Mixed or average reviews - based on 15 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 4 out of 15
  2. Negative: 6 out of 15
Buy On
  1. Hardcore gamers will love the high difficulty of the opponents, while casual gamers will be amazed at how many vehicles there are.
  2. The only way to make the game any more fun is to through in the options that would make any four-wheeler drool, and the game has plenty of that.
  3. This is a game for the die-hard off-roader. There is more to planning and buying vehicles and parts than there is to racing at times.
  4. Game Informer
    Although the vehicle models are still the best in the biz, I was expecting more from an Xbox game. [Nov 2001, p.121]
  5. It's an average game that could have had endless possibilities, but ends up trundling along at second place over the finish line!
  6. 71
    A fun foray into the world of 4x4 racing...But the AI does have problems and seeing that the majority of the game is centered on competing with computer opponents, I would consider how long I would play the game before dropping it for something else.
  7. I could hardly play this game for 5 minutes without getting bored; there is just no "fun factor."
  8. It's a standard hold-down-the-gas-and-steer racer, with nary a drop of strategy or driving savvy. It's boredom in a can... er, CD.
  9. Official Xbox Magazine
    An evolution?/ Not with the low-res textures/ From Playstation 2. [Review Haiku - Feb 2002, p.80]
  10. It's disappointing to see a franchise that had so much promise fall flat, but 4x4 EVO 2's poor track design, uninspired graphics, and shallow racing keep it from reaching the status of its predecessors.
  11. Electronic Gaming Monthly
    Evolution 2 has all the right ingredients to be fun – it just doesn’t put them together well. [Dec 2001, p.250]
  12. It feels like it was rushed. The game suffers in the graphics and presentation departments and the sound doesn't help its case either.
  13. Xbox Nation Magazine
    We’ve simply seen this game too many times on too many systems to really be psyched anymore. [Jan 2002, p.96]
  14. Next Generation Magazine
    Mostly, 4x4 Evo 2 is just bland. [Dec 2001, p.96]
  15. The graphics are old, NPC riders aren't very fun to race against, the maps are dumb and the camera's a joke.

Awards & Rankings

#19 Most Discussed Xbox Game of 2001
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 5
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 5
  3. Negative: 2 out of 5
  1. JUANG.
    Nov 4, 2005
    Is the best 4x4 game that y play because it has many trucks and suv's.
  2. BillyBob
    Jun 9, 2002
    Horrible controling. It's like playing on ice.
  3. RobertR.
    Jan 31, 2002
    Boring, just wait until wreckless.