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Features traditional time trial mode and 9 other game modes, including the popular “Capture the flag”, “Gate hunt” and “Pathfinder”.
Release Date: Jan 24, 2012
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About the Game

Insane 2 offers a number of innovations in the off-road racing genre. Besides the traditional time trial mode, the game features 9 other game modes, including the popular “Capture the flag”, “Gate hunt” and “Pathfinder”, as well as some new competitions, such as bonus hunting, territory control and helicopter pursuit. All of these modes are also available in multiplayer, with up to eight players participating simultaneously.

More than one hundred and fifty races combined into championships and cup competitions take place in Europe, America, Africa and the Antarctic. The game has an enormous variety of long distance tracks: sand and snowy deserts, high-speed roads and impassable cross-country paths, African beaches and deserted Antarctic stations.

The game features 18 vehicles of different classes, from buggies to monstrous “Bigfoots”, as well as an additional prototype class. Rating points won in the races can be used to upgrade any of the vehicles, from a selection of 15 running gear, body or engine upgrade alternatives. Each vehicle is furnished with a detailed destruction system. Reaching the end of a course without suffering any losses is an enormous challenge that only a select few are able to accomplish. The opponents, who constantly create extreme situations, aren’t the only danger: players also need to watch out for railway crossings, heavy tanker trucks and even lightning in stormy weather.

Key Features:

  • 18 vehicles from six different types: 4x4, SUV, pick-ups, trucks, extreme vehicles and prototypes.
  • 20 locations, 170 races, 4 continents (Eurasia, America, Africa and the Antarctic)
  • 10 game modes, also available in multiplayer
  • Rating and game achievements system
  • Detailed vehicle destruction and a car tuning system

System Requirements

    • OS: Windows XP (SP2), Vista (SP1), 7
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo or AMD Athlon 64 X2
    • Memory: 1 GB RAM (1.5 GB for Vista/7)
    • Hard Disk Space: 1.2 GB Free HDD space
    • Video Card: GeForce 7900GTX/ATI RADEON X1900 XT or higher
    • DirectX®: 9.0c
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19 of 21 people (90%) found this review helpful
95 products in account
1 review
6.9 hrs on record
The first Insane game (also spelled 1nsane) was released in 2001. While not insanely successful (as far as i know), it was a fun off-road arcade racer with lots of game modes and tons of maps and cars to choose from. (It even had a cop car and a hover-craft sci-fi racer thingy)

Insane 2 continues this line, being far from a realistic racing game, but immensely fun, if you don't take it too serious. Expect lots of jumps and brutal crashes. The game has quite a few cars, maps and racing modes (from classic racing to capture the flag).

Gameplay-wise, Insane 2 isn't too difficult. The AI has some dumb moments, but luckily, these are relatively few and far-between. The Physics can seem strange to someone expecting a simulator, but their do their job. Ice and mud will make you glide around, for example. One annoying thing is, that the car will turn into rubber when you're carrying the flag (during CTF and RTF games). While the cars do take damage, it seems mostly cosmetic until the car breaks down completely, when a reset will fix it and bring you right back into the action.

The game looks very satisfying and seems well optimized, running very well even on mid and low-end machines. Graphics-wise there's very little to complain about, really.

I can't really say much about the multiplayer, as i have yet to test it.

All in all, the game is well worth your time, IF you don't expect a realistic racing game and if you enjoy over the top races.
Probably the biggest downside, is the current price on Steam. If you can get a better deal, take it!
Posted: November 27th, 2013
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12 of 14 people (86%) found this review helpful
519 products in account
52 reviews
0.9 hrs on record
A poor man's MotorStorm, but by no means a bad game. You can expect good clean arcade racing fun, and a staggering (and quite silly) number of game modes to choose from, as well as decent graphics and good controls. My only problem with it so far is that the difficulty seems pretty inconsistent.

You'll be hard pressed to find a more entertaining indie racer.
Posted: November 3rd, 2013
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10 of 12 people (83%) found this review helpful
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59 reviews
2.6 hrs on record
Not the highest budget, best looking, or most fun handling racing game ever made, for sure, but fairly enjoyable nonetheless. Personally I've never been a fan of games that drift by turning sharper, as opposed to using a button, as it feels like you have less control. However, this game manages to still feel controllable most of the time, despite not feeling as responsive as a game like Sonic & SEGA All Stars Racing Transformed (which personally has my favorite driving mechanics of any racing game).

I have yet to figure out if there's anything I can do to gain boost meter or if it just refills over time. The boosting doesn't always feel as fast as I'd like, but it changes handling interestingly and is frequently refilled, which is nice. I also haven't played many off-road racing games, so this is a nice change of pace, with lots of bumps and such along the way that can challenge you and send you flying, which is quite fun. Speaking of, the car models, designed to look off-roady, are a nice change of pace from the kinds of racing games I usually play. The AI likes to PIT you and force you into obstacles, but trying to return the favor is more difficult than it seems it should be.

If you're a fan of racing games and don't mind a mediocre-but-competent fun little racing game, Insane 2 isn't a bad choice. I wouldn't spend more than $5-10 on it.
Posted: December 3rd, 2013
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11 of 18 people (61%) found this review helpful
243 products in account
2 reviews
10.1 hrs on record
A lot better than you think it might be
Posted: December 1st, 2013
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5 of 7 people (71%) found this review helpful
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4 reviews
1.3 hrs on record
This is one really fun off-road racer. Solid physics, quite many cars from buggies to monster trucks and visuals that I didn´t expect at first. The dust, ice, mud and water effects look great. The light effects make every jump look like your new wallpaper.

The game is fully compatible with the Xbox 360 controller and i would imagine also with some steeringwheels or other gamepads. Can´t tell how good it works with the keyboard but I´m almost certain that it works fine.

If you like the Motorstorm series or always wanted agame like motorstorm without buying a PS3, Insane 2 is for you.
Posted: December 10th, 2013
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