In 2019, I reviewed Monster Jam Steel Titans and felt it was middle of the road. I’m here now with the sequel, Steel Titans 2, and though I think: it’s an upgrade, and there are things the game does that make my time with it less than enjoyable. The initial presentation of colorful open worlds feels deceitful when you find out there mostly isn’t much to do within them. Overall, you find out quickly how much of a slog things are.
The moment I loaded Monster Jam: Steel Titans, I felt as if the developers were trying to reintroduce the Monster Jam concept to me. They plug you right into the Monster University mode and begin giving you tutorials on how to go about being a Monster Jam driver. It’s almost as if they knew I hadn’t played a Monster Truck game in over a decade, and I’ll say this, it was a nice return.