If there’s any game we love, it’s an open world racer. Our favourite game from back in the day is Test Drive Unlimited, a huge map with plenty of cars to just cruise around with your friends and generally waste most of your day doing random stuff.
So when we initially saw a trailer for ‘The Crew’ back in 2013 / 2014 we thought we’d hit the jackpot. A Forza Horizon style game set in the USA with a HUGE map, many cars and plenty of modification to make your cars stand out. Let’s be honest, Forza Horizon probably sets the bar for open world racing games.
Obviously, we signed straight up for the beta and luckily were one of the chosen ones. BAM, absolutely buzzing. Is this going to be the modern day Test Drive Unlimited where I can just bomb around a huge map for no reason? Yes, it was, going from New York to Las Vegas was seriously cool. But that’s when we fell out of love with the game. Anyone that’s played The Crew in it’s early days will no doubt understand how horrible the handling was for the game. I know, i know ‘it’s not a simulation game’ and ‘if you want a sim racer then get a PC’ but honestly, the handling was just weird and we never bothered buying the game.
Fast forward to know, The Crew 2 has been announced and will hit the shelves in early 2018. We’re buzzing once again. This time we’ve also got planes and boats as well as motorcycles (something we are looking forward to).
Many of the gameplay videos are now out on YouTube from the likes of Blackpanthaa who insists the physics are so much better and hopefully it’s true. You can also check out his Freeroam video below to see some of the gameplay.
It has been said that driving from one end of the map to the other could be around 45 minutes which is insane! Anyway, regardless of the previous game, The Crew 2 does look like it has the potential to be brilliant and it will be nice to get a game which has everything we could want with a map this big, but lets hope it just doesn’t flop like the previous game seemed to after launch. Especially as they’ve got such a big open window of opportunity to get it right before we see Forza Horizon 4 being announced.
What do you think? Is it going to be a contender for one of the best racing games of 2018? Or is it going to go down like a sack of spuds? Let us know in the comments!