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I remember buying the original TOCA and was so pleased when this came out. I was not disappointed at all you graphics were great the tracks were so accurate and it had all the drivers, cars and advertisers from the current Touring Car season.
After a few months I got a better PC and the game was 100% better. The car was better to control and was more responsive. I know there are now so many driving games around but I still love this one.
If you play a season game you have to get so many points from each meeting to qualify for the next round. It sounds easy but at times can be very annoying especially when you have come in for new dry tyres and as soon as you come out of the pits it starts to rain.
The other mode which is great fun is you drive a track and then you race the ghost car from your best lap time.
This is one of those games that if you see in the shops in a bargain section you should buy. I wish they would bring another proper TOCA out soon.
Overall it's a great game that you will spend hours of fun playing.
This game is the best racing game i have ever played, but not the best on the Playstation obviously. I've had this since it came out, and it was my first game. I won't see it insulted, as this game kept me going for a year on my Playstation. Yes, I know, It's very dated. Yes, It's from 1998. But that was a great year, why change it? hehehe just kidding. Alright, so it gets annoying that Alan Menu isn't in the right team, and there isn't enough cars on the track at one time. So? Do you see any other BTCC (british touring car championship) games on PS1? No? There you go. Make do with 1998. TOCA 2 actually betters it's prequel, TOCA Touring Cars. The gameplay is about the same, but there are a few new features. For example, in Championship mode, there is a 'Feature race' which is longer than usual, and in which you MUST pit or risk disqualification. There's an element of challenge in the championship, as if you don't finish high enough, you're kicked out of the team. All new drivers have to prove themselves, and the first day I played I got kicked out! But now I'm a pro and...sorry, i'm rambling. The handling is excellent as per usual with Codemasters games, and the physics were forward in their time. If you oversteer or understeer just a little bit while it's raining, you're off on the grass or in the gravel trap. This can ruin your race, and you really need to slow down for sharp corners, unlike Ridge Racer or Grand Turismo. There are loads of cars and tracks to unlock in the championship and new Support Championship modes. The Support Championship plays second fiddle to the BTCC, but is the only way to get new cars. You start off racing Fiestas and Formula Fords, but advance to TVR Speed 12s and Jaguar XJ220s. Aren't you enticed now? And as if that wan't enough, there are 7 extra tracks to unlock via the main Championship, including a Alpine Climb and a race around motorways in Germany,
and Formula 1 versions of Donington Park and Oulton Park. The other mode to look at is the test track, where you can test out your set-up (see below) in different situations, like dirt tracks and hairpins, and highly steeped oval tracks for high speed tests. The set-up. Very technical, but kept simple if you know the jargon. You can only adjust the gears and suspension softness, but these make great differences to racing. This game is a beauty if you love touring cars or want a change from GTA3, but be prepared for REALISM and OUT OF DATE CARS AND DRIVERS. But that doesn't hamper the game one bit. Great Game by Great Producers!
TOCA 2 is a good old fashioned racing game where your family car is made into a racing car. If u ever dreamt of running your Renult Megane thru Silverstone then this is the game for you! As well as having the Touring Cars it also has others including Formula Ford and Jaguar Racing. This game is a MUST for all touring car fans. It has all the tracks from the Touring Car championship and a few more thrown in just for fun. Game play is good but it does have its bad parts. Once u have learnt to drive one touring car all the others are the same so you WILL win once you have got used to the game. To counter this they have thrown in the etra cars like the Formula Ford. Handling is harder with the powerful cars making this a game to get used to!
