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FlatOut 2

User Reviews

An all round fun car-wrecker! Windows SifouNaS (1317)
Symphony of Destruction Windows Alex M. (1020)
This follow-up to FlatOut still sucks. Xbox Spartan_234 (422)

Our Users Say

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PlayStation 2 6 4.1
Windows 25 3.9
Xbox 5 2.4
Combined MobyScore 36 3.7


The Press Says

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100
WindowsOut Of Eight
Those people looking for continuous action in a racing game have found a winner in FlatOut 2. Surrounded by the outstanding graphics and sound, FlatOut 2 features aggressive computer opponents, numerous game modes, multiplayer, and tons of crashes. I’ve never felt bored when playing FlatOut 2, which is always a good sign. Simulation games can get quite tedious after the first few laps of a race, but FlatOut 2 never lets up. Plus, the game is responsible for an above-average level of screaming at my computer monitor, showing that the player gets quite involved in the game (and showing that I may need some professional help). FlatOut 2 is a definitive arcade racing game, and anyone who prefers exciting racing over dreary driving should unquestionably check out this game.
95
WindowsImperium Gier
Po roku od premiery Flatout 2 ciągle pokazuje, że można narobić niezłego szumu na trasie bez zbędnych kosmicznych efektów Burnouta, realizmu Forzy i przekłamań Need For Speeda. Innymi słowy, produkt Bugbear’a jest jedyny w swoim rodzaju. Od czasów Destruction Debry jeszcze nie mieliśmy tak miłej rozwałki na czterech kółkach, w której ludzie dosłownie lataliby w powietrzu. Jest to kawał porządnej ścigałki, podczas której czeka nas wiele godzin świetnej rozgrywki przy akompaniamencie giętej blachy i rockowych kawałków. Nic tylko rozwalać!
90
MacintoshMacworld
If you’re looking for the hyper-realism of a NASCAR game or Colin McRae Rally Mac, you’re bound to be disappointed-FlatOut 2 has a very arcade-like look and feel to it that will disappoint racing purists. But its sheer bloodthirsty combat, high-speed racing and tons of mini-games give you a lot to see and do.
90
XboxDigital Press - Classic Video Games
Aside from the nearly impossible single player difficulty level, FlatOut 2 has finally given Criterion's Burnout franchise a challenge. While still a little low on the production values end of things, FlatOut 2 stands out on its own without being a blatant copy. It's definitely comfortable in its personal spot on the racing video game roster, and if the third title can beat this, we won't need another Burnout.
88
PlayStation 2Game Freaks 365
FlatOut 2 is what it is. You should come in expecting what you are going to get: a racing game that doesn't take itself too seriously, but still offers the necessary structure for a competent racing experience. The career mode racing feels an awful lot like Burnout, but it is impossible to compete on a level as great as that franchise. So you need something else, and Empire has it with the derby and assortment of mini-games. For racers that don't take racing seriously, I would recommend taking a purchase of FlatOut 2 seriously.
88
WindowsGame Freaks 365
FlatOut 2 is what it is. You should come in expecting what you are going to get: a racing game that doesn't take itself too seriously, but still offers the necessary structure for a competent racing experience. The career mode racing feels an awful lot like Burnout, but it is impossible to compete on a level as great as that franchise. So you need something else, and Empire has it with the derby and assortment of mini-games. For racers that don't take racing seriously, I would recommend taking a purchase of FlatOut 2 seriously.
88
WindowsGameguru Mania
Overall, Flatout 2 is a healthy addition to the series that offers impressive new features and just as much fun as ever. Value is also great, the PC version is cheaper then most games. Thirty dollars is well worth spending on this game!
88
WindowsGameStar (Germany)
Gegenüber Flatout 2 wirken alle anderen Action-Rennspiele wie Kaffefahrt-Simulationen. Um so erfreulicher, dass Flatout 2 gegenüber dem Vorgänger nicht nur den Action-, sondern auch den Spielgehalt erhöhr hat: doppelt so viele Strecken und Autos, verknüpft durch einen motivierenden Karrieremodus. Einzig der herbe Schwierigkeitsgrad könnte Einsteiger abschrecken. Könnte, sollte aber nicht. Denn wer Flatout 2 verpasst, verpasst das derzeit beste Action-Rennspiel!
