Excerpt: If you’ve played any of Codemasters’ TOCA series of titles in the past, you’ll know that regardless of the severe directional changes that each game seems to take, the titles themselves always stand up well in their own right and generally provide a solid gaming experience that is tough to equal.
Summary: Having spent two weeks playing TOCA 2, I simply cannot decide whether I love it for what it is, or hate it for what it is not. On the plus side, TOCA 2 is practically an interactive encyclopedia of racing series.
Excerpt: Codemasters has really outdone themselves with the newest installment in the TOCA racing series, TOCA Race Driver 2. Many great and not so great racing titles have been released within the last few years, but none contained the excitement of this title.
Conclusion: THE VERDICT: If you're done with Project Gotham Racing 2 and you're in the market for another driving game, TOCA Race Driver 2 might be just what you're looking for. While no part of the game revolutionizes the genre, for the most part everything is neatly taken care of.
Conclusion: I'm going to quit my list of gripes now as I've prattled on way too long. Reading back through it sounds like I don't rate TRD2 very highly - which is not the case - the game's problem is that although it attempts to supply racers with an incredible amount of variation, it really doesn't feel like...
Pros: Plenty of cars and tracks., The best solo racing on Xbox., Slick frame rate., Xbox Live racing!
Cons: The career mode is a confused, simplistic and rather silly mess., The cut scenes are nicely done, but the story is banal and ultimately pointless., The Xbox live racing simply isn't as good as PGR2's.
Conclusion: It can't be easy to come in at second place year after year as the PES franchise has done since EA Sports' upped their game, but Konami hasn't taken it lying down. New features have been added to the roster and the core gameplay has been tweaked and prodded into shape, leaving us with at least a...
Pros: Controls are slick and intuitive once mastered, Online Master League could devour your free time, Wide variety of game modes
Cons: Menu system needs serious streamlining, Still too many unlicensed clubs
Conclusion: Lowdown Toca 2 is one racing game that shouldn't be overlooked by racing fans! Codemasters brilliantly steps forward in the future of console racing. Beware casual fans the difficulty is higher than the average racer. So if your one who likes a challenge, here it is!