Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally

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Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally
Dakar 2.jpg
PAL region cover art
Developer(s)Acclaim Studios Cheltenham
Publisher(s)Acclaim Entertainment
Platform(s)Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2, Xbox
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • PAL: March 7, 2003
GameCube
  • NA: March 25, 2003
  • PAL: March 28, 2003
Xbox
  • PAL: June 6, 2003
  • NA: June 19, 2003
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

Dakar 2: The World's Ultimate Rally, or just simply Dakar 2, is a 2003 video game for Nintendo GameCube, PlayStation 2 and Xbox. It is the sequel to Paris-Dakar Rally on PlayStation 2 and is based on the real-life Paris Dakar Rally - one of the world's most difficult and dangerous sporting events; the game begins in rural Paris and ends on a beach in Dakar, Senegal, with 11 stages in between, including tracks in the Sahara Desert and Atlas Mountains.

Gameplay[edit]

The selection of the vehicles is made of three main classes: bikes (will oversteer when in sharp turns), cars (pickup trucks), and trucks (big rigs powered by diesel);[1] as an attempt to recreate the Dakar event, the game offers overall twelve tracks, which range from villas to deserts. Each course has certain features, so the players have to customize their vehicle to match the conditions.[2] Dakar 2 is a point-to-point racing game, where the opponent drivers cannot be seen.[3] During the race, there's a progress meter on the screen with five parts, each slowly changing to blue as the players are pacing between checkpoints, and subsequently turning to red or green depending on how the passed time matches up to the minimum needed.[4]

Reception[edit]

Reception
Aggregate scores
AggregatorScore
GameRankings73.10%[5]
Metacritic70/100[6]
Review scores
PublicationScore
Eurogamer3/10[4]
GameSpot7.3/10[7]
IGN6.2/10[8]

The GameCube version received mixed reviews.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Provo, Frank (August 1, 2003). "Dakar 2 Review". Gamespot. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  2. ^ Chambers, Chadd (April 23, 2003). "DAKAR 2: THE WORLD'S ULTIMATE RALLY". IGN. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  3. ^ Weaver, Tim (May 2003). "Dakar 2: Au revoir!". NGC Magazine. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  4. ^ a b Bramwell, Tom (April 8, 2003). "Dakar 2: Anothernother rally game, this time from Acclaim Studios Cheltenham". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 17, 2019.
  5. ^ http://www.gamerankings.com/gamecube/562253-dakar-2/index.html
  6. ^ http://www.metacritic.com/game/gamecube/dakar-2
  7. ^ https://www.gamespot.com/reviews/dakar-2-review/1900-6072906/
  8. ^ https://www.ign.com/articles/2003/04/23/dakar-2-the-worlds-ultimate-rally

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