• Publisher: SCEA
  • Release Date: Nov 9, 2002
Metascore
82

Generally favorable reviews - based on 26 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 21 out of 26
  2. Negative: 0 out of 26
Buy On
  1. 100
    A rock ‘n’ rollin’, wrist-snapping slug of adrenaline on four-wheels that challenges you at every turn.
  2. You get tight gameplay, flawless control, addictive mini games, and fun, competitive racing. Too bad about the online aspect though.
  3. The competition is as intense as you want it to be (which on the higher difficulties can be damn near impossible). It has good music, good graphics, and lots of diversions if the main focus drags.
  4. The most bizarre of the games is ATV Hockey, but surprisingly it is a lot of fun to play.
  5. 90
    [Online play] makes a superior multiplayer game even better.
  6. netjak
    90
    It is easy to pick up and play, the controls are tight, and there is plenty to do and the online mode works well for those of you looking to do a little online racing. You couldn't ask for much more out of any one game.
  7. Game Informer
    90
    The gameplay truly is a work of art, and now that it has depth on its side, ATV is nothing short of a force to be reckoned with. [Jan 2003, p.92]
  8. There are only three words to describe most of the game’s controls, which are simple, precise and responsive. The games controls are just perfect and are some of the best I have played with in any racing title out on any console.
  9. Takes everything positive about the last game and improves in just about every area except for the sound... The online play is phenomenal.
  10. If online play is the pure reason you are buying this game, you may be seriously disappointed. The online racing can be very fun, but without any incentives there eventually gets to be no point to it.
  11. It is one of the best “extreme” racing titles on the system, and online play gives the game tremendous replay value.
  12. If you didn’t like the first ATV Offroad Fury, this game probably won’t make a believer out of you, as it’s virtually the same as the first one.
  13. A solid offroad experience. With an improved graphical presentation, solid controls and good soundtrack, ATV Offroad Fury 2 is a worthy successor to the ATV crown.
  14. The physics engine wraps the package up nicely, so much so, that watching five bikes leap like frogs across the countryside becomes very mesmerizing.
  15. 80
    Though we're a long way from skateboard half-pipes here, the developers have provided atmosphere and attitude to rival one of the great modern console series.
  16. 80
    The inclusion of online racing and the frenetic pace of the races will leave players with a dirt-eating grin.
  17. Official U.S. Playstation Magazine
    80
    These new features add plenty of replay value. [Jan 2003, p.120]
  18. PSM Magazine
    80
    A game with more tracks, modes, and polish than the first, but still very similar under the hood. [Jan 2003, p.32]
  19. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    77
    There are a ton of extras to open up and a load of different modes to play, adding a lot of replay value that the original lacked. [Feb 2003, p.135]
  20. It never really crosses the threshold to thrilling gameplay and an absent replay doesn't help, but it does kick up a lot of dirt and will leave racing fans satisfied.
  21. More of the same, though with marginally better packaging and the addition of online play.
  22. Cheat Code Central
    70
    It's simply more levels and an online mode, neither of which are earth-shattering.
  23. The charm of being original is worn off leaving us with more of the same. ATV Offroad 2 is enjoyable but not really much of a change.
  24. 67
    Doesn't change much of the [original's] formula, or the graphics, or anything really, but it does offer online play, some different courses, and some fun multiplayer party games.
  25. Play Magazine
    60
    Sadly for fans (and myself), it's pretty much the same game that was released last year. [Jan 2003, p.85]

Awards & Rankings

37
71
#71 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2002
92
#92 Most Shared PS2 Game of 2002
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 28 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 28
  2. Negative: 2 out of 28
  1. Nov 12, 2015
    10
    Increíblemente bueno, música épica de muy buen gusto, soundtrack de los mejores de la historia de los videojuegos, al nivel de cualquier nfsIncreíblemente bueno, música épica de muy buen gusto, soundtrack de los mejores de la historia de los videojuegos, al nivel de cualquier nfs clásico o de un fifa , pistas geniales, diversidad de escenarios y climas, modos de juego muy buenos y extras excelentes, las cuatrimotos buenísimas, ojala salga un atv 5 como este Full Review »
  2. JesseW.
    Jan 6, 2003
    10
    It's WAY HARDER THAN THE 1ST ONE, COOL AS HELL!!!!
  3. Nov 28, 2016
    10
    Juegazo, uno de los mejores arcade, grandes motos, grandes circuitos, muy divertido de manjar, variado, ya hable de lo grandiosas que son losJuegazo, uno de los mejores arcade, grandes motos, grandes circuitos, muy divertido de manjar, variado, ya hable de lo grandiosas que son los circuitos? y un soundtrack de la ostia, en fin, JUEGAZO. Full Review »