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FlatOut 2
FlatOut2 EU Box cover
Developer(s) Bugbear Entertainment
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive (Empire, Xplosiv)
Konami (PS2)
Valve Corporation (Steam)
Distributor(s) Vivendi Universal Games

Virtual Programming (Mac)

Series FlatOut
Platform(s) Windows, PlayStation 2, Xbox, Mac OS X
Release date(s) EU 2006-06-30

NA 2006-08-01
2006-12-21 (Steam)
JP 2007-01-25 (PS2)

Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single player, multiplayer
Rating(s) ESRB: Teen (13+)
OFCL(AU): M
PEGI: 12+
CERO: B
Media 1 DVD
System requirements Windows version:

2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD 2000+ CPU, 256 MB RAM, 1x DVD-ROM (CD-ROM for the US and Xplosiv releases) drive, 64MiB Graphics Card supporting DirectX shader model 2, 3.5 GB free hard drive space, DirectX 9.0c, Windows 2000 SP4 or Windows XP SP2 or newer, 512kbs connection minimum for Internet play

Mac OS X version:
Mac OS X 10.4.11 or later, Intel processor, 512MB of RAM, 128MB video RAM (ATI X1600, Nvidia GeForce 7300, or Intel GMA X3100), 4GB hard disk space, Broadband connection for Internet play

Input methods Keyboard, mouse, Gamepad with 8 buttons minimum (to support all configurable game commands) (optional), steering wheel (unsupported)

FlatOut 2 is a racing video game developed by Bugbear Entertainment and published by Empire Interactive and Vivendi Universal Games. It is the sequel to the 2004-2005 release FlatOut.

This game is themed more on the street racing/import tuner scene than its predecessor. Another notable change is the tire grip; players can now take more control of their car, worrying less about skidding in tight turns. The game has three car classes: derby, race and street.

It was first released in Russia on June 29, 2006, then in Europe on June 30, 2006. The North American version was released August 1, 2006.

On October 3, 2008, A Mac OS X version was released by Virtual Programming. A playable demo is available from Apple's webpage.

Ragdoll physics

The ragdoll physics from the sequel have been greatly updated. During the race, the driver may be thrown out of the car if slammed into a wall at a high speed. In the numerous Stunt minigames the goal is to shoot yourself out of the car and complete objectives like knocking down a set of bowling pins, hitting the designated spots on a dart board, score a field goal or fly through flaming hoops. Players must use 'aerobatics' to control the driver in-flight, but overusing it will increase drag, which will slow the driver down and possibly prevent him/her from reaching the designated target. If the driver falls short of the target, players can use the "nudge". This gives the driver a small upward boost and slightly reduces drag. In the Stone Skipping Stunt minigame, the players must use nudge just as the driver hits the surface of the water to skip the most efficiently and reach the furthest. There are unfortunately many glitches with this mode i.e. getting stuck in objects.

The ragdoll physics have prompted the German software rating organisation USK to rate Flatout 2 18+, and Empire Interactive to publish a German version rated 12+ that replaces the human drivers with crash test dummies in stunt games. That version is also produced for the Japanese market.

Flatout 2 in action

Awards

  • Won IGN's award for Best PlayStation 2 Racing Game of 2006.
  • Won Xplay's award for Best Racing Game of 2006.

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FlatOut 2
250px-Flatout2pc.jpg
Developer(s)
Publisher(s) Empire Interactive
Release date June 29, 2006
Genre Racing
Mode(s) Single player
Age rating(s)
Platform(s) PC, PlayStation 2, Xbox
Credits | Soundtrack | Codes | Walkthrough

Trivia

- The Flatmobile vaguely resembles the Batmobile from the Batman saga. However it does not resemble a specific Batmobile. The Flatmobile is easily damaged when opponents crash into the car at a perpendicular angle, or if the player slams into a wall at top speed. The vehicle it truly closely resembles is one of the old chevy gas turbine concept cars.

- Nearly all of the game vehicles resemble real life vehicles. For example, the Lancea resembles the Datsun 240Z, Lentus, resembles the Chevrolet El Camino, the CTR and the CTR Sport resembles the Honda CRX. The Derby Vehicle, known as the Blaster XL resembles the Ford Bronco and the Canyon resembles the Dodge Ram SRT-10. The Fortune resembles the De Lorean. The Street Vehicle known as Sunray resembles the Nissan Skyline GT-R, the Street Vehicle known as "Speedshifter" resembles the Chevrolet Chevelle and the Street Vehicle known as Road King resembles the S197/2005+ body style Ford Mustang GT. Street & Race class vehicle known as Bullet resembles Dodge Challenger. The Street class vehicle known as Terrator mildly resembles a mixture of Fourth Generation Chevrolet Camaro and Jaguar XJS, the Race class vehicle known as Daytana resembles Third Generation Chevrolet Camaro, the Street class vehicle known as Sparrowhawk resembles a mixture of Lamborghini Countach and DeTomaso Pantera. Street class vehicle known as Crusader resembles Chevrolet Thriftmaster truck. Street class vehicle known as Scorpion resembles Fastback Ford Mustang Mach 1. Derby class vehicle Splitter resembles a Dodge Daytona. Stunt vehicle known as Nucleon resembles Mark IV Toyota Supra. A Street-class car Insetta, and its other version Insetta Sport in the Race class both resemble a Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution.

- Some of the vehicles in the game features the Street versions of Derby or Race Vehicles. The Chili (a derby class vehicle) has another version known as the Chili Pepper (a Street class vehicle). The Race vehicle, CTR also has another version, known as the CTR Sport. The Bullet also has another version, known as the Bullet GT.

External links

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