Test Drive Unlimited 2 transforms the driving genre, adding the persistency, progression and customization of the latest multiplayer games to the auto racing experience. Test Drive Unlimited 2 blends single player and multiplayer experiences seamlessly, creating a dynamic world of evolving content and challenges.
User reviews: Mostly Positive (3,070 reviews)
Release Date: Feb 2011

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December 26

TDU 2 Website and Servers are Back Online!

TDU 2 Racers,

We wanted to inform you that we have successfully restored both the website (http://www.testdriveunlimited2.com/) and the PC game servers today after a brief outage due to high traffic. New registrations, multiplayer, and racing is back to normal!

If you are in need of support or are having issues accessing the servers please contact us at customersupport@atari.com

The team at Atari sincerely apologies for the outage and wish everyone a happy holidays!

Sincerely,
Team TDU2

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About This Game

Test Drive Unlimited 2 transforms the driving genre, adding the persistency, progression and customization of the latest multiplayer games to the auto racing experience.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 blends single player and multiplayer experiences seamlessly, creating a dynamic world of evolving content and challenges. Players define their online persona through unparalleled customization of their avatars and vehicles, and the acquisition of property, clothing and other accoutrements of a luxurious international lifestyle. All-new race types, vehicle classes, environmental challenges, locations and much more push this epic franchise to new levels of performance.
Chase glory from behind the wheel of the most exclusive performance cars and take the race online to challenge rivals around the world. Customize your life as you tear through the streets and kick up dust off - road on the sun - kissed islands of Ibiza and Hawaii.

Key Features:

  • CONNECT: TDU2 is "always live" with automatic content updates and seamless online/offline integration. New content, challenges and features will integrate dynamically into the gameplay as the world evolves over time.
  • SOCIALIZE: A whole new, out of car mode, where you can walk around shared spaces and interact with other players. New player run clubs are now a huge part of the game. New co-op play; follow the leader, keep your distance and enhance the experience within the social networking world.
  • CUSTOMIZE: Unlock a huge range of options and show off your custom avatar to friends and rivals. Customize your car with custom paint jobs, decals, interiors and trims. Customize every aspect of your avatar –– hair, clothes, physique and attitude. Buy your dream house or yacht, decorate, furnish and invite your friends.
  • RACE!: Test Drive Unlimited 2 puts the world’s most desirable vehicles in the player’s hands. These ultra-limited edition masterpieces are flawlessly replicated with Eden’s finely tuned driving technology. Unlock vehicles from elite manufacturers such as Gumpert, Koenigsegg, Aston Martin, Audi and more.
  • EXPERIENCE: An all-new single player story mode with compelling character progression. A dramatic narrative, unforgettable characters, and immersive cut scenes to draw you in to the vibrant world of Test Drive Unlimited 2. Single player mode can be experienced offline or as part of the multiplayer experience. Create your custom avatar and build your fortune.
  • EXPLORE: Hit the streets on a whole new island: IBIZA. New terrain types, architecture and beautiful vistas bring this legendary location to life. Take on thousands of unique missions as you explore over two-thousand miles of back roads and black top in this Mediterranean paradise. Additionally, you can head to the Ibiza airport and take a flight to Oahu and experience the Hawaiian island as you never have before: with more than 600km of new asphalt and off-road network added as well as completely new missions and challenges.
  • M.O.O.R.™: Massively Open Online Racing is back! Level up your character based on your style of play, enjoy all co-op and competitive racing modes, and take on other racers that you encounter in our high-speed sandbox.
  • EVOLVE: Dozens of new enhancements, features and modes: dynamic weather, day/night, motion blur, car damage, a completely new handling model and more. New core driving modes and game-play: Championship, racing school, duels, cups. Off-road is now featured, with a whole new class of vehicle and hundreds of miles of off road tracks now in the game.

System Requirements

    Minimum:
    • OS: Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, Windows 7
    • Processor:Intel Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce 8800 / ATI Radeon HD 3870 or faster*
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 14 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Peripherals: Keyboard, Mouse or 10-button controller such as Xbox 360 or Logitech Dual-Action
    • Other Requirements: Internet Broadband Connection, Microsoft .NET 3.5 required
    • Note:* Integrated video cards, such as the ATI Radeon HD 3200 or Intel HD Graphics, are not supported.
    Recommended:
    • OS:Windows XP SP2, Vista SP2, Windows 7
    • Processor: Core 2 Duo 2.2GHz or AMD Athlon X2 4400+
    • Memory: 2GB
    • Graphics: Nvidia GeForce GTX 280 / ATI Radeon HD 4870
    • DirectX®: DirectX 9.0c
    • Hard Drive: 14 GB
    • Sound: DirectX 9.0c-compatible
    • Peripherals: Keyboard, Mouse or 10-button controller such as Xbox 360 or Logitech Dual-Action
    • Other Requirements: Internet Broadband Connection, Microsoft .NET 3.5 required
    • Note:* Integrated video cards, such as the ATI Radeon HD 3200 or Intel HD Graphics, are not supported.
Helpful customer reviews
271 of 295 people (92%) found this review helpful
26.8 hrs on record
Posted: October 17
I'm a big fan of driving games, whether it be GRID, Forza, Gran Turismo... you name it I've played it.