87
WindowsGamesFire
Bugbear Entertainment hat einiges geleistet: Ein möglichst verrücktes Rennspiel mit viel Realismus paaren. Das Ganze in ansprechendem Gewand und tollem Sound. Wer über die sich wiederholenden Streckenverläufe und das "unsichtbare" Tuning hinwegsehen kann, erfreut sich an einem kunterbunten Actionrennspiel, das weder in den Bereich "realistische Simulation" noch "Arcade" passen will. Die Grafik und vor allem die Physik sprechen für Realismus, das Konzept aber für Arcade. Flatout 2 ist ausgefallen und verrückt. Und das ist gut so.
87
WindowsPC Gameplay (Benelux)
FO2 poetst zowel de positieve en negatieve punten van FO (bijna) allemaal grondig op: je zou het haast FlatOut versie 2.0 kunnen noemen. Criticasters zouden kunnen zeggen dat het op Burnout wil gaan lijken, maar dat is net zoiets als een grote-stads-yup vergelijken met zijn plattelandsneefje. Er zijn altijd overeenkomsten, maar ook net zo veel verschillen te vinden.
86
WindowsPlayfuls
FlatOut 2 represents a "water-spout" comeback of the mindless driving concept, with obvious improvements in terms of graphics and gameplay. But, above all else, it's a fun experience (pre-eminently in multiplayer matches), and that's a serious recommendation. If you like the genre, you are bound to give it a try.
86
WindowsPC Action
Schadenfreude ist die schönste Freude. Das sehen die Entwickler von Flatout 2 offensichtlich genauso.
Autos brennen, Steine fliegen durch die Luft und Schaufensterscheiben gehen zu Bruch. Die Rede ist nicht von der 1.Mai-Demo in Berlin, sondern von Flatout 2 auf dem PC. Kenner des ersten Teils ahnen bereits, worauf sie sich einstellen dürfen: Auf eine Zerstörungsorgie par excellence.
85
Xbox4Players.de
Flatout 2 rockt! Und das nicht nur in Bezug auf den rocklastigen Soundtrack mit Nickelback & Co! Ich hatte riesigen Spaß dabei, über die gut designten Strecken mit ihren Abkürzungen sowie zerstörbaren Objekten zu brettern und dabei meine Gegner gegen die nächste Hauswand oder in den nächsten Graben zu rempeln. Schade nur, dass sich die Pisten trotz mehrerer Szenarien zu schnell wiederholen und man bald alle Kniffe und Abkürzungen kennt. Doch gerade, wenn man sich an den grafisch überzeugenden Kulissen der kurzen Karriere langsam satt gesehen hat und Langeweile einkehrt, halten das Destruction Derby und die Minispiele die Motivationskurve oben: Vor allem mit mehreren Mitspielern sorgen die Dummy-Aktionen für Partyspaß pur und man hat fast schon ein wenig Mitleid mit den leblosen Puppen, wenn sie mal wieder in die Lüfte katapultiert oder als Basketball missbraucht werden.
85
PlayStation 24Players.de
Flatout 2 rockt! Und das nicht nur in Bezug auf den rocklastigen Soundtrack mit Nickelback & Co! Ich hatte riesigen Spaß dabei, über die gut designten Strecken mit ihren Abkürzungen sowie zerstörbaren Objekten zu brettern und dabei meine Gegner gegen die nächste Hauswand oder in den nächsten Graben zu rempeln. Schade nur, dass sich die Pisten trotz mehrerer Szenarien zu schnell wiederholen und man bald alle Kniffe und Abkürzungen kennt. Doch gerade, wenn man sich an den grafisch überzeugenden Kulissen der kurzen Karriere langsam satt gesehen hat und Langeweile einkehrt, halten das Destruction Derby und die Minispiele die Motivationskurve oben: Vor allem mit mehreren Mitspielern sorgen die Dummy-Aktionen für Partyspaß pur und man hat fast schon ein wenig Mitleid mit den leblosen Puppen, wenn sie mal wieder in die Lüfte katapultiert oder als Basketball missbraucht werden.
