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Overview

Carmageddon 2: Carpocalypse Now is a racing game, where you can beat most levels in three ways. Race, kill every living thing, or destroy all your opponents.

Developed by Stainless Games, and published by Sales Curve Interactive, it comes for both PC and MAC. The game features several different levels, which have different laps in different races. Levels are unlocked in sets, where you have three races followed by a mission. This must be solved to advance to the next set.

Racing, or killing?

In Carmageddon 2 there are as stated three ways to beat a normal level.

  • Racing: Every race has a set of checkpoints you must race through in order to finish the level. Number of laps depends on the level. Time is usually scarce in the beginning, and it is hard to beat a race without running over pedestrians, or crashing into your opponents.
  • Kill Every Living Thing: Wipe out all the pedestrians and animals on the level. There are usually about a 1000 pedestrians on each level, which makes this approach somewhat hard.
  • Destroy Every Opponent: To win this way, every opponent must be totaled. Some cars are easier to waste, while some need a lot of work. Once a car has been totaled, it can also be bought after the race. This is the only way to get new cars.

Races usually turn out to be a mix of these. Luckily, you need not decide what kind of race you want to run at the beginning, you simply chose to do what you want. Trying to finish the race by checkpoints often turns into a killing spree.

Cars

This was one of the few games at the time which contained demolishable cars. Not only having a health system, they also got deformed, bent and crashed realistically. You can actually bend cars almost double, and slice it in half. The latter was fatal, but if you where airborne when the car was sliced, you could repair it before you hit the ground.

You can repair cars in game, and also "recover" to a safe spot. This costs money, which you can also use to upgrade cars. This carries over from car to car.

There are many different cars in the game, from normal race cars to a bulldozer. There is even a grounded Stuka plane available.

