Test Drive Unlimited 2
Lets be real people this game is terrible, the graphics have improved slightly from the first, the gameplay is just bad. The sound engine sounds like RC cars. The handling on cars is like driving an Eighteen Wheeler. The car selection sucks, what is the deal with all the high end cars? I want to drive cars like American muscle, BMWs, Lambos, and more selection of SUVs wouldn't hurt... and some trucks too. This game lacks so much it's hard to find anything good about this game, and don't get me started on the online... online play is a joke. Some of the game breaking glitches that were in the game to start with took at least a full month to fix! And there still are BAD glitches in this game! The Casino servers were bad... it was impossible to get into any game with a friend or random to play one stinking game of poker! Not looking forward to TDU3 by any means... if there is a TDU3.
It's the BEST!
You get to have a house,yacht or club. Also that comes with a car get you get to go to a car dealership and buy a car. Finally you get a character black, Asian or white and you get to customize your character with clothes and shoes and jewelry and stuff.
I LOVE THIS GAME
It just has some problems and stuff with it but other than that i LOVE THIS GAME
Much better now, deserves a better rating!!!!!
The old TDU 2 deserved a 5.9 rating, the new TDU 2 gets a 10 in my opinion, now that the exploration expansion pack has been released. The best thing about this DLC is they have fixed the handling physics of the cars and made it a better experience to drive . Now you can actually handle the cars/trucks better on and offroad. They have also improved on the graphics( some ppl may not agree, but I see a difference) and they have fixed multiplayer connectivity, added 20 new missions, 2 new cars to find, etc. Also, there are new car and bike shops in game, which will be activated in later DLC. You can now join a server with your friends and stay together in free ride without getting kicked from the session. I was about to trade this game in and im so glad I waited, because now this game is an appropriate sequel to its predecessor and has great value. If you don't believe what I am saying just do yourself a favor, pickup the game, and download the free exploration pack and see the changes for yourself.
Why this game will be cool!!
There are car games and then there is TDU 2. Let me give you the info on why this will be a cool game to own. The first and most obvious reason is you will be able to get out of your car and truly socialize with people this time. You will even be able to go inside other players homes, etc. They have know including a day and night time cycle, weather, car damage, turn signals, and the ability to ride shotgun with other players if you so choose. Also, if your car has a sunroof or convertable top, you will now be able to actually lower or raise them. As you progress through the main story you will eventually unlock the island in Hawaii from TDU 1... and you will be able to use the airport to fly between Ibiza and Hawaii. Need I say more?
I have owned this game for a few years and it's absolutely very fun. A tremendous amount of detail has been put into each car and the graphics and sound are just amazing. The challenges are fun and the map is expansive. Although my overall opinion stands, I will admit there are a few things ruining the experience. Right from the beginning, it seems like the game is run off of cut scenes involving a lot of annoying dramas. This game also seems like it has no clue what it wants to be. Part of it wants to be a fun car game and the other, a terrible RPG. The game forces all sorts of places like weird hairdressers and plastic surgeon clinics to change your character. It seems to me that a game with this many cars with that much detail should be more car focused then character focused. Aside from this, races are fun, graphics are beautiful and the physics is great. I'd still consider this despite the drawbacks. By the way, I'd get this on PS3. My XBOX doesn't secure the disc and because of that, I went through 3 copies of this game.
Avoid this game
Do not waste your money on this game
The game has been out for a week now and two of the big features of this game still have bugs, The Club and the Casino. Atari has taken down the club because users have found a way to exploit a glitch. A week later they still have not fixed it.
Most of the decent-nice cars cost $200,000 and the races Atari put in the game you get 80-100k. You have to win 3-5 championships just to buy a house that holds 2 cars.
TDU 1 was fun because there were several ways to earn money and you could replay a lot of races and earn money. In TDU 2 they put in side missions which take too long and don't earn you anything.
The customizing options that were selling points are terrible in this game.
And last but not least the racing dynamics suck, handling is terrible and your car handles like its driving on ice with summer tires.
Save your money and buy something else, game isn't worth it until Atari can fix the bugs and add more ways to earn money.
If you don't mind....
There is a lot of things about this game that ask if you don't mind. Meaning you have to be that person who likes it or doesn't. There is no in between. TDU2 is a mix between GTA and Forza because you can do almost anything, go ANYWHERE on the map and crash into crash into cars at 200mph. Its like Forza because people do not exist in this game. Now this is a big draw back because driving around for miles in TDU2 and not noticing a single person on the sidewalks, could make certain people bored, fast because its like very lonely. Now that I have gotten that out of the way, I want to talk about the rest in short terms. Gameplay: Handling, braking, ext of cars is a bit more arcade style than racing simulations(less realistic). Visuals: Very nice detail on far away subjects. Nature colors are fine, pain is a little bland at some times. Graphics: Very good. Detail in scratches on the sides of cars is outstanding same goes to dents and particles flying of cars also. I would not over play this game or you will get bored and not play it again. You have to spread out you playing time with this game. Its not like COD. Thank you for reading. Hope it helped.
TDU2 is like going on your dream vacation
overall I have enjoyed TDU2. I played the first Test Drive Unlimited and found myself getting bore and even nodding off during game play. In TDU2 the fun starts right way and will continue as you progress. there is some much to do in this game from finding wreaks, driving off road, putting sticker on your favorite cars, and even winning cash while driving dangerousness. You can a entire day exploring and finder what's around the next corner. The islands are beautiful and massive. the in game weather and night effects really bring the game to life. The two radio stations are good to listen to for about hour then it's time to turn them off and just listen to the glorious REVs of your engines. my only complaint with this game is the Racing licenses. They're too ridiculous hard to win and you almost never use the skills you learn from them in any of the events that follow.
ok, where to begin.... they said they were revamping the entire handling system..... uhhh, no not really. all they did was make "hardcore" mode more grippy compared to the first one, offroad is marginal at best. why cant i use my lancia delta in an offroad race?????? and why does it sound like the 1970 challenger from the original. you cant change the controller layout and the standard layout sucks, Y= upshift, B= downshift, and X = handbrake. that is just horrible hand placement for downshifting/drifting quickly, draw distance is fair, but have noticed random crashes into nothing. the v6 camaro and ss camaro almost sound identical (WRONG) shifting in its own right should not take 4 seconds per gear. up or down, should be way faster, especially since the ferrari you drive at the start is a paddle shifter. and the guy walks too freakin slow (and no you cant make him run) all in all, game is not worth 50+ bucks, wait for it to drop.... sad i preordered.