85
MacintoshGames4Mac
FlatOut 2 ist ein schneller Arcade-Racer, der nicht nur im Einzelspieler-Modus Spaß macht. Die Grafik und der Sound (bis auf den „Knack“-Fehler) präsentieren sich als durchaus zeitgemäß auf unseren Mac-Rechnern und die Steuerung ist nach kurzer Eingewöhnungszeit wirklich sehr angenehm. Die Performance fühlt sich auf älteren Macs noch sehr gut an und lässt den Spieler nur auf wenigen Strecken im Stich. Der Spielspaß als solcher ist mehr als groß, man wird sich immer wieder dabei erwischen „noch schnell eine Runde zu drehen“.
85
WindowsGamers.at
Erinnern Sie sich noch an Flatout? Das war doch dieses Rennspiel, das die Straßenverkehrsordnung und die Regeln eines fairen Rennens in einen Mülleimer warf, mit Benzin übergoss und anzündete. Da wurde nicht nur der Gegner zu einem unkenntlichen Stück Blech verarbeitet, sondern auch gleichzeitig die gesamte Gegend in Schutt und Asche gelegt. Offenbar konnten etliche Spieler sich daran ergötzen, denn jetzt steht uns der Nachfolger ins Haus! Der finnische Entwickler Bugbear ging dabei nach dem Motto „Größer, schneller und vor allem: Noch besser“ vor.
83
XboxGamesmania
Flatout 2 merzt viele Mängel des eher langweiligen Vorgängers aus und macht einen guten Sprung in Richtung eines adrenalinfördernden Actionracer im Stile der Burnout-Reihe. Im Gegensatz zum ersten Teil wurde die Zahl der Strecken deutlich erhöht und auch deren Design mit verschiedenen Alternativrouten kann überzeugen. Glanzstück ist abermals die Physik-Engine, in keinem anderen Rennspiel sehen Crashs und deren Folgen derart realistisch aus, auch das in dieser Hinsicht ähnliche Crashday kann dort nicht mithalten. Richtig viel Laune machen daher die an Destruction Derby angelehnten Arenakämpfe, die in einer Zerstörungsorgie sondergleichen enden. Abzüge erhält Flatout 2 trotz einer Steigerung für den auf Dauer immer noch eher langweiligen Karrieremodus, die wechselhafte Gegner-KI und das ungenaue Fahrverhalten bei Sprüngen.
83
PlayStation 2Gamesmania
Flatout 2 merzt viele Mängel des eher langweiligen Vorgängers aus und macht einen guten Sprung in Richtung eines adrenalinfördernden Actionracer im Stile der Burnout-Reihe. Im Gegensatz zum ersten Teil wurde die Zahl der Strecken deutlich erhöht und auch deren Design mit verschiedenen Alternativrouten kann überzeugen. Glanzstück ist abermals die Physik-Engine, in keinem anderen Rennspiel sehen Crashs und deren Folgen derart realistisch aus, auch das in dieser Hinsicht ähnliche Crashday kann dort nicht mithalten. Richtig viel Laune machen daher die an Destruction Derby angelehnten Arenakämpfe, die in einer Zerstörungsorgie sondergleichen enden. Abzüge erhält Flatout 2 trotz einer Steigerung für den auf Dauer immer noch eher langweiligen Karrieremodus, die wechselhafte Gegner-KI und das ungenaue Fahrverhalten bei Sprüngen.
83
WindowsGamesmania
Im Gegensatz zum ersten Teil wurde die Zahl der Strecken deutlich erhöht und auch deren Design mit verschiedenen Alternativrouten kann überzeugen. Glanzstück ist abermals die Physik-Engine, in keinem anderen Rennspiel sehen Crashs und deren Folgen derart realistisch aus, auch das in dieser Hinsicht ähnliche Crashday kann dort nicht mithalten. Richtig viel Laune machen daher die an Destruction Derby angelehnten Arenakämpfe, die in einer Zerstörungsorgie sondergleichen enden. Abzüge erhält Flatout 2 trotz einer Steigerung für den auf Dauer immer noch eher langweiligen Karrieremodus, die wechselhafte Gegner-KI und das ungenaue Fahrverhalten bei Sprüngen. Auch wenn das Spiel aufgrund dieser Mängel und dem letzten Schuss Genialität nicht an ein Burnout Revenge herankommt, gibt es zumindest auf dem PC derzeit keinen besseren Actionracer.
