The sequel to the open world driving game, Test Drive Unlimited.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 opens with you choosing your own character, and, unlike the more open nature of the first game, initially locks you into a series of events keyed together by a mild story. As a dopey valet who falls asleep at the wheel of a Ferrari California, you find yourself challenged by its owner to take place in a series of televised races that she is the host for.
There is a storyline in Test Drive Unlimited 2 for the player to follow. To progress through the game, the player has to earn experience points to level up through the 63 levels. These points can be earned via 4 categories:
- Competition (racing, completing challenges)
- Social (making friends in the game, racing against other people, joining clubs)
- Discovery (discovering all roads, taking photographs of specific locations, finding all car wrecks)
- Collection (buying cars, houses, furniture, clothing/and other needs)
There are an additional 10 Levels available to those who acquire the TDU2 Casino Online DLC/Pre-order Bonus, these levels are achieved within the casino itself.
The player can earn extra money depending with how the player drives. Driving like a daredevil and performing stunts, drifting through turns at high speeds and evading crashes and the traffic will earn the player extra cash. Exploring the island lets the player find vehicle wrecks, which will unlock exclusive vehicles at the dealerships on the islands. The player can also walk out of the car in their houses, vehicle shops, clubs and the optional casino DLC. The player's avatar can be altered by changing hair, clothes, physical appearance, attitude and facial features. Players can also buy houses in the game. Co-op will also make an appearance in the game including a Follow-the-Leader mode. In this mode, players will have to complete a route by driving through checkpoints. When a checkpoint is passed by the leader, the game promotes one of the other drivers as leader. Working together properly is made even more important as only the leader can see the route on his GPS display.