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  • genre racing / arcade / off-road
  • download size 2.5 GB
    1Mbit
    ~19 min
  • avg. user rating from 161 user ratings.
  • release date June 30, 2006
  • compatible with Windows (XP, Vista, 7, 8) and Linux (Ubuntu 14.04, Mint 17)
  • languages English, French, Italian, German, Spanish.
  • developer / publisher Bugbear Entertainment / Strategy First
  • game modes single-player, multi-player
  • Bonus content included for FREE with purchase:
  • manual (English)
  • manual (German)
  • 7 artworks

What's cool about it:

  • 34 vehicles to wreck, 12 rag-doll mini games, 60 track combinations, and thousands and thousands of destructible objects.
  • Enjoy the mayhem while listening to a slamming soundtrack from artists including Rob Zombie, Papa Roach, Fall Out Boy, Nickelback, Wolfmother and more!
  • Race hard and collide with up to 6 of your friends online in the souped up car of your dreams.

Overview:

Experience the drive of your life as you throw yourself around on and off the track causing fences to shatter, tyre walls explode, water tanks and barrels fly across the track into other cars. And if anyone, including you, gets caught up in a big smash sit back and watch as the driver gets catapulted through the windscreen in spectacular effect. With over 5000 destructible objects on each track and 40 deformable pieces on every car sparks are guaranteed to fly increasing the mayhem with every lap! 



Featuring an enhanced version of the original's lauded physics engine and even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts a plethora of improvements, enhancements and additions to make this the definitive FlatOut experience. Twice as many vehicles, a more sophisticated career mode, additional race environments, double the number of tracks; twice as many mini-games along with many multiplayer modes (via LAN only) are just some of the exhaustive features that are included in FlatOut 2.

Multiplayer notice: The game's multiplayer servers have been taken offline, however, multiplayer over LAN is still available.

Age requirements: ESRB Rating: TEEN with Blood, Mild Lyrics, Violence.

Minimum system requirements: Minimum: Windows XP/2000 XP SP2 / 2000 SP4, 256 MB RAM, 64 MB* video card, 2.0 GHz Pentium® 4 or AMD® 2000+ processor, DirectX compatible sound card, 3.5 GB free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c, TCP/IP required for LAN play, 512kbs minimum, Broadband connection required
* FlatOut 2 supports the following Chipsets, nVidia Geforce FX 5/6/7 series, ATI Radeon 9600 Pro/XT and above, ATI Radeon X200 and above. On-board/ integrated graphics cards and laptops not supported.
Minimum system requirements (Linux): Ubuntu 14.04, Linux Mint 17, Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent Memory: 2 GB RAM Graphics: GeForce 8800GT, Radeon HD 5770 or better (Intel cards are not supported), Requires the following packages to be installed: libc6:i386, libasound2:i386, libasound2-data:i386, libasound2-plugins:i386 and dependencies, Notice: game comes with a 32-bit binary only, this is a Wine game

All user reviews:

User reviews:

Absolutely classic brawler racing game

Posted on 2014-01-24 05:10:49 byPustako's avatarPustako:

Perfect brawler raceing game, the best progression FlatOut series have seen so far. Absolutely recommended for any racing game fan - arcade, simulation, vehicular combat, virtually anyone!
What is cool
-Outstanding crashes, the best I have ever seen in a video game
-Excellent driving model, combining fast arcade accessibility with great physics model and some nice simulation touchesread more (especially on RWD cars)
-Constantly challenging, due to smart catch up and distinct AI personalities (mostly composed of aggressive maniacs)
-Nice array of good looking cars divided to three classes
-High variety of fully interactive, object-packed tracks, some of which are truly admirable
-Plays fantastic in multiplayer mode
-Loads of bonus races and events (figure-of-8, aerobatics, destruction derbies, etc.)
What is not
-Could sport a little more tracks and cups (you can complete all of them in a couple of hours)
-Very detailed physics engine combined with large number of on-track objects makes it difficult at times to focus on racing, which can ignite frustration (especially on certain tracks)
-No licensed cars
I played around 15 hours of FO2 combined on PS2 and PC, and even more of FO:Ultimate Carnage (which is a technologically-upgraded FO2/remake for 360 and PC with some additional elements) and FO:Head On! (a PSP FO2 conversion with some elements from Ultimate Carnage).

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One of the most fun racers...

Posted on 2014-01-24 14:20:20 byspamthisshit's avatarspamthisshit:

... ever made. Oh, the countless hours of pure joy I have spent with this game. Plenty of mods available to make it even more awsome than it already is (get customcar and the singleraceoptions mods). 50 lap Crash Alley anyone? :)

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Best race-game for lan parties

Posted on 2014-01-29 14:01:44 byThe11thPlague's avatarThe11thPlague:

The simplicity of this game is still unrivaled. Even people that never played it can get behind the keyboard and start competing in a matter of minutes.
If you have a friend that says "I suck at computer games", he can still have fun playing this. That's why still the game of choice for my lan parties.
The successors, Flatout: Ultimate Carnage, and Flatout 3 have some stupid accountread more requirements to play online, that make it insanely hard to do a quick setup and just play with friends.
I guess there aren't many games that fill such need for mindless car destruction. Plenty of people were still playing multiplayer when the GameSpy servers were taken off less than one year ago!
BTW You can still play multiplayer online, just use GameRanger to create a room and start it. You'll find people to play with you too ;)

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