Insane (2000 video game)

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Developer(s)Invictus Games, Ltd.
Platform(s)Microsoft Windows
Release24 November 2000
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Insane (stylized as 1NSANE) is an off-road racing game by Invictus and distributed by Codemasters.[1] While in development, it had been provisionally titled Off The Road.[2]

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


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.

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 score
Review scores
CGM4/5 stars[5]
GamesRadar+5/5 stars[8]

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


Award[11] 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. ^ Steinberg, Scott (January 23, 2001). "1NSANE Review". Computer Games Magazine. Archived from the original on February 6, 2005. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  6. ^ Taylor, Martin (January 31, 2001). "Insane Review". Eurogamer. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  7. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (March 3, 2001). "1nsane Review". GameSpot. CBS Interactive. Archived from the original on March 19, 2012. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  8. ^ Krebbs, Sherman. "Games Radar UK Review - Insane". GamesRadar. Archived from the original on April 14, 2002. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  9. ^ Courtney, Rita (March 26, 2001). "INSANE Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on February 13, 2009. Retrieved February 9, 2019.
  10. ^ Chau, Anthony (March 27, 2001). "1nsane review". IGN. Ziff Davis. Retrieved July 30, 2016.
  11. ^ "Double Fusion to Provide Advertising Tech and Sales Solutions for Massively-Multiplayer Online Racing Title Project Torque". Business Wire. November 7, 2007. Retrieved February 9, 2019.

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