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.
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Release Date: Feb 2011

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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.
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Llewellyn
49.3 hrs
Posted: August 27
I adored the first TDU. Hooning about Hawaii.

When I got TDU2, I was quite happy. That changed when I started playing.

Granted, it's open world. Granted, the scenery and the vehicle renderings are good. However, I don't have a steering wheel. I play with a joypad. And it took me ages to actually set the damn thing up to work as near as possible correctly. Once I'd done that, then the game became pretty decent.

I enjoy the idea of passing the tests for various vehicle classes before you can proceed with various races to ultimately win the Solar Crown. Some of the races can prove challenging, so it's not all just a hoon about.

Mooching around Ibiza and the jaunt to Hawaii, gives ample opportunity to find various vehicle dealers, small side quests, outfitters, hair dressers, plastic surgeon, real estate agents, and vehicle upgrade sites, both cosmetic and mechanic.

The other racers in the game, that form the people you're pitted against are generally planks. Even though it's a game, there's a real sense of "I'm up here becuase I'm freakin fabulous, you're just a nothing", and it all seems to be about image. Hence the reason for the outfitters, hairdressers and plastic surgeon. Which I feel is ironic for a driving game.

Graphically, it's very pretty, and the rendering internally of vehicle is quite good, although I wish the dash binnacle worked properly, not just the speedo and tacho.

There's a good few MODs out there, and availability to add other, non stock vehicles to your garage is quite good. There's no Lamborghinis for example in the stock game.

Apart from the initial niggles, TDU2 is a decent driving game, with lots of exploration, a decent choice of motors and a good place to while away many hours.
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Pcuser2pro4sexy
100.4 hrs
Posted: August 27
doesnt f*ckin work
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VioletPiranha
65.0 hrs
Posted: August 26
TDU2 is an amazing game! I've spent hours of my time playing this game and each time was more fun than the last.

To even more increase the enjoyment, i suggest playing with friends as this totally increases the emersion factor and you will be left with hours upon hours of fun which can be had!!!!

Great game and worth trying!!!!
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VegeChips
2.9 hrs
Posted: August 25
Better than No Mans Sky
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Outlaw
72.8 hrs
Posted: August 24
It's a pieces of ♥♥♥♥ game. I would stick my money to something better than this if I were you. Atari server sucks.
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Morgiman
15.8 hrs
Posted: August 23
Fun Game! A must buy. The map is a great size, the story is interesting and the gameplay is good. I`ve been playing this since it came out.
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Overlord Jr.
85.7 hrs
Posted: August 21
Very ambitious free roam driving game, a lot of things went right, a lot went wrong

Issues:
  • Securom 4 machine activation limit, need to deactivate before hardware changes to recycle, otherwise will not restore by itself
  • Periodically crashes the game on windows 10 at certain places & certain time, more frequently on high settings, apparently also caused by DRM, no solution other than retry at lower settings and hope for better luck
  • Launcher takes 1 minute minimum to start
  • DLC paywall for casino & certain premium cars, need to pay both real money and ingame money to obtain those, while most premium cars are nothing special or ugly even, still very irritating without discounted whole package available 5 years later
  • Cars handle like on ice, particularly dreadful in qualifier driving test for championships, where driving assistance is disabled

That said, the franchise is still the ultimate recreational driving experience on PC at the moment, part of the fun came from driving around 2 huge islands with beautiful scenery & dynamic weather to explore every inch of unmarked road on GPS

The other part came from gaming the system and living the life:
  • Using CheatEngine to make billions in seconds & buy all 60 properties all over the map to stuff them full of cars painted to my liking
  • Using DLC unlocker to gain access to casino with practically unlimited funds to waste and keep premium DLC cars
  • Even a simple exploit of buying a normal car and quickly moving curser to DLC car would allow you to buy & keep them until game is launched next time without unlocker. Test drive like its meant to be, unlimited without the arbitrary 2 minute time limit

