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  • Summary: Juiced 2: HIN evolves the current street racing scene, letting players experience the culture of the real-life HIN tour, the nation's largest lifestyle custom car show in an intense racing experience. Featuring track and drift racing at real-world locations around the globe, next-gen AI and vehicle customization, Juiced 2: HIN brings street racing to life, allowing players to test their skills at live street racing events against a back-drop of DJs, fashion, models and musicians. New features include addictive drift/ powersliding races and "Driver DNA" that tracks gamers' personal driving traits. These profiles, along with the profiles of select celebrities will be available for download across all online gaming systems. Racing developer Juice Games has evolved the game-play in its online racing, giving players the power to create their car, assemble their crew and put it all on the line in intense pink slip and crew races. Gamers can bet cash on each event, bringing a gambling element to the game that greatly increases the importance of each race. [THQ] Expand
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 1 out of 6
  2. Negative: 1 out of 6
  1. Even though it doesn't deserve an award for innovation, as far as variety, track design, AI and long-term motivation are concerned, Juiced 2 is far ahead of the competition.
  2. Problems appear in the shape of tedious tracks, extremely simple physics model, infuriating loading times and unremarkable playability.
  3. An insecure game unsure of who wants to play it, but that's not to say it isn't fun. [Mar 2008, p.78]
  4. Cheap, brief, hard-to-control thrills. [Feb 2008, p.74]
  5. One of the two original ideas - betting on the outcome of the race - effectively nullifies any challenge, small as it were. Contrary to its overly hard predecessor, Juiced 2 allows the player to instantly bounce back from defeat using this easy money. The other somewhat original idea, the DNA that is supposed to store information about drivers' traits and skills, is a complete fiasco. Raising the stats of your driver has virtually no influence on the handling of the car and who gives a hoot about the skills of all those losers who are seen mostly in the rear mirror? Other than that, it's a lackluster Need for Speed clone. [March 2008]
  6. The only steering you'll be doing is steering clear. [Feb 2008, p.113]
Score distribution:
  1. Positive: 8 out of 19
  2. Negative: 10 out of 19
  1. DanielL.
    May 9, 2008
    10
    This game is NICE!!
  2. PaulM
    Mar 31, 2008
    10
    If you gave a great pc then this game rocks...far better then pro street but you need dual proc and at least 8800gt to run smooth.
  3. Jul 26, 2012
    8
    I used to love this game when i was younger, I liked the tuning system and pink slip also. It was hard enough for me but now i realise that its not so good as it felt, but i had much good experience with this. Expand
  4. JordiF.
    Dec 21, 2007
    4
    Decent graphics (nothing impressive) but it lacks support for steering wheel ... and you see xbox controls over all the gui ...lame.
  5. Hound
    Sep 11, 2009
    4
    Pros: Lots of choice, Slightly more mature feel, Good UI, good graphic "EFFECTS", Pink slipping, Crew system Cons: X-360port, Only X360 controller support, Poor scalable graphics, Terrible controls system, Ai is sub-par. Conclusion : Its a good attempt but it feels like an unfinished product they needed to give J2 alot more polish and that added with the fact this game has been released with only X360 controller support makes it all the worth while to avoid. 4/10 Expand
  6. [Anonymous]
    Dec 20, 2007
    3
    Nice graphics. But you can't play it with steering wheel. C'mon Juice Games and THQ, it's driving game and you can't play with steering wheel. That's why I play it 15 minutes to get desperately to options. When I found settings, I almous cried becouse Juiced 1 was so wonderful game, and it supported steering wheel! Expand
  7. jeme
    Jan 7, 2008
    0
    0 as for me its unplayable.
    I realy do not understand policy of not giving controller choice to customer.
    no wheel support? no joystick
    support?
    only keyboard or 360 pad for windows?
    How come I can drive years old NFS with my wheel and new Juiced I cannot?

    eat crap THQ. And next time put large red sign on DVD box - 'DRIVING GAME WITHOUT WHEEL SUPPORT'
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