Game mode: single / multiplayer
Multiplayer mode: local network / Internet
game language: English
game release date for PC:
TrackMania 2 is a full-fledged sequel to a popular racing game released in 2003, which received a number of expansions in the meantime. The sequel too was created by French developer Nadeo.
The general character of the game is very similar to the original one. It offers arcade driving model, and you have to perform spectacular slides and tricks. You can either race alone or with other players. In the latter case you can now choose to play on split screen.
TrackMania 2 puts even greater emphasis on creating your own tracks. The number of editing tools was significantly expanded, since you can not only select from pre-designed objects, but also create them from scratch. Specially for more advanced users, developers prepared ManiaScript, i.e. a real scripting language helpful in implementing complex commends.
In the second part of the cycle the creators made a lot of refinements in the visual side of the game, so that it fit modern-day standards. As a result, you can admire detailed vehicles and elements of the environment, as well as advanced lighting effects.
Another innovation is a social network called ManiaPlanet. It allows for exchange of information, sharing player-created tracks, as well as finding technical support in case of any problems with the game.
Game score 8.605 / 10 calculated out of 350 players' votes.
Expectations before the premiere: 9.2 / 10 calculated out of 582 players' votes.
PC / Windows
- Core 2 Duo 1.5 GHz
- 1 GB RAM (2 GB RAM - Vista/7)
- graphic card 256 MB (GeForce 6800 or better)
- 1.5 GB HDD
- Windows XP/Vista/7