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First Impressions – Carmageddon: Max Damage

by on June 22, 2016

Carmageddon was a crazy, vehicular combat game that came out in 1997.  The game allowed you to cause all sorts of carnage against other drivers as you raced to win the race.  In July, we will be getting a remastered version of the game called Carmageddon: Max Damage.  I had the chance to sit with George Morgan at E3 and play through a race of Carmageddon: Max Damage.

Warning – PETA should avoid this bloody trailer

George showed me a race in the desert with a small town and an Area 51 style military base (complete with it’s own crashed UFO).  I played the Classic Carma race.  There are 3 ways to complete the game – you can finish the laps, destroy other cars, or destroy the pedestrian population.  I started my demo by completing a lap.  Then I realized how much fun it was to just focus on destroying cars and pedestrians.  Pedestrians are everywhere, so you can rack up a lot of kills going through the town or military base.  There are powerups littered all over the level that may affect cars or pedestrians.  If I can be honest, the driving mechanic felt a little sluggish.  I felt like I had little control of my vehicle as I was racing along.  Luckily, the repair system is very easy to use.  With one button push, I was back into the race with a damage free car.

There are other game modes that will be available with the game is released, including classic death matches, pedestrian chase (where you hunt down target pedestrians), and fox and hound (where you chase 1 car which is trying to avoid you at all costs).  This remaster will also include a variety of cars and expansive levels for you to enjoy.  Cars include sports cars, monster trucks, and hybrid cars with tank and jet fighter capabilities.  And don’t forget the carnage!  This game features blood, explosions, and ragdoll effects for your enjoyment.

The game will be available in July of this year on Xbox One and PS4 for $39.99.  It is available for pre-order on Xbox One right now!

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