Conclusion: Project Gotham Racing 2 is easily the best racing game ever to have been released, and it'd probably not be far off the mark if it also took the title of best Xbox Live game currently available, as it simply leaves other similar racing games on both the PS2 and PC standing in the tyre smoke.
Excerpt: Players: 1-4 Custom Soundtrack In-game Dolby Digital System Link: 2-8 players HDTV: 480p Content Download Online Multiplayer: 2-8 players Voice Friends Scoreboard Da Introduction I remember my days with the Dreamcast and when Metropolis Racer, developed by Bizarre Creations, was released for Sega’s console. I gave it a whirl and found it to be a frustrating title and hoped for more.
Summary: If you asked somebody to think of a great game it's extremely unlikely that they will mention a racing game even with their huge appeal but with Project Gotham Racing 2 comes a game that brings something a little unique to what is a pretty stale genre providing great and addictive gameplay with great challenges, online play and music and while it cannot match Sony's Gran Turismo in some categories it is a far ahead of many racing games available today and is not too far...
Excerpt: In any given car racing videogame, putting your foot to the floor and tearing up the road is easy. Anyone can do it. But Project Gotham Racing 2 (PGR2) demands that you do it with style and earn the kudos of your fellow drivers. In the style of its Xbox predecessor, and the Sega Dreamcast's Metropolis Street Racer, not only do you have to cross the finishing line first, you have to have pulled off a few nifty moves in the process too.
Conclusion: Here's the official game info, zooming full speed from the Microsoft information highway: Project Gotham Racing 2 is the ultimate test of racing skill, style, and daring that rewards you not only for how fast you drive, but also for how you drive fast. Earn Kudos and gain recognition for cornering on two wheels around the Sears Tower in Chicago; power sliding through the ancient streets of Florence, Italy; or maneuvering along the racing line through the slick streets of...
Excerpt: Although launch titles are rarely representative of the power of a console, the XBox benefitted greatly from the presence of several early releases that are still looked upon reverently by gamers even more than two years after originally hitting store shelves.
Excerpt: When Bizarre Creations released the original “Project Gotham Racing”, it was met with much acclaim. Xbox owners had a solid racing title with a lot of style, a great sense of speed, and polish to boot. Two years later, the sequel has been released to the same fanfare as the original, but now with even more style, speed, and polish. Oh yeah, and a little thing called 'Live Enabled'. Is the game good? Yep. Is the game fun?
Excerpt: Like earlier racing games by Bizarre Creations, racing is a little bit different PGR2 . You’re not going just for time; you’re going for style too. Your racing style equates to Kudos, points you can earn by performing certain tricks in a race. Powerslide through turns, ride on two wheels, slip into your opponent’s slipstream and overtaking other cars are just some of the things that will reward you with Kudos points.