An almost all-the-way arcade racing game, Flatout Ultimate Carnage is exactly what it is purports to be: racing as destructive as possible. The graphics aren't very pretty to look at nowadays, and the sound (particularly the awful and forgettable rock soundtrack) isn't anything to write home about, but the gameplay is absolutely redeeming. You get to drive into just about everything in the environment and push, pull, or drag it along with you on the road, for better or worse. You get "nitro" to boost your speed in direct correlation to the amount of smashing and driving into things you do, which is a silly but stupendously good idea for a racing game. I'm not certain if anyone plays it online anymore (I can't find a game there!) but the cup series and individual races will keep you interested and playing long after you've finished them. In many ways, the game is superior to similar titles like Dirt Showdown. Showdown may have better graphics (alright, "may" is putting it mildly) but this game has the better gameplay. As a bonus, it is easy to pick up the controls and handling the vehicles is simple enough for anyone to play. And the stunt events seem like a precursor to what Trials HD did with the motorcycle riders at the end of tracks! Very recommended, especially at the price it sells for nowadays.
yes: I recommend this product