Test Drive Unlimited PlayStation 2

Metascore
75

Generally favorable reviews - based on 25 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 17 out of 25
  2. Negative: 0 out of 25
Buy On
  1. Even though it's lazy journalism of the worst kind, it's also a pretty accurate summation of Unlimited's appeal - a game where the journey is just as enjoyable as the destination.
  2. It has some pretty obscure problems, like incorrect specifications for cars and no control configuration, and only one fifth of the soundtrack is worth listening to. But the rest of it is a pretty enjoyable experience from start to finish, as long as you don’t expect an immense amount of depth.
  3. 79
    An incredible accomplishment on the PS2. While it has lost a few features compared to the 360 version, most of the concept and game has remained intact, and remains enjoyable to play.
  4. A few aspects of Test Drive Unlimited have been lost in translation from the Xbox 360 to the PlayStation 2, but even still, the game is an impressive piece of online-racing technology.
  5. AceGamez
    80
    A great game where the multiplayer mode is an integral part of the gameplay, rather than just a bonus add-on.
  6. Playstation Official Magazine UK
    80
    Unlimited? Not quite. Expansive But Ultimately Shallow would be better, but that probably wouldn't fit on the box. [Mar 2007]
  7. PSM3 Magazine UK
    85
    A consuming driving experience that's not the most exciting, but makes up for it with its mellow side. [Mar 2007, p.56]
  8. PSM Magazine
    80
    The PS2 version has a great Auto GPS system in the form of a HUD map that works with voice prompts and really comes in handy when trying to find races. [June 2007, p.80]
  9. The overall strength of Test Drive Unlimited on the PS2 isn't in its presentation — these sights and sounds are far better on other consoles — but the scope of what it set out to do in the first place, which was to really bring about the next evolution in the genre.
  10. 77
    As a game its certainty one for the good pile, and will provide hours of solid well made driving entertainment on and off line, however having created such an open and immersive world so impressively it fails to build on that potential by not offering the player any real sense of progression or involvement in it beyond simply moving from race to race and buying more cars.
  11. Solid racing and a good online premise save this game from being a ho-hum racer. It may not be jaw dropping and great, but it is good and that's all that some games need to be.
  12. Play UK
    76
    Yes it's an extremely solid racer, and yes it does a good job at emulating the original 360 game, but ultimately, there are far better racers available. [Issue # 149, p.86]
  13. Compared only to PS2 racers, Test Drive Unlimited is a really impressive title, worthy of a purchase. The content is deceivingly deep and the replay value for fans of the title is excellent.
  14. Compared only to PS2 racers, Test Drive Unlimited is fantastic. The content is amazingly deep. If there’s a sports car you’d love to drive, chances are it can be found in this game.
  15. If you're looking for a lengthy racing game for the PlayStation 2 then Test Drive Unlimited is well worth checking out, even if there's not a lot of variety in the actual events.
  16. Pelit (Finland)
    75
    The PS2 conversion of a next-gen title is stripped down, but the beautiful sandbox of Oahu remains. There is plenty to do, but it is mostly the same not-so-fun driving and a couple of mission types over and over again. [Apr 2007]
  17. Games Master UK
    75
    What impressed as a bold experiment on Xbox 360 seems almost redundant on PS2. [Mar 2007, p.81]

Awards & Rankings

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#84 Most Discussed PS2 Game of 2007
User Score
8.3

Generally favorable reviews- based on 36 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 0 out of 2
  1. RyanK.
    May 28, 2007
    8
    This game is a great driving game, and a pretty damn good racing game. It has an expansive environment with lots to do and see. Its not a This game is a great driving game, and a pretty damn good racing game. It has an expansive environment with lots to do and see. Its not a good hardcore racing game, because there isnt enough to do with your cars, but its the best overall driving game ive played. I gave it only an 8 because of the lacking features on the ps2 version. I would have loved the motorcycles and more cars like it has on xbox. Also, in multiplayer mode, its hard to find races because there arent that many people on. Full Review »
  2. RyanP.
    Apr 17, 2007
    8
    I live in in the 50th state, and I thought this game would be fun to play and watch since I live here in Hawaii. Though it's not I live in in the 50th state, and I thought this game would be fun to play and watch since I live here in Hawaii. Though it's not accurate in the environments, as an expansive racing game it's fun! I like being able to drive anywhere around the island, whether you wanna race or just cruise around the landscape! If you live in Hawaii, this will be more entertaining. Full Review »