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Carmageddon Max Pack

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Carmageddon is the original freeform driving sensation, where pedestrians (and cows!) equal points, and your opponents are a bunch of crazies in a twisted mix of automotive killing machines. The game features anarchic drive-wherever-you-like gameplay and over-the-top surreal comedy violence. It’s the racing game where racing is for wimps.

Now the same Mac & PC classic that was BANNED AROUND THE WORLD is back!

Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork.

"Ladies and gentlemen, start your engines! Members of the public, you have ONE minute to reach minimum safe distance!"

  • Crazy range of vehicles and drivers, each with their own personality and driving style.
  • The game that pioneered true 3D physics,
  • The game that pioneered dynamic vehicle damage
  • The game that pioneered splattering grannies. And cows.
  • In fact, splatter a wide range of seriously scared pedestrians.
  • 28 dangerously deranged Opponents
  • 11 wildly exhilarating Environments
  • Career Mode featuring 36 satisfyingly violent Levels
  • Race and Wreck opponents to unlock 30 playable cars!
  • Over 40 fun-packed Power Ups and “Power Downs”.
  • Great open world track design allowing complete freedom to explore.
  • Hidden bonus areas to find.
  • Ludicrously satisfying, arcade-style gameplay.

The aim is for the player to work their way up the ranking system, from 99th place to first. The player vehicle is pitted against a number of computer controlled competitors, in locations such as cities, mines and desert towns. Levels can be beaten in one of three ways:

  • Completing all the laps of the race course, as one would a normal racing game.
  • "Wasting" (wrecking) all the opponents vehicles.
  • Killing all the pedestrians in the area.

Each level has a time limit, but more time may be gained by passing through checkpoints, collecting powerups, damaging/destroying the competitors' cars, and by running over pedestrians (with bonuses awarded for style).
These actions also reward the player with Credits, which can be used to make instant repairs or recover the car (after falling down a chasm, for example). They can also be used to upgrade Armour, Power and Offense stats in the Parts Shop between races. This is also the time to switch which car to drive if others have been obtained.
As well as opponents partaking in the 'race', some levels also contain a number of heavily armored Cop Cars, which will activate their sirens and hound the player when provoked. They can be attacked and destroyed, but do not count as opponents. A single "Super Squad Car" exists in one level, and it can be claimed if destroyed.
An Action Replay with multiple camera viewpoints is available at any point during a race.

Carmageddon won the “Game of the Year” trophy in the 1997 PC Zone Reader awards.

Carmageddon 1 & 2 were “Driving Game of the Year” 1997/1998.

Originally released for the PC in 1997, Carmageddon was an instant hit and the titles went on to sell over 2 million copies worldwide. Here’s what a sample of the gaming press thought at the time:

“Carmageddon is visceral, violent, vehicular fun...” - GameSpot 8.8 out of 10

“Carmageddon, to get straight to the point, is one of the best computer games I've ever played… Carmageddon is God!” - Duncan McDonald 95% Classic Award PC Zone Magazine

“Carmageddon is one of those games that only come along once in a blue moon. An essential purchase.” - Escape Magazine 6 out of 6

“The gameplay is spot on and anyone with a dark enough sense of humour should give it a go.” - Computer Gaming World 4 out of 5

“So next time you gun down coppers on GTA VI, just remember, Carmageddon’s controversy was there first, and you have a lot to thank it for.” - RetroGarden

Carmageddon is the first of a series of graphically violent driving-oriented video games. It was conceived and developed by Stainless Games, published by SCi and released June 30, 1997 on PC & Mac.
It was, and remains, a poster child for video game controversy. The controversy surrounded the game's central premise; that of earning reward for running down innocent pedestrians.
The game was notable for its realistic and ground-breaking physics, and for its in-game action replay features. It was also one of the earliest examples of a sandbox 3D driving game, and may have influenced other later games including the Driver and Grand Theft Auto series.

