Metascore
50

Mixed or average reviews - based on 31 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 31
  2. Negative: 13 out of 31
  1. When a game feels like two or three elements that could only be used to make a ten-scoring title better then that leaves Truck Me Harder short of any real gameplay substance.
  2. Let's hope that if there's a "Big Mutha Truckers 3" coming in the future, Eutechnyx dumbs down the writing and pumps up the gameplay options.
  3. Chances are many trailer park hillbillies will pick it up from the bargain bin at Wal-Mart and think it's a documentary.
  4. There's plenty of depth here, but at the end of the day, races become a repetitive flatbed of short, sweet dashes from A to B. And that's what stops BMT2 from being a really good game. [Official UK Xbox Magazine]
  5. The action is respectable when you're on the road with your 18-wheeler, dodging UFO invaders, smacking sinister bikers with your trailer and outrunning the cops, but the bare-bones production value is clear when you visit towns. You go to stores and bars to buy upgrades, meet people and find your next load to haul.
  6. For all its wit and swagger, Truckers is inescapably safety-conscious, rewarding the maintenance of a planned route and steady trajectory while more arresting notions - spontaneous risk, for example - fall from the back like poorly fastened cases of moonshine. [Sept 2005, p.99]
  7. 40
    An average-looking game with a number of above-average ideas that ultimately fail to elicit the sense of excitement you should have while playing.
  8. If you enjoyed the recent Dukes of Hazzard movie or just hang out on TNT waiting for the reruns you might be a redneck, but if you are playing Big Mutha Truckers 2 while you're waiting at least you're a redneck with good taste in games.
  9. After the novelty fades, Truckers 2 starts to feel more like a job than a game, as you realize life on the road is just one repetitive haul after another. [Oct 2005, p.128]
  10. If the game wasn't so blatantly repetitive and restrictive, the humor so blandly childish and the control so poor, this could've had the potential to be a somewhat creative game.
  11. A disappointment. It is quite simply more of the same. If you liked the original PS2 game, there's nothing really new here that requires a purchase.
  12. It's not funny, interesting, or particularly fun on any front, and it isn't going to be appealing to anybody without the lowest of lowbrow senses of humor.
  13. With unimpressive, if serviceable, graphics and a gameplay core that's overly repetitious at best, this is one big rig game you don't want to hitch a ride from.
  14. Much of what was decent about the flawed original isn't intact in a sequel that's not so gosh darn fun or funny.
  15. No bells, no whistles, just boring repetitive driving. So boring in fact that I actually nodded off twice while playing it one Sunday afternoon.
  16. If you like Redneck jokes and the idea of taking short trips in a big rig, you might get a kick out of this game.
  17. 55
    THQ's low-budget truck driving game mixes tried-and-true arcade truck driving with a colorful cast of characters, country-flavored humor, and a whole lot of gigantic boobery. It's very light-hearted fun for a very short period of time.
  18. Problem is, it ain't nuthin' we ain't seen before. When not running from the cops a la "Driver," you're making deliveries like in "Crazy Taxi"-both of which would be a lot more fun if your rig wasn't slow and sluggish like Eminem with his medicine.
  19. An interesting and unusual concept that surprisingly works, within the confines of itself. The major problem I have with the title is its size and general lack of ambition. Basically you go from one place to another and repeat which does become boring after extended play.
  20. What is tedious about BMT2 is the glut of relentless jokes at the expense of gays and hillbillies. They're awfully cheap. [Dec 2005, p.112]
  21. 50
    One for renting, and that's only if it really is one of the last options on the shelf. There's a lack of variety, imagination and difficulty here, and an otherwise solid game engine suffers because of these oversights. The less said about the humour, the better.
  22. It feels a bit blasphemous to compare this game to C64 classic "Elite," but there are so many similarities, that it feels justified. And, despite its repetitive nature, BMT 2 is quite fun to play. [August 2005, p.66]
  23. Foist this game on a hated enemy; it's surprising a bomb this big doesn't come ticking. [Oct 2005, p.70]
  24. The trucks give a good sense of weight, but stay away from being too touchy as the game is very much an arcade style driving game. The game's trading system is fairly interesting and adds to the gameplay value, but the overall lack of depth enables the game to become too repetitive too soon.
  25. The fact that the graphics are so impressive, and the road maps so brilliantly extensive, only adds to the disappointment of the overall experience.
  26. If you missed the first game altogether, we suggest you get behind the wheel of Big Mutha Truckers 2 right now as it's a trucking good laugh that cannot fail to raise a smile. A hit? Truck yeah! (Sorry.)
  27. 38
    Even though this is a budget title, I recommend that you save your $19.99 and put it towards a driving game that will keep you entertained via the actual racing mechanisms, rather than the same running joke.
  28. As gamers, we have a duty to go out in the world and protect normal people from buying this garbage.
  29. The visuals are the best part of the game, so it at least has that going for it.
  30. I had a few laughs with Big Mutha Truckers 2, but even I had a hard time finishing. It shows that a game can go wrong when you try to change the best parts and this one had me shaking my head many times throughout the whole story.
  31. It's the kind of driving game you'd find yourself pumping quarters into in a bar, and the only downside is that the kind of gamer that would get the most bang out of this title can't get into bars – or around that Mature ESRB rating, either.
User Score
3.4

Generally unfavorable reviews- based on 5 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 0 out of 2
  2. Mixed: 0 out of 2
  3. Negative: 2 out of 2
  1. Dr.Guy
    Sep 22, 2005
    3
    Much inferior to the original in terms of well, everything.
  2. BlueFalcon
    Aug 30, 2005
    4
    I like the premise, and the driving is done alright, but the design is weak. The missions are tiresome, the story is ultra uninspired, and i didn't like the interface at all. Full Review »