Outrun 2 (Xbox) by Microsoft

Outrun 2 (Xbox) by Microsoft Box Art

Xbox 360 backwards Compatible

Release Date
October 26, 2004.

Average Overall Score:
8.33 / 10


Sunday, August 22, 2004
Friday, May 28, 2004

Cheat Codes

      To enter the cheat codes access the “OutRun Challenge” option, select [X] to enter into the Gallery and select “Enter Code”. Note: These codes are case sensitive: NINETEEN86: Unlocks original OutRun arcade game.
      DESREVER: All reversed tracks.
      RADIOSEGA: All Music.
      THEJOURNEY: All missions.
      DREAMING: All Cars.
      Enter these on the gallery password screen. TIMELESS: All bonus tracks.

User Reviews

Score: 83
Overall User Average: 8.33 / 10 (83.3%)
Gameplay User Average: 7.67 / 10
Graphics User Average: 7.67 / 10
Sound User Average: 6.67 / 10
Date reviewed: June 15, 2005.

Overall: Well, i use to play it more at the arcade since you have some great challenge over there. With the Xbox version, there are over 100 bonus missions which extended the life of the game a little bit longer than the arcade version.
Gameplay: Choose a car and race before time run out. Such have the feeling of a arcade game in the long ride. There are not many modes available but should make your time. The heart attack mode which is a little bit hard since you must do what they say to get the AAA Rank.
Graphics: Compared to the old version, this one is great improvement but compared to other racing games available for Xbox, it's still just ok.
Sound: The sound are great in a arcade racing, sure you can choose whatever song you want to hear in the race but i want custom soundstrack since there are only 8 songs.
Suggestions: Outrun 3 with more cars, more tracks to race and ever bigger city.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 80 %
Sound: 70 %

Date reviewed: February 26, 2005.

Overall: Why not. I bought this game for memorabilia. I remember putting a lot of quarters in the arcade to play this game. And i never got to finish the hard way. It is just fun. No simulation here. It's a game you can pick up for 10 minutes while you wait for your girl to finish putting on make up.
Gameplay: Now that's not hard to describe. You race and race again. The heart challenge mode is fun. Just racing...
Graphics: Not bad. It looks like the old arcade version. nice graphic. Nothing like Championship rally but still fun.
Sound: I remember the song choosing in the arcade was a big thing. But now, they really should have gave us a chance to play our own music.
Suggestions: Nice job. More cars... Any my own music. Brought up good memories thougt.

Overall: 80 %
Gameplay: 70 %
Graphics: 60 %
Sound: 50 %

Date reviewed: October 31, 2004.

Overall: i have to say i wasnt expecting what I got from outrun...
and what i got was an addictively fun arcade racer.
the game is not about made around a story, and it stands out among all others... simply because it is made to be nothing but pure arcade fun... and that is what it is... FUN FUN FUN!!!

Gameplay: i would have given it 4.5/5 if split screen had not been overlooked, yes you can do two player time attack style racing, but it is not the same.. however it is still fun.

but on to the good hey?
and yes there is a lot of good...
the arcade style of this game is unique, it makes other arcade racers look like sims... there is no better feeling than drifting around a corner with the rear of the car almost overtaking the front!!
single player mode is mostly about impressing your girlfriend, and yes some might say it is sexist.... but tell them to shut up!! It is a nice retro addition, that is great fun! she will call out tricks or manouvers for you to do... and you have to impress her... and she's hard to please!! any less than an A rating and you have to try again... but repeating levels does not get boring... it is one of the only games that I can think of where levels are actually fun to reapeat!! the game is crammed full of mini games including a great mathamatical driving game(you'l have to get it to find out!!) and of course there is the arcade mode, that lets you race for fun against others through your personally sellected route! This game has a lot going for it, and the only down point comming to mind is the lack of split screen. but who cares, you can still do multiplayer... and then again ther is live play too!! it delivers in every aspect... as a multiplayer game, a fun game, an involving game... and it delivers in what it is... a pure arcade racer.
Graphics: one word....... ''beautiful''
one more word...... ''shiney''
one last word....... ''perfect''

okay.... no more words!! outrun two looks excellent... it just looks.... unreal.
some of the most spectacular scenery on xbox is to be found here!
cars look great, are very detailed and reflect all the beatiful scenery that they pass.
it might not be working the xbox like games like chronicles of riddick do... but one thing is for certain... they do look a lot more prety!
water effects are spot on, as are the cars and scenery... and the visual quality of outrun2 stay true to it's unique, unreal style.
outrun2 is without doubt one of the most beautiful games on xbox.
Sound: outrun2 sounds good... but there is no great variety, there are plenty of songs from the original outrun to unlock, but the inability to rip your own tracks lets it down slightly. cars sound very good, as do the voices... but engine sounds seem very similar, if not the same on all cars. while not it's major high-point... outrun2 is still a very good sounding game, and its determination to stay true to it's arcade, retro sounding roots is where it excels...
Suggestions: split screen.

Overall: 90 %
Gameplay: 80 %
Graphics: 90 %
Sound: 80 %

Outrun 2 News

Sega Launches Outrun 2 Website
Sega of Europe today launched the offical Outrun 2 website.

16 New OutRun 2 Screens
We’ve added 16 brand new OutRun 2 screenshots. We had a chance to play this high-speed title at X04! It rocks! Check’em out!

Sega Europe Working With Leader
Sega Europe announced today an agreement with Leader were they would distribute all of Sega's titles in Italy.

Microsoft To Publish Outrun 2
Microsoft today announced that it will publish the Xbox version of Outrun 2 in North America, its due to ship to retail stores this October.

Interview With Sega’s AM2
Hot new details on OutRun2 exposed in this exclusive interview with SEGA-AM2’s Makoto Osaki & Sega Europe’s Kats Sato - including new courses and US release info.

New Outrun 2 Screenshots
Check out some fresh new screen shots of Sega’s highly anticipated sequel Outrun 2.

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