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  • Summary: Race Driver 2: The Ultimate Racing Simulator is a massive step forward from Race Driver. It offers a great selection of aspirational cars to be driven through 31 championships that cover a huge variety of motor racing styles. Race Driver 2 contains the most diverse range of motorsports (including Open Wheel Grand Prix, Super Truck racing, Stockcar Oval Racing, Rally, Rallycross, Ice-Racing, Formula Ford, Classic Racing, Convertible Racing, Street Racing, GT Racing, and Performance Cars) ever seen in a racing game, including the DTM and V8 Supercars licenses. The game features 35 high-powered, aspirational cars such as Aston Martin and Jaguar. The 31 Race Locations offer 48 tracks which provide the ultimate racing experience and are a combination of real licensed tracks and fictional tracks. The immersive story line adds to the excitement by following the player's progression through the ranks of the racing world. The reality TV style captures the competitive intrigue of 12 drivers battling their way to the top: driving for a Grand Prix team. [Codemasters] Expand
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  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
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  1. The massive scope of the content, both cars and tracks, makes this an awesome opportunity for racers to sample a bit of all racing genres.
  2. The best game in the series and one of the best pure driving games you can play on the PC. [Aug 2004, p.60]
  3. 90
    It strikes a near-perfect balance between painstaking realism and flat-out fun.
  4. 82
    A true sequel, but more of an '04 update, ToCA Race Driver 2 takes what we liked about the previous game and adds new cars, new tracks, improved gameplay and better visuals.
  5. Much of the attraction is largely due to the variety of racing on offer, but it's the overall quality of that racing that is responsible for ensuring Race Driver 2 remains an intensely engaging ride. [May 2004, p.102]
  6. Depth, detail and cars galore, but lacking the spark to be truly essential.
  7. Toca 2 lacks the ambition and verve found elsewhere in the genre... Uneventful jaunts down the middle of the road just don't excite us anymore. [May 2004, p.102]

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