In October of 2012, Stainless Games released an iOS port of their 1997 cult-classic vehicular manslaughter game Carmageddon [Free] as part of their revival of the series with a planned reboot for consoles and PC called Carmageddon: Reincarnation.

It was originally released on iOS for free, as it was meant to be a reward for backers of Reincarnation's Kickstarter campaign. But seeing as there's no way to limit who downloads what from the App Store, lots of people nabbed Carmageddon for free when it launched on iOS, backer or not.

Well, if you missed out on that initial freebie or any of the sales or freebies that have happened since then, now is the time to strike as Carmageddon is currently free on the App Store for a limited time to celebrate the reboot's imminent release on Steam Early Access.

I'm one of those people that didn't play Carmageddon originally back in the '90s, but discovered its awesomeness thanks to the iOS release all these years later. It's dated for sure, but it's also a ton of fun. What I like most is the variety of ways you can play. You can beat a level by simply finishing first in a race, by destroying the vehicles of all of your racing opponents, or by seeking out and killing all the poor, innocent bystanders roaming around the environment.

It's fun to play as strictly a racing game or if you just feel like going on a murderous rampage. Whether you're a fan of the original or completely new to the game, definitely nab Carmageddon on iOS during the free promotion.

  • thiagovscoelho

    Hey, you covered it! TouchArcade isn't all that great with covering freebies. You didn't tell anybody about Shufflepuck Cantina Gold, and a few others. Couldn't miss Carmageddon!

    • VirtualBoyFreak

      Yeah, Shufflepuck Cantina Gold has eaten all my free time lately. A great discovery and addition to my phone.

  • rich_952000

    Must be a nostalgia thing. I found the car nearly impossible to control properly.

    • JJE McManus

      And as such it's very true to the original. Nostalgia belies the fact that this was a b-list game back in the day.

  • Robert McGovern

    I love it, the iOS version is fun and I'd rather load it up than play the version I have from GOG.

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  • Mr. Gamer

    This thing is freaking content packed. I have put 10+ hours into it because it gets difficult. Get it.

  • AppStoreNinja

    This isn't the first time this game has been free "for a limited time" though.

  • ZarieoZ

    Where's my Mickey? Both iPad & iPhone versions are also FREE now πŸ™‚

    • ZarieoZ

      Oh & also "Secret of Space Octopuses" is FREE as well.

      Its a platformer, you gave it a nice review a few months back πŸ™‚ download it & try it out guys, I feel like this developer was left out, it has really few downloads for such a decent effort. Support them & give it a shot, hopefully you won't regret it. You should know that the bugs mentioned in the TA review were fixed in an update cause I'm not having any. Anyway, I kinda like it πŸ™‚

    • rewind

      Thank you!

  • q8719

    Killer game will kill a lot of my time.