FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is ranked in the 25th percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Critic Reviews

IGN
Top Critic
6.6 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is better than I'd feared but not as good as I'd hoped. Kylotonn has dredged this near-forgotten racing rebel from the very bottom of the barrel and fashioned it into a basic but fun, stunt-filled speedster, but I found myself regularly frustrated with its repetitive career mode, its stingy economy and nebulous unlockables, its superficial demolition derby events, and its uneven difficulty. A respectable franchise rescue mission but one that still needs some fine tuning and some extra grunt.

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Metro GameCentral
GameCentral
Top Critic
3 / 10
Mar 23, 2017

In so many ways this feels like a driving game from another age, but no matter how much you miss old school arcade racers FlatOut 4 will end up driving you crazy.

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5 / 10
Mar 30, 2017

Flatout 4 brings the franchise into the modern day and gets away from the line with a dash, but nonsensical progression and frustrating AI quickly kills its drive.

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Hobby Consolas
Hobbyconsolas.com
Top Critic
70 / 100
Mar 28, 2017

Flatout 4 Total Insanity for PS4 has many game modes and minigames, but it´s poor controls and unrealistic physics engine ruin the arcade driving experience.

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7 / 10.0
Mar 27, 2017

FlatOut 4 improves the good points of its predecessor and bring new features. However, it does not achieve to be as good as the first titles of the saga.

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TheSixthAxis
Top Critic
Unscored
Mar 17, 2017

FlatOut 4 is a single minded beast where destroying your opponents is just as important as good driving. There are very few games of this type on this generation of console and whilst it's not up to the standards of Motorstorm or Blur, it's still a lot of silly fun.

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7 / 10
Mar 17, 2017

A good but simple racing game that gets old too soon.

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7.9 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

A fun racing game filled with lots of different game modes. Too bad the graphic engine feels outdated.

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4 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

With its weird physics issues and inept AI, FlatOut 4 is a frustrating game that simply disappoints on every level.

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Mar 19, 2017

FlatOut 4 is a little rough around the edges.

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Chris Wray
Top Critic
4.5 / 10.0
Apr 2, 2017

FlatOut 4 is a frequently irritating game that's held down by incredible amounts of grind, it has some saving graces with a variety of game modes and track types, but they don't do enough to balance out against the negatives like AI, physics and more.

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5 / 10.0
Mar 22, 2017

We desperately tried to like FlatOut 4, but we simply couldn't. Despite some fun game modes and a decent multiplayer offering, the gameplay is sooo confusing, and bugs abound all around. Well, the steep price doesn't help either.

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Mar 21, 2017

FlatOut 4 starts fast, furious, and certainly makes for plenty of early fun. However, after that initial adrenaline boost has passed, there comes a question about the longevity of the title.

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6 / 10
Mar 20, 2017

Perhaps the main takeaway here is that FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is safer than its name suggests. There's not a lot to criticise in terms of its execution, but its ambition feels firmly rooted in the PlayStation 2 era. There's nothing particularly wrong with that, and if you're looking for a distraction to occupy between juggernaut releases, then the PS4 isn't host to many destructive racers that are better. But while there's fun to be had while you're playing, don't expect this above average car crash to live long in the memory at all.

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8 / 10.0
Mar 17, 2017

For fans of FlatOut your patience has been rewarded; the series has reached its zenith at a time when nobody expected it to resurge, let alone do so with such brutal conviction. For the rest of you, FlatOut 4 is the perfect antithesis of all those sensible racers out there; a real, rough around the edges prospect that demands your attention.

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JVL
Jarod582
Top Critic
14 / 20
Mar 17, 2017

Against all expectations, Kylotonn Racing Games successfully gives a new breath to a franchise that had hit rock bottom. While our first races on board of yoghurt pots were quite worrying because of unfair physics, the rest of the game turned out to be more convincing and pleasing. Original and varied game modes on a large selection of tracks and arenas, nutty races although a bit muddled without forgetting the arcade mode packed up with fun, FlatOut 4 will have you brush off its few flaws to offer you some good time worthy of the first entries.

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Ken McKown
Top Critic
6 / 10.0
May 15, 2017

Flatout 4 feels like a game destined to reinvigorate the franchise and just ran out of steam. I am a massive fan of the original game and its sequel, and while this is light years beyond the abomination that was the third game, it still falls short. More tracks, more variety, and some much needed polish would have gone a long way in bringing back this cult classic. As it stands though, arcade racers still sit dormant in today's gaming landscape.

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6 / 10.0
Apr 5, 2017

Flatout 4 is an unpretentious racing game; funny and unremarkable, it's characterized by a driving system easy to learn but not quite satisfying enough.

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5 / 10
Mar 23, 2017

FlatOut 4 is an average "destruction racer" that fails to deliver a constant dose of fun to the player, who is mostly frustrated by the collisions.

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6.5 / 10.0
Mar 28, 2017

FlatOut 4: Total Insanity is a fun, nitro-boosted jaunt down memory lane. But while it's good in small does, its lack of variety - in spite a plethora of game modes - and uneven and sometimes frustrating racing experience leaves it running out of gas. Die hard franchise stalwarts should definitely have a look, but newcomers may find it tiring.

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