[p]TrackMania² Stadium is the return of the popular Stadium environment enjoyed by millions of players with TrackMania Nations Forever. Now part of the ManiaPlanet environment, Stadium allows for improved services around the game, better graphics and a powerful track editor.
User reviews: Very Positive (972 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 27, 2013

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October 22

Road to Gamers Assembly - Free Access and more competitions!



From Paris to Poitiers!

After the presence of Trackmania & Shootmania at the Electronic Sports World Cup occuring at the Parc des Expositions of Paris, Nadeo announce several tournaments at the Gamers Assembly of Poitiers in April 2015 and several online tournaments by then on the famed competition plateform of the ESL.

The Gamers Assembly is at the heart of the esport in France, and is a privileged place for the Trackmania & Shootmania community to meet. Only racing game and FPS with the most number of teams, the 2014 edition has been the occasion to meet a lot of players around very high quality tournaments in a very good ambiance. With seven tournaments planned this year, Nadeo hope that the players will find a competitive and human experience stronger than before.

That's why Nadeo launch the operation "Road to Gamers Assembly"

  • From now, a free unlimited access to the Trackmania² Stadium & Shootmania Storm multiplayer until the Gamers Assembly
  • Prized online tournaments on ESL Go4 for Trackmania² Stadium & Shootmania Storm Elite
  • Prized LAN tournaments at the Gamers Assembly on at least 7 Maniaplanet titles

Online tournaments on ESL before the Gamers Assembly
  • Go4 on Trackmania² Stadium in December, January & February
  • Go4 on Shootmania Storm Elite in December, January & February

LAN tournaments at the Gamers Assembly
  • Trackmania² Stadium 1vs1vs1vs1
  • Trackmania² Canyon 1vs1vs1vs1 & Trackmania² Valley 1vs1vs1vs1 (one per day)
  • Trackmania² Stadium Dirt 1vs1vs1vs1
  • Shootmania Elite 3vs3
  • Shootmania Battle 5vs5 & Siege 5vs5 (one per day)
  • And more following the evaluation of others potential requests of the community

To get the free multiplayer access on Steam, simply install the demos.
  • For Trackmania² Stadium: http://store.steampowered.com/app/232910/
  • For Shootmania Storm: http://store.steampowered.com/app/229870/

May the best gamers win!

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September 30

TM² Stadium join in OGSeries: nice cash-prize!


There will be three qualifiers and a final tournament with 150 euros to win. All tournaments will be played on Sundays at 17:00 CEST.
First qualifier will happen on Sunday 12th October, sign up on the OGS website: http://www.ogseries.tv/trackmania/news/71/a-trackmania-join-in-ogseries-/
OGS needs to have technical maps, read the rules for submitting them: http://www.ogseries.tv/trackmania/news/71/a-trackmania-join-in-ogseries-/
And finally Jamelgo created a car that you can use and download on the website.

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Reach beyond the tracks!


With new tools to create 3D objects and game scripts, and the import of tons of creation from the original TrackMania, Stadium is a title rich in creations!

About This Game

[p]TrackMania² Stadium is the return of the popular Stadium environment enjoyed by millions of players with TrackMania Nations Forever. Now part of the ManiaPlanet environment, Stadium allows for improved services around the game, better graphics and a powerful track editor.[/p]
[p]TrackMania² Stadium is a whacky, crazy and fast paced take on the racer genre. Stadium’s pure gameplay ensures it is easy to pick up and learn, yet the depth has made it an eSports favourite for years, bringing both creative and competitive gamers together in the mix.[/p]

Key Features

  • A thrilling racing experience: Jump into your car and enjoy high-speed races with super-responsive cars where only your skills as a driver make the difference!
  • Extensive solo campaign: Race through over 65 unique tracks in the solo campaign, gather medals and compare your times with players from all over the world.
  • Easy to Learn, Hard to Master: Thanks to a pure and focused gameplay, TrackMania² Stadium is very easy to get into, but you’ll have to rely on all your skills to reach the top.
  • Experience the Legend: Enjoyed by millions of racers all over the world, the Stadium environment is back, bigger and better, with even more possibilities!
  • Unlimited creative possibilities: ManiaPlanet provides all the tools to easily create and share with the TrackMania community. Whether you like to make videos, create your own tracks, car skins, or create a full-blown custom game mode, you’ll find everything you need here
  • Competition for everyone: Trackmania Stadium has been an eSports favorite for many years, and is now coming back even stronger thanks to new Team and Competition management tools, embedded livestream capabilities and much more!

