Pimp your ride
Motorsport is truly glamorised throughout Test Drive Unlimited 2. The picturesque island of Ibiza is home to some of the most exciting and demanding racetracks around and it's the foundation of your new life as a top driver.
Of course, we all have to start at the bottom, and your first home is perhaps not as classy as one might have hoped. Race as much as you can to earn money and you'll soon be able to upgrade to something more luxurious. The game's new out-of-car mode will allow you to explore any properties for sale on the island and upgrade them with new furnishings. You can even plaster the walls with your own success - just take a picture of yourself in your car and then hang it up for everyone to see.
Each property has a garage where you can keep all your cars. Compare, admire and take them for a spin whenever you like - you can even choose the right radio station to match your driving mood.
Vehicles come with their own extras and accessories, so make sure you pick the right one for the conditions you're in, whether it's off-road racing, speeding through torrential rain or chilled out cruising across the huge terrain that is Ibiza.
Put the pedal to the metal
Cruise around the party island of Ibiza in Test Drive Unlimited 2 and try to make it as a successful racing driver. This luxury resort is filled with other petrol heads and racing enthusiasts ready to share their motoring wisdom with you and help you rise from rags to riches.
All over the island you will find different driving schools, and each will train you in the skills and expertise that you need to tackle the various roads, tracks and weather that Ibiza has to offer. Everything from breaking and overtaking to off-road and night racing is covered, so make sure you pay attention. Complete all the tasks at each school and earn a licence to enter one of the prestigious Championships.
In Championships, take on other drivers in races and time trials to establish your name on leaderboards and earn some hard cash - then begin to live the high life. As you race through the glamorous island, visit car dealerships such as Volkswagen, Jaguar and Audi to upgrade your wheels, buy luxury houses and show off your new found wealth with expensive clothes, haircuts and even plastic surgery.
Prove your skills over 60 levels that will test your competitive streak and challenge you to make a name for yourself. Discover as much of the island as possible, earn money to expand your collection of material goods and interact with the community via PlayStation Network in the extensive multiplayer mode.
Live it together
Test Drive Unlimited 2 provides players with the speed, determination and action of a racing title, combined with the sociability and interaction of a massively multiplayer online (MMO) title.
If you're connected to PlayStation Network you can engage in a wide range of exciting races, so if you don't have an account, now is the time to sign up. Follow the Leader allows only one player to see the checkpoints within the race, so keep up or you'll be left behind, while some races see you taking your wheels for a spin across the beautiful island.
Meet other players in racing schools or race points, which act as hubs for different challenges. See all the cars lined up, take a look at the competition and even check out the interior of their ride.
If you just fancy going wheel-to-wheel with one other player, flash your headlights at someone on the road and wait for them to accept your invitation. If you're feeling daring, use the in-game betting function to make a wager with your opponent and try to make some quick cash as a top driver.
Test Drive Unlimited 2 is the canvas for a whole world of online racing, allowing everyone on PlayStation Network to enter a full throttle MMO experience. Come rain, come shine, you can rest safe in the knowledge that everyone else is living the same moment.