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  • Summary: Test Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievementsTest Drive Unlimited 2 expands on the traditional racing experience providing gamers with M.O.O.R.: Massively Open Online Racing; immersing drivers in a persistent online environment and revolutionizing multiplayer racing communities as players compete, team up, and share their achievements and creations online. Unlike any other driving game, TDU2 blends the open world experience with realistic vehicles and performance dynamics and for the first time, TDU2 features vehicle damage, weather effects, day and night cycles, and a brand new island to explore. Expand
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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 0 out of 43
  1. Feb 23, 2011
    86
    This new episode takes you to Ibiza instead of Hawaii and the gameplay is as usual extremely grotesk. The game is full with exotic cars, has a lot of roads to race on and of course fun! This time you can do more with the racing-clubs and there is also a pretty decent level-system. Did you like the first part? Or are you looking for a fine racing game, then Test Drive Unlimited 2 is the one to get.
  2. Feb 13, 2011
    80
    Not without its issues, Test Drive Unlimited 2 is definitely a step forward for the series, and in absolutely the right direction.
  3. Feb 15, 2011
    76
    The AI is silly, there's little challenge – and little urgency or tension – concerning the regular competition, and the technical elements don't have that extra "oomph." But the developers worked hard on that singular environment and atmosphere, the online mode and community offer a wealth of options and freedom, building up your rank and social status can be pretty darn fulfilling, and sometimes, it's just fun to drive around in your favorite car and watch the sunset.
  4. Feb 15, 2011
    70
    Please Eden, next time just focus on the driving.
  5. 70
    Test Drive Unlimited 2 is the narrow margin between travelling for pure enjoyment in the late afternoon and finding invitations to race in pursuit of those tunes as a favorite radio station.
  6. Play UK
    Mar 21, 2011
    62
    The most vapid, materialistic and all-around terrible representations of humanity we have ever seen. [Issue#203, p.90]
  7. Playstation: The Official Magazine (US)
    Feb 10, 2011
    50
    It's best a limited test drive. [March 2011, p.74]

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 23
  2. Negative: 7 out of 23
  1. Feb 13, 2011
    10
    The thing that prompted me to go straight out and buy this game were the bad reviews. While that may sound rather silly, I had a good reason,The thing that prompted me to go straight out and buy this game were the bad reviews. While that may sound rather silly, I had a good reason, which was the fact that it sounded like fun, in part because of the bad things about it. Pretty much every negative thing said about this game is true to some extent or another, and the result is absolute hilarity. That, to me, is what makes it so fun. When I'm barrelling down the road at 120 mph for no good reason at all, slip off on a corner, hit a pebble, and flip and fly through the air like an acrobatic crystal meth user, or when I drive a VW Golf to the top of a mountain and hurl it off the other side, or when a group of online players start up an impromptu demolition derby in the middle of a field, it's extremely funny. In the 6 hours I spent playing last night, I laughed out loud more than I ever have at a game. A lot of the people playing online seem to feel the same way, because people were just zooming around, driving off mountains, going offroad and just screwing around, which is exactly what I want the option to do in a multiplayer game; just have fun for no reason at all other than for some laughs. So basically, if you like driving games at all and want something that is just completely crazy and fun, this is for you. Don't get me wrong, I absolutely love GT5 and serious racing games of that nature, but sometimes I just want to be silly, and this game is the perfect option for that.

    One final note about the car handling: it's not BAD, it's just really STRANGE. I say that because once you get used to the bizarre handling, it's easy to control your car, you just need to remember that the world you exist in in this game is pretty damn weird to begin with, so why would your car handle even the least bit normally? I actually found myself taking advantage of the oddness of it after awhile.

    Oh, and the graphics: While pretty terrible at times, they're also absolutely gorgeous at others. Overall I'd call it a pretty good looking game, considering the scope of it.
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  2. Feb 8, 2014
    10
    for me one of the best games of 2011! many cars, many modes, much fun, pretty hard sometimes, but it feels so good to win and get the moneyfor me one of the best games of 2011! many cars, many modes, much fun, pretty hard sometimes, but it feels so good to win and get the money and your own cars! Expand
  3. Nov 8, 2016
    9
    Good driving for the slower ones, but spin outs for A3 and over. At least it has 2 islands this time, so you won't have to stay in Oahu inGood driving for the slower ones, but spin outs for A3 and over. At least it has 2 islands this time, so you won't have to stay in Oahu in Hawaii. You can find wreck cars, a new feature I haven't explored in any other PS3 games. Expand
  4. Feb 13, 2011
    7
    Well at the beginning I was like everyone, I hated it. The graphics aren't incredible, the handling is **** and the servers aren't working. AsWell at the beginning I was like everyone, I hated it. The graphics aren't incredible, the handling is **** and the servers aren't working. As I've progressed I'm now in Hawaii, I have 4 houses and I'm currently finishing the Ibiza Cup. I've sunk probably 15-20 hours into this game and it's getting a lot better. I'm pissed at the devs for not having servers up which eliminates a lot of the game but I just found out that I have a gaming guarantee on this game which means I can trade it in within a week for the trade in value of what I paid ($50). That makes me like the game more lol, I'm just going to put the $50 on need for speed shift 2. I'd like to keep the game but I think by the time my week is up (friday), I'll have beaten all the main story and the servers probably still won't be up. Anyways back to the review. There really is quite a bit that you can do and I haven't even touched decorating my house. The scenes are pretty cool in the cool even though the graphics aren't breathtaking. The trophies are pretty stupid for this game as they force you to do stupid things but there have been worse trophies. I'd buy the game because it's a good price and it's deep but hold off for a month until Atari gets their **** together and fixes the servers. I can't wait for the club portion of this game. This game will make you rage at time but overall it's a good game, it just had some bugs and was poorly constructed. The ideas are there but they just don't come together great right now but the problems are nothing that a patch can't fix. Pros:
    Game concept
    Cool cars
    Scenery
    Depth
    Exciting to win events (not just, oh I won an event, it's actually fun)
    Price

