Metascore
73

Mixed or average reviews - based on 11 Critics

Critic score distribution:
  1. Positive: 5 out of 11
  2. Negative: 0 out of 11
  1. 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.
  2. 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]
  3. Too bad the lame Career modes can't match the rest of the game's quality. [Feb 2003, p.74]
  4. Killer aerial shots, intense chases, and a rock-infused soundtrack make for a heart-pounding ride. [18 Oct 2002, p.124]
  5. 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.
  6. Overall I’m disappointed by the physics of this game.
  7. It certainly is a good arcade-style driving game, but it's nowhere near as fun as the PlayStation 2 version.
  8. 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.
  9. Not the best version of this really great game.
  10. A moderately entertaining, albeit retrograde, arcade driving experience. [Jan 2003, p.112]
  11. The game has an all around solid polished look, and still manages to retain a steady frame rate without any slowdown.
User Score
7.7

Generally favorable reviews- based on 99 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 24 out of 31
  2. Negative: 0 out of 31
  1. Evan
    Nov 18, 2005
    10
    Sick Game! Super fun in every way. Try using a steering wheel it is so much fun. The cops are way funner in this game than in the first one Sick Game! Super fun in every way. Try using a steering wheel it is so much fun. The cops are way funner in this game than in the first one because they arent perfect. The only thing that could make this better is if my computer didnt crash when i was 70% or so done. Full Review »
  2. Willmo
    Aug 7, 2003
    8
    Very cool graphics, wicked cars.
  3. EARACERTHENEED
    Mar 3, 2003
    9
    This is an awesome game buy IT NOW!