Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged Review (PlayStation 5)

For this Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged Review, we get behind the wheel of the coolest cars and vehicles from the Hot Wheels universe. Race the favorites you’ve always wanted in your collection, plus new additions like ATVs and motorcycles!

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged Review Pros:

  • Beautiful graphics.
  • 13.39GB download size.
  • Platinum trophy.
  • Racing gameplay.
  • Opening race with controls tutorials popping up.
  • Officially licensed.
  • Accessibility options – offline game speed, steer assist, brake assist, acceleration assist, and Jump assist.
  • Unit measurements – metric and imperial.
  • Four difficulties – Easy, normal, hard, and extreme.
  • Controller settings – can rebind controls, vibration, and trigger effect vibration.
  • Graphics setting – AMD FSR 1.0.
  • Three ways to play – Hot Wheels creature rampage, quick modes, and online multiplayer.
  • Track builder – you can create, share, and download Creations from the Internet.
  • Six racing locations – backyard, mini golf course, arcade room, gas station, dinosaur museum, and track room.
  • The track creator has a tutorial and in-game help.
  • Surprisingly quick and easy to snap a track together and it allows a lot of freedom and creativity.
  • Unleashed missions are a series of tasks that give huge rewards and the missions are broken into categories – trainee, superstar, specialist, collector, and fan.
  • Profile – you have – a favorite vehicle, background, card background, profile icon, and tag to show off.
  • Livery editor where you can create, share, and don’t load liveries from the Internet.
  • Hot Wheels Spin is where you earn tokens to spin for prizes.
  • Stickers can be created, shared, downloaded, and then applied to your vehicles.
  • The shop is where you spend earned in-game money to buy new cars.
  • Each car is shown in its blister pack.
  • Customize your car with liveries, boost sound, and boost color.
  • Earn upgrade tokens to improve your car’s stats.
  • Cars are labeled on a rarity scale.
  • You have an overall player rank, you earn exp from events, online races, and Unleashed mission rewards.
  • The controls are really tight, and drifting is silky smooth, and responsive.
  • When in the air you can do tricks and move around.
  • Sideswipe opponents into the walls or off the track.
  • Handy reset to track option.
  • Boost bar fills with drifting, slipstreaming (driving behind someone close), and pickups.
  • Physics is at play so if you are too slow on a loop then you will fall off.
  • Excellent soundtrack with a mix of genres.
  • Tracks have their own unique environmental hazards.
  • Every location looks really cool.
  • World map level select and you can replay levels.
  • Cutscenes are comic book-style stills with full voice work.
  • Each car has unique base stats (as you can upgrade them) for – speed, acceleration, braking power, handling, and boost.
  • Jump is important now as you use it to dodge obstacles and go through hoops etc.
  • Fast loading times.
  • Proper arcade driving atmosphere.
  • It feels like a more compact streamlined experience.
  • Big boss races.
  • Many event types like time trials, races, eliminators, etc.
  • The shop and spins are on a refresh timer so it’s always mixing it up.
  • Cars can be Official street cars, unique Hot Wheels cars, and even licensed and fun cars like the Delorean and Hotdog cars.
  • You can pay with in-game cash to refresh the store.
  • Split screen support for local races.
  • Quick mode solo lets you choose from the events – race, Time attack, Drift master, elimination, and waypoint.
  • Waypoint races are open locations where you follow arrows and look for checkpoints all whilst being timed.

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged Review Cons:

  • Hitting the walls is very abrupt and really does mess with you in a non-funing way.
  • So easy to go off the track.
  • The garage shows all DLC cars which is a bit off as it makes you think you own them.
  • The story is very throwaway.
  • Hitting barriers has horrible rag-dolling and controls.
  • The checkpoint for respawns is sporadic and mostly broken as it’s too far from where you actually crashed.
  • Blind box drop rates are poor with dupes a common event.
  • Jumps are fine but being able to see the need to jump in the first place is the issue.

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Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged:

Official website.

Developer: Milestone

Publisher: Milestone

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  • 8/10
    Graphics - 8/10
  • 8/10
    Sound - 8/10
  • 9/10
    Accessibility - 9/10
  • 9/10
    Length - 9/10
  • 8/10
    Fun Factor - 8/10


Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Turbocharged is a racing game with beautiful graphics and tight controls. It offers a variety of gameplay modes, including Hot Wheels creature rampage, quick modes, and online multiplayer. The game features six racing locations and a track builder that allows for creativity and sharing. The game also includes a livery editor and a shop to buy new cars with in-game money. Each car has unique base stats and can be customized with liveries, boost sound, and boost color. The game has an excellent soundtrack and fast loading times. However, there are some downsides such as abrupt collisions with walls, easy to go off the track, and sporadic checkpoints for respawns. Overall however this is a much better and more improved game than the last one with a lot more requested fixes and additions making its way into the game. It’s just a cool arcade racing experience and now is the definitive Hot Wheels game.

Jim Smale

Gaming since the Atari 2600, I enjoy the weirdness in games counting Densha De Go and RC De Go as my favourite titles of all time. I prefer gaming of old where buying games from a shop was a thing, Being social in person was a thing. Join me as I attempt to adapt to this new digital age!