Excerpt: Racing games come ten-a-penny, especially on Sony’s little box of tricks. So why on earth do developers keep releasing new racing titles, sequels to driving games that – in short – sucked, and titles that are sure to bomb when they come up against the likes of Gran Turismo 4 ‘ I’m not complaining, since this variety is what keeps our industry alive, and I’m certainly not complaining when a title like Ford Racing 2 pops out of nowhere to surprise me.
Conclusion: The visuals of the game are a mixed bag with the colors and shapes being all right, but some of the cars seem to suffer from a nasty case of texture smearing where the edges between the background and the cars blend, so instead of a black edge you get a really large distortion zone. Also, to simulate the “sheen” of the cars the gloss is simulated by running white lines across the surface like you’d see if the car were out in the sun except they just look like pixelated...
Excerpt: I am shocked. Why am I shocked, you ask? I'm shocked because I came into Ford Racing 2 expecting, simply because of its extremely discounted $9.99 retail price, a poorly slapped together, poor excuse of a game, and came out of it with just the opposite. Perhaps it's the game's gratifying rewards or the dead-on difficulty or the varied, well-crafted challenges, but whatever it is, it's got me hooked. Now find out why.
Excerpt: Few racing games are established as either Gran Turismo quality or worthy of a purchase. Ford Racing 2, surprisingly, falls into both of these categories. Not only is the price low for such high quality of a title ($10), but it is also fun, includes great multi-player, and will entertain you for a long span of time.
Excerpt: Prenez le volant pour la course de votre vie. Pilotez sans plus attendre tous les modèles Ford qui ont marqué l’histoire de la marque depuis 1949 : du coupé 49 à la dernière Ford GT en passant par la mustang 68 ou la Gran Torino 76.