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ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 cube Game Reviews
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2
Critic Score
Metascore: 70 Metascore out of 100
User Score  
10.0 out of 10
based on 18 reviews
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ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 is all about big tricks, big boots to the face and big finishes. It's arcade ATV racing like you always wanted it to be. ATV Quad Power Racing 2 combines 10 of the top pro riders in the world (including Dana Creech, Kory Ellis and Tim Farr) and 40+ real-life sponsors with the fast, edge of your seat, arcade gameplay the fans of the original know and love. Get ready to get injured. [Acclaim]

DEVELOPER: Climax Studios
GENRE(S): Racing
ESRB RATING: E (Everyone)
RELEASE DATE: January 28, 2003

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Armchair Empire
Replicating speed is always a goal for racing games and ATV 2 meets the challenge. Fast is fast, especially with the better ATV’s, and the blurring effect during boost use really does bring that sense of speed home.
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Like "SSX Tricky," ATV2 relies on tight playability to keep your mind off the averageness of the visuals. The only real moan is that crashes lack any sort of bone-jarring impact.
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Gamers' Temple
It’s much easier to do some of the crazier tricks here where you don’t have to worry about some other psycho rider knocking you off of your ride!
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Game Informer
I especially enjoy the assorted tricks you can perform in the air, but the controls needed to successfuly execute those moves seem to be a little hit-or-miss. [Mar 2003, p.85]
Particularly so if you can live with the sloppy stunt controls, the game provides a balanced and generally enjoyable experience.
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Despite its overall graphic luster and enjoyable gameplay, QPR2 is relatively short on variety, and, as such, woefully short on shelf life, particularly for enthusiasts in possession of "ATV: Offroad Fury 2" for the PS2.
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GameCube Europe
The first play through is genuinely enjoyable and the two-player option just about as good as it gets. Given the number of bikes on the track it's a shame that a four-player option wasn't included.
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Despite its similarities to other extreme-type racers, it offers enough of a difference in physics and control to provide a fresh experience.
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The career is extremely short and can be beaten quickly.
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Play Magazine
If you own multiple consoles - although the game is solid across all three platforms - the Xbox game takes the prize, with eight competitors to the GC and PS2's six, along with a four-player mode compared to the other consoles' two. [Mar 2003, p.64]
GamerWeb Nintendo
It's a good game, but since you can blow through it so quickly you may want to give it a rent instead of buying it.
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Gamer purists may feel a lack of variety in the essential gameplay.
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It has the Sega-esque quality of being able to take it off the shelf a few months down the road and still have fun with it.
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Nintendo Power
Although the game doesn't have the intangibles that put "Freekstyle" over the edge, it's still a wild ride. [May 2003, p.139]
ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 is to "ATV Offroad Fury 2," as peas and carrots are to filet of Wild Virginia Bass with melted Savoy cabbage and Spanish caper emulsion.
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What developer Climax has produced here is a simple, accessible racing game with modest goals that it, for the most part, accomplishes.
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In terms of performance, the game fares better than the PS2 version, with a fairly consistent frame rate that conveys a decent sense of speed. The game occasionally slows down, but only when the screen is overpopulated with racers.
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Gaming Age
The novelty of kicking your friends from their bike in the heat of a race won't last forever, so once that aspect of the fun wears off so does any urge to hunker down to a night of ATV Quad Power Racing 2.
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