NamePhotoDriverInformation
Abba Cab
"Pulls like a train, and quick, once it gets going. And once it's going, it's not gonna to stop."
Magnum Magnumsson
Opponent number 29
Short name Magnum
Race number 99
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 6.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 9.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 1,750,000 credits
Network availability all
Big Dump
"When you can afford this baby, your troubles are over. Unless you need to get through a checkpoint..."
Psycho Pitbull
Opponent number 30
Short name Pitbull
Race number no number
Status icon
Top speed 150 mph
Kerb weight 35.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 9.4 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 80
Cost 8,800,000 credits
Network availability all
The Bimmer
"Try to hang onto your hat, and your lunch, in this experimental high-octane thriller."
Kurt Blasthoff
Opponent number 33
Short name Kurt
Race number 14
Status icon
Top speed 240 mph
Kerb weight 1.13 tons
0 - 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 120,000 credits
Network availability all
Blood Riviera
"A classic fast musclecar with enhanced foe-grating front grill. Slice 'n' dice time."
Dan Dead
Opponent number 24
Short name Dandead
Race number 54
Status icon
Top speed 160 mph
Kerb weigh 1.16 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 383,200 credits
Network availability all
Bugga
"This nippy little all-terrain buggy suits the off-road races, but avoid taking on those trucks..."
Bugga
Opponent number 1
Short name Scum
Race number
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 1.15 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.4 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 1
Cost 72,000 credits
Network availability all
The Buzzmobile
"Small, light, fast, and soft as shite. If you're a racer, this is for you."
Buzz Lightweight
Opponent number 4
Short name Buzz
Race number 69
Status icon
Top speed 160 mph
Kerb weight 0.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 1
Cost 69,000 credits
Network availability all
Copcar
"It's got a Cop motor, a 440 cubic inch plant. It's got Cop tyres. Cop suspension. Cop shocks..."
The Cops
Opponent number 51
Short name Cop
Race number 206
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 1.6 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.4 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 540,000 credits
Network availability all
Coupe De Grace
"Super-streamlined hot rod with super-pointy front end for deflecting foe and skewering victim."
Grace Full
Opponent number 18
Short name Grace
Race number 95
Status icon
Top speed 170 mph
Kerb weight 1.6 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 273,000 credits
Network availability all
Cow Poker
"If you can afford this baby, you've earned your spurs. Go get 'em, cowboy."
Slim Chance
Opponent number 13
Short name Slim
Race number 53 (maybe)
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 2.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 7.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 480,000 credits
Network availability all
DC Codbra
"Superfast 2-seater with tri-blade "knock-off" wheels. You'll knock off some opposition in this."
Shawnee Smitt
Opponent number 17
Short name Shawnee
Race number 96
Status icon
Top speed 180 mph
Kerb weight 1.1 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 789,000 credits
Network availability all
Deathcruiser
"Powered by a huge gas-turbine engine, this old tourbus is very hard and very, very fast."
Mike Hunt
Opponent number 19
Short name Mike
Race number 79
Status icon
Top speed 190 mph
Kerb weight 8.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.8 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 1,500,000 credits
Network availability all
DeGory'Un 2
"Not too hot on the performance front, but usefully adorned up front."
Russ T
Opponent number 36
Short name Russ
Race number no number
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 1.6 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 631,000 credits
Network availability all
Eagle 3
"The Eagle is back, and it's badder and better than ever."
Max Damage
Opponent number 0
Short name Max
Race number 1
Status icon
Top speed 200 mph
Kerb weight 1.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.4 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) -1
Cost 50000 credits
Network availability eagle
Flower Power
"Tank tracks, tank engine, tank armour, and a very nice floral paintjob..."
Moon Child
Opponent number 30
Short name Moon
Race number 37
Status icon
Top speed 150 mph
Kerb weight 2.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 9.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) -1
Cost 12,000,000 credits
Network availability all
Forking Ada
"Not the most effective race car on the track, but it's a real crowd pleaser and useful in a scrap."
Ada Nuff
Opponent number 16
Short name Ada
Race number 6
Status icon
Top speed 110 mph
Kerb weight 2.06 tons
0 - 60 mph in 12.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 212,000 credits
Network availability all
The Harvester
"Faster than a speeding Bullock (just). Watch them bale out when you hit the road with this."
Farmer Fright
Opponent number 35
Short name Farmer
Race number 90
Status icon
Top speed 190 mph
Kerb weight 5.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 1,720,000 credits
Network availability all
Hawk 3
"Die's back, with a superslick rival to the all-round great Eagle. A similar vehicle, but faster."
Die Anna
Opponent number 22
Short name Anna
Race number 1
Status icon
Top speed 240 mph
Kerb weight 1.3 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 495,000 credits
Network availability never
Hellrod
"Quite a car... dead fast, dead hard, dead set on causing maximum damage with minimum effort."
Rod Hell
Opponent number 52
Short name Rod
Race number 666
Status icon
Top speed 180 mph
Kerb weight 2.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.0 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 340,000 credits
Network availability all
Hick Pickup
"Not the most sophisticated drive, but 2 tons of iron and a V8 can come in handy in a fight."
Banjo Strummy
Opponent number 10
Short name Banjo
Race number 66
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 3.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 8.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 842,000 credits
Network availability all
Jetcar
"A car. A jet engine. A jetcar. Too fast for it's own good, really. And not too good at cornering."
Jenny Taylia
Opponent number 20
Short name Jenny
Race number 6
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 2.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.8 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 1
Cost 115,000 credits
Network availability all
LadyBug2
"A lively racer with pedigree, slightly fragile and hard to handle. the car's the same."
Lady Bug
Opponent number 2
Short name LadyB
Race number 8
Status icon
Top speed 180 mph
Kerb weight 1.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.4 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 165,000 credits
Network availability all
Lamb O'Genie
"Carve up the field with the genie, but don't hit anyone too hard, it'll hurt you more."
Kutter
Opponent number 5
Short name Kutter
Race number 97
Status icon
Top speed 200 mph
Kerb weight 1.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 315,000 credits
Network availability all
Loggerhead
"Catch someone with this, and they'll wish they never got up this morning. Joust the job."
