TrackMania² Canyon will let you experience the fun and adrenaline of racing stunning cars on sensational tracks in a major enhanced sequel to Nadeo Studio’s online racing phenomenon TrackMania, already enjoyed by millions of players.
User reviews: Very Positive (656 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013

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Reviews

"A game that captures that rarest commodity in gaming: joy."
9.0 - Eurogamer

"Refined, hard to put down, and worth getting into for first-time players"
9.0 - Destructoid

"Trackmania 2 delivers a thrilling sense of speed"
8.5 - IGN

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About This Game

TrackMania² Canyon will let you experience the fun and adrenaline of racing stunning cars on sensational tracks in a major enhanced sequel to Nadeo Studio’s online racing phenomenon TrackMania, already enjoyed by millions of players.

TrackMania² Canyon goes far beyond traditional driving games with racing in a fully customizable world of tracks generated and powered by players themselves! With loops, wall rides, ramps and a multitude of other stunts, you’re in for the ride of your life.

Key Features

  • INCREDIBLE NEW GRAPHICS: Race in a stunning Canyon environment with infinite possibilities and optimized to run on most PC’s
  • UNIQUE THRILLING RACING EXPERIENCE: The car feels more realistic and the handling is more precise than ever.
  • INTUITIVE AND ACCESSIBLE GAMEPLAY in both solo and multiplayer modes. TrackMania² Canyon brings back the ease in gameplay that was seen in the TrackMania series and intuitive creative instruments.
  • ENHANCED CREATIVE FREEDOM on tracks, cars and scripts. More design elements and programmable parameters than ever before.
  • EMBEDDED COMMUNITY INSTRUMENTS: Share amazing creations and video highlights with people from all over the world.
  • IN-GAME VIDEO STUDIO: Edit TV-quality highlights of your best races.
  • A VERY ACTIVE COMMUNITY which provides incredibly numerous and diverse user generated activities. TrackMania² Canyon offers in-depth customization and distribution system.
  • FUN AND CRAZY MULTIPLAYER: 100+ players can challenge each other at once on the same track!
  • OFFICIAL RANKINGS in both solo and multiplayer modes.
  • A VERY SOLID INFRASTRUCTURE, robust dedicated servers which enable more than 200,000 players to play daily. Thanks to this, TrackMania is still the most played online racing game worldwide as well as at E-Sports level.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:1.5Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 Mo, Pixel Shader 2.0 / Intel HD 2000 / Nvidia ION / AMD HD 6310
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:15 GB HD space
    • Other Requirements:Broadband Internet connection
Helpful customer reviews
33 of 38 people (87%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
113.5 hrs on record
Posted: February 9
Dear Riolu,

I hate you and your ghost.

Kindly,
SKIFREE
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26 of 31 people (84%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
643.7 hrs on record
Posted: December 13, 2014
1̶5̶0̶ 3̶5̶0̶ 500 hours in, improving the entire time, and I still suck at it.
10/10

EDIT:Okay maybe I'm almost kinda sorta okay at it. Maybe.
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5 of 6 people (83%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
19.1 hrs on record
Posted: February 10
A great comeback from the team behind the TrackMania Series.

Any person who has spent a lot of time playing games from the franchise will immediately recognize that this is still the same game engine as the one behind the previous games, but with a completely reworked Canyon mod, much fancier graphics, new music and a new car that is so amazingly pleasing to drift with.

Some may say that this is just an upgrade from the previous games sold at full price. Well, this is what TrackMania fans asked for. And they got it.

10/10 can't stop playing
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
629.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 2
Prefer playing this game to having a wank.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.5 hrs on record
Posted: March 20
This game is great for those types of people who love racing, and customizing cars. I even made the Gorillaz Stylo Comaro one day when I was bored.
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
9.0 hrs on record
Posted: January 1
This is the counter-strike of racing games. It is highly competitive and sees you racing as fast as you can on a huge number of tracks (plus Workshop Content to expand on this number) to score the fastest time! Gladly, though, it also caters to a more casual audience, allowing many fans of arcade racing games to pick this game up and enjoy it :) It looks great, feels great, and provides hours of entertainment! Enjoy :)
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5 of 8 people (63%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
0.6 hrs on record
Posted: March 13
+1
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
26.0 hrs on record
Posted: April 3
Track mania hasn't always been on steam so I have many more hours than displayed.
As far as arcade racing goes, the Track mania series from Mania Planet is very fun. Jumps, wall rides, loops, drifting, high speeds, no complaints,
I can use a keyboard to race but prefer a controller for the joystick's sensitivity etc.
Both the single player and multiplayer modes are very fun. Like other games, there can be less or more players online during certain times of day. The mutliplayer community is definitely active however.
There are plenty of offline maps for single player with varying difficulties to complete for medals. The single player maps in order also can help develop skill. Playing online, the maps can be endless since new maps are continually introduced and cycled. Maps can vary a great deal, from simple to very technical (fractions of seconds count) but very fun. Ranking is tracked and displayed for single and multiplayer, locally and globally.
It also has a level editor to create your own maps.
I use the steam workshop for car skins and downloadable maps, a lot of decent content.

