Carmageddon IIwas one of the few racing games at the time to feature deformable models on its cars, making for more realistic dents and crashes. In fact, the player's car can even be bent in half, leaving the player to drive with only the front wheels on the ground. The car can also be sheared in half, causing retirement from the race if the damage is not repaired before the vehicle touches the ground.
As withCarmageddon, there are 3 ways to finish most levels:
Complete the race, passing every checkpoint before the time runs out
Destroy all the opponents
Kill every zombie/pedestrian in the level
As the player progresses through the game, sets of levels are gradually unlocked (10 in total), each consisting of 3 standard "Race, Wreck, or Wreak havoc among the zombie/pedestrian hordes/populace" levels, followed by a mission. Each mission has specific tasks that must be completed before unlocking the next set.
The time limit in the game is generous, and the player can kill pedestrians, crash into opponents, or do tricks to gain time as well.