GSY PREVIEW | PC, PS4, Xbox One Wednesday, May 16, 2018 | 6:00 PM

We previewed The Crew 2 on XB1X

We previewed The Crew 2 on XB1X

As you may know, despite its many shortcomings, we had appreciated The Crew for the sense of freedom it gave and the size of its world, but we were nonetheless a bit wary about the sequel when we found out it would take us back to the US. After playing a preview version of the game on Xbox One X, we can say it's a lot more fun than we expected, with many improvements over the original and a new swap feature which doesn't seem to get old. It doesn't mean the game is perfect by any means, as some will find it too arcadey with all assists on (turning them off makes it way more difficult to handle but we haven't had time to test the handling withtout the driving aids thoroughly). We have brought you back no less than 15 videos recorded on site, so let us know what you think. Sorry we didn't have the time to record an English GSY Offline or to translate our preview article, but we had to make a choice.

FR GSY Offline (Preview/XB1X)
Download: MP4 HD
Pick-up race (Preview/XB1X)
Street race (Preview/XB1X)
Buggy race (Preview/XB1X)
Boat race (Preview/XB1X)
Bike race (Preview/XB1X)
Circuit race (Preview/XB1X)
Drift & map (Preview/XB1X)
Home Sweet Home (Preview/XB1X)
Boat and car (Preview/XB1X)
Freeride #1 (Preview/XB1X)
Freeride #2 (Preview/XB1X)
Freeride #3 (Preview/XB1X)
Freeride #4 (Preview/XB1X)
Vehicles (Preview/XB1X)
FPS analysis (Preview/XB1X)

All comments

Commented on 2018-05-16 18:30:38
No sorry needed. Thanks for the videos.
Commented on 2018-05-16 18:34:58
i keep forgetting this game exists.
Commented on 2018-05-16 18:55:48
thx, but not thx.. i guess :/
Commented on 2018-05-16 23:17:27
Thanks for the great videos. I really enjoyed the first game, despite it flaws but Crew 2 looks alot better and fun. I just hope the handling has been improved.
Commented on 2018-05-17 11:26:13 In reply to morpheus9394
Some of the handling looks good as pure arcade, but that race circuit video makes me wonder if the handling 'makes sense'. I haven't played it ofcourse, bur it looks weird. I just finished Forza 7, so that might also could skew my perception.
The motor sound during the buggy race also sounds weird. It sounds like a car slowing down the whole time as if the gas pedal isn't pushed in. Only when the boost is used I hear a speeding up sound.
Commented on 2018-05-17 15:25:40
After Far Cry 5 I realized that Ubisoft can make bad design choices, I wasted $60, I wont buy anything from them, maybe if I find it on sale
Commented on 2018-05-17 16:44:24
The physics look terrible for each and every discipline .Also 30 fps in a racing game ?Hmmm ..Niet harasho
Commented on 2018-05-17 17:25:06
So, no skills needed. Boring.
Commented on 2018-05-18 00:47:25
Already tried it on PC and I would definitely buy it. Nice and fun arcade with some beautiful views. Of course I would prefer more realistic and complex car handling but still, it definitely enjoyable, for me at least and a few millions players of the original Crew. But hey, haters gonna hate it anyway... ;)

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