The PS2 and Xbox 360 versions are already screaming along further up the track, and the PS3 version is lining up on the grid for tomorrow, but the PC version of Juiced 2 is still around a month away, and THQ has released a demo version to try and sell you on its merits.
Available from all the usual players (3D Gamers, for instance), the 1.67GB demo features two tracks and a quartet of cars to race around them - the Nissan 350Z, BMW M3, Holden Monaro and Saleen Mustang. Single- and multi-player demos are already available on Xbox Live.
As Kristan explained in his Xbox 360 review, "It's a game which relies on that well-worn, but satisfying principle that you can throw your car into corners with abandon, easing off the throttle and then blasting forward when momentum straightens you up." We like that. "To its credit," he added, "Juice Games has nailed an accessible if lightweight drift handling system, and it's a hook that helps drag you through the game."
Which makes it sound good, even though he wasn't all that convinced by the overall game at the end. Still, that was then, and now you have a demo to help you make your own mind up. Or, if you've got a spare few minutes, you could hop over to the official website, a Flash-based monstrosity that stands out because it has a digital version of the game's cover-star, Ursula Mayes, wandering around telling you how the game works. How strange.
The full PC version of Juiced 2: Hot Import Nights is due out on 23rd November.