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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: 13 out of 46
  2. Negative: 1 out of 46
  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. Jul 2, 2018
    75
    No matter the element, The Crew 2 is a fantastic vehicle in which to master the ins and outs of speed. It’s just a pity that Ubisoft’s new world of varied racing disciplines feels hollow and uneven as it won’t hold your attention for very long in its current incarnation.
  4. Jul 18, 2018
    68
    The problem with The Crew 2 is, aside from its admittedly pretty visuals, it seems content to coast by by just being good enough, never really feeling like it tops its pulse-pounding opening race or effectively shakes up the formula from the first game enough to really stand out as an essential purchase.
  5. 60
    The Crew 2 really isn’t all that engaging. Sure, The Crew 2 can be recommended as an arcade game that controls well for casual racing fans, but those updates are going to have to be really good in order to give this title longevity.
  6. 60
    Despite its satisfying core loops and drip-feeding of loot slathered in mechanical jargon, it's hard to recommend The Crew 2 based on what many would consider to be its selling points. The world is barren despite being billed as a greatest hits of American landmarks and 'car feel' itself is frustratingly basic and holds your hand far too much. The interconnectivity did its best to compel me to stick with it but The Crew 2 is a sad case of wasted potential.
  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: 16 out of 43
  2. Negative: 19 out of 43
  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 2, 2018
    9
    The Crew 2 impresses with diversity. There's so much to do, the map is huge, there's plenty of different cars. Got tired of street racing? TryThe Crew 2 impresses with diversity. There's so much to do, the map is huge, there's plenty of different cars. Got tired of street racing? Try flying a plane or riding a motorcycle instead. I played this on ps4 pro and the graphics look great when played on third person view. First person view is less impressive, since the mirrors reflection are terrible. The user interface is terrific. I got this game because I wanted a forza horizon alternative, but now I see you can't quite compare them. The crew 2 has its own vibe, and there's so much content. I thought the car handling weird at first but after a few adjustments on the settings, now i really enjoy it. This is the best arcade racer for ps4. I enjoy this game even more than gt sports, even being completely different, we don't have gt's lack of content issue in here. Expand
  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 6, 2018
    6
    although the game is good it is still miles away from being a perfect racing game . what is good about it is that it has quite well graphicsalthough the game is good it is still miles away from being a perfect racing game . what is good about it is that it has quite well graphics and big map where you can see some amazing places that can carry you away . now what i really hate about it is that the fact that it has plenty races for different planes and different boats leave the game without too many events for cars which is what was the crew 1 all about and what this should be . i cant believe you making a huge load of money to buy a hyper car and it has just 3-4 different races to do with it when it has more than 20 with boats . now the driving doesnt feel quite satisfactional like it is with burnout or some need for speed titles and even dirt 4 for off road . drifting on this game is the worst i have ever seen . in other words the game is visually perfect but for everything else not even close Expand
  5. Jul 1, 2018
    4
    Quick Fire Review: The Crew 2 -

    A reboot of the first game that functions worse. Horrendous rubberbanding that artificially increases
    Quick Fire Review: The Crew 2 -

    A reboot of the first game that functions worse. Horrendous rubberbanding that artificially increases difficulty. The ability to fast travel everywhere immediately therefore removing any incentive to explore making the giant map rather redundant. No PvP until DECEMBER! Mind you this is an online only racing game where the core mechanic is racing with friends yet there's no competitive modes whatsoever where as the first game had it right out the gate. The plane sections are no more than time trials, same as the off-road raids (which weren't in the first game). Cops are advertised but absent. Having said all that it does look pretty on the XB1X at 1800p. Yay! Though after watching comparison videos there are sections of the game that actually received a visual downgrade when viewed side by side with the original. Oh and the follower progression system is a blatant rip-off of Forza Horizon 3's system which this game clearly strives to be but falls woefully short.
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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. Jul 14, 2018
    0
    I really wanted to like the Prequel, with it's crime story, bad car handling and huge, filled open world. I was just as exited as I found outI really wanted to like the Prequel, with it's crime story, bad car handling and huge, filled open world. I was just as exited as I found out there's a Sequel coming. Now, a few weeks into The Crew 2, I am just disappointed. There are a lot of quite useless features, as you have to buy a car up to 4 times and more often in different match up's. This would have worked out so much better if done like the first game did, buy a car once, then tune it with racing-, rally-, or street-kits. They also changed the HQ system. Now there's only ONE HQ, where to individualise your cars, in the entire overworld. So either you have to drive throughout the whole world or use fast travel. Speaking of which, the overworld in the crew 1 was full of challenges and fun stuff to do and explore, but not this time. It's hardly filled. There's nothing there to explore, just a way too large overworld with severe lack of detail and polishing, just to drive from one event to another. Further, there were inventions made in the first game, such as the navigation line in game, so you didn't had too have a look on the minimap all the time, guess what: it's gone. You spend most of the time looking in the bottom right corner, checking you're still on the right route to you destination than actually playing the game. What the actual **** Ubisoft and Ivory Tower? You took everything that was bad and multiplied it times 50, while cutting out everything The Crew initially did in a great way. The Rubberband AI was a problem a lot of racing games have, but oh my god. If you're in the last place, the first three places rush upon so you can completely forget about completing an event. If you're right on top, the whole field stays behind oneself, so if you crash in the last turn you almost instantly loose the race. "Then start the race over again" you might say, but guess what: they forgot implementing a way to start over a race. Races must be finished before starting over again. What the literal **** Ivory Tower and Ubisoft, just wtf. Don't stop reading: there's more to complain about. Just like the first game, you have to progress your vehicles so later events can be completed, but sometimes, there's such a huge step between the difficulty levels you have to grind the crap outta this game, e.g. the Alpha Racing class, which refers to Formula 1. There are 5 races in this section in total. Just driving the first two, easier ones, pushes your alpha racing car to a level of 221, but to further progress in this series, your car must at least go for a 250, wich means the player has to repeat those two races about 25 TIMES! No, really, what the **** was going on in their minds, while the game was in development? This is a game that reliefs on it's online features, it's just: there are no online features at all. This game is a huge mess. A huge, pulsating dick right in the face of us, gamers. What the **** Ubisoft? Expand

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