Percentile Rank

The Crew 2 is ranked in the 31st percentile of games scored on OpenCritic.

Rating Summary

Based on 122 critic reviews
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OpenCritic Rating

66

Top Critic Average

25%

Critics Recommend

Based on 122 critic reviews

Score Distribution

Unscored Reviews

Rock, Paper, Shotgun
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 28, 2018

Right now, this is an awful lot of not very much.

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Player2.net.au
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 28, 2018

So with The Crew 2, I am left a little split on my feelings. There is nothing in the game I can point at and say “that’s bad” but there is undeniably something missing, something lacking. It is a game I will probably play on and off in the future, dipping in for a quick blast of boating or off-road fun, but I don’t think I will sink any more serious time into. This is a polished game that looks great and basically does what it says on the box but still is somehow less than the sum of its parts.

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Eurogamer
No Recommendation / Blank
No Recommendation / Blank
Jun 29, 2018

Despite the flashy boats and planes, this sequel to the ambitious open-world racing game is underdeveloped where it counts.

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VG247
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 29, 2018

Unfortunately, The Crew 2 is just too inconsistent to fully recommend.

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Polygon
Unscored
Unscored
Jun 28, 2018

The Crew 2 is an uncanny mess and I'm enjoying it anyway

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Ars Technica
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 10, 2018

Skip The Crew 2 until a patch or five. Even then, maybe check to see if the handling has improved at all.

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GameByte
Unscored
Unscored
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 is a mixed bag

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ACG
Rent
ACG

Top Critic

Rent
Jun 27, 2018
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Scored Reviews

Digital Chumps
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Aug 31, 2017

The Crew 2 is a beautiful follow-up to the first. It packs a lot of punch inside of it and it's friendly to all types of gamers. The world is still big, the events are great in number, and it just feels like a fun/simple racing game that you want to play on and off for a long time.

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VideoTime
9 / 10.0
9 / 10.0
Jul 16, 2018

The racing genre never felt cooler with The Crew 2.

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Gamersky
8.7 / 10.0
8.7 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 successfully expand its stage from ground to sky and sea, bringing a new trend to racing games. It still has some problems with the AI, handling and graphics performance, but overall it is a decent game with a good reproduction of American landscapes.

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PowerPyx
8.5 / 10.0
PowerPyx
PowerPyx
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

The Crew 2 surpassed my expectations. The 14 racing disciplines are a big step up from the first game and keep it interesting in the long run.

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GameSpace
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 12, 2018

Overall The Crew 2 has been set up for some big improvements to the series and the developer has done a lot to make it fun for everyone. There are lots of missions to unlock, as well as the ability to expand your vehicle library with the money you make in-game from races. You will lose yourself in this game.

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GameCrate
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 transforms America into a high speed sandbox with unmatched variety. Terrorize New York's West Side Highway? Check. Buzz the Pentagon in a prop plane? Check. Leave tread marks in New Mexico desert? Check. There's a lot to do here, and it feels great to do it, particularly for casual racing fans, while sim fans who want to just chill out and go fast in their home city will also enjoy themselves. The Crew 2's minor flaws could easily be ironed out with a few quality of life patches.

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Game Debate
8.5 / 10.0
Game Debate
Vicken B

Top Critic

8.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2018

Overall, The Crew 2 comes recommended to any motorsport and racing fan.

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PlayStation LifeStyle
8.5 / 10.0
8.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 is an improvement over its predecessor in most ways. It is truly a gearhead's playground, with plenty of customization and tweaking options, combined with arcade gameplay to give a more relaxed feeling. Rubber-banding AI can be annoying to deal with, an issue which is more evident in some events, like street races, than in others. Despite some flaws, The Crew 2 is a fun rush of whatever kind of racing players desire.

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VGProfessional
8.4 / 10.0
8.4 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

There's definitely good intention with this sequel, even if The Crew 2 is not the groundbreaking upgrade we expected from Ivory Tower. While the game is still solid in terms of mechanics and gameplay, some weaknesses might not appeal to newcomers, and fans of the original will be disappointed by the lack of PVP at launch.

