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.
Summary: Test Drive Unlimited 2 is not the best racer out there. Nor is it the prettiest. But it's definitely the biggest and the most ambitious, and it's got a peculiar charm all its own.
Pros: Two huge islands to freely explore, with weather effects and day/night cycles, Generally excellent integration of online/offline experiences, Virtually limitless number of goals to pursue and items to unlock
Cons: Vehicle handling is still awkward, Some goals are overly tedious and seem arbitrary, Story and character models might not appeal to some
Excerpt: Like its entertaining 2006 predecessor, Test Drive Unlimited 2 seems unwilling to shoehorn itself into one particular racing category. It straddles the line between arcade and simulation racing, emphasizes both aimless cruising and championship pursuits, and includes a lifestyle sim and a massively...
Pros: + Great, innovative online community and racing features., + Dozens of hours of content between the campaign and online options.
Cons: - Bland racing with occasional handling issues, plus a lame campaign approach., ? Isn’t “Tess Wintory” the best name ever for a spoiled-rich character?
Conclusion: Concept: Have car will travel. Ibiza and Oahu are yours for the cruising
Graphics: Seeing the day-to-night cycle come and go is a gorgeous sight, and overall the game looks great given the sheer amount of content
Sound: You have two radio stations in your cars – the electronic Hariba Radio and Road...
Conclusion: Considering the vast amount of potential built into the MOOR system, it's a damn shame that Test Drive Unlimited 2 got off to a rough start, and its problems are bound to have put off many already daunted players.
Summary: Eerlijk gezegd is er nog zoveel meer te vertellen over TDU2. We hebben het nog niet gehad over de politie-achtervolgingen, raampjes van je auto die je kunt open maken, knipperlichten die je kunt bedienen, radiozenders, het gemak van vrienden uitnodigen, de aankomende DLC waarbij ook motoren worden...
Pros: TDU2 verliest nooit zijn eigen smoel, Vrijwel alles is upgrade-baar of customizable: auto, kleding, tracks, etc., 32 spelers/vrienden online (MMO), Waar voor je geld: lange speelduur, levelen, Korte tot geen laadtijden
Cons: Grafische niet de best uitziende race-game, Je moet er even "inkomen", Singleplayer personages en verhaal inhoudsloos, Het "ineens stilstaan" als je ergens tegenaanrijdt, Rijbewijzen stellen weinig voor