Summary: Even if you haven't touched a TrackMania before, you likely are familiar with the series through its often remarkable presence on YouTube . If it's a clip of an inspired, logic-defying track in which the person playing seems infallible, chances are it's TrackMania footage you're watching.
Conclusion: A really fun game that might not get the attention it deserves. While the idle of a game consisting of time-trials may seem boring; racing these tracks will be some of the most fun you’ll have driving a car this year.
Summary: What’s on offer is a unique and very addictive experience, albeit quite rough round the edges in terms of telling the player what is available. The single player is surprisingly engaging and encourages you to keep trying and improve on your best effort, even if you think it cannot be accomplished.
Excerpt: TrackMania 2: Canyon is the follow-up to the popular online ranking racing game TrackMania United Forever. The game boasts a worldwide ranking database that keeps track of your skills globally, as well as your rank by country and state, complete with a built-in track editor that allows you to create...
Conclusion: Either way, Trackmania 2 is great fun, if not exactly the step forward we were hoping for. New players will have a fantastic time gunning for best times and whizzing through the air, while old Trackmania legends will either take to the new challenge, or wonder why it's just the very same experience...
Summary: For me, it all started on my seventh birthday when I received a gift that would guide my interests for the next forty years: two Mattel Hot Wheels cars and some track to run them on. At the time, there were only a handful of cars available; it was, after all, 1968.
Excerpt: Trackmania 2 hopes to build on the success of the original series of racing games with Canyon, essentially an update that introduces a new terrain and beautiful graphics that are on par with the top simulation racers on the market.