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Dakar 2 is a racing game, of course simulating the famous Paris-Dakar Rally. Although not the real 6000 kilometers can be crossed in the game, the rally mode takes the player through 12 tracks all the way from France to Dakar. The tracks lead racers through cities, forests and the desert. Most of them are simple tracks, but there are desert tracks where the player can drive around freely, finding the checkpoints faster than the opponents. The player can choose from the officially licensed cars, trucks and bikes from Dakar 2002, but only vehicles of the same type can compete in a race. There is also an arcade racing mode, where all the tracks and vehicles that have been unlocked in rally mode can be selected, as well as a splitscreen mode for two players.


Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally GameCube Title/Loading Screen
Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally GameCube Motorcycle racing feels like an afterthought.
Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally GameCube I need to pay attention to driving instead of taking screenshots!
Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally GameCube River Crossing

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Alternate Titles

  • "Dakar 2" -- PAL title

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N-Europe GameCube Oct 03, 2003 9 out of 10 90
GameSpot GameCube Aug 01, 2003 7.3 out of 10 73
Cubed3 GameCube Aug 03, 2003 7 out of 10 70
Game Freaks 365 GameCube 2003 6.5 out of 10 65
IGN GameCube Apr 23, 2003 6.2 out of 10 62
Jeuxvideo.com GameCube Apr 04, 2003 11 out of 20 55
AceGamez GameCube Nov 22, 2006 5 out of 10 50
Consoles Plus PlayStation 2 Apr, 2003 48 out of 100 48
Futuregamez.net PlayStation 2 May 19, 2003 48 out of 100 48
Eurogamer.net (UK) PlayStation 2 Apr 08, 2003 3 out of 10 30


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