FlatOut 2

  • Destroyable environments
  • Tons of tracks and mini-games
  • Online multiplayer
  • Frustrating handling
  • Laughable character bios
  • Lame soundtrack

The highlight of FlatOut 2 is the Stunts mode, which uses rag doll animation (drivers’ loosely-jointed bodies fly through the air with nauseating physical realism) to provide a stern lesson in seatbelt safety. The setup for each stunt is pretty consistent: drive as fast as you can down a mostly straight track and, before you reach the end, launch your flailing driver through his windshield and toward a target. Whether you’re going for height in the High Jump, distance in the Ski Jump or accuracy in Bowling and Darts, each of the 12 stunts has its own morbid comedic value and become especially fun when played with several people.

All of the courses and stunts are available for play online with up to eight players. It took only a minute or so for us to join an online match and start racing. There’s also an offline "Party Mode," allowing you to take turns at stunts to compete for the highest score.

More Info

Available Platforms: PS2, PC, Xbox
Genre: Racing
Developed by: Bugbear Entertainment
ESRB Rating:
Mature: Strong Lyrics, Violence

Associate Editor, Digital at PC Gamer

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