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Game Title: Flat Out (Demo)
System: PC

System requirements:

Single Player min requirements
256 Ram (512 recommended)
1.5 GHz Pentium 4 or AMD Equivalent(or higher) (Pentium 4 2.0 Ghz or AMD 2000+ recommended)
Direct X 9.0c compatible w/ 64mb video card (or higher) (128mb recommended)
8x CD-rom
Windows 98/ME/2000/XP (Windows 95/NT NOT supported) (Windows XP SP2 Recommended)
1.1GB free disk space
Direct X 9.0c compatible sound card
Keyboard/Mouse (Recommended: Gamepad or Steering Wheel)

Game description and comments: 

 Heh, heh, heh. Yup, tried the Xbox version, and now I got my hands on the PC version. The game automatically set the in game detail level all the way up on everything, so I went with it, and you know what. It looks friggin awesome. Runs just fine on my pc no matter how hectic the effects and the action gets. As for what is the game like, I have to say this, its kind of like a demolition derby/racing game/physics simulator. Which is actually a fun thing. The racing is alot like a rally race but you get more N20 for destroying things on the track, and bashing your opponents. Which does get very addictive since most objects in the levels can be trashed or moved around. The fun with physics comes in the form of some rather amusing mini games that you can play on the side. Basically I'd have to say the mini games are the most fun and easily the only reason to buy this game. If you want another reason, get it for the racing, since the races are hard and the cars handling takes quite alot of getting used to. The screenshots below showcase the game running on my pc with all the settings up all the way. The may only be the demo, but I did some research and found that the demo and the full version don't really have much different, same details, same hi rez textures and everything. So for once the demo of something doesn't have watered down textures or models, or sound. It all really pretty awesome when you think about it. All in all I like the pc version the best. (it's ESRB rated ?)

Ratings (scale of 1-10):

Graphics: 10
Sound effects and music: 9
Originality: 8
Challenge: 10
Overall: 9.5