Halfwit Harry
Opponent number 32
Short name Harry
Race number 110
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 20.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 7.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 2,500,000 credits
Network availability all
Mach 13
"50′s view of the future of automation. Fast, light, and super-manouverable. But so soft."
Su Borg
Opponent number 1
Short name Su
Race number 101
Status icon
Top speed 190 mph
Kerb weight 1.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.8 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 26,300 credits
Network availability all
Mad Morris
"An unlikely combination of high speed and early British design makes for a robust but unstable vehicle."
Maurice Stalwart
Opponent number 14
Short name Maurice
Race number 42
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 1.6 tons
0 - 60 mph in 9.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 389,000 credits
Network availability all
Monster Beatle
"Hard to hit anything when you're mounted on all that rubber... but it's fun to try"
Herb 'E'
Opponent number 15
Short name Herb
Race number 35
Status icon
Top speed 150 mph
Kerb weight 3.45 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.3 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 542,000 credits
Network availability all
Piranha
"Well armoured off-roader, with good offensive capabilities, if a little light."
Auto Scum
Opponent number 9
Short name Piranha
Race number none
Status icon
Top speed 130 mph
Kerb weight 1.66 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 187,000 credits
Network availability all
The Plow Mk. 2
"Built to shift Don along at speed, The Plow will go straight through most solid objects. Handy."
Don Dumpster
Opponent number 11
Short name Don
Race number 24
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 10.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 7.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 1,000,000 credits
Network availability all
Porker 2
"Updated and improved, in top race spec, the Porker 2 is dead fast but deadly on the limit."
Herr Kooled
Opponent number 23
Short name Herrkooled
Race number 70
Status icon
Top speed 170 mph
Kerb weight 2.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 540,000 credits
Network availability all
Prop Shafter
"A useful mixture of car and fighter plane, ideal for offering a free trim to your opponent."
Silvester Stallion
Opponent number 34
Short name Silvester
Race number 75
Status icon
Top speed 190 mph
Kerb weight 1.18 tons
0 - 60 mph in 2.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 210,000 credits
Network availability all
Purple Piledriver
"They don't come much quicker than this... just try not to crash it."
Batmad
Opponent number 3
Short name Batmad
Race number 8
Status icon
Top speed 220 mph
Kerb weight 1.1 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.7 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 375,000 credits
Network availability all
Razorback
"Well armoured off-roader, with good offensive capabilities, if a little light."
Auto Scum
Opponent number 8
Short name Razor
Race number Piranha symbol
Status icon
Top speed 130 mph
Kerb weight 0.83 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 1
Cost 110,000 credits
Network availability all
The Red Vet
"The metal mangling mother of all classic Americans, with a highly tuned V8. Punch it!"
Ashteroid
Opponent number 27
Short name Ash
Race number 37
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 2.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 732,000 credits
Network availability all
Screwie 2
"The ‘supercar/monster truck/light aircraft/mole machine’ vehicle for the discerning nutter."
Screwie Lewie
Opponent number 37
Short name Screwie
Race number 12
Status icon
Top speed 200 mph
Kerb weight 3.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 892,000 credits
Network availability all
Semi Mk.2
"The enormous semi is reborn, and there's not much on the road that can take it on."
Mother Trucker
Opponent number 25
Short name Mother
Race number no number
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 8.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 6.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 5
Cost 1,450,000 credits
Network availability all
Slam Sedan
"Serious metal. Smooth, comfortable, easy to drive. An auto smash has never been so relaxing."
Otis P Jivefunk
Opponent number 12
Short name Otis
Race number 2
Status icon
Top speed 120 mph
Kerb weight 1.7 tons
0 - 60 mph in 7.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 3
Cost 460,000 credits
Network availability all
Street Machine
"Commit sonic murder with the speakers in the back of this baby & blow yer opponents bowels open!"
Wide Boy
Opponent number 7
Short name Wideboy
Race number 28
Status icon
Top speed 140 mph
Kerb weight 1.37 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 210,000 credits
Network availability all
The Supastuka
"Now, here's something you don't see every day. A WW2 fighter-bomber for the road. Cool!"
Heinz Faust
Opponent number 6
Short name Heinz
Race number 633
Status icon
Top speed 400 mph
Kerb weight 4.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 4.2 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 4
Cost 395,000 credits
Network availability all
Tashita2
"A fiercely fast and technologically advanced racing machine from the far east."
Ed 101
Opponent number 26
Short name Ed101
Race number 23
Status icon
Top speed 190 mph
Kerb weight 1.5 tons
0 - 60 mph in 3.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 170,000 credits
Network availability all
Thunderbucket
"Maximum weight, minimum suspension damping gives that "Is it a car, is it a boat?" feeling."
Sinthea
Opponent number 31
Short name Sinthea
Race number 56
Status icon
Top speed 180 mph
Kerb weight 3.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 5.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 2
Cost 175,000 credits
Network availability all
Vlad 3
"Fine in a straight line, with the highest top speed. Just don't try to corner it."
Vlad
Opponent number 28
Short name Vlad
Race number 3
Status icon
Top speed 240 mph
Kerb weight 1.0 tons
0 - 60 mph in 1.9 seconds
Strength (1 - 5) 1
Cost 82,000 credits
Network availability all

Controversy

Like the first Carmageddon game, this got criticized for its level of violence. This led it to be censored in some countries. Pedestrians were switched to zombies, red blood became green slime, and animals were removed. You can also remove animals from the game in the options for the game.

"Blood patches" were released online, which made it possible for people with censored versions to un-censor it.

Modding

This is a bloody game.

The game has seen a lot of new cars made by modders, as well as skins, maps and other mods.

The Spray Shop and WASTED! are two such sites.

Music

Carmageddon 2 features music from the popular heavy metal band Iron Maiden. Some of the tracks included in the game are Man on the Edge, Aces High, Be Quick Or Be Dead, and The Trooper. In addition to Iron Maiden Carmageddon 2 also contained a few edited instrumentals tracks from Sentience's album "An Eye For An Eye".

PC Requirements

Windows 95/98/Me/XP;

Pentium 166 (Min.), Pentium 200 (Rec.);

4x CD-ROM Drive;

16MB RAM (Min.), 32MB (Rec.);

DirectX 6.0 compatible 2MB graphics card (Min.);

DirectX 6.0 compatible sound card;

200MB free hard drive space;

Mouse & Keyboard.

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