The classic ultraviolent racing game Carmageddon [App Store] has been resurrected on the iPhone and iPad following a tremendously successful Kickstarter campaign.

Stainless Games, the original developer of Carmageddon, is still in business and recently bought back all the rights to the game -- with the help of a Kickstarter campaign that raised $625,000, the game is back. The firm plans to bring it to Windows, Mac and Linux in the coming months, as well.

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Carmageddon features real-world environments that have been turned into killing fields, where the locals stay out on the streets at their peril. As well as using your car as a weapon, every level is sprinkled generously with power-ups that have a vast variety of mad effects, adding a whole extra level of craziness to the proceedings. In every event you have the option to “play it your way”… Waste all your opponents, kill every pedestrian, or (perish the thought) complete all the laps. Oh and watch out – the cops in their super-tough armoured patrol vehicles are lurking, and if they catch you being bad they’ll be down on you like several tons of cold pork!

The game is absurdly violent, but in an animated, slightly ridiculous way. For today only, Carmageddon is offered free as a thank you to the game's Kickstarter backers.

Carmageddon is available on the App Store for iPhone and iPad. [Direct Link]

Top Rated Comments

DavidLeblond Avatar
121 months ago
If I remember correctly, Carmageddon 2 was the pinnacle of the series. I played THE HELL out of that one in college. Wonder if that will see the light of day.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
50548 Avatar
121 months ago
A true classic, already downloaded (for free today)!
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
shurcooL Avatar
121 months ago
Woot! One of my favourite games series of my childhood!

It's a really high-quality port to iOS, very polished. The controls are adapted to touch well. They've even included the replay cam.

If you're on the fence about it, try it. This is one of the top AAA games in the App Store right now.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RedTomato Avatar
121 months ago
Downloaded and already won my first race - on 'French kissing a Cobra' max difficulty of course!

I remember playing the ***** out of this back in the day so it's great to see this on my phone.

Controls quite hard to get set up right - both analog controls and tilt steering (which I usually like) seem over-awkward. Especially as this game loves to degrade your steering whenever you get hit / hit something (hint - this happens A LOT). Finally found the best controls by having both steer and gas on digital - this isn't how I have any other game set up but the responsiveness and decisiveness of the digital controls seems to work for such a frantic game.

Happy crashing!!
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
blakey91 Avatar
121 months ago
This game had the worst handling cars in any game it was silly...
Imagine GTA san andreas on the iphone and ipad, that would be a dream.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
RoelJuun Avatar
121 months ago
Hope it'll be in the Mac App Store soon, if ever.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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