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.