83
WindowsPC Games (Germany)
Punkte sammeln ist in. Egal ob Payback, Miles & More oder Happy Digits - jeder will so schnell wie möglich sein Treuekonto füllen. Es sei denn, es handelt sich um die Flensburger Verkehrssünderkartei. Denn da winkt nach 18 Einträgen statt der Gratisreise der Lappenentzug. Ganz anders bei Flatout 2. Hier werden Sie für Verkehrsdelikte nicht etwa zur Kasse gebeten, sondern noch belohnt. Je spektakulärer der Crash, desto höher die Prämie. Da hätte selbst Ex-Formel-1-Rüpel Juan-Pablo Montoya beste Chancen auf den Titelgewinn ...
83
WindowsIGN
FlatOut 2 is one hell of a fun racing game. Sure, many of its elements feel a tad generic, like the track and character design, but what it really comes down to is the racing itself and Bugbear has done a great job at drawing a line between control and complete chaos. Definitely give this one a try if you're into racing games whatsoever.
83
XboxIGN
Bugbear Entertainment's first foray into the world of console games was quite a solid effort, and more importantly, something rather unique. The original FlatOut was released just over a year ago and featured a driving and simulation system that heavily relied on physics. This meant that nearly every object in the world was destructible, including real-time deformation of your car, though the not-quite-perfected physics-based gameplay meant that the actual driving mechanics were a little touchy and unforgiving at times.
83
PlayStation 2IGN
Bugbear Entertainment's first foray into the world of console games was quite a solid effort, and more importantly, something rather unique. The original FlatOut was released just over a year ago and featured a driving and simulation system that heavily relied on physics. This meant that nearly every object in the world was destructible, including real-time deformation of your car, though the not-quite-perfected physics-based gameplay meant that the actual driving mechanics were a little touchy and unforgiving at times.
82
Xboxgames xtreme
I wanted to dislike the game and I came out of playing it with a smile on my face, the game delivers a solid and fun experience that’s probably one of the best arcade current gen racers next to the Burnout series. I had to give the developers extra credit here for assembling a kick-ass selection of tunes and putting in at least 12 Mini-games which are varied and just as fun as racing, if not more.
82
XboxGamingExcellence
Overall, FlatOut 2 is a very enjoyable racer. It's not a game you'll still be playing in a few years, but in the meantime its destructible racing at its best.
82
PlayStation 2GamingExcellence
Overall, FlatOut 2 is a very enjoyable racer. It's not a game you'll still be playing in a few years, but in the meantime its destructible racing at its best.
82
WindowsGamingExcellence
Overall, FlatOut 2 is a very enjoyable racer. It's not a game you'll still be playing in a few years, but in the meantime its destructible racing at its best.
81
WindowsAbsolute Games (AG.ru)
Bugbear держит нос по ветру и знает, что 90% объектов на трассе должны превращаться в хлам. Структура по сравнению с первой частью лишь немного усложнилась. Основной режим — привычная карьера. Теперь в ней три ступени мастерства и три класса машин, в каждом по 8-10 чемпионатов из 3-7 трасс. Победа открывает фирменное садистское развлечение "проломи головой лобовое стекло лучше других", площадку для дерби насмерть или спидвей для проверки потолка скорости. Нам пришлись по душе тихие игры вроде покера (выбей башкой "royal flash") или керлинга. Наиболее оригинальное, пожалуй, — пародия на американский футбол "Field Goal", а самая красочная из дюжины мини-аркад — "Ring of Fire". Прошли три уровня — получите четыре финальных испытания. Правда, во FlatOut 2 их одолеваешь уже через силу, хотя именно здесь AI включается на полную. На дельный вопрос "что нового?" ответ один — графика. Зрелище действительно впечатляет.
