* BrokenBase: ''Test Drive Unlimited 2'' split the fanbase into two: one part says that the game, being full of (sometimes helpful) glitches and with an hard to master driving system, is SoOkayItsAverage; the other one says that it's one of the most revolutionary racing games of all time, and despite all the [[EightPointEight average reviews by game critics]], it's fun and is an unforgettable experience.
* CrowningMusicOfAwesome: And how. Both ''Unlimited'' and ''Unlimited 2'' have really memorable pieces; but the crown goes to ''Unlimited 2''. Its music is just spot-on for the game's feeling. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lV89s3FUOWc Here]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gvss3uhSKjw are]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=32ZSGAlRp78 a]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elUVRdEodXs few]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nmI6nPwJW5U examples.]]
** {{Trance}} music also gets its spotlight in ''Unlimited 2'', where it fits [[UpToEleven like milk with cookies.]] [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dF_Uhcr4Xn8 Paul van Dyk's "For an Angel"]] is '''the best song in the whole game'''.
** Hell, there's even Music/{{deadmau5}} in the soundtrack of ''[=TDU2=]''. Hello, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s80dentwJUs "Ghosts n' Stuff".]]
** There's even {{Dubstep}} in the soundtrack! Music/EllieGoulding, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fp1SHS36Pvc "Under the Sheets (Jakwob Remix).]] '''IT ROCKS.'''
* SidetrackedByTheGoldSaucer: Be forewarned when [[{{BribingYourWayToVictory}} unlocking]] the casino in the second game. You may spend more time on the BettingMiniGame[=s=] than you will driving your [[{{CoolCar}} car(s)]].
* ValuesDissonance: Tail missions, where your objective is to keep your car within range of another car that belongs to your passenger's girlfriend until she reaches her destination. Not exactly the worst thing you could do but something just feels wrong about doing it.
** Somewhat justified, as the reason you're following them is to see whether or not their partner is [[YourCheatingHeart cheating]] on them. Still weird that they'd rely on someone in an insanely expensive and loud supercar to be discreet when in reality it would just draw more attention than it's worth.
* UncannyValley: The avatars.