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Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited - Media Review

Posted in Features on June 1, 2002
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Jeep 4x4 EVO2
erminal Reality, makers of 4x4 EVO and 4x4 EVO2, worked with Jeep to create a game that focuses on the new Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. The previous off-road games that Terminal Reality designed used real makes and models of SUVs and trucks, as well as real aftermarket products, which gave the players the opportunity to build their ultimate vehicles to race with. This idea was the basis of the new Jeep game.

With Jeep 4x4 EVO2, you begin by custom-building a Jeep. The game is tied into the launch of the Wrangler Rubicon, but the game also includes three other Wrangler models, a Liberty Sport, a Grand Cherokee Limited, and a '42 Willys MB. Once you pick the Jeep you want to go off-roading in, you build it to your liking. The Rubicon will come with Dana 44s front and rear and a 4:1 transfer case, as it does on the game; options include skidplates, a Warn 9500i winch, a high-performance ECU, off-road lights, a tubular front bumper, and a bikini top. The other Jeeps in the game come with similar options, but the flatfender stays as-is, except for a choice of transmissions.

Once the Jeep is ready to hit the dirt, you are given several trails to choose from. As you finish trails in the allotted time, others are unlocked. Every time you stray too far from the trail, you receive a penalty for not Treading Lightly. The game starts at Jeep 101, where you get the gist of controlling the vehicle and climbing over and through obstacles. The additional trails include Silverton Pass, Baja Beach, the Rubicon, and Moab. Jeep 4x4 EVO2's renditions of these trails are amazingly accurate. Driving the Rubicon means going over Granite Bowl, through all three Sluice Boxes, and over Cadillac Hill. The Moab section is limited to five trails: Potato Salad, Fallen Rock, Cliff Hanger, Dump Bump, and Lion's Back. This game is a lot of fun to play and has excellent graphics and motion. It also gives you the chance to build and try out a new Jeep before spending a dime.

Further Facts: If you are interested in Jeep 4x4 EVO2, you can register at www.jeep.com for a free CD-ROM or you can download it directly from the Web site.

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