ATV: Quad Power Racing 2

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ATV: Quad Power Racing 2
ATV Quad Power Racing 2 Coverart.png
Developer(s)Climax Brighton
Publisher(s)AKA Acclaim
Platform(s)PlayStation 2, GameCube, Xbox
ReleasePlayStation 2
  • NA: January 14, 2003[1]
  • EU: February 28, 2003
GameCube & Xbox
  • NA: January 22, 2003[2]
  • EU: February 28, 2003
Genre(s)Racing
Mode(s)Single-player, multiplayer

ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 is a racing video game developed by Climax Brighton and published by Acclaim Entertainment under their AKA Acclaim label for PlayStation 2, GameCube and Xbox. The game is notable for its inclusion of a three-wheeled ATV, not seen in any other video games, and not sold in the real world since the late 1980s.

Gameplay[edit]

General Gameplay
General gameplay

ATV Quad Power Racing 2 includes overall 20 characters, 10 of which are original for the game and 10 professional ATV racing drivers. All 15 tracks are set over different terrains, like mud, sand or snow.[3] There are multiple playable modes: Career (championship seasons), Arcade (increasingly difficult challenge), Challenge (racing against the top riders), Freestyle (based on scores achieved through aerials) and Time Trial (players race against the clock).[4] During the race, every air jump that lands correctly will retain momentum and speed in an efficient way.[5] The players are also able to kick the opponents off their rides at any time, and doing so steals the stored boost power for use.[6] While there is no online play, the game has several multiplayer modes for two players in split screen: Championship, Freestyle Battle, Single Race, and Head-to-Head.[7]

Reception[edit]

The game scored mostly average to positive reviews.

Review scores
Publication Score
GameSpot

PS2: 6.1 of 10[8]
GCN: 6.5 of 10[9]
Xbox: 6.5 of 10[10]

IGN

PS2: 6.8 of 10[11]
GCN: 6.5 of 10[12]
Xbox: 6.6 of 10[13]

1UP.com

PS2: B+[14]
Xbox: B[15]

GameSpy

GCN: 3 of 5[16]
Xbox: 3 of 5[17]

GamePro

PS2: 4.0 of 5[18]

CVG

PS2: 8.0 of 10[19]

Compilations of multiple reviews
GameRankings

PS2: 71.7% (based on 42 reviews)[20]
GCN: 71.6% (based on 27 reviews)[21]
Xbox: 72.4% (based on 40 reviews)[22]

Metacritic

PS2: 68% (based on 19 reviews)[23]
GCN: 70% (based on 18 reviews)[24]
Xbox: 68% (based on 17 reviews)[25]

Cancelled sequel[edit]

At E3 2004, Acclaim Entertainment announced new titles for release, one of them being ATV Quad Power Racing 3 which would be developed by Acclaim Studios Manchester instead of Climax Brighton and would be released in the winter of 2005.[26] The game was later cancelled after Acclaim closed down the Acclaim Studios Manchester and Cheltenham studios due to their financial difficulties and eventual bankruptcy.[27]

With plans for a third ATV Quad Power Racing game scrapped, Climax Studios was eventually approached by Rainbow Studios for another opportunity to develop another ATV racing game, which would be to continue Rainbow Studio's ATV Offroad Fury series, starting with ATV Offroad Fury 3 in 2004, which Rainbow had to abandon after being purchased by THQ to develop MX Unleashed and the MX vs. ATV series. Climax Studios would go on to develop two installments of the Offroad Fury series on PlayStation 2 and port them both to the PlayStation Portable.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Cove, Glen (January 14, 2003). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 for PS2 Ships". Archived from the original on August 3, 2004.
  2. ^ Varanini, Giancarlo (January 22, 2003). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 ships". Retrieved October 25, 2020.
  3. ^ Rubenstein, Glenn (February 11, 2003). "'ATV Quad Power Racing 2' (GCN) Review". TechTV. Archived from the original on 2004-02-03. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  4. ^ Lafferty, Michael (February 18, 2003). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 Review". GameZone. Archived from the original on 2008-02-01. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  5. ^ Bramwell, Tom (February 21, 2003). "Review - quad bike racing and tricking with SSX influences - could be good!". Eurogamer. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  6. ^ Nation, Justin (March 4, 2003). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 Review". Nintendo World Report. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  7. ^ Nation, Justin (February 17, 2003). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 by Acclaim: Review". Gamezilla. Archived from the original on 2004-12-22. Retrieved June 19, 2019.
  8. ^ Ryan Davis (2003-01-14). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26.[dead link]
  9. ^ Ryan Davis (2003-01-14). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (GCN) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  10. ^ Ryan Davis (2003-01-14). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) review at Gamespot". GameSpot. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  11. ^ Kaiser Hwang (2003-01-28). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  12. ^ Kaiser Hwang (2003-01-29). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (GCN) review at IGN". IGN. Archived from the original on 29 August 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  13. ^ Kaiser Hwang (2003-01-28). "ATV: Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) review at IGN". IGN. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  14. ^ 1UP Staff (2000-01-01). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) review at 1UP". 1UP.com. Retrieved 2008-08-26.[permanent dead link]
  15. ^ 1UP Staff (2000-01-01). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) review at 1UP". 1UP.com. Archived from the original on 2012-07-29. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  16. ^ Avi Fryman (2003-01-22). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (GCN) review at GameSpy". IGN. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  17. ^ Avi Fryman (2003-05-10). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) review at GameSpy". IGN. Archived from the original on 16 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  18. ^ FENNECFOX (2003-10-30). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) review at GamePro". GamePro. IDG Entertainment. Archived from the original on 2003-04-23. Retrieved 2002-08-26.
  19. ^ Dean Scott (2003-02-25). "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) review at CVG". Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  20. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  21. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (GCN) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  22. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) at Game Rankings". Game Rankings. Retrieved 2008-08-26.
  23. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (PS2) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2003. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  24. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (GCN) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2003. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  25. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 2 (Xbox) at Metacritic". Metacritic.com. 2003. Archived from the original on 13 September 2008. Retrieved 2008-08-25.
  26. ^ "ATV Quad Power Racing 3 E3 2004 Preshow Impressions".
  27. ^ "Acclaim warns of possible bankruptcy".

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