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Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (Windows)

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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.


Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Whoever designed "Airpain" had an excellent sense of humor.
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Opponents may be wasted in a number of ways, the most straightforward being head-to-head collision
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Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows The most sure-fire method, however, is driving them up against something sharp.

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. Zamppa (87) unrated
Even sicker, even more fun. Ola Sverre Bauge (235) 4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars4.25 Stars
The original is better. Steve Hall (322) unrated
Absolute Insanity - Oh the hours I've spent... Russell Brisson (6) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
A bit different than the first... except for the mass carnage... Chris Martin (1094) 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars
Looks better than original, but plays only marginally better at best. justinstyles (5) 2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars2.75 Stars
Crap. Tomer Gabel (4353) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

Critic Reviews

FileFactory Games / Gameworld Network Sep 19, 2002 91 out of 100 91
Freak Oct, 1998 90 out of 100 90
Computer Games Magazine Jan 12, 1999 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
CD-Action Jan, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Game Revolution Feb 01, 1999 B+ 83
Power Unlimited Jan, 1999 8.1 out of 10 81
ESC Magazine Feb 14, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Gamesmania.de 1998 65 out of 100 65
Computer Gaming World (CGW) Apr, 1999 3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars3 Stars 60


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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.


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.


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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Chris Martin (1094) added Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (Windows) on Apr 26, 2000
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