NFG Summary:FlatOut 2 is the ultimate driving experience for adrenaline junkies, featuring intense physics, fast-paced tracks, and a multitude of improvements and additions. With double the vehicles, tracks, and mini-games, as well as brand new online multiplayer modes, the game offers unparalleled destruction and chaos that will leave players on the edge of their seats. Get ready to tear into competitors’ cars, wreak havoc on the track, and indulge in the addictive Ragdoll mini-games for endless hours of racing fun.

Categories: Auto, Racing
Meta Score: 73
Store: FlatOut 2 (Price: $ 2,07)
User Score: 85.0
Platform: PlayStation 2, Xbox, PC
Publisher Names: Empire Interactive
Support Language: English, French, German, Italian, Spanish – Spain, Dutch
Publish Date: 2006-08-01


PC 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 gamepads. Gamepad with 8 buttons minimum (to support all configurable game commands) is recommended.
* 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.


Featuring an enhanced version of the original’s physics engine with even faster driving track designs, FlatOut 2 also boasts numerous improvements, enhancements and additions to make the title 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 brand new and much requested online multiplayer modes are just some of the exhaustive features that are included in FlatOut 2. With more than 5,000 fully destructible objects on every track as well as 40 deformable parts on each vehicle, physical interaction in a racing game is taken to unprecedented heights. With a greater emphasis placed on causing destruction on the track by offering greater rewards, game play will be even more frantic than ever. Drivers will need to tear into competitors’ cars, trash the local scenery, litter the track with obstacles, while at the same time trying to concentrate on their own race in a bid to cross the line first. The ever-popular Ragdoll mini-games from the original FlatOut game make a welcome return and are better than ever with 12 Ragdoll events, a Ragdoll Championship and full online support. New Ragdoll events include basketball, baseball and royal flush cards. [Empire Interactive]

Positive Comment(s)

Even the Destruction Derby Arenas and Ragdoll Mini Games are all online playable for you!88Next Level Gaming
A very enjoyable racer. It’s not a game you’ll still be playing in a few years, but in the meantime its destructible racing at its best.82GamingExcellence
A bigger, slightly better sequel that’s more accessible and over-the-top but just as random in terms of its carnage. It’ll drive you bonkers if you’ve no patience. [Aug 2006, p.56]81PSM2 Magazine UK
The single-player Career won’t take all that long to complete, but with a hugely entertaining multiplayer mode both on and offline, there’s a good chance you’ll continue playing for a while after.80VideoGamer
The striking visuals, the hard-driving licensed soundtrack, and the variety of events make for an appealing, fast-paced game that’s perfect for venting a little steam.80G4 TV
It should appeal to anyone who enjoyed the “Burnout” games, or people who want the closest thing to a ‘spiritual’ update of “Destruction Derby.”80Thunderbolt
The graphics and audio couple together really well for a kick-ass experience, and the gameplay and driving controls are solid.80Gaming Illustrated
One of the coolest car games the PS2 has ever had, it’s only towards the end of the circuit racing game that the game doesn’t get so cool90The_D4RknesS
Excellent!!! I like FlatOut 2 very much. It drags on for a long time. This game is not only for car lovers, many will like it.80Xzibit228

Negative Comment(s)

Features fun, arcadey action and an impressive amount of destruction – with a slightly irritating interface. [Sept 2006, p.76]75Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
Long load times and a soundtrack that’s annoying at best don’t help either. Still, FlatOut 2 is a solid, fun game to play. [Oct 2006, p.85]75PSM Magazine
FlatOut 2 seems a little too slick for its own good in spots, but it still manages to provide plenty of destructive racing fun.74GameSpot
Brilliantly chaotic, relentlessly quick and rammed with gaming modes to keep you at it. Fasten your seat belts. [July 2006, p.82]70Official Playstation 2 Magazine UK
A solid and enjoyable racing game, with some nice quirky features, but one that falls short of greatness by lacking something really special.70Boomtown
An invigorating shot of speed and carnage that tops that of the original, even if it does fall short of the mighty “Burnout.” [Aug 2006, p.121]70games(TM)
FlatOut 2 is fun, if only for a little while.70Yahoo!
The additional bells and whistles of FlatOut 2 suggest enough difference to legitimise its existence, but ultimately there is nothing substantially new here.70Gamers Europe
If you enjoy mindless destruction wrought by a bunch of maniacs driving at breakneck speeds through narrow, twisted tracks, then you may enjoy Flatout 2 as well.69Gaming Horizon
FlatOut 2, as a racing game, is competent, but marred by a poor sense of speed. [Aug 2006, p.63]65Play Magazine

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