Stainless was founded in 1994 by Patrick Buckland, a veteran of the games industry going back to the Jurassic period of 1982, and Neil Barnden, who used to have hair like a mammoth. A team of 8 worked on the original Carmageddon at Stainless, and 5 are still with the company today, although a couple of them are now kept manacled in a small padded room in the cellar.

Stainless Games now employs around one hundred mad, dedicated people of assorted gender, height and width. They can all be found dangling precariously from a small chalky rock just off the South Coast of England.


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Stainless Games Ltd
Stainless Software
Stainless Games Ltd, Stainless Games
Age rating
17+ Mature

System requirements for PC

  • OS: Windows XP/Vista/7
  • Processor: (DOSBox software mode) 1.8Ghz, (DOSBox 3DFX mode) Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 or AMD Phenom 9600
  • Memory: 2 GB RAM
  • Graphics: (DOSBox software mode) NVIDIA GeForce 7300 series, ATI Radeon™ X1600 Video Card with 256MB RAM, (DOSBox 3DFX mode) AMD Radeon HD3850 or GeForce 8800GTX
  • DirectX: Version 9.0c
  • Storage: 240 MB available space
  • Sound Card: DirectX 9.0c compatible sound card
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Translated by
Microsoft from Russian
One of the most well-off simulators of ACCIDENTS involving cars, construction equipment, pedestrians and cows... Not without lethal outcomes of course! 10 Out of 10! Features of the game:-The ability to choose the sex Igcroka (play for the male, or female driver-scumbag!) With all the attendant in the form of funny animated №! $ CA on the left, screams, moans, mat, etc.-a large fleet which includes the most motley vehicles, including VAZ 2105, tractor Belarus, "garbage truck" and many other buckets on wheels National, Chinese, Italian, American and German assemblies. -Selection of the strategy of passing races. The Player can: a) to pass all control points and no one to touch, B) to break other people's tartaks, until they will not stop dragging the engine, and their drivers will not cease to give signs of life, in) to bring to the Devil's mother all life in a radius of several Kilometers so that after there is nothing left but bones, blood, meat and guts. -The Fear Factory is a fence recorded by the group, which experiences an unhealthy love for the sledgehammer and batteries of steam heating as musical instruments. -The graphics of the Times of greatness 3DFX, which is now capable of bending not the most powerful iron, by the ingenious emulation of Glide, which with God's help, but works. Well, and seriously, the game is unreal good, even despite its solid age! In Short, if you like to ruin other people's lives on the other side of the monitor and uneven breathe to 4-wheeled steel friends, then unequivocally "Must Have!"
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Carmageddon is a race with damage, in which we also have a crush on people. There are three ways to win each race-destroy all 5 rivals (smash their cars), drive all the Chekpointy (as in the usual race), or crush all the pedestrians (I think it is doable if you have a bonus showing all the pedestrians on the map). In Career Mode you will pass different races in arenas, and getting ranks, starting from 99 (the lowest), and ending with the 1st, the highest. For everything in the game you get money (and for the damage of cars, and asking pedestrians, and for the passage of Chekpointtov), the money will be able to buy improvements of spare parts. You can fix it right during the race for money, or return the car to a normal place if you are stuck or turned over. You can Also win other cars from rivals. The game Has a good addictive gameplay, a great soundtrack of metal/electronic music. As a child, I did not get this game, but many played it back in the 90s. The Game comes with DosBox, but there are two ways to run the game-either in low resolution (for weak computers), or with the emulation of 3D accelerator 3DFX, it gives much more high-quality graphics (but requires a more powerful computer). The Game is good, but there are several disadvantages: unrealistic physics (cars take off in the air as birds), you can not reassign control keys (by default, the control of the car-keys 8, 4, 6, 2 on the right keyboard), and not very successful camera-it does not monitor Behind your movement, and changes dynamically (you can put the view from the cockpit, but it is not always convenient). I almost went through the game, but the first time I flew it, and the second time I could not finish the last car (maybe a bug). I certainly recommend this game, it is with a share of sadism and unhealthy humor, but for that it is loved.
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