Mixed or average reviews - based on 23 Critic Reviews

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 3 out of 23
  2. Negative: 5 out of 23
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  1. Dec 10, 2018
    There are certainly some shadows that must be taken into account, like the lack of an online multiplayer mode, a subpar art or the limitations in a world that had the potential to be pretty much open. Still, we cannot deny that it remains as one of the most addictive driving games due to its structure and an overall improvement on the vehicles.The lack of a traditional online multiplayer mode.
  2. Dec 5, 2018
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 evolves over the previous game firstly by making this game more consoley and less mobiley, but also by including more variety in almost every aspect of the proposal. Sadly, its driving model is far from perfect, and the game becomes tiring before its ending but it's the best serious racing game on Switch.
  3. Dec 20, 2018
    With 51 vehicles and some more diversified environments, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is an arcade game with some great content, playable alone or in multiplayer. It’s a great way to drive freely due to interconnected tracks, even if the hardware sometimes feels a bit light for the game engine.
  4. Jan 31, 2019
    Considering the current lack of realistic looking racing games on Switch, Gear Club Unlimited 2 does manage to stand out. Whilst the load times are problematic, the core driving gameplay is surprisingly enjoyable and for that reason alone is worth considering.
  5. Jan 2, 2019
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a racing and simulation game with strong arcade inspiration. Despite its graphic limitations and low optimization, the title allows us to manage our club, workshop and cars like no other game on Nintendo Switch.
  6. Dec 13, 2018
    There will be an update for online multiplayer later, but there's nothing as of right now. The game could be fun, but the developers of Gear.Club Unlimited 2 really need to rethink this mobile-style progression system and make the game load faster and run smoother. With those improvements, it could be a great racer that everyone should play on the Switch.
  7. Jan 22, 2019
    While Gear.Club Unlimited 2 seems to have a bit more to offer compared to its first Nintendo Switch release, unfortunately it is still lacking in the excitement department that other racing games have. There were not a lot of cars to choose from, the races felt slightly repetitive, and the long loading times were brutal. On the other hand, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is decent on its own and can be exciting for new racers. However, if you want something more stimulating and comparable to previous racing game experiences, you may want to wait until a more cohesive and complete game is released.
  8. 60
    Overall, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a half-decent attempt at a big-budget style racing sim, but falls short in too many areas to be considered a serious contender. Whilst it offers moments of enjoyment in between those pesky loading screens, the game’s greatest strength is the lack of competition it faces from other racing sims on the platform. So, if Nintendo Switch is your only console and you happen to be a massive petrol head, then Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is worth considering. Everyone else should probably steer clear.
  9. Dec 22, 2018
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a rare sighting in the Nintendo Switch catalogue when it comes to its genre. That being said, it keeps too many elements from its mobile device origins which don't belong to a console. While its multiplayer and career modes are something to praise, the game also features too long loading times and a sound environment which feels too neglected. Overall, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is too expensive for what's on offer.
  10. Dec 19, 2018
    Gear.Club 2 is a positive evolution of the first one, but a minor evolution. Not enough in any case so we can decide to move to this new version without any remorse. In addition, the technical problems encountered with the original game (driving 100% arcade, loading times) remains. Gear.Club 2 is therefore a game to advise because it is the only one in the category of "serious" racing games of the Nintendo Switch.
  11. Dec 12, 2018
    Eden Games has a lot to work with for this racing series. It could be a great game, but right now it feels a little too mundane, a little too tied to its own past, and marred by technical issues that really slow down the pacing of what should be a fast pick-up-and-go sort of game. It winds up feeling like a downgrade from the last game, rather than an upgrade.
  12. Dec 11, 2018
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a quick sequel that only marginally improves on its underwhelming predecessor. Any forward strides are largely undone by unresolved issues from last year and some new performance problems.
  13. Jan 24, 2019
    It could be worse, I guess. Gear.Club Unlimited 2 could’ve suffered from the same fate as Asphalt Injection and been grind-heavy and ugly. Instead, you’ve got a game that’s just grind-heavy and boring. It works, which is nice, but with these load times, working feels like the least the game should do. The best games have some kind of exciting spark to them, and that’s one thing Gear.Club Unlimited 2 completely lacks.
  14. Dec 7, 2018
    The lack of racing games on the Switch makes Unlimited 2 appealing, and although it isn’t a bad game, technically and gameplay-wise it comes with too many shortcomings.
  15. Jan 3, 2019
    Gear Club Unlimited 2 is a game that tries to be a simulator and an arcade racer in one. It offers a lot of cars and tracks, but has a very slow start and a faulty set of controls. Next to that the games loading times are far too long. It just frustrates.
  16. Jan 2, 2019
    While Gear Club Unlimited 2’s offerings are considerably thin in comparison to its competitors, it’s approachable gameplay, customizable controls, and emphasis on group play make it a considerable choice for the Nintendo Switch.
  17. 50
    Overall, Gear.Club Unlimited is pretty much a missed opportunity. Eden Games took a second chance, but this may as well be a content update to the first game since virtually no real improvements have been made. This is, absurdly, a $60 title, vastly outclassed by similarly-priced games like Forza Horizon 4. Take a detour and wait for other racers like V-Rally 4 and GRID; this is just a tire blowout.
  18. Dec 11, 2018
    It’s strange to see that a follow-up that is in theory better wind up being less fun than the first, but that’s the case with Gear Club Unlimited 2. The game needed a bit more time in the oven and it’s evident in the final product.
  19. Dec 18, 2018
    Gear.Club Unlimited 2 was supposed to be an improvement over the first iteration of the game, and clearly it isn't as all the flaws are still there, but with new ones added like a massive input lag.
  20. Dec 17, 2018
    It’s a shame that more time wasn’t spent on Gear.Club Unlimited 2 as there are a glimmer or two of hope amongst the horror. However, appalling loading times, terrible handling, and moronic computer AI all contribute to a racing game that rolls its way off the assembly line and straight into the scrapyard.
  21. Dec 17, 2018
    Those patiently waiting on a decent realistic racer on Switch, unfortunately, won’t find that in Gear.Club Unlimited 2. Its decent selection of cars, solid customization and lengthy campaign are crippled thanks to the game’s sluggish and uninspired racing, sketchy performance and horrendous load times that pop up far too frequently. The Switch may be sorely lagging in the racing department but it certainly deserves much better than this.
  22. Dec 10, 2018
    Rather than building on the solid foundations its predecessor set last year, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 slams into reverse gear and delivers racing gameplay that feels significantly more laggy and sluggish than the original. With no attempt made to cut its remaining mobile roots and more performance issues than a drunken West End actor, we just can’t recommend dropping a whopping £54.99 on this unoptimised, clunky effort.
  23. 30
    The console can do much better than Drive.Club Unlimited 2. This is just unacceptable.
User Score