Server is still up with decent amount of people in unstructured free roam & casino, it gets very fun if there are friends or communities to play with, ranked multiplayer is dead however. Overall very worthy of $5 or a pirate, either that or buy the Crew/Forza Horizon, the original studio is long gone anyway
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│McAgent│
3.6 hrs
Posted: August 19
The game doesn't launch, so I can't review it!
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DeadMoney6
42.9 hrs
Posted: August 18
works on windows 10
works with an intigrated graphcs card
YOU CAN STILL MAKE AN ACOUNT
Get it one of the best games you will play
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RCarey
19.4 hrs
Posted: August 18
Where can i get DLCs for this game?
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Most Helpful Reviews  In the past 30 days
12 of 16 people (75%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Recommended
382.5 hrs on record
Posted: August 13
Nothing says big like a nearly 300Km race course around the entire island of Hawaii that really takes close to an hour!
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4 of 5 people (80%) found this review helpful
Recommended
61.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 6
Works great on Windows 10 on my GPU 960 no problem online servers are up. Just one small thing it was a pain to register at atari TDU2 website i did not get a conformation email but still I can login and play.
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
42.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 18
works on windows 10
works with an intigrated graphcs card
YOU CAN STILL MAKE AN ACOUNT
Get it one of the best games you will play
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
85.7 hrs on record
Posted: August 21
Very ambitious free roam driving game, a lot of things went right, a lot went wrong

Issues:
  • Securom 4 machine activation limit, need to deactivate before hardware changes to recycle, otherwise will not restore by itself
  • Periodically crashes the game on windows 10 at certain places & certain time, more frequently on high settings, apparently also caused by DRM, no solution other than retry at lower settings and hope for better luck
  • Launcher takes 1 minute minimum to start
  • DLC paywall for casino & certain premium cars, need to pay both real money and ingame money to obtain those, while most premium cars are nothing special or ugly even, still very irritating without discounted whole package available 5 years later
  • Cars handle like on ice, particularly dreadful in qualifier driving test for championships, where driving assistance is disabled

That said, the franchise is still the ultimate recreational driving experience on PC at the moment, part of the fun came from driving around 2 huge islands with beautiful scenery & dynamic weather to explore every inch of unmarked road on GPS

The other part came from gaming the system and living the life:
  • Using CheatEngine to make billions in seconds & buy all 60 properties all over the map to stuff them full of cars painted to my liking
  • Using DLC unlocker to gain access to casino with practically unlimited funds to waste and keep premium DLC cars
  • Even a simple exploit of buying a normal car and quickly moving curser to DLC car would allow you to buy & keep them until game is launched next time without unlocker. Test drive like its meant to be, unlimited without the arbitrary 2 minute time limit

Server is still up with decent amount of people in unstructured free roam & casino, it gets very fun if there are friends or communities to play with, ranked multiplayer is dead however. Overall very worthy of $5 or a pirate, either that or buy the Crew/Forza Horizon, the original studio is long gone anyway
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
Recommended
15.8 hrs on record
Posted: August 23
Fun Game! A must buy. The map is a great size, the story is interesting and the gameplay is good. I`ve been playing this since it came out.
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6 of 12 people (50%) found this review helpful
3 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
19.9 hrs on record
Posted: August 10
This is complete ♥♥♥♥ing ♥♥♥♥♥♥♥t, 20 hours gone into this game, and the savegame got corrupted outta nowhere, and this happens to a lot of people. Still, I'm glad it happened soon, think about the people that lost their save-game at 200+ in-game hours, I'm not restarting the progress, because 5 years later, Atari provides no support and haven't fixed their ♥♥♥♥, and I'm not risking to lose it again