81
WindowsPlay.tm
If FlatOut 2 proves anything it's that there's room for more than one type of racer that strongly encourages wreckage at every twist and turn, and it's refreshing to see that despite EA's undeniable might smaller developers are willing to have a go at competing, often showing them a thing or two about game design in the process. FlatOut 2 is an example of one of these titles, a flawed classic that, even if it fails once again to announce itself into the casual gaming mainstream, definitely has the means to have EA executives looking worriedly over their collective shoulder.
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PlayStation 2Softpedia
The middle name of this title must be "quality" since it delivers an experience that should be considered an example for all the games pertaining to the racing genre. Exquisite car crashing, lots of deformations, many hilarious ragdoll stunts and many hours of pure flaming entertainment. Spice that all up with a rockin' soundtrack and you've got a real "Symphony of Destruction" designed to please gamers. FlatOut 2 is a must for those who played the first installment and a good option for those that want to take a great car-crashing title for a spin.
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PlayStation 2UOL Jogos
"FlatOut 2" obtém sucesso com uma mistura bem dosada entre o simulador e a destruição desenfreada como a de "BurnOut". Assim, as batidas ficam mais reais e o caos criado é o gatilho para a diversão. Com modalidades variadas e um multiplayer forte, o título é um dos games de corrida mais empolgantes da atual geração. Mas a entrada nesse parque de diversões exige que o jogador tenha um bom grau de habilidade.
80
MacintoshMacLife
FlatOut 2 is aimed at smash-’em-up fun. We’re glad to have both in our garage
80
MacintoshInside Mac Games (IMG)
To all you fans of the racing genre, casual or hardcore alike, FlatOut 2 deserves a test drive. It may not be “fast and furious,” but it is fast and crazy. From the great racing to odd mini-games, there is a surprising variety in this racing game. To sum everything up, I guess all I can say that FlatOut 2 is flat-out fun.
80
PlayStation 2DreamStation.cc
Anyone who’s driven for a few years probably has some built up road rage and if that’s the case for you then FlatOut 2 is the perfect game to let out those desires in a virtual setting. There’s just something extremely fun about wrecking into other cars, or forcing them off the road into trees at 100 miles per hour. In short if that sounds exciting to you then I hereby give the stamp of approval to purchase this game.
80
XboxThe Next Level
The overall presentation of FlatOut 2 - the gorgeous environments, array of vehicles, even the killer soundtrack (Audioslave? Fall Out Boy? Papa Roach? Sweet!) - is top notch. Super-serious gearheads may lament that the cars don't all feel or drive that differently or that there aren't real, licenses vehicles. While that all may be true, that's simply not what FlatOut 2 is about - a rollicking good time with a complete disregard for seriousness and sanity.
80
WindowsUOL Jogos
"FlatOut 2" obtém sucesso com uma mistura bem dosada entre o simulador e a destruição desenfreada como a de "BurnOut". Assim, as batidas ficam mais reais e o caos criado é o gatilho para a diversão. Com modalidades variadas e um multiplayer forte, o título é um dos games de corrida mais empolgantes da atual geração. Mas a entrada nesse parque de diversões exige que o jogador tenha um bom grau de habilidade.
80
WindowsDreamStation.cc
Anyone who’s driven for a few years probably has some built up road rage and if that’s the case for you then FlatOut 2 is the perfect game to let out those desires in a virtual setting. There’s just something extremely fun about wrecking into other cars, or forcing them off the road into trees at 100 miles per hour. In short if that sounds exciting to you then I hereby give the stamp of approval to purchase this game.
80
WindowsWorth Playing
Overall, I really enjoy blasting around in Flatout 2. It's somewhat juvenile, but that's a pretty big part of its drawing power. It's a digital portrayal of the ugly side to motorized vehicular sports: metallic, mechanized destruction and speed. Where it loses steam is in its inability to clearly define itself as a racing game or a demolition derby. The attempt to fuse the two hasn't quite set properly. I find it distracting when I just want to gun the acceleration and race, but everyone else on the track is hell-bent on keeping the attrition rate high. I also found that the physics don't seem to properly approximate weight, although it's hard not to laugh when you're locked into a dizzying series of mid-air flips.
