Raging Thunder 2

Raging Thunder 2

Posted On: November 15, 2010
Posted In: 3D, Arcade & Action, Games & Emulation, Paid Apps, Top 50


Even when I was a quite hardcore computer gamer in the mid-90s, I didn’t enjoy racing games that much. Sure, there were some exceptions, such as Destruction Derby, Need For Speed, Ignition and a few others. But I was mainly into first person shooters, adventure games, real-time strategy and role-playing games. I’m also a QWERTY, physical buttons kind of guy, and I’ve been a bit skeptical of games that are solely controlled by the accelerometer and/or touchscreen. To control a game by simply tilting the screen seemed too basic for me. That’s why I was surprised by the kick I got out of Raging Thunder 2!

The game features superb graphics (Polarbit calls it “console quality”) and there are tons of things going on visually all the time. You can capture items along each stage, such as speed boosts and cash. When you’re in the career mode, you can use the money you’ve earned to enhance the various aspects of your car by buying new parts for it, or you can purchase another vehicle altogether.

Raging Thunder 2 basically has all the different elements of a classic racing game. There’s multi-player support that lets you challenge Internet opponents, as well as other players locally (even cross-platform). When you play on your own, you can choose between five different game modes: time attack, survival, career, instant race and single race. Overall, both the music and the sound effects have a high standard. What I like most about Raging Thunder 2, though, and the main reason I keep playing it, is that Polarbit actually has managed to create a sense of speed. The accelerometer steering is superb as well, especially if you set the Tilt Sensitivity option to the maximum value. All in all, Raging Thunder 2 is a really entertaining title that I think is a worthy representative of Android gaming at the moment. Check out the video for an official demo, but the video doesn’t quite do the game justice since Raging Thunder 2 doesn’t look pixelated at all on my HTC Desire.