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 (2,647 reviews)
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.
Helpful customer reviews
12 of 15 people (80%) 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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9 of 11 people (82%) found this review helpful
74.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 16
Far from competitive with it's rivals, but great in it's 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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9 of 14 people (64%) 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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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
18.0 hrs on record
Posted: October 29
really good game, really great motorcycle driving mechanics
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2 of 2 people (100%) found this review helpful
14.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 11
Pretty fun to drive, and especially with test cars, but the racing is some of the most finnicky I've seen. Get your hand ready on the reset button, because if you make a mistake, you can kiss your hopes of getting a decent rank goodbye, or sometimes even completing the race, for that matter. Add to that the slight input lag in the controls and you will be spending hours on a single race until you get it right.
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
63.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 18
I've spend a significant amount of time in TDU2, whether it be on the ps3 or pc, the things is out of the 100 plus hours i've spend i have never been bored, i completed it on my ps3 and when i got it on pc i completed it again, thats really rare of me. But even after completing it i was very happy to get in my favourite car, slap on hariba radio and just drive for hours on end without ever wanting to turn it of, i just hope The Crew is going to be as good or hopefully better, fingers crossed
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1 of 1 people (100%) found this review helpful
116.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 10
I have played this game back on the Xbox 360 in 2012 and I must say that I really loved the game. However, not all aspects of the game are lovely. So let me go straight to the point.

There are two islands; Ibiza and Hawaii. Ibiza is very nice and well done and almost flawless. I have never really had any bad experiences and the road are feeling pretty smooth to drive on. As for Hawaii, it is plain and full of bugs which could give you the urge to play frisbee if it was a physical disc. I feel that the developers have simply taken the island of the first game, polished it a little and put it in this one.

Review for Ibiza

Pros for Ibiza
  • The roads are pretty long and the scenery is well done pretty much everywhere I go. Driving at full speed is not a problem.

  • The single-player races are really fun, the challenges are not too bad either.

  • The houses you can own are very beautiful, the interior and exterior are very well done for every one of them and customizing the interior is a very nice touch.

Cons for Ibiza
  • None


Review for Hawaii

Pros for Hawaii
  • The roads are large and extremely long. So if you really want to test the limits of your favorite car(s), Hawaii is definitely the best place to go.

  • Single-player races got better rewards...

Cons for Hawaii
  • Some roads of Hawaii are not registered correctly in the GPS. You either have to drive again on the same road over 10 - 20 times to discover them which is extremely annoying, or if that still does not work after all this time, just restart the game and try again. That is pretty annoying when you try to level up.

  • Being randomly stopped by some invisible walls on various highways of Hawaii while driving at full speed is rather terrible. I believe that when you drive extremely fast, the roads just does not have enough time to render the physics, so you end-up sinking in the road until you hit the edge of the next piece of road who are linked together.

  • Traffic spawn randomly in front of you when there is too many players around you. Not very nice when you are driving at 280 miles per hour.

Review for the whole game

Pros for the whole game
  • Driving alone or with friends is rather fun, exploring every roads or completing challenges is the perfect way to kill some time.

  • A little treasure hunt challenge where you need to find some wrecked cars across Ibiza and Hawaii to unlock some special cars. But a little advice, do not go get the vehicles at the used car dealer if you want to save spaces in your garages. Once you get them, you can not sell them and some cars are honestly shameful...

Cons for the whole game
  • The voice actors are simply awful, except for one person which is Stuart Wintory in the story. Everyone else just sound stupid and smack-able, especially Tess Wintory which you will hear the whole time when you start or finish a race and so on. Luckily you can turn their voices down via the audio settings.

  • Being rich in this game without the Casino Online downloadable contents is totally impossible unless you depends on other players to help you out.

  • The Community Racing Center or CRC is down 24/7 with a message displaying "The Test Drive Unlimited 2 server is not available at this time. Please try again later." The CRC is usually where you create and share the race-tracks you can make and set a reward like example $100,000 for beating my lap-time or finishing first in the race against NPCs. It is a shame because this was really good in Test Drive Unlimited 1.

  • A few songs from Hariba Radio for example are just ridiculously awful. One I hate the most I believe is "Daddy Was A DJ by Lucy Love". But, each one their own I guess.

  • The reward for some crazy long convoys that make you drive 10 kilometers are really despicable.

