Fri, 09 Nov 2012 Carmageddon for iPad and iPhone review
Racing game with cartoonish ultra-violence
- Manufacturer: Stainless Games
- Pros: Combination of racing, shooting and mowing down pedestrians is satisfying; Decent, careful, high-fidelity translation
- Cons: Looks tame by todays high-definition standards
- Price: £1.49
- Star rating:
If you were a schoolkid in the early 1990s, you may remember Carmageddon as the more fearfully-minded newspapers' go-to gaming nasty, long before Grand Theft Auto became the posterboy for electronic misanthrophy. A racing game with cartoonish ultra-violence, it was at least as famous for temporarily having its human pedestrians replaced with green-blooded zombies by panicked censors as it was for the high-octane action driving.
Re-released on iOS after years in the wilderness, it can't help but seem tame by today's high-definition standards. Its once-lauded humour also seems a little dad-ish today, but as an action racing game it's got a whole lot still going for it.