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  • Summary: OutRun2 offers arcade racing in a variety of gameplay modes: arcade, mission, live, drifting, and heart attack. In arcade mode, you can race against the clock from Palm Beach to one of five destinations. You can also unlock hidden items in mission mode, drift around corners in drift mode, and charm your passenger with your driving techniques in heart attack mode. OutRun2 also features support for Xbox Live, allowing you to race against up to eight people. Expand
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  1. Positive: 38 out of 51
  2. Negative: 1 out of 51
  1. The game is a throw-back to old arcade racers, and it doesn't miss a beat. This game will last you as long as you want it to last.
  2. The fact that it's more of an arcade racer and not nearly as aggressive as "Burnout 3" makes it a game for players who want a more chilled, yet still very entertaining drive. As far as sheer quality of production is concerned, it comes very close to beating its rival, being incredibly polished on all fronts.
  3. Straight console junkies may find it a bit vapid, but the rest of the world’s gamers- those of us who have gamed in arcades before, will most likely find OutRun 2 invigorating.
  4. OutRun2 is not a game that you will spend hours playing at one sitting, but you will experience lots of very happy five-minute bursts.
  5. 80
    This sturdy racing game features solid racing mechanics and a decent sense of speed, but it's a little unapologetically corny at times.
  6. Similarly appealing are the game's various challenges, like trying to impress your date by drifting; you know you're doing well because all these hearts are flying out of your car. [Nov 2004, p.75]
  7. But the problem is it’s a port of a very dated arcade game. The graphics are cartoony, the sound effects are more for nostalgia than any other sort of enjoyment and the game mechanics are infantile. There are a total of two buttons you use for the game.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 10
  2. Negative: 1 out of 10