Here is the complete version of the story from Carmageddon (PlayStation)'s instruction manual:
|In 2135 a series of terrible environmental disasters spawned the worst ever plague suffered by humankind, over two thirds of the world's population was wiped out within a matter of weeks. Whole areas of the Earth became deserted.
For the first time since human history began humankind's great cities were now empty, the streets echoing with cracking concrete and shattering windows. No longer did the theme parks roar with the sound of people, the only sound to be heard was the scurrying of rats. Mankind slowly began to recover - creating vast sterile shelters where resources were so limited that everything was controlled by the government. Slowly humanity began to believe that it could reclaim the world. But there was one last deadly surprise for the survivors. Government sponsored genetic research had continued since the 20th century and as the governments last research station was deserted as the disease spread the research was contaminated by the disease.
From this spiteful combination of genetic research and the virulent disease the Zombies arose - dreadful mockeries of human beings - they prospered in the diseased air and started to spread into the empty human cities, mimicking the behaviour of the billions of dead humans.
In the rapidly congested Environmental Domes the Government faced mass revolt. The people were becoming more and more bored. And the Government taking a leaf from the Romans of bygone days announced 'The Carmageddon Race' a chance to win prestige and an escape from the over populated domes to the one unspoilt island in the world (Where, coincidentally the Government was headquartered!). The race was to be set in disease ridden cities and enclosures of the Earth.
The objective of the race was very simple: To win! How? Anyway you can!
Quick controls note
Not sure why it only works sometimes, but to switch race groups, the player presses left or right on the d-pad. JaffaCakeLover 22:23, March 20, 2010 (UTC)