80
WindowsJeuxVideoPC.com
Sorti il y a maintenant près de deux ans, Flat Out premier du nom avait contre toute attente réussi là où beaucoup se sont cassés les dents, à savoir dépoussiérer le bon vieux genre du jeu de courses. Malgré une répétitivité certaine, le titre de BugBear présentait un potentiel de fun indéniable, qu’on espérait alors voir davantage développé dans une seconde mouture. Nos prières de chauffards du dimanche ont semble-t-il été entendues, puisque voici le test, après un an et quelques de gestation, du très attendu Flat Out 2. Alors, simple évolution ou vraie révolution ?
80
PlayStation 2G4 TV: X-Play
Smoking the competition in a racing game is one thing, leaving the competition in a smoking heap of charred metal is quite another. With its high-speed crashes and destruction derby events, the original FlatOut struck like a bolt from the blue for crash-crazed consumers. It wasn't perfect, of course, but it certainly had some distinguishing features, none more so than the madcap mini-games that involved flinging a hapless driver through a car's windshield to hit bull's-eye targets. Ah, the memories. FlatOut 2 aims to smooth out some of the original model's dents and dings, expanding nearly every facet of what made the first game a sleeper hit.
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PlayStation 2Pro-G
FlatOut 2 isn't a clever game. It doesn't try to wow you with layers of meaning and plot, and it doesn't feature visuals and sound that will have everyone declaring that video games should be treated as art. Even the great man himself, Jeremy Clarkson, likes to fire cars, as if they were cannon balls, into caravans now and again. There's a place in the racing genre for strict simulations, but from time to time the shackles need to come off. In the case of FlatOut 2, it's pure arcade-style spills and thrills for the duration of the ride.
80
XboxEurogamer.net (UK)
The wild physics system can still be a hindrance as much as a source of amusement as well. Pretty much everything can be shunted or shattered with your car, and the debris remains to litter the track throughout the race in a satisfying way. However, the physics of the game - which nestle in that sweet spot between impressive reality and fantastic exaggeration 99 per cent of the time - can also mean that your car can be fatally knocked off course, or spun out of control entirely, by a can of paint, a broken plank or an old tyre.
79
WindowsPC Powerplay
Wenn ich zum genialen Soundtrack durch die Pampa pflüge und die Konkurrenten gegen den nächstbesten Betonpfeiler schubse, dann macht das einfach Laune. Flat Out 2 lebt vom Geschwindigkeitsgefühl, von seiner guten Grafik und dem unkomplizierten Fahrmodell. Flat Out 2 krankt aber am gleichen Problem wie der Vorgänger: Die Karriere kommt zu dröge daher. Für Zwischendurch genau das Richtige, für lange Abende aber zu wenig. Es sei denn, Sie crashen mit Freunden um die Wette.
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PlayStation 2Jolt (UK)
When it comes to racing games, we’d take one good quality arcade-style racer over a thousand po-faced “realistic” racers any day. Games like Burnout and Wipeout deserve to do much better than the likes of Gran Turismo and Project Gotham Racing (although that’s sadly rarely the case) as they’re, well, proper games. Games are there to be enjoyed, and struggling with real-world dynamics doesn’t cut it as far as we’re concerned, unless you’re seriously dedicated to motoring. FlatOut 2 is very much in the vein of playing for fun rather than simulation purposes, and so is already off to a blinding start. Sadly though, there are a few hefty bumps in the road that prevent it from tearing up the finish line in pole position as convincingly as perhaps it could have.
77
WindowsActionTrip
Is the game worth your money? I would say, yes, but only if you think you're going to get into the multiplayer game as well. Just looking at the number of tracks, cars and cups on offer, FlatOut 2 seems like it has a lot under its hood, but you have to bear in mind that a lot of this content feels recycled after a while. At least that's the impression I got. Nonetheless, I would probably get this game just for the sheer pleasure of driving a good car into a gas station and blowing the whole thing up. The feeling is pretty amazing and the on screen action is spectacular. It's an adrenaline-charged experience that fans of arcade racers shouldn't miss.
