utmaning, och får du igång flerspelarläget slår det mycket av det som kommit ut på marknaden under det senaste seklet. Dessutom har ju möjligheten att göra försvarslösa fotgängare till meterlånga blodspår sin unika tjusning. Betyget blir fyra FZ-loggor av fem möjliga.
80
WindowsPC Player (Germany)
Negativ fällt neben der langsamen Grafik die Steuerung auf. Der Wagen reagiert viel zu stark auf den Tastendruck und neigt dazu, schnell auszubrechen. Das heißt, daß er beim normalen Lenken fast häufiger ins Schleudern gerät, als wenn ich die Handbremse ziehe und das Steuer herumreiße. Glücklicherweise gewöhnt man sich mit ein wenig Fingerspitzengefühl und einer Menge Zeit an die empfindlichen Reaktionen der Vehikel.
75
DOSGamesmania
Wer bei der Grafik ein Auge zudrücken kann und nicht auf der Suche nach einem ernsten Renngame ist, wird kurz- und mittelfristig gehörig Spaß mit diesem Teil haben, denn viel zu meckern gibt es nicht. Langfristig wird es aber wahrscheinlich eher ein Spiel für Zwischendurch, denn trotz aller motivationsfördernder Tricks und dem erheblichen Fun-Faktor des sinnlosen Demolierens - das eigentliche Spielprinzip läßt zu wenig Raum, sich wirklich zu verbessern, denn weil Crashs nichts schaden, besteht kein besonderer Grund, die Tücken der Strecke zu meistern. Ab durch die Mitte, Augen zu und durch heißt das Motto.
72
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Lassen Sie sich nicht von der altbackenen VGA-Grafik abschrecken: Carmageddon ist ein ungeheuer witziges und spannendes Spiel. Das Fahrgefühl ist brilliant, es gibt Action satt, und der Meisterschaftsmodus motiviert ungeheuer.
70
WindowsJust Games Retro
I’m going to sound unavoidably grumpy here, but honestly, I feel like I’d enjoy Carmageddon a lot more if I was 11 years old and had no idea how a car handled. I respect that there’s more to it than its crass exterior, and the idea of a freeform racing game was certainly novel. It still can be fun to play today, so long as you’re not expecting to do any actual racing. When you’re focused on trying to win the game is when the frustrations start to pile on. Fun and laid back, but a better driving system would have helped it be legendary instead of merely infamous.
70
DOSJust Games Retro
I’m going to sound unavoidably grumpy here, but honestly, I feel like I’d enjoy Carmageddon a lot more if I was 11 years old and had no idea how a car handled. I respect that there’s more to it than its crass exterior, and the idea of a freeform racing game was certainly novel. It still can be fun to play today, so long as you’re not expecting to do any actual racing. When you’re focused on trying to win the game is when the frustrations start to pile on. Fun and laid back, but a better driving system would have helped it be legendary instead of merely infamous.
70
MacintoshMacworld
Speed through the course or just ram your competitors out of the contest in this bloody car race. Great graphics are offset by view angles that make it difficult to see where you're headed. Road-rage sufferers may enjoy turning cows and pedestrians into roadkill.
70
Nintendo 64All Game Guide
Carmageddon 64 is a solid title that puts out a fine amount of action and variety for your gaming dollar. It's not as well suited for younger players given all the senseless violence it encourages, but the older audiences will find a game with a surprisingly solid physics engine, realistic collisions, and some go-anywhere racing that you don't often see on a console system. Running over zombies is but one of the game's morally questionable charms.
68
DOSGameStar (Germany)
Carmageddon weckt die Urinstinkte frustrierter Autofahrer. Bei den spektakulären Zusammenstößen und Querfeldeinfahrten können sich die aufgestauten Aggressionen gehörig entladen. Und wenn auf dem Zähler gerade die restlichen Sekunden verstreichen, fangen auf der Jagd nach den letzten einsamen Drohnen meine überstrapazierten Nerven gehörig zu flattern an. Leider sitzt Carmageddon mit seinem Genre-Mix zwischen den Rennsesseln; ernsthafte Piloten nervt die Drohnenjagd abseits der Piste, für Actionspieler andererseits sind fortwährende Karambolagen auf Dauer zu eintönig.
60
MacintoshMac Addict
However, Carmageddon is a well-designed game. We don't give marks for sheer gruesomeness alone. The game is plain fun to play. It's a port from the PC so there are a few bugs, and half the world has already played the game, grown tired of it, bought add-on packs, and grown tired of those. But it's a good port and brand new to us. To make it better, by the time you read this, Carmageddon should be supported by 3Dfx 3D cards (namely TechWorks' Power 3D). Those plasma-spurting Vesuvian corpses will be quite a sight.