Test Drive Unlimited 2 got a lot of bad ratings from companies, but they never understood what it was made for. It wasn't designed for racing, yeah it had a racing storyline on the side, but coming from TDU1, it was all about driving around a beautiful island with your friends calmly and enjoying the scenery.

So if you are looking for a game where you drive to 3 million miles an hour crashing at every corner, go play need for speed. But if you're looking for that one game you actually enjoy doing nothing but driving around on... this is for you.

Most underated driving game of all time.
If I had to choose my most favorite driving game... this would be No. 1.

ps. dont be fooled by the small amount of hours I have on steam, I have over 500 on my xbox.
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109 of 122 people (89%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Far from competitive with it's rivals, but great in its own way

This game has suffered from generally bad reviews and in some cases it really deserves it.
Yet in other cases it is great.
In TDU2, you start off as an ordinary parking valet. But you fall asleep inside one of your customer's Ferrari, and she gets quite mad about it. She then tells you to drive her to a TV studio and introduces the player to a racing league called Solar Crown.
Right here you notice the story is not the best, indeed very generic and it doesn't appear like Eden took much time developing voice acting either, everyone speaks with such a generic tone to it.

From here you can freely explore the island of Ibiza, which is big. Really big. There is alot of different things to see in Ibiza, from deserts to villages to cities. There is always one road left to discover.
And then you can also unlock Hawaii, so there is quite alot of roads to drive on.
You can also go off-roading, which brings me to the car selection of the game.
If you compare to Gran Turismo, or Forza, you will quickly notice there are less cars here.
And if that was not enough, Atari put DLC cars that you have to buy with real money in regular dealerships, just to tease you.
Still, there is a reasonably good amount of cars in TDU2, and when you buy one from the factory you can change interior, colour and rims.

There is also another game mechanic, police chases. Behave badly, and Ibiza 5-0 will be after you.
Though police cars tend to simply ram you from the front, so it isn't much of a chase, more like a demolition derby funded by tax money. Patrol cars will be deployed a bit ahead of you, at corners and turns, which can be annoying in cities.
When chased, you can see all nearby units on your radar, which helps alot. You can even hear the police radio chatter, though it is nowhere near what you hear in GTA. Also police chases in a luxury simulator, it just feels out of place.

Winning championships gives you money, alot of it. Which you can spend on real estate, clothes for your character, cars (obviously) and upgrades for your car.

There is one huge issue with this, and will lower any score this game will ever get.
When you first run TDU2, you will get a prompt to create a profile. If you choose to make a multiplayer profile. you will need an Atari account. This is the worst part. TDU2's website is broken, so when you try to enter it, you will get a message about security issues. You may simply disregard these messages, there is no virus inside it. And creating an account can be tricky aswell (not confirmed by me). And if you forget your password, the "Reset password" button is broken aswell, it will give you a message saying "Couldn't send password reset email" meaning you have to directly contact Atari support for a password reset, which takes two days approx.

Not to mention that TDU2's servers are powered by a hamster running in a wheel, and it tends to be lazy on the job.
So you can count on servers being down quite often, and changing sessions without you knowing it. Playing with friends will be tricky.

Final verdict:
This game is great in it's own way, despite the problems it has. And some problems are difficult to disregard.
Voice acting is not good, not at all.
But Eden has spent more time on details, which is good. You can clearly see the stitches on your car's steering wheel, if it has a satnav it will show the minimap. When in third-person the cars Speedometer will have a different design depending on your car. And you can of course see the character change gears depending on the car. If it is manual, the player will lower his hand from the steering wheel and change gear, if it has pads the character will put three fingers behind the wheel and push the pads.
But it actually does feel more like an MMO with cars, so if you are looking for a real car simulator, I'd recommend picking up Forza.

Overall score: 6/10, could be alot better.
Thanks for reading my review, I hope it has helped you decide whether this game is worth it or not.
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88 of 105 people (84%) found this review helpful
287.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 22
Incorporates 3rd-party DRM: SecuROM™
4 machine activation limit

The issue isn't with Securom it's self, With other Securom games at least if you lose an activation in a month you can get it back, NOT this game!

