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8.9

Generally favorable reviews- based on 67 Ratings

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  • Summary: Project Gotham Racing 2 is a true test of racing skill, style, and daring that rewards you not only for how fast you drive, but also for how you drive fast. Earn Kudos and gain recognition for cornering on two wheels around the Sears Tower in Chicago; power-sliding through the ancient streets of Florence, Italy; or maneuvering along the racing line through the slick streets of Edinburgh, Scotland--all while racing some of the most exotic high-performance vehicles available. You can even challenge other gamers online, using Xbox Live, or take on your friends in a multiplayer race via System Link. Expand
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  1. Positive: 49 out of 50
  2. Negative: 0 out of 50
  1. A brilliant game for Xbox and Xbox Live!, quite possible the finest racing title ever created.
  2. The best racing game ever, period. The gameplay with the kudos system along with the ability to race eight at a time on Live AND receive rank updates via the scoreboard makes it unique and somewhat revolutionary as of right now.
  3. As great as the first Project Gotham Racing (PGR) was, the second installment has improved on virtually every feature of the first, while adding a few new ones to boot.
  4. PGR2 will take you a long time to complete, even if you simply collect Steel Medals, and even longer if you want to collect nothing but Platinum Medals. There are more then 100 tracks and cars to unlock and many time records to set.
  5. PGR2 fixes almost all of the problems that plagued original, and even manages to improve upon everything else.
  6. You know what, man? I really like this game. Maybe it's cause I been drinking, but now that I think about it, this is a damn fine racing game. It might even be the best racing game I ever played.
  7. There's no denying that Project Gotham Racing 2 is one of the most aesthetically accomplished titles ever produced. Yet this doesn't stop PGR2 from feeling a little heartless. In terms of excitement PGR2 is found wanting. [Christmas 2003, p.113]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 33 out of 37
  2. Negative: 1 out of 37
  1. AndrewA.
    Nov 21, 2003
    10
    Everything is awesome! i really like the 300 car thing.
  2. GlennL.
    Nov 20, 2003
    10
    BEST RACING GAME EVER!
  3. HankL.
    Dec 2, 2003
    10
    This game works very well with a Cobra Wheel & pedals for Xbox. It handles well and feels real. The Graphics make Need for Speed 2 and other race games look like a big joke! Buy this game if you love to play auto racing games!!! Expand
  4. AndresM.
    Mar 13, 2004
    10
    Best racing game ever, ever, ever.
  5. Patrick
    Oct 13, 2005
    10
    Two years on and this is still the most enjoyable racing game I have ever played. And the one I keep coming back to. Real lasting power.
  6. MatthieuR.
    Feb 18, 2004
    9
    Great game, but with some nagging flaws: 1)The AI in this game is infuriating. While you will spin out of control when bumped and almost always end up perpendicular to a guardrail, even serious crashes will see the opposing CPU drivers recover quickly and effortlessly. 2)The linear nature of the single player game can get tedious. The fact that you have to "pay your dues" in each class before moving up makes some classes really tedious (ie: American Muscle cars). Expand
  7. AnttiS.
    Jan 28, 2005
    1
    S-l-o-w Feels like I'm going 35 km/h, when the tachometer says 250.

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