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Carmageddon crashes into the Play Store, running over pedestrians along the way

Carmageddon

If you’re a 90s child, fed and watered on computer games like I was, you probably remember the classic Carmageddon series. If not, I feel sad, as you missed an era that was very unique. Then again, that same era also gave us the Backstreet Boys, so maybe I should consider you lucky instead. Either way, young or old, Carmageddon is now on Android. (free during its first day)

The original Carmageddon shipped in 1997, and I skipped many a class in high school to play it in the computer lab. It was a racing game first and foremost, but it had a very unique premise behind it: cause as much damage and destruction as you possibly can while winning the race!

You could complete the track first to win, or you could trash all the other contestants to keep them from winning. There was even a mode where your goal was to see who could take out the most pedestrians in a totally pixelated bloodbath. To say that Carmageddon was anything less than revolutionary would be an understatement – it was, after all, banned in numerous countries.

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Now, racers can once again relive those memories or create new ones by playing this awesome title on Android. Stainless Games has finally released Carmageddon on the Play Store for $1.99 as they promised they would months ago. Our iOS friends got a taste of the carnage last October, and the reviews have been pretty favorable.

The game looks amazing, with a new coat of polish designed to bring it well into the 21st century, while still maintaining the shmultz that made it a success nearly 15 years ago. I’ve waited years for some more Carmic Retribution! Will you download Carmageddon? If so, let us know what you think of the game in the comments section below…




  • h4rr4r

    Finally.
    The best game I ever had to hide from my Mom.

  • Thomas
    • h4rr4r

      Any idea what the difference is between the two versions?
      Is it free for 24 hours of play? Or for today only?

      • PhaseBurn

        It’s the full version of the game, for free. After tomorrow, it will “disappear” from the play store so that people can no longer install it, however, it will remain installed (which, unless you’re rooted and use an application such as Titanium Backup to transfer apps across devices, will be until either 1) you uninstall it, or 2) you lose your device.)

        • No_Nickname90

          Your pro.pic is very deceiving.

  • PhaseBurn

    Finally, some carnage for Android, w00t! (See what I did there? :-P)

    • lookatmyfunnyusername

      No. No, I don’t.

      • No_Nickname90

        “CARnage”. I know. But all that matters is that he tried. LoL!!

  • KosmoCrisis

    Downloaded!

  • REVS

    FINALLLYYYY SOMTHING NOT ABOUT GOOGLE GLASS

    MIGHT AS WELL CHANGE SITE TO GOOGLE GLASS FANS SITE WTFFFFFFFF

  • No_Nickname90

    Oh… Another game to add to try out. When’s the last time I bought a game?

  • ari_free

    This will be especially awesome on Google Glass

  • Jeff Saul

    From the description:

    “Carmageddon requires Android 2.3.4 or later.”

    Does that mean no one can use it yet, since the most anyone has is 4.2?

    • Thomas

      You’re kidding right ?

  • http://www.krupa.me.uk/ Gerard Krupa

    Sad to say my original Carmageddon Max Pack keyring is still attached to my car keys after 16 years.

  • Wetworx

    So, is the Promo version fully functional compared to the $1.99 version?

    • PhaseBurn

      Yes. It’s exactly the same, aside from the icon and package name.

      • Wetworx

        I’m curious though that if the Promo version gets yanked from the Play store, what it’s upgrade path will be. Will they have it automatically point to the $1.99 app for updates or are we stuck in the water with the original release?

        • artoodeetoo

          They said that the free one wont be supported unfortunately.

          • Wetworx

            Boooo!!! Thanks for the replies, though.