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS:Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8
    • Processor:1.5 Ghz
    • Memory:1 GB RAM
    • Graphics:256 Mo, Pixel Shader 2.0 / Intel HD 2000 / Nvidia ION / AMD HD 6310
    • DirectX®:9.0c
    • Hard Drive:1 GB HD space
Helpful customer reviews
1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 20
Who played TMN since its releasing (i believe it was in 2007?) will always be addicted to it. I've played that from 2008, and continuously get TMNF and TM2S. Fun as it always was :)
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
574.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 5
This game is perfect. The graphics, the map editor, and most importantly the community. If you like technical driving this is the game for you. Every run is different. Hit a wall? Restart. Everything has to be perfect for the best time. Some bugs make the game better and allow for more freedom in mapmaking.

Pros:
Fun driving
great community
great map editor
unique approach to racing game

Cons:
Menus can be a little annoying, do not support controllers.
Weird input bugs that require restart can happen from time to time.
Occasional crashes.

9/10
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2 of 3 people (67%) found this review helpful
43.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 11
Very nice game <3
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
Fun little racing game to kill some time.
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7.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 19
No words can describe how good this game is... Yet it seems the community for it is Dead.
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11.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 8
This game is known to everyone who likes racing and stunts.

I used to play the nations forever in the past, created hundreds of tracks ( most where weird ones) and spent many hours on it. Now with the stadium I can make better creations in better graphics.

In trackmania stadium you race in solo or multiplayer against other peoples times. It is an amazing "you vs everyone" racing game in which you get to run your car in asphal or dirt.... or even air. The creativity of some people lets you do incredible and fun stunts.

It will definitely bring a smile on your face.
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0.7 hrs on record
Posted: October 12
fun gaem would recomend
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9.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 13
I like it.. worth the buy
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17.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 14
It can be fun to play it but after you've got to the black / E levels the game is complete ♥♥♥♥ to me (especially E03).
But it might only be me because it's to hard for me...

I still recommend playing/buying it because there also are some pretty good servers to play on, if you don't like the solo maps. The map editor is pretty good, too. I'm actually thinking about buying the other Trackmania2 games...

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2.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 9
why does no one play this with me
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10.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 3
I do recommend this game, but on a tricky way: not this game here on sale, but the old Stadium, the free one. AND, when you're done, having spent hours on it finishing the main races AND some custom races, I do recommend wasting your life on RPG races (the ones that take 1 or 2 hours to finish, and 10 to 15 minutes max if you want to appear in the scores...). So there it is :)
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14.4 hrs on record
Posted: October 4
If you get bored of something and want to do some Racing, Definitely check this game out. Well worth the price.
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4.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 27
Best game ever. Too bad, there aren't a lot of players in multiplayer atm. And the servers are filled with fullspeed tracks. I prefer techtracks. But buying TM2 is a good way to support the developer.
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3.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
A fantastic racing game for casual or even competitive, it is not like say a Need for Speed in the way that the cars are less varied and the laws of physics are more bent. It is very satisfying when you manage to pull off a track pretty well you haven't tried before. The game will have you doing upside down 180s (gravity still applies so you need good momentum) and crazy maneuvers on all kinds of ramps and tracks, from dirt to concrete, ground level to very high in the air. A great game I would reccomend to prety much anyone
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11.6 hrs on record
Posted: October 28
10/10 wud bang shagadelic bby
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8.2 hrs on record
Posted: October 30
where do i start i use to play tm1 and loved it it was easy simple but this they had to update parts for no reason, some of it is fine like the new slightly underground parts also i love how dark it goes but the otherday i made a track and it worked fine other than the fact it took about and hour to compile shadows but today i go to make a track and before the editor could even load the game crashed evertime so i had to delete the game and restart it also for some reason my server list page keeps changing from the old to the new style and i know this has nothing to do with nadeo but why is every server filled with crap tracks made by 6 year olds, tracks use to be decent and now some ♥♥♥♥♥ decide that there track needs to have extra track when you wont even get close to that peice of track all in all i think people should just go back to tm1 much more reliable than this garbage and before anyone says oh hes just ranting trust i had full intentions of liking this game to the point where i purchased the game before i played the demo.
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47 of 49 people (96%) found this review helpful
43.5 hrs on record
Posted: July 2
Addictive. Surprisingly addictive. I bought this expecting 5 hours max of gameplay. I would drive around in my car a little bit, crash into some wall, then go. Honestly, looking at the name and trailers, I wasn't really expecting a great game. I was so wrong. This game is great. The tracks, the concept, the art, even the music. Everything about this game was done right. The levels aren't repetative so you won't get lulled into a bored repetitive leveling. No, each level has its own new quirck and obviously a new track. If you are going to buy this, be prepared to start honing your keyboard driving skills because this fast-paced game will require skill. But skill that you won't mind training for because it is such a fun game.
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22 of 22 people (100%) found this review helpful
282.2 hrs on record
Posted: June 29
Trackmania 2 Stadium is a casual arcade racing game,like the Trackmania 1 series before it,it has a massive online following of players and modders,online leaderboards for country and region and an unlimited amount of tracks to race on,Trackmania 2 series is more of an updated version of the original game with a new graphics and sound engine,a more streamlined interface geared towards simplified ingame downloadable content and trying to combine the other expansions of the trackmania series together.