    Cons:
    Kinda cheesy voice acting but not terrible
    Online is non existent Atari seem to be ignoring the community
    Graphics
    Handling is **** in the beginning (bit of a learning curve)

    Final Verdict:
    Buy the game in a month when everything gets sorted out. Until then, enjoy Dead Space 2, LittleBigPlanet 2 (awesome game) and Killzone 3 when it comes out.
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  5. Feb 22, 2011
    7
    I'll start with what they have right. Its a big game with lots to do. It hasnt crashed or froze on me yet. Some of the music is ok, andI'll start with what they have right. Its a big game with lots to do. It hasnt crashed or froze on me yet. Some of the music is ok, and everyone has different tastes there. The commercials are absolutely horrible and too loud. Right away, I noticed how dated the cars and road look. Really makes me appreciate NFS series more. All the time to make this game, couldnt they make the cars look any nicer? The mountains look nice, thats about it. The features outside of driving look and feel too much like a sims game, and thats not my style. Most of the on road multiplayer challenges say "cannot connect to server", which was down whole first week completely. Game runs kinda laggy. It says I have 8 people around me max, yet I can check my map and find as many as 60. Maybe that explains the lag. Special areas have challenges made by other players. Thousands of extra races. I thought wow great. Each usually has an entry fee, sometimes several thousand dollars. I found the tracks made by people have checkpoints in the middle of nowhere, or fail to pay you anything even if you post the best time. Major glitch there. I had a race I paid $5k fee, won it top time with my name on it, was supposed to get $10k, and got $0. Of course, it took the entry fee from me. So I'm pretty much broke now, and having trouble finding races I can enter early in the game with my junk starter cars. Im having alot of trouble finding the upgrade shops. No chance competing online with level 0 upgrades against level 3 and 4. The game should have been delayed further to change the graphics engine, it looks like a ps2 game mostly. The online should have been up from day 1, and still needs repairs. it makes me regret prepaying, buying a new release at full price, and not waiting for a used copy when game patches have been released. Expand
  6. Nov 13, 2011
    5
    The best adjectives I can use for describing this game are: boring and anonymous: yes, there are two BIG islands and a lot of cars (and a lotThe best adjectives I can use for describing this game are: boring and anonymous: yes, there are two BIG islands and a lot of cars (and a lot to do), but I got tired of this game after 5 hours of playing; for many reasons, firstly I hate the gameplay of TDU 2: driving the car is very very annoying (have you in mind how it's enjoying to drive in "Driver San Francisco", well, in TDU 2 it's completely the opposite). The other deep problem of this game is how the same is technically realized (for which I'd give the game a 2 out 10), only licensed cars are good to look at. Nothing to complain about the music (even though it becomes repetitive after a few time) as well as longevity.This game has a lot to offer, but that is offered in a very bad way. Expand
  7. Feb 21, 2011
    0
    What a waste of money!

    I have both a ps3 and an xbox 360, i had TDU1 on the 360 but i orderd TDU2 on the PS3 and i sold it 2 weeks before
    What a waste of money!

    I have both a ps3 and an xbox 360, i had TDU1 on the 360 but i orderd TDU2 on the PS3 and i sold it 2 weeks before the release date thats how bad it is. I thought that TDU1 was really good so i was looking forward to this, if your thinking of getting this READ MY REVIEW!

    The graphics are baddddddddd worse then playing a few ps2 or even ps1 games NO JOKE

    the handling of the cars just WTF>? the story is a joke, a bum gets offered to drive a £250k supercar to see if he is any good at driving and from there its like a really REALLY bad GTA. I am sorry to even mention grand theft auto on this game review, but i think this is the same company who are making the new driver so i might stay far away from it.

    a 4-5 year wait for a game that is 4-5 years BEHIND the first game. nearley as bad as the 5 year wait for alan wake's 6 hour story.
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