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Gamefa
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

The Crew 2 is a fantastic racing game with its own great and unique features that made it different from the rest of the Racing games. Having four different modes, with so many beautiful and pro cars, airplanes, boats and also a great map to play, make The Crew 2 very fun to play, even with some problems and issues that the game has. Racing with your favorite cars and vehicles in an incredible map and beautiful cities of United States, make you one of the best experiences you ever had in racing games. it would be definitely better If The Crew 2 had an online PVP section from the beginning, but Street Racing, OffRoad, Freestyle and Pro Racing, made a game that absolutely worth your time and money.

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Areajugones
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 outperforms its predecessor in almost all aspects. New disciplines, vehicles and better graphics join a cooperative multiplayer really fun that we have attached to the title for weeks.

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GamesFinest
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

"The Crew 2" proves to be a successful open-world racing simulation that is accessible to both professionals and beginners. A varied game world, entertaining racing disciplines and fast speeds tempt you to let off steam on the various tracks. Even though the visual presentation of the title has been very successful, the rather mediocre AI will be a problem in the long run. All in all a thrilling arcade racer that can be enjoyed alone or with friends on the couch at home.

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Saving Content
Jul 6, 2018

The Crew 2 reinvents the series for the better. Ubisoft realized they had something special with The Crew, but focused on the wrong parts. We again get the entire (albeit condensed) United States of America to drive through, in this nationwide celebration of racing is something worth remembering. The Crew 2 has a generic social media system combined with over-the-top live television acting that gets away from itself. It does however come together in all the right ways this time. The Crew 2 is far and away better than the original, and has systems in place to keep you coming back for more.

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PlayStation Universe
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

An avalanche of racing goodness, hokey social media anchoring and an oddly sparse open world aren't enough to prevent The Crew 2 from improving on the original in every way and providing a multi-disciplined racer that is quite unlike any other on PS4.

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SomHráč.sk
80%
80%
Jul 16, 2018

The Crew 2 is a worthy successor to the original game. It's not perfect, but still good enough to keep you entertained for a long time and in time, it's only gonna get bigger. You have to accept some shortcomings that hamper the game somewhat, though.

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Leadergamer
Jul 10, 2018

The best racing game in 2018 for now.

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GameSpew
8 / 10.0
8 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

Basically, no matter what floats your boat, there's a good chance that The Crew 2 has it. And that's why I can't help but love it. Warts and all.

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GameSpot
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jun 27, 2018

As far as its single-player experience goes, Ubisoft's open-world driving game is fun, varied, and accessible.

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Hobby Consolas
80 / 100
80 / 100
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 improves its initial idea with the presence of new vehicles and modes that make us enjoy land, sea and air. It is not perfect, but it will entertain those who want to enjoy speed without regard. And for those who want to tour the United States economically and simply.

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Cerealkillerz
7.9 / 10.0
7.9 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

The Crew 2 is definitely an improvement over the first title but still can't really iron out all of the flaws from its predecessor. Because of the huge amount of vehicles and events, racing fans will get a good starting point but we'll still have to wait for future pvp, endgame and more updates in the upcoming DLCs to get the full experience.

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GamePitt
7.8 / 10.0
7.8 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2018

The Crew 2 is a hard game to critique. It has so many things going for it, from the diversity in gameplay, the plethora of available vehicles, and the overall fun and excitement it creates. However, it’s matched with equally disappointing aspects such as the pointless free-roam mode, the annoying photo-mode challenges, the indestructible obstacles, and the annoyingly ‘perfect’ AI. It initially feels like the game is ‘pay to win’ as you are unable to afford the better vehicles for the events you are entering. This is until you dedicate a few hours to the game and begin to realise that after a while the game will progress at the level you are, thus opening up new events and offering more money in line with what you need.