60
MacintoshMacNN
Carmageddon is certainly not for the faint of heart. The violent nature of the game, combined with the frequent profanity, is enough to make many people's hearts skip a beat. I wholeheartedly recommend this game to anyone who will not be offended by the violence and vileness of it, as it is a very entertaining game, but I can't stress enough that if you are opposed to video game violence, this isn't the game for you.
60
WindowsEdge
With Carmageddon, SCi has produced a game that will please and anger in equal measure. Using themes explored most famously in the '70s Stallone movie, 'Death Race 2000', the challenge here is to race cars and deal death. Each of the 36 routes across 11 different maps is littered with pedestrians and cows, which, when driven into, collapse in a shower of the blood, rewarding the driver with time and cash bonuses. Money is used to improve cars between races (increasing armour, engine speed and 'offensive' power - an indication of the amount of damage you can do to computer drivers) or perform repairs during a race.
57
PlayStationAbsolute Playstation
Tut, tut, tut! With an enormous tweak of the graphics engine, a complete redesign of the physics and possibly a huge amount of extra money Carmageddon could be a classic. As it stands... it's all hype. Buy or rent? Your choice. But don't say I didn't warn you!
38
PlayStationneXGam
Meine Erwartungen an Carmageddon waren wohl etwas zu hoch angesetzt. Von den ursprünglichen Stärken des zugegebenermaßen etwas rabiateren Rennens, sind nicht mehr viele vorhanden. Meist verkommt der Titel zu einer öden Verfolgungsjagd der planlos herumirrenden Kontrahenten, was nach zwei bis drei Rennen schon keinen Spaß mehr macht. Fans der PC Version, sollten lieber auch bei dieser bleiben, zumal man mit Twisted Metal auf der PSOne eine deutlich bessere Alternative parat hat.
35
PlayStationConsoles News
Tout y est pauvre, l'idée (Kill, Kill, Kill), des graph' atariesques, l'anim' poussive et surtout la maniabilité se montre d'un 38T - imaginez les créneaux !
30
PlayStationNowGamer
Sounds good, right? Whoops, no. The least of the game’s problems is that the pedestrians were turned into green blooded ‘zombies’ for the UK market. And from there it gets worse. If there is such a thing as an anti-driving game then this is it. A totally wasted concept that isn’t even worth crossing the street for, let alone ten whole pounds.
25
Nintendo 64Daily Radar
You know those times when you have to get up at 3:00 in the morning, your bladder aching, and you shuffle off to the bathroom only to stub your toe on the corner of the bed? Well, imagine that feeling while playing an N64 game, and you'll have a glimmer of what it's like to play Carmageddon 64. This game has been dredged up from the depths of Hades to torture good little boys and girls with horrid gameplay, repulsive graphics and the smelliest sounds you've ever seen. Yes, it confounds the senses that badly. Do yourself a favor -- pee before going to bed and do not rent this game!
21
Nintendo 64GameSpot
In the end, Carmageddon 64 just isn't very playable. The thin pretense of racing doesn't come through, and, unlike the PC versions, it actually matters this time, as there isn't much reward in smashing into the same dodgy vehicles and creatures over and over again. The two-player modes aren't much of a consolation, either, as few people would want to subject their friends to a game with such flawed mechanics.
20
Nintendo 64Electric Playground
For a long time I have said that a lot of the gore and violence found in video games is an attempt to cover up sub-standard gameplay. The Red Cross doesn’t have enough blood in its blood banks to cover up for this monstrosity. It is a very rare thing when a game totally devoid of redeeming features, like Carmageddon 64, comes along. Irritating Stick may finally have some competition for the worst game ever.
13
Nintendo 64IGN
I never thought it would happen, but there is now actually a game on the market that's impressively worse than Superman 64 -- and it's from Titus Software. Well done old pals! Carmageddon for PC -- a fun little racer -- hits N64 as a ruined, broken, sloppy, worthless port that really only serves one purpose: to remind players just how important time and effort are when porting a franchise to home console. There is no point to this rubbish. Absolutely, positively, whatever you do, do not buy this game!
4
Nintendo 64X64
Si les EPROM ne coûtaient pas si cher, nous aurions sauté sur Carmaggeddon à pieds joints ! 3 minutes de jeu pour 390 FF, ça fait tout de même 130 FF la minute !