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  • Summary: The newest iteration in the franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in an open world. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, andThe newest iteration in the franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in an open world. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, and sky. From coast to coast, street and pro racers, off-road explorers, and freestylers gather and compete in all kinds of disciplines. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world. The Crew 2 gives you the chance to showcase your skills and rise as a multi-skilled motorsports champion. [Ubisoft] Expand

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 21
  2. Negative: 1 out of 21
  1. Jul 12, 2018
    90
    An epic racing experience that offers much more content than the original game.
  2. Jun 30, 2018
    85
    Despite Ivory Tower sticking their fingers in a lot of pies, every racing discipline is a joy to play.
  3. Jul 5, 2018
    75
    The Crew 2 is a whisker away from being a great game. You can spend an entire afternoon just enjoying the cars and driving without a specific purpose, while taking in some of the marvelous views, and it feels really good. However, the major downsides - ubiquitous copy-pasting and a rather scant number of genuine innovations - don't allow me to recommend this game to absolutely everyone; not just yet.
  4. Jul 13, 2018
    70
    The Crew 2, the open-world racing game offers too many options and often fails to finish its innovative ideas. Still, it is a fantastic game where players with a little patience can have fun for a long time.
  5. The Crew 2 is one of the most ambitious racing game we have ever seen. With gorgeous views and different kind of vehicles, it strikes you really fast. But problems with car physics and lack of PvP, it feels like an unfinished product.
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    65
    Despite all the cool features that are touted, it the end is just a soulless racing game that doesn’t excel at anything but also doesn’t really fail in any significant way.
  7. Jul 6, 2018
    20
    What a delight to re-appreciate The Crew all over again! The first one. Not this underdeveloped and terribly misguided sequel.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 13 out of 65
  2. Negative: 41 out of 65
  1. Jul 5, 2018
    10
    There just something in this game that make you shift between adrenaline to peaceful, from crazy race on rooftops to riding your motorcycle,There just something in this game that make you shift between adrenaline to peaceful, from crazy race on rooftops to riding your motorcycle, watching sunset with classic music in background... For me 8/10 but give 10 cause the amount of ppl giving the low score is to damn high! Expand
  2. Aug 6, 2020
    9
    This review contains spoilers, click expand to view. This game as for me is made normally.It has a very diverse gameplay.Beautiful graphics.a large and interesting open world.Of the disadvantages, only the price for the PC version,but if you look at how much Need For Speed costs,the price for the game becomes justified Expand
  3. Aug 24, 2020
    7
    A little bit disappointing from the first Crew. Just doesn't have the same feel and some of the UI changes they made feel awkward. The updatesA little bit disappointing from the first Crew. Just doesn't have the same feel and some of the UI changes they made feel awkward. The updates lately have made it a lot better, but I still liked the original better. Still fun, but needs some more clean up before I'd give it a better score. Expand
  4. Dec 23, 2018
    4
    I feel they've taken two steps forward four steps back with this one.
    I adore The Crew, but The Crew 2 just doesn't feel special.
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    I feel they've taken two steps forward four steps back with this one.
    I adore The Crew, but The Crew 2 just doesn't feel special.

    Always online is still present on a game that is essentially a single player game more than anything else, so loading times are dependant on whether or not you can connect to the servers...which isn't very reliable.

    But the core problems are much deeper than that.
    It feels liks there's absolutely nothing to do early game. Sure, things unlock as you progress, but there's NOTHING motivating you to drive the open (and immense) world in freedrive.
    The Crew 1 was a great drive from coast to coast with a ton of challenges etc along the way. The Crew 2 barely makes it worth your time to drive anywhere and the entire large map is wasted because of this reason.

    Let's not forget that The Crew 2 also FORCES you to fast travel to simply pick up rewards....once again, not letting you use the big open world. It feels like the entire large map is a showpiece more than anything else and there's just no fun in small things like driving from Chicargo to Salt Lake to quickly go do a race, or going from Miami to LA to go buy a special car.
    There's also no "do you want to fast travel" popup, so if you select something in your catalogue menu it will immediately pull you out of free drive and drop you elsewhere... making playing this with a friend even worse because you have constantly jump around.

    Other problems are the design decisions. The interface, general events, menus, customisation and ease of use have all worsened.
    In the map view left trigger moves up, right trigger moves you down....but in photo view right trigger moves you up, left trigger moves you down. It's like they had complately different teams working on different parts of the game.

    At the start of a race there's this stupid countdown screen that I suppose is meant to be "cinematic", but it's just pure 100% irritation because only about three seconds after the race has already begun can you see your rev counter...quite a damn irritation if you're playing manual transmission. Since you'll be overrevving, not being able to hear your car over the announcer and not being able to see your rev counter as you watch the AI skid out from under you as you try to find your shifts.

    The menus are abysmal. There's not even an exit button anywhere to be found and I had to visit forums just to be able to figure out how to exit the damn game.
    Customisation for the most part seems similar but it's bland and ininspired compared to the deeply interesting way it was done in The Crew 1. In general it feels like everything from The Crew 1 was taken and dumbed down to the point that it makes the game not feel like a AAA titile.

    Next is the absolutely laughable "story". All it is, is you're a driver who is collecting followers....yea, pathetically shallow and idiotically childish. If I'd known this game was intended for ten year olds I would've picked up something else instead. What a joke.

    Although I bought this on sale it still feels a bit like I was ripped off. It's not that it's a bad game...because it isn't. There is fun to be had...more so if you never played The Crew 1. But it just could have been SO much better if they didn't have 12 year olds running the ideas for this game.
    It's just FULL of stupid decisions that contradict things that worked so well in The Crew 1.
    But thanks Ubi. I always supported you guys, you've taught me a lesson.
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  5. Jun 26, 2018
    1
    So played first crew, spent 100+ hours in that game. It was amazing and fun and exciting, graphics were alright, cars felt like cars. Now thisSo played first crew, spent 100+ hours in that game. It was amazing and fun and exciting, graphics were alright, cars felt like cars. Now this comes out and lets compare to the first part:
    - Graphics: same if not worse.
    - Sound: worse and not barely linked to whats happening to the vehicle in game (Im talking gear switches etc)
    - Physics: cars/planes/boats they all feel the same - like soap on watery surface. Completely cardboard.
    - Map : smaller than the original, replaying same races over and over again? Really?!

    All in all it doesn't feel like a work on mistakes from the first game ( cuz lets face it: not perfect) instead we got some horrible feeling arcade race/flight/boat thing. I tell you this, try it and then try NFS Most Wanted for example, or even better underground 2. We can all agree neither of theese games are sims, both arcade, but I can bet you will have same or even better experience with old NFS than this. And lets not compare it to any other arcade racing game that is NOT released yet.
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  6. Feb 27, 2020
    1
    I love car game but this one is just a trash. Srly it's ugly as **** dirt 1 look better. We don't speak about the flying lamp srly the gameI love car game but this one is just a trash. Srly it's ugly as **** dirt 1 look better. We don't speak about the flying lamp srly the game has 2 years and ut's not patch ..... Ans the map is just a ****ing joke so boring ! only motorway and one cool mountain road.... first the crew is srly better for the price ^^ Expand
  7. Nov 29, 2019
    0
    They literally changed the lighting in the crew 1 and removed everything good from it and released the game as the crew 2

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