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
Buy On
  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. Entertainment Weekly
    83
    Killer aerial shots, intense chases, and a rock-infused soundtrack make for a heart-pounding ride. [18 Oct 2002, p.124]
  3. 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.
  4. Not the best version of this really great game.
  5. 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 125 Ratings

User score distribution:
  1. Positive: 77 out of 125
  2. Negative: 7 out of 125
  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!