• 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
  1. 100
    A rock ‘n’ rollin’, wrist-snapping slug of adrenaline on four-wheels that challenges you at every turn.
  2. 90
    [Online play] makes a superior multiplayer game even better.
  3. 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]
  4. You get tight gameplay, flawless control, addictive mini games, and fun, competitive racing. Too bad about the online aspect though.
  5. The most bizarre of the games is ATV Hockey, but surprisingly it is a lot of fun to play.
  6. 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. 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.
  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. A game with more tracks, modes, and polish than the first, but still very similar under the hood. [Jan 2003, p.32]
  16. 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.
  17. 80
    The inclusion of online racing and the frenetic pace of the races will leave players with a dirt-eating grin.
  18. These new features add plenty of replay value. [Jan 2003, p.120]
  19. 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. 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.
  23. It's simply more levels and an online mode, neither of which are earth-shattering.
  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. Sadly for fans (and myself), it's pretty much the same game that was released last year. [Jan 2003, p.85]
User Score
8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 20 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 7 out of 7
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 7
  3. Negative: 0 out of 7
  1. JesseW.
    Jan 6, 2003
    10
    It's WAY HARDER THAN THE 1ST ONE, COOL AS HELL!!!!
  2. Gamer
    Jan 14, 2004
    9
    This game rocks! You gotta try a One-handed-indian-air, it roks!
  3. NickG.
    Mar 20, 2003
    9
    This game is a blast to play and once you get the controls down you will have even more fun playing. This is a great game for any kind of racing fans and people who like doing or watching stunts. The graphics and music are perfect, a definite buy for almost everybody. Full Review »