Dangerous Driving 2
|a game by||Three Fields Entertainment|
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|See also:||Download Racing Games, Arcade Games|
The spiritual successor to one of the most popular arcade racing series is finally getting a sequel with Dangerous Driving 2. Smash your opponents and emerge victorious in white-knuckle races that defy every driving law ever conceived. Even better is that the game’s developers seem to be committed to delivering a truly next-gen experience that retains some of the features that made arcade racers so good some console generations back.
With the modest success of its prequel, it’s great to see that we’ll be getting more Dangerous Driving pretty soon. Let’s go over what we know about Dangerous Driving 2, and how its new open-world style racing could work for such a frantic racing franchise.
Smash the Roads
The concept behind Dangerous Driving 2 is the same as its prequel: race against your opponents, wrecking them if necessary. If that all sounds familiar to you, that would be because the first Dangerous Driving is considered to be the spiritual successor to Criterion Game’s Burnout series.
Dangerous Driving 2 ups the stakes compared to its predecessor, including a new Freedrive option that lets players roam around the city looking for new races to start. This sounds awfully familiar to a few of Criterion’s most popular racing games, like Burnout Paradise and Need for Speed: Most Wanted.
Needless to say, destruction and insanity are guaranteed in this sequel. The sense of speed conveyed by the game’s shaky camera and motion blur effects is unparalleled, making players feel like they’re really breezing down a highway at insane speeds.
One thing that remains to be seen is just how well designed the tracks of Dangerous Driving 2 are going to be. For as good as its prequel was, there’s no denying that most of the race tracks in that game looked a bit too simple. Perhaps we’ll see a proper jump in quality this time around, the same improvement we saw in Burnout 3 compared to its predecessors, perhaps.
Heatwaves and Stunts
Instead of burnouts, players get “Heatwave” each time they perform a particularly daring stunt or they get a takedown. Driving close to traffic and drifting are great ways to build up some turbo, and could mean the difference between coming in first or dead last.
Taking down opponents works exactly like you would expect: crash into an opponent at just enough speed to take them out of the tracks and earn yourself some precious turbo. It’s a shame that the destruction effects seen in the first game aren’t as detailed as those seen in Burnout Paradise. Let’s hope that’s an aspect that’s fixed in Dangerous Driving 2.
Something that’s great to hear is that Dangerous Driving 2 will include split-screen multiplayer. A feature that’s become rarer and rarer in today’s gaming market, this multiplayer option will allow you and your friend to race together using the same console. Considering the game is also coming to the Nintendo Switch, this would be the perfect excuse to get an insanely fun arcade racer with solid multiplayer modes.
Dangerous Driving 2 is on its way to improving over every aspect of its predecessor. The new open-world gameplay and improved visuals are sure to be a hit with fans looking for the next big thing in the world of arcade racers.
- Amazing sense of speed
- Nicely detailed car models
- Solid performance on most platforms
- Bland environments
- Lacks detailed crash and deformation physics
Download Dangerous Driving 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP