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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]
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The Crew 2 - Official Trailer | E3 2018
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 16 out of 36
  2. Negative: 0 out of 36
  1. Jul 4, 2018
    90
    In all, The Crew 2 is a big step forward for the series and does its best to right the wrongs of the original. Take the time to learn the ins and outs here and you will have a game that gives you hours and hours of enjoyment.
  2. Jul 1, 2018
    80
    The Crew 2 is much bigger and much better than its predecessor. It’s not perfect by any means, but it does tick many of the boxes that it desperately needed to, nevertheless. Issues with the lack of map engagement and the T-800 AI to the side, The Crew 2 offers a robust and gorgeously detailed racing experience. It’s accessible, fairly deep, well rounded and thoroughly entertaining, for the most part.
  3. Jul 10, 2018
    80
    The crew 2 outshines its predecessor with a remarkable arcade-ish nature, that is not necessarily very unique or original. The new cars and variety of events blends to make it a very enjoyable and fun game that will drive us around the entire United States for a while.
  4. Jun 29, 2018
    70
    The Crew 2 is big, confident, and stuffed with arcade racing action – land, sea, and air. There’s undoubtedly something still charming about a racing game that lets us drive an F1 car across the Golden Gate bridge, fly a Spitfire through the Grand Canyon, and crash a monster truck through Central Park, but its uneven presentation, lack of events that use its best features, and absent PvP is a bummer.
  5. Jul 29, 2018
    70
    The Crew 2 did a good job on improving the original game. It's a little bit more of everything, and the new road/sea/air feature offers a lot of fun and variety. Some new race categories are much better than others however (the bike races are particularly bad), and the driving controls are still basic compared to what we can expect from a 2018 racing game.
  6. CD-Action
    Oct 25, 2018
    60
    I rarely had fun playing The Crew 2 and usually after 20 minutes tops my mind was drifting away towards anything more enjoyable (e.g. Forza Horizon 3, which is a better game in every way possible). Once again the developers bit more than they could chew, putting quantity above quality. Yes, there are 250 licensed machines and you can switch between them instantly, but there’s no joy in driving or flying them in the huge but empty and boring world. Plus the AI is very poor and the career mode did little to keep me playing. [09/2018, p.52]
  7. Jun 29, 2018
    50
    It’s not bad, but it lacks imagination outside of the singular gimmick that you can change vehicles at any time, and ends up just being rather average.