  • The stickers shop is the worst thing I ever tried in my life. There is no layers, and you can only undo once. Also there is only 5 or 6 slots to save your colors. So do not expect to make an artwork without effort and going insane about it. I used to make some amazing paint jobs like my famous paint job of Tengen Toppa Gurren Lagann in Forza Motorsport 2 and 3 under one or two hours, sometimes three depending on my project. But this game, I tried and this is driving me crazy. Also the stickers become blurry and change positions -or- axis a little bit when you use too many stickers.

  • Big disappointment for the car upgrades. It looks like the values has been made on a fly. I will talk about the Koenigsegg CCXR Edition I used for example. The top speed only increase by +5 MPH at every levels, acceleration by 0.03s at every levels, horse power by +10 every levels and braking by 4 at every levels. All that for a total of +15 MPH upgrade and 0.09s for acceleration for the price of about $1,200,000 hardly earned.

  • Everything you can purchase on Ibiza island, you will find them on Hawaii as well. Except for the European Tuner shop which is only on Hawaii. But not only that, you need to discover everything in different sectors of Hawaii to be able to unlock some products that you have probably already unlocked on Ibiza island. Car dealers does not have anything new on Hawaii, the shops are copied and pasted from Ibiza island, there is no new vehicles to purchase except the same cars you can find on Ibiza.

  • There is not enough cars in this game! All the developers did to cover-up the holes was adding the same design of vehicles with different names like the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 and the Bugatti Veyron 16.4 Grand Sport. An Audi RS6 Avant and an Audi Q7 V12 TDI Quattro is the same car with different specifications and one is for off-road. A Ferrari 430 Scuderia Spider 16M and a Ferrari 430 Scuderia is also the same car, but one is convertible. An Aston Martin DB9 Coupe and an Aston Martin DB9 Volante is also the same car, got the exact same specifications but one is convertible. And a Chevrolet Camaro 1LT and a Chevrolet Camaro 2SS is the same thing as well! So where is the originality in this game?

  • Bikes are downloadable contents and must be purchased. None of them are free, such a rip-off.

  • The NPCs in this game are totally stupid and non-challenging at all unless you do not know how to drive. My best tip to actually drive faster is to release the accelerator and push on it again every time your gear shift by 1. So from the 1st to 3rd gear, tap the acceleration once, you will hear and feel your engine pushing further for more speed. That is also how you beat the licenses with ease. I did that since Test Drive Unlimited 1.

  • The cops are crazy, they are grassphobic and their chopper use some invisible UFO-beam capable of stopping you instantly at full speed.

My simple opinion on this game if you still want to play this game, stay away from Hawaii unless you do not own any downloadable contents and need money, then repeat the A1 Championship with the speed challenge at $9,000 to earn $135,000 in 15 minutes. There is the Ibiza 1 Cup with a reward of $1,000,000, but such amount of money can quickly be spent away and you can not participate to the cup if you do not have all the required classes of vehicles in your garages. So basically, you will earn what you just spent for your houses and cars required to participate. Pretty dumb if you ask me...

Oh! And another dumb thing, if you go to the used car dealer shop, look for a vehicle with an upgrade already applied. Buy the car which already has a +1 upgrade, then re-enter the shop and sell the car you have just purchased, you will make more money than the original price you just purchased it from the guy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
8.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 1
played it over and over again till its final race.

prolly the best racing game of its time.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
9.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 24
I know they don't do multiplayer, but other than that, like if the people crash they have bad computers. we have computers that might play it.


10/10 would play again
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2 of 4 people (50%) found this review helpful
78.5 hrs on record
Posted: October 31
The DLC all will be sold on Steam will be easy to buy.
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1 of 2 people (50%) found this review helpful
17.6 hrs on record
Posted: November 27
I don't feel this game deserves an in-depth review because it really isn't any good at all. I really did give this game a try, but I constantly get frustrated by the bad driving controls and overall "clunky" driving. At first it was do-able with the lower tier cars, but as I progressed further into the game and finally got myself a nice Pagani, it just got worse. I can't describe it well other than that you have to slow WAY down to even think about making a sharp turn without going off-road into a guardrail. And sometimes you will be driving and come upon part of the road where you can get some air, but when you do it is a terrible feeling, like the game doesn't want you to be doing huge jumps, so you land with an extremely unsatisfying "thud" and occasionally lose control.

You absolutely NEED a controller for this game. There are no exceptions when it comes to using the keyboard; it just doesn't work. And even still it will take you forever to get used to them, especially if you have played other racing games that actually have good controls.

