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- Rated E for Everyone
- 1-2 Players
- Vibration Function
- Offical licensed Product
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Get hooked on Ford is this fun and furious racing game.
From the Manufacturer
The anticipated sequel to Ford Racing has finally been created. To sustain its reputation, Ford Racing 2 has new and improved cars, added tracks and challenges, and more thrills than ever. With such a big selection of Ford vehicles--ranging from the '49 Ford to the latest Mustang GT Concept--picking out a car will be a lot harder than you might expect. Ford Racing 2 is ready to put you in the driver's seat and bring you for a ride you'll never want to forget. Are you daring enough to put yourself in that seat?
- Select from over 30 different Ford vehicles including stock cars, trucks, concept cars, and all-American muscle cars, something for every style.
- Choose from a diverse set of tracks including Road Tracks, City Limits, Ovals, Spring Break, and Lost World.
- Race head-to-head against your friends in split-screen action.
- Complete over 30 exciting challenges to unlock new cars, tracks, and game modes while at the same time testing your skills to the limit.
- Experience a wide variety of racing themes including Concepts, Movie Stars, Living Legends, and many more.
Top Customer Reviews
The most critical aspect of any racing game is the physics engine; if there are flaws with the physics engine, then the gameplay suffers greatly and the game's enjoyability factor plummets (All-star Racing is a prime example of a game with virtually NO attention paid to the physics engine). Ford Racing 2 has a nice, solid physics engine which is definitely better than average for arcade-style racing games. The handling is nicely variable depending on the model of vehicle chosen for an event; there is a noticeable difference in handling between the traditional FR drivetrains and the MR drivetrains, for example, and older vehicles (such as the early Mustangs) are definitely more challenging to drive at high speeds than more modern vehicles, especially when cornering.
The selection of vehicles, gameplay modes, and race venues in Ford Racing 2 is also far superior to its predecessor. More than thirty vehicles are available, but almost all must first be added to the player's Collection ("garage") by completing the appropriate Challenges; plus, a Challenge must be completed at each difficulty level to use that vehicle in higher-difficulty events later. Seven gameplay modes provide a great variety, but even these must be unlocked by winning Challenges first. Sixteen race venues (comprised of six different environment themes) are also available, almost all of which must also be unlocked by first completing various Challenges.
Where Ford Racing 2 could use some "help," however, is in the tuning area. NO tuning options are available in this game, which is somewhat sad. Even just the ability to change tire compounds, upgrade to higher-powered engines, etc., would help to provide the player with an extra edge over the competition, especially in the Hard difficulty events. Allowing more color choices per vehicle would also be nice in terms of aesthetics.
A "neutral" aspect in Ford Racing 2 is the lack of damage. Typically, if a game uses licensed vehicles but there is never any physical damage shown, it is because the vehicle manufacturers have not granted damage modeling in the licensing for the game. While damage modeling would certainly make the game more interesting from a strategic standpoint, the lack of damage to the vehicles allows the player to freely bang around the circuits, bouncing off barriers to force sharper cornering, ramming competitors off the roadway, etc. Certainly, this is far from professional in terms of driving conduct, but in the final sprint to the Finish Line, such tactics can mean the difference between winning and finishing in last place.
Ford Racing 2 is definitely not able to compete with the Gran Turismo series, but can definitely swap paint with the Ridge Racer series. It is truly unfortunate that Ford Racing 2 is not receiving much attention, as it is a worthy addition to any serious player's collection of racing games.
You must complete certain challenges to un-lock all the vehicles and tracks of which winning races is just one part. You must use your driving skills to win certain things by driving on the correct racing line which is highlighted in green when you are on it. Stray off and it turns red and you incur a time penalty which is added to your lap time. Incur too many penalties and you lose. Or you must complete a lap and collect time bonuses or drive through cone gates to help you have a good lap. All in all, with the different and unique challenges this game is fun to play.
There are 35 Ford vehicles to win. I personally love the various Mustangs (they are cool to drive and look nice, too). There are also two 1949 Ford's, an old T-Bird, the new T-birds (convertible and hardtop), a number of trucks, concept cars and Ford Taurus stock cars. A very nice selection, each with various paint jobs to choose from.
For such a low price this is a high quality game that gamers will enjoy for quite a while unlocking the various goodies. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! - George Bauch.