The only thing cool about this game is being in an online world all the time. Other than that...its not good at all. Graphics look bad at best. Driving feels so arcadeish. The story is just stupid. Voice acting is one of the worst ive heard in a game ever. Dont waste your time with this one. I was excited for it too but its so bad.
posted by The_Cheese (SCOTT TOWNSHIP, PA) Apr 21, 2011
Member since Apr 2011
gamers (64%) found this review helpful
If you are a fan of realistic racing games, this game is...not for you.
Good: -Beautiful Scenery -Some nice, fun cars -House customization -Multiple exotic locations -Off-Road events -A lot of different kinds of events -Obtaining drivers licenses was fun -New F.R.I.M. system lets you earn money during free roam
Bad: -Horrible controls -Shifting into and out of reverse takes too long -Shifting in general takes too long -Steering feels sticky and bulky -Physics aren't very good; gravity exists...sometimes -AI drivers suck. They have no awareness of player or other drivers. They will literally drive head on into you during events. -Too many stupid, useless events -No rewind feature. Cars are difficult to drive, physics aren't realistic, and opponents are, at times, unrealistically difficult. Longer events can be frustrating when you get mostly through it and make a little mistake that costs you the race. -Compared to the first TDU, this game has a very limited soundtrack. -Rear view mirrors don't work 99% of the time. -The world around you materializes and dematerializes as it loads. -Graphical glitches are part of the TDU2 world -The sound randomly cuts out, forcing me to restart my 360
Overall, this game isn't horrible. It's far from good, but if you're looking for a free roam racing game, this will do. You'll just have to get past all the bad to appreciate the good.
If you're looking for a realistic racing game with actual customization and all the perks that come along with it, get Forza 3.
Initially I was overwhelmed by TDU2’s content. Not only do you get this massive island that’s like 30 miles across where you can drive anywhere, they threw in the entire massive island from the first game as well. There are tons of races, both online and offline, and over a hundred cars that can be customized. You can customize your character and decorate your homes and participate in asphalt and off-road racing in online competitions and offline championships. There’s definitely no shortage of content.
You might be thinking that sounds really awesome, so they had to make some compromises right? Oh heck yes. The obvious thing is that the graphics are bad, especially on the older Hawaiian island. I haven’t seen draw-in like this in a racing game in many years. The physics are also awful in ways that also remind me of racing games from many years ago. If you are using any setting besides full assist, all A3 class and higher cars will spin in a circle from a start without even touching the wheel. And this isn’t just a wheel problem; it does that on the stick too. The wheel support is actually pretty good but since all of the shops and other menus are controlled from FPS-style with dual stick controls, it is awful to control your character with the wheel so you will be stuck switching back and forth.
I tried the online a little but the servers kept going offline and since I hadn’t acquired any vehicles, I decided to focus on the single player. After investing a huge amount of time into the license tests and championships, I was awarded with… money. Not even an achievement. 90% of the single player game takes place on the uglier Hawaii island, which must be especially disappointing for anyone who wore out the first game. I then tried for several nights in a row to get my multiplayer on. Servers are up now, but it’s a ghost town. Some people cruising around, but never any ranked matches going down. I spent a lot of time with this game, but it was time wasted.