Flatout is the racing game with a heavy focus on destruction and associated with the drivers tearing out the front windshield. It is the first part of the tetralogy, followed by the three sequels and one remaster.
The game consists of two modes: survival and racing. The goal of the racing part is pretty much the same as in any game of its genre: to reach the finish through the variety of lap tracks. The one to finish the route first wins. There are always eight players on the map with the protagonist and seven other racers — the game does not divide players into teams, every racer plays for himself. While the survival mode brings a new experience to the genre cause the winning player is determined not only by the amount of the damage it dealt to the others but also by surviving as long as possible.
The FlatOut is usually noticed for the realistic physics and the destruction mechanics, allowing the player to ruin their cars in many ways with the different types of collisions being caused by the different kinds of accidents accordingly. Apart from vehicle impacts the racing game also features realistic driver-tossing-out mechanics based on Ragdoll physics technology, which was previously used in animated cartoons and FlatOut is the first known title to utilize the engine in the video games.
System requirements for Linux
Processor: 2.2 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo or equivalent,
Memory: 2 GB RAM,
Graphics: GeForce 8800GT, Radeon HD 5770 or better (Intel cards are not supported).
Requires the following packages to be installed: Wine and dependencies.
Notice: The Linux version comes with a 32-bit binary only. This is a Wine game and requires your local Wine package in order to play.
System requirements for PC
Minimum: 1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent, 256 MB RAM, 64 MB Graphics Card,DirectX Compatible Sound Card, 1.1 GB of free Hard Drive Space, Win 98/ME/2000/XP, DirectX9.0c
Recommended: 2.0 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD 2000+, 512 MB RAM, 128 MB GraphicsCard, DirectX Compatible Sound Card, Gamepad or Steering Wheel, Windows XP SP2