Summary: I had to address the bad review here. This is a solid game with great graphics for the original xbox. My wife and I still enjoy this game once in a while when we fire up the original xbox. Don't listen to the old review. Looking for an xbox casual racer? Look no further.
Summary: I must agree that OutRun is one of the Sega racing games and I like the game. I am currently using an XBOX 360 to play this game and I was down to the choice of this (OutRun 2) or the other (OutRun 2006: Coast 2 Coast) and I chose this. Here is a report I took from arcadecontrols.com, and this is why I chose it: Graphics: Between the two Xbox versions the only notable graphical difference is that the bloom effect in 2006 is toned down compared to Outrun 2.
Summary: Outrun 2 is a long awaited sequel to a quality arcade racer. This new installment to the Xbox is a nice change from simulation racers such as the Gran Turismo series, that being said if simulation is what your looking for then steer clear of this game. Not to say its bad but it isnt a game that is meant to have depth, if you have a spare 5 minutes you can have a zip around the track.