Developer: Virtual Programming Ltd
Current Version: 1.1.9
Last Updated: 11 months ago
Download Size: 2.8 GB - Download
** OneClickMac says FlatOut 2 "really is a one of a kind and will be a breath of fresh air for those accustomed to the more formal, yet morosely dull, track racers you see these days. Come and have some real fun." **
Experience the drive of your life as you throw yourself around on and off the track causing fences to shatter, tyre walls explode, water tanks and barrels fly across the track into other cars. And if anyone, including you, gets caught up in a big smash sit back and watch as the driver gets catapulted through the windscreen in spectacular effect. With over 5000 destructible objects on each track and 40 deformable pieces on every car sparks are guaranteed to fly increasing the mayhem with every lap!
As the different races progress youíll recognise which of the AI characters are your closest rivals. How you decide to take them out is up to you, like slamming them into a bridge, stealing a lead through an alternate route or Nitro boosting your way past them in the final moments.
And with the ever popular Rag Doll mini-games from the original FlatOut making a welcome return and better than ever with 12 Rag Doll events, a Rag Doll Championship, FlatOut 2 is set to be the biggest, brashest and most destructive action racing game on the Mac.
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Most Helpful Reviews
AMAZING! - I couldn't believe it when I saw this game in the App store. I used to play it all the time on my 2006 macbook pro. I know a lot of people are mentioning the lack of great graphics... but the game was released in 2006. For 2006, these are great graphics. I have the game on my 2010 iMac and it runs amazingly. I also have it on my 2006 macbook pro and it runs great. For it to run smoothly on both machines means no one should have any problems with it. I saw that one guy complained that it doesnt work on lion... which isn't true. It runs excellently on Lion, that guy just has no idea what he is talking about. The game is more than just a racing game and has great stunt modes and demolition derby matches. It is worth WAY more than $10. BUY IT NOW!!!
1.07. Still broken - 1.07 still has the turbo button broken. When you hit turbo, you can no longer steer the car. In all the earlier versions going back a couple years, 1.03, 1.04 notably, this was working correctly. I kept a copy of 1.03 because at least you can drive it. You can't play the game without a turbo that works, so hold off till 1.08. Period. Second time running this I got "Zlib error -4" and it crashed. When they fix turbo and random crashes, I'll give it 5 stars because other than this issue the game is great on my MacBook Air 2011. Very fun game WITH turbo, as in 1.03. But again, don't buy till they fix it.
More Reviews for Current Version
Might be nice - but I can’t tell as it crashes on launch every time.
Controller support broken for over a year; all progress deleted; no sound - My Logitech RumblePad 2 used to work great, but the stick axes were all scrambled after an update over a year ago, and have never been fixed. Only the buttons can be assigned. And now, for the SECOND time, an app update has deleted my player profile with ALL progress and settings, forcing me to start over completely from scratch. And lastly, the game has no audio after the first splash movie. Silence. (It sometimes crashes dead after that first movie too.) Not worth it. Used to be a VERY fun game if it still worked, but for me it doesn’t. (2013 Mac Pro, Yosemite.)
As good as it’s going to get. - Update 1.1.9: Still playing. Vibration support would be nice. Update 1.1.8: I stand corrected they did do a little more. Anyway having a blast playing this. Later. Update 1.1.6: I really don’t see VP doing anything more after this update. I can live with it’s limitations. It’s still the most fun I have on my computer. @Swammy456 Pretty much covered it. Not having to turn off my screen saver each time is a blessing. It now remembers my Xbox controller settings. I am slowly increasing anti aliasing (@ 3x, now) until I break my video card. Oh did I mention how much fun it is to play :) Update: I have my old profile back now (what a nightmare). The game forgets my xBox controller settings. I have to reinput each time I play the game. The screensaver still activates during game play (old bug that is still around). Game seems a bit more stable now that I have my old profile back but I will update my review if I have crashes and lock-ups. Original review: Deleted my profile (took me years to get the cars I wanted). My Xbox controller no longer works. Locks up all the time.
1.1.9 - AWESOME GAME - 1.1.5 Hey Swammy, change the nitro key from “control” to something else on the Mac (like Z, if you don’t use shift) and then the car can steer through nitro! - windowed does not work right - app forgets settings with each launch The rest seems good and graphics seem faster. ===== 1.1.9 Simply the best racing game in the Mac Store right now (Oct 2015), even though it’s several years old. The physics are simply the best. 1.07 The turbo key had been “broken” on Mac, but the fix is simple. By default, turbo is mapped to the Mac control key. This causes steering to lock up because of how the Mac control key works. The fix is simple though: map it to another key! I moved it “X” and now the game is better than ever. All the crash and sound issues from earlier ports seem to be fixed. I played last night on the local LAN with someone else who bought 1.07 from Steam. No problem, no crashes, and loads of fun. It looks great on my late 2013 MBPro with retina display with all the graphics set to high or highest. It loves my 1080p monitor better though - a few less pixels to deal with. Heartily recommended! NOTE: the online (not LAN) option is available but is no longer supported. No big deal - just play Career or LAN.