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GamePro
76 / 100
76 / 100
Jun 28, 2018

The Crew 2 does not achieve the perfection of a Forza Horizon, but outweighs its weaknesses with variety and rich racing action.

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Xbox Sector
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 7, 2018

The Crew 2 is a very good, fun racing experience, but it's holding itself back with a few minor annoyances.

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Stevivor
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

The Crew 2 is very similar to what the original offered: arcade fun.

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IGN Spain
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

A better game than The Crew but still a few steps behind the Horizon Series, despite its variety on vehicles.

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TrueGaming
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jun 30, 2018

The Crew 2 has a beautiful open world and there is a lot of variety in its races, but the weak character models and the absence of competitive mode at launch held this game back.

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AR12Gaming
8 / 10
AR12Gaming
Volksaudi

Top Critic

8 / 10
Jul 23, 2018

If you look at sales figures for The Crew 2 recently, you would've noticed that it hasn't been performing particularly well considering the amount of money that went into PR, advertisements and sponsorships.

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Bazimag
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 20, 2018

This title may have some problems, but the freedom that's in offer combined with a cohesive driving system manage to make a fun experience. And although there are shortcomings in the story and Free-roam sections, the ability to choose from a vast amount of options while playing the game, surely offer amusing hours for the Gamer. If developers would have focused on the story and other fore-mentioned areas as much as they did on having many numbers of options, we would be facing a very complete racing experience. But even so, it is still very possible to thoroughly enjoy Crew 2 and remember it for a long time.

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Critical Hit
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

No matter the element, The Crew 2 is a fantastic vehicle in which to master the ins and outs of speed. It's just a pity that Ubisoft's new world of varied racing disciplines feels hollow and uneven as it won't hold your attention for very long in its current incarnation.

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LevelUp
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jan 1, 1970

Taking an American muscle car at 300 km/h along a gorge, falling hopelessly into the void and ending up maneuvering gracefully an aircraft in an instant is a pleasant driving experience that is rarely seen in the racing genre; but it's just one of the many activities that The Crew 2 has prepared. It's a game you either love or hate; while fun and accessible, not all of its elements shine as it could.

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PC Invasion
8 / 10
8 / 10
Jul 16, 2018

The Crew 2 is fast, fun and offers a flexible gameplay experience. But, a sense of imbalance throughout the game causes it to be a bit of a rough ride.

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GRYOnline.pl
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 is a whisker away from being a great game. You can spend an entire afternoon just enjoying the cars and driving without a specific purpose, while taking in some of the marvelous views, and it feels really good. However, the major downsides – ubiquitous copy-pasting and a rather scanty number of genuine innovations – don't allow me to recommend this game to absolutely everyone; not just yet.

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SquareXO
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 is a great game, of that there’s no doubt, however thanks to its lack of PVP, awkward menus and long load times, it can on occasion be a frustrating experience. Still, there are not many open world racers on PS4, so until there is a must-have, The Crew 2 will remain the best option out there.

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AusGamers
7.5 / 10.0
7.5 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

- especially in co-op – then it could have been something special.

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FinalBoss
7.3 / 10.0
7.3 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

We really love The Crew 2. It’s both an adrenaline pumping foot to the floor racer and a relaxing cruise through the countryside. It's poor graphical detail and lack of progression from the first outing let it down but it's still a game you can sink hours into.

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Quillstreak
71%
71%
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is a fantastic open-world racing game that creates an unintentional post-apocalypse out of its gorgeous open-world by failing to ply it with meaningful modes

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Gamers Heroes
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is a vast improvement on the original in every aspect. The environments offer a vast, exciting, and expansive world to explore. The huge variety of racing events, alongside a near endless progression system, promises hours of play time, and the car customization is the best we have seen this generation.

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Saudi Gamer
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jun 30, 2018

The crew 2 offers a variety of disciplines along with a massive collection of vehicles, however the open world is still empty and in desperate need of more challenges.

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Hardcore Gamer
3.5 / 5.0
3.5 / 5.0
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 comes off as appealing when looking at a spec sheet of what it has to offer.

