TOCA Race Driver 2

aka: Chaoji Fangchesai 2, DTM Race Driver 2, TOCA Race Driver 2: Ultimate Racing Simulator, V8 Supercars Australia 2
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Codemasters returns to the racing fold once more with Race Driver 2. On this occasion, you can race your way through 15 different types of motorsport including the usual supercars and stock car types to the more unique rally, formula ford and supertruck types, plus much more.

The single player career mode has you racing for pride through various championships from around the world, including the European ToCA and Australian V8 Supercars series, racing on tracks that will take you from Laguna Seca to Bathurst with another 20 cars maximum racing against you at any one time. You can then take to the online modes, racing with up to 12 other people through either your PC internet connection or Xbox Live.


  • 超级房车赛2 - Chinese spelling (simplified)

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Average score: 85% (based on 38 ratings)


Average score: 3.8 out of 5 (based on 16 ratings with 1 reviews)

A great game, but not the "Ultimate Racing Simulator"

The Good
The graphic quality of the game is flawless with highly detailed trackside objects, other cars and even irregularities in the tarmac itself. The sound quality is also fantastic, with the player able to hear exhaust crackles and pops when changing down gears and other effects such as breaking glass or scraping bodywork.

There is also a realistic damage engine which shows various bumps and scrapes which the player has picked up, and the damage decreases the car's performance.

The feature of the game which made it for me is the online capabilities, in that it is easy to go online and search out other players to play with, and the sheer volume of cars and tracks available mean that the player is always discovering new aspects of the cars and tracks.

The Bad
The much-vaunted career mode had the capability to be very good but with the other weaknesses of the game actually appears to be no more than a gimmick. The game will not allow you to race more than 2-4 laps in any given career race and so such comments from your race engineer as "its the last lap, its all or nothing now" have no credence as the race has barely begun. If a player had the ability to choose, say, a 20 lap race, the career mode would be more realistic. Also, there is no way to qualify - you are simply placed somewhere on the grid - so more often than not your character, as a "promising young racing driver", is starting 9th of 12 on the grid, and is expected to win the race over three laps. Clearly in real life this is unlikely.

The second weak point is the AI. Each time an AI car is passed they seem to suddenly drop off from the rest of the field. This can result in situations where, say, four cars ahead of the player (in 5th) are bunched up in a pack, but the other cars behind are equally spaced at gaps of around 5 seconds. This does not model real life, and is therefore in contradiction with its tagline as the "Ultimate Racing Simulator".

The third weak area is the handling of the cars. There are two handling modes, "Simulation" and "Pro-Simulation". "Simulation" handling results in arcade-style steering and the ability to accelerate, brake and take corners at a far higher speed than in real life. "Pro-Simulation", on the other hand results in very nervous steering and cars that are simply impossible to control. It seems very amateurish compared to, say, Papyrus' NASCAR games.

The Bottom Line
While the game does have its good points, do not be fooled into believing that it is the "Ultimate Racing Simulator". In my opinion it is simply an arcade racer dressed up with a flawed career mode and a damage model. However, this game does have more longevity online and can be the source of many fun races.

My verdict: 3/5.

Windows · by Adam McMillan (196) · 2005


Replay saving is possible only after version 1.2 update. Mirrors were also added in this patch.

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Game added by Kartanym.

PlayStation 2 added by karttu. PSP added by Kabushi.

Additional contributors: Unicorn Lynx, tarmo888, Erwie84, Mr. Sefe.

Game added May 9th, 2004. Last modified March 31st, 2023.