About 3 years ago I bought TOCA 2 because I loved the first one.When I put it in my playstation I loved it.The reason for that is because it is not easy and you get a challenge.The graphic's are good.The racing is brilliant and it is very realistic. The championship is the best I had lots of fun doing it.I can remember the first time I did a championship.It is based on the 1998 Touring Car championship.I will take you through the game First you have to learn it.Its very hard it takes about 3 weeks for people who play TOCA 1 and 4 to 5 weeks for the novice. These are the most important things to learn. 1.Learn the tracks! Practise them in single races if you have to.To achieve the best lap times,you need to learn each track well,which takes plenty of practise and frustration. 2.Learn the cars! All the cars handle and output slightly differently.Find which ones suit your driving style and get to know them. 3.Drive well! Getting a good qualifying time is important in later and harder stages.Even when you know you are heading for a good laptime or are well ahead of the pack,don't let up.Keep your foot on the gas and increase you lead. 4.Pay attention to the car setup This can have a real influence on how you do on specific tracks,e.g at Thruxton you need to max your 6th gear,at Brands Hatch the setup is fine. 5.Don't rush use you brakes! Piling into a corner at top speed often results in spinning out.Brake down to the cornering speed before you start to steer,turn smothly into the corner and then accelerate out. 6.Take the inside line. When approaching a corner in a pack of cars,take the inside and use other cars to guide you round.You must learn to take the corners at the appropriate speed.The time trial option is designed foe this,you can perfect your corners as you get faster. 7.Work out shortcuts for tracks. Some tracks have useful little
shortcuts you can use to avoid nasty chicanes and corners. 8.Pay attention to the pit crew. Some of the pit crews speech is very informative and useful.Driving into the pit lane when your team-mate is there wastes lots of time so listen to your pit crew. 9.Get geared up! Analogue acceleration and braking is a big advantage in the wet,especially on support cars.Try using a steering wheel and pedals-this gives the most realistic playing experiance. 10.Keep of the grass! Stick to the track and take the best racing line.Preventing spins is another very important aspect of the game.If you feel the car is starting to spin,reduce your acceleration and gently steer back on track and watch out for other cars flying past.If you end up on the grass take a straight line until you get back onto the track. Once you manage to do all these things you should be an expert.I'm sure if you have the game you'll agree with me. When you are doing a championship you will get rain,fog,storm and sunshine.Somtimes you get more than one.Here are the venues in the championship. 1 and 2.Thruxton-easy This track is very fast. 3 and 4.Silverstone-easy This is a fun track you can learn very easily here. 5 and 6.Donington park-medium This track is hard in the wet. 7 and 8.Brands Hatch-easy A fun little track. 9 and 10.Oulton park-medium If you take you time you will be okey. 11 and 12.Donington park again. 13 and 14.Croft-medium This is a good track different than the rest. 15 and 16.Snetterton-medium Another fast track. 17 and 18.Thruxton again 19 and 20.Knockhill-hard This bumpy twisty track needs practise. 21 and 22.Brands Hatch again 23 and 24.Oulton park again 25 and 26.silverston again And thats it.I swear to you its a brilliant game.Ecspecially for racing fans.
TOCA 2 Touring Cars is the second in the TOCA series (really!), providing better graphics, better sound and better gameplay than 1997's original. The rough and tumble touring cars are perfect subjects for a computer game, and while TOCA 2 is a fairly good representation of the sport, it lacks the quality to make it a truly great game. Load the game up and the first thing you'll notice is how the game looks. In a word - stunning. The cars are recognisable shapes as well as having the correct paintschemes, and no two circuits have similar looking scenery. All of the 1998 touring car racetracks are included, from the bland, flat-out Thruxton to the roller-coaster ride of Brands Hatch. The game sounds great too, with each touring car having a distinctive sound. Some of the extra cars included, like the Lister Storm, sound glorious as well. Thats the cosmetics done with, so what's TOCA 2 like to play? A mixed bag, unfortunately. The cars all feel like real cars while still being easy to handle, and your first few races will be close affairs. However, once you get the hang of how the cars handle (and it won't take too long), all of the challenge disappears. The Analog pad makes the cars too easy to control at speed, letting you thrash the competition with ease. A steering wheel could make the game trickier, but my hopelessly bad Mad Catz Dual Shock wheel is too poor for me to be sure. For some reason, the uncatchable half-spins that blighted the first game still occur without warning every so often. This makes you look bad when you first play, and annoys when you are more experienced. Oh, and if you think that Support Car Championships will make the game last longer, you're right - at least, they will if you drive blindfolded. TOCA 2 is the Gerhard Berger of racing games - not bad by any means, but too workmanlike to be the best around. If you're after thrills of the tin-top variety, buy TOCA World Touring C
ars instead. P.S - Read some of the comments people left about this op, and felt the need to add a little qualifier to something I said earlier. Yes, I have played TOCA 2 on the hardest difficulty setting, and yes, it was still too easy! Maybe I'm just a racing god - or a smug git...Thanks to Del Boy and Rob for pointing out my oversight.
There is no doubt that TOCA 2 is one of the most realistic driving games ever created. Codemasters have created car physics to die for and a grphics engine that deserves all the credit in the world. Attention to detail is absolutely second to none and the reproduction of 15 actual courses from all around the world is breathtaking. Given the tough learning curve it could be quite easy to dismiss the game as being 'fiddly' to play; an easy mistake but unjust.
Having been a big fan of the first TOCA I couldn't resist buying the sequel when it was released. TOCA 2 improves on the first incarnation by adding new visual effects, a much improved graphics engine and extremely realistic sound effects. Where TOCA 2 really impresses though is when you see that all of the great points of the first game has been preserved. The opponents are as savage as ever - you genuinely feel you are racing 15 other Playstation owners. They don't follow pre-determined racing lines through the corners either making each race truly unique. The control system of the car requires the same feather light touches on the analogue stick to ease you round corners at the fastest possible speed. This is not another GT2 like game where you can take corners at ludicrous speeds by bouncing off the scenery undamaged. I would recommend TOCA 2 to anyone who likes their driving games a bit more realistic than GT2.