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TrueAchievements
Jul 17, 2018

Throw in some odd design choices, a dull story, and lukewarm presentation and The Crew 2 is an ambitious game that doesn't achieve its potential, nor does it approach the standard of some other open-world racers available today.

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Windows Central
Jun 29, 2018

Ubisoft's open-world racer ditches the cringe-worthy storyline and is all the better for it, but it's a bit hectic.

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GameZone
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 28, 2018

While there are issues big and small with The Crew 2, it's still a lot of fun thanks to its varied content offerings and massive world. It almost comes close to meeting its full potential but it's still an enjoyable follow-up to Ubisoft's first entry in the racing franchise. There's clearly a foundation for something much grander and I hope Ivory Tower can learn from their shortcomings here and deliver the ultimate racing game that rivals the likes of Forza Horizon with The Crew 3.

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GamingBolt
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is an ambitious game, yet an inconsistent one. It has many flaws that can't be ignored, but at the end of the day, it still manages to provide an undeniably enjoyable experience.

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GameMAG
7 / 10
GameMAG

Top Critic

7 / 10
Jul 25, 2018

Despite significant progress in comparison with the first game, The Crew 2 has a number of problems with graphics, weak AI, lack of PVP modes... Always online and races on the planes are also disappointing elements. But even so, you can spend hundreds of hours in The Crew 2 and have a lot of fun.

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Screen Rant
Jun 28, 2018

This ain't no Forza Horizon.

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SA Gamer
7 / 10.0
SA Gamer
Ashwar Jacobs
7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 expands its borders with the addition of air and aquatic racing thrown in the mix with iconic US cities and enjoyable online play with friends and many ways to race throughout a sprawling map.

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IGN Italy
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

The Crew 2 is a racing online game without the online part. This leaves us with some good views, some nice rides, but without something strong enough to keep going.

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Pardis Game
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 13, 2018

The Crew 2 is a respectable game and a fun experience for a short amount of time. The game world is filled with gorgeous vistas and fantastic visual fidelity. I think with DLCs and future entries, we might see the evolution of this series

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TheSixthAxis
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 4, 2018

The Crew 2 is a fun game in a lot of ways, but lacklustre in others. For every enjoyable event there may be another that is frustrating or simply a little boring. The open world can be great to explore, but thanks to being able to fast travel to every event you don't ever actually need to physically cross the USA. Ubisoft should be commended for really taking a risk with The Crew 2 by adding so much and taking proceedings less seriously, but while The Crew 2 is a good arcade racer it still doesn't quite rank among the best.

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Gameblog
7 / 10
7 / 10
Jul 29, 2018

The Crew 2 did a good job on improving the original game. It's a little bit more of everything, and the new road/sea/air feature offers a lot of fun and variety. Some new race categories are much better than others however (the bike races are particularly bad), and the driving controls are still basic compared to what we can expect from a 2018 racing game.

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MMORPG.com
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 3, 2018

Overall while the game is fun, it has its flaws and doesn't feel like a 100% complete game at the moment. With no real competitive racing options, it's missing that ingredient to make it a truly special experience. At least when that DLC comes, it'll be free for all players, and not something extra to pay for.

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GamesRadar+
Jun 28, 2018

A successful sequel where it counts the most, only a few potholes slow The Crew 2 down in its drive to become the ultimate road trip.

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Destructoid
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jun 27, 2018

I think the developers made the right call by branching out with planes and boats and going for a more approachable play-what-you-like format. They just spread themselves too thin trying to cram it all in.

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GearNuke
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 10, 2018

It is slightly disappointing to see how Ubisoft decided to just focus on making a bigger open world game while forgetting the essentials of what makes them so great. The Crew 2 has a lot of potential in the future with free updates and content that might be added to it, but in its current launch state, it is, unfortunately, a shallow experience that doesn't have much to offer for those who are looking for a competent racing game.

