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  • Summary: The newest iteration in the franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in an open world. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, andThe newest iteration in the franchise, The Crew 2 captures the thrill of the American motorsports spirit in an open world. Welcome to Motornation, a huge, varied, action-packed playground built for motorsports throughout the entire US of A. Enjoy unrestrained exploration on ground, sea, and sky. From coast to coast, street and pro racers, off-road explorers, and freestylers gather and compete in all kinds of disciplines. Join them in high-octane contests and share every glorious moment with the world. The Crew 2 gives you the chance to showcase your skills and rise as a multi-skilled motorsports champion. [Ubisoft] Expand
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The Crew 2 - Official Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 14 out of 53
  2. Negative: 1 out of 53
  1. Jun 28, 2018
    90
    The Crew 2 is a beautiful follow-up to the first. It packs a lot of punch inside of it and it’s friendly to all types of gamers. The world is still big, the events are great in number, and it just feels like a fun/simple racing game that you want to play on and off for a long time.
  2. Jul 2, 2018
    80
    The Crew 2 outperforms its predecessor in almost all aspects. New disciplines, vehicles and better graphics join a cooperative multiplayer really fun that we have attached to the title for weeks.
  3. Jun 30, 2018
    75
    The Crew 2 invents nothing, and excels at nothing. But it’s a huge mix of many fun and cool things to do, served by an amazingly big open-world turned into a sandbox for grown-up kids.
  4. Jun 28, 2018
    70
    I think the developers made the right call by branching out with planes and boats and going for a more approachable play-what-you-like format.
  5. Jul 27, 2018
    60
    he open world remains impressive but less so when there's barely anything fun to do. Although it's designed for constant online play, good luck trying to find someone who stays long enough for you to engage with, let alone someone who can witness the sweet decal job on your vehicle. It may get better in a year's time, but for now, The Crew 2 is more of a chore than an enjoyable experience.
  6. Jul 2, 2018
    60
    If you’re willing to accept The Crew 2 for the buggy, unsure of itself game that it is, there is some fun to be had, but its lagging far behind the competition at this point.
  7. Jul 10, 2018
    40
    The Crew 2 has the whiff of a game that might become something wonderful in a year’s time, after numerous patches and additions. But right here, at the beginning, it doesn’t do enough.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 20 out of 58
  2. Negative: 27 out of 58
  1. Jun 26, 2018
    10
    Okay, so this beautiful game will pick a lot of heat from FH fanboys. Don't listen to them, instead, show some support to Ubisoft for creatingOkay, so this beautiful game will pick a lot of heat from FH fanboys. Don't listen to them, instead, show some support to Ubisoft for creating games without loot boxes and locked out content. Gameplay is fun, bringing back the good old days of Midnight Club 3 and other arcade racers. Controls are great. Graphics are not the best, but not the worst either. The most important thing - this game will be supported by devs. Even the first one was supported for over than a three years. Expand
  2. Jul 6, 2018
    9
    Not a big follower of racing games but you've enjoyed them in the past?
    Can you have fun with games without it being spoon fed to you?
    I
    Not a big follower of racing games but you've enjoyed them in the past?
    Can you have fun with games without it being spoon fed to you?

    I owned The Crew 1 at launch. It was mediocre. I'm not really big on racers and the racing in TC1 just felt off for one reason or another(vehicle handling mainly). Also, the color of the world was rather bland.
    But the IDEA behind it was amazing and had to have been every racing game fans dream for many years. Most of the fun I had boiled down to driving on a highway for 20 minutes to Valley of the Giants in the Pacific Northwest. I'm from Oregon so it was one of the closest attractions I could think of that would be fun to adventure to. And it was. I rather enjoyed driving through giant tree stumps and randomly deciding to go off-road and trying not to bash into trees.
    Another fond memory I have of TC1 is finding myself on top of a snowy mountain and trying to get down in the most un-safe way possible. And it was rather rewarding to go searching for hidden car parts too.
    But that's where it ended. I didn't care about any of the events because the actual act of racing felt sluggish and poorly delivered when it came time to competition. I didn't care that there were a bunch of random skill challenges in the streets because I didn't like them anyway.

    So I stopped playing rather quickly...I enjoyed the premise and the feeling of freedom but I had moved on slightly disappointed.

    In comes The Crew 2.
    What's this? TC2 Open Beta? Hmm...well....I'm a super nerd and I check PSN every Tuesday morning and download any free thing I can get my hand on...might as well check it out.

    Night and Day my friends...night and day.
    The vehicles control how you expect them to, boats are fun, planes are fun. Switching between them is fun.
    The colors are vibrant and just plain cheerful but they aren't cartoony or unrealistic. Menu transitions are smooth. The world map loads instantly. It just FEELS better to play and race in the events. Cleaner, more refined.

    Take this odd comparison:

    The Crew 1 felt like your old computer that runs slow but has all of your movies and music and games and programs and all that stuff installed on it... But it takes 7 minutes after login to be able to do anything on it without it crunching and loading at 120 degrees with the fans bout ready to spin off their tracks. And you keep double-clicking that new movie you purchased online but it's not quite working so you click it once and hit Enter instead. Then 3 minutes later it opens the movie 3 different times and you have to close 2 of them... And where was that one song from that one band that I liked? I don't remember but if I search through my 300gb of Music I might be able to find it........

    The Crew 2 feels like a freshly formatted computer with more Memory and a better GPU. And all you install on it are you bread and butter videogames and favorite movies and music. Sure you might not have that random duet of 2 of your favorite musical artists anymore but who cares? It sucked anyway. And you don't have all the Nightmare on Elm Street movies downloaded anymore but once again.....who cares you don't need them. And that 1.2 TB F2P RPG that your friends convinced you to download that one time a year ago that you never deleted because "hey it's free and I might play it some day when I'm bored..."??? Yeah that trash game is gone too.

