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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
Helpful customer reviews
14 of 14 people (100%) found this review helpful
232.8 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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4 of 4 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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3 of 3 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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2 of 2 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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1 of 1 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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23 of 26 people (88%) found this review helpful
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 27, 2013
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