Gear.Club Unlimited 2 - Switch

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Gear.Club Unlimited 2 (Switch)
Viewed: 3D Third-person, over the shoulder Genre:
Racing: Car
Media: Cartridge Arcade origin:No
Developer: Eden Games Soft. Co.: Microids
Publishers: Microids (GB)
Released: 4 Dec 2018 (GB)
Ratings: PEGI 3+
Features: Handheld Mode, Tabletop Mode, TV Mode
Connectivity: Save data cloud

Summary

At first glance Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a curious specimin. It's the second game in a series that started life as an Android/iOS game, Gear.Club - not the stuff retail releases are typically made of. And yet, the Switch is the best mobile games system going and it has a hole in its line-up that developer Eden Games and publisher Microids are looking to plug.

Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is a racing sim on a platform that, in line with its predecessors, has traditionally shied away from realistic racers in favour titles that range from the arcadey to the downright zaney. Yet here's Gear.Club Unlimited 2, with a line-up of 51 licensed cars from 22 big-name manufacturers, mean AI and a host of options to tune and customise your vehicles. Players will take part in races across a variety of environments, from snowy mountains to desert roads to beautiful stretches of coast. They'll be able to work on and admire their rides in the garage and even create and manage their own club.

While it strives for bucketloads more realism than anything else on Nintendo's home console, however, it hasn't forgotten that it's on the home of pick up and play racers. You can still pick a race, customise your car and have crossed the finish line inside five minutes. It might be a million miles from Mario Kart, but it's not quite Forza either.

In other words, Gear.Club Unlimited 2 is what a racing sim looks like on the Switch.