I tell you what I remember:
Carmageddon is like finger to all other race games, while it out runs them, trought sidewalk full of people, in heavily modified Eagle !!! thats what i remember and thats why I love it!
The first carmageddon thing I played was demo of carma1 splat pack where 3dfx was introduced, until that day I knew only NFS and some other race games, but when I splashed few sheeps and than another 20 helpless peds I knew that carmageddon is game for me, I immidietly bought carma1. And I just dont know how or why but this twisted fun was so much fun for me. later on after i got carmageddon2 and than day when TDR2000 was relsed in CzechRepublic I ran to shop to get it. I loved those games I love how it just pertend to be a race game, while the point is set to entairly different positions. I played it vanilla I played it wit cheats, i played it with custom cars and maps, with custom peds I grew up on it. =D But I must say That TDR2000 was somehow .... different I .. I think that carmageddon1+splatpack and carmageddon2 were best!
carma1 cool atmosphere design of levels and sounds
carma2 amazing destrustion model of cars
carma3 ...I dont know It was different...but OK
Since those times I tryed to play lot of newer games,which oviously wanted piece of carmageddon glory, but non of them not single one of them satisficed me. Not Burnout, not Twisted metal, or Fuel, Crashday, Clutch, Motostorm,Deadrace,Blur nothing NO! All those games have ONE EPIC FAIL, these are JUST racegames, where you need to keep in loop in correct direction and thats no fun for me, and arena modes to these are just ridicules.
I dont want new shiny spoiler for my car I want huge rustty sipeks!