Metascore
81

Generally favorable reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 15
  2. Negative: 0 out of 15
Buy On
  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. Computer Games Magazine
    90
    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. Make no mistake: this is the big one, in every sense. No less than 15 different disciplines are melded together via an extensive career path, each brimming with Codemasters' trademark high production values and attention to detail.
  5. Brilliant voice acting, top notch graphics and solid driving physics make this a must-own, despite several flaws.
  6. 85
    The game basically forces you to drive better without being unfair and your rivals put up quite a fight, but you won't feel frustrated. And that's quite an achievement considering there are up to 21 cars on a track at once.
  7. Describing it as the "Ultimate Racing Simulator" is perhaps a little too enthusiastic, but it's a damn good game anyway, and more than worth the bargain-bucket price tag.
  8. 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.
  9. Edge Magazine
    80
    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]
  10. 80
    The multiple ways to approach TOCA 2 are undeniably fun. And it’s really very impressive that Codemasters was able to pack so many different kinds of racing into one game.
  11. A great racing title that offers some serious improvements to the existing Toca series.
  12. Depth, detail and cars galore, but lacking the spark to be truly essential.
  13. A deep and enjoyable racing title with more racing variety than you're likely to find anywhere else on the market today--and at a meager price tag to boot.
  14. PC Gamer
    75
    Simulation purists will have issues with the game's "faked" vehicle physics, overly forgiving damage model, and rigidly structured Career mode, but ToCA Race Driver 2 offers more than enough high-speed thrills to rope in even the most demanding PC racing fans. [July 2004, p.71]
User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 31 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 9 out of 9
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 9
  3. Negative: 0 out of 9
  1. ChrisS.
    Aug 2, 2004
    9
    Top quality product. great graphics and well implemented opponent ai. good frame rates at 1024x768 with all settings maxed on my p4 2 ghz withTop quality product. great graphics and well implemented opponent ai. good frame rates at 1024x768 with all settings maxed on my p4 2 ghz with ti4600. patch available which adds mirrors and amazingly doesnt seem to have any noticable effect on framerates. my one quibble, when car is destroyed there is no replay option to view the carnage. Full Review »
  2. SeanM.
    Jul 7, 2004
    10
    The game its self 8.5 out of 10 but the online game gives it 10 for me tops.
  3. Lokeszharm
    Jun 2, 2004
    10
    Could not live without the full game after playing the demo. Had to buy a dvd player for my 3 year old PC. No big deal because they Could not live without the full game after playing the demo. Had to buy a dvd player for my 3 year old PC. No big deal because they don't cost much and installing 5 cd's for new games is no fun. Full Review »