- Platform: Xbox
- PEGI Rating: Ages 3 and Over
- Media: Video Game
- Item Quantity: 1
In offline mode, players compete for Kudos points, taking part in time trials, road races and a variety of high-speed challenges that allow them to unlock new cars and circuits from the many on offer. These unlocked treats can then be played single player or taken online and raced with competitors over the Xbox Live system.
It's almost bewildering to race around the tight streets of Italy in a Mini Cooper then take over the wheel of some ludicrously overpowered American muscle car and attempt to keep it in a straight line as the power to the back wheels constantly forces it to fishtail out of control. Full credit must go to programmers Bizarre Creations for not only furnishing the game with a broad range of vehicles but also making each one feel so very different--changing car classes can be quite a challenge.
With locations around the world (Australia, Russia, Spain and even Edinburgh featuring strongly), the graphical look of the game is lush and a real treat for the eyes. Birds soar lazily over the racetracks, there's no popup to speak of and in Yokohama even the big wheel in the distant fairground is fully animated--though at the speed this games moves along it's unlikely you'll have time to check it out.
Take PGR2 online and the fun really begins--there's simply nothing like blasting through the tyre smoke of a multi-car pile-up and taunting the opposition as you roar into the distance. Pages could be written about how engaging, absorbing, deep and exciting this game is but it's enough to say it's destined to be a massive hit. It's a must for petrol-heads everywhere. --Chris Russell
Potentially a very good driving game, however the physics are sometimes frankly bizzare and the ai is practically non existant, I'd even go as far as to say it has a.s. Read morePublished on 6 Sept. 2007 by eddie23
I don't normally play driving games, because normally they bore me. I borrowed this from a friend and was pleasantly surprised, and even though i normally only play FPS's, I'm... Read morePublished on 10 Feb. 2007 by Colin Melia
Very simple really, the best game on the xbox. Graphics are great, gameplay is great. ONly minor niggle, the cone challenge becomes so hard towards the end of the kudos world... Read morePublished on 21 Nov. 2006 by Tim Barton
In this racing game you can play for Kudos tokens with these you can unlock new Cars or you can play just against other bot cars for no tokens it's your choice this is a really... Read morePublished on 15 April 2005 by GamerChick
This is a very good game, but only buy if you are a racing fan, if not then it is a waste of money. With over 100 cars ranging from mini cooper s to ferrari enzos. Read morePublished on 28 Sept. 2004 by R HICKTON
I was dubious of this game, as a huge fan of racing games and in particular the Gran Turismo series I thought this wouldn't measure up. It did- and then some. Read morePublished on 23 Sept. 2004
Phenomenal game - improved upon the original and added 'live' compatibility. It stands out from most other racers due to its combination of superb graphics, excellent gameplay and... Read morePublished on 11 Sept. 2004 by Michael Martin
WOW - WOW - WOW I have played everything from Diddy Kong Racing, Zelda etc on the N64 right up to Halo ,PGR1 on the XBOX and I have to say that no words can explain just how... Read morePublished on 9 Sept. 2004 by I. Harrison