|Publisher(s)||Virgin Interactive Entertainment|
|Platform(s)||Microsoft Windows, DOS|
Screamer 2 is the second game in the Screamer series,developed by Milestone and published by Virgin Interactive Entertainment, released on September 30, 1996 in North America and November 15, 1996 in Europe.
Unlike its predecessor, which drew heavily from Namco's Ridge Racer, Screamer 2 moved towards a rally-oriented style, replacing the 6 high-performance road cars of the previous game with 4 rally cars. It also made much better utilization of 3D graphics cards than the first game.
GameSpot gave it a 7.0 out of 10, praising the graphics, soundtrack and the price, but criticizing the car's physics. A Next Generation critic hailed it as "one of the first PC racing games to achieve console-like frame rates and outstanding arcade control." He commented positively on the variety of tracks, the texture maps, the techno soundtrack, the multiplayer modes, and the fact that the enemy AI is designed to make occasional mistakes, and scored the game 4 out of 5 stars. Coming Soon Magazine rated it 89/100, praising both the game play and the graphics.
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