75
XboxX-Power
Flatout 2 lijkt in het begin op een zoveelste arcaderacer, maar na een paar races begin je te beseffen dat deze game toch wel leuk en verslavend is. Je moet je hoofd er wel bijhouden om als eerste over de finish te komen, en, wat nog belangrijker is; nooit opgeven. Eens je dit doorhebt, kan je met volle teugen genieten van Bugbear’s coole redneckracegame.
75
PlayStation 2Jeuxvideo.com
Flat Out 2 n'est pas une révolution ni la référence des jeux de courses. Pourtant, si l'on accroche au style, on trouve en lui un très bon titre, plein d'humour et de variété. Que ce soit pour faire des courses, pour s'affronter dans des arènes ou pour faire joujou avec le corps du pilote, on s'amuse forcément, seul ou à plusieurs. Mission accomplie.
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XboxJeuxvideo.com
Flat Out 2 n'est pas une révolution ni la référence des jeux de courses. Pourtant, si l'on accroche au style, on trouve en lui un très bon titre, plein d'humour et de variété. Que ce soit pour faire des courses, pour s'affronter dans des arènes ou pour faire joujou avec le corps du pilote, on s'amuse forcément, seul ou à plusieurs. Mission accomplie.
75
WindowsJeuxvideo.com
Flat Out 2 n'est pas une révolution ni la référence des jeux de courses. Pourtant, si l'on accroche au style, on trouve en lui un très bon titre, plein d'humour et de variété. Que ce soit pour faire des courses, pour s'affronter dans des arènes ou pour faire joujou avec le corps du pilote, on s'amuse forcément, seul ou à plusieurs. Mission accomplie.
75
XboxExtreme Gamer
Flatout 2 is better then the original in everyway, which basically means it's awesome. If you still haven't made that leap onto the next generation, or want a good game to kick it with your old friend the original Xbox, Flatout 2 is one game that will keep you busy for a while. Check this one out.
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WindowsGameSpot
FlatOut 2, while not a major improvement over the first game, is still a quality demolition racer. The addition of more content in each and every mode is certainly a plus, and the driving still has a satisfyingly destructive vibe to it. It's just too bad that it doesn't have the same quirky, filthy vibe as the first game. Fortunately, there are still plenty of lovable qualities to be found in FlatOut 2, especially if all you want is the same basic racing gameplay as in the first FlatOut, but with a lot more of it.
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XboxGameSpot
FlatOut 2, while not a major improvement over the first game, is still a quality demolition racer. The addition of more content in each and every mode is certainly a plus, and the driving still has a satisfyingly destructive vibe to it. It's just too bad that it doesn't have the same quirky, filthy vibe as the first game. Fortunately, there are still plenty of lovable qualities to be found in FlatOut 2, especially if all you want is the same basic racing gameplay as in the first FlatOut, but with a lot more of it.
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PlayStation 2GameSpot
As much fun as the Burnout series of racing games can be, sometimes you want something a little grittier and grimier than the glossy, pristine-looking races that series has had on offer in recent years. Enter last year's FlatOut by developer Bugbear, a demolition racer in the purest sense. That game consisted of big, clunky, filthy-looking cars that deformed in all sorts of spectacular ways while flying through the air, crashing into one another, and even periodically sending the drivers of said vehicles crashing through the windshield in a rag-doll-heavy heap. In FlatOut 2, the same basic concepts found throughout the original game are once again on display, but while more content has been added to the package to try to flesh things out, it is with these additions that FlatOut 2 begins to lose its way. FlatOut 2 throws in some new, stylistic touches both in its content and aesthetics that make it feel more like a Burnout clone than something original.
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PlayStation 2Fragland.net
Most of you'll probably remember the previous version of this game, the first real hit from the Bugbear development team. In that game, you were supposed to race against a few opponents and while doing so the goal was to wreck the environment and the opposition as much as possible. Apart from that, there also was the possibility to play mini-games such as "High Jump" where you launched your driver as high as possible into a net. In this new version of FlatOut the concept hasn't changed a bit!
