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A dynamic racing game created by Bugbear Entertainment - a Finnish developer studio.

Racing | vehicles

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FlatOut is a dynamic racing game, many aspects of which resemble such series as Destruction Derby or Burnout. The player takes part in brutal racing competitions in order to achieve victory and destroy the opponents' cars

Mechanics & Game modes

Flatout stands out mainly with spectacular crashe physics. Up to eight drivers take part in regular competitions which last for several laps. The player can take numerous shortcuts and destroy environmental objects - mainly fences, construction supports or civilian vehicles parked on a side of the road. Causing mayhem allows the player to refill the nitro bar visible on the screen, as well as to make winning more difficult for the opponents. It is worth adding that objects destroyed remain on the track until the race ends.

Apart from regular races, the player can take part in two other kinds of competition. FlatOut offers destruction derbies, but also a series of crazy mini-games requiring the player mainly to launch the driver through the windshield.

An extensive career is the main mode in FlatOut. At the very beginning, the player has little money which is enough to buy the cheapest vehicle that can be modified in various ways after earning an adequate amount of money. The player can upgrade the suspension and the engine, make the body more durable or brakes more efficient. When the player advances in the career, they gain access to new leagues, which makes it necessary to buy vehicles belonging to other classes. The game features 16 vehicles in total, and those are mainly muscle-cars and pickups.

Quick Race and Time Trial are the remaining game modes. However, the multiplayer component was included in the game as well. Up to eight players can meet in a session, either via LAN or Internet.

When it comes to driving physics, these are definitely arcade, which means that in-game cars are rather easy to handle. Spectacular crashes generated by an advanced damage system are the hallmark of the game. Subsequent "accidents" affect the car's handling and generate dents on the chassis. Destroying the player-controlled car completely is also possible.

Technical aspects

FlatOut offers detailed visuals. What is worth noticing, is diversity of tracks available for racing. FlatOut offers 48 of them in total, located mainly in urban areas, forests, and even in places covered with a thick layer of snow. Also, the game comes with a dynamic soundtrack created in cooperation with popular rock stars, such as Central Supply Chain, Deponeye or Amplifire.

Last updated on 05 September 2016

Game mode: single / multiplayer   Multiplayer mode: Internet   Player counter: 1-8  

Media type: 2 CD

User score: 8.5 / 10 based on 2592 votes.

PEGI rating FlatOut

Age rating. The PEGI rating considers the age suitability of a game, not the level of difficulty. Game contains depictions of violence.

FlatOut System requirements

Sony PlayStation 2

PlayStation 2

  • Uses:
  • memory card
Microsoft Xbox


  • Uses:
  • Xbox Live
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