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Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2

Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 by Electronic Arts Need for Speed: Hot Pursuit 2
by Electronic Arts

Platform: Xbox
ESRB Rating: Everyone
ASIN: B00006FWU7

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• Over 20 of the most coveted licensed exotics including the Lamborghini Murcielago and Ferrari 360 Spider
• Challenge, Hot Pursuit, Championship, Top Cop and Be The Cop modes
• Realistic environmental effects: dust storms, rain, brush fires, sun beams, and more
• Open world environments and shortcuts allow for intense off-road excitement
• For 1 or 2 players

From the Developer: Need For Speed: Hot Pursuit 2 stays true to the heritage of the NFS series by housing a stable of over 20 exclusive and exotic cars from the world's most coveted licensors including Ferrari, Porsche, and Lamborghini, to name a few.

The game includes a variety of open road environments that truly come to life, consisting of river crossings, waterfalls, beaches, volcanoes, and brushfires. Over 20 courses, some of which are more than 15 miles long, provide the widest variety of driving challenges. Animated drivers and cops give life to the drivers within the game, bringing added emotion to the world of these exotic super cars.

Become the king of the road by conquering numerous racing events, all carrying rewards such as cars, tracks, and high-performance model upgrades. The game challenges the driver to dodge traffic, police, and natural elements in high speed and high style--true NFS style.

Be the Cop mode lets players actually get behind the wheel of a police car and attempt to bust those pesky lawbreakers. For added multiplayer enjoyment, square off against a friend to see if justice can be served.

Customer Reviews:
NOT QUITE THERE YET, November 12, 2002
Reviewer: A 12-year old gamer
Need for Speed Hot Pursuit 2 is an ok game.
When looking at others reviews most disliked the game an didn't like it at all. This game is not that bad,I think I would go with Project Gothume, Sega GT 2,or maybe even GT 3 for Playstation 2. I would reccomend it to any one that likes racing cars or the show COPS. But I think there is one thing missing they don't have enough cars! This game only has about 10 to 15 cars while Project Gothume has about 23 cars. And GT 3 has about as many cars as there is in the world right now. One other thing if you don't like racing cars and prefer suping them up this game is not for you, and go with Grand Tusimo 3.

Terrible Game a 25 yr. old gamer, November 10, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from REDONDO BEACH, CA United States
This Game is the suckiest game ever! All Cars slide out like crazy ! Rip off game. All the cars are flying around jumpin around everywhere IT SUCKS NEVER BUY!

Not the best racing/driving game out there, November 10, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Wheaton, Illinois USA
I rented this game and played it quite a bit. It is not bad but the physics stink. Adding to what others mentioned. If I get spun around in a McLaren or any high horsepower RWD car in a tight area, why can't I stomp on it and blow the rear around to get going again? Why when I hit the wall instead of bouncing off the way I am traveling with momentum, I spin around the opposite direction? It's a fun game, but the frustrating physics just [ticked] me off too many times to actually go out and buy it. Looks like I am still going back and playing Gotham Racing and Rallisport Challenge which to me are still better driving/racing games. The only good thing about NFS is the cops chasing you.

Great Racing. Some issues., October 26, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Sweden
I went back to the store and exchanged this game once I realized there are a lot more issues with FPS than I initially thought, so this review has been edited by me. Playing the game straight for 8 hours, you won't notice anything about the FPS.

After a game of RalliSport Challenge, however, the FPS drawback is obvious. Back in Need for Speed, I felt like I was in a sailing-boat on the road. Driving 100+ mph, everything around me moved unrealistically slow.

As someone else mentioned, cars driving on the left hand side in US locales is quite annoying. And where on the world does the police drive Dodge Vipers? I need to get me a job there. Aside of that, it's pretty good racing. In 1st person view, it's good fun to ride the car. It responds rather well to the controls. But, enter FPS. FPS is a problem when many things happen at once. Those times, it can slow down to a crawl.... The second graphics problem is clipping. Cars are clipped in and out quite often, including police-cars. Summarize the clipping as: "now you see me, now you don't." It seems amateurish to release a game where FPS obviously can't handle peak-moments, and clipping is a major problem. At least on the PC, a patch could've been shipped. All that said, it can't take away from the game that it's pretty fun driving, provided that you play this game only. If you own other racing games, you won't stick around for this one very long because the FPS is too poor. Definitely not a keeper.

best racing game ever, October 25, 2002
Reviewer: randy lee richmond jr from van lear, kentucky United States
EA did a great job on making this game. i love it.

Good Racer, October 23, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Ogden, UT United States
I am a fan of the NFS series. I enjoy this game but for some reason I like older versions better. If you do like racing and running from cops (who doesn't!), or if you like being a cop, then you will not go wrong with this game.

The best game ever!, October 22, 2002
Reviewer: Rex Gunn from USA
I think that need for speed hot pursuit 2 is the best need for speed yet. i think it is a fun game to play and belove it or not it is also somewhat educatinaol. theches you about some spec. of the car. i think its a great game for any system.

Worth Buying!, October 17, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer
I had my doubts about this game, but I went ahead and bought from best buy. The game is a lot funner than I thought. The game is nice and arcadey, but with a realistic feel. not as arcadey as rush.

You start off with a few cars in single challenge mode, but as you work your way through the Hot Pursuit and Championship, you earn more and more points and can buy more cars with those points. There are many supercars to choose from like the Lamborghini Diablo, Lamborghini Murcielago, McLaren F1, Ferarri F50 and many others. The gameplay is fast and relatively easy. You get a good steady framerate at high speeds and the cops act realistic, maybe too much, at times. I have a few minor complaints, though. When you skid up against the side of something, its like there is superglue or the side of your car and you hit it or it messes you up. Also the po pos or police can be a little hard on you when you have a slower car as they constantly turn you around and make you run into walls, which can get unbearably annoying at times of high pressure like tournaments... The jump camera that comes on when you hit a high jump is fun to watch, though and if you hit something going fast enough you can really gets some good air. i recommend this game to anyone who likes a little arcadey racing.

THE BEST GAME EVER!, October 17, 2002
Reviewer: asif from CHICAGO,IL USA

It was better on the Play Station, October 11, 2002
Reviewer: A gamer from Lafayette, CO United States
I gotta say that I was looking foward to this title, and I bought it as soon as I saw it on the shelf. My wife and I were big fans of the game for the PS1, so we expected this version for the Xbox to be updated with better graphics, cars and tracks.


The graphics are terrible. It's hard to believe that Porsche Unleashed for my PC looks 100x better than this game, and the Xbox has a better graphics card inside it!

The physics for the cars are awful, vehical damage has been scaled WAY back as well.

The only thing I do like is the music. Can this be played as a CD?

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