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Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (Windows)

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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 If you tire of people, there's also cattle and sheep to splat.  (these can be turned off)
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Or you can ram them up against the nearest wall.
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows Underground tunnel
Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now Windows The electro-bastard ray, a leftover from Carmageddon 1.

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. 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 (1098) 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 (4388) 1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars1.75 Stars

The Press Says

Privat Computer PC 1998 96 out of 100 96
PC Zone Aug 13, 2001 9.5 out of 10 95
Attack Games Feb, 1999 9 out of 10 90
Christ Centered Game Reviews Jun 01, 2005 4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars4.5 Stars 90
PC Gameplay (Benelux) Dec, 1998 88 out of 100 88
Game Over Online Nov 14, 1998 84 out of 100 84
GameGenie 1998 4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars4 Stars 80
PC Player (Germany) Apr 07, 1999 71 out of 100 71
ESC Magazine Feb 14, 1999 7 out of 10 70
Computer Gaming World (CGW) 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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Chris Martin (1098) added Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now (Windows) on Apr 26, 2000
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