The old Trackmania games could be purchased as several different themes,sunshine,nations,united and forever,these were separate games with the same racing only set in different locals and racing car types,like F1 rally,exotic.There are also a few other versions on the game that combined everything together as one purchase called united nations.The original is old,it's pricing structure and layout was a mess but the game was very good in it's own right however it would never be recommended over the Trackmania 2 series these days.

Trackmania 2,so for the new updated game,it has now been split into three games,Stadium,Canyon and Valley -F1-STOCK-RALLY each of these games have their own locale and racing style,each of these games are superb in their own way and now these three games are tied together with the new menu system.The gameplay is very arcade,these games use for example the rally theme in a very loose sense to make up the look and sound of the game but overall,all three games are of the Trackmania style of gameplay,a gameplay all on it's own.

Gameplay consists of racing without racing !,you racing on the games tracks or the user created tracks that can resemble something from FZero or Micromachines or Hotwheels,you race simply for the race record and you race against your own and everyone else's ghost car,when you play online you are also racing against online players ghost cars,they are playing in real time but you can't crash into them as there is no collision,if there were collision then the game would simply not work as you can be racing along side as many as 400 other players at the same time of any given track !

This is a very casual pick up and play,have fun and turn off again game but it's also a very skillful game,also a very exciting game that looks and sounds great to boot,it doesn't matter what version of the game you buy,stadium canyon and valley all offer the same level of skill and fun.

So I would recommend everyone play this game,it's the PC racing game that everyone should own a copy of,I will break down the differences of each of the three games in preference as my opinion below.

Trackmania Stadium -You can't go wrong with stadium as it's the base game,the original and the best
Trackmania Canyon -The weakest of the three but it's really really fun,as good as the others but just not the best
Trackmania Valley - the best looking of the three as it's engine was tweaked as the locale has more going on,more detail

I would always recommend Stadium as the starting game,it's the cheapest of the three and the core game is there,the other two are just as good but I would say Stadium is the best of the three,with stadium you do not even need to ever play the other two games,the other two are for those who can't get enough of the Trackmania series and it's also good to change
out every now and then for something s bit different to race on.

CONS

The game like soo many others are not without problems,many bugs have already been sorted but I found the Trackmania series in particular to have some very backwards design ideas/flaws,for the most part this game and it's expansions will run 60fps+ on the very high graphical settings,some settings still slow it down like motionblur but thankfully you can turn all details from off,low,med,high,the vsync options are not very well explained as there are six options for vsync as well as triple buffering and first time users won't know the correct/best setup,I will say now that you should use vsync,also use every third frame (not constant frame) and also use triple buffer and this should give you a proper 60fps,water shader detail for medium pc's should be med or low,and motion blur would be recommended as off,there are many other options in the start up menu and you should take the time in setting these up,resolution is very important in this game,i found that lower resolutions are fine but you really miss the graphical details so I would recommend you aim for 1080,full frame rate with vsync options and then turn up other details to see what you can get away with.