Thats the biggest down fall, and YOU can lose an activation if you upgrade your Video card, it happened to me.
If you lose all 4 the game won't work. Thanks Atari. Clowns!

Apart from that its a great game, but the wheel support is crappy. And the cars feel like you're driving on ice.
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63 of 73 people (86%) found this review helpful
58.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 2
PRO:
+ Own so many dream cars
+ Socialize with friends and other peopel driving on the map
+ Co-Op in missions
+ CUSTOMIZE your car and put stickers on it like you want
+ Eplore the whole Map(BIG 2 MAPS)
+ Give you control of your character's life (see: buying houses, decorating, pimping sweet rides)
+ Enjoyable free ride
+ Detailed islands
+ You cna play Poker with the DLC and bet your car
+ Find wrecks hidden all over ibiza and hawaii

CONTRA:
- Price
- Driving is missing the raw energy
- Lots of visual bugs
- Bad handling
- Awful and annoying voice acting
- Scrappy framerate
- Loosing save game after reinstalling the game, have to get from beginning
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46 of 51 people (90%) found this review helpful
17.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Has one of the worst DRM systems ever, and good luck getting the servers to work!

It was good at launch. It's unplayable now.
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52 of 64 people (81%) found this review helpful
9.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 23
Great game. but boring due to servers being down for AGES. Only reason i'm not recommending. I WILL recommend when this is sorted. Get the ps3 or Xbox 360 version if you want multiplayer to function
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38 of 45 people (84%) found this review helpful
89.9 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
I bought this game years ago but feel like I need to do a review now.

Do not buy it , Atari is no longer in business so this game has no support and I'm sure the MP servers aren't even up.
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84 of 121 people (69%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME!!!!!!!-------------> SERVERS ARE DOWN DO NOT BUY, VERY MISLEADING AS IT DOES NOT TELL YOU THIS AND SINCE STEAM DON'T ACCEPT REFUNDS YOU'RE GOING TO GET RIPPED OFF.

On a further note the game frame locked me to 23 fps. That should probably tell you everything you need to know to judge the port.
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91 of 133 people (68%) found this review helpful
0.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 24
DO NOT BUY THIS GAME IT WILL NOT WORK AND NEEDS TO BE REMOVED BY STEAM
THE COMPANY IS OUT OF BUSINESS AND THE SERVERS ARE DOWN.
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32 of 36 people (89%) found this review helpful
1.2 hrs on record
Posted: December 9
First off you have to register an account with yet another 3rd party. I can't even do that as it tells me my password isn't long enough despite being 12 characters long and a mix of alphanumeric characters.
When trying to load the game up it then brings up an Atari client which then proceeds to download another 1Gb of data.
When the play button is finaly highlighted the damn thing crashes. The game doesn't even start. This isa complete rip off and I won't go near anything by Atari ever again. I should be given a refund for a product that does not work!
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52 of 73 people (71%) found this review helpful
568.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 13
Eh, Old days.. This game is soo much fun, If it didn't have the cheaters.
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71 of 110 people (65%) found this review helpful
1.3 hrs on record
Posted: July 20
Great game! I love the free roaming!
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22 of 25 people (88%) found this review helpful
29.4 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Dont buy this, the servers dont even work now as atari shut down.
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20 of 22 people (91%) found this review helpful
18.5 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
Game doesnt start anymore, It's like the game devs just gave up. Purchase this and your $5 goes down the tube
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44 of 64 people (69%) found this review helpful
10.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 20
TDU2. I'll Just get to the point and use the pro/con format. At the end I'll make observations and make an summation.

Pros. 1. Attention to detail was given to layout* and overall very detailed citys and villages including ancient ruins with no purpose but as a nice touch. 2. Behavior of npc opponents during races created challenge. 3. A large selection of vechicles was available. 4. RPG features such as clothing/car appearence and preformance/housing/player alteration was abundant. 5. Basic driving fundamentals (driving schools) available and mandatory to advance.

