FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Review

"Dirty Roads, Deadly Hits"


FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is the latest entry in this racing derby focused game where bigs hits and arcade action take precedence. The game features a full campaign to play with multiple cups; quickplay, a fun side mode where you send your driver flying and a robust multiplayer. It's definitely got a little bit of something for all drivers and is very well rounded. The campaign can provide a good amount of gameplay as you work through the cups to get better unlocks and progress further. There are a few tiers present in this regard with fancier cars at each level. These better vehicles are surely welcomed after having to drive the beat up starter for a bit.

The side mode I mentioned features some fantasy type levels and a good stack of them. It's round based and like the Ski Jump with your driver being the item getting flung out for distance or points. There's also quickplay to just enjoy all the modes and maps or multiplayer. The online area allows you to race against others with a freeplay style to it and its great fun to destroy others with power-ups or just crash into them.


The game looks fine visually, somewhat dated though but still looks decent for the type of game. It does the grit style well and the damage is interesting when cars get torn up by enemy power-ups or hitting the dead end of a wall. The car could have handled better considering it can be awkward at times, especially during recovery. The AI was mostly tame if you stay away, but for the most part they were intense in making sure your drive was not smooth. I liked the options for power-ups finding them simple and the nitro is a nice touch for the type of game this is. There's a good quantity of maps present and I enjoyed the dynamic designs for them. It was never a straight drive anywhere with options of which way you'd like to go while still having many tense moments of everyone being grouped up. These levels were also distinct with a wide range of terrains to drive across and many unique setups.

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Screenshot

The Conclusion

FlatOut 4 was an average racing game with a focus on absolute destruction and the casual driving fan will certainly enjoy playing it. There's a great amount of gameplay present whether that's with the various modes or the number of tracks available. The dynamic elements also offer a unique play for multiple times and can keep laps fresh if you take the alternate routes. There are some awesome cars present that you can customize over time and a decent soundtrack to match the action. This works well for those that love the derby battles with racing included and I enjoyed playing it.

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity Review on Xbox One
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Rating Overall: 7.2

Gamerheadquarters Reviewer Jason Stettner