Insane (2001 video game)

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European cover
Developer(s) Invictus Games, Ltd.
Publisher(s) Codemasters
Platform(s) Microsoft Windows
Release date(s) Q4 2000
Genre(s) Racing
Mode(s) Single-player, Multiplayer
Distribution CD

Insane (stylized as 1NSANE) is an off-road racing game by Invictus and distributed by Codemasters. It contains no plot and focuses heavily on multiplayer.[1]

While in development, it had been provisionally titled Off The Road.[2]

Levels are set in real world locations, scattered throughout North America, Europe, Africa, Asia and Australia. The actual design, however, is fictitious.

The single player campaign comprises a series of championships in different vehicle classes, where the player unlocks new vehicles and locations, based on their score.

Vehicles range from utility vehicles to light buggies and are either fictional or inspired by actual production vehicles. Though the names do not correspond with any actual vehicle, the fact is evident both visually in-game and in the names of the game's files.

A sequel, Insane 2, was released in January 24, 2012.[3]


A multiplayer game of Capture The Flag mode in progress.

While this game does not have a plot, players can drive cars of their choices in either of nine events, which include the Capture the Flag, Jamboree, Gate Hunt, Destruction Zone, Pathfinder, Off-Road Racing, Return the Flag, and Free Roam, which, exclusively, is only available in practice mode.


Aggregate scores
Aggregator Score
GameRankings 73.94%[4]
Metacritic 69[5]

1NSANE received generally mixed to positive reviews on GameRankings and Metacritic. The game was praised for its graphics and realistic gameplay.


Award Result
"Best Off-Road Game Ever' - PC Gamer" Won
"Best Debut of the Year' in 2001 - Game.Exe Magazine" Won
"Game of the Year' in 2001 - PC Guru Magazine." Won


  1. ^ Woods, Dave (2001). "PC Zone review". 
  2. ^ "Codemasters corporate website,". August 16, 1999. Retrieved January 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Insane 2". Steam. Valve Corporation. Retrieved 4 July 2013. 
  4. ^ "1NSANE". GameRankings. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 
  5. ^ "1NSANE". Metacritic. Retrieved August 6, 2014. 

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