Campaign - 51%
Graphics - 71%
Audio - 55%
Gameplay - 58%
Replayability - 56%
Flatout is back and more insane than ever. Put the pedal to the metal and bash everything in forn of you as the insane racing game is back and this time they are totally insane!
Although there has been 8 Flatout games, this is the 4th main game in the series as the others were platform specific or “mini” games. Flatout 3 was released back in 2011 which can feel like a decade ago these days but I was eager to try the game out as I enjoyed what this genre offers.
Racing is always fun but sometimes you need a bit more than just speed to fill your need ;p and this is where Flatout comes in. Bash your opponents or do some stunts, ejecting the driver out of the car and making them fly through the air smashing objects and wreaking havoc.
Flatout 3 was horrible and some might say one of the worst racing games ever so Flatout 4 didn’t have to prove much to do better but luckily it does. It goes back to the roots of what made Flatout what it is. The stunts and ragdoll effect can be seen as a little dated but it is still awesome fun and now with new modes it is even better. Beer pong, Curling, billiards, golf and Finnish Pins are just some of the new stunt modes and you can have hours of fun on this alone.
The game can still feel a bit too busy, you might get lost and not sure where to go or all the things that you can do. The career mode is interesting and it is cool that all the varieties of modes are in there but it felt like I didn’t have much freedom in it. Also the customizing of the cars and cars that you can buy felt a bit limited but this is a great start for the new developers and we can only hope that they build on form here.
Flatout 4: Total Insanity is bringing the series back to enjoyment and I hope it can go even further to bring something more fresh and build on this title.
Reviewed on: PS4
Available on: PS4, Xbox One, PC
Age Rating: Mature
Publisher/Developer: BigBen Interactive / Kylotonn
Estimated RRP: R879
Release Date: 17 March 2017
- Stunts / Ragdoll
- Better than number 3
- Want more cars
- Campaign feels a bit lacking