Other problems with the game are the lack of support,this game is made by a French company and the forums and users are mostly EU users,there's not as many users from the uk and usa on the forums,that doesn't mean there are not many users from uk and usa playing the game,just means we try to avoid the unhelpful forums as I found I didn't get anywhere when asking for help.

The game's layout,the way the game works can be quite strange as well,you earn points for scoring high,these points are called Planets ? your planets are displayed in the top bar when you are in the main menu,these Planets are then used to buy online user created content,you earn a little planets each day that you play as well,another thing that seems backward to me is the apparent new menu system that combines everything together (it doesn't actually work) after all the time this game has been out it still is broken but since an update a month ago it is now working outside of steam but the steam version is still unworking,this means that if you own two or more of the trackmania games,you need to exit out the game and start then other one up from steam ( not a big deal really)

Overall this game is amazing,be prepared to spend some time on the game,take your time and mess about in the menus and try to get used to the way the Trackmania system works,playing the game for the first time gave me the feeling of (wtf have I just bought ?) it took me a while to understand the games charm,I was expecting far too much from the game and when I couldn't really GET the concept of the game along with the many problems I faced in trying to find out what Planets are and why my planets would disappear without buying content or sometimes I would buy content and lose my planets but not receive my item,I found it very hard in finding the answers on google or the mania forums,little things like this can really put you off a strange game and concept like this one,but give it a go and you will find it hard not to fall in love with this game,it's a classic.

10/10
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25 of 28 people (89%) found this review helpful
11.6 hrs on record
Posted: May 12
It's hard to review a game like this...
The product's quality is astonishing.
Perfect game, perfect graphics, perfect online, perfect editor.
The only issue is that, this package, is mostly similar to the "Trackmania Nations Forever" one, which is free, or to the "Stadium" mode of "Trackmania United Forever".
So if you're a new fan of the trackmania universe buy this game right away, but if you already play on the Stadium (standard) or Nations packages, you might avoid buying this one (Though i still recommend getting it, if you have the money).
I hafve to say that this package adds some brand new cool blocks to the editor and Nadeo's tracks are something amazing!
For the first time playing the single player really is an enjoable experience aswell.
I recommend the game.
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20 of 21 people (95%) found this review helpful
599.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 13
This game is pretty ridiculous. It's like the company asked a bunch of 4th graders to come up with ideas for a racing game, and this is the result. Wall rides, loops, huge jumps, crazy speed. It's awesome.

That being said, the skill cap is infinitely high. Yes, it's massively fun to go on a server and smash through a bunch of new tracks, crashing all over the place and hitting walls like they owe you money. And it's worth mentioning that since the multiplayer is almost exclusively user-created levels, there are tens of thousands of maps to play. But once you settle in to a server and have learned the maps, then it becomes a wonderfully technical game about shaving off bits of time where you can.

A notable game mechanic, for those unaware, is that in time attack mode (probably the most popular game type, that and Rounds) you can reset to the beginning of the track (or the last checkpoint) at any time. This is a bit of departure from many other racing games. You'll just have a set amount of time (usually 5 to 7 minutes), to get a single best run possible. This makes it so that you never have to waste time finishing a run when you've already messed up, you can just reset and start fresh immediately. Makes for a much more efficient practice regimen, and resulting rate of improvement.

There are three environments within TrackMania 2 (Stadium, Valley, Canyon), but within each environment is an abundance of variety in itself. Since this review is Stadium, I'll focus on that briefly:
-Track materials: Pavement, Dirt, Grass, Water
-Game Modes: Time Attack, Rounds. Probably others, but rarely used. RPG, I suppose.
-Track Types: FullSpeed (because braking is for losers), Tech (because fullspeed is for neanderthals), Dirt (because you are full of self-loathing), Speedtech (Because you're a well-balanced individual with many friends and a winning smile).

Seriously, the infinite permutations of tracks alone makes this game worth it.
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