Carmageddon: Reincarnation Finally Has a Release Date

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Carmageddon: Reincarnation, which revives the “points for pedestrians” destruction derby-style car game series, will leave Steam Early Access and get a final release on April 23, developer Stainless Games has announced.

"You’ve been through the Early Access Pre-Alpha, you’ve been through Beta, and all along the enthusiasm, support and brilliant feedback of the Carmageddon community has been helping to get us to the holy grail… That is The Game… FINISHED OFF!" Stainless Games said.

The final game's Career Mode will span 16 chapters, each including 3-4 events, with 50 events to compete in overall. The multiplayer mode will allow up to eight players online or over LAN, and includes six event types: Classic Carmageddon, Car Crusher, Fox 'n' Hounds, Ped Chase, Death Race, and Checkpoint Stampede.

There are also nine maps, 36 race routes, and 24 vehicles to choose from, unless you were a Kickstarter backer, which will get you a special edition bonus car.

The game was funded on Kickstarter in 2012 with over $625,000, and in 2013 Stainless Games raised an additional $3.5 million from Bullfrog Productions founder Les Edgar, which the developer said would allow it to bring Carmageddon: Reincarnation to Xbox One and PlayStation 4 as well as PC.

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Melbester9

Can't believe this game is coming out. Never in my wildest dreams would I have ever thought that the game was going to be released until now. I used to play this when I was a kid on my brother's Gateway PC. Those were fun times. Now I actually want to get this!

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UziKill

Oh that video brought back some good memories. Used to love that game. Can't wait to try this one.

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MondasM

looks like an ios game...

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DrDuncs

I don't remember much about the original other than trying to get the biggest splatter bonus multiplier possible. Good times from my childhood. Could be worth a play.

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rogerpenna

good days of Carmageddon 1 and my 3DFX Diamond Monster 3D videocard... which was 3D only and you needed to run it aside a normal 2D videocard... with this big cable going outside the PC case from the 3D card to the 2D card, and from the 2D card to the monitor.


But well, you got BILINEAR FILTERING in the low res textures! And could run in 640x480 or even 800x600 with some games!

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DEVILTAZ35

<< LINK REMOVED >> If you were quick you could buy this new one and get all the other games for free. Did that last week. This game is not bad however even on a gtx980 it doesn't run in 1440p @ 60 fps at this stage. Needs alot more optimisations. It looks quite good though for what it is. The cars are mostly pretty fun to drive.

It cost me $16 or so for all 4 games which wasn't bad . Only TDR 2000 refuses to work on my card. Apparently you have to use older drivers to get it to work . I couldn't be bothered. 1 and 2 work fine.

I still have a 3DFX voodoo 2 12MB in my old PC . Remember the days of original 3DFX very well too.

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daBrokenFace

I hope they improve the loose driving controls of the previous ones

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mohdmustafa28

How is the download from this site


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xolivierx

Carmageddon was the 1st game of this genre, and with that much free gore. IT received mixed reactions : a lot thought it was an awesome game , while the others thought it was boring. For my part I thought it was clunky and über boring. BUt back then I prefered console games. A newer version of Carmageddon is of no appeal to me. The reason : even though it was a ''pioneer'', I preferred much more Twisted Metal 1 with its' creepy story, messed up vehicules/characters, various levels with their eiry soundtracks, and wonderful 3d graphics. Vigilante 8 should not be forgotten, for it'S similar approach but with a more funny theme. It felt very much like Twisted Metal but with a groovier touch.

Carmageddon never matched the fun factor Twisted MEtal and Vigilante 8 had. IT's cool they are doing a remake, but that's not a game I will be playing.

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HuSSaR83

looks clunky but will probably check it out as I loved the original.

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Megamoss1984

The original was one of my favourite games ever. It was just fantastically outrageous when it was released. From the humour to the gore, the challenging physics and detailed car damage it was far ahead of its time in many respects. I've avoided this new iteration so far because I've read there are lots of optimisation and performance issues. Hopefully they'll be sorted before release.

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abcdefgabcdefgz

Can we get a new twisted metal game?

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normanislost

<< LINK REMOVED >> and vigilante 8

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crazypanther

I used to play this on pc and loved the iron maiden soundtrack on it.

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rogerpenna

<< LINK REMOVED >> Yes, in Carmageddon 2. It had 4 Iron Maiden tracks and 4 tracks by some unknown band. The Iron Maiden tracks were Man On The Edge, Be Quick or Be Dead, Aces High and The Trooper.

