Firstly, Atari broke my Steam Tdu2 last July, I now play a retail Tdu2.
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, at 8 players per session, and support was good. Since then Atari [publishers], sacked Eden the devs and tried to maintain and code and 'update' it by themselves and they have failed miserably, breaking much of the multi and have even broken some of the login process and now no support and they don't care. Most of the recent tdu2 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.
I have played tdu2 every day since it launched and have over 4,000 hours play time done in tdu2.
Why I like tdu2; [ok word wall time];
I feel Eden put a lotta love to createTDu2. It's explorey and racy and friendly. Very social nice players in Tdu2.
Its not a racing game of course, but you can race, live multi is hearbeat buzz. You can cruise and explore too.
Tdu2 is a complete lifestyle game. Buy houses, buy clothes, get haircuts. Get face surgery (see Dr. Riviera at Clinic). Search for the 40 photo views and 80 wreck locations. Drive 3,000 miles of roads. Learn to 'Frim'. Theres the very fun Solar Crown story and race challenges and cups to do. I love all that. Win a Lancia Stratos. Win a Pink Mustang! Win VW Beetle. and Dune Buggy. Do car art in StickerShop. Go Carwash. Do Ibiza Island tour, 74 miles in 45 mins great fun.
Those darn licence schools! But they are good for you and essential to set your controller just right.
Fly to Hawaii. Drive,explore. You can explore cliiftops and beaches too.
In Freeride, you are in persistent multiplay. Meet real people! Very social nice players in Tdu2.
If you like each other you can Friend. Create a club. Invite friends. Race other clubs.
Do CopChase and Outlaw Co-ops. Try the Follow Leader game. Co-drive friend's car.
Much to discover on two islands. Reach level 63 takes about 3 months daily play, then you can and start over. All the cool graphics objects too; extra bits you don't need for a driving game but they put in anyway; Birds flying in the mountains, ships moving on the ocean, airplanes taking off.
Gunships at Pearl Harbour. Pagodas in oahu-3. Pets in the houses, (cat, iguana, parrot).
'Lisa's Diners' [from tdu1]. Much to discover on two islands. A very replayable game.
Casino dlc pretty cool too, [when it's not server down].
Thanks Eden for creating Tdu2. and ya boo sucks to atari for try their best to destroy it all.
Thx for reading. Have fun!