DO NOT BUY IT! The game itself is not bad, but large scale issues like these are completely game-breaking
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676 of 742 people (91%) found this review helpful
51 people found this review funny
Not Recommended
760.4 hrs on record
Posted: May 23, 2015
I want them to put the game BACK ON put the servers back to normal IT WONT HURT A THING! Or at least take it off steam because people are buying it and getting this ♥♥♥♥ when they run it. What is wrong with this! I got reinstalled the game today and I cannot get the game working if it were to save my life! Can you either put the servers back up or make a CRACK that makes it so the game does not look for servers! I WANT THIS TO BE READ AND NOT THROWN OUT LIKE MY COMMENT IS GARBAGE!!! I loved this game and played it for about 756 hours! I want to play more... PLEASE i beg that this gets read and that you fix this and I will be SO delighted if you do so...

Hope & Frustration...
ChuckUFarley
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520 of 570 people (91%) found this review helpful
21 people found this review funny
Recommended
26.9 hrs on record
Posted: October 17, 2014
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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658 of 735 people (90%) found this review helpful
2 people found this review funny
Recommended
4,392.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 26, 2013
Mindblowing game. Play it 24/7.

My best settings for FFB and handling with G27, check-usespecialforce,102,80,60, uncheck-enablecenter, 70,check-usespecial steer, uncheck-report, 200rotation, check-the use specialgames, check-the allow. and In tdu2 game esc-options-game settings change Sports to Full assistance, at esc-options-controls-sliders tab; 3vib, ffb-default, 0 3 0 0 5 8 6. For x360 try vib3, 0ff, 5 7 6 7 5 5 5.

Tdu2 is not easy... not easy to install either, in fact it can be very difficult.
But when [if] you do get in then Hurray! Welcome, be nice have fun. Tdu2 'a world in a game', a game that many people have called terrible, (maybe they need to try a bit more with happy face,
maybe try more, persist, and learn it.) Or they say (terrible handling), it's not, it's excellent physics and handling, you gotta tweak your settings til it fits your liking, it takes some time, a week or 2, ok a month or 3, "The Struggle Is the Fun" and you get more achievement buzz. If u get it all easily you appreciate it less, (and that's where cheats lose out cos they are diluting their game).
It's best to be in no hurry to get there because you are already here, doing it. Have fun.

O.K. you got in!.. Meet Tess Wintory, your host, at The Party, dancing and Intro music; My Girl by Paul Oakenfold, DJ, Pacha Night Club Ibiza. see Jude at Used Cars, Buy a car. Drive Learn to 'Frim'. Buy a house, buy some clothes, pimp your avatar, meet Driving School trainers; Jane, Todd, Marco, meet Miami Harris, and her dog Michail. Drive fast, race other players, drive slow, explore all you see. Like the amazing graphic environment and cool graphic objects, bridges tunnels windmills, planes flying, and you go in the airport buy ticket, to get to other island. Take photos anywhere with Pause menu. Enjoy Sunny weather, or maybe cloudy, or rain storm thunder lightning, night and day, dance in the moonlight with your new friend. Find more graphic objects on Oahu island, gunships at Pearl harbour, Pagodas at Japanese war cemetery, exotic canyon bridge, pets in houses There's 3,000 miles of road to explore, environment not too repetitive and changes as u go other areas town county east west. You can drive really fast in Supercars, zonda, ferrari, bugatti, ariel atom. Fast is fun, and more fun in cruise drive with others. You gotta do the licence schools though, [they help you handle your ride better]. 100 single play challenges and solar crown campaign, and Copchase feature, win a copviper police car with sirens. Buy clothes, walk around in shops and car dealers, in houses etc, More rides.. vw beetle, citroen 2cv, motorbikes, Audi, Ruf, Merc. Classic, Muscle; Dodge Viper [my fav a2]. Do car art in StickerShop. Go offroad in Suv, Spyker D8 is a good one, there's dirt tracks, or.. i do this,, travel a-to-b overland, dodge trees and rocks drive to ocean onto beach and onto cliff tops, drive all the way round Ibiza like that, avoiding roads and dont Splosh or Fall off cliff, and that takes about 8 hours. You have also in Tdu2, stuff to find, requested photo locations and the hidden car wrecks x60, get 10 the same win a reward car. Go to your house, change clothes, put your photos in the frames. Go Freeride persistent multiplay, up to 8 players in your session, Friend other players, most are nice people, you may even become rare gold friends true. Make a club together and grow its respect and Xp by racing other clubs, Lose some, learn some, Win some, learn more Win more, learn the tracks, learn the ways of each car.. it's a long game, become expert. Invite friend to your house. Chat. Win races get cash, virtual dollars, no real cash needed in Tdu2, unless you decide to buy dlc cars. Tdu2 economy is very tight. Get extra cash with Community Races, Use the easy learn Challenge Editor, Create your own routes and tracks and post them with game cash reward to the Server for others to try. And if you are a goldfish, [like me] you can get round all of Tdu2 in about 6 months, then save your profile folder, make new one, and do it all again. Level 1 to level 60 (Legend).
Make new friends, keep the old. Much to discover on two islands. A very replayable game.
Casino dlc pretty cool too. I do hope you will get into Tdu2 and I am here every day Steam forum so all is not lost if you are stuck, post to forum ask for helps, and i will try not to shout if I can't see your prob till u state it clear accurate details cos i can't see in til u describe it, goodluck, enjoy, call me :)

