Features traditional time trial mode and 9 other game modes, including the popular “Capture the flag”, “Gate hunt” and “Pathfinder”.
User reviews: Very Positive (165 reviews)
Release Date: Jan 24, 2012
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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
Helpful customer reviews
2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
5.5 hrs on record
This game is often compared to Motor Storm and is sometimes referred to as the "low budget arcade version" (even though 1nsane came out first) but I disagree; I think Insane 2 is definitely the better game. I'm not really a fan of racing games as a rule, but this one really appeals to me because of it's really simple but addictive gameplay.

Insane 2 has one of the best atmospheres I've encountered in a racing game and has a smart AI, plenty of game modes, vehicles and tracks to choose from giving you plenty of hours of play, the graphics are also pretty impressive for an arcade racer. Throw a ton of achievements into the mix and you have a near-perfect racing game. While the physics aren't exactly phenomenal, they're a lot better than most other games of the same style (P.A.M. for example), it's just a shame that the online community for this game is almost non-existent now.

So if you like arcade racers then you should definitely pick this one up for your collection when it hits the sales. I managed to get it for 75p and it is definitely worth more than that.
Posted: October 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
It is a competent racing game. The graphics are pretty good and it controls well, and sounds are good. However it just does not hold a torch to a far superior game like Dirt 3 or Grid 2. It is tied with Shoot Many Robots for having the most mind bendingly generic awful rock music that makes me want to tear my ears off and throw them in a piranha tank, but I suppose that can be fixed at my own disposal by turning off in-game music (which hopefully it allows) and playing my own tunes in Windows media player. The worst complaint I have about the game is that even if you run a perfect race you usually still only finish first ahead of the second place car by a few seconds or less.

If you want the best off-road racing game, buy Dirt 3. If you want the best track racing game, buy Grid 2 or NFS Shift. Still, this game is definitely fun and I only paid a dollar for it on sale and that was a steal for a game that is a 7/10,
Posted: October 11
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1.3 hrs on record
I just started playing the game, I didn't expected to be good, but it is definetly a good surprise.
Posted: September 28
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0.4 hrs on record
Don't buy this game. AI is terrible and the cars feel heavy and unresponsive. You've been warned.
Posted: September 26
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18.7 hrs on record
Buen juego, nada especial pero muy devertido. Es similar a los MotorStorm de PS3, aunque de menos calidad a mi parecer.
La AI es competitiva aunque a veces hace cosas sin sentido.
Un gran problema que tiene es que la comunidad online es practicamente nula...

Great game, nothing unusual but pretty fun to play, though. It's kinda like a low budget PS3's MotorStorm.
AI it's competitive even though sometimes they make nonsense movements.
Just one big problem, there is no online community...
Posted: October 4
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15 of 15 people (100%) found this review helpful
233.4 hrs on record
Kinda like a low budget Motor Storm, but personally, I easily prefer this. The graphical design is appealing, and the gameplay is fun. Easy to learn, hard to master - this game is both relaxing and challenging, and it will take some hours to complete the career with gold medal in every event. Great value for money I would say.
Posted: May 15
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6 of 6 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.6 hrs on record
Light version of the MotorStorm games (PlayStation).
Other similar games: Fuel, Pure, MX vs. ATV, ATV Offroad Fury, FlatOut, Dirt.

The good:
- Good/OK graphics, sound and music.
- Smooth and arcadish racing with good UI and no sluggish handling.
- No irritating learning curve or deep intro/menu/loading. Only good racing.
- SP, split screen and MP with great maps and different modes.
- A lot of different cars with each their different handling.
- Car tuning.
- Steam achievements.
- Some replay value: just for the fun of it, or for trying to get gold medals.

The bad:
- Maps and overall racing could have been more immersive like fx. MotorStorm Apocalypse.
- Car damage could have been better.
- Car tuning is very simple.
- Dead MP.
- Replay value is not huge.
- No Steam trading cards.

If you are lucky like me, you'll get it on sale or in a bundle.

The review is written considering paying full price for the game,
and not taking into account the MP is dead.

Recommended. 7,5/10.
Posted: August 24
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5 of 5 people (100%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
Insane 2 is basically an add-as-little-as-possible sequel to the original 1nsane. That would be great if they hadn't also removed features. If you're looking for a cheap, reasonably enjoyable offroad arcade racing game, Insane 2 is a good option when you find it on sale. (I got it for $1 on BundleStars) I can't recommend paying the full price, under almost any circumstances. See why below.

Here's what you should know:
You race in tournaments, you get points to upgrade cars, you unlock cars, you race some more.
Each race may take you a couple of tries to beat while you learn the track.
The cars have different liveries, but you won't care much because none of them are interesting.
The AI seems to value your loss more than its own victory, so it'll sacrifice itself to take you out. From memory, this seems to be the same AI from 1nsane.
You can miss checkpoints, which means you'll have to backtrack if you got bounced around one. This combined with the kamikaze AI can sometimes be frustrating.
There're no licensed cars or brands.
This game has full controller support (at least for the wireless 360 controller) though it isn't listed on the Steam page.

