Futuristic Racer Extreme-G 2 Is Back And It Isn't Pretty

Acclaim's Extreme-G 2 wasn't an exceptional futurist racing game, but I carry many fond memories of the 1998 Nintendo 64 release. Or I did, until Throwback Entertainment's Steam re-release broke them.

Now Extreme-G 2 is a pretty old game, and this is just a port and not some fancy retro remake, but it's a pretty atrocious port. No graphics settings outside of resolution, no controller support in menus (at least in my experience), framerate drops and an overall choppy feel.

But that's at 1920 x 1080. Try running it at 3840 x 2160 and shit really get messy.

This is a game that anyone with access to an N64 emulator can download and play smoothly at 4K, with better control over how the game looks, like the ability to go full-screen while maintaining the original 4:3 aspect ratio.

Extreme-G 2 is now available on Steam for $US7.99 ($11).


Comments

    I watched the video... that looks abysmal. It's totally broken.

    How did this pass QC? Like, seriously, who saw this and said "Yeah, that's good enough. Ship it."?

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