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The FlatOut demolition racing series makes its next-gen debut with Ultimate Carnage on Xbox 360. Building on the first two PlayStation 2 titles, the game takes advantage of the Xbox 360's processing power by increasing the number of onscreen cars, expanding the amount of smashable objects, and upping each vehicle's polygon count. Players can once again embark on a career mode that involves advancing through three distinct classes and engaging in multiple events, from destruction derbies to time trials. Up to 12 cars are available on each course at any given time, each offering 40 points of damage for realistic crumples, dents, sideswipes, and head-on collisions.
FlatOut: Ultimate Carnage features six themed environments, including deserts, city streets, forests, fields, and canals. A total of 40 tracks offer multiple routes and 8,000 destructible elements, from telephone poles to billboards and nearly everything in between. FlatOut's body-tossing mini-games return for more masochistic mayhem, which involves catapulting drivers through windshields and into specific targets. Up to eight players can compete over Xbox Live in all of the single-player modes as well as multiplayer exclusive events, such as "Head On" challenges and "Deathmatch Derbies," where the last vehicle left smoking and sputtering wins. Stats and point totals for each event are tracked as an incentive for drivers to top previous high scores. ~ Scott Alan Marriott, All Game Guide