If you ask any gamer of a certain age to name their favourite coin-op game of the 80s you can pretty much guarantee that OutRun is going to get mentioned fairly early on. The definitive arcade racer, almost as famous for its superlative soundtrack as for its perfectly designed courses and easy handling, OutRun remains ones of the all-time classic video games. Although there were various sub par spin-offs a true sequel has never appeared until now, and indeed looked like it might never appear at all as fashions moved on and realism seemed to become almost more important the fun when it came to driving games. That has simply served to make OutRun 2 and its uncomplicated driving style, full of powerslides and unlikely road conditions, all the more welcome. The coin-op has been out for a year or so now and technically little concrete information is know about the console version, however since the technology behind the coin-op was based on Xbox hardware a perfect conversion is practically guaranteed. What's also promised though is a series of features unique to the home version, including a brand new mission mode with over 100 missions, a choice of eight Ferrari cars, a time attack and "heart attack" mode and full Xbox Live play for up to eight people at a time. Throw in remixed versions of those classic arcade tunes (and some brand new music as well) and you've got the ultimate arcade racer for new and old fans alike. --David Jenkins
- Instant-play modes: Jump right in with pick-up-and-play arcade game modes. In the OutRun tradition, OutRun 2 features fast and fun arcade racing modes that combine the fun of racing with easy-to-play game modes. Heart Attack mode offers storyline-based pla
- Fully licensed Ferraris: Choose from eight different fast and stylish Ferrari cars, including the Enzo Ferrari, Dino 246 GTS, 365 GTS/4 Daytona, Testarossa, 360 Spider, 288 GTO, F40, and F50.
- Huge track environments and options: Race in over 15 tracks set against spectacular, massive environments inspired by locations throughout the world, including ancient deserts, snowy mountains, foggy hills, and tropical cities.
- Xbox Live features: Compete online for even more thrilling action. You can even upload and download ghosts to challenge other players best races. Also, downloadable content will be available in the future.