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Megamoss1984

<< LINK REMOVED >> Pretty sure it was Fear Factory...

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LordCrisp

It was both... Fear Factory for the first game, and Iron Maiden for Carmageddon 2 :-)

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crazypanther

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >>Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now had iron maiden music

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Megamoss1984

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> Ahh, assumed you were talking about the original.

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crazypanther

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> sadness. it's cool

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crazypanther

<< LINK REMOVED >><< LINK REMOVED >> no it was iron maiden

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Ayato_Kamina_1

I remember the original Carmageddon getting released with zombies with green blood to get past the censorship. Had to apply a patch to get the red blood / people in it :D


Oh, and is that the suppressor I see? I remember spending weeks trying to get that car! Was really difficult, because of the high armour it had the only way to waste it was to lure it to the top of a building, then ram it off and smash it into the ground.

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DEVILTAZ35

<< LINK REMOVED >> That was only in certain countries. I have the original on disc here in Australia and it's not censored.

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the_master_race

running over pedestrian , well that's what I always do in GTA


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DEVILTAZ35

<< LINK REMOVED >> Here they lose limbs and all though

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vadagar1

ahh all the 90s babies make me want to invent a sterility virus

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B1ank

<< LINK REMOVED >> Go back to the retirement home grandpa

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SaturatedButter

Kill innocent civilians is fun.

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cboye18

What kind of fvcked up game is this lol.

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DEVILTAZ35

<< LINK REMOVED >> saturday night in Sydney.

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Punk_Rooster

This trailer just shows another day on New Jersey roads. Nothing shocking here.

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I_P_Daily

So many kiddies in here worrying about graphics AGAIN.


As long as they nail the gameplay like the first game did, I could care less about the graphics.

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DEVILTAZ35

<< LINK REMOVED >> Gameplay is good but unless you have a good graphics card it does have slowdown.

My GTX980 had some bouts of slowdown but mostly hovered around 50 fps . Still not ideal though but it's not optimised completely yet either so hopefully it will all be smooth on release.

I still enjoyed it even if not alot of content is currently available.

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LordCrisp

How do you know that? You're playing the beta... it's the stage for optimizing... start talking about that when the final release is here.

Love this game so far... looking forward to optimization

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BerserkChimera

<< LINK REMOVED >> they of course should always make gameplaly priority but good graphics is an added bonus which really in this day and age shouldnt be a problem doing.

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Warlord_Irochi

<< LINK REMOVED >> Their loss

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aiat_gamer

Media freakout in 3...2...1...

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NightRain

<< LINK REMOVED >> not even happening

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B1ank

<< LINK REMOVED >> For a PC game? Na. Pretty sure the media thinks that the only games on PC are Minecraft and WOW

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Warlord_Irochi

<< LINK REMOVED >> Doubt it. MK X would be in stores one week before.

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westsiderz28

this game looks great fun, whens the console versions out?

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Warlord_Irochi

<< LINK REMOVED >> No date yet, they said they would start working n them after PC version was released.

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Tr4newreck

anybody remember this game being blamed for inciting murder and violent behavior...there was a video where somebody used ingame footage to just run over black npc's and it was also blamed for inciting racism...


15+ years later and i wonder if things have changed much, is the world ready for another Carmageddon without getting its panties in a twist.

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SaturatedButter

<< LINK REMOVED >> This kind of violence against civilians has become pretty mundane now though. With GTAs and such, recklessly mowing down innocent people doesn't incite gasps and terror the way it once did. These days the violence against innocent people has to be very graphic or terrorist-like behavior. Like a Mortal Kombat or Hatred.

Society is becoming more and more desensitized to it, so the extremes have to keep getting pushed further and further in order to keep horrifying people.

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aiat_gamer

<< LINK REMOVED >> Remember Hatred? I don`t think we are.

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Kunakai

I'm in, as long as they're still rocking the Maiden!

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MrDinghat

A release date is all well and good, but are they actually going to fully optimise it in that time? I barely get 40fps on a 980.

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DEVILTAZ35

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i have a 980 as well , when did you last play it. I get 45-50 fps on my G1 gaming 980. Maybe you need a titan x :)

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iknowthepiecesf

<< LINK REMOVED >> I have the same Gpu and i get 60+ everything maxed out. May be your system configuration needs an update?