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WindowsFactornews
FlatOut 2 n'invente rien : il se contente de reprendre ce qui faisait le charme du premier épisode, tout en corrigeant certaines lourdeurs et en apportant un peu plus de variété à l'ensemble. Le résultat final n'est certes pas très profond, mais le jeu est très bien fini et très amusant. Il a en plus le bon goût d'être proposé à petit prix, alors si vous avez envie de vous défouler, il n'y a vraiment pas de raison de vous priver.
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XboxGameDaily
FlatOut 2 doesn't have what it takes to topple the champion in this area, Burnout 3: Takedown. EA and Criterion's two year old game still has the wreck-and-racing brilliance that this series slightly fails to match, especially with its AI and control flaws. However, Bugbear's latest still deserves a rental, if only to take part in the delectable chaos that is car wrecking and human launching. And I'll tell you, if a game can make an insurance agent yell for more vehicular destruction, it can't be all bad. He just won't tell his boss, that's all.
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XboxGameSpy
Despite all of these drawbacks, FlatOut 2 usually manages to be fun enough to stick with. The crashes are delightful and the racing challenges are addictive -- when they're not enraging. FlatOut 2 drives a fine line, but manages to come out on the good side more often than not. It might be a good idea to tether that controller to your wrist, though, because it's possible you'll send it flying just as much as your driver.
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PlayStation 2GameZone
These are the ideas of FlatOut 2, some of which are executed very well. The destruction derby arenas have their own exclusive tracks – no racing, no shortcuts, just one basic goal: survive. My first match was over in less than a minute. Cars immediately started piling into me. Eight vehicles are allowed on the track at any given time, including the vehicle the player controls. By the time I put my foot on the gas I had to dodge an assault from seven other drivers. They made contact, my life meter depleted, and that was the end of it.
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PlayStation 2Boomtown
Smashing things up, causing explosions, breaking things, demolishing buildings – they all provide entertainment in real life (well, to me at least…), and have all been well represented in videogames.
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PlayStation 2GameSpy
Despite all of these drawbacks, FlatOut 2 usually manages to be fun enough to stick with. The crashes are delightful and the racing challenges are addictive -- when they're not enraging. FlatOut 2 drives a fine line, but manages to come out on the good side more often than not. It might be a good idea to tether that controller to your wrist, though, because it's possible you'll send it flying just as much as your driver.
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PlayStation 2Yahoo! Games
From one sequel to the next, racing games frequently stay the same more than they change. The genre is the reason the word "tweak" was coined, because sometimes that's all that happens. FlatOut 2 is one of those games. This is the review where we want to dig up what we wrote a year ago and simply replace the screenshots. Bugbear has made very much the same game, so why should we have to come up with new stuff to say about it?
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PlayStation 2EL33TONLINE
All in all I was pretty surprised with this game. After playing Burnout Revenge I have set pretty high standards for racing games, and this one is going to fall under the whip of that standard. It is really good, and if you liked Burnout you will enjoy this game because of the different style of racing in the form of the destructible tracks and especially the Derbies (a kind of chicken run game where you try to destroy your opponents’ cars by ramming into them as hard as possible, while still trying to keep your vehicle in working order). If you want more Burnout get this game, but for the casual gamer who is not too into racing games but still enjoyed Burnout, you should maybe skip this one just because of it’s closeness to the EA Revenge Racer.
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XboxGamePro (US)
The biggest complaint we had with FlatOut 2 is that it fails to address the flaws of the original. The first FlatOut suffered from poor driving physics and a discernible lack of speed, problems which continue to plague the sequel: cars careen wildly out of control, fishtail when they receive even the slightest tap from behind, and suffer disproportionately from roadside impacts. This, coupled with the stuck-in-first gear pace, result in races that feel more like a Sunday drive than a spirited sprint to the finish line.
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PlayStation 21UP
The first FlatOut was one of those not-that-great games that somehow found its niche as a late-night pass-the-controller experience that got exponentially better as your alcohol consumption increased. It was never exactly crying out for a sequel, as it seemed to pretty much accomplish its mission with the first iteration, but what the heck? Here we are. Again. Think of FlatOut 2 as a sloppier, grungier, jalopy-filled, redneck version of Burnout with silly minigames. When you put it like that, it doesn't sound too bad, does it?