Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. Killer aerial shots, intense chases, and a rock-infused soundtrack make for a heart-pounding ride. [18 Oct 2002, p.124]
  2. The sad thing is that even when you use high res modes such as 1280*1024, you still don't get anywhere near the feeling of a true photo-realistic ambience...All things considered, NfS: HP2 is one heck of racing experience.
  3. The game has an all around solid polished look, and still manages to retain a steady frame rate without any slowdown.
  4. 78
    The physics are extremely arcade-based, which isn't a bad. The problem is, however, that the controls feel sluggish and the cars feel like they're pivoting around a pole running through their center.
  5. Not the best version of this really great game.
  6. It certainly is a good arcade-style driving game, but it's nowhere near as fun as the PlayStation 2 version.
  7. Overall I’m disappointed by the physics of this game.
  8. The ability to be the cop and call up backup such as the chopper and spike strips is a noble attempt but just not enough. They are fun to use but a few tweaks do not make a game.
  9. Too bad the lame Career modes can't match the rest of the game's quality. [Feb 2003, p.74]
  10. A moderately entertaining, albeit retrograde, arcade driving experience. [Jan 2003, p.112]
  11. While it's great to see it return to the PC after a three-year absence, it doesn't reach the heights of previous editions. [Feb 2003, p.67]
User Score

Generally favorable reviews- based on 86 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Nov 28, 2013
    Going to good graphics, Moderate to excellent cars, moderate realistic car damage and good driving physics. but has a bad gameplay and bad police chase that can boring the player. Full Review »
  2. Nov 1, 2013
    This game isn't all that great. Porsche Unleashed is much better. The graphics are nice but the tracks and races are boring. The two cons are that some races are way too long and get frustrating when you're just about done and crash, and the tracks don't have enough stretch to go fast. What's the point of simulating a 500hp+ car when there's not enough room to max it out? Just when you're about to pass 200mph there's a sharp turn and you have to go back to 80mph. I found that very disappointing. Also there's a chase camera which is underdeveloped, it hurts your eyes when you play in that mode. The cars never get damaged and there are no ramps to jump off. Play Porsche or Underground instead. Full Review »
  3. Aug 4, 2013
    Najslabiji Ned for Speed ikada, grafika okoline odlično izgleda, ali sama fizika vožnje je loša, i ne tako velik izbor automobila........................ Full Review »