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4x4 Evo 2 (Windows)

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Category Description MobyScore
AI How smart (or dumb) you perceive the game's artificial intelligence to be 3.8
Gameplay How well the game mechanics work (player controls, game action, interface, etc.) 4.0
Graphics The quality of the art, or the quality/speed of the drawing routines 4.2
Personal Slant How much you personally like the game, regardless of other attributes 4.0
Sound / Music The quality of the sound effects and/or music composition 3.2
Overall MobyScore (4 votes) 3.9


The Press Says

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98
GameZone
Now that you have had time to explore and practice, and have built the "Killer" 4X4, hook up to the network (Internet connection required) and compete head to head with other 4 wheelers from all over the world! Get good enough and maybe you can make it into one of TR's Racing Teams.
90
Christ Centered Game Reviews
This is a great racing game that you may find in your local bargain bin. If you see it, it?s worth buying. This game is the one that made me upgraded my joystick to the MS Force Feedback and I am glad I did! Especially since MS quit making them!
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IGN
When you get right down to it, 4x4 EVO 2 is another pretty solid racing game. And while it isn't necessarily a bad thing, it's really, really like the first game with some additions and not much change to the look or the feel. I'm not going to discount it, however, as games like NHL and Madden come out with new iterations that are virtually the same as well, but with new players. So if you think of it in that respect, it's a hoot. Those that really enjoyed the first game will undoubtedly find this one to their liking, but enough to spend over 40 bucks on? So the answer to the question at the beginning of the article will have to be that your own wallet will have to decide that. It's definitely a good game, but maybe not worth the bucks if you're strapped for cash and already have the first one.
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PC Zone Benelux
Het moge duidelijk zijn: 4x4 Evo 2 is gewoon een vette game, die zowel de fans van dit genre als diegenen die niet eens weten wat 4x4 is, heel wat raceplezier zal bezorgen. Klasse!
78
GameSpot
One of the simplest joys of racing games is that they let you get away with things you can't do in real life. Assuming you're not a race car driver or the latest guest star on World's Scariest Police Chases, driving mainly means dutifully obeying signs and driving within the lines. If you'd like more adventure than just merging onto a busy highway or dodging stray shopping carts at the grocery store, 4x4 EVO 2 may be what you're looking for. Here's a racing game that not only ignores speed limits, but often also ignores roads. Like its predecessor, 4x4 Evolution, 4x4 EVO 2 puts you behind the wheel of real-world trucks and SUVs and lets you barrel over dirt roads and across the open countryside. Deviating from the racecourses isn't just possible, but actively encouraged. If you can put up with some frustrating inconsistencies and technical problems, 4x4 EVO 2 offers some thrilling off-road racing.
77
ActionTrip
In a nutshell, Evo 4x4 2 can be a satisfying experience, and the added features may increase the replay value, but the game still has some rather annoying gameplay problems, which shouldn't be there in the sequel.
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PC Gameplay (Benelux)
Een leuke 4x4 Offroad Racer met een hoop opties die de fans zeker zullen bekoren. De kleine minpuntjes moet je d'r wel bijnemen!
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Adrenaline Vault, The (AVault)
4X4 EVO 2 has splendid graphics and sound effects, with a wide set of vehicles and tuning capabilities and cleverly-designed racing settings. The novel adventure missions and free roam mode are also a real plus. Yet deficiencies in gameplay, artificial intelligence, collision implementation, and even music prevents this title from being the spectacular release that it should have been. Moreover, its improvements over the original 4X4 Evolution could have been a lot more significant. Given the sparse state of recent off-road racing offerings, I would recommend giving this one a spin, and if you are a fan of this sub-genre you will probably be able to overlook its failings.
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GameStar (Germany)
Viele Strecken, viele Autos, viele Extras: Das geschickte Motivations-Tuning von 4x4 Evo 2 fesselt erstaunlich lang ans Jeep-Lenkrad. Leider stören einige echte Spielspaß-Schlammpfützen das Driftvergnügen. Die miserable Kollisionsabfrage nervt genauso wie die langweiligen Geländemissionen. Als willkommene und gut spielbare Abwechslung zum Asphalt-Einerlei pflüge ich aber immer wieder gern durch den Modder.
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Joystick (French)
On a déjà vu plus trépidant que des courses de 4x4. Evo 2 n'échappe pas à la règle. Malgré une réalisation correcte, ce simulateur s'avère très vite soporifique. Le mode Mission Libre était pourtant un bon point de départ.
60
Jeuxvideo.com
Une fois encore un jeu peu convaincant bien que son principe soit plutôt sympathique. La réalisation de 4x4 Evo 2 et hasardeuse et inégale, son gameplay souvent douteux pour finalement agacer le joueur très rapidement.
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PC Games (Germany)
4x4 Evo 2 ist eines der wenigen Offroad-Spiele, das mehr als nur Rennen bietet. Gut versteckt in einem atemberaubend unübersichtlichen Menü wartet ein Karrieremodus auf seine Entdeckung, der alles hat, was ein Rennfahrer so braucht: Mit einem geringen Startkapital ausgestattet, kauft sich der Spieler einen Wagen und versucht, sein Glück zu machen.
52
PC Gamer
This series is beginning to look less like a unique PC off-road racer and more like a console-port knockoff with each incarnation. At this rate, can power-ups and lava pits be far behind?
50
Gamekult
4x4 Evolution 2 n'est finalement qu'un gros lifting de l'original : l'augmentation du nombre de circuits et de voitures, la présence d'un mode mission ne suffisent pas à rattraper un gameplay bien trop classique. Sans corriger les défauts du premier opus, Terminal Reality nous fournit donc un jeu qui n'arrivera pas à dérider les blasés du genre et qui ne sera pas véritablement adapté aux novices de la course automobile.
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Computer Gaming World (CGW)
4X4 Evo 2 isn't a complete waste of time, but it occasionally feels like it. You could spend hours earning digital dollars to unlock one of the $500,000 super-trucks, but it doesn’t make the game any more fun. And you’re out $500,000.
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Game Vortex
4X4 Evolution 2 is a bad egg from the start. What could, and should have been a good game turned out to be more trouble than it was worth. It focuses too much on things that aren't important, and not enough on the crucial matters. Wherever it was that the developers went wrong, they took a turn for the utter worst and never quite got back on track.
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Eurogamer.net (UK)
Sadly 4x4 Evo 2 falls short of offering an entertaining package, instead delivering wholeheartedly the ability to drive lots of vehicles, minutely fine-tuned to your particular tastes, across some bouncy tracks. The problem seems to lie in the fact that the game doesn't really know what it wants to be; are we playing an arcade racer or a sim here? The conflicting ideals of the game don't sit well together or complement one other, and we're left with a clumsy and ultimately disappointing title.