The Crew 2 — the handyman-hooks. Review
Genre Race
Publisher Ubisoft
Publisher in Russia Ubisoft
Developer Ivory Tower
Minimum requirements Intel Core i5-2400s 2.5 GHz/AMD FX-6100 3.3 GHz, 8 GB RAM, video card with support for DirectX 11 and 2GB of memory, e.g. NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660/AMD Radeon HD 7870, 55 GB hard disk, Internet connection and account in Uplay
Recommended requirements Intel Core i5-4690K 3.5 GHz/AMD Ryzen 5 1600 3.2 GHz, 8 GB RAM, video card with support for DirectX 11 and 6 or 8 GB of memory, for example NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060/AMD Radeon RX 470
Release date 29 Jun 2018
Age limit 12 years
Platform PC, PlayStation 4, Xbox One
Official website

The game was tested on PlayStation 4

Among the players are of the opinion that Ubisoft is obtained from the second time. Say, if the game stars from the sky is not enough, its sequel will probably be much better. By and large, occurred only with Assassin’s Creed 2 and Watch Dogs 2 (and possibly again with The Division 2), but the same many expected and The Crew 2. Unfortunately, the second part is worse than the first; and make it unlikely even a very active support after release.

Again and again

The problem of the sequel is that it incorporates several elements from other projects Ubisoft and devoid of personality. If the predecessor could boast of any story- about a guy trapped in jail for the murder of his brother (which he certainly didn’t commit) and is falling apart from the inside illegal group of riders, some of the second part all this kind of gloom was removed. Now history is not at all — you assume the role of the ambitious rider who wants to prove to the world that he knows everything: in the car race to win, and boats to manage, and incredible stunts on a plane to fulfill.

For such locations you can put up with a mediocre physics

For each race you get the glory, its the same issue for the hard drive in the open world. Something similar happened in Watch Dogs 2, where we collected as many “followers”. Here, glory is required to gain access to new disciplines — for example, to immediately jump on a motorcycle does not work. Fortunately, there is no need to replay old races — the world has enough of a variety of races to earn glory as you progress through all available content.

So you go into menu, scroll through the list of disciplines, select the desired and start the race. It is loaded, and then some completely uninteresting characters something you say, that’s all you hear and see on screen countdown after three seconds it will be necessary to go, to fly or swim forward. And at first it is exciting, but with each new race start clearly to understand that the physics of the behavior of the transport cannot be ignored, even for those who rarely drew attention.

The developers of the Crew 2 could not make neither a realistic nor a good arcade physics — they did kind of mess, they probably thought must come to mind and yours, and ours. But when you have the opportunity to learn a skill, to learn to accurately enter the turns and using acceleration, interest quickly evaporates. In this game absolutely all cars drive like irons and get no damage, and the direction of drive can be changed directly in the air after a jump from a springboard. Artful twists? Why, if you can take them off the wall.

The more tricks, the more fans

All transport is controlled equally. Planes sometimes do not break even if you crash into a tree — they are so sturdy wings that, in contact with five posts in a row, nothing happens. The management of motorcycles deserves special mention is about as they ride in Ride to Hell: Retribution and other such artefacts. The only outlet of boats that bounce on the waves, but the difference between them and conventional cars ends.

Nice and empty

Bleak picture brightens up a variety of tracks and locations. Giant open world, as in the first part, adds to the final evaluation, a few points — he is really huge and sometimes very cute. If you pass different race, not returning to old you over and over again will get into unprecedented place in various American cities, which include new York, Chicago, San Francisco, Las Vegas and others. I especially liked to drive in rainy weather, when the screen is covered with drops, and the cars leave the plumes on the water.

But outside of racing to explore the open world does not want. The entire list of races and trials available in the menu, so want to spend time on unnecessary travel does not occur is to look at the beautiful backdrops and take screenshots even bothered in the first part. The city tried to revive, adding passers-by, but this does not affect the perception of the world stayed the same empty and sad. So very quickly I stopped riding from one point on the map to another, but simply opened the list of races and completed them one by one.

