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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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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: 18 out of 51
  2. Negative: 24 out of 51
  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. Jun 28, 2018
    9
    The Crew 2 overwhelmed me with content, there are so many types of events you could do with many different types of vehicles, handling feelsThe Crew 2 overwhelmed me with content, there are so many types of events you could do with many different types of vehicles, handling feels more solid than the last game and the grinding has been tuned down from the last game as well.
    I like the parts system, you can’t buy parts so there’s no Pay2Win involved, pure dedication is what matters.
    Visuals look stunning on the ps4 pro apart from the draw distance which i find understandable since the roads load instantly, unlike where in the last game, you had to wait for 30 seconds or so for the roads to load.

    Voice acting is atrocious though, but you can easily mute the voices and ignore them as if they don’t exist, PvP is not coming until December so it lt’ll lose a point for those.

    Overall, the crew 2 is a fun experience that i can definitely recommend for arcade car/boat racing fans
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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. Jun 28, 2018
    5
    This is a game that's absolutely fantastic on paper, and might be a technological accomplishment, but the driving mechanics and crashingThis is a game that's absolutely fantastic on paper, and might be a technological accomplishment, but the driving mechanics and crashing physics absolutely ruin the experience for me. The cars just don't respond as immediately as you want them to, and bounce off each other like wooden blocks. Also, you'll often find yourself being spun into a circle just for touching another car.

    A shame really, it's like they focused on the world and all the trappings, and somewhere along the line, forgot that a racing game with poor driving mechanics, slow handling, and bad crashing physics just won't cut it.
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  5. Jul 22, 2018
    4
    While the setup is certainly intriguing, The Crew 2 never comes anywhere close to sticking the landing. The second iteration of The Crew seesWhile the setup is certainly intriguing, The Crew 2 never comes anywhere close to sticking the landing. The second iteration of The Crew sees your bland protagonist switching seamlessly between, street, offload, air, and water races that span the entire United States. Obviously, the map isn't to scale, but one of the few high points in my play through was watching the scenery change as I traveled from coast to coast. While each city definitely has a distinct look to it, each environment is so completely lifeless that the only difference between racing through Norfolk and racing through New York are the visuals. Speaking of things that are completely devoid of personality, the voice acting in this game is absolutely atrocious - think Matthew Perry in Fallout: New Vegas, but instead of just one guy that you have to talk to a few times, it's every character and they never stop talking. Just awful. The vehicle selection is fine, but the prices on a lot of the vehicles seem artificially inflated to tempt you into buying Crew Bux or whatever they're called. The only problem with that is that other than speed, just about everything that I drove (comparing vehicles of the same type, of course) felt very similar. Also, as other reviewers have mentioned, The Crew 2 features some pretty egregious rubberbanding, so don't be shocked when that shiny new GT-R you just bought gets overtaken by a Fiat. The artificial difficulty curve felt a little less heinous in the plane and boat races, but I gave up on those pretty quickly because they were just too dull to hold my interest for very long. Perhaps the devs can fix some of these issues in a future patch, but for now I can't recommend this game as anything other than a "rent - but only if you're really desperate and there's nothing better to choose from."

    utterly lifeless and devoid of personality.

    From the egregious rubber banding to the cringeworthy NPC chatter that is seemingly in your ear at all times,
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  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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