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IGN
7 / 10.0
IGN

Top Critic

7 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is big, confident, and stuffed with arcade racing action – land, sea, and air. There's undoubtedly something still charming about a racing game that lets us drive an F1 car across the Golden Gate bridge, fly a Spitfire through the Grand Canyon, and crash a monster truck through Central Park, but its uneven presentation, lack of events that use its best features, and absent PvP is a bummer.

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Spaziogames
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

The Crew 2 has a huge and solid structure, but in terms of quality the game in some elements lacks of detail, especially in graphics and driving system. We hope in the great support of Ubisoft for the contents to come.

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PSX Brasil
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 8, 2018

The Crew 2 is a good racing game with a vast open world and that, at times, is a truly wonderful experience. However, the game would have to maintain this level of quality in a constant manner to belong with the best of its genre. Today, The Crew 2 is a great foundation to something that could be marvelous in the future.

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ThisGenGaming
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Aug 6, 2018

It may be flawed, but there's a ton of content and the base game is still fun to play , so I'm still recommending this to fans of the genre.

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GamingTrend
70 / 100
70 / 100
Jul 9, 2018

The Crew 2 is an ambitious undertaking that puts over-the-top arcade racing front and center. Though it makes large strides in the right direction over its predecessor, it suffers from odd game design choices, a lack of PvP, and a lackluster presentation that puts it squarely in the rearview mirror of its competition.

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Gamerheadquarters
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 is certainly interesting from a technical stand point with how instant such an expansive open world runs, it just feels empty not having any sort of narrative structure.

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IGN Middle East
7 / 10.0
7 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

The Crew 2 suffers from limited activities and challenges, with the exception of major quests, the difficulty of controlling air races, the lack of game play for the multiplayer mode at least for the time being, AI which is the first major problem in this game, not to mention the absence of the story mode. The game offers a larger and more detailed world and the ability to move between different vehicles easily and a more accurate development system compared to the first part, Ubisoft still has the opportunity to fix the mistakes of the game in the future and bring it back on track.

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Thumbsticks
Jul 29, 2018

It's hard to ignore the unsavoury taste that comes along with The Crew 2's social media-based progression system. That being said, most people will accept that it's just a somewhat topical stand-in for an experience point system – and skip through all of the awful vlogger posturing and horrid presentation – to find at its heart a knockabout arcade racer with the capacity to make you smile.

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Just Push Start
3.4 / 5.0
3.4 / 5.0
Jul 5, 2018

Ubisoft had a chance to deliver an incredible open world racing title and it does somewhat fall short of it had the potential to be.

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Impulsegamer
3.4 / 5.0
3.4 / 5.0
Jul 15, 2018

The PS4 is kind of renowned for its dearth of decent racing titles, particularly after the disappointment of both Driveclub and Gran Turismo: Sport failing to live up to expectations. It's unlikely that The Crew 2 is going to change this perception in any meaningful way but it can't be denied that it is a fun little diversion for racing fans.

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Digiato
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 27, 2018

It may sound repetitive to say but The Crew 2 is another incompelete experience deleivered by Ubisoft. The new installment is improved in many aspects but the lack of the pvp multiplayer till December, poor physics and a cheesy plot still hunts the dreams of becoming a successful franchise.

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Wccftech
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

The Crew 2 is an impressively large game with a lot to do. Cars, planes and boats, travelling the USA is fun. The problem is that almost everything else ends up feeling the same and, eventually, boring.

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BaziCenter
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 has a lot of potential, but its great graphics and sound design doesn’t make up for its lack of content, lack of online multiplayer and weak AI. Maybe it’ll get better via monthly updates as the previous version did, but at the moment, The Crew 2 is not much superior to its predecessor.

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COGconnected
65 / 100
65 / 100
Jul 2, 2018

Maybe sometime next year The Crew 2 will start to feel like the sequel we all deserve, but as it stands right now, it certainly doesn't.

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Gaming Nexus
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 11, 2018

In a way The Crew 2 is a better game from the old, but in another way, it is also very much the same flawed racer. There is a lot of good here: open world, four racing types, huge customization, and tons of races. However, as a racing game, you'd do better with Mario Kart.