http://maniaplanet.wikia.com/wiki/TrackMania_(series)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.3 hrs on record
Posted: May 9
Amazing visuals with cool maps.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
422.4 hrs on record
Posted: March 7
Trackmania Canyon is more than your average arcade racer. If you're looking for the Quake of racing games, this is it.

It's real time leaderboard incorperation into multiplayer servers serves not only as a visual clarification of your improvements over time, but an insentive to keep playing, and claim those tops spots. The UI is plain, simple and to the point, as well as being easy on the eye.

The game boasts a singleplayer series of tracks that range in difficulty, with end-game content being hard to unlock, and extremely difficult without many hours of practise. You can do 'offical' runs every 5 minutes when practicing, which will upon completion upload your time to a leaderboard with the change to get SP or skill points, however internet connection is not manditory to play these.

The game has a very long learning curve, with the player having to develop their muscle memory with the car physics, learning tricks that help the top players shave off those milliseconds. There a lot of flicking involved, that's for sure.

The physics in the game feel wonderful, and have a very dynamic, full feeling; giving you a sense of complete control over your car. Something that many racing games fail to capture to this day. Combine that with a plethora of user created tracks - from technical ESL-styled and Speedtech courses to LOL and Mr DVD minis, each track potentially introducing a new way to take certain turns, making new tips and tricks to learn for every possible transistion, turn, jump; you name it.

Another great plus to mention is the community with the vast majority of players being friendly, and willing to give you tips on how to improve your driving. A small percentage of the playerbase of the populous trolls, but that's to be expected for any online community, niche or not.

If you're looking for something to get into that'll take you a while to learn, whilst having fun getting there, then this game is for you. Play for a month then look back on your first replays and you'll really see the improvement which is another great positive about the game as your progress really does show.

The only downside about the game would be the lack of a search option. Finding specific maps or replays is difficult when you've amassed a large library of either is difficult and time consuming.
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
30.0 hrs on record
Posted: May 16
Best multiplayer racing game imo (along with the other TM games) c:
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
253.9 hrs on record
Posted: January 21
Sight and Sound: 8
Controls: 8
Mechanics: 9
Fun Factor: 10
Overall: 87.5%
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
2.7 hrs on record
Posted: January 6
The reason I bought this game is because this website, GaiKai, had a streaming service which would let you play demo's of the most popular releases in your browser. Kind of like NVidia streaming. I used to play this game every time our class went to the computer lab, like the naughty kid I am. Maybe this review will be kind of biased by my nostalgic feelings, or maybe it'll be biased the complete opposite direction, because I dispise the early years of my middle school. Enough about that, now about the game.

TrackMania is basically a take on Mario Kart's Time Trial system. No other racers on the road, just you, your ghosts and the ghosts of whoever you downloaded. Get to the end as fast as possible. Unlike Mario Kart, however, you can do barrel rolls, ride on walls, jump ridiculous heights and all kinds of stuff like that.

//NOTE: I know Mario Kart 8 fixed the whole wall-riding stuff. You get my point. MKWii didn't have this guff.

So, what about the game itself?

Positive
  • This game is absolutely gorgeous
    This game is amazingly well-looking, even in resolutions as high as 2560*1440, this game really looks amazing. Maybe the quick racing-thing blurs my vision of the textures and shadows, but if it makes you feel like it looks okay, it's all right, isn't it?
  • The game has an excellent difficulty ramp-up
    Among other racing games that are either way too easy (Burnout paradise) or games that make me want to rip my hair out (F-Zero GX), I feel like TrackMania (not just Canyon, the entire series) have done an astounding job at making the buildup enjoyable for everyone. The higher flags being the easiest, and the black flag being the very hardest.
  • The track unlocking system is not annoying
    Any game that has a track unlocking system always gives me this sense of "Why the hell do you have this?". Even in, yes this game again, Mario Kart, I find it frustrating that I can only select the first two cups and have to beat the squishiest AI in existence to go on to the next four tracks. In TrackMania, Silver feels rewarding from time to time, and unlocking those tracks is a challenge. It's not a chore, but it's also certainly not something that takes hours of effort. It's not like you'll feel happy about unlocking those next tracks, but you will be curious as of what will be next in the line.

