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All Game Modes in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbocharged

Get to racing in any one of these excellent game modes!
Hot Wheels Unleashed 2 Game Modes
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Is there anything quite like racing at high speeds around goofy tracks in Hot Wheels? You’ll have plenty to see and do while exploring all the game modes in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged, so let us help you figure out which one is right for you!

Every Game Mode in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged

Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged features a broad selection of game modes, like:

Quick Modes

Quick Modes include both Single-Player and Split Screen races across five different categories. You can race solo to learn the game or face off against a friend in head-to-head or cooperative split-screen gameplay.


The multiplayer mode in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged is the premier game mode, allowing you to choose between Quick Race or Mix Mode. The former is your average race against other competitors. The latter involves you and a single opponent battling head-to-head in three different race types.

Creature Rampage

If you don’t feel like a quick race or multiplayer event, Creature Rampage is the “campaign mode” of Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged. It includes approximately 10 hours’ worth of gameplay, split across five unique chapters. Each chapter features several unique races to finish and monsters to battle.

As part of the campaign, you also experience the Boss Race and Challenge Race game modes, which involve beating a boss and completing unique challenges, respectively.

Quick Race

If you have any experience with racing games, you know that a Quick Race is designed to get you behind the wheel and on the track the fastest. You jump straight into a multiplayer mode race against other players from across the globe, with standard rulesets in place, to battle it out for victory.

Drift Master

We hope you don’t get carsick easily! Drift Master involves twisting turns and winding roads, allowing smooth drifts to get ahead of the competition. But it’s not just a race. This is a challenge run unlike any other in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged. You must drift around tight corners and score Drift Points every lap to score big and win first place!

Time Attack

You’ve likely experienced Time Attack in old-school racing games. It’s a challenge race-type that involves beating the clock. On your first lap around the track, you set a record. On the second lap, you race a ghost version of yourself that you must beat. To win, you must do better than your best recorded time around the track.


A timer appears as you race around the track and count down to the inevitable. Once it hits zero, a select number of competitors are eliminated from the race. As you progress further into the match, the timer gets shorter, and more players are eliminated every round. The last one racing wins!


In Waypoint, you need to follow the indicated path to reach the next checkpoint in an adequate amount of time. If you follow the directions to the letter without becoming lost or confused, you will hit each checkpoint in the allotted timeframe and finish the race with a high score.

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What Game Mode Should You Play First in Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged?

We recommend starting your Hot Wheels Unleashed 2: Turbo Charged journey in Quick Modes, with Single-Player and Split Screen races. In the Single Player, you have a chance to explore the various race types, including a Quick Race, Time Attack, or even Drift Master.

Playing solo, while not as thrilling as multiplayer, offers an opportunity to learn the game’s controls and mechanics before diving into more competitive race types.

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