TOCA World Touring Cars is the third in the series of racing games by Codemasters for the Playstation. Instead by being based purely in UK racing circuits as the name suggests this one has circuits from around the world including Laguna Sec, Hockenheim and Silverstone. This version differs from the previous games in many ways, the AI of the other cars has been upgraded. Indeed you now get upto 14 other cars on the track at any time. As with previous TOCA games, collisions with your opponents is inevitable and the damage that occurs I the best yet seen, windscreens smash, panels crumble, and bumpers scrap on the ground leaving a trail of sparks until they fall to the ground. This is a far brighter game than the others, and the backgrounds to the tracks are more detailed. Having said all that, it is a better game, but I enjoyed playing TOCA 2 more because you got to race against cars and drivers that you recognised from watching the real thing on the TV on a Saturday morning. TOCA WTC racing does not have official drivers or team colours. A great racing game from the people that brought us Colin Mc Rae rally.
TOCA 2 has style by the bucketload. See how your wingmirrors flatten when you push J Plato into the barrier on the straight at Brands Hatch, see how gracefully Alain Menu's Renault flips into the air as you clip his back wheel on the first sharp right hander at Oulton Park on a stormy afternoon, and watch with glee as your windscreen pops out onto the car in front when you use him as a brake before the last hairpin at Knockhill in the wet. Great racing action by, who else, Codemasters of course. Plenty of varied tracks here to keep you going, great opponent AI, and loads of rewards for getting first place in both poles and both races of the day. If you enjoy racing cars, get this. If you hate racing cars, get this anyway, a collection of games would not be complete without it.
Toca 2 is quite simply the best sequel racer i have ever played, it's not as if the first version had anything wrong with it in fact it was probably one of the best racers of its time. Toca 2 really gives you a challenge which is why it is so playable having to take every corner perfectly and unlike most other racers on the playstation your oponents are not at all easy to fight of. The cars are excellently presented in great detail and look real slick in the end of race replays. The sound is almost as if its been recorded at trackside with realistic gear changes, especially when your in the cockpit view and a nice crunching sound is given off when you prang it. This racer is one to buy with an amazing gameplay sound and graphic's and with a price tag of only £29.99.
This game is based around the British Touring Car Championsip, in which 'boring' family cars such as Ford Mondeos, Vauxhall Vectras and their ilk battle against each other for supremacy on the track. They may be souped up versions of the road cars, but they are still road cars and this game is very good at simulating the way they handle. It seems to be very realistic, without being too difficult. The game can be played in various different guises, from a one off quick race of just 3 laps or so, right through to a full season consisting of more than 20 races at all the circuits including Silvertsone, Donington, Brands Hatch and Oulton Park. There are also a number of 'hidden' tracks and cars which can be accessed by doing well at certain events. You will need a memory card in order to save this data. The best thing about the game is the racing action. Unlike the Turismo's and Colin MacRae's of this world, the action is really frantic and very close. If you have seen the races on TV or real-life then you will find this game is very similar. It is quite acceptable to give your opponents a gentle nudge in order to get past them, but be warned they remember such indescretions and will try to get their own back if you do 'nerf' them! My only complaint is some of the tracks are a little dull (Thruxton and Silverstone especially) but others are really good such as Knockhill, Oulton and Brands. If you want a racing game, with the emphasis on racing then this is the best one to go for. There are enough skill levels to keep you occupied for several weeks, and I forgot to mention that you can also compete in other formulaes too. These take the form of 'support races' where you can drive anything from a Ford Fiesta up to the mighty Jaguar XJ220.
This game is the best offical driving game ever made. This game keeps you on youre seat at all times. You can race on loads of courses ie Brans Hatch. These life like sounds and graphics give this game that magical touch to boost it. It can be played on many platforms. You can enter many races including cups etc. This game is garuteed to tickle your taste buds. Go on give it a try, even if you don't like racing this game is for you. You can sup up your cars and become very skilled drivers and become the ultimate tycoon driver. I cfarn't wait for 3, there are many options such as weather, car, upgrades etc. GO ON GIVE IT A GO IT WILL REALY GIVE YOU A GOOD TASTE BEFORE THE REAL THING!!!
A very good game, and much improved in virtually every sense from the original. The cars are incredibly difficult to drive on the limit, but the three skill modes mean that in Novice you don't even reach half the cars limit. Added to this, the support races mean that the game has plenty of variation. Gran Turismo is better though, and the game is showing its age when comparing it to the current BTCC. A good buy for racing-game-nutters, but others should stick with Gran Turismo.
One light, two lights, three lights and go, go go. As this racing game speeds into the scene. Though it is considerably better with the vibrations of the dual shock controller it still goes quite well without them. Unfortunately the main downfall of this game is that it is just too difficult. If you are prepared to spend hours getting the hang of this game then go ahead and buy it, but if not it is best left on the shops shelves.