Summary: This is the first game I played on the PSP and I was blown away by how good it is. Apart from the obvious slight drop in quality of the graphics, the game is a direct port of the PS2 version. The controls take a bit of getting used to, but once you are comfortable with the analogue "nub" its every bit as fun as the PS2 version. Like a lot of other reviewers I am stuck on 80 something percent as the ice race or truck race are seemingly impossible.
Summary: Ive had toca 2 for about 9 months, 88% complete, and just cannot get any further! The game follows a storyline that has a Scottish speaking talent scout giving you trials in an Aston Martin. You have to average 3rd place or better over 3 different races to catch his eye. After succeeding in that, you are then put into a formula ford car which seems at first completely undriveable and very frustrating but then you learn that each type of car you are required to drive...
Summary: I really, really do like this game. Yes, it's difficult. It's very difficult. You have to practice a track at least ten times or something before you're anywhere near racing on it competitively, and the AI of the other drivers is pretty good too. It looks sweet, and handles as any decent driving simulation should - realistically.... You can't expect to be able to tear into a hairpin at 100mph, you'll severely damage you, your car and demolish your chance of winning.
Summary: To be able to really like this game you have to be a specific type of person like me. You really have to love cars and racing. Now its not the typical need for speed arcade type of racing when they say it's a simulator it's a simulator. Some cars are harder to control at times and if youre not careful you'll skid off the track easily. Sometimes skidding is pretty hard to avoid and if you don't have patience you wont like this game.
Conclusion: If you want a game to play against friends the wireless multiplayer is tip top but you have to unlock some off the cars and courses 1st but this will give you a head start against your friends but be prepaired for some arguments. its bloody brill knocking them off the track on the last bend and winning.
Conclusion: Now this is a great game and the graphics are very close to playstation 2 standard all the cars and tracks are here that you will expect and there is a wide variety of racing with reasonable AI very good damage physics. This is definatly worth a buy and is certainly better than TOCA 3 challenge the newer version. This is a throughly enjoyable game. The cars handle very well and actually seem to have a degree of weight with them.
Conclusion: If you're looking for a quality race game , get this !! Tons of circuits with tons of cars to unlock and drive. The game has pushed the PSP to the edge regarding speed vs gfx. The more moving graphics the slower the gameplay . But not on this, everything is here . If i was to nit pick on this it would have to be the networking . Sure you can have upto 12 players ( if you can find them ) but if you only have a mate to play then you can only have upto 4 AI cars ...