Platform: Xbox 360, PC, Playstation 3
It might be called Test Drive Unlimited 2 but it's actually the tenth game in the series - and it's a forgettable release.
Considering car games are normally a showcase for visual effects TDU2 is a little rough around the edges. The in-game characters in particular look stiff and bland. There's an attempt at a story line involving a wannabe racing driver and a Ferrari owning diva but it's so cheesy that I quickly pressed skip each time a cut scene played.
The premise of TDU is open world racing but, considering the nature of the game, the in-game environments are particularly hard to navigate and it doesn't help that the cars don't handle well at all.
I was having fun when I drove off the the main road and drove down the beach listening to a Paul Van Dyk track but things turned sour when I tried to get back on track. My Ferrari couldn't mount a small curb forcing me to reverse for a good thirty seconds. This kind of frustrating game-play is just off putting.
Racing with friends online is supposed to be one of the best parts of TDU but the entire process is frustrating and the game has been riddled with connection problems since its release. There's a good game in here somewhere, you just have to work to find it.
Rent or Buy: Rent
Game Play: 2/5
Replay Value: 2/5
Reviewed By: Bryan Collins