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Carmageddon (Windows)

100 point score based on reviews from various critics.
5 point score based on user ratings.

User Reviews

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Our Users Say

Category Description MobyScore
Acting The quality of the actors' performances in the game (including voice acting). 3.6
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.6
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.1
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 3.7
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.2
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.9
Overall MobyScore (30 votes) 3.9

The Press Says

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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.
PC 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!
Adrenaline 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!
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.
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.
Game 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...
Power 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.
Computer 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.
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.
PC 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.
PC 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.
Just 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.
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.