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Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 2 out of 8
  2. Negative: 3 out of 8
  1. Jun 29, 2018
    9
    le jeu est magnifique, il est bien varié avec pleins de véhicules, de courses en tout genre, une map tres grande avec des endroits splendidele jeu est magnifique, il est bien varié avec pleins de véhicules, de courses en tout genre, une map tres grande avec des endroits splendide , jouer avec ses amis c est tres pratique, rapide, c est tres amusant
  2. Sep 20, 2018
    8
    The dreary world of the Crew has received a colorful facelift and attitude adjustment in this entertaining second installment that pretty muchThe dreary world of the Crew has received a colorful facelift and attitude adjustment in this entertaining second installment that pretty much makes good on its promise of a seamless, cross-country, open world racing adventure. I particularly enjoy the 3D map and ability to switch between the three vehicle types, although the interface is still a bit kludgy at times. The races are challenging and fun, and even when I'm getting my butt kicked I feel motivated to keep trying rather than frustrated. If the growth between the first game and this one is any indication, a third entry could really be one of the best open world racing games ever. Until then, this is a solid B+ effort.
  3. Jul 8, 2018
    7
    The Crew didn’t do well with the critics back in 2014 and none of my friends were a massive fan of the game either. I found this to be a shameThe Crew didn’t do well with the critics back in 2014 and none of my friends were a massive fan of the game either. I found this to be a shame because I actually quite enjoyed it despite its shortcomings. Don’t get me wrong it wasn’t the best racing game I’ve ever experienced before but The Crew did offer a few unique features and these unique features caused me to sink quite a few enjoyable hours into the game. As you can imagine then I’m probably one of the few that was looking forward to The Crew 2, and I’m pleased to say that The Crew 2 is definitely an improvement over the original and I’m hoping that the improvements will bring the people who disliked the game back to the table. The first thing you will notice about the game is how much you can do. I’m not exaggerating when I say that the content available to you will keep you satisfied for months to come and the best thing is that you won’t become bored of the content either because it has variety dotted throughout. To accompany the vast amount of content then you also have an absolutely massive world in which the game takes place in. This world is gigantic and driving around it never gets boring because there’s always something different for you to do. If you like multiple vehicles to drive in this gigantic world then you’ll be pleased to know that there’s something for everybody. Each vehicle feels completely different and by them doing this it gives the game even more replayability because in the end you’re eager to try out each different vehicle. There is also a good progression system put into place that allows you to improve your vehicle quite considerably and on the whole this system has been done well, but I did find it a little grindy when trying to get the best results for the vehicle I had at the time. If you played the first game then you’ll recall that the game suffered with quite a few technichal issues, but you’ll be pleased to know that these technichal issues don’t resurface in The Crew 2, in fact technically the game holds up really well throughout your time with the game and you don’t bump into many problems at all, which is great. Something The Crew did get right last time around though was its presentation and once again they get it spot on here. Visually the game can look absolutely stunning at times and the sound design that accompanies it is equally as good which without a doubt gives the game a nice creative edge to it. At the end of the day The Crew 2 is a game that I’ll be enjoying for ages and I’m pleased to see that they’ve improved certain areas and for that reason I definitely recommend that you give this game a try even if you didn’t like the first game that much.
  4. Jul 12, 2018
    6
    I put over 30 hours into it and it was a fun game the different kinds of vehicles keep the game fresh and exciting and the ai is tough and aI put over 30 hours into it and it was a fun game the different kinds of vehicles keep the game fresh and exciting and the ai is tough and a whole lot of bull **** so it makes the game challenging i enjoyed it worth my money
  5. Jul 1, 2018
    4
    A reboot of the first game that functions worse. Horrendous rubberbanding that artificially increases difficulty. The ability to fast travelA 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.
  6. Jul 28, 2018
    2
    Crap game with terrible voice acting, horrendous car handling, terrible soundtrack and rubber banding AI that blatantly cheats. No PVPCrap game with terrible voice acting, horrendous car handling, terrible soundtrack and rubber banding AI that blatantly cheats. No PVP multiplayer or matchmaking until December. A Forza Horizon festival wannabe developed by less talented devs. Glad I only rented this game. My condolences to those who bought it.
  7. Jun 26, 2018
    2
    While the map is huge, the graphics are above average and the game is mostly polished, Crew 2 is severely misguided as to what makes an openWhile the map is huge, the graphics are above average and the game is mostly polished, Crew 2 is severely misguided as to what makes an open world racer feel good. Making a huge open world is fine and it is quite impressive but the world feels dead, sure the environments look decent enough but who cares when it lacks character and any trace of civilisation or incentive to explore this barren open world.

    World physics are horrendous, I don't know why but gravity in this game is totally messed up, it feels like you fall straight down like there is a magnet attracting it and that's weird and honestly horrible. There's zero suspension physics so jumps are kinda retarded in this game.

    Next the weather, there's next to none in this game. Again the world feels empty and lacks character because of this shallow weather implementation. Horrible.

    I don't really mind physics all that much but I guess when there's a standard set by Forza Horizon 2/3 you start to understand just how important car physics are. Cars in the Crew 2 are like GTA or Watch Dogs cars, there's very little that differentiates one from the other beyond speed. Cars don't feel different enough and the physics are kinda trash. Very shallow physics and just really bad for a racer. There's also not a lot of details on cars, again FH3 made every car look beautiful, filled to the brim with details. Car damage is again very shallow.

    Races are really dumb in this game, there's way too many jumps. I don't get why, it looks stupid and feels like you're playing Asphalt 8. Way too many jumps it just doesn't make you feel like you control the car. And honestly you don't need to because the wall will do it for you. Wall riding is faster than taking a racing line, yes we've got retarded game design. I know this is catered to kids and casuals but there's a limit.

    Other vehichles are worse to play with. Boats feel like you're playing the boat game on wii sports resort but it's still infinitely worse. Physics are again superficial and there is zero interactivity with the waves. Even a decade old game made waves an integral part of boat racing.

    Driving planes put me to sleep, I don't know why it's there, but it's there and it's boring. Everything about this game screams generic, superficial and it feels like everything in this game is an after thought except for the large open world but even there they stopped after rendering the environments.

    Graphics are above average but still pretty bad, cars lack detail, pop in is everywhere. Very superficial modelling.

    This game is bad, don't buy it, it has nothing to offer as a racer but if you want to see averagely rendered American landmarks buy it when it's 10 euros... Wait for Forza Horizon 4, I know it's a gruelling wait but it'll be worth it. It looks like FH4 is going to yet again set the standard for an open world racer.

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