Build it, race it, smash everything.
LEGO 2K Drive from 2K Games places you, new racer, in to the plastic brick seat of many racing circuits and competitions in a huge catalogue of rides where you aim to win.
To start out with you’ll need to select your character then go through the tutorial with the legendary Clutch Racington.
This gets you familiar with playing the game, working out menu options and customising your rides at Monkey’s Garage.
The tutorial is embedded in to the actual gameplay, and here it feels that the tutorial drags on, but as you’re actually playing through and progressing it’s not so much of a daunting introduction.
While you never leave the vehicle that you’re in, LEGO 2K Drive feels a little bit like am adventure game.
If you’re not within a race you can drive around the huge map and explore. Thankfully the developers; Visual Concepts enabled the waypoint set function within the map,
There are not only hidden goodies to discover, also side gigs that can net you bonus rewards.
Almost everything in the environment is destructible. It’s so satisfying to drive through obstacles and see them crumble in to their individual LEGO parts.
Your vehicle can go across multi-terrains.
If you’re in a hotted up race car and go off road your vehicle will automatically change to a buggy. Take a dip, no worries, you’ll instantly be transformed in to a boat.
Racing also takes place over these said differing terrains as well and there’s pick ups items on the tracks in every race.
Customisation will see you donning new parts, a paint job and more to your vehicles as you progress through the game’s objectives and build up a collection of vehicles.
LEGO 2K Drive while slated for the younger gamers is super fun and a title where to maximise that competitive feel you can take on other racers in multiplayer.
All of your progress is followed and broadcasted in-game via the ‘Awesome News Network’ (ANN) and for us older gamers a few, more adult orientated jokes are thrown in there.
LEGO 2K Drive is a massively huge game that has an endless replayable factor. a racing game literally for everyone.
Released: May 2023
Platforms reviewed: Xbox Series X|S
Developer: Visual Concepts
Publisher: 2K Games