TrackMania Stadium is a solid high-speed multiplayer racing game that puts you against the clock with other players across the world simultaneously.
TrackMania is a game about precision. If you are looking for a racing game with crashes and power-ups, this is not for you. TMS has a large surplus of maps with various difficulties. Almost every track involve a very large amount of skill to pull of fast times. TMS has a single-player mode and it's pretty basic. You competing against yourself to get bronze, silver or gold medals. The single-player is here to enhance your ability to do better on courses and to make you even better at the game. The money is well spent when you play multiplayer.
There are a ton of servers that are up across the world. All ranging from U.S. to Germany to Japan. I was amazed by how the servers ran, even with over 50 people. Obviously, this was needed as this type of game relies on time based racing.
It's exhilerating to go at a such high speed and making perfect turns as you barely beat the opponent who is ahead of you. You actually feel like you are going extremely fast and it makes the game challenging and pretty addicting at certain times. The graphics in TMS aren't amazing compared to TrackMania Valley, but they get the job done as well as the audio.
The controls aren't totally perfect, but they're responsive enough to give you a chance of making some really good times.
I'm not that great at the game, but these last 7 hours have improved me as a player and I can only learn from the professionals around me.
+High Speed Time Trials
+Great Amount of Tracks
+Good Community with a large surplus of servers
+Excellent Frame-rate with very rare connection issues
-Can get tedious on occasion
While I only have one con, that bullet is very important. I rarely find myself playing TMS for more than an hour on any given time which isn't that great of a thing. Although, TMS is a solid game nonetheless.
TRACKMANIA2 STADIUM: 7.0/10
Posted: November 26th, 2013