If you're acquainted with Dirt 2 - and the chances are you are! - you bravely assume the role of an up-and-coming racing driver who'll be competing on the off road circuit against such mighty pros as Ken Block and Travis Pastrana, maybe for the first time, even, which could be a daunting prospect in itself.
If it’s thrills and spills you’re looking for then look no further - since you can have the thrilling sound of a car, engine’s revving, ready for the off, the best you can ever have, accelerating to 100 in 3.4 seconds! It takes some beating!
If you’re seeking a fun and faithful re-creation of one of the most challenging series in motorsports, then you need look no further than F1 2010. Although it may have some minor issues Codemasters’ new franchise brings about a good start.
Talking of strange beasts Formula One fits this description aptly. Over the years this hugely popular motorsport has managed to evolve into something quite different from the “must see” Sunday TV it was during my younger years. Today, however, the sport suffers from a lack of on-track excitement.
Sometimes there are simply games you just cannot believe you are reviewing such has been the tension and apprehension about their imminent arrival! And to give one idea as an example Gran Turismo 5 might be one of the most constantly delayed games but this is not the real reason this is such a daunting review to write.
As you might well imagine as with all best video game locations Seacrest County is completely absurd, a quite ridiculous place! You’ll find the roads universally pristine and layered with awesome shortcuts. At the same time the national parks are free of gigantic RVs.
Over the past few years the Need for Speed franchise has survived many low points. There have been silly additions and subtle changes to each edition of the series which have pushed the well known brand further towards the mediocre and sometimes awful territory.
It’s provable that driving a car at speed can be exacting, thrilling and really rewarding. This much has powered the likes of Gran Turismo 5 or Forza Motorsport 3 except there’s one element those games don’t convey too well.
Unlike Ferrari Challenge it features an entirely new career mode which allows you to drive around all continents seeking racing points and with a certain number of such points you’ll unlock a new track or car. We’ve found this method of unlocking extremely pleasant and we’re in for a nice surprise to see what comes up next.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is the open world racer which expands and develops 2006s Hawaii-located game. TDU2 takes place in an Ibiza extensively recreated, and, as you progress, the original Test Drive Unlimited's O'ahu island is both ready and available.