NA Electronic Arts
Microsoft Windows & Dreamcast
NA 19991031October 31, 1999
JP 20000127January 27, 2000
EU 200005May 2000
NA 20000702July 2, 2000
V-Rally 2 is a rally racing video game and the sequel to V-Rally. It was succeeded by V-Rally 3. The PlayStation version is known in Europe as V-Rally 2 Championship Edition and in North America as Need for Speed: V-Rally 2. The Dreamcast and Windows versions are known in Europe as V-Rally 2 Expert Edition and in North America the Dreamcast version is known as Test Drive V-Rally.
The game features rally cars that competed in the 1999 FIA World Rally Championship season (16 in the Championship Edition and 26 in the Expert Edition). There are over 80 original tracks which represent all of the rallies of the 1999 season, excluding Greece and Safari. The game modes include a time trial mode, an arcade mode which follows the traditional style of arcade games, V-Rally Trophy where the player competes against 3 AI opponents to see who can get the least time in all of the rallies. The championship mode follows the real-life example of Rallying with different stages in the rallies featured in the game. The V-Rally Trophy and Championship modes feature three distinct championships: European, World and Expert.
There is also a track editor where the player designs his/her own rally tracks. There is a Multiplayer mode which supports up to 4 players. The PlayStation version of the game features support for DualShock analog controllers.
The game met with positive reviews. Allgame gave a rating of 3.5 out of 5 and gave praise for being an "exciting rally game from start to finish". GameSpot gave a rating of 7.9 out of 10 and praised the PlayStation version of the game for being the "premiere PlayStation rally game" for its authencity. IGN gave a high rating of 8.5 out of 10 and gave praise for the PS game for graphics, sound effects and appeal but also criticised the game for the issues related to the realism provided within the game and also the pixelization of AI cars when the player is far behind.
- "Release Information for PlayStation".
- "Release Information for PC".
- "Release Information for Dreamcast".
- "Allgame Review".
- "Game Spot Review". Retrieved November 23, 1999.
- "IGN Review". Retrieved December 3, 1999.
- Official PlayStation Magazine, Future Publishing issue 47, (June 1999)