The Tdu2 Creed. Learn it, sing it, share it. Write on your car.
[adapted from Max Ehrmann's original Desiderata.]
by Ellie.

Go Rapidly amid the roads and rain
And remember what thrill there may be in driving.
As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all players
Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans and listen to others,
even the noobs and the wannabes; they too have their story.
Despite all its hackers and cheats it is still a beautiful place.
Strive to be happy.
You are a child of the TDUniverse,
No less than the trees and the cars
You have a right to be here
And whether or not it is clear to you,
No Doubt the TDUniverse is unfolding as it should.

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Feb 2014 TDU2 Three years young! Hurray!
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Atari broke my Steam Tdu2 last July 23rd 2013. no support atari said tell Steam, Steam said go tell Atari. So I had to buy it again, I now play in retail Tdu2, same game but play hours are not recorded.
Tdu2 single player is [imho] 95% at super excellent; more after my word on multiplayer.
TDU2 had its multiplayer peak in 2011 [2,000 average number of players online each day] and was excellent and seamless join from singleplay and support was good. Since then Atari went broke, sacked its Eden devs and try to maintain and code and 'update' it by themselves and they have failed breaking much of the multi and have even broken some of the login process and Uplauncher. Support is not much after 3 years. Many forum posts complain about not being able to get past the uplauncher into the multi game. If you do manage to set router firewall exceptions for port 8889 and 3478 [not so simple] then you will mostly get into multi ok and all will be good.

Backup your Savegame every day.. that's Documents\Eden Games. Copy the whole folder, find a safe place on other drive, create a new folder, name it as e.g. 'May12-ellie-lev22' Open it, and Paste in there. Ok. Do that every day, make new folder each time with new name, e.g. 'May13-ellie....etc. after a week you have 7 backups of your Eden Games, you can delete the oldest one, you still got 6. My backup folder, if it gets more than 50 in it I delete a few, but I always keep the most recent 5. If your Tdu2 gives error or crashes, go Documents, Cut the Eden Games folder, Paste it to Desktop, Open the recent backup folder you made, Copy (not Cut) that Eden Games folder and Paste it in Documents. Run Uplauncher all good say Hurray for backup, delete that bad Eden from Desktop, go Play. If still fail ask for helps.
Thanks for reading. Have fun!
Thanks Atari Eden for creating Tdu2.
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447 of 499 people (90%) found this review helpful
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Recommended
178.3 hrs on record
Posted: December 6, 2015
We need TDU3!
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