• Feb 24th 2011 at 5:31PM
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If you jumped right into the Test Drive Unlimited 2 world, you may have been disappointed to find a slew of bugs and server issues. Atari and Eden Games have been working hard to rectify that situation. A new update has been made available and it includes a variety of fixes, as well as a thank-you bonus item. The first batch of downloadable content for TDU2 thrown in the mix for free.

Called the Exploration DLC Pack, the downloadable add-on features new wrecks to find. The two new wrecks, once found, will put a rally-version Lancia Stratos and 1969 Dodge Charger in your garage (or garages, if you are progressing through game more quickly).

In addition to the extra vehicles, this update addresses the following issues:
  • Casino performance has been improved
  • Log-in time has been improved
  • Game is more stable across the board
  • Saved games are no longer corrupted
  • Friend lists are now populated
  • Invites work correctly
  • Clubs are now online
It's clear that Eden Games and Atari have been listening to the masses, and are working hard to provide an enjoyable gaming experience. The update is being provided to PC users first, then it will filter over for console gamers.

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      • 4 Years Ago
      Thing about TDU2 is, they can add as much content and free goodies as they like, at the base is still a horrible, horrible game engine. The concept of a free cruise MMO is lovely, but for a game that's all about cars, it gets that part o so wrong. Especially on PC it's really noticable. There's no nuance in the throttle or braking, steering is twitchy unless you purchase a $300 wheel. Cars feel like they are constantly aquaplanning, with not a drop of water in sight. The game engine makes things like drafting impossible. It just doesn't support it.

      Online play is polluted by hordes of Bugatti Veyron drivers, which for some reason has become the default fastest car. Physics of the engine just aren't good enough to let cornering make the difference. So straight line speed always is the deciding factor despite cars like the Zonda Clubsport being able to turn at much higher speeds.

      I could rant on forever but let me sum up what TDU2 ultimately means for people who buy it. It's about cruising in your favorite car, together as a club. Identity is defined by painting your car and doing plastic surgery on your "avatar". The quality of the races means the social aspect takes precedence above all else.
        • 4 Years Ago
        I agree with a lot of this.. Its a social driving game and that is where it needs to succeed. You do races because you need money, but the real joy is driving at normal speeds in the different cars. Except, there aren't enough cars. Or motorcycles. Not sure why so much content core to the idea of a driving game is missing. If you want to sell a car-based game you need to have cars in it.

        And yes, there are too many tools in Veyrons.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Bought the game last week, glad to see the fix's. It's a good game, but the driving is pretty arcade and graphic's aren't the greatest either. The best part of the game is just drivin around the Island, the roads are epic, the rain looks like rain and the night time drivin is pretty good too. There are better drivin games out there, but I'd still recommend this game to anyone.
        • 4 Years Ago
        summed up pretty well... so far the game is fun. I enjoy wasting time in the casino or cruising the island in my GT-R or Range Rover.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I haven't played it for too long yet - but what it seems to mostly be missing is the fun.
      • 4 Years Ago
      Still a good driving game, now with less fail.
      • 4 Years Ago
      This is the only game I could play after NFS gave up making games with high speed pursuit with superexotics, and doesn't go round a track that isn't straight enough for you to hit the top speed.
      Played it on PS3. Storyline is laughable but it's still a good game
      • 4 Years Ago
      Wow those screenshot's graphics are horrible.
        • 4 Years Ago
        Agreed. Autoblog seems to be getting paid to post about it, though. They gave it a shining review, one of the only good reviews it received...
      • 4 Years Ago
      The game is quite horrible running it on a PC. The game is quite social and can be quite distraction and annoying. Even with addition cars i don't think it will improve the experience of the game. There is quite at of ramming of other users and there are ways to "cheat" in challenges to other players. Using a steering wheel assist in the whole play of

      Hope they can push a lot of improves and patches as it is a good platform
        • 4 Years Ago

        It seems to be the same on X-Box Live. People are just cruising, discovering roads, and for the most part stay out of your way.

        I've really enjoyed this game, but this patch was desperately needed..
        • 4 Years Ago
        I have been surprised to find the opposite on the PS3... other players seem to stay out of the way for the most part, which is nice.
      • 4 Years Ago
      I'm still waiting till this game it at bargain bin pricing before I buy it.
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