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Xbox Achievements
65%
65%
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 feels like a missed opportunity for Ubisoft after what was a decent start for the franchise in 2014. It's a racing game with some interesting ideas, but the new main additions frankly aren't entertaining enough and there's too much of a focus on quantity over quality.

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EGM
6.5 / 10.0
EGM

Top Critic

6.5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2‘s digital recreation of American remains as inviting as it was in the first game, and the diverse event types and new air and water vehicles mix things up in a good way. Eventually, however, the aggressively grindy loop of replaying races to upgrade your vehicles will leave you feeling like a theme park custodian: You're surrounded by attractions that should be such fun, yet you're stuck doing mindless chores instead.

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Softpedia
6.5 / 10.0
6.5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The only motivation to play the game is to get more loot and improve the existing cars. While it's not all that glamorous, it's undoubtedly a much worthier pursuit than getting followers. Despite all the cool features that are touted, it the end is just a soulless racing game that doesn't excel at anything but also doesn't really fail in any significant way.

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Atomix
63 / 100
63 / 100
Jul 3, 2018

A totally mediocre racing experience. The Crew 2 has a lot of ideas, but anyone of them is well executed.

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Press Start
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 2, 2018

Despite its satisfying core loops and drip-feeding of loot slathered in mechanical jargon, it's hard to recommend The Crew 2 based on what many would consider to be its selling points. The world is barren despite being billed as a greatest hits of American landmarks and 'car feel' itself is frustratingly basic and holds your hand far too much. The interconnectivity did its best to compel me to stick with it but The Crew 2 is a sad case of wasted potential.

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Push Square
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 4, 2018

While it's disappointing to see The Crew 2 fall into some of the same pitfalls as its predecessor, its open world remains one of the most impressive playgrounds, in terms of scale, out there. Sure, there's very little reason to explore its vast road networks outside of its visual appeal, but the sheer variety of different events, from nerve racking aerial races to coast-to-coast endurance runs, will still get your heart racing.

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FingerGuns
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 3, 2018

There is a lot of fun to be had in The Crew 2 though and hopefully if Ubisoft’s post-game updates are as plentiful as their other games this sequel can blossom into something wonderful.

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Game Informer
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

Other than brief moments, no part of The Crew 2 is captivating enough, including the rubberband-based gameplay, the events themselves, and the overall setup of the open world

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WellPlayed
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

The Crew 2 changes things up with a new look and new vehicles but fails to take the series to new heights

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GameSkinny
Jun 30, 2018

A lack of focus clearly hurts the game overall. There is plenty to do to be sure, and a wide range of race types, but The Crew 2 seems like its trying to hard to be an unrealistic arcade racing entry, a hardcore street race simulation, or a loot-drop MMO, and the fun kind of gets lost in the mix.

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Gadgets 360
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 3, 2018

Even though its racing events and driving experiences are fun, The Crew 2 is not good enough for you to pay its full price.

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Twinfinite
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 still isn't fully delivering the ambitious open-world racer that Ivory Tower nor Ubisoft wants the series to become, and I can't help but feel it's because it's trying to accommodate both the single-player and multiplayer camps. Its single-player content, while fun, lacks any real impact due to its literally non-existent story, and its the absence of any PvP feels like a massive missed opportunity.

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Digitally Downloaded
Digitally Downloaded

Top Critic

Jul 5, 2018

At the start of this review, I came in thinking I would really like The Crew 2. And that was certainly my first impression of the game; the ambition and energy was infectious. But a few hours more play on and I've realised that The Crew 2 really isn't all that engaging.

