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  • Summary: TrackMania 2 Stadium is the comeback of the Stadium environment enjoyed by millions of players with TrackMania Nations Forever, this time as part of the ManiaPlanet environment allowing for improved services around the game, better graphics and powerful track editor.

    TrackMania 2 Stadium
    is a whacky, crazy and fast paced take on the racer genre. Easy to get in thanks to a very pure gameplay, Stadium's depth made it an eSports favorite for years, and brings the creative gamers to the mix thanks to its extensive level editor. Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 0 out of 5
  1. 80
    With Stadium, TrackMania 2 still holds true to the core tenets of the series, catering first and foremost to those, who'd do everything to shave that elusive hundredth off their time to beat the competition.At only 10 Euros, it's also a great place to start, if this games sounds like your kind of deal and you haven't gotten around to trying the series out.
  2. Jul 3, 2013
    With 65 tracks, a powerful editor, a promising online multiplayer and an affordable price, TrackMania 2: Stadium puts on the table several good reasons to buy.
  3. Jul 1, 2013
    Taken as a whole, Stadium presents the best Trackmania 2 experience. It offers every feature found in last year’s Canyon and for half the price. More importantly, Stadium has adopted the bulk of the community, so new players would be advised to choose this better, cheaper option.
  4. Aug 2, 2013
    You can still fall in love with Trackmania 2, but these are not Pokemons and you don’t need to catch ‘em all. If there are still some tracks for you to master in Canyon, you don’t have to buy Stadium. [CD-Action 09/2013, p.64]
  5. Jul 15, 2013
    Nothing really new under the sun of TrackMania 2, just an artificial Stadium of arcade precision and a natural Valley of dirty driving. After Canyon, two extra physical environments and different driving styles to race offline and online.
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 10
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 10
  3. Negative: 3 out of 10
  1. Jul 26, 2013
    It's like those side scrolling motorcycle games, but in 3D and with cars. Forget the single player campaign, it's about multiplayer and its thousands of user built tracks and servers with 50 people on it playing crazy maps.

    The game's low user score indicates that it is a divisive niche game: either you like full contact racing or single player (in which case avoid this like the plague) or you want a track editor or a lively multiplayer community (what are you waiting for?).

    There is one issue: it is essentially a HD remake of the old Trackmania Nations, which was (and still is) free. However, $10 is NOT too much for this game. Many people have played Nations for years it really is that deep if you're into what it offers.

    The other issue is that developers Nadeo have lost their marbles and are trying to push their horrible Maniaplanet platform which forces you to download patches for games you don't own and makes it all too obvious that every -mania title is the exact same game with a different car (or robots with guns in the case of Shootmania) and different tileset..

    For good or bad, Nadeo are a unique studio, but objectively speaking this is an amazing game. Didn't we all wish we could climb into our slot cars as a child and drive them around wacky tracks with loops and compete against tens of other drivers? Here's a version for grown ups. Enjoy!
  2. Jan 3, 2014
    I bought this game last day at steam. Was something like U$ 2,00.
    When I just opened it to try, I had so good surprise.

    That is an amazing
    game. Physhics, gameplay, sounds, graphics... JUST PERFECT! Expand
  3. Jul 19, 2014
    i totally love this game. Spent hours and hours with this game.
    Forget the solo campaign and continue to the multiplayer - thats where the
    true fun of this game begins! Expand
  4. Vas
    Jun 29, 2014
    I'd rate this game higher, if I was allowed to play it at home. It seems that a lot of Ubisoft's games have been blocked by random internet companies. I'm not sure why, and they don't seem to care enough to contact the ISPs that have them blocked.

    In any case, it's a pretty fun game, you have a lot of tracks to try and beat. I don't particularly like how extremely difficult this game gets to give you gold medals. The previous one was easier, yet hard enough it was still fun. This one makes gold medals almost impossible to get. You can also make your own tracks and share with the community real easily, lots of tracks to download as well with fun entertaining things and even stunts you can do. If your ISP doesn't block this game's servers, you'll likely enjoy it a lot.
  5. Jul 23, 2013
    I played the old TrackManias and I love them. In TrackMania² Stadium you got only Stadium maps and not like in the old ones all scenarios. That's pretty bad, because you have to buy TrackMania² Valley,.. too, to play all scenarios. The game is like the other TrackManias, only with new maps and better graphics. It's no revolution of racing games, but damn, it's a lot of fun! Expand
  6. Jul 4, 2014
    Trackmania have always been my favorite racing game. And Stadium I have played since Nations Forever. In Trackmania you build your own race tracks and play them yourself, with your friends or online. No story just like sandbox. That's it. Because that it's 7/10.Still a great game. Expand
  7. Jul 9, 2013
    A giant step backwards from the original Trackmania game. Although TM2 features better graphics, the gameplay has gotten worse. Where in the first game, you could see your ratings go up beginning with the comletion of the very first race, this game requires you to gain gold medals to qualify for rated single-player time attack racers, which can only be repeated every five minutes (even for tracks that take only 10 seconds). Multi-player races are as meaningless as ever, with zero collision detection and staggered starts. And the new engine won't show your horns or custom paint to other players unless they've tweaked their firewalls it's awkward and antiquated. This is a very poor quality racer. Expand

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