Ford Racing 2
That Henry Ford was onto something when he knocked out the original Model T you know. Unfortunately, it isn't featured here, although the last half-century or so is ably represented. Ford Racing 2 boasts no less then 35 Ford automobiles, including pick-ups, cars made famous on the big screen, custom cars, futuristic prototypes and stock cars. There's a distinctly American bent to the proceedings, though - despite the UK developer - so if you're hoping to tear around in an absurdly proportioned Capri, you'll be disappointed.
Ford fans and skinflints are catered for, however, with the game retailing for less than a tenner. As embittered cynics, this immediately raised our suspicions, but there doesn't seem to be a great deal wrong with it. The handling is a little slack and there's no damage model, but otherwise it's a run-of-the-mill racer that ticks every cliche in the book, low-flying helicopters and distended female voice included.
Where it succeeds is in the variety of challenges contained within, with the game gradually unlocking after completing various tasks, some of which can be mildly addictive in the short term. What's more, graphically it's as crisp as a winter morning, with all manner of animated trackside detail. A surprisingly slick package, this really is a case of top brands at a rock-bottom price.
Download Ford Racing 2
- PC compatible
- Operating systems: Windows 10/Windows 8/Windows 7/2000/Vista/WinXP