Summary: Test Drive Unlimited 2 doesn't change the formula much from the original TDU that was released in 2006. It is a massively multiplayer online racing game set in a huge open world where you are free to race and explore and drive around with friends.
Conclusion: My biggest fear is that they give up on trying to fix all the bugs, because if they do manage to get it all working as it should, I can see a lot of time being lost to this game, but a lot of enjoyment gained in return.
Ambitious but flawed racer glamorizes illegal street racing.
Common Sense Media
13 July 2011
Summary: Parents need to know that Test Drive Unlimited 2 is a racing game designed to be played online with other players, complete with open voice communication. The game world is a massive area in which players can encounter other human drivers and wager virtual money on impromptu races.
Excerpt: Ever dreamt you had it all? Beautiful partner, sweet crib, stylish clothes, good-looking friends, a garage full of fast cars, and more money than you knew what to do with. That life appears to be yours at the start of Eden Games' Test Drive Unlimited 2.
Excerpt: Four and a half years ago, the original Test Drive Unlimited tried to do what no other racing game before it had done - merge a traditional racing game with a massively multiplayer online aspect. It was largely a success, albeit rough around the edges.
Summary: Dating back to 1987 when the Commodore 64 ruled the world and the Test Drive franchise was under the Accolade banner, I have had some sort of relationship with a Test Drive title. So I was pretty excited when I loaded up Test Drive Unlimited 2 (TDU2) for the first time and felt like I was getting a...
Conclusion: Nevertheless, Test Drive Unlimited 2 is superb when the core features take a step back. For all the added modes and interaction, simply strapping yourself into the seat of a Bugatti Veyron and unleashing power on the asphalt roads to no pre-destined destination is what makes Unlimited 2 memorable.
Excerpt: The Test Drive series of games has come a long way. It seemed to have hit a bit of a dead end in the late 90’s, but was successfully resuscitated towards the latter half of the next decade with