It is very simple to recommend this game to anybody that is a mid-level or below racing game fan. There is mucho gameplay content, great online playability and features, and amazing graphics encoded on the RalliSport Challenge disc, making it one of the more entertaining racing games for the Xbox.
It transcends the traditionally obscure rally genre and becomes a game that anyone can enjoy, even if their idea of a good driving sim is "GTA III." It's the difference between a good game, in other words, and a truly great one, and the folks at DICE have made a truly great game here.
It's a great challenge, and it gets tough near the end - but the lead-up to this difficulty level is perfectly executed, and the amazing graphics, weather effects, and car crashes keep you entertained during the frustrating parts. [July 2004, p.88]
If you're a sim nut, avoid Rallisport Challenge 2 like the plague. After this review, I seriously can't see myself ever wanting to play this title again...If you like mindless trigger mashing and insane powerslides (even if they're artificially forced), then it's probably a 4/5 for you.
SummaryAfter spending more than a year in the garage, RalliSport Challenge 2 emerges with more cars and tracks, new race modes, and online multiplay through Xbox Live. You can choose from more than 40 rally cars and race on different tracks from Australia, the frozen Nordic, and the Pacific Northwest. As you test your skills in five different r...