I also didn't bother to pay attention to the story, if there even is one. The voice acting is really bad and the character animations aren't smooth and look bad as well. It was actually embarrasing. They even went so far as to re-use the same dumb dialogue before starting a race, after finishing driving school, and so on.

That's another thing that was absolutely irritating was the driving schools. The handling of some of the driving school cars are even worse than anything else in the game. You can actually just hold down the gas upon starting and the car will spin out in a matter of seconds. It took me many, many tries to pass the completely pointless driving schools, and by the way, you won't use several of the "driving techniques" they teach you in them.

The AI of everything in this game (other racers, the police, traffic) can either be really stupid or completely normal. Do NOT bother with the cops in this game because it is ridiculous. Once you get into a chace you better be ready to face 10+ police vehicles come at you head on or slam into you. You cannot ram them off-road, you cannot disable them. If you hit one you are basically screwed because it's like hitting a brick wall. You also can't go off-road yourself or else the helicopter will just randomly arrest you SOMEHOW, even with no cop cars around. You HAVE TO stay on the road.


I was also excited (at first) to see that they had the Corvette ZR1 and some other really cool cars, but guess what? It's DLC that you can no longer purchase. Why put the car in the dealership in the first place if it's just DLC?

However, they managed to get a couple things right in this game. The open world is quite nice and very large, allowing you to take nice cruises or just go extremely fast on straight roads. It is detailed, along with all the vehicles, and the game does have nice graphics. There is a decent selection of cars that you can put decals on and re-paint, although the decals are EXTREMELY limited and it is a pain to put them on.

Overall, this game is frustrating. The bad controls, occasionally dumb AI, driving school, and several other things contribute to this frustration. Maybe I will give this another try sometime but for now I will not recommend it to anyone, as it is no longer being supported and really needs to be patched. 5/10.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
20.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 22
pls help i cant freaking play the game i need to register and it doesn't work then also it wont start for some ♥♥♥♥ing reason pls help! this really ♥♥♥♥is me off
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
139.7 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Мне искренне жаль, что Atari закрылись. А ведь такой шедевр сделали.
Замечательная игра, открытый мир. Но есть и "потёртости". Такие, как: физика автомобилей (Утюгообразная); проблема с озвучкой двигателей, а конкретно на Ferrari; Мультиплеер... С ним отдельная история. Его просто взяли и сломали, просто из-за того, что сервера этой игры никак не контролировались, этим же объяснялось кол-во читеров в игре.
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2 of 5 people (40%) found this review helpful
5.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
Servers up servers down servers up servers down hihih :3
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1 of 3 people (33%) found this review helpful
1.4 hrs on record
Posted: November 26
A festering pile of you know what...

I'm old enough to have played the original Test Drive when it was released on the Commodore 64. One of the best things about the classic game was that you just picked a car and then drove it.

Good luck trying to do that with this thing...

Granted I know that some people may like the idea of a story to go along with their racing game, but it shouldn't take 1/2 an hour just to get into a game, get the controller configured, and just DRIVE.

I bought this game back when it was full price and I regret ever spending the money. Even if I got it for the new price that it's offered at It'd still have buyer's remorse. Yes the game *REALLY IS* that bad.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
0.3 hrs on record
Posted: November 2
My game doesn't get passed me starting it, it instantly crashes.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.5 hrs on record
Posted: November 17
This game is not what i was expecting after playing the original Test Drive Unlimited.
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0 of 2 people (0%) found this review helpful
1.0 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
I don't recomend this game! I spent 2 till 3 weeks downloading ~8GB and today ~1GB, that isn't the problem, the problem is that a error shows up "A critical error has occurred.
If you are seeing this message for the first time please relaunch this application, otherwise reinstall the game.
[ERROR #05]", so looks like i will have to download it again -.-'
Thank you very much!! -_-
Worst experiece EVER!
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0 of 3 people (0%) found this review helpful
2.9 hrs on record
Posted: November 15
Waste of money, it does not work. The game freezes every time when I sit in a car and hit "drive" - the only result is black window. One time it was cured by verifying game cache integrity, but it worked only once. After that no luck - it just does not work. 19,99€ gone. Hope I had believed what others say in their reviews. It Does Not Work, It Does Not Work, IDNW!
:(((
- I have PC with Windows 8.1
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1 of 6 people (17%) found this review helpful
10.8 hrs on record
Posted: November 21
Black rims are only an option for some cars....nuff said.
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