Negatives
I really only have one bad thing to say about this game.
  • The value of this game isn't as good as Nations Forever.
    What do I mean with this? Basically, €20,- for this game is absolutely wonderful. I'd be glad to dish out €45,- for each of the Trackmania games (but seriously, Gabe, do not raise the prices). The issue is, there is not a massive amount of difference between this and Nations Forever, and that game is free. This game is marginally better, but I don't think it can outvalue its free counterpart. This is especially the case for players with a not as strong computer, as those will have a hard time running this game on decent settings, whereas Nations Forever has run on every computer I threw at it (with the exception of one with a soldered on graphics chip. It had 128 MB Vram, go figure).

Overall, this game is excellent. Don't let the negative factor stop you from buying it, at all. If I had to rate this game, I'd give it a 9.8 / 10.

With tax calculations it'd be a 10/10.
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3 of 5 people (60%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
3.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 21, 2014
Such a quick paced game my hair set on fire while driving... only afterwards did I remember I was at home...
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
13.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 26, 2014
I reccomend this game, mainly because when you play it, it's not too complex to learn, but not so simple you get bored in 5 minutes. And there's always new tracks to play, since you can download community made maps.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
44.8 hrs on record
Posted: March 26
I'm pretty late with this review, but this game doesn't get the attention it deserves. It really doesn't.

If you're looking for a realistic driving experience with features such as performance penalties from collisions, car systems accessibility, and performance customization, this isn't the game you're looking for. Not at all.

But don't let that turn you off so quickly.

If you're looking for a game to satisfy your undying desire for high speeds, tight corners, crazy jumps, and pixel-perfect driving, look no further.

TrackMania² Canyon is one of the fastest, most hand-sweat-inducing racing games out there. With races ranging from simple flatground left & right turns, to 500km/h boosts launching you hundreds of feet into the air across colossal vertical wall transfers followed by 100-meter-tall disconnected loops, to high-speed uneven 2-lane cliffside roads and back-to-back hairpins, TrackMania² involves some of the most dynamic, intense, and exciting tracks in the racing genre.

OFFLINE PLAY:
Offline play consists of a long series of tracks (65 total), ranging in difficulty from White (easiest) to Black (hardest), wherein the player can select to race against the Bronze, Silver, Gold, Author (if Gold time has already been met), or other players' ghosts, including the top times in the world. The player can set both "Training" times, which are unofficial times that are not placed on leaderboards and can be attempted with no time restriction, as well as "Official" times, which are the times displayed on leaderboards, which the player can set with a minimum of 5 minutes in between each attempt.

ONLINE PLAY:
Online play consists of a somewhat narrow selection of game modes (which I admittedly don't know of besides Time Trial, since it's really the only active game mode). Time Trial servers have pre-determined selections of player-created maps, where at the end of each round (5 minutes), the map switches, and the timer resets. In these 5 minutes, it's up to the player to set the best time possible, where his/her time will be stacked against everybody else in said server. At the end of each round, the player will earn a certain number of Ladder Points (this game's XP), based collectively on their relative rank, how well they did, as well as how many other players were participating.

With all of that being said, there is a highly competitive online community as well as a strong sense of player-skill progression present in TrackMania² Canyon.

APPEARANCE/GRAPHICS/PERFORMANCE:
Though this was not the major focus of the developers, TrackMania² Canyon is capable of looking downright gorgeous while running at 60fps+ on even mid-range systems. With my EVGA GTX-970 and AMD FX-8320, I run the game at 2560x1440 at a steady and constant 144fps @ maximum settings. It features one of the best motion-blur systems I've ever witnessed, it has a beautiful bloom effect, it has great anti-aliasing, its dynamic lighting is beautiful, its colors are well-calibrated, and it's fairly resource-inexpensive. The only graphical "problem" with this game is its somewhat short draw-detail distance, which never gets in the way of the game still loooking gorgeous (in my opinion, of course). Most importantly, though: despite this game's graphical beauty, its mechanics and physics are still fluent and responsive, which many graphically beautiful games seem to lack. TrackMania² Canyon's beautiful appearance combined with its fluent gameplay makes for an easily enjoyable gaming experience.

