Carmageddon TDR 2000

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Carmageddon TDR 2000
Carmageddon TDR 2000 cover.jpg
Cover art of the European Windows version
Developer(s)Torus Games
Publisher(s)Sales Curve Interactive (EU)
Xicat Interactive (NA)
Designer(s)Andrew McGinnes
Simon Short
Composer(s)Des Tounge
SeriesCarmageddon
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release
  • EU: September 1, 2000
  • NA: December 14, 2000
Genre(s)Vehicular combat, Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Carmageddon TDR 2000 (also known as Carmageddon: Total Destruction Racing 2000 or Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 in North America), is a vehicular combat video game. The sequel to Carmageddon II: Carpocalypse Now, it was developed by Torus Games and released in the United Kingdom on September 1, 2000, and on December 14 in North America.

Description[edit]

Driving around the first level, The Boulevard

The title is a homage to the inspiration for the Carmageddon series, Death Race 2000. As with the other games in the series, one of the most controversial aspects was that pedestrians could be killed by immolation (being set on fire) or graphic collisions that could include body ripping. In some countries, the human pedestrians were replaced with zombies - actually only changing the red blood to green slime - but patches were circulated on the internet that reverted the game to its original state.

Another Carmageddon installment would not come until 14 years later, when it came as Carmageddon: Reincarnation.[1]

During development of TDR 2000, SCi hired Tozzer.com to create an online comic based on the Carmageddon video game.[2]

A Game Boy Color version of the game was also slated to be released but was cancelled for unknown reasons.[3]

Expansion pack[edit]

The Nosebleed Pack release 2001 was the official expansion pack for TDR2000 adding new vehicles, environments, powerups and improved multiplayer modes with extra maps. It was later released as a free patch. The soundtrack is by Plague and Utah Saints.

Reception[edit]

The game received a score of 61.79% from GameRankings[4] and 48 out of 100 from Metacritic.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-13. Retrieved 2011-06-09.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  2. ^ Tozzer - the kid, the comic, the movies, the mayhem Archived 2007-04-27 at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2012-08-18. Retrieved 2012-08-07.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  4. ^ a b "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 for PC". GameRankings. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  5. ^ a b "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 Critic Reviews for PC". Metacritic. Archived from the original on 2014-04-18. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  6. ^ Grbavcic, Dejan "Dex" (2000-09-22). "Carmageddon TDR 2000 Review". ActionTrip. Archived from the original on 2014-01-02. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  7. ^ Allen, Christopher. "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 - Review". AllGame. Archived from the original on 2014-11-15. Retrieved 2014-11-22.
  8. ^ Wolpaw, Erik (2000-12-15). "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000 Review". GameSpot. Archived from the original on 2014-03-23. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  9. ^ Butts, Stephen (2000-12-04). "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000". IGN. Archived from the original on 2014-02-23. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  10. ^ "Carmageddon 3: TDR 2000". PC Gamer. 2001.
  11. ^ Woods, Dave (2001-08-13). "PC Review: Carmageddon Tdr 2000". PC Zone. Archived from the original on 2007-06-24. Retrieved 2014-01-02.
  12. ^ Wen, Howard (2001-01-29). "Blood on the Asphalt". Playboy. Archived from the original on 2003-02-05. Retrieved 2014-01-02.

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