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Cubed3
6 / 10
6 / 10
Jul 3, 2018

It looked promising, but The Crew 2 falls wide of the mark, in infuriating fashion. It tries to grab people's attention with its technically impressive map, its instant vehicle-switching, and with even flashier motors, yet all of this is just a deluded sales pitch for a seriously lacking package. It doesn't address any of the fundamental flaws of the original, such as repetitive races and too many bland open spaces. The motors from within each vehicle type aren't distinguishable in handling at all, the physics are poor, and the voice acting and music are irritating. There's no sense of achievement from anything, thanks to a poor XP and unlock system. Worse yet, there's no real multiplayer to speak of - posing the question, why on Earth does it require an Internet connection to play? The Crew 2 might seem enjoyable for a couple of hours, but it quickly starts to feel empty. Stick with Forza Horizon.

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Worth Playing
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 27, 2018

With Ubisoft's newfound focus on making singular games into long-standing experiences, there is hope that The Crew 2 gets better. In the here and now, it is a very difficult game to recommend. The use of multiple vehicles and presence of different disciplines is grand, but it doesn't help that the physics and handling for some of the vehicles feels off. The open world remains impressive but less so when there's barely anything fun to do. Although it's designed for constant online play, good luck trying to find someone who stays long enough for you to engage with, let alone someone who can witness the sweet decal job on your vehicle. It may get better in a year's time, but for now, The Crew 2 is more of a chore than an enjoyable experience.

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USgamer
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 offers players the chance to drive everything with a motor across a shrunken version of the United States. It provides a fun driving experience and looks stunning, but ultimately it lacks focus from being pulled in too many directions. There are bright spots here and there, like Monster Truck trick courses or Rally Cross events, but The Crew 2 falters in equal measure.

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Daily Mirror
Jul 14, 2018

Ubisoft's free roam driving sequel is full of things to do, but the environments can feel a bit empty at times

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ComiConverse
Jul 2, 2018

The sequel is a total mixed bag, filled with odd design choices and pointless campaign race that don't match the tone.

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Game Volt
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 4, 2018

The game, unfortunately, represented a big frustration after waiting for a long time and many were hoping it becomes Forza Horizon available for all platforms and compete with it, but the game compels you in some way to go back and update Forza Horizon 3 instead of investing more hours in it, we're used to Ubisoft on Support and update games and listen to criticisms but there's a lot in the game that can't be fixed with updates specifically for the open world activities, the game really pushes you to think, did we need a second installment of the series with current state?

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TrustedReviews
Jun 28, 2018

The Crew 2's evident ambition to encompass cars, planes and boats into a seamless sporting experience is admirable, but constantly undermined by the bland, unattractive shell in which it's contained.

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We Got This Covered
Jul 3, 2018

The Crew 2 improves upon the many missteps of the original. The controls have been significantly improved, the grim story has been abandoned and the graphics are better than ever. However, thanks to limited online play and a lack of open-world activities, this sequel feels strangely unfinished.

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SECTOR.sk
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jul 6, 2018

The Crew 2 is worse than first Crew game. Yes, there are airplanes and ships now, but gameplay is too arcadian and sterile.

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Fandom
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jul 2, 2018

Despite the bolstered vehicular options and the novelty of beaching a boat in Central Park, sadly there’s just not enough here to keep you on the starting grid.

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Attack of the Fanboy
Jun 26, 2018

Jack of all trades, master of none.  The Crew 2 is ultimately a more enjoyable experience than the first game, but one that also buckles under its own ambition.

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NEOsite
6 / 10.0
6 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

The Crew 2 is an enormous title with plenty of content. Sadly, I have a feeling it's the quantity the developer focused on, instead of the quality.

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Cheat Code Central
3 / 5.0
3 / 5.0
Jun 27, 2018

Even the cool opening sequence, in which the world literally bends itself into a new state as you swap vehicles, doesn't carry over to the game. You just press a button and morph to the other type, and perhaps fall with a big clunk from the air before driving off as if nothing happens. It's like banging hot wheels together, if the rest of the cars in the box you aren't playing with hate you. I was kinda hoping for a more mature Diddy Kong Racing with some more hardcore trappings. Instead, I got a headache from squinting ahead for turn arrows and playing with loot boxes.