GAME CUSTOMIZABILITY/ACCESSIBILITY:
The Trackmania series is renowned for its extensive customizability and accessibility. Players can edit paint jobs, create maps, change their car horn, change their color trail, and more. If players are proficient with 3D modeling software, they can make their own car models and map/track blocks. Players with basic knowledge of coding can create plugins which increase map-editor depth considerably. With the almighty Steam Workshop enabled, players can download new car models, paint jobs, and maps, which are easily accessible in-game. There are also external sources of mods, such as www.maniapark.com, which contain extremely well-designed mods that go way beyond what Steam Workshop has to offer. This game has a huge modding community, which increases its depth by at least ten fold.

COMMUNITY:
This game's community is... it's great. Plain and simple. It's highly competitive, yet supportive and welcoming. The game has a lot of amazing racers with thousands of hours of experience, as well as its fair share of rookies (like me). The veterans will likely crush everybody's times and fill up the leaderboards, but everyone seems to never deviate away from purely having fun and focusing on becoming the best driver they can become. I came to TrackMania from Dark Souls, which I can only describe as having one of the worst communities out there, so experiencing the professional, laid-back community of TrackMania was refreshing, and I'm sure it will be for you too.

ALL-IN-ALL:
  • Fast
  • High replay value
  • Strong player-skill progression
  • Highly customizable/accessible
  • Beautiful appearance
  • Low resource cost
  • Active, competitive, & supportive online community
  • Easy to get into, especially for fans of precision-based racing games

Get this game pls
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70 of 73 people (96%) found this review helpful
52.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
Trackmania Canyon is a really fun game, if you have ever played a Trackmania game you will find yourself at home. If online against others or alone, it is basically always you vs. the best time. There are no collisions, no agressive driving people smashing into you... just your own skill stands between you and the gold medal. ;)

Highly recommended.
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37 of 38 people (97%) found this review helpful
1 person found this review funny
62.3 hrs on record
Posted: October 20, 2014
Let me explain something about this game. This game has a multiplayer that is NOT for the casual gamer. It is quite competitive, and it likes to display this competitiveness all up in yo' face. You WILL see that one dude (or multiple, I mean, they're everywhere) that can finish the track in half the time it takes you to finish it. I see this every other time I go onto this game.

The game has a steep learning curve that requires at least an hour or more in order to learn the basic physics of the game. After that, there are tricks that, once learned, can help you set better times in the multiplayer. (i.e. Left-CTRL braking & using a controller.) The tracks in this game play a major role in shaping your skills, as they are user-created. They can go from being pretty basic to being some of the hardest tracks you'll encounter on your time here.

I know very well that time makes all the difference in the multiplayer. In fact, it MEANS the difference. Times are what determine your position in a round, and the time is calculated in thousandths of a second, making photo finishes seem like nothing. You can set a record time in a single round, only for someone to beat you by .002. It really can be that close. There IS the odd tie, but it doesn't happen that often.

Now, you should go into this game knowing that you're not gonna win your first race by a long shot. Practice makes perfect. It blends in the arcade-style driving physics and fantasy environment with a competitve multiplayer that stands with some of the best. I've never been so involved in a racing game that isn't a sim. Trackmania 2 also has its own ladder system, which determines how well you do amongst other players worldwide. And we're not only talking worldwide, either. It can track official progress to as close as your own state (if you live in the US, that is). You have a number for everything, from server rankings, to single player rankings, to country rankings. The better you do, the more the number goes down, and the more accomplished you feel.

I recommend this game, because it makes the $20 you'll dump on this game worth the cost. Now, do mind, this was a game that was made BEFORE the UPlay era, so it doesn't require the UPlay launcher. Instead, it has its own launcher for launching titles, although it still is in need of serious revision.
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31 of 32 people (97%) found this review helpful
8.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16, 2013
Canyon is an arcade racer that consist of tracks that are somewhere between 20-30 seconds. You meet up online (or you can play against yourself) and everyone competes for the best time on each track. It's all about nailing those perfect drifts and jumps so you can shave milliseconds of your time. You can instantly restart at the push of a button.
It's a very simple premise, but it's is insanely addicting. Tracks are short and easy to learn, but difficult to master. You need to cut each turn perfectly to win against other people online.

You'll be saying to yourself: "Just 5 more minutes, I'll quit after the next track." And two hours later you're still playing. Highly recommended.
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32 of 41 people (78%) found this review helpful
57.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 25, 2013
okay get this: it's like trackmania2 stadium but with cars

and they drift a lot more and it's really fun

only downside is that the physics for loops/wallrides is a bit wonky

please play this with me
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