A great sequel to Street Rod that improves upon its predecessor in every respect, Street Rod 2 features more and faster cars, more challenging courses, and new customization options that were added based on fans' input from the first game. |
Obviously following the proven "if it ain't broke, don't fix it" school of though, California Dreams retains all the fun of Street Rod while adding many options. (Read my review of Street Rod for an overview of gameplay and objective-- both of which remain the same here). In addition to changing engine and transmission, you can now add fuel injector, add muffler mod's, and change the car's gear ratio. The "grudge night" is a new racing mode that pits you against slower cars who are given significant handicaps. In response to many fans' criticism that Street Rod races were far too easy and too short, California Dreams went to the other extreme by adding Road Race and Aqueduct Race in Street Rod 2-- two very challenging courses that are probably impossible for most gamers to finish. If you like Street Rod, you will love Street Rod 2. If you think the races in Street Rod are too difficult, you will likely be very frustrated with this game. Otherwise, Street Rod 2 is simply a must-have for every car lover.
Reviewed by: Underdogs