Rain and snow bring variety in the same type of race

To emerge victorious in the vast majority of cases very simply. A few races (especially on boats) seemed to be difficult, but a lot of races without any problems passed the first time. After all, no one needs to take first place — it even does not really reward. With the exception of some events, you need to get in the top three — then the test will be passed, the main character will get a lot of glory, but at the same time earn extra money. Currency is needed to purchase new vehicles — starting car and the plane are free of charge, and to participate in additional disciplines like drifting and drag racing you need to lay out considerable sums.

One of the main disadvantages first The Crew seemed a pumping system for obtaining specific medals in the races were given certain details. Here this is got rid of, turning the game into a kind of Destiny and The Division: transport there are several items that the player can change for the better. For successful completion of the check-in reward items of different quality levels — what they are steeper, the greater the boost to performance they give.

The vehicle is not necessarily going to be faster, it’ll just be a little better — his approval rating will rise, and therefore you will be able to participate in high-level races. However, the use of this system is not very much — the old parts when new no longer be needed, so you are just wasting your time repeatedly going into menus and alternately replacing each item. While on the road, on water and in the air there is a feeling that something significant has changed — same oak, and the races are still too similar to each other. Some felt the difference when using rare items — increases the number of money earned or fame.

It is hard to remember which one of the at least one jump

To list the cons The Crew 2 can be long, as they constantly encountered during the passage. Dialogues and scenes are very soon begin to miss — to listen to nonsense about cool cars and crazy drivers as insufferable as in Need for Speed Payback. Many tracks are literally filled with trampolines that developers have some kind of unhealthy obsession with this physics clearly shouldn’t force the player so often “fly” on the machines. During the race don’t always make sense to get ahead as soon as possible — opponents cheat and rack up ridiculous high speed, overtaking you and complicating the task.

If you compare The Crew 2 with the above-mentioned Payback, it is a little bit better and not so irritating. To the last Need for Speed after a couple of hours just didn’t want to touch, then how come The Crew 2 much nicer. But she will quickly get bored. Enough to complete a couple of races, to fly on a plane, even try switching between vehicles on the move. In the races, this “trick” for some reason is not used, the strange thing is that in GTA Online such entertainment is already entered, and they worked fine there. Here’s what Ubisoft was bragging about the exhibitions, was a useless option.


New The Crew is surprised by how the game can be both ambitious and empty. It offers as many as fourteen disciplines, but none of them brought to mind. Physics leaves much to be desired, the world is boring, the races are identical to each other, and attempts to build around that story was a complete failure. This arcade game is very much like Steep, which was also the guys, about the love of the sport, there were different entertainment, it was a quick move from one test to another. But The Crew 2 no dazzling snow-capped peaks and funny falls — only a country of unrealized potential.


  • beautiful open world and fascinating locations;
  • a large variety of vehicles;
  • understand the system flow and user friendly interface.


  • no plot, but meaningless conversations became even more;
  • all cars, motorcycles, boats and planes are managed equally bad;
  • the leveling system puts the player in front doesn’t change gameplay;
  • open world is so empty that to use it there is no desire.
Graphics The Crew looks 2 good to ride on some roads is a pleasure. On PS4 sometimes seen as objects appear out of thin air, but it’s not so scary.
Sound Quality music you can hear here, it’s easier to run in a separate player.
Single game To pass a myriad of similar races get bored pretty quickly. But among the fourteen disciplines, there are certainly those that you might like.
Multiplayer The vast majority of the races are set up to allow the co-op, which makes them easier (although with difficulty and so rarely have problems). But the competition is not at all — they will be delivered later.
Overall impression Ubisoft has not corrected the shortcomings of the first of The Crew, and made a Steep analogue, but instead of beautiful mountains and funny falls here empty open world and the irons, trying to be like transport.

Rating: 5/10

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