    Missing things from TC2 that were in TC1(launch version):
    1. A bunch of challenges & events
    2. Overhead GPS line
    3. World Landmarks
    4. Online PVP
    5. Custom Races??? Maybe? I'm not sure.
    Yeah, it sucks that these things are missing. I'm not saying that the complaints from TC1 fans aren't valid, they are.
    But everything else is improved.

    New things in TC2 that aren't in TC1(launch version):
    1. Graphics that aren't depressing.
    2. Driving that feels good
    3. 2 new vehicle types that you can switch to whenever you want.....whenever....
    4. Polish/dramatic load time decrease.

    Things that TC1 Ultimate version has over TC2:
    1. Cops and stuff
    2. Graphics are much improved over the TC1 launch version. Much improved.
    3. Possibly faster loading?

    So heres where I'm at. TC1 Ultimate edition seems to be, for the price, a better purchase than TC2(before all of the post-launch content planned). But TC2 regardless of the TC1 updates and DLC will be a happier experience with a greater sense of freedom. I think people are underestimating the joy that comes with the planes and boats. I feel like if you enjoy nature and the outdoors and also enjoy the rush the speed can provide...then you will love this game.

    The Crew 2 is a fantastic DRIVING game and a great racing game.
    If you want a smile on your face while driving across USA doing whatever the hell you want... buy it.... I'm still planning on buying TC1 Ultimate on sale, but I'll take a better polished game with flying and boating over a sloppy feeling game with more challenges.

    Stop the blind hate
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  3. Jun 26, 2018
    8
    Ok so played the beta version briefly, awesome graphics, great sound, and stunning cars and vehicles but and a big but, load times are aOk so played the beta version briefly, awesome graphics, great sound, and stunning cars and vehicles but and a big but, load times are a little on the long side. Now the game is out only just downloaded, started and exactly the same as the beta. I hope they fix it, long load times I think will keep some fans away. Right back to the game. Oh and another thing too, no crash damage so far. But as I progress it might change. As I say only just started and that’s my negatives. I think all who’ve bought the game this early, all of us pat ourselves on the back as we have a game with no official reviews in yet. #reviewembargoagain Expand
  4. Jul 3, 2018
    5
    Hab jetzt so 8h auf dem Tacho und bin nicht so begeistert, in The Crew 1 gab es viel mehr zu tun in der Open World, all die kleinen TestsHab jetzt so 8h auf dem Tacho und bin nicht so begeistert, in The Crew 1 gab es viel mehr zu tun in der Open World, all die kleinen Tests waren super und die gibt es in The Crew 2 praktisch nicht mehr,, völlig unverständlich!! Die Story ist total belanglos und eigentlich kann man die Cutscenes skippen, auch da war The Crew 1 besser mit seiner Gangstar Story!!!! Das Upgrade System macht auch nicht wirklich Spass.. Schade... Das einzige was bisschen besser ist, ist das Fahrgefühl und die Grafik.. mehr leider nicht!
    Schade... verpasste Chance für ein Meisterwerk!!!
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  5. Sep 5, 2018
    3
    Demasiado árcade,la mecánica y física del juego son ridículas. Tiene una historia poco inmersiva y aburrida, los gráficos son buenos sinDemasiado árcade,la mecánica y física del juego son ridículas. Tiene una historia poco inmersiva y aburrida, los gráficos son buenos sin llegar a ser gran cosa. No lo recomiendo a jugadores que busquen un mínimo de diversión y ni mucho menos a los que busquen realismo Expand
  6. Jul 15, 2018
    2
    I read the reviews, and still bought it. I shouldnt have. I mean its just boring. For me, this is why, Aeroplanes. Now im not against havingI read the reviews, and still bought it. I shouldnt have. I mean its just boring. For me, this is why, Aeroplanes. Now im not against having flying in games, but O M G the aerobatic missions you have to do IF you are a completionist are mind numbingly boring, if you thought the rabbit in starfox is annoying, this takes "do a barrel roll" to the next level of monotonous, as are the boat races for that matter.

    They have tried to add a fake social media, and followers to the game, which you get more of the more races you win, which just = **** off UBISOFT. The story if you can call it that is just simplistic drivel. Just think of the first Fast and the furious movie, then remove all elements except wanting to be the "number one" imagine a story line so much worse than that. Yea its that idiotic.
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  7. Sep 6, 2018
    0
    This game was a complete disappointment !!!

    Despite I'm a casual player, I could easily manage to unlock all the best cars in The Crew 1,
    This game was a complete disappointment !!!

    Despite I'm a casual player, I could easily manage to unlock all the best cars in The Crew 1, Test Drive Unlimited 1 & 2, and any other similar driving game, simply by completing their races and missions, which was a lot of fun.

    But in The Crew 2, you very quickly reach the point where it's nearly impossible to win a race, and thus any chance to get enough in-game currency to unlock new cars, despite they are needed to have any chance to win those races.

    Fortunately, you are rewarded with a very small amount of in-game currency each time you loose a race.

    But you will then have to lose the same races over and over for hours, if not days, to get enough in game currency rewards to unlock new vehicles, which is both boring and very frustrating, or use your credit card to buy them with real world money, which I won't do since I've already paid around $40 for this game !!!

    So follow my advice and avoid this hidden pay-to-win game at all cost, and just continue playing with "The Crew 1", which is by far much more enjoyable, despite there isn't any boat or plane to drive.

    This will avoid you the monumental amount of frustration and disappointment that The Crew 2 made me feel...
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