TrackMania 2: Canyon Reviews and more

Based on 12 critics – Overal Score: 81 / 100

GameInfo: TrackMania 2: Canyon is a racing video game developed by Nadeo and published by Ubisoft.
TrackMania 2: Canyon features gameplay similar to that of previous games in the series. The player can race on various tracks, vvith the ability to do stunts in various modes, including a championship and a cooperative mode. The track editor from previous games also returns, and includes a nevv ability to create customized track pieces, although this feature may not be available at launch. A new “ManiaScript” is being created to help players add new features in the game (tracks, cars.etc.). TrackMania 2: Canyon vvill be all around one new environment for the series: Canyon.

Critic Score
CapsuleComputers “Trackmania 2 Canyon has been a pleasure to discover. A few months ago I had never heard of this series; now it’s my favourite racer. The stripped back style probably won’t get the Gran Turismo diehards going and it could use a few tutorials, but if you want fun, fast arcade racing then you could do no wrong picking this up – and it’s only $24.99 US. A bargain if there ever was one.” Read Full Review 95/100
Eurogamer It’s a fitting time of year to release TrackMania 2: Canyon, a game in which the skies are an ocean blue and prairie clouds hang low in the sky. Cold, fresh and breezy, it’s a liberating environment upon which to unleash the imaginations of a community hardened by the devilish tracks crafted since the release of TrackMania nearly eight years ago. Read Full Review 90/100
Ironhammers At it’s heart, what we have here is certainly a Trackmania title. The basic premise, and even the menus are still very reminiscent of what we’ve seen in the past. While navigating these menus is still a little clunky, those who’ve played Nations will feel at home immediately. The same goes for the game modes; we’ve got the short single player, challenge-like circuits in there to become accustomed to the game — which I have to say, are brilliantly implemented so as to offer training for all aspects — and the multiplayer aspect, which sees you racing with other players in a bid to achieve the fastest lap times during a set time limit. Read Full Review 90/100
MMGN Developers know when they have a good thing going; the last Trackmania title was released in 2008 and as of December last year there was still 700,000 users logging on, so how do you follow that up with a worthy sequel? Rather than breaking the mold Trackmania 2: Canyon simply brings forth a breath of fresh air to give the franchise a new coat of paint. Is it worth the price of admission? Read Full Review 85/100
IGN Nadeo’s Trackmania series has always been about blending arcade-style racing with crazy track design, and Trackmania 2 is no different. Read Full Review 85/100
Strategy Informer “There is an old saying that everybody knows, yet no-one is aware of exactly where it came from: ‘If it ain’t broken, don’t fix it’. This saying is applied to the world of video games constantly, be it the latest Modern Warfare or Uncharted – but it’s arguable that it’s no more true than in racing games”. Read Full Review 85/100
ChristCenteredGamer TrackMania 2: Canyon is the follow-up to the popular online ranking racing game TrackMania United Forever. The game boasts a worldwide ranking database that keeps track of your skills globally, as well as your rank by country and state, complete with a built-in track editor that allows you to create and share your tracks with the massive online community. The same solid game play remains intact as well, challenging the most competitive racers yet simple enough to hook casual gamers. Read Full Review 84/100
GameSpot TrackMania 2: Canyon is an exciting arcade racer that fluctuates between the highly accessible and the extremely complex. Read Full Review 80/100
Daily Joypad “Trackmania 2: Canyon is a game that is as open and playable as you determine it to be. If you just fancy hopping into a car and whizzing through a few time trials, feel free, you’ll still have fun. But if you really want to get the most out of Trackmania 2, you’ll need to go beyond the bare bones of the game and really get stuck in and you’ll be hooked.” Read Full Review 80/100
MKGaming Are you tired of driving cars horizontally? Prefer the more vertical approach? If so, Trackmania 2: Canyon may be the game for you. The follow up to the popular Trackmania, Canyon is back with the same craziness as the original. Read Full Review 70/100
The Digital Fix The Trackmania series is something of an anomaly in the racing game world. At a time when realism, in both feel and physics, are constantly pushed to the boundaries of the genuine racing experience; Trackmania took a step back and decided that all players really want is to build crazy tracks and have fun. Read Full Review 70/100
ZTGD Ubisoft want us all to live on the same planet, Maniaplanet! In their infinite wisdom they have come up with the idea of creating a genre of game that Sony has already explored in their Play, Create, Share range of games. The idea behind Maniaplanet is a series of games from popular genres that have one thing in common: the ability to edit the world in which you play. Read Full Review 65/100



System requirements

OS: Windows XP / Vista / 7
CPU: 1.5 Ghz
Memory: 1 Gb
Video Memory: 256 MB, Pixel Shader 2.0 / Intel HD 2000 / Nvidia ION / AMD HD 6310
HDD: 1.5 Gb


Genre: Racing
Style: Sports Car Racing
Release Date: September 14, 2011
Developer: Nadeo
Publisher: Ubisoft Entertainment
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