Mixed or average reviews- based on 26 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 11 out of 26
  2. Negative: 8 out of 26
  1. Jan 29, 2021
    Overall, this is a decent racing game on the Switch platform. If you are into games like Forza Horizon (that is, relaxed, sightseeing drivingOverall, this is a decent racing game on the Switch platform. If you are into games like Forza Horizon (that is, relaxed, sightseeing driving without launching bombs or having to drift all the time), this is your dish.

    The graphics is not the best. The engine seems like a port from previous editions ( True Racing on iOS/Android; Unlimited on Switch), the trees rocks are of low definition. However, this does not affect game experience in a serious way. When you start driving, you pay less attention to details like those. There are even scenes with fog, dust etc., which is a nice surprise. In general, the game gives you a decently immersive feel.

    The fleet is impressive, and the car models are detailed and polished. Story is stereotypical but with moments of amusement (one of the bosses is a funny windbag…). The learning curve is fine—basically you will have to turn on manual gas and fully disable braking assistance if you want to win rank C or D events. Completing the story gives me 40+ hours of quality time, and then there are still interesting challenges to take.

    My major complaints are these. First, driving mechanics is not accurate; the game 'invents' a new physics instead of approximating real physics (and this is so regardless of the level of driving assistance). This makes normal corners (level 3-6 as in a rally race) very easy. Seeing this, the developer adds tons of narrow corners and hairpin turns to the circuits, but these are incredibly difficult under the game's own physics. (For reference, I am not an expert but a devout amateur. I can beat highly experienced drivatars in Forza Horizon 4, and I usually ranked top 25% in time-attacks in Real Racing 3.) Over time, this becomes very annoying, and the races lose their charm.

    Second, the AI is built in a simplistic way, and your opponents are made challenging only because, well, THEY CHEAT. With the same Performance Index you will see your opponents usually not as smart as yourself but occasionally go incredibly fast (as in they don't lose speed at all when turning around a hairpin), especially when they are out of your sight. The result is that you feel you are not racing against respectable, experienced drivers but a pack of sorry cheaters. Besides, the AI is aggressive and will make extra efforts to block you, even if this means they will be slowed down, too. This becomes a huge problem when you have to start as the last in the queue and the 6th bumps you like crazy while the 1st (a cheater, of course) vanishes from your sight in no time.

    Since this game is not really open-world (no free roaming option), winning the races is still the only thing to do in the game. The problems I list above therefore seriously compromise the pleasure the game could have brought. Once I finish the story, I don't feel like going back to it.

    That said, I see great potentials in the series, and I wish there will be a better-made sequel.
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  2. Mar 19, 2019
    Loading times take forever, lot game crashes. Some cars are nightmare to play due to horrible handling, you will be rewinding dozen of timesLoading times take forever, lot game crashes. Some cars are nightmare to play due to horrible handling, you will be rewinding dozen of times only to get through one curve. Opponent cars all have weight of a tank and will send you flying if you even touch them. Boring level design. Same garage as in previuos game. Only few customisation options for cars if any. Nice feature with daily online races and clans, but there are like 50 active players left. Real PvP racing never released, its says "coming soon" forever. I had some fun with sticker creator and online mode, so i don´t give it a 0 but 2. Too bad switch still does not have good racing games, except for mario cart 8. Full Review »
  3. Nov 5, 2020
    Now, listen. I'm assessing a game in 2020 and there has been a huge improvement. And I mean it. Playing this game is fun, loading times areNow, listen. I'm assessing a game in 2020 and there has been a huge improvement. And I mean it. Playing this game is fun, loading times are fine, no input lag, handling is very responsive, it has its own car physics that you have to get used to, but other than that, man. I really appreciate that game now. It's very fun and I'm giving it 10/10 because, once you get used to it, it's just great. There's nothing I would change there. The driving physics is awkward, between a simulation and arcade, but once you master that, there's nothing more satistying than drifts and taking over in this game. I'm surprised to be saying that, but I love it. Attention: don't ever buy the first one. The gap between those two is HUGE. Full Review »