Review by Auto2112
"Look both ways before crossing the road..."
Or you're likely gonna get ya head caved in. Ya see, carmageddon, is incredibly similar in one respect to GTA 1 + 2. No, not the missions, but the extremev violence you can subject yourself to. Carmageddon is EXTREMELY gory. I mean, this is little kids will scream their heads off gory after seeing these little scenes hidden away in this vast game.
The story goes, that there's a bunch of racers, in huge death-machine vehicles, and they all just decide one day to take their races to inner city urban areas, onto airplane hangers, and also even into airports themselves. why? Most likely fun. No other reason, and that's what this game is all about, funnnnn......
They miss out on a ten BECAUSE... they quite simply aren't up to the standards of Quake III for instance. Don't get me wrong, the graphics here are extremely brilliant. the detail in these her-uge levels is unbelievable. There's lamp-posts, railway lines (with active trains please note), and when you see the builders construction yards, you'll realise why fun is a necessesity in all games today.
The most fun you can have is when you pummel a poor defenceless human into the nearest wall and hear them groaning because of the pain... and when you see them red marks on the wall, oh baby... WHAT'S UP WITH ME????? THIS IS TOTAL SICKNESS!!!! But it is quite fun ya know. :)
OK, this is one incredibly fun game to play. You have total freedom over the level, so you can go wherever you want, do what you want, quite simply play the game to your hearts content... BUT...
And there's always a but, the levels are extremely repetitive. Sure they each have their own little trademarks, like the iarports taking off planes, and the boulders in the rocky mountains, but each mission, bar the last mission on each level, is the same. So, it will get boring. But buying the different cars is a task and a half. especially saving up for the big mamma construction vehicle type which costs 8'000'000 to buy... seems like years saving up to me.
Lovely. hearing people scream and animals yelp when you hit them is heaven. Why am i like this? Play this game and then you'll realise. the sfx in this game are sheer class.
No replayibilty after you complete it cos there'll be nothing else to find. While it's there though it's an extremely fun thing to play. It'll be a landmark in your playing as well, the first game that glorified violence without making you ralise it was actually violent. that's the type of effect this game has on you ya see.
Good, and what i'd consider to be an historic piece of gaming memorabilia. You may think i'm over-reacting, but you won't find another game as daring as this, for a while, or for quite a few years. Sure it's sequel is out, but that hasn't made as big an impact as this has ya know.
Rent or buy???
Yub backwards... BUY baby.
Reviewer's Score: 8/10 | Originally Posted: 10/16/00, Updated 10/16/00
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