ATV Offroad Fury 2
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|ATV Offroad Fury 2|
|Publisher(s)||Sony Computer Entertainment|
|Series||ATV Offroad Fury|
|Mode(s)||Single-player, multiplayer, online multiplayer|
ATV Offroad Fury 2 is the second racing video game in the ATV Offroad Fury series, developed by Rainbow Studios and released on November 9, 2002. The game is preceded by ATV Offroad Fury and followed by ATV Offroad Fury 3. As is the rest of the series, the game revolves around racing on all-terrain vehicles (ATVs).
Expanding from its predecessor, ATV Offroad Fury 2 features more ATVs (including Ravage Talons), along with more vehicles, mini-games, championships, and others. The ATVs do not suffer damage, but their occupants are vulnerable to dismounts from ATVs, if the vehicle lands poorly or another racer lands on the player. Also, after riding for an extended period of time, the ATVs will become dirty. They can be cleaned by resetting or driving into the water. However, if the player stays in the deep water for more than 5 seconds, they are teleported out of the water. The game also features new point-earning tricks, as well as championships where players can earn profile points for each race completed. Completing championships will unlock a new event such as Freestyle events, which objective the players must complete within the time limit. The game also offers minigames.
ATV Offroad Fury 2 is also the first installment in the series to offer online play, which allows players to challenge other players over an online network (including a set of Lobbies), connected via i-Link, local area network (LAN) or other network connections.
The range of stunts featured in ATV Offroad Fury 2 are typically activated by tapping a combination of buttons while the player's ATV is in the air, to activate stunt-based combo moves. Each set of tricks also require a different amount of time to perform.
The game received positive reviews from critics. IGN gave the game a 9.0, praising the gameplay, but criticized the soundtrack. GameSpot gave the gave a 7.0, noting the lack of changes from the previous game.
- "ATV Offroad Fury 2 - PlayStation 2 Review at IGN". Ps2.ign.com. 2002-11-12. Retrieved 2012-08-16.
- "ATV Offroad Fury 2 Soundtrack - PlayStation 2 News at IGN". Ps2.ign.com. 2002-10-16. Retrieved 2012-08-20.
- November 21, 2002 5:07PM PST (2002-11-09). "ATV Offroad Fury 2 Review". GameSpot.com. Retrieved 2012-08-16.