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    Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now

    Game » consists of 2 releases. Released Nov 30, 1998

    Follow-up to Carmageddon, continuing the vehicular mayhem. Insanely over the top "racing" game where you drive around large open levels and get points for winning the race....or taking out opponents, and people, and cows, and elephants. With a huge spring shooting out of your vehicle, amongst other things.

    Short summary describing this game.

    Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now last edited by fiye on 01/28/21 01:54PM View full history

    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.

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    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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'
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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.
    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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