Cons. 1. Layout* and NPC behavior. While driving around "most" any curve while offroad at moderately high speed and you want to get sideways a bit? Rest assured that your entrance and exit of the curve has been carefully calculated and a tree has been placed at the exact center of your exit position and sometimes 2 to catch you just in case you swerve away from the first. Want to cut corners where you wish? No. You'll find carefully placed trees at most curves. Think you're clearing that tree? Nope. Suddenly you've rammed that tree head on exactly centered by your vechicle. You'll cut corners where you're allowed to and only in matches where they're obvious to the player. 2. NPC driving behavior. While driving an 4 lane highway your forced to drive on the shoulder because as you approach 2 npc vechicles one will speed to tandem with the other closing an opening that you saw from a distance. Also say you're in an eight lane highway and want to open up the throttle? No. If any vechicle exists in the road ahead it will change lanes to be in yours. Its 2 am in the middle of nowhere and you get a lead foot? Vechicles will pop into existence before your very eyes in both lanes.
Approaching an intersection at high speed? cars will race to block sometimes intersecting and crashing while you're attempting to navigate. Driving through the mountains? And approaching a curve? NPC vechicles will pop into existance race to the curve to beat you there then slow down to 20 mph entering the curve. You want to pass on a curve but dont want to use the shoulder? Consider that all curves are completely blind to you and that an NPC vechicle will pop into existance in the opposing lane as you pass. Want to get close to the vechicle in front of you to get a good passing position? It will slam on the brakes.

2. Graphics. Microstuttering, visible jerking, tearing of the world ahead. Also textures blinking in and out of existence on NPC vechicles. And no its not my computer. It can handle Planetside 2 at 60 fps no problem.

3. NPC while out of vechicles look worse than any in half-life 2 ever did.

4. Voice acting that that never varies and grates the nerves.

5. Want to use a keyboard to navigate? Hehe.

6. Getting some progress in the game? Nope your save game in corrupted.

7. Want to play online? Ha ha...

8. Need support? (see above)

9. Waiting for an update. (see above X2)

10. Want a certain car? Tough luck, its DLC.


While fun can be had it seems engineered to annoy the player enough to quit playing while making a DLC purchase at the same exact moment.
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27 of 35 people (77%) found this review helpful
62.8 hrs on record
Posted: July 29
I don't understand why this game was sold so bad!
The game is great only problem are the bugs there are many!

But the compelete customization and cars and the full open map are great!
You can spend days exploring the map!
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21 of 25 people (84%) found this review helpful
1.1 hrs on record
Posted: December 25
If you wish to waste money and perform the equivalent of excreting all over your self and computer. Proceed and purchase this broken game. And by broken, I do not mean, get glue and stick stuff together. I mean, an elephant has just stood on your pelvis and drowned itself and your mother in faeces, broken. The servers are gone, you cannot create an account and the game runs like a overweight and suicidal gazelle. Do not buy this. :)
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17 of 20 people (85%) found this review helpful
95.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Why get this buggy, never to be updated driving game you may wonder. This is why I say yes in a simplistic -List.

Pros
-Variety of cars/bikes from Mustangs to Ferrari to Harley Davidson.
-Decent Graphics for a driving game of its nature.
-RPG Elements. Houses you can customize, a comprehendable profile system, Club Houses, clothes and more.
-Two Very Big and good looking Islands with plenty of roads and things to discover.(On that note)
-More things to do than just drive against ai. Integrated SP and MP for those who like MP. Public Challenges, Clubs, car wrecks you can salvage. photo missions, Casino if you get the dlc, decent player interaction, are just a few of the things.
-Easy to progress and somewhat ok support for wheels, controllers etc. (Friends XboX 1 Controller Works with this
for example)

Cons
-No developer to update anymore
-Registering on the game website and getting Atari Tokes for DLC can be a pain
-Glitches and Speed Hackers
-From what I hear unstable servers(Never Experinced Myself)
-Confusing Police
-Some graphical bugs for some(Pink Skid Marks for example)
-And a few minor other things that bugs me but does not stop the flow of this game


All In All I highly enjoy this game and suggest everyone at leasts watches some videos of this game on youtube and go with the open mind that people can exagerate problems (Pro or Con) and give this game a chance. You more than likely will not regret it. As for comparisons to The Crew. Even though this games developers are included they are 2 Different games and I will play both in the future. If your still skeptical, wait for a steam sale, game gets decently cheap. Happy driving! See you on the street!
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22 of 29 people (76%) found this review helpful
10.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 15
Bought it on PC and thought I'd be able to play multiplayer because I remember how fun it was on the 360. Come to find out the MP works for some and doesn't work for others thanks to the account creation ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥, unfortunately I got stuck and even though I created an ATARI account it doesn't register. Oh well, the singeplayer is still fun.
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15 of 19 people (79%) found this review helpful
16.1 hrs on record
Posted: October 24
However you play Test Drive 2 Unlimited, you're likely to miss out on something Eden Games and Atari did extremely well. Whether that's vehicle paint and decals, avatar fashions, car interiors, a surprisingly robust casino experience, or just some gorgeous scenery in certain out-of-the way places, there's just way too much good stuff going on in this game to have anyone yawning with a cursory play-through.
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