Race hundreds of tracks and finish the checkered lap first
Windows 8 / Windows Vista / Windows 7 / Windows XP
Trackmania 2 Valley is part of a long-running series of racing games. It is well known for its simulation and customization options. In fact, the ability to design tracks and share them with a community is one of the principal draws of the Trackmania games. Trackmania Valley does not disappoint in this respect, boasting a robust track editor and sharing mechanism.
Although it is an older game in the franchise, Trackmania Valley has all the core elements of the series. This makes it an excellent way to see if you like the style of the game. The racing element is a good balance between a simulation and an arcade setting. The game itself has good graphics and an excellent multiplayer component, both online and in local offline.
Valley does not bring a huge amount of additional innovation to the table that its predecessors, Canyon and Stadium, lacked. That is both good and bad. It is bad because fans of the series might see Valley as a skippable game. But newcomers can get into Valley without worrying that it is a major departure from the core elements of Trackmania that have made it popular. The most important aspects of Trackmania games are the multiplayer and the track editing, and that means the series has a robust and active community. This gives the game a lot of replay value and potentially unlimited custom content from other users.
Overall, Trackmania Valley is a worthy entry from the Trackmania series and is a great first Trackmania game for fans of racing games interested in the franchise. It runs on all modern operating systems, so there should not be any risk of it not being compatible with a computer running some type of Windows. Give it a shot to see how the Trackmania style feels. It has already captivated millions of long-time fans.