If you played the first game I have bad news for you: The free roam mode is gone, there is no mod support, and there are no available mods. So all those fond memories of driving around the open areas trying to do barrel rolls, finding new skins online, discovering that you could make a new area with just a black and white elevation map, and playing as a gnu on wheels are going to have to stay memories. For a lot of people this is a good reason to skip this game, and I can't disagree. If you can see past that though, you'll still enjoy the racing.

Insane 2's distinguishing features are few. It is an offroad racing game and very little more than that. It doesn't have the simulator-esque realism of DiRT and it doesn't have the grand scale tracks and weather of Fuel but it's a fun, arcadey offroad racer.
Posted: July 30
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3 of 3 people (100%) found this review helpful
19.5 hrs on record
Had a lot of fun playing this game. Can be quite challenging too, but also a bit repetitive. Recommended for adrenaline boost.
Posted: August 6
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
I'm not much of a racing fan, or of competitive sports in general, but this game offers amazing graphics, beautiful maps, and reminds me of the fun and open world of ATV Off Road Fury series for PS2. I would definately recommend this!
Posted: July 18
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Insane 2 is definitely a great game. The gameplay is very smooth, no problem with driving any of the cars so far. The maps offer a vast and open world with stunning visuals. Not only can you do classic off-roading, but other game modes like Greed and Capture the Flag. What's really great about this is that each of these gamemodes work for each and every map, so you don't have to worry about compatibility. The UI and multiplayer system is very responsive and I have had no further problems with the game. More fun with friends.
Posted: July 7
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3 of 4 people (75%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
really great game good find i made lots of races good cars great graphics bought for only 74p at bundlestars
Posted: July 4
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6 of 10 people (60%) found this review helpful
5.1 hrs on record
I slammed into someone and they launched headlong into a rock and exploded

Posted: June 5
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
5.4 hrs on record
This game is awesome.. Very fun to play and the gameplay is good for me..

Posted: June 26
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.2 hrs on record
For those who are looking for a sequal to 1nsane, this is not it. I was not impressed at all and would not recommend it for those looking for the 1nsane sequal.
Posted: August 6
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0 of 1 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.7 hrs on record
Awesome graphics.
Posted: May 25
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2 of 6 people (33%) found this review helpful
0.5 hrs on record
if you came here to buy insane based of the old first insane game DO NOT BUY THIS GAME you will feel ripped off and will seriously regret buying it

it is nothing like insane the first game

there is no free roam
little to no damage
its only an arcadey type of game

after playing insane for many years i found out about insane 2 game and so i bought that thinking it was as good if not better than the first man was i wrong

now a good free roam game to play is Spin Tires, BeamNg, streed legal redline racing
Posted: June 11
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.8 hrs on record
Don't buy if you are color-blind. Game mode jamboree requires to distinguish red/green checkpoint on the minimap. Thanks to this I can't progress in game nor my brother. Anyway not much fun. Pure arcade, lot of nitro, repetetive, physic sucks..
Original game was much better.

Posted: May 19
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.7 hrs on record
This game is very mediocre I wanted to like this game because it has charm and potential, but its just not fleshed out enough for me. The racing is frustraiting because this game can't deside if its a serois race simulator or a wacky no holds racer. The control of the car is okay to jerky and responsive, but not frustraiting when trying to corner. However when you take a jump and sudenly go from first to last then can't recover because all the other cars are so evenly matched its not the greatest feeling while playing solo, if that happend in coop i could understand, but take a hint guys in solo I'm the star of the show make me feel like it. Now onto the upgrades; great idea adds depth to the game, terrible exicution all the upgrades save buying new cars are about the same as the last which still holds true for most of the cars aswell, come on guys add some flavor here.

Now all of that said I did enjoy this game for a while the ability to use my 360 controller is huge, but the problems I mentioned make this game get stale way to fast.

I would skip it unless it's a really good deal or in a bundle of somesort there are much better games outthere of this genre.
Posted: July 10
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8.0 hrs on record
Best multiplayer arcade racing game I have played in past 20 years!

**wonderful graphic !
**great car physics (maybe not realistic, I cant tell, but definitely FUN and not irritating as it is with other games)
**huge selection of VARYING tracks (from pure racing to pure crazy fun)
**good netcode ! The game had no lag in 50 races !
**Super well balanced - this game (unlike ANY other have played) always seem to give you a chance to climb back to top position. I never felt frustrated even when I lost. Cant say that about any other racing game I have played in years!
Posted: May 13
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