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New Game Network
58 / 100
58 / 100
Jul 5, 2018

The Crew 2 offers a wealth of varied content to undertake in a huge open world, but the entire experience is shackled by too many gameplay and design annoyances, with hastily borrowed mechanics that never really come together.

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Sirus Gaming
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 18, 2018

Its great for those who are really into collecting and experiencing different vehicle types, but aside from that, it’s not a game that’ll keep you coming back for more. The teams at Ivory Tower need to release some major updates and events if they want to keep this game afloat. Until then, The Crew 2 just barely chugs along.

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Easy Allies
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 23, 2018
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PC Gamer
55 / 100
55 / 100
Jun 29, 2018

An impressively huge, occasionally beautiful map doesn't make up for mediocre driving and a lack of multiplayer options.

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ZTGD
5.5 / 10.0
5.5 / 10.0
Jul 5, 2018

Is The Crew 2 an improvement on the original? Without a doubt, yes. Should Forza Horizon be worried? Nope.

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God is a Geek
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jun 29, 2018

While it certainly improves upon the original in many ways, The Crew 2 is a step backwards overall. Its rubberband AI is some of the worst in recent memory and its version of America feels empty, not at all like Forza Horizon, the game it really wants to be.

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GameGrin
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 28, 2018

A great driving game, a poor racing game. Has some technical issues involving controller support and their idea of multiplayer is somewhat unusual for this genre. A game I would happily spend more time with, but can't recommend highly in its current state.

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Oyungezer Online
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 1, 2018

The Crew 2 is not a bad game but it does not deserve the investment it requires. Buy Onrush, Wreckfest instead of this. Or better, wait for Forza Horizon 4.

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DualShockers
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 9, 2018

Sure, I can fly a plane as high as I can then drop from the sky as a car and continue my path to nothingness but the fun of that can only last so long. I wanted The Crew 2 to be the new pillar for arcade-style racers. Instead, we are presented with a missed opportunity.

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Hu3br
Jul 9, 2018

The Crew 2 is more of a half a step forward, ten steps backwards. Planes and boats add little to the enjoyment and the lack of interesting races and circuits makes the already barren world even more barren.

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Shacknews
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

While I found the larger experience to be underwhelming, the game does offer some high points. Moving around the game map and fast traveling is instantaneous and seamless. While I didn't find the game's menus to be as functional as I'd like, they all look really sharp and fit within the game's aesthetic. While music tastes are subjective, I found the included soundtrack to be very well done (as it was in the first Crew game) and it made some of the less exciting races more tolerable. Swapping between vehicles works very well and is probably the coolest part of the game.

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Slant Magazine
Jul 5, 2018

For what it's worth, the no-frills street racing is a major improvement over that of the first game.

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Jump Dash Roll
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jul 25, 2018

The Crew 2 does what it does with solid assuredness. It's just a shame that what it does is so bland and middle of the road.

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3DNews
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 15, 2018

Ubisoft didn't fix anything that was wrong about The Crew, and instead made a game similar to Steep. But without beautiful snow and funny fails.

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VideoGamer
5 / 10
5 / 10
Jun 29, 2018

It's not bad, but it lacks imagination outside of the singular gimmick that you can change vehicles at any time, and ends up just being rather average.

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CGMagazine
5 / 10.0
5 / 10.0
Jul 2, 2018

The Crew 2 has a beautiful open world, but average driving, strange design choices and weak multiplayer prevent it from utilizing it to its full potential.

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Metro GameCentral
5 / 10
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5 / 10
Jul 3, 2018

Some strange design decisions create a racing sequel that's arguably worse than the original, and only time will tell whether it recovers from its poor start.

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Guardian
Jul 10, 2018

In this road-trip fantasy, you can drag-race in Vegas, meander through Manhattan and divebomb off Mount Rushmore. So why isn't it more fun?

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pressakey.com
Aug 6, 2018

Great idea, great map, less good driving physics and integration of the game world: The Crew 2 fails because of itself, but could still improve on itself with upcoming DLC.

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