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Our examiner, Ben Kendall, first checked The Crew 2 2 years ago. It was re-examined by Andy Robertson and updated 5 weeks ago.
Unlike most racing games, The Crew offers boats and planes as well as cars. You can instantly switch between them while you're exploring the map and race all 3 types of vehicles. You can also extensively customise their colour, livery and appearance (and share this with other players if you like).
In both the original and the second game you participate in races to earn money or explore the large map that spans forests, swamps, grasslands, mountains and cities. Here you will find skill-based mini-events (such as speed-traps and slaloms), loot boxes with upgrades to your vehicles and opportunities for photos which can earn you money.
You can play it at your own pace and in your own way. If you choose to race, your ultimate goal is to become the "King of Motornation", which you achieve by beating the game's racing progression. In The Crew 2, you can participate in the Live Summit events, which rank you against online players globally in a set of challenges for exclusive rewards that change weekly. You can also participate in the month-long events called Motorpass, in which you complete quests for cars and customisation parts.
The Crew 2's racing progression is split into four categories:
- Pro racing, where you drive touring cars, powerboats, air race planes and alpha Grand Prix F1-style cars.
- Offroad, where you use motocross bikes, rally cross cars and rally raid cars.
- Street race, where you drive street race cars, hypercars, drift cars and drag cars.
- Freestyle, where you use Jetsprint boats, Monster trucks, demolition derby cars and aerobatics planes.
Cross-Platform: You can play with people across Xbox, PlayStation and PC.
You can play this game in the following styles:
11+ year-olds usually have the required skill to enjoy this game. Still, it's important for parents and guardians to consider the maturity required to process the game content. It's also important to ensure children understand in-game purchases and have spending limits set-up. The open play style and exuberant driving make this fun for youngsters not ready for a fully open world. It's not completely tame but does offer a middle ground open-world for children and teenagers to enjoy.
- You need be 18-years-old to to subscribe to Xbox Live Gold for online play, but can then configure family accounts for younger players to play online with Xbox One.
- You need be 18-years-old to subscribe to PlayStation Plus for online play, but can create sub-accounts for younger players of 7-years or older to play online with PlayStation 4.
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- In-Game Purchases: Additional in-game purchases are offered for items that enhance the experience.
- You need a subscription to play online:
The game comes in 3 versions: Standard, Deluxe and Gold. The Deluxe Edition includes 3 cars to get you started, which you can buy for in game money in the Standard Edition, and 3 outfits for your character. The Gold Edition includes the features of the Deluxe Edition and also a permanent discount on the car prices in the game as well 3 exclusive vehicles.
The game also offers in game purchases of "CC" the premium currency in the game, which can be used to buy cars and customisation parts. Although you can get it for free by completing missions, it is quite hard to come by. The price of this currency ranges from ÃÂ£4 to ÃÂ£40.
To join a crew or compete in multiplayer races, you will need a subscription such as Playstation Plus. To compete in the Summit events, however, no such subscription is needed.
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Release Date: 02/12/2014, updated in 2018
Price: 62% off
Out Now: PC, PS4, Stadia and Xbox One
Content Rating: PEGI 12
Skill Rating: 11+ year-olds
Players: 1 (8 online)
Accessibility: 34 features
Components: 3D Third-Person, Day and Night and Open World
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