Join our Discord to chat with fellow friendly gamers and our knowledgeable contributors!

Not an American user?


A vehicular combat game set in a cartoon universe with 12 different environments. Wield a massive chainsaw, giant axe or one of 34 other wild weapons. There are 3 gameplay modes: Smack Attack (smack your opponents to gain points), Gate Relay (Pass the Checkpoints 5 times before your enemies do) and Flag Rally (CTF). 6 playable characters with 4 unlockable guest stars. For 1 to 4 players.


There are no Xbox user screenshots for this game.

There are 18 other screenshots from other versions of this game or official promotional screenshots.

Promo Images

Cel Damage Wallpaper
Cel Damage Wallpaper
Cel Damage Wallpaper
Cel Damage Wallpaper


Alternate Titles

  • "Cel Damage Overdrive" -- PS2 title
  • "Cel Damage HD" -- PS3 / PS4 / PS Vita / Xbox One / Switch title

Part of the Following Groups

User Reviews

Toon in, drop out Tony Denis (506) 3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars3.4 Stars

Critic Reviews

GamePro (US) Nov 15, 2001 4.5 out of 5 90
The Next Level Dec 19, 2001 B+ 83
MS Xbox World Dec 29, 2001 7.5 out of 10 75
Gamezilla Jan 18, 2002 62 out of 100 62
GameSpy Dec 05, 2001 61 out of 100 61
Thunderbolt Games May 18, 2003 6 out of 10 60
Consoles Plus Apr, 2002 55 out of 100 55
MS Xbox World Aug 07, 2002 5.5 out of 10 55
The Video Game Critic Dec 06, 2001 C- 42
XboxAddict Nov 30, 2003 4 out of 10 40


There are currently no topics for this game.


Hidden messages

There are messages from the developers hidden on top of the jungle temple. To see them the game needs to be in an alternate rendering mode.

Microsoft's involvement

According to a Gamasutra article for Cel Damage, it was initially known as Cartoon Mayhem and was designed as a racing game with cartoon gags and elements thrown in. The game was intended to be published by Microsoft exclusively for the Xbox. Creative differences between Pseudo Interactive and Microsoft led to the former signing a deal with Electronic Arts.


A sequel, Cel Damage 2, was intended to be released in late 2003 and featured a wealth of improvements, including new gameplay mechanics where the player can go on foot and hijack enemy cars. Sadly, it was cancelled due to the original game's lack of profitability and the lack of any interested publishers.

Related Web Sites

DaHero (974) added Cel Damage (Xbox) on Jan 17, 2002
Other platforms contributed by Caelestis (4938), Charly2.0 (179937), Kam1Kaz3NL77 (151106), DaHero (974) and Sciere (556794)